Pros: flexible work schedule, fun evironment
Cons: no scheduled lunch, little variety in work responsibilites
At the Sylvan in Waco, the Teacher's assistant wears many different hats. Your day could consist of proctoring and monitoring test takers, digitally fingerprinting people looking to get their CHL, medical license, nursing license, etc..., or preparing the tutoring area for the students who coming in the afternoon. The site director I worked for was amazing and is possibly the best manager for whom I have ever worked. The hardest part of the job depended on which area I worked in that day. In the testing center, the hardest part was the monotony of staring at test takers for hours at a time. Working in the fingerprint area, the hardest part was the schedule. Appointments were every ten minutes without a break scheduled. If there was something wrong with the equipment or the schedule, there was nothing the tech could do except call the parent company which could put you behind schedule upwards of an hour.