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A Great Place to Work
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 6, 2016
Fusion Academy is a unique school with a student to teacher ratio of 1:1. It's a wonderful model and it does amazing things for the students.

The best person to have in the office manager position is a zen juggler - being able to successfully keep several projects going while answering the phone, greeting guests, and interacting with the students while possessing the focused calm of a zen master.

It may seem a bit crazy but the admin team as well as the teachers all pitch in when needed and are very supportive.

The best part about working at Fusion is watching the students transform and blossom. It makes all the juggling worth it.
Pros
Breakfast bar, random treats brought in by parents, getting paid for spring and winter breaks
Cons
Can be hectic
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Great workplace
Teacher/Mentor (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, CADecember 28, 2015
Great and productive workplace, amazing working atmosphere and great colleagues. I really enjoy to be part of this amazing team.
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Fusion Academy: a growing company
Director of Admissions/ NSO Team (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 29, 2015
Fusion Education Group is a company that helps fund Fusion Academy, which is a wonderful private 6-12th Grade. Fusion Academy is growing and now has campuses nation-wide. The classes at Fusion Academy are taught with one teacher and one student at a time.
Pros
Creative & friendly people
Cons
Difficult Work/Life Balance
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An Excellent place to work
Master Teacher/Assistant Principal (Current Employee) –  Plano, TXFebruary 3, 2015
If you ever want to be apart of a company that was truly founded on honest principles, then Fusion is that company. They truly believe in empowering the clients that are entrusted to their care.
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A great place to learn and grow
American Sign Language Instructor (Current Employee) –  San Mateo, CAJanuary 30, 2015
Fusion Academy is more than a school, it is a culture. That culture is one of love, support, honesty, and intelligence. Never in my life have I seen such a gathering of well-minded young adults come together to share their passion and experience to younger generations as well as to each other.
Pros
great staff, community, flexibility, and support system
Cons
compensation is not proportionate to the hours worked, the cost it takes to attend the school as a student
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pass if you can
teacher (Former Employee) –  Los AngelesNovember 19, 2014
it can work but don't expect to be there long if you like to eat and have a place to live.
Pros
it pays some of your bills
Cons
it pays some of your bills
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Fun place to teach and work, but has its shortcomings.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAAugust 21, 2013
Hardest part of the job is preparing for classes for multiple subjects and students at different points in the curriculum.
Pros
great colleagues, great atmosphere
Cons
teaching is hard work?
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Never work for this company, even during this horrible economy
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Huntington Beach, CAMarch 6, 2013
1. All hype: This is one of the biggest jokes to capitalize on a desperate society failing in education. They claim to be so unique and to have a revolutionary approach, yet they are staffed with unqualified "teachers," and the students get about as much "one-on-one" as they would at a local Boys 'n Girls club. They were constantly in need of text books, which I always found interesting, considering the large sums of money they charged.
2. Management is incompetent at best: Management only seemed to care about marketing this Mickey Mouse club, and showed no affection for the students. In fact, the students never enjoyed being around management, it was cold and impersonal.
3. Co-workers were very nice, but extremely under-qualified. They were much like the students, as they tended to form adolescent clicks in the workplace.

I would highly recommend finding other employment, unless you enjoy being around supposed "mentors," who are apathetic to the needs of the students, and only care about profiting.
Pros
i'll try to think of some, or at least one.
Cons
overhyped marketing scheme with apathetic management.
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The Emperor Wears no Clothes
Teasher (Former Employee) –  San DiegoDecember 15, 2012
Fusion is a great idea in theory, 'One to one" education almost ensures student success, but there's a lot of ugly secrets behind the curtains. First, the tuition is astronomical (more than most colleges per year) and the real academic expectations of students are the bare minimum; It's basically a degree mill for the "1% ers" out there whose kids have been kicked out of 2-3 schools before they show up at Fusion. The parents have no where to turn, and Fusion is definitely a better option than boarding school. If you can afford the $27,000 a year , give or take, then your child will get a good experience, as attention is paid to students emotional as well as academic well being. Just realize that when push comes to shove, you will have essentially bought them a high school degree (its borderline impossible to fail). In a perfect world, all schools should provide a one to one model, but in reality its the uber-rich that are the only people who can benefit (due to the fact that they offer 0 scholarships or financial aid,,,which also leads to the least diverse staff and student I've ever seen). It's a business, owned by a investment firm, that's in turn owned by an even bigger elite investment firm. So, profit is the bottom line. One result is that the quality of the education can be called into question: many of Fusion's staff are basically unqualified (under-credentialed and relatively inexperienced), as well as grossly underpaid compared to their public school counter-parts, but Fusion instills a cult-like allegiance from day 1 that they have the best job in the world, and should  more... not bring up anything negative about the school if they want to keep their job. This cult-like nature of the organization iss exactly why most don't hear about this darker side of Fusion. Parents and teachers are scared to say what everyone on the inside knows: "The Emperor where's no clothes."  less
Pros
one-to-one learning
Cons
cult-like work envirmonment
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Productive and fufilling workplace!
Administrative Assistant/Mentor (Current Employee) –  Solana Beach CAMarch 23, 2012
Excellent 1 to 1 private tutoring and learning center for children K-12
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