Instructor (Current Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – May 5, 2015
I love tutoring all the kids we get. Some of my co-workers could be nicer to our students, after all their parents pay us to tutor them and treat them nice. Nothing is really hard about this job. We sit for the entire 4 hours.
Math/Writing/Reading Tutor (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – December 1, 2014
The Tutoring Center located in Lumpkin Plaza on Nelson Road in Lake Charles, LA is a very fun place to work. The manager and her husband are two the nicest people around. I already had a background as a big brother and volunteer with kids, so this job was right up my alley. You get to work one-on-one with kids and see the light go on in their heads!
Better compensation than expected, great people, very organized
A fun, positive, service-oriented business culture
Center Director (Current Employee) – Severna Park, MD – November 11, 2014
A typical day at work includes fielding calls from potential customers, networking activities, maintaining student records, monitoring the tutoring sessions, debriefing daily with staff and center cleanup. Every day I learn more about myself and about various businesses as I network. I am management and my style is collegial. My co-workers are great! They are loyal, dedicated and truly care for the students. The hardest part of the job for me is the marketing piece. The most enjoyable part is interacting with the students and parents.
Program-oriented supplemental education for all students
Tutor (Current Employee) – Hoover, AL – August 8, 2014
Tutoring the children is definitely rewarding, observing the programs in place for each student as they progress is at best amazing, and feeling the small team environment is next to having a family at work; however, this is a part time job. Do not expect benefits or compensation for extra work alongside tutoring like cleaning the center.
Rewarding work, but little compensation or opportunity.
Instructor (Former Employee) – League City, TX – June 9, 2013
I worked at The Tutoring Center for six months, and while it was a good learning experience, I ultimately felt stifled. The most difficult part of my job was unruly kids, but they were also what made the job so rewarding. I could tangibly see that I was making a difference for the kids I worked with. However, there are definite drawbacks to the structure.
It's an after-school tutoring program only open Monday through Thursday, so at most a regular instructor can expect to work four hours a day, four days a week. 16 hours a week, at $9 an hour? This is not only not in any way a livable wage, but the work day (3-7pm) prevents you from taking on another job in either the day time or evening. There is little opportunity for advancement, as there is only one head instructor per center.
Instructor (Current Employee) – Fitchburg, WI – March 30, 2013
The typical day at work involves tutoring anywhere from 3 to 8 students (Pre-K through 12th grade) an hour in reading, writing, and/or math. The work day is typically 3-4 hours long. My co-workers are a great bunch to work with, and since we have such diverse backgrounds we are rarely caught off-guard with difficult concepts that we are trying to reinforce. The Center Director and Head Instructor are great people to work for. The most challenging part of any workday is working with the occasionally disruptive student or dealing with an unhappy parent. I have learned different strategies for dealing with these problems and have learned quite a bit about how the school system here works. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing students who were behind in school either catch completely up or make great strides towards doing better in school.
Tutor (Current Employee) – Hoover, AL – February 21, 2013
The program is more than valuable here as books are provided, improvement is guaranteed, procedure is efficient, and prices are affordable. Being a tutor here, I've seen for myself students getting better in reading, math, or writing, whether they have special needs or not. Gaps are filled, foundations are made, and development is strengthened. You can't ask for a better place.
Fun and laid-back environment with basketball hoop in the back
Manager & Head Instructor (Current Employee) – Algonquin, IL – January 14, 2013
A typical work day at The Tutoring Center only lasts a few hours in the afternoon/evening of Monday-Thursday (occasional Fridays). Our sessions last for one hour with the first beginning at either 3:30 or 4:30 (depending on student attendance) and the last session ending at 7:30. There was only one time I had to stay later for an extra half-hour to help a student with a few math problems. My co-workers are all very helpful and my boss is amazing. She's very easy-going, accommodating and flexible when it comes to scheduling. The only downside to that is that there can be times when she will need you on short notice.
This job can be frustrating at times, but is also very rewarding. There aren't really many boring days at The Tutoring Center. The kids definitely keep things interesting, which is one of the things I really enjoy about working here along with the fact that this job has a big social aspect. You're constantly communicating with your junior clients. It's a much more enjoyable alternative to being in an office setting. We even let the kids shoot some hoops after the sessions to earn more rewards! I also really like working on the material with the kids. It keeps me on my toes mentally and after almost three years here, I'm still learning new things!
This job is perfect for college students because you can go to school and then go to work for a few hours with time left over for homework. Plus, you don't have to work weekends very often (if ever) so you get to have a social life. The hourly pay is good, but as I mentioned above, there aren't a lot of hours, which ismore... the only real downside to this job.less
Tutor (Current Employee) – Rancho Palos Verdes, CA – August 8, 2012
The students are fun to work with. Although they have their moments, it does not take long to redirect them back to their studies. My coworkers are very nice people, always willing to help. The Manager is a very caring and sweet woman.