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8 03, 2021

Tutor Doctor Acquires Code Wiz, Expands Educational Reach in the Growing Coding Sector

2021-03-08T12:19:23-05:00March 8th, 2021|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leading Tutoring Franchise to Propel Emerging Franchisor’s Nationwide Development.

TORONTO Tutor Doctor, the leader in one-to-one private tutoring, is proud to announce they have acquired Massachusetts-based Code Wiz, an award-winning company that teaches students how to code. Through this alliance, Code Wiz will enjoy accelerated growth by utilizing the growth strategy and support structure that has propelled Tutor Doctor into becoming one of the nation’s leading tutoring franchises. Clear Summit Group, the parent company of Tutor Doctor, also brings over 25 years’ experience in helping brands scale – supporting Tutor Doctor in its expansion to 700-plus territories spanning 15 countries.

With a natural alignment in mission and values, the Tutor Doctor – Code Wiz partnership will allow both companies to take quantum leaps forward in achieving brand goals and reaching more students.

Founded in 2017, Code Wiz follows a customized student-driven style for teaching computer coding and robotics, combining top-tier technology with students’ individual creativity. The afterschool STEM program caters to children ages 7-17, helping them unlock their inner genius by learning to express their creativity through coding. Ruth Agbaji is the CEO, Founder, and Nerd-In-Chief who knows first-hand the power of learning to code. Born in Nigeria, Agbaji hacked her way into the world of computer science by teaching herself to code. After receiving her Masters in Computer Science from Tufts University, she worked as a software engineer for tech giants like Microsoft and Kronos before her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in. It was her desire to impact kids’ lives by sparking their interest in STEM that led Agbaji to quit her day job and launch the Code Wiz franchise system.

“With Tutor Doctor’s extensive experience in educational franchise management, Code Wiz will be able to plug-in to a proven business model and established structure that will propel the brand further into the world of franchising,” said Agbaji. “This partnership just made sense—Code Wiz’s goal is to support the next generation of geniuses, raising them up to be the next [Steve] Jobs. It’s not impossible in today’s society with all of the resources available. Tutor Doctor will be the fuel that helps Code Wiz launch to new heights.”

With five open locations and three in development, Code Wiz has established a reputation as the premier learn-to-code children’s education franchise, creating a center where an interactive and project-driven approach to technology inspires kids to unleash their imagination and reach their full-potential.

“When we heard about Ruth’s incredible story, saw what she had created in Code Wiz, and understood her passion in creating a purpose-driven business, our intentions became very clear,” said Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor. “This acquisition provides us the opportunity to add rocket fuel to our mission of changing the trajectory of students’ lives by bringing more diverse education to students around the world. There is a huge opportunity to fill a niche in the rapidly growing segment of the supplemental education market – and we’ve found an absolute perfect match with Ruth and the Code Wiz team.”

Tutor Doctor is an internationally renowned franchise with franchisees that have backgrounds spanning from education to business and more. In the past year, the franchise has welcomed 46 new franchisees, and awarded more than 70 new units, bringing the brand footprint to over 700 units across 15 countries – most recently opening its first territory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This growth is expected to continue as the brand looks to sign 80 units in 2021.

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About Code Wiz
Code Wiz is a children’s enrichment educational service franchise that teaches computer coding and robotics with a Montessori-style approach to learning. Based in Massachusetts, the emerging franchise has five locations open and three more East Coast locations in development. Founder and CEO Ruth Agbaji was named the 2020 Woman Small Business Owner of the Year in Massachusetts by The Small Business Administration (SBA) and has a Masters in Computer Science from Tufts University, with past software engineering experience at Microsoft. Founded with a student-driven mindset, Code Wiz uses cutting edge technology, including AI, AR and VR, transforming the learning experience with a customized kid-friendly curriculum that can be tailored to appeal to every learning style. The award-winning STEM afterschool learning center is designed to inspire the next generation of coding wizards and is seeking franchisees to expand its nationwide footprint. For more information about Cod Wiz and its franchise opportunity, please visit

