I've worked at Sylvan Learning Center in Bismarck, ND, for 3 years as a part time teacher. I LOVE WORKING HERE!!! The owners and directors all truely care about their teachers, students, and families. We are able to maintain a super positive atmosphere for the students. As teachers, we are trusted to use our own professional judgement to adjust the way we teach different skills to individual students. I feel appreciated every day I come to work! The pay is about average for a part-time job, but the lack of stress and being treated like the professional I am make up for that entirely. The owners and directors always go above and beyond to show their appreciation - from birthday gifts, outings, and treats to less tangible, but more important, individual treatment and being thanked in writing and in person. The owners and directors take the time to get to really know and understand every teacher who works there so that they can be put in a position to be able to do their best.
An attitude of appreciation and being treated like a professional because your judgement is trusted