Teacher of Teachers:
How Stephanie Tran, Founder & CEO of Tutor Route, Helps Teachers Give Themselves a Raise
Hailed as the “Edupreneur,” the former figure skater and certified teacher, Stephanie Tran, is changing the education game with her company, Tutor Route. As the Founder and CEO, Tran has an incredibly inclusive vision with her company’s mission to improve stakeholders’ lives in the education industry by providing solutions for parents, students, teachers, and schools. She uses her accumulated experience as a figure skating coach, classroom teacher, and master’s of education degree from Johns Hopkins University to create an explosive impact in the education world with a team of 32.
Tutoring is usually deemed as a luxury item and often excludes socioeconomically disadvantaged students from getting the support they need to succeed. Tutor Route offers financial aid for Title I students to provide access to resources they deserve to have. Parents get a comprenehensive support with Tutor Route such as cooking proper nutritious balanced meals, understanding education laws and their rights to obtain proper support from schools, and gaining proficiency in the English language.
Teachers are consistently underpaid and undercompensated for the hours poured into their jobs. Tran helps them earn top dollar rates for their hard-earned skillsets with her 6-Figure Tutor Masterclass, by showing them how to create and launch their business in 30 days. Teachers can also earn while they learn with tutoring opportunities provided by Tran.
Due to the pandemic, the achievement gap has increased and students are falling behind causing the nationwide’s standardized test scores to decrease. In efforts to close the achievement gap, Tutor Route partners with school districts by providing targeted instruction through tutoring with certified teachers. High-impact tutoring allows the school to stay on track with their curriculum and allows students to catch up on misunderstood concepts over tutorials with Tutor Route’s team during and after school. Tutor Route also provides therapy with licensed counselors in order to build and maintain mental health for all. By merging education and mental health services, Tutor Route fosters a positive learning environment and prioritizes work-life balance for all.
To further Tutor Route’s easy access to education, Tran launched her Tutor Route app available on Apple and Android to allow students to book appointments with experts, take online masterclasses, get free resources, and chat with teachers and students on the platform to create a learning community aspect that is typically neglected in the e-learning industry.
While Tran has an outstanding track record of success, her background makes her story all the more sweeter. Raised by Vietnamese refugee parents, Tran is the definition of East meets West as she carries the values from her culture and modernizes it with her take on what it means to be an Asian American female entrepreneur.
“We’re adamant about respecting elders in our culture. While I do appreciate my parents’ wisdom, we debated over priorities because we grew up in different worlds. I value my dream; they value security,” said Tran. “My parents fled the Viet Nam War and sacrificed their passions for stable jobs so that I could even have the luxury of chasing my dream. I feel like I owe it to my parents to take the opportunity and give the American Dream my best shot.”
While Tran started her business by providing disadvantaged communities with exceptional tutoring at affordable rates, Tutor Route allowed her to gain financial freedom by funding her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and spending summers traveling abroad. She even supported hungry, resourceless, and sometimes homeless students in her classroom. Once Tran created success for herself and scored school districts as her clients, she knew she could share her proven blueprint and show her fellow educators how to give themselves a raise.
“You can make a difference in the world, do what you love, and still make money,” Tran said.
“Teachers are entrepreneurs at heart and run classrooms like they mean business. While teachers are suppliers of knowledge, their salaries typically neither meet the demands of their lifestyles, nor their level of effort and impact on society,” Tran said. “I understand my students because I’ve been in their shoes. I’ve paid my dues by investing in my learning, mastering my craft, researching my market, and building my success. Now, I want to teach underpaid and underappreciated teachers to create that success for themselves.”
Through Tutor Route, Tran helped 25 tutors earn hourly rates between $25 an hour to $180 an hour. She teaches business know-how to intellectuals who are masters in their educational fields.
About Stephanie Tran
Tutor Route is a team of certified teachers, counselors, consultants, and masterclass instructors serving students, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Tutor Route’s goal is to support lifelong learners throughout every step of their journey. For more information about Tran’s 6-Figure Tutor Masterclass, please visit https://6figtutormasterclass.localtutorroute.com/6-figure-tutor-masterclass or download the Tutor Route App on Apple or Android to purchase the course.
Listen to Stephanie’s episode on The Relatable Voice Podcast.