2020 saw the greatest learning loss for children in recent history, and as students had to stay at home during the pandemic, learning, confidence and motivation were all affected. As a result, in the wake of Covid-19, parents will now do whatever it takes to help their children achieve their educational goals; and tutoring can offer what parents believe schools perhaps can not. That’s where School is Easy, an innovative learning franchise, introduced to Ireland in 2020, comes in.
For the past 15 years, School is Easy has been empowering primary and secondary school students to succeed by delivering professional level tutoring globally. Established in Canada, School is Easy has grown into a successful international franchise, with firm foundations established in North America and Canada. More recently School is Easy locations were formed across England and Scotland; with five Irish territories launched in the last 12 months in Ireland in South Cork, North Wicklow/ South Dublin, Dublin South (inner city), Dublin North (inner city), and North County Dublin. As the School is Easy brand continues to expand here, further franchise opportunities are now available across Ireland. School is Easy franchisees work from home, managing a team of professional tutors through a proven one-to-one tutoring model.
As the impact of Covid-19 is still being felt, School Is Easy is determined to support learning goals while keeping everyone safe and there are two online options available for distance learning: School is Easy online tutoring (pre-arranged tutoring), and a School is Easy app (for on-demand tutoring).
Working only with highly qualified, strong subject matter experts with great patience and communication skills, School is Easy ensures that every tutor goes through a thorough screening and background check, interview, and subject expertise assessment. All tutors have formal education, classroom experience and a passion for teaching; while for senior subjects, School is Easy uses college and university instructors with a Masters degree.
Teaching subjects from primary school all the way up to university level, School is Easy offers both one-to-one and group tutoring sessions, affording students a variety of learning environments. The choice is yours when it comes to the style of tutoring and the range of subjects is broad, with the spectrum of subjects available in Irish schools covered. School is Easy offers a one-stop shop which spares parents the need to go searching for specialists in every field.
As an experienced tutoring agency, School is Easy recognises that not everyone learns the same way, and so, Territory Directors will schedule a consultation to understand each child’s unique requirements, and match them with the best instructor to match these needs. Tutors then troubleshoot each child’s problems, create custom tutoring programs to suit a child’s needs, and give personalised tips for learning in any subject based on the student’s needs, goals and capacity.
In Ireland, Master Franchisors, Roy and Maria Lalor, oversee operations across the country, supporting all franchisees through an initial intensive four day training course and induction delivered by the School is Easy Head Office in Canada, as well as ongoing business coaching and training. Covering a population of 30,000 5 – 19 year olds, each territory is exclusive to the appointed franchisee, and the franchisee then builds relationships with parents and manages their network of tutors through a best-in-class data management support system that ensures superior customer service, efficient administration, and ultimately more time to grow the business.
Sharon Bolger and her partner Graham O Neill are the Territory Directors for School is Easy in South Cork, North Wicklow/ South Dublin, Dublin South (inner city), Dublin North (inner city), and North County Dublin. Speaking about how they got involved in the business, Sharon said “As parents of two boys, we found it difficult to find educational support for them during the Covid-19 lockdown while we both worked. This is how we came across the School Is Easy tutoring business. The Master Franchisors in Ireland, Maria and Roy Lalor, have been really easy to deal with, knowledgeable, and really supportive. We are delighted with how our business is developing in Ireland and for that reason have invested in a number of different geographical territories.”