Tutor Doctor

How learning hits home.

2019 Costs & Fees

Liquid Capital Required:$100,000
Net Worth Required:$100,000
Total Investment:$66,000 - $100,000

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name:Tutor Doctor Systems. Inc.
Subsector:Education Related Services
Total Units:500+
Year Founded:2000
Franchising Since:2003
Home Office: Toronto
#1 at-home Tutoring Franchise Worlwide, Entrepreneur 500\'s Ranked, Child\'s Magazine\'s Parents Choice Award 2010 and 2011, 2013, Top 50 Franchises for Minorities, National Minority Franchising Initiative, G.I jobs Military Friendly Franchise, International Franchise Association member, Canadian Franchise Association member British Franchise Association Member, National Tutoring Association member; Franchise Gator Top 100 (2015); Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2015)

Additional Details

Students Helped: 270,000+

Work From Home With Everyday Flexibility!

As a prominent leader in the multi-billion dollar industry of private tutoring, Tutor Doctor is experiencing one of the fastest growing international expansions of any educational company in the history of franchising. With over 500 locations around the world, Tutor Doctor has changed the lives of 270,000+ people by helping them their academic goals. This is accomplished by utilizing a unique one-to-one tutoring approach that matches students with professional tutors based upon the students' individualized needs. Tutor Doctor's approach to education enables any child of any age to get help on any subject – whether they require remedial attention or academic enrichment. While each year Tutor Doctor has continued to grow at unprecedented rates, it is the commitment to the core philosophy – every child can learn, but not every child learns the same way – that remains the source of Tutor Doctor’s success.

Tutor Doctor has been widely recognized as a leader in the private tutoring industry being ranked the number one in-home tutoring franchise worldwide by Entrepreneur Magazine and winning the Child’s Magazine’s Parents Choice Award in 2010, 2011, and 2013 and the Top 50 Franchises for Minorities, National Minority Franchising Initiative.

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Customers Love Tutor Doctor!

With over one million tutoring sessions completed, Tutor Doctor has changed the lives of countless students. From the student who wants to be an engineer, but struggles with math, to the student who isn’t being challenged in school and has been encouraged to tap into their full potential, Tutor Doctor's individualized approach helps students achieve their goals in academics and life. It’s because of this that 95% of Tutor Doctor’s customers would recommend it to others.

Proven Business Model

No background in education required!

Tutor Doctor franchisees, who manage a team of professional tutors and work on the business rather than in it, follow an award winning, home-based business model that requires no education background to operate. Tutor Doctor's low overhead business model, produces an excellent return on investment while franchisees enjoy the fulfillment of making a difference in their communities.

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 homemakers to leaders in their industries (i.e. ex-president of Boeing), Tutor Doctor franchisees have three common desires:

  • To own a business that offers flexibility and control over their lifestyle
  • To feel passionate about they do
  • To have control over their income

Work from home!

Tutor Doctor franchisees enjoy flexibility in their lifestyle, have full control over their work schedule and enjoy the fulfillment of owning a business that makes a difference in the lives of families in their communities. By following the home-based business model, Tutor Doctor franchisees build a team a tutors and strong customer base with no ongoing overhead costs.

Why Is The Private Tutoring Market Booming?

Private tutoring is growing by leaps and bounds and it is now the fastest growing segment in the education industry! Today's parents are turning increasingly to tutors to supplement their children's regular school program or to compete for competitive university entrances. Consider this: Over half of the states across America have reduced education funding since 2006.

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. A leading market research firm has forecasted that the global market for private tutoring will reach $128 billion by 2020! Tutor Doctor is fulfilling the high consumer demand for convenient and effective private tutoring services with a unique, customized approach to teaching.

Comprehensive Support

As a Tutor Doctor franchisee, you will have access to the most cutting edge business practices and technology, and be supported by a world-class team, including:

  • Initial training – hundreds of hours of in-class and online training.
  • Ongoing support – a team of dedicated Tutor Doctor personnel will help you build the business of your dreams.
  • Marketing support – proven lead generation strategies that make the phone ring and quickly establish Tutor Doctor within your local community.
  • Big Apple operating system – a proprietary internet-based software designed specifically for you to be able to run your Tutor Doctor franchise from your home.

Multiple Revenue Streams

Tutor Doctor's individualized approach to private tutoring meets the needs of any student, of any age, for any subject. This comprehensive method opens a number of high-margin revenue streams for Tutor Doctor franchisees to pursue:

Academic Tutoring

  • Math
  • Science
  • Languages
  • Language Arts/Humanities
  • Test Prep (ACT and SAT)

Adult Education

  • College and University Level Courses
  • Test Prep (GRE, GMAT, LSAT)
  • Employment Skills
  • Veterans Programs


Special Needs

Life skills


If you're a motivated, people-oriented person who wants to own a business that enables you to have more flexibility in your life, work from home, make a difference in your customers' lives and have control over your income, then we want to talk to you. Fill out the form and we'll be in touch!

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Frank: Tutor Doctor is about helping kids.

Dennis: It's not just about getting As and Bs. All of our students that are enrolled with us have the ability to learn. They just don't learn differently, so we just help them find their learning style and the confidence follows.

Jennifer: At Tutor Doctor, I personally feel that we really are engaged with what the child needs day in and day out, and we're able to understand what their struggles are because a lot of kids don't think they're smart enough and it really has nothing to do with that. It's helping them get focused and helping them really achieve the goals that they set in mind.

Frank: I think that a lot of children tend to give up on their dreams when they start struggling in school. You know, that kid that wanted to be a veterinarian or a doctor, that dreams begins to fade when they begin to struggle, and we're there to help them realize that they can achieve what they want to achieve.

John: With most tutoring services, the status quo is having a tutor, say twice a week, but really, if you go and see a tutor twice a week for an hour each time, it barely covers support with homework. Most students, not only do they need homework support, they need some assistance in getting back to last year's missing foundations.

Jennifer: We formulated a building block process, which helps us understand where did last year's foundations go missing. For example, right now, if a cihld's doing math and they're struggling in division, it's not necessarily division that's the problem. It could be their multiplications, it could be their addition, it could be the subtraction. We have a formula that we put in place that really helps our consultants go out in the field and really educate the parents where we have to do the tutoring.

Dennis: We share the responsibility with the parents as well. They don't have to feel that they're in this alone. We take some of that anxiety and responsibility, and we work together with the school, with the child and with the parents and it's a holistic approach that I think is really important to this.

Speaker 5: Things were getting really harder in school, so he was struggling and we thought Tutor Doctor would be the best. They do a preliminary assessment for him. They come to the house and it's one on one.

Jennifer: One on one tutoring is pairing out one student to one tutor. That means for that hour, the student has 100% of the tutor's attention.

Frank: Being able to do this in a one-on-one setting, as opposed to what you typically find in a learning center setting, where you have a ratio of 3:1 students, maybe 4:1 students, is that the child gets the individualized attention.

Jennifer: It's so hard to not get addicted to this business because when you're making a difference, that's something that not even money can bring to you. It's just such a different passionate feeling.

John: We are all inspired to make a difference with our young people.


Please Note:

Tutor Doctor is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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