Teaching Opportunities


Smart Brain UK is part of the Smart Brain international franchise network, which provides a mental maths and enrichment program for children ages 5 to 11. Licensees in the UK operate their business from home and conduct lessons in various venues such as halls, schools, pre-schools, holiday clubs and after-school clubs

To date Smart Brain is established in Thailand, America, Canada, India, Singapore, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and U.A.E. Around 250,000 students benefit from our program in these countries. In the U.K, we conduct lessons in Chafford Hundred, Chelmsford, Ilford, Harrow, Barking & Dagenham and we are adding new locations since entering the market in October 2005.

As an instructor, you will teach children mental maths using a Japanese abacus ("soroban") during their weekly 1 hour lesson. Each lesson may be complemented by brain teasers and memory games. These help to involve and stimulate the children, who develop and improve numerous abilities including concentration, memory and listening skills. The key benefit of Smart Brain is that it stimulates a child with learning difficulty and challenges a child to achieve more. It extends the mental ability of a child in an uncompromising way. Mental maths is the building block that is needed for the overall academic, social and emotional development of the child. The mental stimulation through Smart Brain develops the right side of the brain of a child, which is that part of the brain responsible for conceptualisation, problem solving, non-verbal reasoning and imagination. For children and parents, the programme is a successful formula to turn a dry Maths subject into an electrifying subject, one that children will look forward to attending.

As a licensee and instructor, you will be part of an exciting growth spurt in each child who enters through your doors. The licensee will work with schools, community centres and independent centres in hired halls. We have a defined strategy that enables licensee to tap into this large and prospering market for providers like Smart Brain. This programme gives every child the skill that meets their needs and gives them the opportunity to achieve their full potential in life.

Financial Particulars

Overheads for this venture are kept to the minimum because there is no need to maintain an office. Enquiries and correspondence are handled through your contact number so that you can respond to specific parent enquiries. Instructors' expenses revolve around hall charges, petrol consumption, stationery expenses and phone bills.

What is the instructor's commitment?

  • Initial licence fee of £500
  • Annual renewal fee of £250 from the first anniversary of the licence date
  • Monthly royalty of 10% on net sales paid quarterly
  • Access to Trademark, Brand and Goodwill.

What does this initial commitment give you as an instructor?

  • The security of an annual licence
  • Full training for the Instructor
  • Access to Smart Brain Intranet with ample of resources
  • Access to Trademark, Brand and Goodwill
  • Individual Web space for details of the centre
  • Defined geographic area
  • Centralised online parent line/enquiries desk.

What is the Potential Annual Yield ?

The potential earning capacity of a franchisee is dependent on the effort, time and financial resources expended by the franchisee. At a conservative estimate, teaching 10 students for 1 hour a week, a franchisee will be taking home about almost £100 an hour. This enables you to have a lifestyle that enables you to spend part-time hours but with full time salary leaving you ample of time to spend with your family or other activities. Since we have existing centres, we have real figures and experiences to offer you.


Minimum requirements to qualify as an Instructor and Franchisee

  • Demonstrate passion for investing in children through education.
  • Strong desire to develop successful business that serves the community needs.
  • In-depth knowledge of local market of an area with defined population.
  • Sound academic qualification and confidence in Maths.
  • Good organisational, management and communication skills.
  • A self-starter, ability to work independently and mobile.
  • A sense of humour.

In addition, you will need:

  • Laptop & Printer.
  • Game boards (Optional).
  • Mobile phone.
  • Criminal Record Bureau check for you and your helpers.
  • First Aid training.

Next Steps

If you would like to be part of a successful and growing franchised business that is committed to developing children and making a real difference to their lives , contact us now on or fill in the online form.

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