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Clara James Tutoring Franchise
It is expected that by 2020, tutoring will be a £123 billion-pound global business. As a Clara James Franchisee you will provide children from reception to the end of GCSE with support in Maths and English.
Franchise Information
  • BFA Membership Status
  • UK Years EstablishedNew Launch
  • Current UK Coverage5%
  • Franchisee Support Staff1
  • Personal Investment Req.£9,995
  • Total Startup Cost£9,995
  • Territory-based business locationYes
  • Business to consumer servicesYes
  • Franchisee operates individuallyYes
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Have the events of the past few months left you yearning for something different in your life?

Over the past few weeks many families have taken on the role of teacher to their own children. Some parents are pulling their hair out, others are loving every minute of it.

Maybe it’s the joy of spending time with your children or perhaps it’s something you were born to do. Maybe, it’s both?

Could now be the time to create a new future and do something that you find pride, satisfaction and fulfilment from?

Prior to the lockdown it was suggested that 1 in 3 children in the UK have a tutor to support them with their academic studies.

Parents are still looking for tutors. Very often it’s because they are struggling to support them with their education during this time.

However, more and more people are becoming tutors, so how could you make sure that you stand out in an already over-crowded market?

Clara James Franchise | Children's Tutoring Business

The Clara James Franchise Opportunity:

“It’s not what we do, it’s the way that we do it”

And now Clara James have changed how they do things!

Not everything, they still firmly believe that we learn best when we are enjoying ourselves. Learning needs to be varied and tailor made to the individual learning style, needs and interests of the person you are supporting. Everything that has been learned and experienced over the past 20 years has reinforced that belief.

But whereas before the lockdown, every lesson that was carried out involved franchisees travelling to the child’s home. Now, franchisees are carrying out online lessons as well.

The games have been adapted and with some imagination, there is no reason why Clara James can’t still offer a variety of tailormade resources rather than a one style suits all approach.

Clara James Franchise | Children's Tutoring BusinessPrior to the lock down Clara James took pride in the fact that they always travel to the student. However, things have changed.

As a franchisee you will now able to offer two levels of support. Online lessons and (once we come out of lockdown) lessons in the student’s home.

A range of resources are still used that are tailor-made to the needs of that specific child. Every lesson is still focused on providing the absolute best support possible.

That is just part of the reason the Clara James Franchise stands out.

The Clara James Tutoring Business provide English and Maths tuition for children from reception to the end of GCSE. A lot of the children they work with have some form of specific learning difficulty so you will be given full training on working with a dyslexic or autistic child.

We don’t carry out a formal assessment of the child because we believe that if the first time the child meets the tutor they are given a test to carry out, it is unlikely they will work at the full potential. Instead, the tutor/ franchisee talks to the family and they agree between themselves the areas in which the child needs/ wants to focus. This is used to observe and move forward. The child normally knows what they find hard.

What hours will I work?

Your diary is yours to set, but you must be prepared to do some tutoring on an evening or weekend.

What can I earn?

There are four options available:

Option 1: Be the sole tutor in your business carrying our all your lessons in the student’s home

If you were to work a 30-hour week and earn £35/hour (depending on area), you could earn £1,050/ week (before expenses) which equates to £4,200/month. Although this is perfectly reasonable, you may choose to dedicate less hours than this to tutoring. It could also be that the demand for work may dictate that you take on tutors to work with you and lighten the load!

Option 2: Employ tutors within your business working purely in the student’s home.

If this is the case, you would expect to pay the tutor £22/hour. If you are charging the parent £35/hour (dependent on area) you will make £13/hour that the tutor works (before expenses). Therefore, as an example, if you have 1 tutor working 15 hours a week for you, you will receive £195/ week before expenses (£780/month).

Tutors working 10 hours each a week would earn you £260/ week before expenses (£1,040/ month). Therefore, it is reasonable to expect that you could have low overheads and a reasonable income in a market where demand is proven to be getting greater, year on year.

Option 3: Be the sole tutor in your business, working purely online.

Working online you will accrue fewer expenses. Therefore, if you were to work a 30-hour week online and earn £25/hour (depending on area), you could earn £750/ week (before expenses) which equates to £3000/month. Although this is perfectly reasonable, you may choose to dedicate less hours than this to tutoring. It could also be that the demand for work may dictate that you take on tutors to work with you and lighten the load!

Option 4: Employ tutors within your business to work with you online.

If this is the case, you would expect to pay the tutor £18/hour. If you are charging the parent £25/hour (dependent on area) you will make £7/hour that the tutor works (before expenses). Therefore, as an example, if you have 1 tutor working 15 hours a week for you, you will receive £105/ week before expenses (£420/month). 

Don’t have any business or tutoring experience?

Don’t worry, Clara James are there to support you every step of the way.

Their systems, training and support are designed so that anyone can acquire the skills they need to become the owner-operator of their own successful Clara James Children's Children's Tutoring Business, with no previous experience required.

Clara James Franchise | Children's Tutoring Business

The advantages of purchasing the Clara James Franchise includes:

  • Low entry cost £8,575 +VAT for everything (during lockdown) that you need including a defined territory, training, a comprehensive starter pack, £1,000 of Google AdWords and Facebook Ads to help you get started
  • No fees for the first 3 months!
  • A huge demand from those looking for the quality of tutoring that their systems and techniques offer
  • Be your own boss. Set your own diary and work your own hours
  • Tried and tested marketing campaigns
  • Tremendous referral business
  • Run your business from home
  • Low overheads
  • Recognised twice as finalists for a national customer service award and once for getting things done
  • Ongoing head office support and training
  • Comprehensive training manuals
  • Uniforms supplied
  • The perfect blend of income and lifestyle

Clara James Tutoring believe that in any business the ability to market business is fundamental. When you strive to constantly improve and be the best tailor-made Children's Education Franchise there is, marketing becomes a whole lot easier and your business can’t help but succeed!

What training and support is available?

Clara James Tutoring is proud of the training and support that is available to their franchisees – it’s extensive!

  • 5-day induction and training
  • Courses, webinars, workshops and meetings
  • Online training
  • 1:1 business reviews
  • Support from head office is just a phone call or email away

Do you have what it takes to run a Clara James Tutoring Business?

It takes someone special to be a Clara James Tutoring Franchisee. You will need to be willing to carry out some of the tutoring yourself so that when you speak to a potential family you can speak with passion and experience. You can acknowledge them as someone you want to help not just another lead.

In addition, you will be:

  • Self-motivated and enjoy hard work
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Keen to generate income and profit
  • Determined to succeed
  • Creative
  • Organised
  • Passionate about building confidence and knowledge in maths & English in those that you work with
  • Able to travel
  • Customer focused
  • Keen to learn
  • A people person, able to listen as well as to talk

Find out more about the Clara James Tutoring Business opportunity and running your own successful Children's Education Franchise. Click below now!

Why Choose Us

Tutor yourself, or work solely as a manager our systems will work for you

£1K of free advertising to help get you started and no franchise fees for the first 3 months

Intensive training and ongoing support to ensure your business gets off to the best possible start

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