Kumon North America Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Minoru Tanabe
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Pros
  • Good hours, okay pay for a part time job in high school (in 27 reviews)

  • Get to work with kids who are cute (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Minimum wage with no way to advance (in 19 reviews)

  • Little hours and no real room for growth (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Easy, but boring, work

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    Current Employee - Grader/Math Tutor in Bolingbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Grader/Math Tutor in Bolingbrook, IL

    I have been working at Kumon North America

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy work, fulfilling, very easy to get a job since they are always looking for help, the hours are small so it doesn't really get in the way of personal time

    Cons

    Can get really boring, really quickly, the hours (although a pro) are also a con because it means the paychecks aren't as hefty.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but dont give the kids so much homework. We're having trouble grading it all properly and we go through it much faster than them.


  2. Overall Good Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Minimum training required, opportunity to work with children, good pay,

    Cons

    Disorganized management, vaguely defined roles


  3. Used to work here part-time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    A great environment to interact with students! There is a great sense of community within the learning center.

    Cons

    There are not a lot of opportunities to advance


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  5. Tutor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America

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

    Pros

    easy job, interact with kids, good pay

    Cons

    very boring, repetitive, not challenging

    Advice to Management

    encourage more interaction between kids and tutors


  6. Tutor

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good if you like teaching and working with kids, you can sometimes make a genuine difference.

    Cons

    Depending which center you work at, it could be extremely disorganized.


  7. tutor assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people and management were very friendly and supportive. It was mostly part time work and you deal and tutor many children at once.

    Cons

    The hours were odd to work around because it starts when children get out of school. I think it would be ideal to work there as your first job and work your way up.

    Advice to Management

    The lack of micro management is very helpful and encouraging because they make you feel that you are competent to tutor the children. However, if you need help, they are always there to assist.


  8. Math and Reading Assistant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Got to know the manager well. Enjoyed tutoring students and sometimes working one on one with students.

    Cons

    Hours were relatively inflexible. Only had class 2 days of the week so sometimes school conflicted with work.

    Advice to Management

    Have more flexible hours, like some on the weekends.


  9. Very Redundant Work

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    Former Employee - Kumon Math & Reading Tutor in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Kumon Math & Reading Tutor in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Kumon North America full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy, Seated job, works with kids, education, not very taxing on the brain, nice staff and peers to share work with

    Cons

    no salary increase, lots of work, very very redundant, sometimes the kids and parents are irate or want to leave

    Advice to Management

    Be nicer to the Graders - they are who do the work, better pay for the work, better hours, better structure of curriculum.


  10. Overall good place to work as a student

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Grader in Southlake, TX
    Former Employee - Grader in Southlake, TX

    I worked at Kumon North America (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Watching the children understand what you've taught them about math and reading is very rewarding. The work isn't necessarily strenuous because it involves sitting and grading homework and being available for students with questions.

    Cons

    However, sometimes the work is a little tedious or boring since you often grade the same types of packets for hours at a time.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe provide group tutoring classes for students really struggling with a specific subject because often they will fill in random answers in their packets. This usually isn't because they're lazy, but because they don't understand what they're supposed to be doing.


  11. Tutor at Kumon

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tutor At Kumon in Acton, MA
    Former Employee - Tutor At Kumon in Acton, MA

    I worked at Kumon North America part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had a great experience teaching kids and grading their work. It was fun being surrounded by their growth in learning.The pay was good for the work that was done.

    Cons

    My employer was harsh on the expectations and would always seem to blame me for things I didn't do. Other than that there wasn't really anything that was bad about Kumon.

    Advice to Management

    Always look before blame is put on someone. Make sure the kids are comfortable with the work they are doing, as I was once a Kumon student before and a lot of times I had no idea what I was doing.



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