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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.

For more information on Tutor Doctor and its franchise opportunity, visit www.tutordoctor.com or www.tutordoctoropportunity.com.

For more information on Code Wiz and its franchise opportunity, visit www.thecodewiz.com or www.codewizfranchise.com.

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 https://codewizfranchise.com/.

About Tutor Doctor

With more than 700 territories in 15 countries, Tutor Doctor was named the No. 1 In-Home Tutoring Franchise by Entrepreneur.com 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 www.tutordoctor.com. To find out about franchise opportunities, please visit, www.tutordoctoropportunity.com.

7 10, 2020

Huntington Learning Center Partners With Fortune 500 Companies to Offer Education Support to Employees’ Families

2020-10-07T11:16:16-04:00October 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Huntington’s Offerings for the 2020-2021 Academic Year Continue to Expand as Need for Increased Education Resources Nationwide Grows.

ORADELL, N.J. — Huntington Learning Center has announced that it will partner with Fortune 500 companies nationwide to provide in-person and virtual academic programs including the recently launched study hall, tutoring and test prep programs, homework help, and academic performance coach program to their employees’ families. This expanded business-to-business offering will allow companies to tap into Huntington’s proven learning methods and provide much-needed support to their employees, many of whom are struggling to manage a full-time workload with family obligations.

“Huntington Learning Center is a family-founded, family-run, and family-focused company. Since the onset of the pandemic, we’ve heard from thousands of parents that they need more resources, and we, like the Fortune 500 companies we’re partnering with, are rising to the occasion to help meet that demand,” said Anne Huntington, President of Huntington Learning Center. “With approximately 300 locations across the nation, we’re uniquely positioned to be able to offer educational support to corporate employees and their families in many major metro and suburban markets across the country. Bridging the work and school gap for parents is just another layer of the foundation we continue to build in order to provide families and students access to the best resources possible.”

The business-to-business offerings are an expansion on previous success Huntington launched prior to the pandemic at a localized level. The new nationwide contracts are scaling Huntington’s ability to support its franchisees and support even more families across the country.

Results from the company’s ‘Back-to-School’ report affirm that Huntington’s 43-year track record of proven success continues to propel student achievement. The report concluded the average test scores of students engaged with Huntington test prep courses increase by 229 SAT and 5.4 ACT points, leading to an average of $71,000 in scholarship offers awarded to Huntington graduates. Programs are available for students grades K-12 and additionally report 2+ grade levels of growth in reading and math within three months. Huntington Learning Center provides skill-building programs, subject-specific tutoring, test prep for the SAT, ACT, and state and standardized tests, Homework Help, HutingtonHelps LIVE, Academic Performance Coach and Huntington Advantage programs, as well as free weekly webinars.

Huntington’s accredited programs and highly trained, certified teachers, are available via a live virtual tutoring platform, HuntingtonHelps LIVE, and in-person at local centers. All centers are adhering to CDC and government guidelines and following strict cleaning and social distancing standards.

To learn more call 1-800 CAN-LEARN or visit www.HuntingtonHelps.com.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington is the nation’s tutoring and test prep leader, providing academic programs online and in-center. Its certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.HuntingtonHelps.com. For franchise opportunities please visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.

23 07, 2020

Huntington Learning Center Offers Academic Help for Students Impacted by COVID-19 by Expanding Center Hours and Offerings

2020-07-23T12:08:14-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Tags: , , , |

In-Person and Live Online Tutoring and Test Prep, Homework Help, Webinars, and Huntington Study Hall Are Here to Help.

ORADELL, N.J. — The upcoming academic year looks very different for students and families from previous years, and Huntington Learning Center has been hard at work to develop additional resources to support families as they navigate the uncertain start to school this fall. Regardless of the environment and learning track you choose for your children, Huntington is proud to offer a variety of programs and resources that will help set students up for success this school year.

“At Huntington, we are working hard in real-time to evolve and elevate our programs in order to support students who have experienced a disruption in learning due to the pandemic,” said Anne Huntington, President of Huntington Learning Center. “As we have done for over 40 years, Huntington will continue to provide students with the best education possible no matter what situation comes our way.”

