You might be a teacher seeking an alternative to the school environment, or maybe you’ve never worked in education.
Our franchisees come from all types of backgrounds, but all have several things in common:
✓ Resilience in the face of the ups and downs of running a business.
✓ Great leadership skills which help grow and support a team.
✓ Excellent written skills.
✓ Great communication skills with an ability to listen, empathise and recommend solutions.
✓ A genuine belief in the benefits of a good education.
Tutortoo franchisees come in all shapes and sizes – read on to meet a selection of Tutortoo business owners from across the UK…
“I came across Tutortoo when I was looking to move out of teaching to set up my own tutoring business. I wanted to create a business in which I could enjoy a good work life balance. It was important to me to create a business with a pupil-centred approach focused on building a strong network of support around each student. With Tutortoo, my experience has been very positive from day one. When I met the founder of Tutortoo, Joanne Burton, we clicked instantly. Being from a UK education background herself, her knowledge is really up to date and she has built the Tutortoo franchise model around supporting children within our education system. Other franchise opportunities I found appeared to be more corporate and rigid in their approach, lacking the personal touch and flexibility. Many weren’t UK-based.
With Tutortoo, I’ve received heaps of support, advice and guidance from the Tutortoo team. From business planning to personal support approaching local schools. Everyone is so helpful, even my week’s training was scheduled around my needs, having a toddler at home. Being a specialist in the field of education, I’m able to give my customers a personalised tutoring experience which works. My ambition is to expand my territory in the near future and to build an academic community. I want to be in a position to support not just those families and schools who can afford to invest in private tuition, but also to work with charities and local councils to prevent as many children falling behind as possible.”
Harriet Speed, Tutortoo Reading
“We discovered Tutortoo when we were looking for ways to move out of teaching and to set up our own tutoring business. Both of us have a big heart for children and we wanted to be able to work on a one-to-one basis with families and students, getting to the root of what they need to improve their educational chances. The appeal of Tutortoo was being able to have our new business up and running in a matter of weeks. We had never run a business before and with Tutortoo we were really taken by the hand and led with our business start-up. Our original plan had been to set up our own consultancy from scratch, but we now know that what was provided for us by investing in a Tutortoo franchise would have taken forever to get up and running on our own.
We have three children so it’s been important to shape our working lives around our family. Our intention is to build a sustainable family business. Beyond that, we’d love to get ourselves to a position where we can help others by offering some services free of charge through scholarships. Our advice to anyone else thinking of investing in a Tutortoo franchise is to go for it. If you follow the business model and work hard, you’ll make it a success.”
Jenine & Trevor Jamison, Tutortoo Belfast