Why do you do what you do? What motivates and inspires you?
I’m in this business for the kids! It’s extremely satisfying to be part of our hardworking students’ successes, like watching a 6th grader struggle in math and then end the semester with an A, or a junior increase an SAT score enough to earn a great college scholarship. We love watching our students thrive. We are educators and mentors; we create a positive environment with interventions that are comprehensive and long-lasting. Focusing on each student’s goals, we use an innovative and individualized approach to tutoring to create confident individuals who love to learn.
How have you mentored or inspired others who are following in your footsteps?
Training and mentoring the skilled and dedicated educators at Tutoring Club is a critical part of my job. My business’ growth is dependent on my team so I encourage them to find their strengths, follow their passions and expand their leadership within our business. We follow our core values to guide us toward excellence. Our tutors have the opportunity to be life-changing for a student, so investing in my team’s professional development is paramount. As a national franchise leader, Tutoring Club of McLean is sharing our best practices with other centers throughout the country.
How do you measure success?
Success in my business is confident kids, families who stop arguing about homework, higher grades and students who love to learn! We have earned an extremely high rate of referral business, which is a measure of success as well as a great compliment. I also measure success through a happy team. I strive for this with a rewarding and fun work environment, full of incentives and strong leadership.
“Success in my business is confident kids, families who stop arguing about homework, higher grades and students who love to learn!”