Today, Huntington announced the addition to their remote and in-person learning capabilities: Huntington Study Hall, a new resource that offers students the opportunity to attend their virtual schools at an accredited Huntington Learning Center in a structured environment that is quiet, safe and clean, with certified teachers on-hand to help with their studies throughout the day. Huntington Study Hall is also available online with certified teachers. Because each school district may require different formats, Huntington will offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate the needs of each student. Individualized tutoring and test prep programs are also available to complement Huntington Study Hall.

“Our family-run company has an unmatched track record of serving students across the country through our proven learning programs,” said Anne Huntington. “Our accredited programs and highly trained, certified teachers, are available via our live virtual tutoring platform, HuntingtonHelps LIVE, and in-person at our centers, all of which are adhering to CDC and government guidelines and following strict cleaning and social distancing standards.”

Huntington offers skill-building programs, subject-specific tutoring, test prep for the SAT, ACT, and state and standardized tests, Homework Help and Huntington Advantage programs, as well as free weekly webinars. Because every child learns differently, Huntington recommends that students complete a comprehensive academic evaluation to find out where their academic strengths and weaknesses are, and enroll in a customized learning program designed to meet their individual needs.

Huntington helps. Call 1-800 CAN LEARN and visit www.huntingtonhelps.com to get started.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington is the nation’s tutoring and test prep leader, providing academic programs online and in-center. Its certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry, and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.huntingtonhelps.com. For franchise opportunities please visit www.huntingtonfranchise.com.

19 05, 2020

Huntington Learning Center Named to Entrepreneur’s 2020 Low-Cost Franchises List

2020-05-19T11:11:10-04:00May 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Huntington Ranks #10 of Top 100 Franchises Available for Less Than $150K.

ORADELL, N.J. — Huntington Learning Center, the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider, was recently named #10 on Entrepreneur’s 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises List. This list recognizes franchise opportunities available to aspiring business owners with a start-up investment of less than $150,000. For over 40 years, Huntington has fulfilled its mission to give every student the best education possible and has approximately 300 independently owned and operated locations in 41 states.

“We are thrilled to be recognized for the value that our company provides not only to students but to local business owners and entrepreneurs across the country whose work truly impacts communities and countless numbers of students and families,” said Anne Huntington, President of Huntington Learning Center.

“The recent changes in our educational climate have created an even greater need for the resources Huntington provides, including individualized tutoring and test prep programs designed to build academic skills, confidence and motivation to succeed in and out of school,” continued Huntington. “With our brand’s new virtual learning capabilities, the growth we expect to see for our franchisees as they lead the way in supporting at-home learning across the U.S. is an exciting prospect. We hope to see more business owners with a like-minded passion for learning and providing students with the best education possible join our system.”

Entrepreneur’s 2020 Top Low-Cost Franchises List is based on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 score that is calculated through a comprehensive analysis of more than 150 data points that are collected from corporations ranging from size and growth and franchise support to brand strength, financial strength and stability. Huntington was named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 earlier this year and ranked #39, moving up nine spots from 2019.

Franchisees that invest in a Huntington Learning Center location can expect to see, on average, 53% more revenue than industry competitors. Huntington boasts over four decades of success led by a strong tenured team and the founding Huntington family.

Huntington Learning Center is expanding. Markets with immediate franchise opportunities are available across the country. To learn more about owning a Huntington Learning Center franchise, visit https://www.huntingtonfranchise.com/ or call 1-866-206-4547 to speak with a representative.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider. Its certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington’s accredited programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.HuntingtonHelps.com.

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 https://www.tutordoctor.com/our-programs/online-tutoring/.

About Tutor Doctor 

With more than 600 territories in 15 countries, Tutor Doctor was named the No. 1 In-Home Tutoring Franchise by Entrepreneur.com 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 www.tutordoctor.com. To find out about franchise opportunities, please visit,  www.tutordoctoropportunity.com.

