The job was professionally and personally rewarding.
Speech Language Specialist (Former Employee) – Hamilton, NJ – February 9, 2016
I really enjoyed working with the children and seeing their progress. The challenge of helping children to overcome the speech problems as well as the related social stigmas was quite rewarding. The students showed me what worked and what did not; the supervisors's input was extremely valuable; the feedback from the parents was also helpful and the "child study team" support was extremely useful.
The hardest part of the job was finding enough time in a class period to address all of the issues. It was also hard to dismiss the children because is was such a joy to work with them.
Great opportunity to practice my teaching skills & work with the children and their parents.
Small group settings allowed individualized lessons with direct instruction.
Title 1 Teacher (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – August 5, 2015
Small groups enabled me to create fun and exciting lessons that students were interested in participating and interacting. Because of some of the academic struggles ;the low achiever's assessments were modified to meet their needs.
Small group settings, which made it easier to create individualized lessons
Great potential job derailed by lack of benefits and advancement
Instructor (Former Employee) – Jacksonville, FL – June 26, 2015
This was a great job. I loved doing it. I was basically a mobile resource teacher. I would work with small groups of E.S.E. based students from grades K-12. We would work together to improve their math and reading skills. It was a very rewarding job in that regard. I enjoyed my co-workers, too.
However, as much as I loved the job, itself, The lack of pay, benefits, and advancement ruined it. If you worked as an instructor, it was only part-time. There was A LOT of paperwork. Too much for that kind of pay The benefits you could apply for were a matching 401K and they would pay for the "miles" (apx. $0.25/mile) if you traveled to several different schools. No medical, dental, or anything else, though. The company only allowed for 1-2 supervisors for all 40 instructors at any time, so advancement opportunities were few and far between.
In conclusion, this job can offer experience to recent college grads and a job opportunity to semi-retired people. I hate to say this because I did appreciate my co-workers and students, but if you're in between college grad and semi-retired, it's best to look elsewhere.
Area Manager (Former Employee) – Camden, NJ – March 28, 2015
Responsible for implementing Catapult policies, procedures and philosophies to educators. Responsible for educators implementing standards of student’s education, analyze and input data to ensure program is correctly operated. Responsible for adhering to HR Guidelines to ensure contract renewal, ensure overall contract agreements were met. Responsible for maintaining positive communication and relationships with clients.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI. – March 2, 2015
Just finished working for Catapult Learning for the second time. Experience was intense, and work was overloaded via paper files. Students were difficult to deal with, and grade level 2-4th grade, I expressed not wanting in the beginning. However, the school I was placed at was in need and the only job open. I am back to looking for work again, after being dismissed due to paperwork I was told by supervisor.
Manager (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – January 19, 2015
While the senior team seems to be constantly changing, the company buy in to it's mission is evident. Marketing team has done a great job getting all levels of employees involved and connected. Benefits and PTO seem adequate, pay scale could be better for some positions.
Para Professional (Current Employee) – Hoboken, NJ – January 14, 2015
My job requires me to observe classified children whom I am assigned to. As they learn how to defeat their classifications, I learn a little more about them myself. Management follows up with me at the end of the week. My co-workers are very nice and are productive with their own jobs. The most enjoyable part of my job is helping the children.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – December 7, 2014
This was a Summer tutoring job that allowed me to work closely with children in the 5th grade in the city of Detroit. Assisting my head teacher with math and reading, I learned to deal with different personalities and backgrounds, while trying to learn kid's different styles of learning. The best part about this job was that I know that I actually helped kids better themselves in school and at home. Being there for only a little while still provided me time to act as a mentor to the young students.
Excellent job culture which allows presenting to diverse groups of professionals
Professional Development Presenter (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – March 30, 2014
As a consultant, I do not have a daily work routine, but rather on a "as needed basis." The teachers and principals are my audiences and they are wonderful to work with. There is nothing really hard about this job. The most enjoyable part of the job is engaging the teachers and principals in dialogue during the presentation and seeing how much they enjoy the various activities.
preparing the presentation and then presenting it.
Math Instructor (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – February 27, 2014
The hours were with high school class schedule, sometimes allowing for long unpaid breaks and made the day very difficult. It felt like working a full time job but with part time hours, and part time pay, and no benefits. Management was quite disorganized, and communication between company management and school was poor. Instructors were expected to teach students but had very little training.
got to meet and work with kids of varied backgrounds, challenging but fun