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Creative Tutors Top Franchise For African Americans

Black Enterprise Magazine has ranked Creative Tutors #12 of forty top franchises for African Americans in its September 2010 issue.

Creative Tutors Named a Military Friendly Franchise

Jan Van Blarcum, is the founder of Creative Tutors and a child of an Army Veteran. Jan’s husband Bill is also a part of the armed forces and is a Reservist Navy Captain in the JAG Core. We are proud to announce that Creative Tutors has been accepted into the G I Jobs Military Franchise Program. Only 10% of the franchise industry has been asked to participate. Military Veterans are twice as likely to operate their own business as non veterans are, according to census data. In fact, one in seven businesses is owned by a military veteran. Creative Tutors is proud to support our armed forces and participate in assisting Veterans in their desire to become small business owners. The complete list of approved military franchises can be found here!

Jan Van Blarcum, Founder | Featured in Frisco Style Magazine

Jan Van Blarcum, Owner and Founder of Creative Tutors was recently featured in A Tale of Two Teachers published by Frisco Style Magazine. Read the article here.

Jan Van Blarcum, Founder | Interviewed by

Jan Van Blarcum, Owner and Founder of Creative Tutors was recently interviewed by on ways to help your special needs child prepare for the TAKS test."Determine the child's learning style. It can be visual, tactile or auditory. Jan Van Blarcum, founder of Dallas-based Creative Tutors, believes understanding how a child learns is essential to helping her retain information. She advises using a learning styles chart as the determining factor." Read the complete article.

Jan Van Blarcum, Founder | Interviewed on WFAA, Dallas, Texas

Jan Van Blarcum, Owner and Founder of Creative Tutors was interviewed December 22nd on WFAA television in Dallas, Texas about ideas for keeping kids intellectually active during the winter break. Read a synopsis of the interview and, if you missed the original airing check back for a posting of the video.

Sue Waite-Langley, Western Regional Manager | Interviewed by

Sue Waite-Langley, Western Regional Manager was recently interviewed by for their Parenting section on how to encourage children's creativity. Read the interview here!

Kim Ashby, Franchisee | Interviewed by

Kim Ashby, owner of the Wake County, NC franchise was recently interviewed by about homeschooling children with disabilities. Read the interview.

Innovation Helps Franchises Grow | Even in a sinking economy, flexibility and creativity keep high-demand franchise concepts spreading.

"Jan Van Blarcum, the founder of Creative Tutors, in Plano, Texas, agrees that the tutoring industry is not slowing down. After 9/11, she feared a downturn but instead found that parents continued to put their resources into their children even as family budgets tightened. It's a message she brings to new prospects as she grows her system from eight owners in Texas and spreads it next year through Colorado and Utah." Read the complete article at

Jan Van Blarcum, Founder | Participant in IFA's CEO Leadership Roundtable

Jan Van Blarcum, Founder of Creative Tutors participated in the IFA's 2009 CEO Leadership Roundtable. Read the discussion here.

Kim Ashby, Franchisee | Interviewed on Co-Creator Network

Kim Ashby, owner of the Wake County, NC franchise was interviewed recently by Co-Creator Network, an on-line talk radio show. Listen to the interview.

The Foundation for Women’s Resources (FWR) announces Leadership Texas Class of 2008 | 100 women selected to explore the “Changing Face of Texas”

"Since 1983, Leadership Texas has been providing valuable education and travel/study opportunities to Texas women leaders who seek to improve their leadership skills and expand their knowledge of the diverse issues, dynamics and cultures that impact the State of Texas." Jan Van Blarcum, Owner and Founder of Creative Tutors is a member of the Leadership Texas Class of 2008. Read the complete article on the Leadership Texas site.

Franchise Owner Interviewed on Healthy Kid Cast

Cheryl Chancelor, franchise owner for Keller/Argyle and Frisco, had an opportunity to sit down with Christie Camizzi of Healthy Kid Cast to discuss Good Homework Habits. As all moms are well too aware, homework can be the cause of much stress in the home.  Listen to some of the solutions that Cheryl has to share.

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"They posted Kate's final exam and final grade in Science. I can't believe it. She did it. She pulled it out and passed 3 out of 4 core classes. Again, Eric, thank you so much for your help with her. I really believe it was your tutoring that helped her to succeed."

"I wanted to let you know that Jon is doing great in Algebra and he gives all the credit to David...I’m not surprised."