Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

In-home tutoring
2023 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
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Initial investment
$33K - $57K
Units as of 2022
371 4% over 3 years

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services is an in-home and online tutoring company. There are over 375 franchised locations in North America. Tutoring sessions are usually done online, in-home, or at another agreed-upon location. Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services may offer test preparation sessions, homework help, tutoring for grades K-12, ACT and SAT prep, and coding and stem classes. These sessions are typically conducted by qualified tutors.

Why You May Want to Start a Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services Franchise

Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services could be a suitable franchise for someone who may not have a lot of business or franchise experience. The company will typically provide business training, support, and tools to build your franchise and keep it operational. 

They may also help franchise owners recruit and train certified tutors. This is typically done at little or no extra charge to franchisees. Because of this, franchisees do not necessarily need to provide staff training.

Franchisees who enjoy flexible schedules could also find Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services appealing. Generally speaking, franchisees can choose how much time they put into the franchise. They may operate the franchise and still pursue other career opportunities if they so choose. This is seen through the lack of need of a storefront, as well as the fact that you can operate as an absentee owner.

Another perk is that franchisees might not have to operate a call center or answer calls. Incoming calls usually go to the franchise call center. The call center then handles any questions for potential students. The call center typically schedules tutoring sessions for a franchise location through a web-based calendar.

What Might Make Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services Franchise a Good Choice?

If a franchisee is qualified and their location is approved, federal, state, and local government contracts. The Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services corporate office, which is located in Tampa, Florida, usually secures these contracts. However, the responsibility may fall on the franchisee themselves. Either way, this opportunity may make it possible to exceed business goals and expectations.

Beyond the initial investment, which may vary depending on location, fees, and other factors, franchisees may not need much money to run a Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services franchise. The fairly low price is typically a result of not needing to maintain or build a storefront location. Almost everything is done at the client's home, possibly making Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services an attractive opportunity.

How Do You Open a Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services Franchise?

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, it is crucial that you perform your due diligence. Establish if this is the right opportunity for you. Research the brand and your local area to see if a Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth. 

You may also want to consider demographics. Are there schools near you? Is your target area home to young families? Make sure there are people to tutor in your area.

Be prepared to either travel for corporate training or go through online training with an instructor. Online training is usually reserved for franchisees who want to expedite operations or need more time to complete training. Even if you complete the training online, you are usually welcome to train at the corporate office in the future.

Soon, you may be running your very own Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services location.

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Company Overview

About Club Z! In-Home Tutoring Services

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

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Business Overview

Franchising Since
1998 (25 years)
# of employees at HQ
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
371 (as of 2022)

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 - $39,750
Initial Investment
$33,475 - $57,425
Net Worth Requirement
Cash Requirement
$30,000 - $50,000
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
30 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
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

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Updated: December 12th, 2022