How much does it cost to become an associate?
There is an initial investment of just £995 to become a brand associate.
Can I pay in installments?
Yes, you can pay in 3 installments of £375 if you prefer.
What do I get for my initial investment?
In simple terms, everything you will need to get you ready to build your own successful tutoring business.
Including 2 ½ days online training with me.
3 starter packs and a tutor’s pack containing all the bits you will need to prepare for a successful lesson.
Your own page on our website
Use of our branding.
What is my commitment?
As with anything the more you put into your business, the more successful it has the potential to become.
You are responsible for marketing and growing your business and assisting building the Clara James Brand.
Is there a monthly licence fee to be an associate?
After the first 3 months, there is a small monthly fee of just £150 (this is the equivalent of just 6 hours online tutoring a month!)
What does the monthly fee cover?
This monthly investment gives you access to a fortnightly coaching call where we can talk about how you can best grow your business. We can also discuss any other issues that you might be having.
You will receive our bi- monthly newsletter through your letterbox.
Additionally, you will receive subsidised access to our training courses and events. This includes the annual awards.
(you are responsible for all business expenses such as insurance as this is your own personal business).
I’m worried I’m not good enough /confident enough/know enough to be a brand associate in my area. What should I do?
Please never worry about your confidence. When I started the business, I was the least confident person I knew!
I’ve learned since starting Clara James that the best tutors/ brand associates are those who can empathise. They can break their knowledge down into small chunks and explain it in different ways. They are creative and understanding.
But, if you’re worried, please do get in touch and we can have a chat.
Do I have to pay for additional starter packs?
So that branding and quality is maintained across the business, all starter packs and branded resources must be purchased from us. Starter packs cost roughly £10 plus postage. Most other branded bits can be purchased at your discretion.
What can I earn?
This depends heavily on the number of hours you are willing to work. However, you will receive £25/hour for an online lesson and £35 for a lesson in a student’s home.
Before lockdown I spent roughly 40 hours per week tutoring. I have since cut this down so I can spend more time with family. I now work roughly 20 hours a week. Providing an average income of £2,000/month.
Can I earn more on other Clara James products?
Yes, if you introduce someone to the Clara James Approach, you will receive £5 for every month that they remain a paid-up member.
We are also introducing an 11+ resource pack for parents to use to support their children in preparing for the 11+ over the summer holidays. You will also be eligible for a 50/50 split on the profit of each one that you sell.
With additional training through ourselves you can also run workshops in your local town. You will receive the full value from these.
Can I be an associate in partnership with someone else?
Yes, you will both need to apply individually but let us know that it is a joint application. As stated in the video, you will be representing the Clara James Brand and to ensure everyone’s business continues to grow, every single person needs to be a fantastic representative.
Do I need to have a minimum number of new students each month?
No, it could be that you just want a few hours a week to subsidise another income. That’s how I was when I started the company. That’s why the Brand Associate Opportunity could be right for you!
Where does the tutoring take place?
The lessons will always take place online or in the student’s home. They will never take place in your home or a tutoring centre.
What online platform do I use?
The online lessons will take place on zoom.
What sort of subjects will I tutor?
Clara James Tutoring supports both math and English from the beginning of primary school (4 or 5 years old) to the end of GCSE (16-year-olds). However, I suggest that you start within your comfort zone and expand from there.
Who chooses the dates and times of the lessons?
This is at the discretion of you and the parents. You can set your own diary.
Can I be an associate for more than one area?
A brand associate doesn’t have a fixed territory. However, I would suggest that if you are visiting people’s homes for the lessons you probably want to stay in a fairly local geographical area. Let’s have a proper chat about this though.
How do I promote my business?
This is something we will go through in the training. We will offer you advice from what we have learned over the years, but it’s your business so you are more than welcome to use your own initiative as well!
When is the training?
Because the training is one-to-one, we can organise dates that are suitable for both you and I.
What if I can’t make those dates?
If something crops up and you need to change, no problem, just let me know.
Can I introduce someone else to become a brand associate?
Yes, by all means! Once they have signed the contract and committed, I am more than happy to waiver a month’s licence fee for you as a thank you.
How can I leave/ stop being an associate?
This is covered in full in your Brand Associate Contract, but in simple terms you can terminate your contract at any time by giving us THREE MONTHS notice.
We also have the right to terminate our Brand Associates contracts if they breach the terms of their licence.
Do I have to live in that area to be a brand associate?
No, but it is likely to be the norm for most of our brand associates.
Can I employ tutors to work for me?
That is an opportunity for the franchisees only. However, if you want to grow your company in time and take on other tutors, you may decide that becoming a franchisee is the way to go.
What happens if I decide I want to grow my business and become a franchisee?
Have a word with us. But this is something that should be quite easy.
Each time your brand associate business achieves certain milestones you will be eligible for a credit towards the cost of the full franchise. This way it makes it a far more achievable goal and reduces any fears you have before taking that final plunge.
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