Bryan's Tutoring Service
Ownership & Structure
Bryan’s Tutoring Service is a sole proprietorship. The company is owned and operated by Bryan Thomas. As the company continues to grow, it is foreseen that it will be transitioned into a Limited Liability Company (LLC). An LLC structure will soon be favored to offer liability protection.
Bryan’s Tutoring Service came into being by accident. The founder, Bryan Thomas, was a graduate student at the Willamette University Graduate School of Management. During the first year of the program, a fellow student approached him and asked for assistance in understanding the concepts from one of the courses that was going to be tested on an upcoming exam. They got together for what was to be the first of many study sessions and a long-term friendship. For the remainder of the year, the two met regularly to discuss course topics and would frequently include other students as well.
With previous teaching experience in a large language school, Bryan discovered that he was able to connect with students and help them understand concepts in ways that their professors were unable to – interestingly, to many students the concepts in the quantitative courses were as foreign as Portuguese or Korean. As the year progressed, the size of the study sessions grew to include other students – with Bryan spending much of the time at the front of the group explaining concepts and leading the discussion.
At the end of the first year, a position became available for the following year to work for the school as a tutor. The position paid poorly, and was limited to only a few hours per week. The "tutoring" sessions were open to all students in the program and often had as many as 30 students in the room. It was at this point that several students approached Bryan seeking private tutoring and were willing to pay for these sessions. From this was born Bryan’s Tutoring Service. For the remainder of the year, Bryan provided tutoring both in large review sessions and in private sessions with paying students. Since that time, the business has continued to grow as new students have entered the program and tutoring has expanded to undergraduate courses.
Bryan’s Tutoring Service will be lead by Bryan Thomas. Bryan brings a wealth of academic excellence as well as a proven record of tutoring. Bryan first began tutoring at a large language school. It was this experience that provided Bryan with the insight that he enjoyed and excelled at tutoring. While Bryan attending Willamette University’s Atkinson Graduate School of Management he informally began tutoring students. During Bryan’s second year in the business program, the school hired him to be a tutor for the first year students. This provided Bryan with incredible insight into the specific course work at Atkinson as he worked hand in hand with the professors preparing the students for the course work and exams.
Bryan’s Tutoring Service is a home-based tutoring business that offers a wide range of tutoring services. Due to Bryan’s expertise, professor networking connections, and low overhead, Bryan’s Tutoring Service will realize good revenue and profits the years of this plan
Bryan’s background includes an undergraduate degree in business management, and a minor in Portuguese and Communications. He worked previously as a trainer in a large language school with an intensive program where he taught Portuguese for two years. He worked directly with 70 students and indirectly as a substitute and a large group trainer for 100’s more. Initially Bryan started this position teaching classes of 10, however it became obvious quickly that he was gifted at teaching students. He seemed to have the knack for explaining difficult concepts in ways that were easy to understand.
Bryan is quite skilled at surveying people and determining what is the most effective way that individuals learn. This skill is key for Bryan and for the tutoring service. Most teachers have a set way of teaching the material, from years of teaching the same curriculum, year in and year out. Bryan has always searched for the best way to teach the individual. When the person does not respond well to one methods he immediately changes methods looking for a more effective way.