Many of us have used the services of a personal tutor at some point in our educational journey. In fact, at least 25 percent of UK pupils have attended a session with a private tutor at some point, and a large proportion of this percentage stems from London. Hiring a tutor is a great way for us to get a more personalised learning experience and gain a more in-depth understanding of a subject.
It has been found that there are currently around one million private tutors operating in the UK (Tutor House) and that the lucrative industry is valued at around £2 billion (Superprof). Therefore, despite the uncertainty of Brexit and the economic climate, parents are still eager to pay for extra educational services for their children.
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Why are tutoring services so popular?
52 percent of people who seek out personal tutoring services do so for help with exam preparation. Whereas, a much smaller 13 percent do it simply because they find a subject intriguing (Superprof).
Another main factor in personal tuition becoming increasingly popular and more of a norm is drastic changes to the education system. Many official exams, including A-levels and GCSEs, are getting more difficult. Therefore, parents are happy to part with their hard-earned cash to ensure that their kids stay top of the class or don’t struggle to adapt to the changes inherent in the system.
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Then, on top of these reasons, there are more general advantages to receiving personal tuition. For starters, one-to-one tuition or tuition in small groups means that students who lack confidence can come out their shell more and fully immerse themselves in their work. The learning process, in theory, should also be more efficient, as there will be fewer students there to distract them.
Personal tuition is also a good way to students to increase students’ confidence. This can then be applied to the classroom environment at a later date. With lessons being personally customised to each tutee, they can have their individual needs catered to. So, tutors can use their students’ personal abilities to set the pace and lesson objectives. For this reason, personal tutors are often used to help students who are in between grade boundaries or struggling to reach their target.
Personal Tutor Business
Now that we’ve taken a look at the industry and the advantages of tutoring for students, you might be thinking about starting your own business with a franchise. With the tutoring industry, you can choose how many hours you do. It could be that you want a bit of extra income on the side or you might want to dedicate yourself completely to launching a booming tutoring business. Regardless of how you make it work for you, it is evidently a rewarding business venture, where you can have a direct impact on young minds.
One of the advantages of starting a personal tutor business is, as long as there are school children or people of a range of ages wanting to hone their skills on a particular topic, your services will be in demand. There is a large range of subjects you can offer, from biology to guitar to mandarin to politics.
The nature of tutoring means that word of mouth is great way to get your brand known in the local area. If you provide a well organised and delivered tutoring service to a few children from the same school, it won’t take long until the parents are talking and recommending you. This is a great form of free marketing for your new business!
Starting a personal tutor business with a franchise has numerous benefits compared to launching an independent start up business. You can make the most of an established franchise’s proven business model and existing customer base. If they’ve already got pool of students that come to them for tuition and have been operating for a good few years, you should be able to hit the ground running and start seeing profits much sooner.
A franchise that is well known across the UK will convince parents that it has financial security and follows the curriculum closely.
Tutoring Franchise Opportunities
Our UK franchise directory currently has lots of tutor businesses looking to expand their franchise network. Consider three of our best opportunities below.
This franchise provides tutors to homes, schools and local authorities, and gives potential franchisees the choice of tutoring, managing a team or mixing both. When you invest in this franchise, you can look forward to a business model that is unique and makes providing tuition services to a broad client base possible. This, in turn, should mean you can capitalise on revenue opportunities.
This franchise opportunity is incredibly flexible, not only with the role you wish to take in the franchise, but also how many hours you choose to put in and whether you want to work from home. Subjects offered include academic subjects like Maths and English, as well as alternative courses like musical instrument tuition.
The franchisor has a wealth of experience in the industry and business sectors and will provide comprehensive training and ongoing support. Principle Tutors will also take an active role in providing marketing support and helping your business thrive. An operations manual will be provided that will cover all aspects of running your business.
If you’re interested in this opportunity, you need to make a minimum investment of £995. Head to its client page here for more details on this new franchise opportunity.
Tutor Doctor is a frontrunner in the home-based tutoring sector. There are currently over 640 units across five continents, with over 350,000 tutors and millions of hours taught. Therefore, you can rest assured that you are joining a franchise with a strong global presence.
When you become a Tutor Doctor franchisee, you will have access to 80 hours of online training. This will the be followed by seven days of intensive training, a launch support programme, annual conferences, regional meetings and much more.
In order to invest in this fast-growing franchise, a minimum investment of £29,700 and a total investment of £34,700 is required.
Becky Martin, Point Franchise ©