As one of the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep providers, Huntington Learning Center prides itself on offering proven, individualized, accredited educational programs with certified tutors. By Jessica Jones
As one of the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep providers, Huntington Learning Center prides itself on offering proven, individualized, accredited educational programs with certified tutors. Assisting students during virtual school days and providing academic evaluations and personalized learning plans, the nationally recognized tutoring program helps students with everything from phonics and reading to algebra, calculus, and chemistry. Besides preparing students for their state and standardized exams, Huntington programs are praised for their ability to develop skills, confidence, and inspire motivation. A facet of the business which many Huntington franchisees define as their purpose.
We spoke with Bruce Moody, a Virginia-based Huntington Learning Center franchisee who has been an owner/operator since 2019.
“I was attracted to Huntington Learning Center because I was impressed by the brand’s ability to deliver consistent results to students of all ability levels using repeatable processes and proven teaching methods,” said Moody. “It is a systems approach that uses repeatable processes to deliver consistent results, flexible enough to allow for innovation and creativity.”
Moody, a former military officer and defense contracting executive, said Huntington is a perfect fit for his experience and background. “My previous experience delivering results across multiple disciplines from combat operations to boardroom leadership taught me the value of integrated systems and repeatable processes,” he said. “Both are present in the Huntington system.” Moody said he has received exceptional support as a member of the Huntington team. Calling the franchisor’s value of networks “a key ingredient to our success.” Moody notes that other center owners have been incredibly generous with their time and advice.
We asked Moody: What is the most fulfilling part of being a center owner? “Seeing the positive effects we have on students and their families,” Moody answered. He went on to say, “The opportunity to serve your community and improve the lives of teachers and staff through personal leadership and engagement are as fulfilling as serving the nation in uniform.”
Proudly partnering with eight veteran-owned franchises, three of which are currently operated by active-duty military personnel, Huntington offers a 40 percent discount on military members’ and veterans’ franchise fee.
Family owned and operated, the 43-year-old business model, which is named after the family that started it all, maintains that all of its executives are deeply involved in all the day-to-day aspects of the business.
An adaptable business, Huntington quickly adjusted to the current post- COVID learning climate, now offering free weekly “How To” webinars with education and mental health experts on topics such as “How Parents Can Help Their Children Prepare for the New School Year” and “How to Help Children Connect During a Socially Disconnected Time.” Because each child learns differently, and many parents now prefer a learn at home atmosphere, Huntington also offers virtual tutoring via a Huntington Helps LIVE platform, and virtual Huntington Study Hall with the their accredited teachers.
When joining Huntington, franchisees can expect low startup expenses and minimized fixed and variable ongoing costs. Huntington requires no previous education experience, and the franchisor provides all the tools. According to the brand, a passion for education, good business sense, and a community-minded spirit are Huntington franchisee’s hallmarks.
For information about Huntington Learning Center franchising opportunities, visit huntingtonfranchise.com.
– Jessica Jones