Tutor Doctor, the leader in one-on-one in-home private tutoring, closed out 2017 with an impressive trail of accomplishments. Most notably, Tutor Doctor awarded 102 franchises, bringing the brand footprint to over 550 locations in 16 countries. Additionally, the brand signed several international development deals, published an academic resource book, received multiple industry accolades and went through a major re-branding – all while continuing to set the standard in personalized one-to-one, in-home tutoring services to students of all ages.
Following a fruitful year, the private tutoring franchise has set its sights on aggressive growth goals, aiming to sign another 120 franchise agreements and break into multiple new countries in 2018. Specific areas targeted for development include Boston, San Francisco, Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, New Orleans, Birmingham, Newcastle, Buenos Aires, and Ciudad de Mexico. A testament to the brand’s growing presence in the competitive tutoring industry, Tutor Doctor was recently ranked the No. 1 tutoring franchise in Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500 list, also gaining 100 spots as No. 187 overall.
“With a proven business model catering to an under-served need, we’ve set a 10-year goal of signing 1,500 franchisees and reaching $1B in sales,” said Scott Thompson, VP of Global Franchise Development. “As we continue to expand rapidly toward this vision, we’re placing a serious focus on activating a great corporate team, optimizing our processes, sharing our brand story and driving quality leads in 2018.”
Franchising since 2003, Tutor Doctor recently underwent a brand re-haul in October 2017, resulting in a fresh website, clean, simplified marketing materials and streamlined brand messaging. Additionally, Tutor Doctor announced a partnership with Bramble, a software company specializing in online tutoring platforms, to introduce quality online tutoring resources to further assist clients with their personalized needs. Adding to their proprietary resource library, Tutor Doctor franchisees collaborated with seasoned educators to publish Academic Success Formula – How Ordinary Students Get Extraordinary Results, a savvy guide sharing secrets to set students for academic achievement (available for purchase on Amazon).
“The deficiencies in global school systems struggling to keep up with technology and the evolving economy is causing many parents to look outside of the school system for help with their children’s long-term educational success,” said Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor. “This is has resulted in a projected $200B valuation of the tutoring industry by 2023 due to steadily increasing demand. As the industry thrives, we remain committed to not only expand our brand but to continue playing a vital role in the academic success of as many children and adults as we can around the world.”