Posted on:March 18, 2021
Coming to you from down under is an Australian Tutor Doctor franchisee with three territories across Bondi, Maroubra, and the Five Dock area. Amy Adamson began her Tutor Doctor journey as a way to bring balance to her life, giving her more time to spend with her family and the flexibility of being her own boss. But once she began growing her education franchise, she found the business was so much more than she thought it could be.
Tutor Doctor: What originally drew you to the Tutor Doctor brand?
Amy Adamson: The business model has low cost of entry, low overheads, and flexible working hours.
TD: Are these still your motivating factors? Have you found any other unexpected benefits?
AA: Flexibility is definitely still a factor as I have a busy family life. However, after starting the business, I really enjoy the satisfaction of providing solutions to families to help individual students achieve their goals. And I enjoy providing work for my tutors.
TD: What has been your biggest challenge in owning a Tutor Doctor franchise?
AA: The balancing act of having enough tutors to service the growing number of clients and not have too many tutors without work. This is much harder during the initial stages of the business and becomes easier as you grow.
TD: What is the most rewarding aspect of owning a tutoring franchise?
AA: When the tutor/student match is right, this leads to successful tutoring outcomes and happy families. It feels great when a family sends a message to let you know how much the tutor has helped their child, how the student’s confidence has improved, or how well they have done on a test.
TD: How has your life changed since starting a tutoring franchise? Has it affected your family’s lifestyle?
AA: The alternative to owning a Tutor Doctor franchise was to go back into the corporate world as a chartered accountant. So currently, I have more flexibility to balance work and family, which I never take for granted. Also, I have access to a pool of great tutors if my children ever need help!
TD: In your opinion, what skills do you think are vital to franchisee success?
AA: I believe having integrity is important to be successful in running any business. Be true to yourself, your staff and your clients. Other main skills you’ll need are customer service skills, understanding personalities and what your student is looking for in a tutor, time management, and being organized and motivated. Sales, marketing and finance skills go without saying for any business. My previous career roles have helped me develop all these skills, so I was able to hit the ground running when I started.
TD: If you were to give a prospective Tutor Doctor franchisee one piece of advice, what would you tell them?
AA: You get out of it what you put in—so GO FOR IT!!!
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