BY BILL BRADLEY | January 28, 2013
Our educational system is in a state of change, and many parents are looking to franchise businesses for the support they need. Investing in a tutoring franchise lets you make a difference in the world while earning your share of this $11 billion market.
The tutoring industry grew by about 50% during the recession years from 2008 to 2010, as other industries suffered. Parents see tutoring as an investment in future scholarships for their kids, and they may be more cautious about hiring from the laundry room bulletin board than they used to be. Now, parents want the confidence of a national network – and those networks are typically franchise opportunities.
Let’s look at a few of the specific tutoring franchises available through America’s Best Franchises:
Huntington Learning Centers has been in business for 35 years, providing tutoring in academic subjects for students who need extra help. The proven system allows franchisees to provide tutoring services on their own, or to hire college students and certified teachers looking for a little extra money on the side.
Parents are willing to make a significant investment in their kids’ education, and Huntington has name recognition that makes the franchisees’ jobs easier. Schools, parents’ organizations, and moms’ groups are receptive to Huntington and willing to pass on recommendations.
Mad Science is another veteran, with 20 years in business. America is suffering from a skills gap, with employers desperate for science and technology grads which U.S. schools don’t supply. For example, engineers are currently the group most needed by U.S. employers – but only 31% of U.S. high school graduates are strong enough in science even to be able to understand college engineering courses.
Mad Science makes science learning fun for ages 3 through 12 – fun enough for birthday parties, but serious enough for after-school programs, summer enrichment, and workshops. With content correlated to official state learning objectives and intensive training, Mad Science provides a level of support that allows franchisees to bring science directly to kids, parents, and community.
Young Engineers operates in over 45 countries offering a variety of STEM LEGO based after school programs, that combine Education + Entertainment (Edutainment.) We have developed unique educational programs for children ages 4-15 years old, that you can easily operate to establish a successful and meaningful franchise business.
Songs for Seeds is a mobile, kids, music class franchise. Songs for Seeds is a weekly, 45 minute, interactive class which encourages children aged newborn to 6 years old, to sing, dance, and play along with a live, three-piece band.