Tutor Doctor

Tutor Doctor

Tutoring
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#228 Ranked #164 last year
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Initial investment
$84K - $129K
Units as of 2021
727 31.0% over 3 years

Company Overview

Tutor Doctor franchises offer in-home, one-on-one tutoring for students from kindergarten through college. Tutors tailor their teaching to each student's homework and sometimes work collaboratively with the students' teachers. The Ontario-based company was founded in 2000 and began franchising in 2003.

About Tutor Doctor

Founded
2000
Parent Company
Clear Summit Group
Leadership
Frank Milner, President
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More from Tutor Doctor

Tutor Doctor - A smiling student and tutor working together.

About

Owning a Tutor Doctor franchise is an opportunity to join the fastest growing franchise in a rapidly expanding, recession-resistant industry while making a difference in your community. Tutor Doctor franchisees, who manage a team of professional tutors, benefit from our successful one-to-one tutoring model that provides at-home service to students of all ages.

Utilizing a home-based business model, Tutor Doctor eliminates the need for high overhead costs associated with a traditional bricks and mortar business. With over 400 franchises in 15 countries, there has never been a better opportunity to join our team!

Tutor Doctor - Students in class raising their hands.

83% of Tutor Doctor Franchisees come from backgrounds other than education

In fact, 25% of Tutor Doctor’s franchise community has a background in financial services, IT, manufacturing, and healthcare. From housewives to leaders in their industries (e.g. ex-president of Boeing), Tutor Doctor franchisees have all had three things in common. They wanted:

  • To be proud by the product or service they represented,
  • To feel passionate about what they did, and
  • To make money

Tutoring has become a prime method for bolstering traditional learning. . . it is filling a need and offering services that parents feel schools are no longer able to provide. The growing desire for academic excellence and lack of resources in our school systems are the drivers behind today's boom. Tutor Doctor’s growing influence in the industry hasn’t gone unnoticed; our tutor franchise program was voted number one in-home tutoring franchise worldwide by Entrepreneur Magazine. They also won the Child’s Magazine’s Parents Choice Award in 2010, 2011, and 2013 and the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities, National Minority Franchising Initiative

If you want to be part of a growing network of diverse franchisees who make money while making a difference - join the Tutor Doctor family!

 

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2003 (18 years)
# of employees at HQ
47
# of Units
727 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
830 Dixon Rd.
Toronto, ON M9W 6Y8

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
$44,700 - $59,700
Initial Investment
$84,295 - $128,995
Net Worth Requirement
$100,000 - $300,000
Cash Requirement
$84,295 - $128,995
Veteran Incentives
$5,000 off regional territory franchise fee ($49,700)
Royalty Fee
8%
Ad Royalty Fee
2%
Term of Agreement
10 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

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
5 hours
Classroom Training
39 hours
Additional Training
E-learning, 80 hours; post-training, 12 weeks
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
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
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

Compare where Tutor Doctor landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

Curious to know where Tutor Doctor ranked on other franchise lists? Find out below.

Ranked #228

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #121

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #140

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #95

Top Franchises for Veterans

Ranked #30

Top Franchises for Less Than $100,000

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Updated: February 8th, 2021