Area Manager (Former Employee), Laredo, TX – July 15, 2015
Always opportunities to travel and meet new people. Great management, and the most enjoyable part of the job is we help out the community to take advantage of what's out there for their kids' education.
Student Support Specialist (Current Employee), Jackson, MS – December 27, 2014
Pros: helping children
Cons: job employment was limited
Administering tutorials for after school children to increase each child's learning skills; therefore, no child left behind. The job was easy and meaningful to help someone in need. The hardest part of – more... the job was locating some of the addresses.
Mainly focused on schools that were under a level 3-4 school level, our job as a teacher specialist we tutored on computers in the home.
Each child receive a mini laptop if their scores were proficient or had increased dramatically.
Team Lead/Tutor (Former Employee), Irving, TX – November 30, 2014
Pros: travel, good pay
Cons: wrong addresses
We work with a lot of children and I really enjoy it, kids are so fun and full of life. To be able to help a child gives my life purpose. We are role models for them and it feels good to hear them tell – more... us all the dreams they have when they grow up because they are the future. Every day we learn something new and I love that about life. The most enjoyable part of my job is meeting a child that is so curious and is like a sponge wanting to know everything and is respectful. I love my job! – less
Helping our youth with Reading tools to help them progress
Field Educational Representative (Former Employee), Laredo, TX – March 20, 2014
Pros: the feeling of being helpful towards achieving their goals.
Cons: when students were not responsive to visits or calls.
A typical day at work would be gathering information on those students needing to home visit and help them with their progress. What I learned was that every student had their own learning methods or style, – more... but it was inspiring to witness their progress after every home visit. Management were somewhat absent in our needs throughout the program, but tried to provide us some guidance when students were available or not for a home visit by a field educational representative. My co-workers were somewhat understanding or freely able to give some responses on past experiences in the field. The hardest part of the job was when trying to get a student to respond to your calls and scheduling of a visit when having drove to their home. The most enjoyable part of the job was when you felt that you had a productive hour with the student during your visit. – less
Academic Coach (Former Employee), Austin, TX – January 4, 2014
Pros: direct deposit
This was my first work at home job. I enjoyed calling the students to remind them to log into their systems and tutor. The company supplied the phones, netbooks for the students to do their tutoring. Even – more... though I live in Chicago, the company was in Texas. The supervisory staff was very nice and helpful if you ran into any problems. Most of the students spoke another language but, could understand me when I called . The language was mainly Spanish but, most of the students were bilingual. – less
Virtual Call Center Rep (Former Employee), Austin, TX – October 18, 2013
Pros: work/life balance, location, co-workers
Cons: pay, lack of benefits, lack of well rounded training, use of personal computer & phones for work
The job was not hard and was enjoyable for most part. I would log on and make calls to parents and students. I would also qualify and document info. using various programs. I feel a great benefit would – more... have been to have a location to work out of and therefore, more direct contact with management. I also feel training could have been more extensive in order to create or more efficient work environment. – less
Field Representative (Former Employee), San Antonio, TX – June 4, 2013
Pros: excellent program when students participate.
Cons: no job security.
A a field representative my job duties were to recruit students from junior high and high school students based on the school STAAR results. The Tutors with Computers program is a part of the no child – more... left behind campaign. Working with TWC taught me how to work with cultural diversity and respect their norms. Working for TWC is an independent job therefore I worked out in the field alone. The hardest part of the job was working with students that were not motivated to complete the reading program. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting different families. – less
Student Support Specialist (Current Employee), Austin, TX – April 8, 2013
overall the company is great meaning the things they do for the chilldren but as for the employers the pay is great but its hard when you dont knw if you going to work one week or not...needs more orangization for empolyers....
Student Support Specialist (Former Employee), Houston, TX – December 26, 2012
Pros: i can't think of any
Cons: they lie, no mileage pay, bad management, short hours
I signed up at the WorkSource, so I figured this was a legitimate job. This place is a total con, compliments of the tax payer. They lie to the students and their own employees. Hardly any students actually – more... get the equipment (cell phone/computer) that has been promised to them. I met many disgusted students who refused to sign up because they'd signed up before and never received the items. When I asked about this, I was told that the students had probably been dropped. Also, they tell their employees that they will receive a bonus for every student that they enroll...believe me, you will never, ever see that money. Never. Enrollment period lasts for about a month or two, and payday is bi-weekly, so by the time you realize your bonus money isn't coming, too bad, they've already benefited from your efforts. You are expected to drive around the city with absolutely no mileage reimbursement. And if you haven't gotten any enrollments in 2 hours, you have to clock out. The rules change hourly, and nothing ever starts on time. "Leadership" there is low rent and a joke!!! How this place is in business is beyond me. One more thing, the people on here who gave this place a 5 star review OBVIOUSLY work for the company! – less
Student Support Specialist (Former Employee), Lubbock, TX – August 1, 2012
Cons: no reimbursement for gas or insurance, hours were cut on a regular basis
Tutors with Computers is an idea job for people who are not responsible for being the bread winners in their family or for young college students. A typical day at work consists of driving to various parts – more... of the city to recruit students or visit un-engaged students who participate in a government funded at home tutoring program. I had great co-workers. The hardest part of the job was getting inactive students to put in the hours required. It was especially hard when parents were not involved in their children's education. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting thanks from parents who did care able their child's education and from those who valued the service. – less
Student Support Specialist (Former Employee), nyc – June 30, 2012
Pros: encouraging students of various ages, grade levels to improve reading skills
Cons: new company, educational programs are funded through private funds and city/state contracts
Lots of traveling, meeting students not to eager to tutor who's academic level is far below grade level.Encouraging them to try harder and to stay focused was very difficult. The company is one of a hundred – more... educational companies in the public schools throughout the five boroughs, the turnover rate for employment is very high. Management was not easily accessible all interaction with management done over cell phone via text messaging. – less