Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

In-home tutoring
2022 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #495 last year
See the Full List
Initial investment
$33K - $52K
Units as of 2021
370 4% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

Mark Lucas, CEO
Sponsored Content

More from Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

Achieve Academic Success This Year!


Club Z! is the nation’s premier in-home and online tutoring franchise. For nearly 25 years, Club Z! has had the privilege of providing high quality educational programs to students in all grade levels, from pre-K through adult. Club Z! franchise owners manage a staff of tutors that provide one on one instruction for students and business professionals in the comfort and convenience of the student’s home at an extremely competitive rate. If you have a desire to start a business of your own, follow a proven business plan, and want to team up with industry leaders, then Club Z! could be for you..

Franchise Opportunities

The Club Z! franchise model offers tremendous potential for growth, protected franchise territories, and low overhead because it’s a home-based business model. There are multiple revenue streams, including both in-home and online tutoring and test prep options. The private tutoring market continues to boom, even in a soft economy. The global private tutoring market is projected to surpass $133 BILLION by the end of 2019. The K-12 online tutoring segment of the market alone is expected to DOUBLE in the next 5 years! There are very few industries with that type of projected annual growth.

The main reason for this growth is a shift in the overall service market, where companies are expected to make things more convenient for customers (think: Amazon vs going to the mall). Club Z! has managed to do just that by investing over $500,000 in developing a proprietary online tutoring platform and lead generator for our franchisees. In-home tutoring continues to be our primary focus, but with both in-home and online tutoring programs available, in all subjects and for all grade levels, our franchise owners can capture more market share than ever. The combination of in-home and online make our franchise opportunity impossible to ignore!

3 Growing Profit Centers

  1. K-12th 1 to 1 tutoring. Our tutoring is conducted in the home of the student or another mutually agreed location. Club Z!’s program is extremely effective; our average student improves two letter grades in just 60 days.
  2. Test Prep. We offer proprietary programs for the PSAT, SAT, ACT and Study Skills. Our average student improves 200 points on the SAT and 4-5 points on the ACT. Club Z! also offers test prep programs for the SSAT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, LSAT and MCAT, as well as on-site “Boot Camp” programs for test prep.
  3. Online Tutoring. Club Z! franchise owners can offer online test prep, subject tutoring and our ON-Demand homework help program. The best part is that Club Z! Corporate does all of the work! From staffing and managing the online tutors, to billing the online customers and handling all customer service for online tutoring, the Club Z! Corporate office does all of the work and Club Z! franchisees earn 50% of the profit (no royalties on online tutoring!)

Whether It's ABCs or ACTs... For 20 Years It's Been Club Z!


We have designed the Club Z! franchise to be among the most reasonable in the tutoring industry. Our franchise packages currently start at $19,750. An additional $10,000-$12,000 is needed for start-up expenses and advertising. Some highlights of your investment are:

  • Home Based/Low Overhead - No storefront needed. Work out of your home! By eliminating the high overhead associated with a storefront or center, Club Z! owners can focus their resources on advertising, marketing and management.
  • We Help Furnish the Qualified Tutors - We assist franchisees in recruiting and onboarding their initial tutoring staff, all with certifications and/or degrees with 2 plus years of proven tutoring experience.
  • All Subjects/ Grade levels - Your tutors will be qualified to provide tutoring in all subjects and grade levels, from pre-K through adult. Club Z! also has proprietary curriculum such as SAT, ACT and Study Skills programs so that franchises can offer top quality programs to its students and schools.
  • National Advertising/ Marketing Support – Club Z! spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on National advertising programs each year for our franchisees. Our company has built a tremendous presence on the Internet so that franchisees can hit the ground running when they launch their business. In addition our principals have a combined 70+ years of marketing experience. Our exclusive Club Z! Marketing Plan has been developed and time-tested over the last 25 years. This plan has been proven to be successful in hundreds of markets throughout the United States and Canada. Franchise owners also receive access to our Advertising Department that creates and prepares all of your marketing materials.
  • Our Call Center, Your Competitive Advantage - Our call center answers all incoming calls for our franchise owners during business hours. Highly trained educational consultants speak with your potential clients about their tutoring and test prep needs and schedule your enrollment meetings using a web-based calendar. Our staff also manages the online chats for each franchise owner’s web site, and makes outbound calls to online leads on behalf of franchisees. Franchisees can focus their time and energy on growing the business, without having to worry about missing any opportunities!
  • Unparalleled Ongoing Support - You will have unlimited access to our staff during business hours and 24/7 access to our Club Z! Intranet; including databases, documents, conferences, conference calls, real-time forums and many other tools to assist with the growth of your franchise.

