Club Z! Tutoring Business Employs 40 Teaching Pros to Do Homework

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Club Z! Tutoring Business Employs 40 Teaching Pros to Do Homework


Byline: Kim Mikus

Jennifer Fahey is utilizing her educational background in running a growing tutoring franchise.

Fahey is the owner of Club Z! In-Home Tutoring. She runs the business with her husband, John, from their Arlington Heights home.

The business is a one-on-one in-home tutoring company. There are several factors that differentiate it from others. The biggest is that the tutor comes to the student's home. This is easier for the parent and often provides a less distracting, more comfortable setting for the child, Fahey said.

In addition, the child is paired with the same teacher every session. The tutor works on study skills and utilizes the curriculum at the child's school. The tutor works with the teachers to better coordinate what areas need work.

All of Fahey's tutors are teachers or degreed professionals with experience in teaching or tutoring.

Fahey said it's important that the student be matched up with the right tutor. "The tutors are the most important part," she said.

Fahey employs about 40 tutors who mainly serve the Arlington Heights, Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Des Plaines and Park Ridge areas.

Parent Camille Ponski said she has nothing but good things to say about her daughter's tutor and the company as a whole. She said she has seen tremendous improvement in her daughter's school work.

Fahey does all the initial consultations where she meets the families and evaluates their goals. …

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