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About the company

  • CEO
    John McAuliffe
  • Founded
  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Revenue
    $100M to $500M (USD)
  • Industry

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Director in Sterling, VA
on January 14, 2021
I had a great experience working at Sylvan Learning. It was a very rewarding and fun workplace with great people, offering tailored learning programs for students who need to catch up or who would like to get ahead.
Center Director in United States
on July 26, 2021
I’ve worked off and on at SYLVAN for over 6 years and worked from teacher assistant all the way to center director. Benefits: you are off most Fridays and two weekends a month, great training, you never have the same day twice, and you can really get to know families well in a way you can’t within the school systems. It’s a great place for advancement.Cons: I make 34,000 a year and almost no commission on bringing new families in. As a working mother, it is extremely hard to work until 7:30 at night and be home in time to put them to bed. We are short staffed ALL the time so on top of all my administrative roles, I tutor all the time.
Tutor in Torrance, CA
on July 21, 2021
I worked for a couple of Sylvan centers this summer, and found both to be manipulative and profit driven in different, but equally off-putting ways. First center the manager kept pushing me (a math tutor and very amateur pianist) to host piano lessons on an ancient, out of tune upright in the back, simply to sell summer packages to gullible parents. Second place tried to get away with paying me less than minimum wage (and less than agreed on the offer letter) by claiming regular work hours as "training". If you want to tutor here, keep an eye out and do not let them take advantage of you just so that someone in corporate can keep getting bonuses.
Tutor in Remote
on July 13, 2021
I love working with Sylvan. From the beginning, they have been communicative, supportive, and understanding. I am very glad I started working with them.
Assistant Administrator in Wasilla, AK
on July 12, 2021
Horrible management, the company did not offer any sort of advancement and paid their tutors pennies compared to how much they charge for their lessons. One of my coworkers worked for our branch for 20+ years and never received a raise or any additional opportunities. Management would skew the progress of the students if they weren't advancing fast enough to make it look like they were learning more. Our branch also took advantage of non-traditional students by making promises they couldn't keep. I left because of the toxic work environment and because I did not agree with the ethics of how we treated our customers.

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When could I start

Shared on November 13, 2017

How I would teach a student on a certain subject for about 30 minutes.

Shared on November 28, 2016

What kid of interactions with children.

Shared on July 26, 2016

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