The Tutoring Center

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Franchise 500 2023
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Initial investment
$106K - $180K
Units as of 2021
89 Decrease 6% over 3 years

The first The Tutoring Center was opened in 1994 by Edward S. Thalheimer, Ph.D. The franchise has since grown to over 90 locations across the United States. The Tutoring Center also has an international presence.

The Tutoring Center endeavors to help children quickly increase academic skills, improve their ability to focus, and extend their attention span. Franchisees may use The Tutoring Center's one-to-one instruction combined with a rotational approach to learning to help children achieve success.

The Tutoring Center offers after-school tutoring to school-aged children. Generally, the centers are open Monday through Thursday for a few hours after school. Each location is designed and built to help children focus without noise or clutter distracting them.

Why You May Want to Start a The Tutoring Center Franchise

A franchisee for The Tutoring Center should have a passion for education and want to make a difference for the children in their community. The right franchisee should be looking for a company based on strong values and offers flexible hours. A franchisee for The Tutoring Center should also have an interest in education.

The Tutoring Center has a system that has been developed over several decades of work. Using this system will most likely help students become better at focusing and concentrating on their work. Other franchises may offer territories of 2.5 miles, but The Tutoring Center gives franchisees territories as large as 5 miles. This may help franchisees maintain a good sized customer base.

What Might Make The Tutoring Center a Good Choice?

To be part of The Tutoring Center team, you should make sure you're financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include royalty fees and renewal fees. Franchisees will also need to meet the company's set liquid capital requirements. 

As you decide if opening a The Tutoring Center franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if The Tutoring Center franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

How to Open a The Tutoring Center Franchise

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask The Tutoring Center franchising team questions. 

Franchisees with The Tutoring Center may gain unending support and training as they tutor students in their community. From mentor franchisee programs and quarterly newsletters, franchisees have the potential to grow their location. 

Opening a The Tutoring Center franchise may have a more predictable outcome than investing in a completely new brand that may struggle to thrive in an already crowded and competitive industry.

Still, it may be a good idea to speak with an attorney or financial advisor to ensure that you have the necessary financial resources to own and operate a The Tutoring Center franchise.

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Company Overview

About The Tutoring Center

Industry Children's Businesses
Related Categories Tutoring, Children's Education/Enrichment
Founded 1994
Parent Company The Tutoring Center Franchise Corp.
Leadership Dr. Edward Thalheimer, President & Founder
Corporate Address 3750 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Social Facebook, LinkedIn

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2005 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ 10
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions: Middle East

# of Units 89 (as of 2021)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a The Tutoring Center 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
Initial Investment Information Circle
$106,420 - $180,235
Cash Requirement Information Circle
Veteran Incentives Information Circle
$5,000 off initial royalty fees
Royalty Fee Information Circle
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 The Tutoring Center has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

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 40 hours
Classroom Training 48 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


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