Instructor (Former Employee) – Hampton, VA – June 27, 2016
My position was more or less that of a teacher's assistant, helping prepare students for the Geometry SOL changes. The management was fairly hands off as we just reported hours and student data to them each week via spreadsheet.
Great mission and purpose, dedicated to the students. Flexible schedules allow for ideal employment for family-oriented individuals. Awesome part-time opportunity for anyone interested in supplementing income.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA metro area. – January 25, 2015
Great place to work! I recommend them to anyone qualified to work for them. This organization affords the opportunity to haelp students who need help. Company gives tutor opportunity to select place to work and hours to work.
I was a full time tutor for 10 students daily (Former Employee) – North Charleston, SC – December 4, 2014
I tutored numerous students and learned how to interact with different cultures and how to work with a great staff. It was a great team to work with and the hardest part was time management with an array of students. I worked with students, principles, teachers and special education teachers and guidance counselors so I worked with a lot of professionals.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Florence, SC – August 27, 2014
A typical day at work including working with colleagues and students aged six to fifteen, assisting them with homework. Also helped students with deficient skills found through MAPP testing. My co-workers assisted me with balancing activities including snack and break time for the students. The management was always there to support me, yet my immediate management changed from school to school and year to year with the company. The hardest part of the job was incorporating homework into the lesson plans from time to time, when school staff overrode our assignments from University Instructors. The most enjoyable part of the job was the looks of relief of student faces, once homework was completed, or once a deficient skill was now mastered.
Algebra Readiness Instructor (Former Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – February 1, 2014
University Instructors does in school tutoring is several subjects. I was the in school math tutor, Algebra Readiness Instructor, for a middle school in VA Beach. Over all felt the experience was a great first time venture into the field of education. My work day was most of the school day, 6 hours. I worked with teachers directly but to my understanding not all tutors do so. It depends what the school they are working at it looking for. Some have a space of their own and the students come to them. I love working with kids, so UI gave me a great opportunity to do so while doing a job that used my degree and skill set.
At University Instructors,I worked during the day with both special and regular education students ranging from 4th through 8th graders.Implemented core curriculum goals and objectives in the lesson plan.Pulled students as needed to review and increase math ,reading and language skills,using teacher guided work assignments and independent work activities.Reported daily students behaviors and skills taught using Excell Word.The hardest part of the job was the transitioning of students from one destination to the next activity which increased negative behavior issues due to the dynamics of the classroom. At Visiting Angels,In the evening I worked as an CNA/GNA companion keeper.Daily responsibilities included reading aloud,outdoor exercises with the client,arts and crafts ,movie theatre,hair salon appointments,and ongoing conversation.Any medical appointments were sceduled as needed and attended on grounds.The hardest part of the job is that when clients are in the 80 and 90 year old range they may not be able to express their mental state of possible depression observed only from body language and facial expression and or memories that may have them forgetting the present situation,therefore,it is imperative for me to develop a wholistic relationship with the client to reach all domains of the person.That would include mind,body and spirit,which I enjoyed.The most rewarding for both jobs is that at the end of the day ,at lease one or all the goals and objectives set were accomplished .This causes one to be glad to return to work on the tomorrow. I also developed a relationshipmore... with all my teachers and the Principal to be sure that each person was on the same page for implementing the goals of the school for the day.With Visiting Angels,the additional person to work with my client was informed of all activities of the day through written documentation from the beginning of the day until the end of the day.less
Meeting all of my clients friends and assisiting them as needed.With the students, working 1:1 guaranteed direct learning and immediate results.
Becoming to close to the clients and students, can bring conflict that impedes on implementing rules, and regulations that may not always remain in tact.
Independent Education Associate (Tutor) (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 16, 2012
With this company you work when they have clients that match your qualifications to work with. The hours are very flexible and fits into the schedule that you can work. You work alone most of the time,so there are no co-workers around. There is nothing hard about working as a tutor for this company. I enjoy meeting and helping young minds grow to their full potential using this program. The rate of pay is excellent for certified teachers (even if your certificate has expired).
Teacher (Former Employee) – Columbia, SC – July 5, 2012
Pick up students daily. Provide innovative lessons to students daily. Copy, plan, and sort work for the week. Talking to the students and watching them progress personally and academically is worth the job.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – May 31, 2012
A typical day is writing a lesson plan prior to entering the classroom. I learned that you may not reach ever student but the ones you do really appreciate it with a thank you. Eventhough I was responsible for the students studying for the c.r.c.t. at the end of the school year, they had a chance to do oral skills as well as reading,writing, and math. I was the only tutor from u.i. so I really did not have a co-worker. The hardest part of the job was keeping every student interested and the most enjoyable part of the job is that there are times when I see a student(s) outside the school setting and they acknowledge me.
Tutor (Former Employee) – Atlanta GA – December 26, 2011
This company was intent on providing the best resources for a student population forgotten by many. These children were from the Katrina Hurricane and others were placed with their mother in a Women's Shelter.