A SOUTHAMPTON businessman has swapped his corporate career at McDonald’s for the classroom.
Adie Twining's new venture is the in-home and online tutoring company Tutor Doctor.
Reshaping his career during the pandemic, he has already helped a number of students in and around Southampton and Salisbury.
After almost three decades of working for McDonald’s, Adie wanted to do something that improved the life chances of young people and enabled him to retain his involvement and active fundraising with local charities Simon Says and Ronald McDonald House, both of which are close to his heart.
He told the Daily Echo: "I’ve already been able to help so many local families and children. Schools are doing a great job, but with the learning loss from the pandemic, they are under pressure, and we can help support students, families and schools with this catch-up. As a local resident, that means a lot to me.”
After graduating with a Business Studies degree from Southampton University, Adie started working for the fast-food giant and worked his way up the corporate ladder to become Director of Franchising. It was not until the pandemic hit, coupled with his family commitments, that he left his successful corporate life of 28 years to run his own business.
Adie and his wife Tracy have seen first hand the difference private tutoring has made to their three children, building on school learning.
“We have worked hard to attract an outstanding group of local tutors," added Adie. "They share our vision and are fully committed to delivering an outstanding learning experience for the young people whose parents entrust us with their education."