FRISCO — Tutor Doctor, the fastest growing “at-home” tutoring franchise worldwide, recently awarded Sharon Favreau of Tutor Doctor Frisco/McKinney with the 2013 ‘Tutor of the Year’ award. Favreau earned the prestigious award among 17,000+ other tutors throughout 14 countries (United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Great Britain, Guatemala, Ireland, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Trinidad & Tobago) based on her extraordinary efforts not only as a tutor, but as a mentor. She was flown to Niagara Falls for a two-day trip from Dec. 10-12 and awarded a $500 check in addition to being recognized as the company’s leading tutor worldwide at the annual award gala.
With over 30 years of teaching experience, Favreau always goes above and beyond to make the students’ parents comfortable by implementing “meet and greet” sessions to help the students feel more at ease with the idea of having a tutor. Additionally, she supports her students outside of their tutoring sessions by attending their extracurricular games and activities to cheer them on. Favreau constantly strives to make every child feel important by becoming a part of their lives and teaching them how to embrace their strengths. Since joining Tutor Doctor in October 2012, Favreau’s positive, motivating demeanour has made a remarkable difference in the lives of her students and their families.
“I feel so special and honored to have won this award and to be recognized by the families I work with,” said Favreau. “Being part of Tutor Doctor has provided me with richness in my life that I wouldn’t have otherwise. It’s been a beautiful experience working with so many loving, caring and understanding families. Tutoring is something I know, and something I feel good about, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Neither time nor distance is a concern for Favreau when it comes to her job. On a regular basis, she travels up to an hour to take assignments she feels will be a good fit. She contributes her success to being honest with her students, which helps build trust, and truly listening to them with her eyes, ears and heart. She considers each student as she would her own children, and was even invited to join three of her students’ families for Thanksgiving dinner this year.
“Sharon is passionate about improving the lives of the children and the families she serves, and I am truly honored to have her as a representative of Tutor Doctor and our core values,” said Stacy Parkelj, Owner of Tutor Doctor Frisco/McKinney. “Sharon has many qualities that make her a winning candidate, but ultimately, it’s how much the families love her that makes her a true winner. She not only has the patience of a saint, but every parent she’s worked with has told us that she’s changed their child's life.”
In a particular instance, Favreau tutored a fourth grade student who had been struggling in school since first grade. He was tested for a learning disability, prescribed medication for ADHD, and was going to be held back from fifth grade. His mother decided to call Tutor Doctor as a last resort and was placed with Sharon, who she considers her family’s angel. Favreau made learning fun and exciting for the student, who is now confident, excited about school, eager to participate in classroom discussions and moving on to fifth grade. The family was so appreciative of Favreau for giving their son the support he needed to succeed, and Tutor Doctor was once again proud to have her as an exceptional part of the network, helping to turn the company mission into a reality.
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About Tutor Doctor
Tutor Doctor was founded in 2000 as an alternative to the “one-to-many” teaching model most extra-curricular learning centers offer by providing a personalized one-on-one, in-home tutoring service to students. The company quickly grew and in 2003 turned to franchising as a way of expanding the company’s impact and meeting the vast market demand. Now with offices internationally in Canada, the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Middle East and the Caribbean, the Tutor Doctor vision is becoming a reality as the lives of students and their families are being positively impacted throughout the world. With over 370 franchised territories worldwide, Tutor Doctor was listed by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the fastest growing franchise brands. For more information about Tutor Doctor visit tutordoctor.com.