Meet Our Team
Frank Milner has been president of Tutor Doctor since 2007. The moment Frank learned about the model, he recognized its vast potential and was hooked. With a daughter who struggled with what he called “math meltdowns,” Frank understood firsthand the chief benefit of Tutor Doctor’s one-on-one model being that it ensures privacy for the student and addresses his/her specific needs. He also recognized Tutor Doctor’s unlimited growth potential, since education is one of the only segments that’s universally valued across nearly every culture and continent. Coming from 10+ years in tutoring franchising as well as working in the insurance industry and becoming known as the sales coach, Frank and his team outlined a strategy to cater to the growing demand for private tutoring by introducing the unique Tutor Doctor concept to new cities and countries around the globe.
Advisor & Member of the Board of Directors
Following his success as a franchisee with 2 different franchise companies, and the development of an international distribution company in his early 20s, Dan co-authored the book “Why Not Me?” in 1993. The forward of the book was written by world-renowned inspirational speaker Dr. Robert Schuller, and endorsed by the likes of Mark Victor Hansen (of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame). The book became a national bestseller and launched the growth of a new publishing division marketing inspirational books, tapes and seminars and partnering with industry leaders like Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy and Nightingale-Conant. Using his ability to foresee emerging trends and capitalize on them, in 1996 Dan wrote the book “Amazing Secrets of Profiting from the Internet” and founded WSI Digital.
In 2006, Dan founded Franchise Equity Group - a private equity organisation whose mandate is to make investments in the development of high-growth brands in the education franchise industry. Its first acquisition was of Tutor Doctor.
Vice President, Franchise Development
Dru is a franchise professional who has a passion for driving expansion by recruiting high-quality owners into the Tutor Doctor family. Previously, Dru spearheaded the growth of a well-respected and highly acclaimed franchisor, AdvantaClean, as it grew in eight years from two company-owned stores to 200 franchised locations. AdvantaClean’s growth was consistently recognized by Entrepreneur as the magazine ranked the company two years in a row as one of the Top 100 fastest-growing franchises in the country. Dru has held a variety of leadership roles including building and leading the company’s franchise development and national accounts departments. Dru holds a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology.
Director, Marketing & IT Development
Stefania is an entrepreneurial marketing and technology professional known for getting results. She has worked with companies like Microsoft and 3M and franchisors such as Shred-it and a major hotel group. While at Shred-it, Stefania was recognized by Google as operating a best practice in managing a franchise PPC campaign. Her role is focused on marketing, branding and developing the CRM system.
Stefania has taken part in several speaking engagements about entrepreneurship, marketing and technology and has volunteered for numerous organisations helping children, artists and educational insitutions.
Senior Manager of Legal, Brand Standards & Information Technology
Remy has a passion for helping Tutor Doctor’s franchisees achieve success, for the students they serve and for their team. She has particular expertise and a solid track record in analyzing operations to increase their efficiency and streamline business processes to improve performance. She has an in-depth knowledge of corporate law gained through her work at Tutor Doctor and her previous experience in the Business and Regulatory Division of the Department of Justice (Government of Canada) and at one of Canada’s leading providers of financial services to the real estate and mortgage industries.
Remy has completed her Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) Designation training with the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives. She is also a licensed Paralegal (P1) with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Ruth Mullen is an Ontario Certified Teacher with experience in curriculum development, classroom teaching and as an early readers, physics and math Tutor. During the past 5 years, she has worked with various organizations that have allowed her to develop, enhance, test and lead training programs.
Ruth is motivated by seeing other people grow and develop new skills. She demonstrates empathy, compassion and supports learners by fostering a fun and safe training environment that allows personal expression from each participant while ensuring the content is delivered.