Breakthrough Collaborative

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Breakthrough Collaborative Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
19 Reviews
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19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Hard work, but super rewarding!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative

    Pros

    Amazing staff, provided housing, lots of support from coaches

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Badly managed, corporate mentality

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    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Intern in Miami, FL

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The children were great, the facilities where we worked were very good, and the group of people in general were fun.

    Cons

    The management was a total mess. They assumed since they select students to teach other students, that we are all docile kids who know nothing and proceed to treat you that way. Not only that, they want you to treat your own students that way. I do not agree with treating my students with distrust and threats, I always treat my students with the respect they deserve. That was not valued in this program.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    Great work

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great experience, meaningful work, amazing people. You will work incredibly hard during your summer. It is an amazing experience.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work your butt off. Just like your students, Breakthrough expects a lot out of its teachers, and you are constantly busy with multiple projects your working on in addition to teaching. I was putting in about 12 hours a day for most of the summer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Best experience of my life

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    Former Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    full ownership of teaching, including lectures, quizzes, tests, grading, planning, study hours
    personal character development

    Cons

    long hours; pay is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Breakthrough Austin

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Breakthrough Collaborative

    Pros

    amazing learning opportunities for both teaching and leadership

    Cons

    no work/life balance - though not too much of a problem because it's a short summer program

  7.  

    Awesome introduction to teaching!

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    Former Employee - Teacher and Office Assistant in Coconut Grove, FL
    Former Employee - Teacher and Office Assistant in Coconut Grove, FL

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work in! Everyone has lots of energy. Amazing co-workers, some who might become lifetime friends. People really care about teaching and mentoring kids. Very open to employee ideas and creativity is encouraged.

    Cons

    Not enough time to prepare course material for kids. Sometimes makes you feel like you're drowning. Nowhere near enough pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give teachers more support in putting together course materials. Pay them more.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Wonderful

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work with truly wonderful and talented kids

    Cons

    Stipend is too low and hours are too long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More teachers at each site

    Recommends
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  9.  

    Best summer ever

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    Former Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -high impact
    -great kids who are motivated to learn
    -tons of responsibility

    Cons

    Up to 70
    Get paid nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none really

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    Groundbreaking approach for bridging the achievement gap in education with students teaching students model.

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    innovative, empowering: We had the ability to construct our own curriculum and develop projects.

    Cons

    I would have liked to have more structure. Also, the work-life balance was very difficult, since developing lesson plans took a very long time every night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  11.  

    Intern Teacher

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    Former Employee - Intern Teacher
    Former Employee - Intern Teacher

    I worked at Breakthrough Collaborative as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great mission, good people, wonderful students. Work-study is a possibility, and it provides excellent experience if you want to go into teaching.

    Cons

    A lot of micro-management. The experience depends on whom you work with on a day-to-day basis, the directors, your instructor coach, and so on. Low pay and 6am-6pm day (waking to going home) with more work at home lesson-planning and grading.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more freedom to teachers and don't micro-manage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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