What does your business do?
Black Girl Tutors provides services such as consultations,
diagnostic assessments/ comprehensive review, assessment testing,
special education services, speech and language related services
and one‐on‐ one or small group tutoring sessions, test reviews,
study skills, and assistance with NYS Common Core and Regents
When and why did you start the biz?
January 2018 in order to provide affordable tutoring services to
families in high need communities.
How Many People are in your Company?
Where's your office?
we meet at a co-owners home in a living room
What's the toughest part of running your biz?
hiring qualifies staff. We have a waitlist of families we are
competing with tutoring companies that pay more.
What's the most fun part?
working with our students and watching them succeed academically
Anything you would have done differently?
Would have spent more time looking for staff during the summer and
not waiting so long.
What's next on the horizon for your biz?
Securing an office space where we can host group tutoring. Securing a
City Contract to provide tutoring services
What advice do you have for others?
Try to Boot Strap your business! Its so much easier to have the
initial capital to start a business with out worrying about loans or
How do you use Idea Cafe to help your biz?
My co owners and I need to find a great business mentor and we are
looking for help with finances. We don't know the ins and outs of tax
codes or book keeping. We are hoping to secure a small business grant
in order to help get an accountant for 1 year of work.
School (where, still in school, degree)?
Prior jobs or business?
Teaching for 8 years special education
What are your pets' names?
Do any of these pets help with your biz?
Is there any one person or event in your life that led
you to go into business for yourself?
My students! Seeing them progress or being able to help their
families with educational support.
Anyone you publicly want to thank?
My Co Oweners, Shauna Flowers, Sharon Maynard, Raisa Turner
1433 E 85th street
brooklyn, NY 11236