Kristine DeWolf, Owner of Tutor Doctor Mansfield
Tutor Doctor of Mansfield was opened in 2017 by Kristine DeWolf. Kristine obtained her Bachelor’s Degree as a double major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She spent about 15 years in the pharmaceutical industry in science and quality engineering, part of which was spent conducting and then overseeing lab and manufacturing investigations, conducting adult classroom training on how to perform investigations and on process improvement initiatives as a result. While she loved her career, it took her away from the family and she was struggling with the needs of kids in preschool, middle school and high school. Furthermore, she had always entertained the idea of opening her own franchise location, but was unsure of what type of franchise really interested her.
Kristine is deeply committed to the importance of education, and to the notion that every child should have every opportunity to thrive. Tutor Doctor’s statement: Thinking Caps Can Be Tailored, is a fact that motivates her in her current industry. She decided to open this location after a continued struggle with both of her older kids whom had significant problems keeping up in both reading and math. After trying the learning center environment and not seeing progress, she did her best together with her husband, to work with them on her own. As many parents can relate, this created a lot of stress, especially because both kids were so far behind. The traditional one on one, in home and online tutoring program that she investigated for her kids seemed to mostly focus on homework help and had no sophisticated and data driven mechanism to evaluate a student for gaps in their education like the learning centers. The learning centers didn’t provide the homework help and one on one environment that her kids needed. None of the programs seemed to have a structured method for teaching time management and prioritization skills that kids so desperately need. When she came across the Tutor Doctor concept, she was completely moved. She very quickly decided to open a local location and has even put her own kids through the program with very successful results. Her second daughter, a student that struggled to pass the STAAR exams year after year, or only passed with “Approaching grade level,” now has met or mastered all of her EOC exams, transitioned into a collegiate program as a freshman and is now thriving!