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Summary
Tutor Doctor is a leader in providing one-on-one supplementary education to students & adults through offering in-home tutoring to families.

Tutor Doctor

  Opportunities:
In the UK
  Business Type:
Franchise
  Minimum Investment:
£29,700
  Training Provided:
Yes
  Home-based:
Yes
  Part time:
Yes

Company Overview

Tutor Doctor provides one-to-one in-home supplementary education for all ages, subjects and abilities, including: primary, SATs, 11+, common entrance, GCSE, AS/A2 Level, degree subjects, learning difficulties and languages. Most importantly, our CRB-Checked tutors are matched by skill-set, personality and aptitude to the student they are tutoring, based on information gathered during our free consultation service. Whether it’s for exams and revision techniques, building confidence or helping students that are falling behind, individual private tutoring is the answer.

Franchise Overview

Tutor Doctor started in 2000 and started franchising in 2003. We are currently listed as Franchise #107, Top 30 Fastest-Growing and #1 in one-to-one education category in the Franchise 500 rankings. We operate in UK, Ireland, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Canada, US, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Panama, Colombia and are about to launch in Switzerland and South Africa. We have over 370 franchised territories in the hands of about 220 franchisees. In the UK, we have approximately 40 franchised territories.

Training

- 80 hours of online pre-training, typically takes about 6 weeks to complete- 6 consecutive and intensive days of training in Toronto, Canada- Jump Start Programme (12-week post-training programme)- Weekly global franchisee call- Annual Tutor Doctor conference- Field training - UK field-based support- Advance training on business ownership- Ongoing operations and technical support- Business development support- Regional UK meetings

Daily Life of a Franchisee

A day starts at 8-9am at a home-based office, following up on emails and organising the agenda. Before noon is when parents start calling about tutoring. From around noon to 2pm is when matching of tutors and students is done, plus one or two tutor interviews. From 3-7pm is when home consultations are done. This consultation evaluates the requirements of the student so we can assign the right tutor.

Full Description


Work from home with everyday flexibility!

As a prominent leader in the multi-billion pound industry of private tutoring, Tutor Doctor is experiencing one of the fastest growing international expansions of any educational company in the history of franchising. With 16 countries, 500+ franchises and 400 locations around the world, Tutor Doctor has changed the lives of 270,000+ people by helping them with their academic goals. This is accomplished by utilising a unique one-to-one tutoring approach that matches students with professional tutors based upon the students’ individual needs.

Tutor Doctor’s approach to education enables students of any age to get help with any subject  whether they require remedial attention or academic enrichment. 

While each year Tutor Doctor has continued to grow at unprecedented rates, it is the commitment to the core philosophy – every child can learn, but not every child learns the same way – that remains the source of Tutor Doctor’s success.

Tutor Doctor has been widely recognised as a leader in the private tutoring industry being ranked the number one in-home tutoring franchise worldwide by Entrepreneur Magazine and winning the Child’s Magazine’s Parents Choice Award in 2010, 2011, and 2013 and the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities, National Minority Franchising Initiative.

Customers Love Tutor Doctor!

With over one million tutoring sessions completed, Tutor Doctor has changed the lives of countless students. From the student who wants to be an engineer, but struggles with maths, to the student who isn’t being challenged in school and has been encouraged to tap into their full potential, Tutor Doctor’s individual approach helps students achieve their goals in academics and life. It’s because of this that 95% of our customers would recommend Tutor Doctor to others.

Proven Business Model

No background in education required! 

Tutor Doctor franchisees, who manage a team of professional tutors and work on the business rather than in it, follow an award winning home-based business model that requires no educational background to operate. The Tutor Doctor franchise low overheads produces an excellent return on investment while franchisees enjoy the fulfilment of making a difference in their communities.

83% of Tutor Doctor Franchisees come from backgrounds other than education!

In fact, 25% of Tutor Doctor’s franchise community has a background in financial services, IT, manufacturing, and healthcare. From housewives to leaders in their industries (eg. ex-president of Boeing), Tutor Doctor franchisees have three common desires:

  1. To own a business that offers flexibility and control over their lifestyle
  2. To feel passionate about they do
  3. To have control over their income

Work from home! 

Tutor Doctor franchisees enjoy flexibility in their lifestyle, have full control over their work schedule and enjoy the fulfilment of owning a business that makes a difference in the lives of families in their communities. By following the home-based business model, Tutor Doctor franchisees build a team of tutors and strong customer base with no ongoing overhead costs.

