Founded in 1977, Huntington Learning Center has been helping prepare students reach their academic goals for nearly four decades.
Through its tutoring and test preparation services, Huntington has helped tens of thousands of students improve their grades and pass difficult tests with consistently outstanding marks. The brand’s dedication to giving students an academic leg up has earned the company a deserved reputation for quality tutoring along with high praise from parents, educators and the students that it helps.
At Huntington, franchisees benefit from the business’ reputation for excellence and don’t need any prior education experience, in fact most come from prior careers in the corporate world. They are recognized in the communities they serve as a premier tutoring solution and are able to achieve impressive financial success—the average Huntington franchise earns $495K a year, 61% more than the closest competitor.
Also, while few franchisors offer in-house financing, Huntington does so and you can get started for under $100K.Growth Industry
The tutoring and test preparation industry has been called “immune to recession” by the New York Times. In 2014, the total market was $4.3B. Indeed, it has grown every year through the Great Recession of 2008—parents prioritize their children’s education. With the population of school age children expected to continue to grow through 2050, the long term prospects for tutoring are strong. Additionally, there is a continued need. For example, the United States lags on international achievement measures—our students rank 26th in math, 21st in science and 17th in reading on the PISA tests. Similarly, only 43% of SAT takers in 2014 meet the College Board’s College and Career readiness benchmark.
Against this backdrop of industry growth and need, Huntington franchisees have continued to help their communities and have grown by 32% from 2008 to 2014.
Making a Difference
Huntington allows franchisees the opportunity to help students in their community build the skills, confidence, and motivation needed for success not only in school, but for the rest of their lives. This makes becoming a Huntington franchisee personally rewarding in addition to being financially rewarding.
Huntington’s programs combine technology with traditional educational methods developed and proven over nearly four decades. Using their proprietary methods, Huntington shapes young minds and prepares them for the academic and career achievements they strive for.
With you All the Way
Pre-opening support from Huntington’s in-house operations team, which works closely with franchisees, helps them set up their tutoring and test preparation center.
Huntington provides initial and ongoing training for franchisees and their staff, both in-person and online.
Every franchisee is assigned a dedicated franchise business consultant to help ensure their success. Huntington franchisees receive in-person visits, frequent phone conferences, and local, regional, and national training.
Franchisees also reap the benefits of Huntington’s national call center, manned by a team of educational specialists dedicated to handling all phone inquiries with the goal of scheduling initial appointments with students and driving business into franchisees’ centers.
Meanwhile, Huntington’s conference coaches prepare the brand’s franchisees for their initial conferences with parents to increase the rate of student enrollment.
Huntington’s proprietary Center management and reporting systems assist franchisees in managing the day-to-day operations of their Centers and in delivering tutoring excellence.
For example, Huntington’s proprietary “Navigator” is a next generation instructional system that delivers personalized learning, high impact teacher management, streamlined reporting and instantaneous reporting. It yields better student results while increasing profitability through both revenue gains and cost savings. Franchisees are able to manage their Centers using a dashboard that presents all of the Center’s vital statistics, making it easier and more efficient for franchisees.
Lastly, Huntington’s marketing team provides franchise owners with customized marketing strategies for their local markets as well as a full suite of tools and high impact materials. With their deep industry expertise, they know the “who, what, where, when, why and how” of advertising for tutoring that will most effectively and efficiently drive leads to your location.
With so many positives, there’s never been a better time to get into the business of helping students realize their academic dreams.