“When you see the results and pride in a student’s eyes after they had almost given up on themselves brings tears to your eyes,” says Daphne Engelken, Tutor Doctor franchisee.
Tutor Doctor offers one-to-one, individually tailored, tutoring in the home, offering services to students of all ages seeking support in any subject.
“It’s the most fulfilling thing I’ve ever done, other than having my exquisite daughter,” says Daphne and that’s saying a lot for someone who has already done so much with her busy young life. Daphne studied entrepreneurship, sales and marketing in college. She then worked in retail business development for several companies and receiving a number of awards in business management along the way.
“I’ve always developed strong successful businesses for others and knew it was now my turn,” says Daphne. Mother of a 13 year old, 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.
The word “powerful” is a perfect way to describe Daphne’s business growth. “I have gone from being a ‘One Woman Band’,’ fourteen months ago, to having two people in administration and 30 tutors in my network. We are always recruiting and interviewing new tutors to keep our supply fresh and talented.”
Working from home, however, is not without its challenges. “The most difficult part is that my family doesn’t always respect that I’m working when I’m working.” Still, she says, “Building a reputation and brand in a small community has been exciting and rewarding.” Daphne’s advice to other mothers, thinking of starting a new career working from home is simple. “Do it! Embrace it! Have Fun!” she says enthusiastically.
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.
Mark and Joanna Butler started their Reading-based Tutor Doctor business in April 2014.
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
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