Tutoring Questions

How big an opportunity is tutoring?

The tutoring industry in North America is conservatively estimated at about $5 billion per year and growing. And the global market for tutoring is expected to surpass $100 billion by 2018. At least 15% of all students require tutoring at some stage during their school years, which makes tutoring one of the hottest opportunities today and well into the future!

How much money can I really make?

This depends on how many hours you want to work and how many tutors you hire. If you employ 25 tutors who work only 20 hours per month at $50/hour, you will make $25,000 per month or $300,000 per year! If you simply want to tutor on your own and work 120 hours per month at $55 per hour, you will make $6,600 per month or $79,200 per year!

Do I need to be certified to become a tutor?
No. There is no mandatory certification required to become a tutor anywhere in North America.

Why would someone hire me instead of a big tutoring academy?
Most tutoring academies only have one tutor for every 3-6 students and charge over $50 per hour. If you offer one-on-one tutoring for about the same price, you can attract clients with better value and more personalized service. And once you start building your client network, you will get even more business from referral customers.

How much will it cost to start my own tutoring business?
Our Tutoring Systems will provide you with everything you need for between $700 - $1,500 depending on which package and options you choose - about 100 times LESS than the cost of a franchise! Beyond this, all you really need is a cell phone to stay in touch with your clients and tutors, a computer, and some basic office supplies.

Where does the tutoring take place?

This is up to you. You can tutor in your own home, your client’s home, at a library or school, or you can even open your own tutoring academy or online tutoring business.

What if I’ve never tutored before?

This doesn’t matter! If you are proficient in the subject you want to tutor, and are enthusiastic and enjoy working with children or teenagers, we will teach you everything you need to know to be a successful tutor. Or if you don’t want to tutor yourself, we will show you how to hire, train and manage other people to do all the tutoring for you!

Product Questions

Who purchases our tutoring systems?

People from all across the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain and beyond have used our tutoring systems to start up and operate their own successful tutoring businesses.

Why is The Wealthy Tutor System better than a franchise?
Our systems are much more affordable - even our most expensive system costs only a fraction of the price of a tutoring franchise – even though we offer many of the same components. Our systems offer more freedom – you don’t have to sign a contract or pay ongoing royalty fees, and you aren’t limited to a territory.

Can I use your system to start an online tutoring business?

Yes. We have recently added a new guide titled ‘Starting an Online Tutoring Business’ to some of our systems. Additionally the Ultimate System now includes a selection of Online Tutoring Website Templates, and we will even get your online tutoring website up and running for an additional fee.

Can I use your system to start a storefront tutoring centre or an at-home tutoring business?
Yes. Our system is ideal for anyone who wants to start a store-front tutoring academy, an at-home tutoring service, or an online tutoring brokerage service.

How do I earn money with the Wealthy Tutor System?
It’s really quite simple. Purchase one of our complete tutoring systems that include everything you need to start a successful tutoring business, hire as many tutors as you want, and start making money from every hour that they teach! If you pay your tutors $15 per hour and charge your students $50 per hour, then you keep $35 for yourself!

What’s included in your Tutoring Systems? Everything you need to get started! And depending on which system you choose, this may include our four Guides, Forms and Documents on CD-ROM, Advertising and Website Templates, Tutor Management System, Consulting Hours and more. And to complement your Wealthy Tutor System, you may order additional products such as Assessment Tests, Tutor Certification Package, Training Videos, Complete Website Package and more. Click here for more details

Where can I find samples of guides templates, tests etc.?
For samples of our guides, templates, assessments etc., please click here.

Is The Wealthy Tutor System a franchise?

No. Although The Wealthy Tutor System is NOT a franchise, it does contain many of the same components that you normally get with a tutoring franchise.

What countries are your Tutoring Systems and Assessment Tests designed for?
Our Tutoring Systems and Assessment Tests are ideally suited for the United States and Canada, as well as many other English-speaking countries such as Great Britain and Australia.

What standards are the Math and English Assessments based on?
The Math assessments are based on a broad cross-section of the state and provincial standards from across the U.S. and Canada.

