last updated 10/07/2018
last updated 10/07/2018
Do you want financial freedom? Is having work/life balance important to you? Most of all, do you need your career to be meaningful? These are questions posed by NumberWorks’nWords, an after-school tutoring franchise that can make a real difference to students.
If there were such a thing as a global report card for after-school programmes, it would be straight A’s. After 10 years of research, the Harvard Family Research Project released findings that children and youth participating in after school programmes can reap a host of positive benefits in a number of areas – academic, social/emotional, health, and prevention of risky behaviours. Small wonder it’s a growth industry. What many people don’t know, however, is that one of the best programmes globally was created right here in New Zealand.
Founded in 1984, NumberWorks’nWords is among the world’s longest-running tuition providers. The franchise network has since expanded to Australia (1989), England (1999) and Singapore (2013) and delivers a massive 120,000 lessons every term. Now they are looking for a new generation of Kiwi franchisees to help take the service to children and families all round the country.
NumberWorks’nWords is keen to hear from people with management and other backgrounds as well as experienced teachers – in fact, anyone who values the benefits of education, is a good communicator and is also organised and motivated.
commitment pays off
Franchisees Jo and Tony Nguyen realised their corporate careers were no longer providing the freedom they wanted after they had their first child. The couple took time to reassess their priorities and were attracted to the idea of purchasing their own business. That’s when some friends invited them to visit their NumberWorks’nWords centre and see the franchise’s specialist maths and English tuition programmes in action.
NumberWorks’nWords caters for students from new entrants to Year 11. Teaching time is after-school, typically between 3.30 and 6.30pm each day, and franchisees also spend time on preparation, lesson planning, managing tutors, parent liaison and marketing. It’s a full-time role which requires dedication and commitment.
Having experienced the buzz, Jo and Tony were immediately convinced. They seized the opportunity to invest in their own centre, left their jobs and have never looked back since – after just 18 months their incomes were equalling their previous well-paid jobs. ‘For the first year we were putting in long hours, but we knew that would be the case,’ says Tony. ‘Now, though, we are able to enjoy the flexibility of being NumberWorks’nWords franchisees and spend more time with our son. Along with business success for us, NumberWorks’nWords makes a difference to the lives of the children who receive tutoring, so the work is meaningful as well as profitable.’
NumberWorks’nWords franchisees receive full training in business management and the programmes themselves, relevant software, tutor recruitment assistance, and extensive marketing and support. An investment of approximately $55,000 will cover centre set-up, including furniture, fittings and computers. ‘The entry cost is very reasonable and, as Jo and Tony have found, the earning potential is considerable – well into six figures,’ says Tereza Murray of NumberWorks’nWords.
Tereza has a wealth of experience working with different franchise systems. Earlier this year, she was evaluating after-school programmes for her twin girls and was so impressed by what she learned about NumberWorks’nWords that she not only signed them up – she joined the company as Commercial Business Manager.
‘Apart from appreciating the huge difference NumberWorks’nWords can make to children and teenagers, I was impressed by the way franchisees are encouraged to become involved,’ says Tereza. ‘This really fosters good relations while at the same time helping franchisees realise their potential. It also underscores our expectation that franchisees will be with us for the long term.
‘Growing demand means that we have opportunities for new franchisees right now, with exclusive territories available throughout the country. NumberWorks’nWords is a rewarding business in every sense. Find out more by calling me now.’
See this advertorial on page 27 of Franchise New Zealand magazine Year 26 Issue 3
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