MagiKats Maths and English Franchisee
Posted: 1st Nov 2017 Closing: 31st Jan 2018
MagiKats Maths and English Tutoring Centres
Join a rapidly growing network with the ultimate flexible working opportunity - MagiKats!
A MagiKats tutoring franchise provides you with a ready-made business that has been planned, budgeted, promoted and replicated all over the UK. We have put everything together that you need to offer maths and English tuition in your local area – just add your own enthusiasm, energy and determination!
Is your maternity leave about to finish?
Perhaps your kids are now in school?
Is it time for you to fulfil some of your own ambitions?
Are you someone who wishes they could be in charge of their own destiny, but has never quite been able to take the plunge and start their own business? Is the idea of working for yourself both exciting and scary in equal measure? In that case - buy a franchise!
Total investment is £12,000 + working capital.
MagiKats workshops are held outside of school hours. All other aspects of your business are totally flexible, designed to fit around your own family and commitments. MagiKats can be done part-time or can develop over time to a full time, flexible commitment.
You use our system to provide English and maths tuition to small groups of children from pre-school to GCSE in your local area. The UK tutoring market is worth £6.5 billion per year and in 2014, 2.8 million children received additional tuition. A MagiKats Principal with just 60 of these children could earn around £52,000 profit per annum.
Best suited to:
You do not need to have teaching qualification to become a MagiKats Principal Someone who is motivated, values the importance of education, enjoys working with children and young adults and seeing them grow in skill and confidence and who would like the independence/flexibility of running their own business.
Name: Lindsey Falconer
Location: Fleet, Hampshire
Family: Husband Dan, and son Leo (aged 2)
How often do you work?
I usually work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. These are the days Leo goes to nursery. Some Wednesdays I do other things (like cleaning!), and catch up with work at other times instead. Most days I check emails and respond if I can.
How does the job fit around your family life?
I have a really good work/ family life balance. The flexibility to work when I want is great, and the only times I am tied to are the workshops, two afternoons a week. As Leo gets older, and starts pre-school and then school, I know I will be able to adjust my working times to fit around him, and should be able to start working more hours to grow the business more.
How much time do you commit?
I work 20-25 hours a week. Some weeks are busier than others, but if I don’t get everything done whilst Leo is at nursery, or if something else takes priority during that time then I spend a couple of hours in the evenings working.
Where do you carry out your work?
All my business admin and work preparation is done at home. My workshops are held at a local venue, which is only half a mile from my home.
Do you need a car?
Yes, I need a car as I need to transport work and workshop materials to my venue for the twice weekly sessions.
Do you get support/training?
Yes, I had a full week of training, followed by close support in the first few months. The support is always available when I need it, but I also have the freedom to run my business on my own without having to report in to anyone.
Would you recommend this opportunity to other mums?
MagiKats gives you a real sense of achievement, of doing something you love, and of helping students reach their goals, which is soon reflected in parent testimonials. The flexibility is great, and the option to grow and add more territories is available once you are established. This is a business that I can see myself putting more and more time in to as my son grows.
Do you advertise?
Most of my advertising is done locally on social media and on several online listings and websites. I have an advert in a local magazine, and have also done leaflet drops in my area, and had a stall at some local events.
Are there any downsides to the role?
The growth of the business can be a little unpredictable. Sometimes I get new enquiries when I am least expecting it, and at other times there are fewer new students than I have been anticipating. It is important financially that you don’t rely on the income during the first year.