What forms and documents are included in your systems?
For a complete listing of all the forms and documents, please click on the following link:

What templates are included in your systems?
For a complete listing of all the included templates, please click on the following link:

Do your systems include a business plan for building a tutoring business?
There is a complete sample business plan included in all of our systems, except for the Startup System.

Do your systems include information on how to attract students?
Yes. All of our systems include detailed instructions on how to attract new customers.

Do your systems provide lesson plans or resource material?
Although our systems provide detailed instructions on how to develop lesson plans, they do not include the actual resources or curriculum. Rather our system is designed to work with your students school curriculum.

What are the training videos to be used for?
The training videos are ideal for teaching our Learning Strategies to your tutors, students and yourself. They are an invaluable resource that you will use time and time again.


Questions About Our Online Tutoring Websites:

What do I need to order to get an online tutoring website?
You will need to order both our Ultimate System PLUS our Advanced Website Package.

What Features are Included?
With the Advanced Tutoring Website, we will get your website up and running with access to a free electronic whiteboard where your students and tutors can interact by voice, text, and shared whiteboard. This website includes all the pages (with text), photos, links etc. It also includes 18 hours of our webmaster’s time, so he can get it up and running and customized just for you.

Are there any ongoing costs?
You may want to use a paid electronic whiteboard service, which has more features, better security, and can support more students. As well, you will probably want to use a professional online scheduling system. It is a good idea to budget $50 - $100 per month for these optional services.

Do I have to pay for hosting?
The Advanced Website Package includes 12 months of free hosting. After that you may continue to use our hosting for a small annual fee, or you may use another hosting service.

Can you set up my website for self-paced tutoring?
Our Advanced Website is designed for real-time interactive tutoring. It is not meant to support archived lessons that students may access on their own, without a tutor.

Where can I get more information about your Online Tutoring Websites?
For more information, click here.


Ordering Questions

What do I need to purchase in order to get started?
Simply follow these three easy steps: Step 1: Order one of our complete tutoring systems. Step 2: Order any other products you will need such as Assessment Tests, Tutor Management System, Complete Website Service, Training Videos etc. Step 3: When your system arrives in the mail, simply follow the step-by-step instructions and start launching your new tutoring business!

Can I upgrade later to a more expensive package?
Because we periodically revise our packages and pricing, it would be difficult for us to administer an upgrade strategy, so we do not offer one. You should therefore purchase the system that you will ultimately need so you wont have to purchase a more expensive system later.

Why don’t my bonus items automatically show up in my shopping cart?
Don’t worry. Although your bonus items do not automatically show up in your shopping cart, they will definitely be included in your order if you are eligible for them.

I am having trouble ordering online – what should I do?
Occasionally subscribers may have trouble ordering online through the Paypal system. If you experience difficulty, please give us a call and we will complete your purchase over the telephone.

How long will it take to receive my Tutoring System?

Please allow 5-7 business days for delivery of your Wealthy Tutor System within North America. If you wish to receive your package sooner, please ask us about our Express Post Option (4-5 business days). Delivery outside of North America usually takes about 10-14 days.

How much do you charge for shipping?
Our regular shipping charge is $20 within Continental North America. The cost for International shipments is $50

How do I know your company is legitimate?
Academy At Home Inc. has been in business since 2003 and we are proud of our reputation for high quality products and customer service excellence, as is evidenced in our Testimonials section. And you may also check us out with the Better Business Bureau under ‘Academy At Home’ to see that we have an excellent customer service rating!

Do you have a monthly payment plan?
No, we do not have a monthly payment plan.

What is Your Refund Policy?
Customer satisfaction is our number one concern and we will consider all customer requests on a case-by-case basis. We have spent thousands of hours developing and testing all of the information that goes into all of our systems and other products, and we encourage you to check out the samples, table of contents and detailed descriptions on our website, so you will know exactly what you are buying. We ensure that our products are accessible to everyone by keeping our prices low – even our most expensive system is only a small fraction of the price of a franchise. For these reasons, and because our products are intellectual property and in a format that can be easily copied and returned, we are not able to offer an absolute money back guarantee. That being said, we do make the occassional exception to this rule and will continue to consider all customer requests on a case-by-case basis.