As demand for the unique Tutor
service continues to increase, our UK franchisees have
grown, on average, by over 50% year-on-year. This trend is not
expected to slow down, especially when one considers new curriculum
changes for Primary Schools, with Secondary Schools following suit
shortly. This is likely to put extra pressure on teachers, schools,
parents and students to achieve more.
The professionalism of the Tutor Doctor brand can be clearly
seen in the success of its Franchisees at the British Franchise
Association’s Franchisee of the Year Awards. For two years running
Tutor Doctor has had the honour of being represented in the final
16 out of a total of nearly 45,000 franchisees across all sectors.
Alex Scotchbrook was a finalist in 2013 in the Female Franchisee of
the Year category, and in 2014 Joyce Batten has made it through to
the finals in the same category.
Success and growth within the Tutor
network has been outstanding. 43% of our franchisees
have expanded their success across multiple territories, 3 of which
are in the UK owning 11 territories between them!
Alexandra Scotchbrook has been a Tutor Doctor franchisee
since 2009 starting with her territory in Guildford. Since then she
has expanded to Camberley, Woking and Farnham.
Owning and running her Tutor Doctor franchise has been the
biggest change for Alex since leaving corporate life. As an
employed person, she was grateful for all the security and
protection her role gave to her, but she did not have ownership of
the overall role.
“Now my future is down to me, so the guaranteed security has
gone but it has been replaced by something more wonderful and
fulfilling: a genuine opportunity to do something that will
positively influence a child’s life, and the feeling of Equal
Business Stature with clients, fellow-franchisees and Head Office
alike. My future is my own now, but with Tutor Doctor I’m
guaranteed great company with truly decent people along the
It is obvious from Alex’s enthusiasm that she clearly loves
what she is doing and is not longing to return to corporate life,
as far as she is concerned the only way is UP!
Rob Kerrison has been running his Tutor Doctor franchise in
Cambridge since 2010 with his wife Lynne.
Rob embarked on a very successful career in Sales & Marketing,
after completing his Business degree. He worked for a number of
blue chip organisations, in senior roles. Rob decided he wanted to
run his own business in summer 2010; and feels that it is the best
thing he’s ever done.
“At Tutor Doctor what we do is help children to be as good as
they can be. Why would anyone not want to do this? Also it
was a franchise opportunity that was very much aligned to our own
agenda and skill set, as well as tying in perfectly to the local
market in Cambridge, where education is valued by the families, and
qualified tutors are in high demand. We’ve always worked very hard
at everything we do and with Tutor Doctor we found a way to channel
our energies and skills into something we really believed
Joyce Elaine Batten’s journey with Tutor Doctor started in
2011 and covers the Bromley, part of South East London, part of
Croydon and part of Dartford areas.
Joyce has a very varied background, but for the 25 years
before joining Tutor Doctor she was a senior executive in the
social housing sector in a number of capacities, however a change
in her personal life led her to review her life.
“I had a wish to do something different. I had often seen a
Franchise Exhibition advertised so I took the opportunity to attend
one in February 2011 at the Excel centre in order to see what was
“One of the most important aspects was to be able to speak to
some franchise owners to learn about their experiences. After
speaking to 8 owners, I was convinced that the Tutor Doctor
business was one I wanted to own.”