Huntington Learning Centers

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Huntington Learning Centers Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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2.5 149 reviews

28% Approve of the CEO

Huntington Learning Centers Chairman Raymond J. Huntington

Raymond J. Huntington

(68 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Rewarding to help students with academic improvement(in 12 reviews)

  • Flexible schedule, close to home so there is no commute(in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Unorganized, low pay, low hours (as a teacher), unrealistic expectations(in 16 reviews)

  • Hours can be spotty, so it's hard to make enough from it as a part-time job(in 12 reviews)

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    Rewarding experience when helping students with their actual school work

    Huntington Tutor (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    ProsHelping students with their homework and school courses is rewarding. Friendly employees and managers. Flexible schedule. Decent pay. Positive work environment.

    ConsUnreliable schedule, when parents cancel sometimes you are already there and then need to go back home.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your employees, gather a list of their areas they are strong in tutoring, ask how many hours a week they want or can give.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good job, low pay

    Part Time Teacher (Former Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsNice people and work atmosphere, rewarding work

    ConsLow pay and little room for advancement, off hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice support for the HLC programs, no support for subject tutoring

    ACT Prep Tutor (Current Employee) Chicago, IL

    Prosflexible availability, minimal management involvement, freedom to teach your own way

    Conspay, constantly changing schedule, many cancellations,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Tutor and coach for exam prep

    SAT/ACT Math Tutor (Current Employee) Melbourne, FL

    ProsRewarding to help students with academic improvement.

    ConsSalary is rather insulting and extremely low for such an important role and considering the level of education of the tutor. If not for the service to the youth provided, it would be more beneficial to flip burgers with my MBA.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTraining for those without the benefit of prior education experience is a little lax. In my experience, it would be helpful to add practical examples of following through with finding and using the supplemental information available for program(s) involved. Sitting and reading training material is limited in what is required when you finally sit down with a student.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Legal Work Practices?

    Tutor (Current Employee) Lawrence, NJ

    ProsFriendly and helpful coworkers
    In theory, it is nice that Huntington aims to teach not just to the test (SAT, ACT) but to teach the skills and material necessary to do well on the test

    ConsSome shady practices - asking tutors to come in up to an hour early and stay late to finish paperwork, but you can only clock in 5 minutes before your shift and must clock out 5 minutes after your scheduled shifts ends; Also not paying for the hours completed in training until 3 months after you've been working at the center...
    Really poor materials. Full of typos, unclear explanations (unclear even for college grads, much less high school students struggling with the test)
    Low salary compared to similar positions (and you're not allowed to speak to parents at all, maybe for fear that the parents will realize that only a tiny portion of their thousands of dollars are going to tutors?)

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay tutors a more competitive wage, including prep time. Improve teaching materials.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Huntington Learning Centers Franchisee responded to this review

    Oct 26, 2013

    This former employee, who is a recent college grad and was to receive training for educational tutoring at Huntington, completed a telephone interview where among other things, hourly rates and ... More
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    A decent part time job

    ACT Prep Tutor (Current Employee) Lake in the Hills, IL

    ProsRelatively easy job. Kind coworkers and students. They are pretty flexible with scheduling and you can usually get a decent amount of hours depending upon your availability.

    ConsThey often call a day or two ahead of time to ask you to work more or not to come in. The "training" provided is minimal at best and no one really explains to you where anything is. They'll answer if you ask.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAct more like a person and be more organized when making schedules.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    All materials provided easy to follow program

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe students at Huntington are great fun to work with and the tutoring program is well organized and easy to follow.

    ConsNot enough hours, often schedule and assigned students change without notice. There is not enough opportunity for the tutors to discuss students' progress.

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    Too Little Pay/Irregular Hours

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAddresses issues with underperforming students well. Good atmosphere to encourage students to improve their performance. Teachers generally competent and good natured.

    ConsHours not distributed equitably among employees, especially when students cancel; low salary; outdated books/curriculum (no alignment with new topics in NYS Core Curriculum for math). Subject tutoring not always done by qualified people, especially in math.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have too much turnover of the highly qualified licensed teachers that you should be investigating.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting experience.

    Managing Director (Current Employee) Oradell, NJ

    ProsGreat training program. Staff really works hard.

    ConsOutdated systems and curriculum. Low tutor pay.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent temporary work.

    Teacher (Current Employee) Issaquah, WA

    Pros- Flexible schedule
    - Cool staff
    - Often times rewarding

    Cons- Not a lot of hours
    - Constant schedule changes
    - Major communication issues

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate better with each other in order to better communicate with you staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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