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Review of Kaplan, Inc. SAT Prep

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - SAT Teacher/Tutor in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - SAT Teacher/Tutor in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at Kaplan Test Prep

Pros

Great salary for students, opportunity to take free Test Prep course, great benefits, flexible schedule, presentation experience, student interaction, teaching experience

Cons

One of the downsides of working for Kaplan is that the number of hours you can work are severely limited; If you are teaching one SAT class, you will likely work just 5 hours per week (2.5 hours per class)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider raising salary for SAT tutoring to more competitive rates. Teaching outside Kaplan, tutors might make at least $30-$50. Working for Kaplan, they make just $25

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    A No-Win Situation

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    Current Employee - SAT Teacher in East Hanover, NJ
    Current Employee - SAT Teacher in East Hanover, NJ

    I have been working at Kaplan Test Prep

    Pros

    The Kaplan program is an excellent way to get ready for the SAT. The students are great, and the parents are very supportive. Kaplan has a health insurance program which is pretty affordable.

    Cons

    First, there's a lot of prep work you can't get paid for. Second, there can be a lot of driving, which is all on your dime. Third, even though you have to get to the class location early and usually stay late, you can't get paid for anything except the scheduled class time. Fourth, students will contact you with questions, you can't report that time, either. Fifth, there is no advancement potential. Sixth, you are rated by the students (excellent, good, fair, poor), and management only wants to see "excellent." Seventh, there is no ongoing teacher training. In fact, there is no interaction at all between teachers. Eighth, the office is a dump, and students who have to take make-up tests there say they never want to go back. Ninth, the marketing people make all sorts of promises to parents and students which the teachers have to make good on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the economy ever improves, all of the teachers will quit. Some will probably form a local test prep company and compete very effectively.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Excellent employees, difficult communication between higher-ups

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Center Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Center Director in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Kaplan Test Prep

    Pros

    The ability to share ideas with others around the country is exceptional. I worked with very dynamic and energetic people.

    Cons

    The restructuring that was made affected everyone negatively. Bonus structure was flawed and communication between different levels became nearly impossible. The hours are grueling. There is little structure for human resource access beyond your own manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow more oversight and interaction by and with human resources, as well as consistent coaching for senior management on employee support and development.

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