Founder and CEO
At 20 years old, Tina Tower began her first tutoring business while also studying teaching at university. In 2008, she founded Begin Bright and its school readiness and primary tutoring program was born, its mission being to help create happy, smart and confident children. Tower started licensing the program and then later, in 2011, began franchising the centres. Today, Begin Bright has more than 26 centres throughout Australia, employs 120 teachers, and each week 2,000 children attend its sessions. In July, Begin Bright was acquired by Cognition Education, but Tower has remained as its CEO to help build the organisation and reach even more children, the plan being that there will be 100 centres operating in Australia by 2018.