Tutor Doctor

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2024 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Ranked #291 last year
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Initial investment
$94K - $139K
Units as of 2022
734 Increase 10.9% over 3 years

Tutor Doctor, which was founded in 2000, is an awarding-winning, home-based tutoring franchise. With its proven business model, running it may include low overheads and a flexible schedule. Tutor Doctor may offer opportunities for recurring revenue streams, ongoing mentorship, and multi-territory expansion. 

This private tutoring practice will allow you to help students of all ages succeed while operating an important business. You'll build a team of at-home tutors who can teach learners of all levels. 

Why You May Want to Start a Tutor Doctor Franchise

If you're people-oriented, motivated, and flexible, opening a Tutor Doctor franchise may be for you. It offers you the opportunity to make a positive impact in your customers’ lives. Since beginning to franchise in 2003, Tutor Doctor has expanded to over 600 franchises around the world, including more than 340 in the U.S.

If working from home and having a good work-life balance is important to you, then Tutor Doctor might be the franchise to operate. You don't need experience as a home tutor for this franchise. After the dozens of hours of training offered, you'll likely be able to provide personalized services that enhance a student’s curricular performance. 

The franchise addresses each learner's style using a unique study model that improves their learning skills and performance. Throughout each step of a student's learning journey, the company uses tailored support customized for gradual improvement. Bramble, a software provider, partners with the franchisor for its online-based program.

What Makes Opening a Tutor Doctor Franchise a Good Choice?

As a private home-based tutoring service, Tutor Doctor goes beyond the traditional classroom learning environment by cultivating full-access tutor-learner relationships. Franchisees have the flexibility to offer tutoring services either in-person or online. They assess each learner to match them with a carefully selected tutor.

This is also a franchise that reports a fairly low initial cost, though you should be prepared for an initial investment. You'll receive ongoing support after training in running your franchise which includes the following:

  • Student enrollment system

  • Consultation and operations materials

  • Regular mentoring conferences

  • Tutor management and orientation system

  • Access to the Franchise Advisory Council

Since you'll work from home, you'll likely have low overhead and inventory, too. Tutor Doctor offers lead generation, connecting you to professionals through a website for tutors.

How to Go About Opening a Tutor Doctor Franchise

A high-demand niche, managing a tutoring franchise means working in a much-used industry. Opening a Tutor Doctor franchise may offer aspiring entrepreneurs a chance to develop their community and make a difference.

The company has a recruitment plan to bring teachers, lecturers, and university students on board. Listed below are the three types of franchises:

  • Local territory franchise 

  • Regional territory franchise

  • National territory franchise 

Each territory option will typically have different investment fees and initial costs. 

Tutor Doctor franchisees may break away from traditional classrooms to make learning convenient. The company offers a strong global network of helpful franchisees. You'll receive all the support needed, including extensive training, to get the best results for your students. 

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Company Overview

About Tutor Doctor

Industry Children's Businesses
Related Categories Tutoring, Miscellaneous Children's Businesses, Children's Education/Enrichment
Founded 2000
Parent Company Clear Summit Group
Leadership Frank Milner, President
Corporate Address 830 Dixon Rd.
Toronto, ON M9W 6Y8
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2003 (21 years)
# of employees at HQ 47
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchises worldwide.

# of Units 734 (as of 2022)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Tutor Doctor 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 Information Circle
$54,700 - $69,700
Initial Investment Information Circle
$94,295 - $138,995
Net Worth Requirement Information Circle
$100,000 - $300,000
Cash Requirement Information Circle
$94,295 - $138,995
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$5,000 off regional territory franchise fee ($59,700)
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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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 Tutor Doctor 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.

On-The-Job Training 12 hours
Classroom Training 24 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
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022