About The Reading Ranch Tutorial Centers

The Reading Ranch

We are a literacy learning center developed by Dr. Kim Southwell. The Reading Ranch® has been in business for over 12 years in Dallas area. We currently have six locations in the Dallas area and are rapidly expanding through franchising as well as company-owned locations. The Reading Ranch focuses exclusively on literacy (reading, phonetics, spelling, vocabulary, comprehension and writing) for young students from Pre-K through 6th grade. If you love children and would like to make a difference in their lives by operating your own Reading Ranch Center, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Our Tutorial Centers Focus

Reading Ranch Mission Statement

The Reading Ranch Tutorial Center, established in 2006, offers a phonetically based program in reading, writing and spelling enrichment for children (PreK thru 6th grade).   Our multi-sensory teaching approach meets individual needs giving them a strong foundation in reading, writing and spelling while ‘filling the gap’ for children that need literacy support.

Early Literacy Programs

Enrich your child with the gift of a strong foundation of early literacy. Learn oral language, print awareness, build on letter recognition, letter stroke, phonological awareness, alphabetic principle, rhyme time & word play. Advanced concepts will include blending sounds to form words, vowels and consonants, high-frequency word recognition. Daily guided reading and oral language with comprehension through shared reading.

After School Tutoring Programs

Our afterschool tutorial program is available to the public servicing elementary school-aged children (Kinder to 4th). Open 7 days a week. Our multiple programs consist of Early Reading, Multisensory Reading Enrichment (K, 1 & 2), Intervention Reading (3rd-6th), Intervention Spelling & Vocabulary Enhancement (3rd-6th), Reading Comprehension (3rd-6th), Early Writing (PK-1st) & Writing Workshop (2nd-6th).

Faculty & Staff

Our Reading Ranch staff are trained by the founder, Dr. Southwell, and her training team. The intense training program involves theory and hands-on practice with students in a lab setting. The training provides a systematic approach, and the tools needed to become effective Reading Ranch instructors and implement the RR’s proprietary program for reading, comprehension, writing, and literacy skills.

Reading Ranch Tutorial Centers Franchise FAQ

How long have you been in business?
Our founder Dr. Southwell, has been teaching for over 25 years. She initially started her program out of her home nearly 20 years ago, which has grown to 6 centers in the DFW area.
What is the estimated investment to open a Reading Ranch location?
The initial investment to build out, furnish, and open a Reading Ranch center will range from $110,500 to $232,300.    The cost includes the initial franchise fee as well as recommended working capital.
What are the financial requirements to open a Reading Ranch franchise location?
To ensure you can obtain the necessary financing and working capital recommendations, we require a minimum of approximately $300,000 in liquid assets and a net worth of $500,000.
Do I need teaching experience or an education background?
No, our requirement is that you love kids and have a true desire to help children learn. We provide the training and curriculum that will enable you to succeed and help your students excel. A teaching background is certainly welcome, and is a great fit for our centers, but it is not a requirement.
Do you provide in-house financing?
No, we do not provide any financing for your business.
What is the training program?

We feel our training program is the finest and most complete in the industry.   Your training will prepare you for managing your business, as well as teaching the curriculum. A large portion of the training has you observing and learning to teach our curriculum in a live classroom experience. The training consists of online education, in-person training at our corporate headquarters, as well as onsite assistance in your critical first days of operation.  We are fanatical about our mission to teach children and are constantly providing additional training and information to make you successful.

What are the typical hours of operation?
The hours will vary somewhat depending on the local school districts in your area, our centers are generally open from approximately 3 pm to 7 pm Monday-Friday, and 8:30 am – 1:30 pm on Saturday. Most locations are open on Sundays 10:30 am -3:30 pm to handle the demand for our services.
What is the royalty?
Our royalty rate is 10%.


Contact Us

The Reading Ranch