StudySpot is offering individuals the opportunity of licensing the StudySpot brand, coaching materials and use of the StudySpot website in order to create and build a personal Academic Coaching business.  For 19 years we have  provided Academic Coaching in Toronto and believe our service can be as successfully applied in other communities across Canada.  Licensing is the most effective and efficient way to start your own service and allow others to benefit from this emerging and important form of academic support.

Licensing vs. Franchising

There is often confusion between licensing a brand and franchising a business, so I will try my best to distinguish between the two.  Licensing is getting permission to use a brand and/or materials that you would not otherwise be allowed to use due to trademark and copy-write infringement.  Licensing agreements are typically far less expensive than franchises and do not dictate the terms by which a licensee must run his or her business.  Franchising a business includes the ability of a franchisee to use a company’s brand and materials/products, but in addition, the franchisee must adopt the franchisor’s business model with processes and procedures that the franchisee must strictly adhere to.  There is little flexibility and the fees and royalties can be substantial.

For those seeking a business opportunity in education, a StudySpot license is an excellent opportunity to create a rewarding, profitable service with little overhead and flexible hours.  Ideal for those with a background in education, experience working with students, and who have an entrepreneurial spirit.   For professionals who already provide educational support to students and families,  a StudySpot license will allow you to add Academic Coaching to your current services.   StudySpot materials and website will provide you the ability to get up and running quickly and facilitate the hiring and training of coaches to deliver an effective and consistent service.

Why StudySpot?

StudySpot is able to guide you through the process of setting up your academic coaching service. Among many other benefits, you can expect:

  • License to use a trademarked and established brand, and a website with excellent search engine rankings.
  • Access to all resources including use of our Study Skills Manual, Student Workbooks, Coach’s Training Manuals, marketing material, and administrative forms and documentation.
  • Support on the technology to help manage your coaches’ scheduling, customer information and accounting.
  • A protected territory, city or region.
  • In-person training on use of the materials and supporting processes.
  • Low, fixed licensing fees.  No royalties or percentage of revenue.

Coaching vs. Tutoring

There are countless tutoring companies offering the same subject specific content help with very little to distinguish between them.  However, StudySpot is one of the few, if not the only opportunity for those who recognize that core learning skill development is the best way to help a student succeed in the long run.  Academic Coaching offers a distinct and better option for many students, especially those in middle school and high school, as academic coaching focuses on the importance of learning and practicing core organization and study skills.   There is a growing appreciation for the need to help students who struggle with weak executive functioning.  Academic Coaching has increasingly become a sought after form of support for adolescents who have been diagnosed with a learning disability or attention deficit.

The coaching relationship is a personal and collaborative one that typically lasts a school year, and often longer.  Beyond the executive skills and academic skills, you will address issues of confidence, their belief systems, and provide them a safe place from which they can gather strength and build their self-esteem.  A rewarding experience indeed!

Contact us to learn more!

We understand that investing time and resources into a business opportunity is a big decision. We are happy to explore a academic coaching license with you and see if it’s the right fit for you and your community.  ​If this sounds like an opportunity you may want to pursue, please fill out our information request form today.


What people are saying about us

  • I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.

    Chieko(mother of grade 10 student)
  • Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.

    David(father of grade 12 student)
  • Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.

    Sharon(mother of grade 8 student)
  • Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.

    Sandora(mother of grade 12 student)
  • Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.

    Barbara(mother of grade 11 student)