Revenue boost for franchisees

Partners at Tutor Doctor enjoy sizeable increases in turnover.

Revenue boost for franchisees

The franchisees of in-home tutoring brand, Tutor Doctor, are reaping the benefits of recent changes made to the company’s business model. Thanks to the implementation of new processes; turnover during the first half of the year increased by almost 30% compared to the same period in 2021.

The new processes include updated and improved marketing collateral, as well as ‘how-to webinars’ and even tutor education programmes. These were designed by a group comprising of both head office staff and experienced franchisees who joined together to collaborate on the project.

Tutor Doctor’s 78 UK franchisees work closely with over 50 schools across the country. Such is the high esteem with which the brand is held within the education sector, they are the only tutoring franchise in the UK to be accredited by the National Tutoring Programme (NTP). The NTP is a government-funded, sector-led, initiative aimed at supporting schools as they attempt to recover from the impact caused by Covid.

Frank Milner, global president of Tutor Doctor, explains: “We have always encouraged our franchisees to build relationships with their local schools. And recent events have highlighted the importance of such partnerships, along with the opportunities they provide for students, schools and franchisees alike.

“In collaboration with a pioneering group of franchisees, we’ve developed a system that has helped our business partners to translate the specific needs of schools and educators into a modern efficient service that can be replicated throughout their territories.

“Thanks to additional government funding being made available, this much-needed service has become more accessible to students who, in the past, would not have been able to benefit from it. This means that our support programmes have become a vital ingredient for supplementing mainstream education.”

Rob Kerrison, of Tutor Doctor Cambridge and Norwich, said: “We have just enjoyed our biggest ever quarter and this growth has been driven by our work with schools. Our school revenues this March were three times greater than last year. This is because the programmes we are currently running are far broader and more complex than previous. We are providing schools with more tutors, more variety and greater flexibility. These schools really value the work we do.”

And Piyush Gupta, a franchisee for Tutor Doctor Peterborough, improved revenues by over 100% from last year. During the first quarter of 2022 alone, his remarkable increase in sales meant that Piyush was the number two ranked Tutor Doctor franchisee for the entire global network.

Piyush and his team concentrated on building valuable partnerships with local schools in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. He says: “Working with schools has been a huge contributing factor to our success. This is something that the entire network has been able to benefit from. These new solutions mean we can continue delivering education to those children in need. And we can help to address the vast loss in learning during the past couple of years.

“In this academic year alone, we’re on track to deliver 11,000 hours of education. We’ve proven ourselves to be a trusted, reliable partner and have nurtured a close relationship with local authorities. This has also seen us become the main education provider for children in care or those not currently in education.”

Tutor Doctor is the fastest-growing in-home tutoring franchise in the world. The brand has more than 700 franchise units operating across 16 countries. Each franchisee manages a team of tutors who work closely with families and schools. They identify the individual needs of students and carry out their duties either online or in person.

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About Tutor Doctor: Business owners work with families to thoroughly assess a child’s needs and then carefully select tutors based on goals, personality and learning style. Instead of the tired old centre-based model, tutors visit students at home or teach them via the company’s online learning platform.

The company was established in North America in 2000 and began expanding globally three years later. The first UK Tutor Doctor franchisee was unveiled in 2009, since when the brand has grown 50% year-on-year. The company is a proud member of both The Tutors Association and British Franchise Association.

Andy Swales
Andy Swales