Alex had been training and performance-coaching adults at IBM for ten years when she thought "If only I could do this for children - how powerful would that be?!" Within 12 months she was the proud owner of a Tutor Doctor Franchise in Surrey, centred in Guildford and stretching to the M25 and M3.
In just 2 years and 4 months, she has dealt with well over 500 young students who are now, not only better students attaining higher marks at school, they are also happier and more confident in themselves too – a skill for life.
For Alex, Tutor Doctor really is an extended family and this shines through when she says, “I haven’t yet met a colleague I wouldn’t gladly have as a friend; we are all motivated by the same passion to make a difference to others.”
Owning and running her Tutor Doctor franchise has been the biggest change for Alex since leaving corporate life. As an employed person, she was grateful for all the security and protection her role gave to her, but she did not have ownership of the overall role. Alex puts it best in her own words, “Now my future is down to me, the guaranteed security has gone but it has been replaced by something more wonderful and fulfilling: a genuine opportunity to do something that will positively influence a child’s life, and the feeling of Equal Business Stature with clients, fellow-franchisees and Head Office alike. My future is my own now, but with Tutor Doctor I’m guaranteed great company with truly decent people along the way".
Although Alex has overall responsibility for the running of her company and keeping the franchise standards high, she says that she couldn’t do this without the help of her husband Hugh who has a real talent and insight as an Education Consultant, and gets the young students to genuinely look forward to the starting of their tutoring with her team of certified tutors.
It is obvious from Alex’s enthusiasm that she clearly loves what she is doing and is not longing to return to corporate life, as far as she is concerned the only way is UP!
Roger Kennedy launched his Tutor Doctor business in Hitchin and Stevenage in January 2017.
Martin Browne has been running his Tutor Doctor franchise in Edinburgh since October 2016.
Leon Collins has been running his Tutor Doctor franchise in East London, for just five months, but already recognises that buying his franchise was one of the best decisions he’s ever made.
James Goody and Merri Applegate have traded in corporate roles to run their own Tutor Doctor business.
After relocating from Australia with his family teacher Matt Kerr has been running his Tutor Doctor business, in Bath, since November 2015.
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Mark and Joanna Butler started their Reading-based Tutor Doctor business in April 2014.
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Joyce wanted to have more flexibility and be able to work from home.
Mihir and Heena are hoping to continue their success and go on to travel and own a further 2 or 3 territories in Florida – "The more you put in the more you get out!"
Mihir and Heena had just got married and wanted to own their own business and a Tutor Doctors franchise was the answer.
I was so impressed with the high standard that I saw when we looked at becoming Tutor Doctor franchisees. What struck me the most was the level of professionalism
Meet successful Tutor Doctor franchisee Lesley Nicol from London
Medical doctors may no longer make house calls as a regular part of their daily routine, but for one new tutoring company, it is their lifeblood.
Tutor Doctor helps all ages in all subjects in the comfort of home.
Benefit from our successful one-on-one tutoring model that eliminates the need for high overhead costs associated with a traditional brick and mortar business.
Tutor Doctor franchisees benefit from the use of The Big Apple, a centralized customer relationship management (CRM) software system that assists with the ongoing coordination and management of the tutors. The Big Apple streamlines the client relationship process to increase the system's profitability.