Sylvan Learning Launches Major Incentive for Teachers to Own the Nation’s Leading Provider of Supplemental and Enrichment Education

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Company offering educators a steep discount off its initial franchise fee, making entry into the franchise system even more affordable

Sylvan Learning, the leading provider of supplemental and enrichment education for K–12 students with more than 710 locations worldwide, is offering an exclusive $12,500 initial franchise fee to those in the education space, a discount of more than $20,000 off its standard fee.

“Now more than ever, teachers are exploring business ownership opportunities backed with national clout, and we want to help make that dream a reality,” said CEO John McAuliffe. “Our hope is this discount breaks down some of the financial barriers to ownership and opens the door for the endless growth potential and community impact franchise owners have with Sylvan Learning.”

Sylvan Learning has been producing proven results for over four decades. Now, it is serving as a key player as students nationwide work to recover from pandemic-related learning loss. Similarly, more teachers than ever are exploring business ownership with the brand to provide personalized educational support to their communities.

For many educators, Sylvan provides an opportunity to find their way back to what originally drew them to the education world. Between a lack of resources, larger class sizes and additional administrative requirements, educators are spending less time teaching. On average, active instruction accounts for less than 50% of the time spent in the school building.

“Former teachers make fantastic franchisees, and we’ve seen a swell in franchise inquiries from teachers specifically,” McAuliffe added. “We know that entrepreneurship can be expensive and reducing that burden to only $12,500 will allow even more educators to get their business open and continue doing what they love.”

“We were lucky to have a great school system, but what frustrated me most about public teaching, especially virtually, was the lack of flexibility,” said Katelyn O'Brien, one half of a mother-daughter ownership duo.

“The core of the teaching made me most excited,” explained Jason Blanshine, another franchisee. “It brings the fun back to teaching without all the extra things you’re asked of in a public-school setting. It allows you to focus more on the student and provides me with a career, rather than just a tutoring side job.”

Educators who choose to pursue business ownership with Sylvan receive top-notch support to guide them through the aspects of franchising that do not align with their prior experience. With corporate support for site selection, marketing, curriculum development and more, owners are able to take control of their destiny while getting back to the root of what they love — educating.

“We’re honored that so many teachers are choosing Sylvan as their next career path,” McAuliffe said. “Sylvan’s personalized teaching model allows them to continue their mission to change the lives of students in their communities as they bring them the gift of education.”

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With more than 40 years of experience and more than 710 points of presence, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE — STEM and accelerated courses and Sylvan Prep — college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. Sylvan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Franchise Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRG). For more information, visit

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