Great Kids, Varying Management
Teacher (Part time) (Current Employee) – Virginia – March 6, 2018
As a teacher at C2, you have to learn to think on your feet. Many sessions involve teaching subjects that you're not comfortable with because a student brings unexpected schoolwork or cannot bring their questions when your expert coworker is available. When you're in your comfort zone, lessons quickly become routine unless you supplement with your own material. The kids are generally polite and engaged, though. Most are an absolute pleasure to teach. The 3:1 model can be challenging at first, but you learn to juggle quickly.
The problems all stem from management. Each center has a very different workplace culture depending on the Center Director and Program Lead. For example, the pair that I started off with were knowledgeable, efficient, and went out of their way to make the office welcoming for us teachers. Within the past month, both have left, and the management structure went with them. Without a CD and PL who are skilled at their jobs and actively work with their teachers, the center does not run nearly as smoothly and teachers' hours are lost due to silly mistakes. As a part-time job, there are no benefits to cushion the blow when hours run dry. This is the situation, I have heard, at other centers as well.
Students, provided materials
Hours, management is a 50/50 chance