Mark set up his tuition centre in March 2019 after deciding to take an early retirement package. He didn’t want to retire full time but instead wanted to engage his ‘entrepreneurial spirit’. As a previously fully-qualified Secondary School Maths Teacher, Mark had the skills needed but initially considered setting up a stand-alone tutoring business which appeared daunting, despite his prior experience.
Mark saw an advert for First Class Learning and was pulled in when learning there was no requirement to re-learn the entire Curriculum. Mark saw this opportunity as ‘the marriage I was looking for between actually teaching / tutoring and being supported in the aspect of material provision’. Rather than a bricks and mortar investment, Mark was encouraged to join First Class Learning’s successful Franchise programme because of both the supplied teaching materials and the aspect of renting space.