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The Tutoring Center

2014 Franchise 500
#351
At a Glance

Products & Services: Tutoring

Number of Locations: 56

Total Investment: $89K - $130.6K

Founded: 1994

Began Franchising: 2005

About The Tutoring Center

Dr. Edward Thalheimer opened his first after-school learning center in Ventury County, California, in 1994. Franchising of The Tutoring Center began in 2005. Each center offers potential clients a free diagnostic assessment to determine a child's strengths and weaknesses and areas in need of improvement. Tutoring methods focus on one-on-one instruction and the company's trademarked "Rotational Approach to Learning," first developed to help children with attention and behavior problems improve their concentration and academic performance.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2013 53 1 2 0
2012 53 1 2 0
2011 45 1 2 0
2010 37 1 1 1
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $89,000 - $130,600
Franchise Fee: $39,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $800/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $100,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
1.5% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is NOT allowed..
Financing Type In-House Third Party
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How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #351 (2014),