C2 Education

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  1.  

    Great stable tutoring job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Current Employee - Tutor

    I have been working at C2 Education

    Pros

    Stable hours if your students and center directors like you. All scheduling is done by admin. You don't have to drink to students' homes.

    Cons

    3-1 structure can be challenging at times, especially in the beginning of the job. Pay is decent but not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay a bit more to retain your best employees. Offer more training that is not based on reading materials. There needs to be personal training and consistent feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Teacher
    Current Contractor - Teacher

    I have been working at C2 Education as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    I think this is a great, rewarding job that is low-stress and fun. You get to teach the subjects you love and the hours are great.

    Cons

    It's hard to manage teaching elementary school kids and high school kids at the same time, especially when you have 3 kids that all require a lot of attention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good working environment and students at my center

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tutor
    Current Employee - Tutor

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of materials to use, tutors at this center are very friendly, and occasionally will ask each other questions. Office manager and staff are also very nice!

    Cons

    Pay could be higher, and wish they would offer meals when working 6-8 hours straight

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage tutors to interact with each other during meetings and/or through dinners to make work environment more enjoyable!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience depends on your director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tutor in Fort Lee, NJ
    Former Employee - Tutor in Fort Lee, NJ

    I worked at C2 Education

    Pros

    Can work independently. Directors trust your judgment. Director will act as a liaison with parents which can be a good thing.

    Cons

    Last minute schedule adjustments. Have to work on weekends. No opportunity for growth within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Math and Science Tutor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Math and Science Tutor in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Math and Science Tutor in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - Good 'in between' job
    - Good evening/night time job

    Cons

    - No benefits
    - No room for growth

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company Values It's Employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Teacher in East Brunswick, NJ
    Former Contractor - Teacher in East Brunswick, NJ

    I worked at C2 Education as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, good pay, freedom and independence in developing curriculum with the provided materials, do not have to worry about collecting payments or getting paid, minimal dealings with parents.

    The day is always interesting and different, students go and go and so do their needs, keeps the work day fresh

    Cons

    The school year goes through slumps and bursts, during the spring and early in the year enrollment and hours are high, from November to March they tend to dip and sometimes there are not enough available hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hold parents/students more accountable for changing lesson times and missing appointments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fast-paced; Growing company; Wearing many hats for the position of Center Director

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Center Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Center Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at C2 Education full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    You can become a self-starter and will love working with the students and help them reach their academic success

    Cons

    The culture is not open enough; unsatisfying pay comparing with other sales/operations management role

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    fun place to grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at C2 Education

    Pros

    great place to learn and grow

    Cons

    long work hours
    poor training

  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    New to C2? What you need to know...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tutor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at C2 Education part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Diagnostic Testing Allows you to customize curriculum. This is great if you tire of other companies' ineffective one-size-fits-all approach to instruction

    Multi-level SAT and non-SAT curriculum is unique and a joy to work with when you're trying to build students' confidence and abilities.

    Diversifying specialties gives you highly effective teachers in their respective fields.

    No need to drive to find clients; they come to you.

    Your co-workers may be the coolest people you'll meet after college. You'll find that you'll bond quite well in the "trenches."

    Most of the kids who have the resources to obtain this type of service have caring parents and are mostly very well-behaved.

    Having mornings off means that you'll be able to run errands during normal business hours.

    Cons

    Working evenings and weekends with some consistency will destroy your social life. If you're lucky, you'll be at a center with Fridays off, but you'll still have to be up early on Saturday. Your friends will stop asking. Seriously.

    Time off taken during regular business hours is highly discouraged. If you haven't made yourself absolutely essential, be prepared to lose your hours to other teachers.

    There's little regard for your time; If your students cancel at the last minute, C2 will not pay you. If you ask them to pay, often times you'll see a tantrum because you've breached some cultural more... You can choose not to stand down at this point, but be prepared to face retaliation in terms of hour losses.

    As you may have inferred, directors at this company have a loose idea of what US labor laws involve. They want you to sign a waiver stating that you waive your right to lunch/breaks during a 6-8 hour day. You may very well be in hostile work environment, especially if you're black, and will have a difficult time threatening to leave because...

    C2's NON-COMPETE CONTRACTS are like a scorched earth policy: Unless you work in California where it is NOT enforceable (they make you sign the damned thing anyway), the C2 non-compete contracts make you promise that you will not work in test preparation for 2 YEARS within 50 miles of a C2 Education. As these companies tend to be McDonald's-ubiquitous, you could be in a heap of trouble.

    YOU WILL NOT GET AN ANNUAL RAISE WITHOUT A FIGHT... And even then, you may still not get one.

    They tell you that to hook you. It's a lie, and it doesn't matter which director you ask in these United States, they say almost the same thing verbatim: there are performance reviews. You can get annual raises.

    If you somehow work them above $25 an hour, congratulations. You're amazing. Also, the center director resents you now. Just don't be surprised when the latest 22 year old Harvard grad comes and grabs all your hours at $20 per hour because 1) They have no friggin' clue and 2) the director loves her bragging rights, and 3) You've priced yourself out of your tiny market (Unless you're saved by parents who can tell that someone who majored in the Nietzschean Philosophy is not always well-equipped to interface with a teenaged girl who needs help with Algebra I) . Solves the time off problem, though.

    So, negotiate the money you want up front. Be sure to apply to multiple agencies. If you're worthwhile, a competing offer will not be hard to come by.

    There are no full time positions for instructors. There are no benefits offered. Even the benefits that the directors get are kind of terrible.

    There is no opportunity for advancement unless you speak Chinese or Korean; even if you can speak these well, you won't want to be center director. It's a cruel job, that either attracts abusive people or makes basically good people become abusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    These problems seem to be fairly consistent in many cities/states. There's nothing I can tell you that you don't know already. You've got a really good curriculum and model. I hope one day your employee practices catch up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Racist & Bias

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at C2 Education

    Pros

    Good compensation, that's about it.

    Cons

    Working hours and days are not usual, the regional director is racist but can't deliver any results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose people wisely. Not because you share the same nationality would mean success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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