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Have you considered owning your own tutoring business but didn’t know how to get started?  Do you have a calling to help children and youth along with finding solutions for parents?  Do you want to save time and money by purchasing a turnkey business with support, branding and an excellent reputation? We are the franchise for you. 

Since 1998 Beyond the Classroom has been offering in-home (and now online) tutoring for children in JK to Grade 12 in all subjects. In 2014 we established the franchise and currently have 12 locations serving families within Ontario and across Canada.

Our franchisees are dedicated, professional, knowledgeable and amazing people.  Cathy Thompson, the founder and franchisor of Beyond the Classroom is extremely selective of the franchise partners who join the team to continue to provide excellence within the organization and across the system.

At Beyond the Classroom, each franchise partner has unlimited potential to make a difference in the lives of students in the area in which they serve.

Our strategic business model allows for continued growth and opportunity within the multi-billion dollar tutoring industry.

Beyond the Classroom franchise

As one of the first tutoring organizations in Canada, you benefit from our longevity in the industry and expertise. We are able to guide you through the process with ease and confidence.

Since the 1990’s Beyond the Classroom has been supporting children with their confidence and knowledge with academics. We have tried and true systems and support to help you establish your own location quickly.

Our focus is cultivating a team of successful business owners and in doing so, providing unsurpassed customer service to the families we work with.

Recent Awards & media

Cathy Thompson, the founder of Beyond the Classroom, talks about the key things she looks for in a franchisee.

Ontario Locations Now Available

  • Aurora
  • Barrie
  • Cambridge
  • Chatham-Kent
  • Etobicoke
  • Kitchener
  • London
  • Newmarket
  • Oshawa
  • Richmond Hill
  • South Brampton
  • Windsor-Essex
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frequently asked questions

Do I have to be a teacher to apply for a Beyond the Classroom franchise?

Not at all! We offer comprehensive training to support you in this role. 

What if I don't have any business experience?

We are thrilled to offer a robust training program and ongoing support in this way. You are not alone! Regular one on one sessions along with group meetings, help you build your business.

What is the franchise fee?

The initial franchise fee is $24,000 plus HST. This is non-refundable and due upon signing of the Franchise Agreement.

What is the term and royalty payments?

The franchise agreement is for a 10 year term from the time of signing. The royalty payment is 6% of gross sales each month.

Can you tell me about the training location and expenses?

We offer a customized training experience for you just as we do for all of our tutoring students! The location will be determined between Beyond the Classroom and the franchisee. The cost is $2000 for the training plus any transportation, food and accommodation costs.

What is a summary of the process?

Step 1: Connect with us by email at [email protected] 

Step 2: Arrange for a personal call to discuss your career aspirations and ask any questions you have.

Step 3: Complete the Preliminary Application Form

Step 4: Complete the Secondary Application Form

Step 5: Review Disclosure Document

Step 6: Sign Franchise Agreement and provide Franchise Fee in full

Step 7: Arrange for training and open your location of Beyond the Classroom

Do I need to lease a space?

All of our franchisees work from a home office because the tutoring is done online or in-home. There is not a requirement to lease a space to run your business.

How many more franchise locations are available in Ontario?

At this time, we are planning to expand into 10 more Ontario communities. We are simultaneously looking to expand outside of Ontario.

Who is the founder of Beyond the Classroom?

Cathy Thompson is the founder and franchisor of Beyond the Classroom.

Some fast facts about Cathy:

Next Steps

Ready to start your franchise with us? Contact us today and let’s get started and discuss the opportunities in your area.


Disclaimer: This information is not an offer to sell a franchise. Any franchise offer is made only after a Franchise Disclosure Document has been provided.

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