C2 Education
3.1 of 5 79 reviews
www.c2educate.com Duluth, GA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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C2 Education CEO David Kim

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Pros:
  • "Meet a lot of people and help students obtain better opportunities"
    in 5 reviews
  • "If you work with a good Center Director, your experience can be great"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "good directors know how to properly set up classes, but in the wrong hands 3-to-1 becomes a nightmare"
    in 6 reviews
  • "There are no benefits whatsoever and they would do everything to make more money from the kids"
    in 8 reviews
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    Good part-time or temporary gig.

    Tutor (Former Employee)
    Sugar Land, TX

    ProsDecent hourly pay above other part-time jobs. Flexible scheduling. Good work environment.

    ConsTeaching three kids can be a little stressful. No set schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet better organized on scheduling of students, and allow time for teacher to better prepare for students.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for a part-time tutoring

    Tutor (Current Employee)
    Flower Mound, TX

    Pros- getting to work with students is invigorating. I feel achieved and energetic when I meet my students
    - Training, curriculum and schedules are already provided and you don't need to confront parents directly

    Cons- They don't look for full-time tutors. They rather hire full time curriculum specialists. So, there are relatively fewer full-time jobs for tutors.

    Advice to Senior Management- Children are sensitive, so it's always good to be careful what you say and what you do in front of them.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent, but not the most organized

    Teacher (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule, build connections with students, independently set up lesson plans.

    ConsCompensation could be better and not much room for growth, unusual hours, 3 to 1 student to teacher ratio can be overbearing when teaching in 3 separate subjects, depending on the center schedules may not be set until the night before.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kids are great, pay/management is terrible

    Tutor (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsThe kids are almost always great fun to work with and the job itself is very easy and low stress and there is no work to do at home.

    ConsManagement doesn't know what they are doing, poor curriculum, not enough supplies. The pay is terrible and you can make way more money tutoring on your own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more, have more knowledge of how education works

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent part-time job.

    Tutor (Current Employee)
    Schaumburg, IL

    ProsThe pay is pretty good. There is a little bit of flexibility in scheduling the hours you work. They have a good collection of materials to use when tutoring the students in different subjects.

    ConsA lot of weekend and night hours. The center directors sometimes make you work more hours than you originally wanted to when because there is a shortage of tutors at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place for first-time tutors.

    Math Tutor (Former Employee)
    Yorba Linda, CA

    ProsHelping kids succeed can be very rewarding
    Independence in lesson planning and execution
    C2 provides decent training for first-time tutors.

    ConsUnpredictable working hours. You don't know your schedule until the day before and sometimes the morning of. You may work 40 hours a week, or you may work 3.
    Tutoring up to 3 different kids in 3 different subjects at once can be tricky
    Sometimes unprofessional management
    High tutor turn-over rate, but probably linked with the targeted employee (recent college graduates waiting for their big break)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Labor Factory - overtime work without compensation

    Administrative (Former Employee)

    ProsAn eye opener to how SAT/ACT prep center works. I am not sending my kid to one. That is it.

    ConsIt's a swim or sink situation. You either learn everything instantly (even when you weren't taught how) and do it correctly OR you'll sink.

    Extremely NON-competitive salary for the position compare to other companies of similar size

    Heavy sale and workload required of an individual

    Must meet budget.

    HQ preach that they are there to support employees but reality is quite different - they only care about the numbers. HQ does not know the little details of interacting with parents and students and how each center functions.

    Non-competitive base salary with incentives based on numbers of sales.

    BUT incentives are taken away and pocket by the company, when centers do not meet a certain percentage for audit. Thus ALL the sales sold will not be rewarded to the employee.

    THIRD party audits, who are unfamiliar with how the company's system calculates hours, are hired to audit centers - thus audit are only concern with numbers matching up. If there is a glitch in the system and numbers don't match because of that glitch, points will be deducted from audit report.

    Constant turnover.

    Mediocre PTO days, paid holidays, and benefits.
    No paid sick leaves.

    Advice to Senior Managementnone - the company is rich enough.
    If the company does not know it's own internal problems, starting from the high ups, then it does not deserve my advice.

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

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    Not good.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNot much. Even relationships with kids (usually a plus at all edu companies) was limited by the system.

    ConsThe system. Overall system is just really.. bad. For example, blatantly designed to get money in every way possible. There are lots of discussions online already (especially with parents) who are very dissatisfied with the system, the employees, the overall morals/values structure, the pricing, the curriculum, etc. etc. etc. It is scary to think that there are so many poor clients and lower-level employees being sucked into this system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEven though there may be other bad edu companies out there, C2 should definitely try to set themselves apart if they want to gain the favor and respect of everyone else, including rivals and the public.

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

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    Program Director (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat learning and practical training opportunity through playing multiple roles such as program director, program designer, academic counselor, teacher/staff manager, etc..

    ConsOffice hours (need to work on Saturday instead); Frequent staff turnover (which is mostly due to low salary)

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter staff management skills and increase of salary

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Particular Center Management Is Crucial

    Tutor (Current Employee)
    Ashburn, VA

    ProsThe working hours are typically in the afternoons and evenings, which make it great for those in college or graduate school. Most of the students are well-behaved and highly-motivated and it's a pleasure to help them better their grades and testing scores and provide guidance for school and college. The management at the center I now work at are supportive and very helpful. The center management provides a clean and pleasant environment for both tutors and students, with tea, coffee, fresh fruit, snacks, and other amenities.

    ConsI have worked at three C2 Education centers over the past several years. The experience varies widely from center to center and depends heavily on the quality of the center director. A previous center I worked at had a horrendous director who hectored the tutors, made racist comments about some students, expected substantial amounts of free work from the tutors and staff, and manipulated scores and information in an attempt to maximize income from the students' parents.
         Regardless of which center you work at, the job will be part-time, the hours worked per week will vary based on the schedule of the students, and there will be no benefits or chance for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe experience that the students have is the primary interface between the company and it's customers. While center directors interact with students and parents, the tutors are where the "rubber meets the road." As such, treating tutors well, providing them appropriate teaching materials and support, and making them feel appreciated and valued should be a CORE concern of the company. I saw at least one center that had constant tutor turnover and many students leave because the tutors were abused and mistreated by the center director. Having worked at two other centers, including my current center, has shown the dramatic difference that proper center management can make in both the experience of the tutors, the students, and, by extension, the continued success of C2 Education as a company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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