Boise Entrepreneur Secures $4.66M Award to Provide Educational Support for Transitioning Veterans
Local Tutor Doctor Franchise Selected by U.S. Veterans Administration to Combat Unemployment through Tutoring
VAN NUYS, Calif. - November 11, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Tutor Doctor, the fastest growing "in-home" private tutoring franchise worldwide, is honored to announce the recent accomplishment of Retired USAF Colonel Bob Rosedale, owner of Tutor Doctor Boise. As a result of Rosedale’s dedication to the veteran community and collaboration with Tutor Doctor’s Operations Team, his Boise-based business secured a $4.66 million five-year award through the U.S. Veterans Administration (VA) to provide tutoring services to military veterans as part of the Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation Program.
"We are in a fortunate position to be helping our transitioning veterans and are truly honored to receive such high-level support from the Veterans Administration," said Rosedale. "Tutor Doctor's motto is to make a difference, and we would like to give back to our veterans who have already made a difference by dedicating their service to our country. I personally went through a transition from the military four years ago and am thankful to have the opportunity to help others through Tutor Doctor."
Tutor Doctor was the only franchise company awarded the opportunity to provide services across the western region of the United States, which includes thirteen states ranging from Colorado to Hawaii and Alaska. The company’s strong presence in the region, as well as its ability to recruit, train and retain the best tutors and trainers with specialized skills, were primary factors in the VA's decision to partner with the private tutoring leader. Rosedale will lead the regional Tutor Doctor team to ensure all veterans are receiving professional and high-quality training. He will also take the lead in recruiting qualified franchise owners to open locations in Honolulu, HI, Salt Lake City, UT, Fort Harrison, MT, and Anchorage, AK - all areas that are included in the VA award.
Rosedale's franchise’s success in Idaho, his enthusiasm and support of Tutor Doctor’s principles and values, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit were instrumental in securing this award. He applies the same commitment and dedication to his Tutor Doctor business as he did to his country during his 27 years in the U.S. Air Force. Since opening in 2011, his business has provided over 14,000 tutoring sessions to more than 500 families. In the first quarter of 2014 alone, Tutor Doctor Boise achieved the greatest year-over-year first quarter growth rate among all Tutor Doctor territories in the western region of the United States.
"At Tutor Doctor, we are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of military veterans," said Frank Milner, President of Tutor Doctor. "Passionate franchisees like Bob exemplify our commitment to excellence on behalf of learners of all ages. We could not be more proud of Bob’s achievements and look forward to expanding our veteran network with likeminded individuals."
As a result of its ongoing recruitment efforts, Tutor Doctor has been recognized by The World Franchising Network as a top military veteran franchise for the second consecutive year. The private tutoring leader has excelled in veteran participation by investing the time and resources to create a welcoming culture and model for veterans returning to civilian life, both as franchisees and employees. The company also works with the VA to match newly returned combat veterans with high quality tutors who can empathize with the challenges vets face as they transition to a follow-on career. Currently, military veterans make up 10 percent of the franchise network. Tutor Doctor plans to increase that number in the coming years through various incentives, programs and recruitment strategies.
For more information about Tutor Doctor, please visit www.tutordoctor.com. To learn about the opportunity to own and operate a Tutor Doctor franchise, please visit www.tutordoctor.com/franchise-opportunities/.
About Tutor Doctor
Tutor Doctor was founded in 2000 as an alternative to the "one-to-many" teaching model most extra-curricular learning centers offer by providing a personalized one-on-one, in-home tutoring service to students. The company quickly grew and in 2003 turned to franchising as a way of expanding the company’s impact and meeting the vast market demand. Now with offices internationally in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa, and Australia, the Tutor Doctor vision is becoming a reality as the lives of students and their families are being positively impacted throughout the world. With over 400 franchised territories worldwide, Tutor Doctor was listed by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchise brands. For more information about Tutor Doctor, visit the web site at www.tutordoctor.com.