Fairfax Collegiate

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Fairfax Collegiate Reviews

Updated October 10, 2014
Updated October 10, 2014
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Team

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lead Instructor in Herndon, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Instructor in Herndon, VA

    I worked at Fairfax Collegiate part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Properly Structured
    Great pay
    Well Supplied
    They Listen

    Cons

    Not a Full Time job.
    They do offer positions for after school classes though the hours are much less than summer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

    A good summer job if you like kids.

    Former Employee - Instructor in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Reston, VA

    I worked at Fairfax Collegiate full-time

    Pros

    Personally, I enjoyed working for this program more than a typical "summer camp" because it focused on math and science rather than random outdoor activities. Further, as a robotics instructor, I had as much fun as the kids playing with the legos!

    Cons

    Expect to be thrown into teaching without any prior instruction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a class prior to the beginning of summer that helps new employees be better instructors.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great work environment!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Instructor
    Current Employee - Summer Instructor

    I have been working at Fairfax Collegiate full-time

    Pros

    Great if you like working with kids. The positive, relaxed, and fun work environment are a definite plus. It's a great way for college students to make good money over the summer.

    Cons

    Some of the curriculum is poorly written, but the management is always ready to help out and let you make a necessary change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Great company, great values, but need more people on the top

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructor in Falls Church, VA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Falls Church, VA

    I have been working at Fairfax Collegiate part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the culture, working with kids, and the focus on making academics fun and helping kids succeed. Fellow coworkers were some of the best I've worked with and fun to get along with

    Cons

    Lots of work after the clock ends, warehousing needs improved to get supplies to you, some curriculums are disorganized leading to frustration on the teaching side. However, all these things are improving!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Instructor in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Summer Instructor in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Fairfax Collegiate full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy, Great for College Students, Relaxed for the most part

    Cons

    Course expectations are unclear, logistics are not well organized

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    No two days are the same

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Instructor in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor in Chantilly, VA

    I worked at Fairfax Collegiate full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    dynamic work environment, opportunities to rework curriculum, improve presentation skills, increase leadership experience.

    Cons

    some curricula are not as great as other to teach off of, some kids are more annoying than others

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great college job with a lot opportunities for smart people!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Robotics Instructor in Herndon, VA
    Current Employee - Robotics Instructor in Herndon, VA

    I have been working at Fairfax Collegiate full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairfax collegiate is a great place for a smart, motivated college student to work over the summer. For those who show initiative, there are a lot of opportunities to take on additional projects.

    Cons

    The management expects you to troubleshoot a lot of problems without training in the classroom. Although the Independence is nice, it is a bit disorienting when you are a new employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job of communicating priorities to employees. Also, try to do a better job of providing feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Fun work environment, where you know you're making a difference

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

    I worked at Fairfax Collegiate as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    You get to meet lots of motivated young students and their parents, and give honest advice to them. There's a great variety of classes to choose from, so you can teach what you like best. The program is also growing (as of 2012), so there are more opportunities each year, and it has been expanding to more locations as well. Location supervisors are usually very helpful to the teachers, dealing with student behavioral problems and doing everything they can to make sure things go smoothly.

    Cons

    The program is often disorganized at the beginning of each session because they're still figuring things out. Some classes also require significant time outside of your work hours, for things like grading and lesson planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good experience although job involved more than just teaching the classes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Instructor
    Current Employee - Summer Instructor

    I have been working at Fairfax Collegiate

    Pros

    management is always ready to help you out and let you know exactly what you have to do; people there are all really nice and there's a good chance you'll know them from school/college

    Cons

    lack of information up front about how much time would be spent on non-teaching activities; didn't tell us we needed to do evaluations of each students separately (on unpaid time!)

    Recommends
  11.  

    Fairfax Collegiate Summer Program Review

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

    I worked at Fairfax Collegiate

    Pros

    Good hours, relaxed environment. There was not too much pressure on the teachers to stick rigidly to the course outline, leaving us room for improvisation.

    Cons

    There was not enough direction regarding what we were supposed to do, especially regarding breaks. Public speaking classes' curriculum were poorly written.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would suggest working on the written curriculums for the teachers to make it more clear what they want to be teached.

    Doesn't Recommend

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