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A wonderful place to work with a great staff.
Education /Operations Director (Current Employee), Lillington, NCAugust 27, 2013
Pros: flexible hours, great staff, and wonderful parents and students.
Cons: low pay.
Sylvan provides a great service to parents and their children. It was very rewarding to be part of the staff that helped with academic success and built confidence in students. I enjoyed being a tutor, giving assessments as well as being part of management. I regularly met with parents to discuss the progress of their child. The hardest part of the – more... job was after testing, and determining the length of instruction, parents could not afford it. – less
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Great place to work.
Bookkeeper (Former Employee), Wakefield, RIAugust 12, 2013
This is a great company. I really love the fact the make a difference in the lives of young people and point them in the right direction.
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Sylvan
Program Director (Former Employee), Roanoke Rapids, NCAugust 10, 2013
Sylvan is a wonderful company geared to offering their students the very highest quality instruction. Students succeed with Sylvan - bottom line.
I was very proud to work with and be associated with Sylvan. It is important to keep in mind that every Sylvan is individually owned and operated. Therefore, an employees experiences with Sylvan will depend – more... greatly on that specific owner and their management style. I personally worked under 2 different owners during my years at Sylvan. I was ultimately happy with both.
My specific job was brought to an end when federal and state laws were changed in 2012 and that was beyond anyone's control. Other than that, I absolutely had job security. Regarding Advancement, I was offered and ownership opportunity by both owners so I could have advanced if I had chosen to. Compensation was generous, as profits allowed, but because they are franchised, they are owned and run by everyday people and benefits are very difficult for small businesses.
I would highly recommend Sylvan to anyone with a heart for true education and for serving the families in their community. – less
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Great experice you learn so much
PT Teacher Reading Comprehension (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NYAugust 8, 2013
Pros: relaxed atmosphere
I loved working with the kids and parents, I knew from working here that I was able to maintain an office and handle major issues independently. I learned so much!
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Love working with teachers and students
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 31, 2013
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
Getting to work getting the attendance together for snacks. I learned patience by working with the kids. I also took care of disciplinary actions.
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Tutoring students
Tutor (Former Employee), Springfield, ILJuly 30, 2013
Pros: working with kids.
Cons: not sure the resources helped the kids very much.
Helping students in schools where NCLB stats were not met.
Students would stay after school two evenings a week and I would lead classes intended to help improve reading comprehension.
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Need organization
Bilingual Receptionist (Former Employee), Gurnee, ILJuly 30, 2013
Pros: make own lunch schedule
Cons: not enought work
Needed organization in the office. Needed to give proper schedule as well as work for workers to do.
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Flexible and Pleasent Environment
Instructor (Current Employee), Cupertino, CAJuly 26, 2013
The students and staff are a pleasure to work with. They strive for high standards and are always supportive to help staff meet those standards.
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Good Experience
Admin/Teacher Assistant/Receptionist (Current Employee), Bronx, NYJuly 24, 2013
Pros: good enviroment
Cons: no benfits
Sylvan learning Center has increased my ability to speak with people and manage time. It also helped me get a better understanding of how the education system helps children in school.
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Love tutoring
Tutor (Former Employee), Florence, SCJuly 24, 2013
Pros: sometimes free lunches
The work day started at 8:30 with a short breakfast. At 9 am everybody was working. Most of the time there would be big groups of students coming. I had to make sure that all the notebooks were updated and handled to the teachers. After that there would few students scheduled for evaluation and I would be in the testing room. After that I would have – more... to introduce the results in the computer and print student's tutoring plan and notebooks. Lunch time was always fun with other teachers. Sometimes the manager would offer us a free lunch.
Afternoons I would be tutoring one or a group of 3-4 students and updating notebooks.

I learned the Sylvan's system and way of tutoring . I also learned that the multiple choices tests for majority of students is a "guess" type of test and the results would not reflect their real academic level.

Nice managerial team, beautiful teachers , great team.

