Minimum wage for new-hire tutors has not increased since the '80s.
Cookie-cutter implementation only works for some students; instructional directors are inflexible leading to their becoming ineffectual.
Clinians (the teachers) often work eight hours per day with some of the toughest students in terms of learning differences and behavioral challenges and yet they make .12 percent of what the parent is paying for each hour of instruction. In the Manhattan learning center, tuition is $129 per hour. The teachers there start out at $15 per hour. Later, over many years, as a "seasoned" teacher you can expect to scrape and beg for each tiny raise up to $22 per hour MAX. There, you will hit the lindamood-bell glass ceiling for teaching staff.
Those on the business side of things get paid comfortable living wages, are on salery and enjoy greater benefits. However, the buisiness modeled is severly flawed and clearly designed with great profit as the primary focus albeit dusted with overly-contrived altruism to make it more palatable. Yet ultimately these profits are distributed disproportianately among key staff members thus contributing to their general disatisfaction working at Lindamood-Bell (LMB). During the learning center's busiest time of year, the LMB model is to packs so many students into each center and bulk the teaching staff with so many newly trained teachers that the quality of instruction falls drastically and clients are significantly misguided in thinking they are paying for the best educational remediation "product" on the market.
It is despicable. It is corporate education.