Hometown: Baton Rouge
When Craig Gehring made perfect scores on the ACT and SAT while a junior at Baton Rouge Magnet High School, the calls started coming in. “Parents were calling the receptionist [at the school] trying to book me. It was like they were treating [her] as my tutoring receptionist,” he says.
Gehring found his calling training students to earn their best scores on standardized tests.
He started MasteryPrep, which provides prep materials and tutoring, at the Louisiana Tech Park more than a year ago. Now he’s ready to take it into schools nationwide, implementing sales teams in more than a dozen states. And they’re thinking big, with proposals in the works for public school systems in places such as Detroit and Chicago.