Nothing was hard. I enjoyed the computer work, finding strategic ways of teaching in order to answer to every student learning need, and seeing students' academic improvement. – less
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A good first job
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Bastrop, TXJuly 22, 2013
This job was my first and I definitely learned a lot. The people who I worked with were very nurturing and it helped me succeed. This company is great to work for because of their ideals for success in the work place and also due to their feeling toward client relations. It was a secretary-like job and it made me more experienced for future positions.
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Slow paced workplace
Instructional Area Assistant (Former Employee), Valdosta, GAJuly 16, 2013
Good job just crazy hours. Sylvan is a very good organization. Sylvan really cares about kid's learning and really does help kids learn. There should be more places like Sylvan.
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Tutor K-12
Tutor (Former Employee), Hattiesburg, MSJuly 15, 2013
Tutoring students K-12 in Math, Science, Reading, and Social Studies.
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Some pro's some con's
Tutor/Administrator (Current Employee), Rochester, NYJuly 12, 2013
Pros: very little prep/planning
Cons: can make more money tutoring on the side, occasionally feel like they take advantage of you as an employee
Delivering instruction is very straightforward, lessons are designed so that anyone can deliver them. The people in charge are not always the easiest to talk to and to work with, some directors are great, others are not.
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Supportive Work Atmosphere
Teacher/Tutor (Current Employee), Plainfield, ILJuly 10, 2013
Pros: fun, working with children
Cons: low pay, no room for advancement
Teach for 3 hours a few days a week, with varying ages 5- adult. no day is ever the same.
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Supportive environment
Curriculum Director (Former Employee), Mesquite, TXJune 20, 2013
Offers plenty of support and training. Great place for a driven, results oriented person.
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Perfect Part time Job!
Teacher (Current Employee), Grayslake, ILJune 17, 2013
Pros: free pop, water, snacks
Cons: part time, no benefits
With only a few hours a week, working at Sylvan is similar to having a second family. The staff is very friendly and everyone enjoys one another's company. Teaching at the tables is very structured yet individualized for each student. Training is online and informative. The hardest part of the job is maintaining organization and seamlessness when teaching – more... three students three different programs (called table management) but the lead teachers are available to assist when needed. The easy going atmosphere and family-esque environment is definitely the best part of the job. – less
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Productive, fun, and alot of new skills taught and learned.
Instructional Teacher (Former Employee), Waldorf, MDJune 13, 2013
Pros: different tools to use during the lesson to preoccupy a student while working with another.
Cons: pay too small for the duties required.
I liked working at Sylvan Learning Center. There were many new tools and skills to learn in order to become most effective as an instructor.
A typical day was to tutor a 2nd, 5th, 9th grade student at the same time.
I learned how to become flexible and meet the need of all students that set before me.
Management was hands on when needed, such as, a – more... teacher called in sick, and management jumped in.
Co-workers shared their skills when needed.
The hardest part of the job was having a behavior crisis during lesson time.
The most enjoyable time was, when the kid got it, the lesson being taught. Then asked for more work.
Working at Sylvan has enhanced my skill in school, most of all , I am flexible. – less
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Productive and Fun
Instructor Assistant (Former Employee), Lynchburg, VAJune 12, 2013
Enjoyed working with the children and the staff at Sylvan. It was fun gathering material for student's daily lessons. It was fun to create the day to day game for transition time. Everyone was very easy to talk to and willing to answer questions.
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Sylvan Learning Center was a fun and exciting job working with children.
Tutor (Former Employee), 189th South HalstedJune 7, 2013
Pros: rewarding the children for their hard work and team work.
Cons: the job was a temparary position and payed monthly
A typical day at work,, was meeting with co-workers at an assigned school to tutor young children with the use of a teaching manual. I learned that children are eager to learn when they know that they will be rewarded for their hard work. Management met at the school each day to make sure the tutors had enough supplies and snacks for the children. The – more... co-workers worked well together gathering all supplies, snacks, and children to begin their after school tutoring.The hardest part of the job was waiting a month to get payed. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with children and co-workers. – less

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