About Tutor Doctor

With more than 700 territories in 15 countries, Tutor Doctor was named the No. 1 In-Home Tutoring Franchise by in 2016. Founded as an alternative to the “one-to-many” teaching model most extra-curricular learning centers offer, Tutor Doctor provides a personalized one-to-one, in-home and online tutoring service to students of all ages. Now with offices internationally, the Tutor Doctor vision is becoming a reality, positively impacting students and their families worldwide. With the belief that all students can achieve academic success through two components – academic foundation building and academic discipline – Tutor Doctor will continue to lead the private tutoring industry. For more information on Tutor Doctor, please visit To find out about franchise opportunities, please visit,

30 09, 2020

Expanding Their Reach Through Books

2020-09-30T17:38:41-04:00September 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

Sharon Duke Estroff embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. First, the former teacher leveraged her background in education to build Challenge Island, a popular children’s program. She then cultivated her business into a thriving multi-state franchise. Now, Estroff is poised to make Challenge Island a household name; the published author has announced signing a three-book contract to create the Challenge Island book series. By Rochelle Miller


2 09, 2020

Meeting the Increased Needs for Education

2020-09-02T02:09:38-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

With school schedules and formats in flux, there has been an increased interest in tutoring services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to meet the increased demand, Huntington Learning Center has expanded its hours of operation and offerings to support students and families across the country. By Anne Huntington


2 09, 2020

Exceeding the Needs of Both Parents and Children Through New Virtual Enrichment Programs

2020-09-02T02:02:47-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |

With all of the recent work and school closures across our nation, many parents with children at home may want to consider transitioning to a home-based business of their very own. Investing in a Snapology franchise is a solution that not only offers benefits like low overhead and high-profit margins but also complete flexibility with the business owner’s time and work schedule. By Cindy Charette


1 09, 2020

Bridging Educational Gaps During the Time of Corona

2020-09-01T17:25:13-04:00September 1st, 2020|Tags: , , |

With the pandemic still raging, the excitement of starting a new school year has been replaced with anxiety and uncertainty for students, parents and educators. Some schools have remained closed with students participating in remote learning while some others are attempting a hybrid approach with a combination of remote learning and in-person classes. By Rochelle Miller


1 09, 2020

Children’s Services: Your Future and Theirs

2020-09-02T01:43:49-04:00September 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

As we transition from summer to fall and back to school, we know that there are a lot of unknowns about the future… But what we know is that our children, education and even the concept of continuous learning are the bright part of our tomorrows. By Dawn Abbamondi


31 03, 2020

A Business Lesson: Overcoming the Coronavirus Crisis

2020-03-31T14:47:57-04:00March 31st, 2020|Tags: , , , |

While the spread of the Coronavirus necessitated the cancellation of classes across the country, in the spirit of a flexible palm tree, Estroff, the founder of Challenge Island, quickly developed a solution to bring her innovative programs to students. By Rochelle Miller


13 03, 2020

Global Tutoring Company Prepares for Surge in Online Tutoring

2020-03-13T12:20:46-04:00March 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

One-to-one Tutoring Program offers E-Learning Capabilities as Families Prepare for Coronavirus

TORONTO — As countries are working to contain the coronavirus and prevent its spread, concerns have quickly been turning to the health and safety of students in classrooms across the nation.  Medical experts have begun to coalesce around the importance of “social distancing” but what does this mean for the students across our country?  One global provider of online tutoring, Tutor Doctor, has begun to get a glimpse of where the coronavirus may be heading as it relates to education.

“We’ve already begun to see our online tutors and platform being used by students and families due to travel quarantines” said Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor. “Fortunately, our online platform is simple for tutors and students of any age to use.”

The company is already seeing a 120 percent increase in demand for online tutoring since news of the outbreak emerged.

“This is just the beginning and we can handle much higher demand spikes than this,” Milner stated. “But we’re not taking anything for granted. We are already in communication with our 94,000 tutors to ensure they’re well-prepared for what’s to come.”

Schools in China, the Middle East and Europe have or are beginning to consider suspending class.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging Americans to prepare for potential school closure due to the threat of outbreak in the United States. While this may be a direction taken to keep children healthy, it also interrupts children’s studies, social interaction, and academic progress which leaves families seeking alternatives.

