Neil Chyten founded Chyten Educational Services in 1999 in Newton, Massachusetts after several years of working with students to help them unlock their potential. He used the methods he had developed to form the model for his new venture. The center was successful, and more opened in the years that followed. In 2006, Chyten franchised. There are now 40 of the centers across the United States.
Start-up Cost: $113.9K - 234K
Club Z! offers customized tutoring solutions for students in the comfort of their own homes. The company provides tutoring for all major school subjects, as well as basic remediation, test preparation, and college application coaching, and more. Club Z! was founded in 1995 and franchised three years later. Now, more than 400 of them help students and their families in the U.S. and Canada.
Start-up Cost: $27.65K - 56.6K
College Nannies and Tutors was started by Joseph Keeley in 2000, when he was a college student. Keeley took a summer job as a nanny, and discovered the need to connect parents with reliable nannies who could help enrich kids’ lives. The College Nannies and Tutors model operates on Keeley’s idea that child care should entail more than simply babysitting. By 2005, the idea had expanded into a franchise operation and there are now 80 locations in the United States.
Start-up Cost: $152.2K - 209.2K
CompuChild was started in 1994 to help teach children the computer and technological skills necessary to be a productive and successful member of our modern society. Using software geared toward specific age and development levels, CompuChild helps kids to become computer-proficient, while teaching them how to be ethically and socially responsible in a digital age. The company began selling franchises in 2001 and there are nearly 60 CompuChild locations open today.
Start-up Cost: $18.3K - 33.6K
E.nopi comes from Korea, and now has more than 900 learning centers in several countries. The education model, created by Dr. Young Joong Kang, focuses on individualized learning customized to each child’s unique learning style. E.nopi operates with a multi-faceted approach, incorporating the use of several different tools and aids in its tutoring programs.
Start-up Cost: $43.1K - 89.5K
Diane and Dr. Raymond J. Huntington founded Huntington Learning Centers in 1977. The supplemental education centers offer services like remedial studies in all major subjects, help with study skills, test preparation, and more. Huntington Learning Centers were franchised in 1985 and today the comprehensive curriculum is followed in 280 centers throughout the United States.
Start-up Cost: $113.85K - 245.85K
Kumon is a vast network of supplemental education centers started nearly half a century ago by Japanese math teacher, Toru Kumon. Mr. Kumon had helped his own son to overcome his struggles in math, and soon turned the methods he used into what would become the Kumon Math & Reading Center learning model. The Kumon strategy involves first solidifying the foundations of knowledge by working on the basic elements of subject consistently until they are second nature.
Start-up Cost: $67.76K - 145.32K
Learning Rx was formed in 2002 by Dr. Ken Gibson after years of experience in creating learning remediation and supplementation programs. Training programs center primarily on memory, reading, and increasing mental focus. Gibson and his business partners franchised the learning center in 2003 and now nearly 75 of them are in operation in the United States.
Start-up Cost: $104K - 205K
Larry Martinek started Mathnasium in 2002 to help kids perform better in math through enhanced understanding of the underlying concepts. As a parent, teacher, and educational consultant Martinek saw ways to help students to master mathematical concepts through remedial learning. Martinek quickly made a name for himself, as did Mathnasium, and the company began franchising in 2003. There are over 500 of the learning centers serving students today.
Start-up Cost: $93.25K - 131K
Musician Paul Green started what would become School of Rock in 1998, giving music lessons in his home. Two years later, he opened a dedicated space for his thriving business, dubbing it Paul Green’s School of Rock. Before long Green shortened the name and started franchising, and the brand grow quickly. There are currently 70 School of Rock franchises teaching music to students in the U.S.
Start-up Cost: $115.65K - 321.7K
Sylvan Learning Center, which was opened in 1979 by W. Berry Fowler. The next year, the specialized learning center began to sell franchises and in 1985 the name was bought by KinderCare Learning Systems, which was eventually bought out by R. Christopher Hoehn-Saric and Douglas Becker. Sylvan provides supplemental learning including remediation, test preparation, and other customized tutoring. There are nearly 900 Sylvan locations around the world.
Start-up Cost: $179.57K - 305.59K
Tutor Doctor provides in-home educational remediation for school-age children. Families are able to set appointments with tutors, who work one-on-one with kids in their home to help with test preparation, performance improvement, and more. Started in 2001, the company franchised two years later and now there are over 250 independently owned Tutor Doctor locations.
Start-up Cost: $66.5K - 170.45K
Tutoring Club provides remediation, instruction, and tutoring for kids from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Tutoring Club coaches help kids to catch up in any or all subjects, with test preparation, memorization, and college application preparation. The company began in 1991 and matured into a successful group of locations that franchised in 1999. There are more than 130 Tutoring Club centers currently open and operational.
Start-up Cost: $26.3K - 126.3K