With young people and parents under increasing pressure for good grades in school and college, tutoring services are on the rise across the UK. With over 40% of pupils in London having had private tuition at some stage and the industry valued at around £2 billion a year, the sector is a particularly lucrative one to be getting involved with right now.
Tutoring is of particular interest to parents hoping to send their children to grammar schools, which often have particularly rigorous 11-plus entrance examinations. These parents often ensure that their children are tutored for this at least a year in advance, meaning that, even outside of key exam seasons, there is a constant flow of children waiting to be tutored.
The great thing about getting involved with tutoring franchises is that tutors are in good supply and can be found all around the country. Every region in Britain has a decent university within its proximity and with it hundreds of eager students and postgraduates hoping to impart their knowledge to a younger generation alongside their studies.
Indeed, organisations such as Explore Learning are a great example of the extensive reach that tutoring franchises can have. With over 124 centres across the UK, Explore Learning Centres are there to provide help to younger children with maths, English and 11-plus guidance. Tutors are able to gain experience with children and can work flexibly, meaning potential candidates are in good supply and many top minds can be selected.
Mathnasium UK, First Class Learning, MagiKats Maths and English, and Tutor Doctor are just some more examples of companies currently looking for franchisees.
Another fantastic thing about a tutoring franchise is that tutors, pupils and parents are able to rest assured that the company name is a trusted one. It also means that the business can have a degree of financial security and follow guidelines about curriculum and other elements of the education sector.