Families are looking for more than just an online resource, but a true academic experience best fitting their children. Even in the online space, a tutor must know how to connect with their student, tailoring their program while continuously providing guidance and valuable learning skills.

Another valuable feature in online learning is the ability to record every session, so the student can review it later. This helps students retain information and refresh their memory before an important exam or assignment. Tutor Doctor’s education team found this feature especially valuable to students who may have their class schedule fragmented or interrupted for unforeseen circumstances, as it allows them to jump back in where they left off.

For more information about Tutor Doctor’s online tutoring program, visit

About Tutor Doctor 

With more than 600 territories in 15 countries, Tutor Doctor was named the No. 1 In-Home Tutoring Franchise by in 2016. Founded as an alternative to the “one-to-many” teaching model most extra-curricular learning centers offer, Tutor Doctor provides a personalized one-to-one, in-home tutoring service to students of all ages. Now with offices internationally, the Tutor Doctor vision is becoming a reality, positively impacting students and their families worldwide. With the belief that all students can achieve academic success through two components – academic foundation building and academic discipline – Tutor Doctor will continue to lead the private tutoring industry. For more information on Tutor Doctor, please visit To find out about franchise opportunities, please visit,

20 02, 2020

Local Entrepreneurs to Open Two Big Blue Swim Schools in North Atlanta

2020-02-20T14:42:00-05:00February 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

Abhay Shinde, Tanmay Dharmadhikari and Sagar Laghate Will Open Pools in East Cobb and Roswell.

ATLANTABig Blue Swim School, one of the nation’s fastest-growing swim school franchises, is partnering with Abhay Shinde, Tanmay Dharmadhikari, and Sagar Laghate to bring two pools to North Atlanta over the next two years. The trio signed on to be Big Blue franchise partners because they were drawn to the high-quality investment opportunity and best-in-class consumer offerings.

“Abhay, Tanmay, and Sagar make a  powerhouse team as franchise partners and we are excited about the expansion they will bring to  Atlanta,” said Scott Thompson, Big Blue’s Chief Development Officer. “Sagar, Abhay, and Tanmay have always wanted to own a business together in the child enrichment space, and we know they will live the Big Blue mission and create inspiring moments for kids and families throughout the greater Atlanta area.”

This is the first franchise partnership for the trio and they look forward to the services and expertise provided by Big Blue’s leadership team, including full support in site location, lease negotiation, construction, and facilities management.

“As part of the Big Blue Swim School family, we will help the youth and families in our community with this vital life skill,” said Dharmadhikari. “Big Blue teaches children how to be safe around the water and grow in confidence as they learn to swim. Most importantly, they have fun while learning.  We are proud to have the opportunity to deliver Big Blue’s mission to the families in Atlanta.”

Atlanta is the home to Level 5 Capital Partners, who invested in  Big Blue Swim School in  2017 to grow the company through franchising. Big Blue Swim School will open its first pool in Atlanta  this spring in Johns Creek.

Since launching in 2009, Big Blue has approached swim instruction holistically, imparting confidence and self-esteem in students while providing parents with feedback on their child’s progress. Started by five-time National Champion swimmer Chris DeJong, Big Blue Swim School is emerging as one of the dominant players in the $3 billion swim school industry. The brand’s semi-absentee business model supports franchise partners with proprietary enterprise technology, a recession-resistant business model, and strong unit economics. With 66 franchises locations sold in 14 states, Big Blue is positioned to be the market leader in an underserved and fragmented industry valued at $3B annually.


Big Blue Swim School was founded in 2009 by competitive swimmer Chris DeJong. The first location opened in Wilmette, Illinois, followed by four additional Chicagoland schools. In 2017, Level 5 Capital Partners acquired a stake in the brand. Through that investment, Big Blue plans to grow through franchising to 150 pools by 2021. Big Blue Swim School’s real estate expertise, strong brand, proprietary technology, and leadership support, coupled with its best-in-class consumer offerings, position its franchise partners for long-term success. To learn more about franchise opportunities with Big Blue Swim School, visit