In a last-minute push to finish the year with an 80-strong network of franchisees, Tutor Doctor welcomes four new business-owners to end 2018 with a bang. The latest recruits join the education franchise with an aim to empower students to achieve their full potential, as well as bringing work to their local communities.
Tutor Doctor attracts many individuals from all walks of life, not just those that have previous experience within education. What they do all possess, however, is the desire to build a profitable and scalable business for the long term – whilst proving to be a catalyst in developing learning for students. Combine this with the extreme sense of personal satisfaction and it’s easy to see why the UK network has doubled in size in the last five years.
“I am a strong believer that everybody deserves to have great work satisfaction and lead a long and fulfilling life,” say Angela Saunders, who launched her franchise in Warwick at the beginning of November. “After 29 years working in the corporate world, I started to feel that I needed more work satisfaction. I wanted to be able to come home and say, ‘I really helped somebody to achieve their academic, career and life goals today!’”
Angela found Tutor Doctor after her own daughter, Charlotte, became a tutor for a nearby franchisee. After seeing the satisfaction Charlotte took from tutoring others, Angela looked up the brand and realised that, not only was Tutor Doctor a franchise opportunity, but that their vision and mission to really help others was totally aligned with her own. Passionate about having a positive impact on student’s learning, Angela realised the potential of a business designed to give children the best possible start in life.
“As a Tutor Doctor franchisee, I have the control to create a positive influence on so many people. Not only our students, but their parents and our tutors too. Customer satisfaction is a big focus whilst at training. It provided each of us with a holistic approach to operating a successful business, with an emphasis on providing an excellent learning experience to our students.”
The UK’s private tutoring market, which is estimated to be worth £2 billion per year, currently tops the bill in Europe. The proportion of students receiving private or home tuition has increased by more than 30% over the course of the last decade, something that Tutor Doctor is able to capitalise on. The opportunity is thriving which, in turn, presents a desirable business venture for those looking to enter the sector.
Aylesbury-based franchisee, Mark Cawood, was drawn towards Tutor Doctor as he truly believes that it helps develop the skills of students. After 31 years in his previous role, he knew that it was time to be in control of his own destiny. Mark started looking into investing into a franchise after discovering that it can offer a better support programme and training to get the business running successfully.
“Like many others, I wrongly assumed that you had to come from the education industry to be part of Tutor Doctor. It kept popping up, so I eventually started a conversation and that’s when I became aware of the exceptional franchise model in a very strong and growing sector. I knew that the satisfaction of changing the development of a child’s learning would be immense.”