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The demand for tutoring services is rising

The demand for tutoring services is rising

Tutor Doctor provides four reasons why personalized tuition isn’t going away any time soon.

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Over the past year, students around the world were thrown into distance learning – parents became teachers, all while trying to work from home, and schools switched to zoom classrooms overnight.

School disruptions have affected so many students in many different ways. And while students have shown so much resilience, we are in an education crisis that will have a ripple effect for years to come – impacting students’ academic gains, well-being, and economic prospects. In fact, the Sutton Trust estimates a net loss of £1.5bn for just one year group in England due to school closures.

The global private tutoring market is projected to reach $200bn by 2026 – this is no surprise as we see more and more parents turn to tutoring to supplement their childrens’ education.

Here are just a few reasons why private tutoring services are on the rise:


An unfortunate result of the pandemic is that many students have fallen behind in core subjects. A recent study by McKinsey & Co. found that on average students are five months behind in mathematics and four months behind in reading. This can happen for many reasons – some students are in an environment that isn’t conducive to learning, while others may have difficulty concentrating without in-person instruction. Whatever the reason, continued remote learning has impacted students over the last academic year.

As students start the new academic year, many will be faced with the reality of catching up from lost learning from the previous year. This is why Tutor Doctor continues to see a surge in demand for tuition services – to help students build back both their learning and their confidence.


Every student will have been affected differently by school disruptions – some excelling with online learning and others struggling and losing vital learning. One thing is clear: the ‘one size fits all’ approach is simply no longer viable; what works for one student may not work for another. This has been Tutor Doctor’s ethos since its inception.

“Tutor Doctor is deeply committed to its mission of changing the trajectory of students’ lives”

The brand’s personalized approach to learning ensures students are matched to the right tutor – based on personality, learning style, and subject matter – which helps students stay engaged in their learning, build confidence, and see results. In fact, according to the Education Endowment Foundation, evidence indicates that one-to-one tutoring delivered five additional months’ progress for students on average.


Mainstream education is often restricted by education policies, making change a mammoth task to implement. Student needs, driven by global demands for 21st century skills, are far easier to meet with the help of a private tutor.

For instance, at Tutor Doctor, the brand has seen an increase in demand for its X-Skills program, which focuses on executive functioning skills students need in order to thrive in a 21st-century knowledge economy.


The pandemic has accelerated the growth of the online tutoring space. Many families have realized that online tutoring is a useful and convenient way to supplement their children’s full-time education. In fact, according to a recent survey by online tutoring platform, Bramble, 84 per cent of students said online tutoring was more effective or as effective as in-person tutoring.

As students across the globe head back into the classroom, some busy parents will continue to opt for an online tutoring model. Many students have acquired the computer skills and personal accountability to make the most of online tutoring, making this the perfect option for families who are strapped for time or who live in rural areas.

These are just a few reasons why the private tutoring market continues to explode – and it’s clear that tutoring providers like Tutor Doctor are going to be needed more than ever to support students and help them excel in our new normal.

Tutor Doctor is deeply committed to its mission of changing the trajectory of students’ lives; this is accomplished by utilizing a personalized one-to-one tutoring approach that matches students with professional tutors based upon the students’ individual needs. This approach to education enables any child of any age to get help on any subject – whether they require remedial attention or academic enrichment.

This ability to instill confidence in students and change their attitudes towards their educational potential is what makes Tutor Doctor stand out. While other supplemental education brands are creating curriculums from standardized best practices, Tutor Doctor is making learning personal in person and online.

The brand’s tutors work with students one-to-one in their homes and tailor their educational strategies to each child’s unique set of challenges, strengths, and assignments, ensuring that every student receives the exact amount of attention and the type of help that they need to excel.

A unique business model, combined with growing demand in the supplemental education industry as a whole, makes it a strong investment opportunity for franchisees. Since the business model isn’t curriculum-based, there is no limitation as to where Tutor Doctor locations can open up because students across the globe are all working on their own homework with different pain points that require help.

Tutor Doctor is looking for a specific kind of franchisee as it aims to bring those feelings of confidence and high self-esteem to more students across the U.K. Owners who find the most success with the brand have a strong desire to build and grow a business, and are excited about the opportunity to be actively involved in their communities. They also want to make a difference in the lives of students and feel passionate about Tutor Doctor’s mission: To change the trajectory of students’ lives.


Established: 2000

Number of franchised outlets: 720+

Investment range: £33,000 - £67,700

Minimum required capital: £20,000


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