Educate Online Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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  • Ave the ability to work from home (in 16 reviews)

  • The best reasons include flexible hours, great teams, and a wonderful lead teacher to help along the way (in 6 reviews)

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  • I presume I no longer work there since I've still not had a response except for an occasional "here's what's happening (in 5 reviews)

  • low pay; must keep your teaching certificate up to date which outweighs the (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Online Instructor

    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Baker, FL
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Baker, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Educate Online (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Stay home and work with students

    Cons

    not enough opportunities to work


  2. Online Instructor

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    Former Employee - Online Instructor
    Former Employee - Online Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Educate Online part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible scheduling, work from home, great students, great colleagues. The software is generally easy to use and an online messaging service is used to get help as needed.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to move up and stay up-I was offered multiple raises/promotions, and was always demoted despite stellar reviews and feedback. I can only assume it was because i was making too much. I was always replaced by people with far less experience-and likely a lower salary. Poor communication between teachers and the company as a whole-lots of information kept from remote employees and restructures/changes dropped like a bombshell with very little care.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees and improve communication. Profit is obviously important, but it supersedes basic empathy and compassion in every single case. I cannot work for a company like this, and I am sure many others feel the same.


  3. Over

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    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Educate Online part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work at home on your own schedule, if it was still available

    Cons

    We were just invited to a conference meeting to be told we were all let go.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    At EO money is their bottom line

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Teacher
    Current Employee - Online Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Educate Online part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, flexible hours, impact students

    Cons

    Management has realigned the company at least four times over the last ten years and never have they given the employees released more than a couple days notice. Strictly profit driven and they show no concern for dumping hard working employees who have given years of service. Pay is low for the hard work and expertise of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your teachers! CEO should try to tutor three students at once (one with special needs, one that is ESL, and one that is at home with TV blaring) and be successful. Honor the high caliber of workers you have. Don't throw them away at will with no notice. Very disappointed in you.


  6. Teacher/Tutor

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the job is very flexible.

    Cons

    The job is low pay, considering the teachers have degrees and there arelow hours.

    Advice to Management

    To pay teachers more, they have degrees and qualifications but get paid too little.


  7. Educate Online Tutor- part time

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    Current Employee - Online Instructor in White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Online Instructor in White Marsh, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Educate Online part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work from home is wonderful! Create your own schedule. I have been working for Educate online for 10 years.

    Cons

    You have slow & busy times. There are times where I will not work for 2 months due to no contracts- this is a major con in my opinion.

    Advice to Management

    Allow full time and try to get year around contracts to keep teachers working


  8. Helpful (1)

    Teaching everywhere from home

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Educate Online part-time

    Pros

    I LOVE being able to teach students from all over the US right from my home. One on one experience really allows me as a teacher to have a real impact on a student. Very cool experience!

    Cons

    Not the same schedule week to week but worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Consider making some teachers full time.


  9. good job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay Flexible, work from home

    Cons

    Reviews without knowing Sometimes the Computer glitchs


  10. Helpful (1)

    Don

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    Former Employee - Higher Ed Tutor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Higher Ed Tutor in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It was okay while it lasted. Live online tutoring for Higher Education students apparently at risk. Enjoyed interacting with students.

    Cons

    Suddenly shutdown all higher ed tutoring.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out.

    Educate Online Response

    Jul 2, 2015 – Director of Human Resources

    We’re sorry to hear you didn’t have a great experience. To clarify – last year we transitioned to focus all of our online instructional efforts on the K12 market. The K12 market has always been ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    Retired teacher gets her teaching fix!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Educate Online part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I love talking to students from all over the United States. Students are in different sites; some at home, some at school. This is a great way to feel as if a child is growing in some way, if you're like me and want to teach!

    Cons

    Balancing more than one student is difficult, since the student is working on something new and needs to be monitored.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to see a small pay boost for having more than one student in the hour.



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