Great concept, can be pushed further
Art Instructor (Current Employee) – Lisle, IL – December 26, 2015
Teachers are assigned as many schools as they request, but have no control over which schools and how many they are actually given. We are paid $20 per class (which last 1 hour, once a week.) This is a job which, by nature, cannot be full-time. Working with the students in the school environment is nice as the classroom is provided, but is often difficult because it's immediately after school and the kids are out of the school-day mindset, and we're not they're regular teachers. All lesson plans and supplies are given to us by management at the start of the 9 week session, which is wonderful. The downside is that, being a franchise, it doesn't leave much room for the students to get really creative. It does ensure that the teachers have a solid template to work from so that everyone can follow along and come up with similar pieces. I only see coworkers and managers at our once-a-month meetings to re-supply and pick up paychecks. It's nice to have such independence, but it's also difficult to stay in touch with superiors if there are any questions or concerns.
supplies, lesson plans and classrooms provided, marketing done for us
not much creative wriggle room, very part-time, lack of opportunity to bond with co-workers or move up in company