The desire to run a business which not only addressed a growing need in the local community but also provided a valuable service for local families prompted Mark and Joanna Butler to start their Reading-based Tutor Doctor franchise in April 2014.
With Mark’s successful career in international stock photography and Joanna owning her own podiatry practice they decided to utilise their varied business experiences and look for a new venture.
"We started looking around for other business opportunities. We were looking for a recognised brand with a proven business model. We also wanted something which would get us more engaged with the local community. Subsequently we looked at a number of franchise businesses but Tutor Doctor leapt out," said Mark.
"Since joining the franchise we have found the training, support and marketing activity to be very good indeed. Having control of our own business and making a real difference in the local area has been great. We now have a bank of over 50 tutors and our aim is to become the largest supplier of tuition services in Berkshire. Quality control is very important to us and we meet and interview every tutor in person so we can link them to the right student.
Demand locally has been tremendous. At present my wife and I run the business but we are growing quickly and intend to bring in two or three support people in the next few months. The franchise has exceeded our expectations but anyone joining the business needs to do it for the right reasons. You have to have a passion for the service you are providing to the local community. You also need to be outgoing as you have to be good at marketing your business through local events and promoting the brand. We have clients ranging from primary school pupils through to corporate businesses and we have had fantastic feedback on how professional, friendly and helpful our tutors have been," concluded Mark.
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.
Based in Lancashire Dominic Stone has seen his Tutor Doctor business grow by up to 60% year on year since starting in June 2010.
Rob Kerrison and his wife run their Tutor Doctor business in Cambridge and Rob tells us how they started.
Not content with one Tutor Doctor franchise Joyce Batten has taken on another three territories under the company’s 'Empire Builder' programme.
With some uncertainty at work Alan and Rachel started to seriously look into the possibility to running their own Tutor Doctor business.
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!"
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?"
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
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Daphne enjoys Tutor Doctor’s business model as it allows her to spend quality time with her family, while making a contribution to the education of other local youngsters.
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.
Benefit from Tutor Doctor's successful one-on-one tutoring model that eliminates the need for high overhead costs associated with a traditional brick and mortar business.