Kirk Douglas has given hope to seniors to keep fighting for life and Kirk McLaren is giving hope to students in the DC Metro area to keep fighting for academic success. Both men share a common message that hard work and persistence can overcome any obstacle both physical and intellectual.
Years of physical therapy gave Kirk Douglas the ability to speak and move with enough adroitness to appear at the 83rd Academy Awards. For those who have been through years of painful physical therapy, such as your present writer, it is amazing to see what Kirk Douglas was able to accomplish through sheer tenacity, Kirk McLaren believes that every student in America can achieve with that same type of determination. In an interview before the Academy Award ceremony took place Kirk McLaren explained his mission and his plan to help students overcome their intellectual problems with special tutorial programs.
McLaren’s small business is called Tutor Doctor and he offers a service that differs from the Sylvan Learning Centers and the Huntington Learning Centers in that he sends tutors into the homes of students who need extra academic assistance. McLaren believes that public schools are trying to help students but the government cannot do everything alone and students need additional support.
“My wife and I are deliberate parents. We think about things. We want to give them choices and for them to have the skill sets where they can become happy and successful people. A lot of people are successful but not happy,” McLaren said. “We want to send young men and young women out into the world who can do both.” McLaren came to the Washington, DC, area in 1991 and found himself going up the chain of command in the financial sector up to the level of CFO. He worked with an education company which delivered programs to high achieving scholars. “I went out on site and made observation of the students, interacted with them, talked with the parents. I am very hands-on,” he said.
“In the past six years of being involved with education and seeing those students even within a week time period you can see the change on their faces and the change in their lives. It was that experience that led us, me and my wife and a partner named Brandon Phenix, who is our chief academic officer, to bring Tutor Doctor services, which had been around since 1999, to the DC area,” McLaren said. He is currently recruiting teachers in the DC area to work as tutors. It is an excellent opportunity for teachers who were excessed due to budget reasons but have excellent teaching skills.
Tutor Doctor is a small business that is creating jobs with 200 franchise units in 6 countries. Teachers can reach apply by contacting Kirk McLaren, President DC Tutor Doctor, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 400,Washington, DC 20004. Email contact is www.in-hometutoring.com or call 202-262-1231.
Thank you Kirk and Kirk for making a difference!