Overworking all employees
tutor (Former Employee) – Newark, NJ – June 28, 2018
The company hires new tutors (and often teachers) every year, because close to no one wants to stay at these schools for any longer than required. More than half of the tutors leave throughout the year - voluntarily, not terminated - due to heavy loads of work and lacking compensation. Employees are required to work during off-work hours, with this work including, but not limited to, communicating with students, parents, leadership, other tutors; planning out unnecessarily extensive individual student tutor plans; and doing work for whatever secondary position they are required to take on. We were told to lie on the punch-in and punch-out portal, indicating we worked for less hours. Work hours included school-day, after-school, nights, and weekends.
Students expect gifts/food/special treatment from the tutors and teachers but the pay alone barely covers basic living costs - even with food stamps.
Heavy emphasis and preferential treatment for certain employees.
Manipulative executive staff.
Meetings to help teachers and tutors are cliche powerpoints and surveys that are not thoroughly read
Not good for grad school prep - there is barely any time for personal time, so not much time to study/apply
Good mission idea but poorly executed
little-to-no benefits, extreme working hours