Welcome to Tutor Success Academy! Learn how successful, profitable, HAPPY tutors build their businesses.

Going from teacher to business owner doesn’t have to be hard. Whether you’ve had a business for a while or you’re just getting started, you may be wondering if you really have what it takes.

Your dreams are totally possible

Which stage of building a tutoring business are you in?


You’re curious about getting started or are in the early stages of building your tutoring business

Growth & Stability

You already have a tutoring business and want to improve your marketing and systems


You’re ready to take your tutoring business to the next level with hiring or expanded services


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Resource Spotlight

Tutor Business Planning Bundle

You know how to plan for your lessons… but did anyone ever help you plan for your tutoring business?! Step into being the organized CEO of your business with printable weekly, daily, monthly, and yearly planners, project planners, marketing checklists, goal setting trainings and templates, and more!


Welcome to Tutor Success Academy- the community for educators who want to change the world through a thriving tutoring business. Already have a tutoring business? Just thinking of the possibilities? You’re in the right place!


Hi! I’m Emily Gibbons, co-creator of Tutor Success Academy. As an educator for over 22 years and a busy mom of four, I love helping other teachers and tutors achieve their goals. I’m a Certified Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist with a full-time online business and a part-time tutoring business. In addition to creating a variety of time-saving resources for educators, I am passionate about spreading dyslexia awareness.

Jill Kohlenberg

Hi, I’m Jill Kohlenberg, co-creator of Tutor Success Academy. After 13 years in the public school system, I wanted to be able to use more of my training and serve students in a more individual way than I could do in my classroom position, and I had a true calling to support homeschooling families. I made the “big leap” into starting a full-time tutoring business with private sessions, classes, and groups- and I haven’t looked back! After discovering I really enjoyed the business side of tutoring, I teamed up with Emily to start our initial cohort program in the summer of 2018, and we have since served over 2,000 educators through our cohort program, courses, and summits. Working with educators in this way has been one of the highest joys of my career!

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