17 01, 2020

Huntington Learning Center Ranked a Top Franchise in Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 41st Annual Franchise 500®

2020-01-17T12:09:58-05:00January 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

ORADELL, N.J.Huntington Learning Center, the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider with approximately 300 locations nationwide, has been named to Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry. Huntington Learning Center claims the #39 spot for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength and stability, and brand power. This marks the company’s highest ranking yet – moving up nine spots from 2019.

“We are honored to be named to such a prestigious list, and to be in the company of the country’s most successful franchise-based organizations,” said Anne Huntington, President of Huntington Learning Center. “When we began franchising in 1985, eight years after the company started, we knew that we had the people, processes and procedures in place to make it successful. We continue to work hard to grow our franchise presence, increase profitability at the center level, and engage our franchisees around our shared mission of giving every student the best education possible.”

Huntington Learning Center is currently undergoing its largest franchise expansion to date, opening up more than 40 franchising opportunities across the Northeast region. To date, more than 50% of these franchise locations have been sold.

“Our franchising model is successful because our individualized programs are proven to get results,” said Huntington. “In 2019, students who participated in Huntington’s test prep programs reported an average increase of 229 points on the SAT and 5.4 points on the ACT, and over $71,000 in scholarship offers. We’re proud of our work and will continue to invest in our growth.”

To view Huntington Learning Center in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500. Results can also be seen in the January/February 2020 issue of Entrepreneur, which is currently on newsstands.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider. Its certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Huntington is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.HuntingtonHelps.com and for franchising opportunities, visit www.HuntingtonFranchise.com.

23 12, 2019

Huntington Learning Center Announces Results Of SAT, ACT And Scholarship Survey For 2019

2019-12-23T10:25:07-05:00December 23rd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

2019 Represents a Year of Significant Growth, Leadership Changes and Awards for the Leading Tutoring and Test Prep Company

ORADELL, N.J. — Huntington Learning Center, the leading tutoring and test prep company with approximately 300 locations across the country, recently announced the results of its annual SAT, ACT and scholarships survey for 2019. On average, students who participated in Huntington’s standardized test prep programs reported an increase of 229 points on the SAT, and 5.4 points on the ACT. Additionally, Huntington students reported receiving over $71,000 in scholarships on average, up from $57,000 in 2018. Total scholarships awarded to Huntington students surveyed was $187 million, up from $140 million in 2018.

“We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our students, parents, tutors and franchisees over the past year,” said Anne Huntington, President of Huntington Learning Center. “Our individualized programs have a proven track record of success, and we’re honored to be able to have a positive impact on so many students’ lives.”

These scores bring to a close a year of celebration for Huntington, which in 2019 received top honors from Training Magazine for its employer-sponsored training and development programs. Additionally, Huntington Learning Center was named a Top Franchise by both Entrepreneur Magazine and the Franchise Business Review, and received top honors from Newsweek for its excellent customer service.

Also this year, Anne Huntington was named President of Huntington Learning Center, and was honored as Woman of the Year in Franchising by the Stevie Awards, as well as named to NJBiz’s prestigious 40 Under 40 List and the Education Power 50 List. Anne and her mother, Huntington Co-Founder and CEO Eileen Huntington, were also named to Franchise Dictionary’s 50 Women of Wonder List.

2019 was a period of notable growth and expansion for the company, which opened up more than 40 franchising opportunities across the Northeast region — the company’s most significant period of franchise expansion since its inception in 1977. To date, more than 50% of these franchise locations have been sold.

For information about Huntington Learning Center franchise opportunities, please visit www.HuntingtonFranchise.com or call 1-800-653-8400.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider. Its certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Huntington is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Founded in 1977, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Learn how Huntington can help at www.HuntingtonHelps.com and for franchising opportunities www.HuntingtonFranchise.com.

14 10, 2019

Anne Huntington Named President of Huntington Learning Center

2019-10-14T17:13:43-04:00October 14th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Huntington Will Lead Franchise Expansion, Digital Transformation, Organizational Change Management

ORADELL, N.J.Huntington Learning Center, the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep company, announced today the promotion of Anne Huntington to President. Anne, who most recently held the role of Vice President of Business Development, will be responsible for leading the company’s continued franchise expansion, overseeing its digital transformation efforts, developing strategic partnerships, directing organizational change, and serving as the company’s public-facing representative. She will also continue to serve on the company’s board of directors.

