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Tutor Doctor Case Study
With some uncertainty at work Alan and Rachel started to seriously look into the possibility to running their own Tutor Doctor business.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership StatusAssociate
  • UK Years Established5 years
  • Current UK Coverage30%
  • Franchisee Support Staff16
  • Personal Investment Req.£10,000
  • Total Startup Cost£29,700
  • Home-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
Next Steps

Introducing Alan and Rachel Bentley from Tutor Doctor in Keighley and Yorkshire

Museum consultant, Alan Bentley, and museum site manager, Rachel Bentley, have both worked within the independent Museum sector for the majority of their careers.

Independent Museums do not get any government funding and are generally run by charities, so they have always had to have some element of entrepreneurial skills and be very customer focused.Tutor Doctor - Alan and Rachel

With some uncertainty at work, due to some contracts only being renewed for short periods, Alan and Rachel started to seriously look into the possibility to running their own franchise business.

Both felt franchising would be the best solution for them because it gave them the freedom and opportunities of self employment with the support of a network.

"We liked the Tutor Doctor business model, the low overheads and the flexible paths to growth and the support has been great"

As you would expect, with running your own business, you come across some challenges:

"Time and really the usual challenges of putting in to practice a new system you have learnt in theory, but I really enjoy closing sales. There have been lots of firsts which are generally the greatest achievements."

Alan and Rachel still work part time at the Museum but are working on growing their business and learning more to better measure what they do.

The advice Alan and Rachel would give to anyone looking to start their own franchise business is:

"Do your research but in the end you have to make that leap!"

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After relocating from Australia with his family teacher Matt Kerr has been running his Tutor Doctor business, in Bath, since November 2015.

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Based in Lancashire Dominic Stone has seen his Tutor Doctor business grow by up to 60% year on year since starting in June 2010.

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Mihir and Heena had just got married and wanted to own their own business and a Tutor Doctors franchise was the answer.

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Why Choose Us

Tutor Doctor franchisees benefit from the use of The Big Apple, a centralized customer relationship management (CRM) software system that assists with the ongoing coordination and management of the tutors. The Big Apple streamlines the client relationship process to increase the system's profitability.

Benefit from our successful one-on-one tutoring model that eliminates the need for high overhead costs associated with a traditional brick and mortar business.

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