Tutor Doctor franchiseHow learning hits home
Tutor Doctor is a leader in providing one-on-one supplementary education to students & adults through offering in-home tutoring to families.
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About Tutor Doctor
Experience the education boom with Tutor Doctor
Since March 2020, students around the world were thrown into distance learning - parents became teachers, all while trying to work from home and schools switched to zoom classrooms overnight. School disruptions have affected so many students in many different ways. And while students have shown so much resilience, we are in an education crisis that will have a ripple effect for years to come – impacting students’ academic gains, well-being, and economic prospects. In fact, the Sutton Trust estimates a net loss of £1.5 billion for just one year group in England due to school closures.
The Global Private Tutoring market is projected to reach $200 billion by 2026 – this is no surprise as we see more and more parents turn to tutoring to supplement their children’s' education.
We are very proud that 2 out of the 29 National Tutoring Programme (NTP) approved tuition partners are Tutor Doctor franchisees
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So, what sets Tutor Doctor apart?
- Our service is highly personalised. A one-size-fits-all strategy isn’t what we do. We carefully match tutors to students and have a creative approach tailored to each child.
- We are local. Our franchise owners build partnerships, support local schools and positively impacting their local communities.
- More than tutoring. From our X-Skills Programme, equipping students with vital life skills, to regular session reports keeping parents up to date, to our recruitment process bringing in only the best tutors - we do so much more than homework help. We are also an active Corporate Member of The Tutors’ Association, working closely with them to further the tutoring profession and standards in the UK.
But don’t just take it from us - over 3000 families have rated us 4.9 on Google.
"Tutor Doctor has given me the opportunity that I was looking for. I love being able to see children and young people achieve their full potential in every way - whether it be academic or personal. Seeing results, making families happy is very rewarding to me. But not only that, it has enabled me to spend more time with my own family. I regularly take my children to and from school, so it's had an overwhelmingly positive impact on my family life too." Amrit Rahi-Deogun, Tutor Doctor Greenwich
Training and support provided
We have unparalleled training, tools, and support for long-term success. Our proven system for franchisee success includes our intensive training programme which includes:
- 80 hours of online training (pre-training)
- 7 intensive days of training
- Launch support programme – (1 year)
- 2 site visits from your Launch Support Specialist
- Weekly global franchisee call
- Annual conferences
- Field coach
- Regional meetings
- Ongoing training and support
- Individual coaching
- Proprietary software.
The Financial Info:
You can start a Tutor Doctor franchise for as little as £33,000, and this includes:
- Our proprietary business technology
- Robust coaching structure
- Ongoing support and development.
- Our proven process for tutor recruitment
- Our tutor onboarding process
- A localised marketing strategy
- A robust system for Learning & Development
- Support from our partner PR agency
There is an eight per cent royalty fee on gross sales and a two per cent national marketing and branding fee.
Working from home your overheads will remain low as there are no premises, equipment, leases or inventory involved. Tutor Doctor will assist you in generating leads, and can also connect you to its lead generation partners who can help you get your business off the ground.
Expected returns after two years vary, however, Tutor Doctor insists that it is its priority to give you as much support as you need to turn your franchise into a profitable and successful business. Moreover, field research has revealed that franchisees following its proven model consistently have enjoyed high, and early returns, as well as compounding recurring revenues.
At Tutor Doctor, we believe that freedom shouldn’t come with unbearable risks. Our franchise owners, representing over 730 units in 16 countries, get the career freedom they crave without the enormous weight of going out on their own.
The ideal Tutor Doctor franchisee
If you're a motivated, people-oriented person who wants to own a business that enables you to have more flexibility in your life, work from home, make a difference in your customers' lives and have control over your income, then we want to talk to you.
Franchisees come from all walks of life, in fact, 83 per cent of its franchisees come from backgrounds other than education. Tutor Doctor is looking for someone with drive and desire. The whole mission of Tutor Doctor is to change the trajectory of students’ lives.
"The values of Tutor Doctor completely align with those of my own. The advantages and the opportunity to succeed are significant. There is such a positive market for home tutoring in the UK, so I created a long-term plan to expand across London. Within two years, my team had grown the business from three territories to covering nine areas of Central and South West London. I'm proud of how far we have come, and I'm determined to take it even further - with Tutor Doctor's expertise, I know that is possible!"
David Boddy, Tutor Doctor Central S Southwest London
Join our award-winning franchise today!
If you’re passionate about impacting students’ lives, serving your local community and want to build a successful business, now is the time to invest in a Tutor Doctor franchise!
We hold the title as the #1 education franchise in the UK, and have been listed in the Elite Franchise Top 100 every year since its inception. And what’s more, Tutor Doctor was Highly Commended in the Best Children’s Services & Education Franchise at the 2021 Global Franchise Awards.
There’s an opportunity to be seized both now, and in the future. We truly believe that we can be part of that catalyst for change… would you care to join us?
Tutor Doctor's history
Tutor Doctor is a leading private in-home tutoring service founded in 2000 by John Hooi, after the realisation that the classroom setting is not the optimal learning environment for each student; they started franchising in 2003. Pictured is Frank Milner, Tutor Doctor CEO since 2007.
Tutor Doctor still holds the title as the best education franchise in the UK; being placed within the top 15 in the Elite Franchise Top 100 for both 2020 and 2021. Plus Tutor Doctor was Highly Commended in the Best Children's Services & Education Franchise at the 2021 Global Franchise Awards.
Tutor Doctor is aimed to address the unique learning style of each individual student in order to help them improve their performance and learning skills.