“As co-founder of Huntington Learning Center and as a mother, I am incredibly proud of everything that Anne has achieved and look forward to what is to come,” said Eileen Huntington, CEO.

“Anne has brought an inspiring energy and a fresh vision to our business. I know that Huntington’s future is bright with Anne as President,” said Dr. Raymond Huntington, co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

As the active second generation of Huntington family leadership, Anne has dedicated herself to the company’s mission to give every student the best education possible, and its vision of world-class student results and franchisee profitability. Anne joined Huntington in 2014 as a Director and was promoted to Head of Public-Private Partnerships in 2015. In that role, Anne developed and launched Huntington’s Compensatory Education Services program, a program designed to support special education students who have been denied their federal right to a free and appropriate education. To date, this program has hundreds of active participants and is available at select Huntington Learning Centers nationwide.

“I grew up in the Huntington Learning Center system, and I understand firsthand how important our work is,” said Anne Huntington. “I feel privileged to have the opportunity to preserve the legacy that my parents built, to innovate and strengthen our company’s foundation, and to continue our mission that positively impacts students, families and communities across the country.”

Since her elevation to Vice President of Business Development in 2017, Anne has focused on bringing disruption and innovation to the storied company, both internally and externally. In March 2019, Anne spearheaded a strategic plan to open up 40 new franchising opportunities and 30-plus refranchising opportunities within the New York Metro market, which represents the largest franchise and refranchising expansion in the company’s 42-year history. Once sold through, these locations will represent a nearly 25% expansion of the company’s 300+ locations across the country. Additionally, Anne is currently leading a digital transformation effort that will streamline Huntington’s operations and bring additional services to its students and franchisees.

In 2019, Anne was named to the NJBIZ 40 Under 40 List, which honors the movers and shakers making their mark in New Jersey business as well as a finalist for the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, recognized as one of the world’s premier business awards. She was also named to the 2018 New York Moves Power Women List, which honors women from around the country who are making a difference by advocating for women’s rights, social fairness and equal opportunity in their respective industries. Also in 2019 and under Anne’s leadership, Huntington Learning Center was recognized as a Top 500 Franchise and a Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur, as a Top 50 Franchise by Franchise Business Review’s Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, and as a recipient of America’s Best Customer Service from Newsweek.

Simultaneously, Anne has built on her strong record of philanthropic work in the fields of education and business, including serving as a member of the Chairman’s Council for Teaching Matters, as a board member and secretary of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and as a member of the Women’s Franchise Committee of the International Franchise Association, and being involved with CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and COPAA (Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates).

In addition to her work with Huntington Learning Center, Anne also serves on the Art Advisory Board for the Coalition for the Homeless and as co-chair of the Young Collectors Council at the Guggenheim. She was also an associate producer on HBO’s The Price of Everything, which was recently nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award.

About Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center is the nation’s leading tutoring and test prep provider. Founded in 1977 by Ray and Eileen Huntington, Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. Its certified teachers provide individualized instruction in phonics, reading, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, Algebra through Calculus, Chemistry and other sciences. It preps for the SAT and ACT, as well as state and standardized exams. Huntington programs develop the skills, confidence, and motivation to help students succeed and meet the needs of Common Core State Standards. Huntington is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and Western Association of Schools and Colleges. With 300 locations across the country, Huntington’s franchise revenue is 50% greater than that of its nearest competitor. Learn how Huntington can help at www.HuntingtonHelps.com and for franchising opportunities www.HuntingtonFranchise.com.

1 05, 2019

May 2019: Featured Entrepreneur

2019-05-02T16:59:53-04:00May 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

When the goal is fun, everyone wins

by Jill Abrahamsen

Yassen Nikolov loves his work. As General Manager of Funtopia, North America, he feels good about helping children lead active and healthy lives. An active entertainment center, Funtopia gets kids moving and off their devices. “There’s nothing better than seeing happy kids running around and having fun,” Nikolov says.

