New Business Bio: TutorTeddy.com
Type of business: Math Curriculum, after school and home school math coaching K to college levels. Math Olympiad, SAT preparation.
Main location: 20 Trafalgar Square, Suite 454, Nashua.
Other locations (if any): Dallas.
Company Web site address: www.tutorteddy.com.
Date began business in southern New Hampshire: May 1, 2011.
Date opened at this location: A Pheasant Lane Mall location was added Aug. 1.
Is this a franchise? No.
Owner: Subhankar and Sraboni Ray.
Days/Hours: Open 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-6 p.m. Sundays and also available online.
Highlights of products and services: Our mission is to show that with proper curriculum, and after school guidance most local kids can be passionate about math, can excel in their classrooms and this can be done at an affordable price. We provide coaching based on proven 100 years old Bengal Math and local curriculum. Our coaching combines face-to-face, one-on-one and online help, and includes tools to compare students’ progress with their peers in Asian and European countries. We meet families at local libraries, Starbucks or at a student’s place of choice. We have expertise to tackle challenging college level problems from probability, statistics, and linear algebra besides arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Calculus and other school level (K-12) subjects at a low cost. We also prepare students for NECAP, MCAS, SAT-I, SAT-II, Math Olympiad, and AMC (American Mathematics Competitions). We solve and explain one math problem free of charge for a student every 24 hours. Our teachers have master’s degrees in physics, mathematics or engineering.
Names and backgrounds of the key leaders: Subhankar Ray has a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electrical engineering, and an MBA. He has more than 15 years of experience working as a system engineer, product manager with Ericsson and several startups. He and his wife live in Nashua with their 11-year-old daughter.
What’s the biggest challenge facing your type of business, and how are you approaching it? According to our experience, our local kids are very talented; however, they are not challenged enough with a math curriculum. Teachers at the schools with all their good intentions do not have time to challenge each kid from their levels they are in. A lot of parents do not know that their kids may be falling behind compared to their peers from other parts of the world. Down the road, students may face a difficult time with math classes at college, and eventually in finding jobs in the global job market. The hardest challenge is to convince parents there is a problem, and the more quickly they address it, the more likely they will see excellent results. Using free consultations, solving one problem free of charge for any student every 24 hours, and offering free Intelligent Math Testing, we are trying to overcome the challenge.
What’s the biggest change would you like to see in the business climate in this area? We hope local school districts, educational institutions and community colleges will see us as partner in education and will take advantage of our free workshops and services. We are trying to enhance their efforts to make their difficult task a little easier.
What else should the readers know about your business? We’re a member of Better Business Bureau. We have 30 days money back guarantee. We are a family run business.