It is not enough to be 'just a qualified teacher' to run a Kip McGrath Tuition Centre. You do not need to have any business experience as we will train you and full support in the business aspect will come from Head Office. However, you must be an excellent teacher, have great interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and interact with the local community to build your business.
Do I have to be a maths or English teacher?
To qualify to own a Kip McGrath Centre, you can be a qualified teacher in any subject or a business person with a good degree and be able to demonstrate skills in building a business. However, our core subjects are English and maths and you will need to employ suitably qualified and experienced tutors to teach your students. Many of our most successful centres are teachers in subjects other than maths or English like Modern Studies or are Primary School teachers but employ fantastic tutors to teach students in their centres.
Can I Continue to Teach Whilst Establishing My Centre?
Yes. Because tuition takes place after school hours, some of our franchisees continue to hold a teaching position whilst building student numbers in the early period. Like all new businesses, you have to work at building a local reputation and we will help you with this and your internet presence.
Are you Computer Literate or Willing to Learn?
Traditional methods of advertising can still work and word of mouth recommendations are very important but in this day and age it is imperative that your business has a strong internet presence. As a new franchisee, you will have your own webpage and advice will be given on how to optimise this for search engines. In Scotland, we also have a social media expert on hand to help you set up Facebook, twitter, blogs and make the most out of social media for growing your business.
Kip McGrath also continue to be at the forefront of technology and have replaced our Educator Programme with an online tuition programme called INSIGHT. This has been years in planning and many millions of pounds have been invested. The students love it. The core business of Kip McGrath is individual teaching by qualified teachers but our resources (both online and written) continue to be developed to make learning fun and relevant. As a new franchisee you will be trained in all of our online technology.
How Much Will it Cost?
To open a new centre or buy an existing centre you will need capital. Please contact Gerald on 01383 731592 or submit anonline enquiryand I will be able to give you the current price to set up a new centre. We have negotiated a finance deal with HSBC, NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland and we can send you details of this.