In his home country of Bulgaria, rock climbing is a huge sport. In fact, Nikolov started his journey into the business as part of The Walltopia Group, the largest producer of climbing walls in the world. The company offers wildly creative, custom-made rock walls that run the gamut from traditional rope and bouldering walls to military walls and speed walls. The company also produces themed, kid-centric “fun walls,” which were the inspiration for Funtopia.

Making fun a priority
Nikolov and his partners recognized the need for an active entertainment center where kids could get exercise in a fun and safe way. Funtopia was launched in Bulgaria in 2012 and Nikolov became General Manager of North America in 2015. Using the climbing walls as a foundation, they included several mini-concepts to the mix, including rope courses, zip lines, ninja courses, artificial caving, and trampoline fields. “Offering variety keeps it interesting,” Nikolov says. Visitors experience imaginative scenarios such as riding dinosaurs, jumping off skyscrapers, or climbing beanstalks. “At Funtopia, kids get to use their muscles and their imaginations,” he adds.

Funtopia’s dedication to healthy lifestyles doesn’t stop at rope courses. For example, there’s no junk food at the snack bar. “We offer only healthy options like baked chicken, fruit smoothies, and juices made without sugar,” Nikolov says.

Funtopia
Funtopia
Funtopia
Funtopia active entertainment center gets kids moving and off their devices. Instead of just focusing on one activity, the company offers several mini-concepts, including rockwall climbing, rope courses, zip lines, ninja courses, artificial caving, and trampoline fields.

Funtopia franchises are spreading around the globe, including locations in Australia, Israel, and Pakistan. Since 2016, franchise opportunities have been offered in the U.S. and Canada. Franchisees enjoy a feel-good business in a growing market, ongoing support, and training. “This is a great opportunity for an investor, but it has to be the right fit,” says Nikolov. “We like to see some passion for the business. Most importantly, we want franchisees who follow the system and like our culture.”

For more information, visit www.funtopiaworld.com.

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When the goal is fun, everyone wins

by Jill Abrahamsen

Yassen Nikolov loves his work. As General Manager of Funtopia, North America, he feels good about helping children lead active and healthy lives. An active entertainment center, Funtopia gets kids moving and off their devices. “There’s nothing better than seeing happy kids running around and having fun,” Nikolov says.

In his home country of Bulgaria, rock climbing is a huge sport. In fact, Nikolov started his journey into the business as part of The Walltopia Group, the largest producer of climbing walls in the world. The company offers wildly creative, custom-made rock walls that run the gamut from traditional rope and bouldering walls to military walls and speed walls. The company also produces themed, kid-centric “fun walls,” which were the inspiration for Funtopia.

Making fun a priority
Nikolov and his partners recognized the need for an active entertainment center where kids could get exercise in a fun and safe way. Funtopia was launched in Bulgaria in 2012 and Nikolov became General Manager of North America in 2015. Using the climbing walls as a foundation, they included several mini-concepts to the mix, including rope courses, zip lines, ninja courses, artificial caving, and trampoline fields. “Offering variety keeps it interesting,” Nikolov says. Visitors experience imaginative scenarios such as riding dinosaurs, jumping off skyscrapers, or climbing beanstalks. “At Funtopia, kids get to use their muscles and their imaginations,” he adds.

Funtopia’s dedication to healthy lifestyles doesn’t stop at rope courses. For example, there’s no junk food at the snack bar. “We offer only healthy options like baked chicken, fruit smoothies, and juices made without sugar,” Nikolov says.

Funtopia
Funtopia
Funtopia
Funtopia active entertainment center gets kids moving and off their devices. Instead of just focusing on one activity, the company offers several mini-concepts, including rockwall climbing, rope courses, zip lines, ninja courses, artificial caving, and trampoline fields.

Funtopia franchises are spreading around the globe, including locations in Australia, Israel, and Pakistan. Since 2016, franchise opportunities have been offered in the U.S. and Canada. Franchisees enjoy a feel-good business in a growing market, ongoing support, and training. “This is a great opportunity for an investor, but it has to be the right fit,” says Nikolov. “We like to see some passion for the business. Most importantly, we want franchisees who follow the system and like our culture.”

For more information, visit www.funtopiaworld.com.

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