Tutor Doctor first conducts free consultations with the students in order to evaluate the possible tutor-student relationship, and build a customised map for the student’s success. This approach has proved effective as Tutor Doctor has become one of the most successful and fastest-growing education franchises on the market.
So far, Tutor Doctor has helped over 300,000 individuals succeed with its tutoring services and 95 per cent of customers would recommend it to others, earning it an excellent reputation in the field of private tutoring. It now has over 720 units in 16 countries and over 350 franchisees.
Embracing education with open arms
From a young age, Ash Obhrai had been surrounded by educators. With his father as a GCSE Maths examiner, mother as an A-Level Art & Design teacher and aunt as a successful primary school teacher, it was only a matter of time before he too would venture into academia. After working as a tutor alongside his corporate career for 15 years, he decided to turn the tables and launch his own Tutor Doctor business in 2017.
“It was one day when my parents made me realise how fulfilling working in education would be,” said Ash. “They were responsible for changing the lives of students every single day, whilst I was working in the corporate world and it didn’t bring anything close to that same level of satisfaction. I knew I wanted to make a transition into something that would provide a greater sense of achievement – at Tutor Doctor, I get that every single day.”
Ash’s corporate career began when he graduated from UCL with an M.Eng in Electronic Engineering with Medical Electronics, taking him into various sectors including retail, traveller marketing and finance. It was from there that he moved into an international role, managing global luxury retailers such as Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Samsonite. This was when the conversation with his father happened.
Having also attempted to launch his own tutoring agency, Ash realised that the franchising route would give him a better chance of success. Tapping into the franchisors’ knowledge, combined with the wealth of experience that typically comes with a franchise network, he knew that his skills would allow him to truly thrive.
“I’ve always had a passion for caring for others and wanted to run my own business, meaning it was a toss-up between a care or education franchise. It came down to having past experience with tutoring and continuing with my family’s passion for children too. After thorough research of which organisations fit my personal values best, Tutor Doctor was the only one. My wife Shilpi was also very encouraging and supportive, wanting to manage the recruitment arm of the business.”
Tutor Doctor is the fastest-growing in-home tutoring franchise in the world. Franchisees manage a team of tutors and work closely with families to identify the needs of students. As successful business owners at the heart of the local community, franchisees help children to achieve their potential and change lives for the better. In today’s modern, hectic world, the tired old centre-based model lacks convenience and the personal touch. Tutors visit students at home or work with them one-to-one via an online platform for a truly bespoke, person-centred service.
Wasting no time, Ash flew to Tutor Doctor Home Office in Toronto for his initial franchisee training in August 2017. Although he was already prepared for the plethora of information he would receive during his 10 days, he was still surprised by the sheer breadth of the training material.
“The training was one of the best I could see in the market. Tutor Doctor genuinely cared about their franchisees and gave them all the skills to make it a success from the very beginning. That was evident as soon as I stepped into that training room – it was extremely thorough and set me up nicely to hit the ground running as soon as I arrived home.”
Immediately after launching, franchisees are actively supported by a business coach across all areas of business through structured training programmes, weekly coaching calls, weekly global calls and on-demand support as and when needed. Then, as the business grows, specifically designed support systems help to maintain growth, build momentum, and scale the business, allowing franchisees to achieve both financial and personal goals. Ash used this support network to bolster his own business.
Whilst in his training, Ash was already receiving leads from tutors in his Newham territory. This meant that when he had completed his 10-day programme, he was ready to put his skills into practice and start generating business almost instantly.
“The field support team were incredible during the initial stages and really put my mind at rest at the beginning. Although today I can work almost independently, knowing they’re available any time for guidance and advice is so reassuring. It’s one of the reasons why Tutor Doctor appealed so much due to the level of support that I would receive throughout the life of my business.”
Fast-forward three years and Ash has handed over the reins of the Newham franchise to another franchisee, whilst investing in an Empire licence that covers Leighton, Wanstead, Chingford and Chigwell. With the foundations set, he’s now turning his attention to an important aspect of the business.
“It’s always been a focus, but I’m now placing more emphasis on building strategies, trust and client care. I have someone trustworthy in my team who is responsible for community marketing and we are looking to extend this role into family liaison like making regular check-in phone calls, sending birthday cards, and even organising hand-delivered cake hampers. My business has helped change the trajectory of 230 students’ lives with the assistance of 110 qualified tutors on my team. It’s important that we continue to nurture those relationships as, essentially, that’s the reason why people choose our service over our competitors – we always promise to go that extra mile.
“In November 2020, I also secured a partnership with a high school in Woodford Green, delivering academic support to students who require it using their Pupil Premium Fund. Working with schools is going to be a focal point moving forward, especially as we leave the pandemic behind and children need help with getting back up to speed with their learning.”
Ash’s growing family was also a contributing factor to launching his Tutor Doctor franchise. His son was born in 2013 whilst he was working 15-hour days, meaning he wasn’t able to be around his family as much as he’d liked to have been during his childhood. Now though, he’s able to make up for it and enjoy quality time with his family.
“That’s the beauty of Tutor Doctor. Most of the student consultations happen in the evening, meaning the rest of my day is flexible to schedule family time in. I can drop my son off at school, pick him up and even put him to bed too. I was never able to do this before, but now I have the freedom to do what I like – of course, fitting in my business activities around all of that.
“The world of academia embraced me with open arms, and I’m so glad that I’ve been able to join the rest of my family in appreciating the positive impact that education can have on people.”
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