VAN NUYS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to recent report, the tutoring industry in Australia has grown by nearly 40 percent within the past five years and is valued at $6 billion. Tutor Doctor, the fastest growing “in-home” private tutoring franchise worldwide, is preparing to enter Australia for the first time with plans to open one location in Sydney and a second location in Melbourne by October 15, 2014.
Leading the brand’s expansion in Australia is Hugh Moore, owner of the new Sydney franchise. Hugh has 17 years of experience working in finance for various investment banks in Sydney, London and Singapore. Hugh’s immediate goal will be to build a team of high-quality tutors with a passion and patience for teaching while also informing locals about the Tutor Doctor brand and the company’s rapidly expanding one-to-one tutoring service designed to help students in all subjects at all levels.
“I decided to be one of the first to open a Tutor Doctor franchise in Australia because I was impressed by the personalized and comprehensive service that the Tutor Doctor model offers,” said Moore. “The Tutor Doctor advantages are numerous: one-to-one learning in the home, a detailed matching process to ensure the student and the tutor are the right fit and an end-to-end service from the initial consultation to ongoing progress reports. With more than a decade of experience globally, Tutor Doctor has a proven track record tutoring students in various countries and I am confident that our business will thrive in Australia.”
The Tutor Doctor program begins with an in-depth academic and learning style assessment in order to create a custom program and to find the right match between the tutor and student. Tutor Doctor also works with the students’ current teacher to ensure that they are meeting both the student’s and teacher's expectations. Throughout the process, parents will receive ongoing communication and support from Tutor Doctor. Earlier this year, Tutor Doctor rolled out a new program called the Academic Game Plan – a plan that works with students individually to help them develop strong organizational, planning and goal setting skills. Together with the one-to-one tutoring model, students are able to build both the confidence and study skills necessary to succeed in school and in life.
In addition to providing school-age students with tutoring in various subjects, many families also hire Tutor Doctor to help students get ahead and prepare for more advanced challenges, such as honors classes that could help them get into a preferred college or university. Tutor Doctor has also proven valuable for the rapidly growing home-schooled population, as well as for seniors wanting to learn technology skills.
“Australia is a perfect match and an untapped market for the Tutor Doctor model and we couldn’t be more thrilled for Hugh to launch operations in Sydney this month,” said Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor. “Our business model in Australia will be very similar to the U.S. and U.K. model with the advantage that there is a strong Asian population in Australia that has historically showed a higher usage of tutoring services. It’s a phenomenal opportunity for us because there is no other company like Tutor Doctor currently operating in Australia.”
Furthermore, Mohan Dhall, CEO of the Australian Tutoring Association (ATA), was a keynote speaker at a previous Tutor Doctor Annual Conference in New Orleans and, as a result of Tutor Doctor expanding into the country, the company has recently become a member of the ATA.
For more information about Tutor Doctor, please visit http://tutordoctor.com.au/. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a Tutor Doctor franchise, please visit http://tutordoctor.com/franchise-opportunities/.
About Tutor Doctor
Tutor Doctor was founded in 2000 as an alternative to the “one-to-many” teaching model most extra-curricular learning centers offer by providing a personalized one-on-one, in-home tutoring service to students. The company quickly grew and in 2003 turned to franchising as a way of expanding the company’s impact and meeting the vast market demand. Now with offices internationally in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa, the Tutor Doctor vision is becoming a reality as the lives of students and their families are being positively impacted throughout the world. With over 400 franchised territories worldwide, Tutor Doctor was listed by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchise brands. For more information about Tutor Doctor visit the web site at www.tutordoctor.com.