USA Today Recognizes Tutor Doctor as One of the “Top 50 Franchises for Minorities”

Tutor Doctor Stands Out in Annual Survey by National Minority Franchising Initiative

Online PR News – 17-October-2012 – Toronto, Canada – Media Contact: Stefanie Zimmerman, Fishman PR, 847.945.1300 x 267, szimmerman@fishmanpr.com

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Toronto, Canada – On October 12, 2012, USA Today published a list of the “Top 50 Franchises for Minorities”, marking the sixth annual survey conducted by the National Minority Franchising Initiative (NMFI) to acknowledge franchisors who best demonstrate their commitment to the recruitment, inclusion and on-going support of minorities through action. Several hundred franchisors submitted information to qualify for this honor, and only the highest-scoring companies made the cut – Tutor Doctor being one of them.

Franchisors across North America submitted quantitative information regarding minority participation within their existing franchised and company-owned units, as well as minority representation on their corporate staff, with an annual salary of $60,000 or more.

“Being acknowledged in the “Top 50” list exhibits how Tutor Doctor is consistently making outstanding strides to expand our community and embrace diversity,” said Stan Friedman, Vice President of North America Franchise Development for Tutor Doctor, the number one “at-home” tutoring franchise, worldwide. Stan is also a founding board member of the International Franchise Association’s Diversity Institute and has been accomplishing work in the diversity field for over twenty years. In 2011, the IFA honored Stan with its coveted Ronald E. Harrison Diversity Award, honoring those individuals who have made a significant contribution to minorities in franchising. In over fifty years, the IFA has only presented this award seven times. Stan also chairs the IFA’s Pro Athlete Franchising Initiative, which introduces twilight year pro athletes to their next potential playbooks, those related to franchising. “Where else can one go, to draw from a more diverse pool of potential franchisees, than the world of professional athletics?” asked Friedman.

“With more than 325 franchised territories operating on three continents, we’re tremendously pleased to report that we not only continue to develop and flourish, but are significantly impacting the lives of the students that we tutor, as well as our franchise owners, who have fulfilled their dream of owning their own business.”

Inclusion on this “Top 50” list recognizes Tutor Doctor as a company that has greatly contributed to the increasing percentage of minority franchise owners throughout the last ten years, rising from 8-10% to a present 16%. The North American minority population is currently at 28%, and thanks to these franchises, the number of minorities joining the franchise community is only continuing to grow.

About Tutor Doctor
Tutor Doctor was founded in 1999 as an alternative to the “one-to-many” teaching model most extra-curricular learning centers offer by providing a personalized one-on-one, in-home tutoring service to students. The company quickly grew and in 2003 turned to franchising as a way of expanding the company’s impact and meeting the vast market demand. Now with offices internationally in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean, the Tutor Doctor vision is becoming a reality as the lives of students and their families are being positively impacted throughout the world. With 180 locations worldwide, Tutor Doctor was listed by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchise brands. Tutor Doctor is affiliated with the National Tutor Association (NTA) whose mission is to foster the advancement of professional and peer tutoring, support research into best practices and standards for all tutors, support tutor training, advocate for tutor certification, and uphold the NTA Code of Ethics. For more information about Tutor Doctor visit the web site at www.tutordoctor.com.
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Stefanie Zimmerman
Fishman Public Relations

847-945-1300