 Club Z provides intensive training at our corporate location in Tampa, Florida. For your convenience, on-line training (with an instructor) is also available for franchises that wish to begin operations within a quicker time-frame or need more time to complete our training program. Franchise Owners that elect to receive online training are also welcome to participate in our In-Person training program in Tampa at a future time.


"The training and support I received from corporate were second to none. Your 3 step training program gave me all the confidence in the world that I was ready to succeed in this business. Your call center is amazing and always makes me look so professional. I couldn't have done it with you, Thanks  Jennifer Fahey-Chicago, IL

"As a Former Business broker I looked for an opportunity with low overhead and high profitability. The support and guidance is everything I expected and more. If you follow the steps and take advantage of their expertise along the way, you will be successful." Dennis Mullen- Boston, MA

“I’m a retired veteran from the U.S. Marine Corps, and I’ve been an Area Director in Jacksonville FL, and surrounding areas for almost two years. Working with Club Z! corporate staff has helped a guy like me with no business experience produce some profit within just a few months of starting. The Area Director Support Department, Art Department, Recruiting, and the Marketing Department, have been an absolute pleasure to work with. Another great thing about Club Z! is that it comes equipped with a business model to follow and a phenomenal Club Z! website to manage your customers and tutors information.” Jonathan Boyd – Jacksonville, FL

The Right Tutor Every Time Guaranteed!

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1998 (24 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
370 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
17425 Bridge Hill Ct., #200
Tampa, FL 33647

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$19,750 - $34,750
Initial Investment
$33,475 - $52,425
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
Veteran Incentives
10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
Ad Royalty Fee
Term of Agreement
7 years
Is franchise term renewable?

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

Classroom Training
28 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Can this franchise be run part time?
# of employees required to run
Are exclusive territories available?

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

Curious to know where Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services ranked on other franchise lists? Find out below.

Want to stay updated on the latest franchise news?

Never miss a beat when you sign up to receive our newsletter.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy

Related Franchise Content

Catch up on the latest franchise news, trends, and more.

3 Reasons Why Franchise Systems Are So Valuable

Franchise systems continue to be gobbled up at higher and higher valuations because of these three value drivers.

Tom Spadea

The Best Upcoming Franchise Shows

There's still time to register and attend these franchise-based events.

Jeff Cheatham

Consumer Demand Driving Growth in the Tech Sector of Franchise

Tech-savvy entrepreneurs can jump on the bandwagon of innovation.

Jeff Cheatham

Take Customer Service To The Next Level With These Service-Based Franchises

Want to own a business that "serves" others? Here are some top choices.

Jeff Cheatham

What's the Deal With Subway's 'Fake Tuna' Lawsuit? A Look Inside the Unusual Case

The saga over Subway’s tuna-legitimacy continues as a plaintiff argues that the chain's "100% tuna" claim is false. Subway stands by its statement.

The information on this page is not intended as an endorsement or recommendation of any particular franchise by Entrepreneur Media. Our franchise listings and rankings are solely research tools you can use to compare franchise operations. Entrepreneur stresses that you should always conduct your own independent investigation before investing in a franchise. That should include reviewing the franchisor's legal documents, consulting with an attorney and an accountant, and talking to former and current franchisees.
Updated: February 8th, 2021