From ABC’S to ACT’S, it’s Club Z!



Ever since the origin of the education systems in the early sixteenth century, possibly out of fundamental objectives or scientific rationale, the pedagogical approach is evolving continuously. We have come a long way from self-guided play and exploration to the establishment of schools as institutions of learning and early life development in order to produce serene, constructive and competent adults. But the prerequisites of being regarded as a well-informed person have expanded vastly. The competition is thriving in every discipline leading to the development of diverse fields and various new courses. In such a time, to help a child reach their full potential, it is necessary to seek a learning system that is agile, secure, easily accessible and constantly evolving with the world.

Therefore, the demand for tutoring has been growing exponentially over the years. To the founders of Club Z! which provides in-home and online tutoring services, it seemed like a natural fit to offer high-quality tutoring programs in the convenience of the customer’s home. Although Club Z! originally started as children’s publishing company offering a local magazine for elementary-aged students (also titled ‘Club Z!’) soon after they launched the tutoring programs in the year 1995 and began franchising in 1999. Presently, their headquarters are situated in Tampa, Florida and they have more than 400 franchises throughout North America.

“We seek to create highly individualized, one-on-one instruction, delivered in the comfort and security of home, free from distractions and conducive to learning.”

Their mission is to provide high-quality tutoring services and test-prep programs that are completely individualized to the student’s needs and preferences. Club Z! also recognizes that not all students learn best in the same setting. So, Club Z! does not advocate a “one-size-fits-all” model. It believes that individualized instruction and flexible options lead to incredible results. 

Club Z!  offers in-home and online tutoring and test-preparation services for all subjects and grade levels. They work with the student’s classroom curriculum or using one of their own proprietary enrichment programs such as SAT/ACT test-prep, study-skills, reading, writing, or kindergarten readiness. This eliminates the competitive, often distracting atmosphere associated with traditional classroom settings. 

And with Club Z!’s online tutoring platform, not only are students thriving but Club Z! franchise owners are able to easily tap into the billion-dollar online tutoring industry! Online tutoring and test prep have become incredibly popular with the modern student. Club Z!’s proprietary online tutoring platform lets students connect one-on-one live with a qualified tutor from their tablet, phone or laptop whenever it’s convenient. Online tutoring has become so popular in fact, that it accounts for nearly a third of Club Z! franchise owners’ revenue. That’s because Club Z! offers an incredibly unique opportunity to its franchise owners, wherein the Club Z! corporate offices do all the work to administer the online tutoring program, and its franchise owners earn half of the profit! There is no other franchise system offering the same opportunity to its franchise owners.

And before you start to wonder, their programs get results! In fact, the average student sees a 2-letter grade increase (e.g. from a C to an A) in just 60 days. Their SAT students see average gains of 200 points, and their ACT students see average gains of 4-5 points. Most importantly their programs build skills, motivation, and confidence among students. 

“We seek to create highly individualized, one-on-one instruction, delivered in the comfort and security of home, free from distractions and conducive to learning,” says Mark Lucas, CEO of Club Z!. “Our programs are taught by highly qualified instructors who are passionate about education and committed to each student’s academic development. We embody a family spirit, where the success of your student is both our passion and our pride.”

A promise to pedagogic brilliance

Club Z! serves students in grades pre-K-12, as well as adult enrichment learners, for instance, those who are interested in learning a foreign language, studying college-level coursework, preparing to apply for grad school, and more. Club Z! is also planning to expand into international markets, and take the benefits of their online tutoring and test-prep services to everyone. 

“Not only are we providing a low cost, easy-to-scale business model to our franchise owners, but they have the ability to help students in their communities grow their academic skills as well as their self-confidence. It’s truly a win-win for all involved!”, says Mark.

Club Z! does not require their franchise partners to have prior business ownership or any industry experience as they offer extensive initial training. The ongoing marketing assistance and support that they offer is unparalleled in the education industry. Their fully staffed call/sales center receives franchisees’ inbound calls and schedules their appointments with potential clients. As a franchisee, they will also get access to industry-leading software that will give them the confidence to manage and grow their business as large as they desire. Club Z! is well aware that they would need an exceptional instructional staff to stand out and thrive in their community. That’s why Club Z! assists its franchise owners with initial and ongoing tutor recruitment. 

Club Z! wishes to connect with people who are passionate about education and ready to commit to furthering the success and quality of their brand. Along with the ideal full-time operator partnership, they also present flexible options for those interested in part-time or semi-absentee ownership.

With 24 years of notable success under their belt and after being continuously listed among the top 500 franchises by Entrepreneur magazine and, Club Z! has surely made a strong mark in the industry.

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