Brighter Future Learning

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Brighter Future Learning Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
4 Reviews
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  1.  

    One of my favorite jobs

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Saratoga, CA
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Saratoga, CA

    I worked at Brighter Future Learning part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved working with the kids. The staff was great too. I got to work with kids from age 7 to 17 and all math subjects from arithmetic to pre-calc.

    Cons

    The hours weren't great. It's an after school program so the day didn't start til around 2 pm or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach compound interest. This is one of the most important subjects in math in my opinion. I was supposed to skip this section but I taught it anyway.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Children are nothing but dollar signs in this establishment.

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Saratoga, CA
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Saratoga, CA

    I worked at Brighter Future Learning part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working with children is always fun and challenging. I met some wonderful kids and I gained some knowledge on effective teaching habits with children.

    Cons

    The upper management does not care in the least bit if your child is learning or really grasping the grammar and writing concepts. They would copy STAR testing practice booklets and then sell the copies for five dollars per. When I asked my manager if doing this were legal she responded "I don't think I'm going to answer that" and changed the subject.
    The owner also told me that I had to "brainwash" the children into thinking grammar is fun. The learning material is stagnant and boring. I was never allowed to stray from the written script they give you. The work is busy work that keeps your children doing something instead of really learning and there is absolutely no room for the children to be creative with their writing. The kids were painfully bored and when I asked my manager if we could bring some more age appropriate reading material in she said it would be too difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should try to make the classes more engaging and creative. For now they are dull and lifeless which is why the enrollment has drastically declined.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a place for teachers, a place for great babysitters

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brighter Future Learning

    Pros

    Very nice writing teachers and managers
    If you have no experience this is a good place to try your hand at teaching. It is so regimented it would be hard to fail.
    Good for a part time gig or summer job, no benefits.

    Cons

    There is a major disconnect between writing teachers and tutors, you will quickly realize ths place is not about tracking a student's progress but making it look to parents like they are learning.
    Some of the managers and teachers are very old school authoritarians and use yelling and shaming (i.e. stand in the corner and think about what you have done!) to control the children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean new methods of discipline and fire the psychos. If parents walked in and heard the things some people are saying they wouldn't want their kids there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management is only motivated by money

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Saratoga, CA
    Former Employee - Math Tutor in Saratoga, CA

    I worked at Brighter Future Learning

    Pros

    Ok pay if you teach English.

    Cons

    Math tutors are very underpaid. Management only cares for how many students you can handle at a time. Often times they had me working with too many students so naturally the quality of my work would decline. They care more about getting the students in and out than they do about making the students learn something

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring Brighter Future back to what it used to be which was helping the students LEARN. Not just a way for you to fill your pockets with money so you can drive around with a Porsche.

    Doesn't Recommend

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