With exam stress and pressures being a real issue, one individual has taken it upon herself to implement a change in children’s education.
Sally Lingard launched the Cirencester office of her in-home tutoring business, Tutor Doctor, in April 2018 to help provide a solution. By working closely with families in the local area and providing students with extra support in their education, Sally’s business has had an overwhelming effect on her community. A year later, making her services available to those living in Swindon and Wootton Bassett was the only feasible next step.
“I’d always wanted my own business where I could make a difference. Education is a fundamental part of a child’s development and I feel proud knowing I’m achieving that dream. The decision to expand to two more areas was a no-brainer – especially with those shocking statistics in mind.”
After relocating from Cambridge to Minchinhampton to be closer to her father, Sally’s business aims to combat these issues. Little did she know that, within a year, she would grow to become a fundamental part of her new community, supporting several schools in the area and then expanding to provide her tutoring service to more students in the West.
“It was relatively easy for me to come in and be the liaison for tutors and students - I’ve always loved working with people. My ability to have a great relationship with families has really given me the opportunity to have an impact on a deeper level.”
In just 12 months of launching and raising the profile of the accessibility of tutoring, Sally already has 30+ students and provides work to over 30 tutors in the area. She thoroughly assesses a child’s needs and carefully selects the best-fit tutor based on goals, personality and learning level. Tutors visit students at home, or work with them via an online platform, at a time that is convenient for them.
Sally’s goals for the future include expanding further to cover a wider area and providing more students with her service. Her plans are to make 2019 her biggest year yet!
“In the next year, I want to expand to another area where I can help more students with their education. I’m extremely motivated to succeed, not just for me but for the families and students I work with. I know how much education can change lives. The impact of my business, now and in the future, is something I’m already very proud of.”