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Best in Class Education Center Franchise on Georgia Podcast

Best in Class Education Center Franchise on Georgia Podcast

Update: 2019-11-15


There are two good reasons you should consider supplemental education for your child: 1) Competition for college admissions is becoming more competitive. 2) Every may not adapt to the different curriculum taught by different schools: Public - Charter – Religious – etc. 

In our studio, Chris and Mollie Ruttle, owners of a Best in Class Education Center franchise and their son, Carter will tell us what qualifications you should look for when  selecting supplemental education.

Chris Ruttle is currently Managing Owner of Fortview Group Inc d/b/a Best in Class Education Center, bringing teacher-led supplemental education to the north-Atlanta market. He also is CEO of Rathkeale Ventures LLC, which specializes in scaling small to midmarket companies in a variety of markets. Prior to his current ventures, Chris was CEO of Vumii Imaging Inc., a global company developing, manufacturing and selling long range security camera systems worldwide to users in the transportation, critical infrastructure, and government markets. Earlier he served as Vumii’s CFO and COO during its startup phase, successfully commercializing products and scaling the business, as well as leading Vumii’s sale to its current owner. Prior to Vumii, Chris spent 25 years with General Electric’s industrial systems businesses, where he transformed a diverse set of operations while serving roles including CFO, as well as General Managers of Manufacturing, Sales, and Business Development. In addition he spent two years as Senior VP of Sales and Marketing with AO Smith’s Electrical Products Group, an $800M manufacturer of electric motors. Throughout his career, Chris has demonstrated an effective global mindset developed during extensive assignments across Latin America, Europe, Israel and China; he is fluent in Spanish and German. Chris is a graduate of Wabash College with a BA in Political Science and German. He has also completed GE Crotonville’s Business Management Course as well as executive education at Georgia State University. Outside of work, Chris volunteers with church and civic organizations, and also mentors individuals one-on-one.

It is  important is receiving a quality well rounded education. 

Best in Class

20+ year old supplemental education franchise
70 franchisees across the country- mainly on the west coast; we brought Best in Class to Georgia in 2018
Programs for K-12 students include enrichment classes, tutoring and test prep
Run by a husband and wife team of Hao and Lisa Lam - we consider our relationship with them a strong plus
What makes Best in Class special for parents and students?

Support for K-12 students
Broad set of programs - enrichment classes, tutoring and test prep
Teacher led classes - active learning in all programs
Enrichment curriculum aligned with Georgia standards
We go beyond teaching concepts to applying those concepts: critical thinking and word problems in math, writing in English
No contracts 
Ruttle Family

Owners include Molly and Chris Ruttle, and our son Carter Ivey; daughter Allison is a teacher
Family has a deep passion and a lot of experience in education - including grandparents
Chris has a background scaling businesses
Why a business & why Best in Class?

Our passion for education & focus on helping students succeed
Working together to build a family business we can share in
Support for Carter recovering from a stroke - he had to relearn English and has used that experience to help our younger students struggling with English
A lot of interest in supplemental education in north Fulton and Forsyth
Best in Class has a strong business model
K-12 Education Topics & Parent Concerns

Common focus: parents want the best for their children & understand their children will need to "learn how to learn" to thrive in today's environment
In many cases parents are not familiar with the current teaching methods, particularly math
A lot of testing - concerns for child's performance and passing classes
College admissions - especially in north Fulton & Forsyth - is very competitive
Many local families relatively new to the US and do not fully understand the school and college admissions journey; need guidance
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