Why Is The Private Tutoring Market Booming?

Private tutoring is growing by leaps and bounds and it is now the fastest growing segment in the education industry! Today’s parents are increasingly turning to tutors to supplement their children’s regular education or to compete for competitive university entrances. Consider this: In the UK alone, the tutoring industry is valued at £6 billion a year, according to The Daily Telegraph.

That’s more than what the entire Las Vegas Strip casino industry generates on an annual basis. Moreover, the Telegraph recently published an article about ‘super tutors’ earning up to £1,000 per hour, while CNN aired a programme on celebrity tutors who were making over US$1 million (approximately £620,000) in yearly earnings.

More interestingly, market research specialist Global Industry Analysts has released a study stating that the global private tutoring market will surpass US$102.8 billion (approximately £64 billion) by 2018 and US$123.8 billion (approximately £77 billion) by 2020. That’s an extraordinary 20 per cent growth in just two years. 

So with no evident market leader, extremely high fragmentation, explosive growth and recession resistance built in, the tutoring market in the UK, as a business opportunity, is positioned for massive success, but only if planned professionally and with scalability. Enter Tutor Doctor.

Comprehensive Support

As a Tutor Doctor franchisee, you will have access to the most cutting edge business practices and technology, and be supported by a world-class team, including:

  • Initial training – hundreds of hours of in-class and online training.
  • Ongoing support – a team of dedicated Tutor Doctor personnel will help you build the business of your dreams. 
  • Marketing support – proven lead generation strategies that make the phone ring and quickly establish Tutor Doctor within your local community.
  • Big Apple operating system a proprietary internet-based software designed specifically for you to be able to run your Tutor Doctor franchise from your home.

Multiple Revenue Streams

Tutor Doctor’s individual approach to private tutoring meets the needs of any student, of any age, for any subject. This comprehensive method opens a number of high-margin revenue streams for Tutor Doctor franchisees to pursue:

Academic Tutoring

  • Maths
  • Science
  • Languages
  • Language Arts/Humanities
  • Working directly with schools and local authorities
  • Entrance Examination Preparation

Adult Education 

  • College and University Level Courses
  • Exam Preparation
  • Employment Skills
  • English as a Foreign Language

E-Tutoring

  • Leveraging technologies to deliver the ideal solution for each student

Special Needs

Life skills

Interested?

If you’re a motivated, people-oriented person who wants to own a business that enables you to have more flexibility in your life, work from home, make a difference in your customers’ lives and have control over your income, then we want to talk to you. Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch!

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Full Legal Company Name
Tutor Doctor
HQ Address

2070 Codlin Crescent, Unit 1, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 7J2, Canada

Telephone
0208 133 0608
Contact
Dru Carpenito
BFA Membership
None
Company overview

Tutor Doctor provides one-to-one in-home supplementary education for all ages, subjects and abilities, including: primary, SATs, 11+, common entrance, GCSE, AS/A2 Level, degree subjects, learning difficulties and languages. Most importantly, our CRB-Checked tutors are matched by skill-set, personality and aptitude to the student they are tutoring, based on information gathered during our free consultation service. Whether it’s for exams and revision techniques, building confidence or helping students that are falling behind, individual private tutoring is the answer.

Training

- 80 hours of online pre-training, typically takes about 6 weeks to complete- 6 consecutive and intensive days of training in Toronto, Canada- Jump Start Programme (12-week post-training programme)- Weekly global franchisee call- Annual Tutor Doctor conference- Field training - UK field-based support- Advance training on business ownership- Ongoing operations and technical support- Business development support- Regional UK meetings

Business Type
Franchise
Franchise Overview

Tutor Doctor started in 2000 and started franchising in 2003. We are currently listed as Franchise #107, Top 30 Fastest-Growing and #1 in one-to-one education category in the Franchise 500 rankings. We operate in UK, Ireland, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Canada, US, Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Panama, Colombia and are about to launch in Switzerland and South Africa. We have over 370 franchised territories in the hands of about 220 franchisees. In the UK, we have approximately 40 franchised territories.

Home Based
Yes
Daily Life of a Franchisee

A day starts at 8-9am at a home-based office, following up on emails and organising the agenda. Before noon is when parents start calling about tutoring. From around noon to 2pm is when matching of tutors and students is done, plus one or two tutor interviews. From 3-7pm is when home consultations are done. This consultation evaluates the requirements of the student so we can assign the right tutor.

Training Provided
Yes
Min Investment
29700
Part Time
Yes
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