Kumon North America Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Minoru Tanabe
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Pros
  • Consistent after-school hours and manageable responsibilities are great for a part time job (in 27 reviews)

  • Work with kids (can be a pro/con depending on the person) (in 22 reviews)

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

  • No room for growth (especially if you're female) (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Experience largely depends on your manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Instructor in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Instructor in San Carlos, CA

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

    Pros

    Its very nice to see student progress and be involved in a lot of kids' learning and development. With enough time, you can develop very good relationship with students it is rewarding to be a role model to them. These relationships can extend to their families as well, who will be very appreciative of you if they see positive results in their children.

    Cons

    It is easy to get swamped if you are not good at multi-tasking; oftentimes the manager may ask you to run an errand for him/her and and you can be overwhelmed once you get back to your workstation. The experience also largely depends on your coworkers- the team is very small and if one coworker does not pull their weight the rest of the team starts to feel it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a good relationship with your employees; try to be personable to them while at the same time demonstrating your ability to run the business. Preparing worksheets and grading papers can be a very tedious job; if employees like you, theyll have more incentive to work harder for you and for your customers.

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  2. Good place to work part time.

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    Current Employee - Kumon Learning Center Tutor
    Current Employee - Kumon Learning Center Tutor

    I have been working at Kumon North America

    Pros

    Nice way to help students, good job is you like working with kids.

    Cons

    The pay is not very significant, but the job is mainly to be considered for part time employment.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  3. It was a pretty rigid and standard learning center.

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    Former Employee - Kumon Learning Center Tutor in Edison, NJ
    Former Employee - Kumon Learning Center Tutor in Edison, NJ

    I worked at Kumon North America

    Pros

    Decent starting part time pay with quarterly quarter raises, good for high school or college students.

    Cons

    Very rigid about what you can say to the students, they made it very clear NOT to tutor or help the students learn, only to grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management should be more flexible with how the graders help the kids and with advancing the kids.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Good place for College Students

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kumon North America

    Pros

    * Fun Environment
    * Great way to learn how to tutor kids if first time tutoring.
    * Flexible schedule

    Cons

    * Too many menial tasks, forced to do stuff that was not in job description. Too many kids to manage sometimes.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6. Absolutely love working here with all of the kids!

    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Kumon North America part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A pro to working at a Kumon Learning Center is getting to work with all of the great kids. Most of them are super nice and adorable.

    Cons

    A con of working at a Kumon Learning Center is that some of the children can be quite rude sometimes because they don't realize what they are saying is rude.

    Recommends
  7. Great opportunity!!

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    Former Employee - Tutor
    Former Employee - Tutor

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

    Pros

    time, working with kids, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    pay is not the best

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. Past experience working as a high school student

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a straight forward job, and the difficulty of the work varies depending on the number of students you are working with and the level of the material

    Cons

    It can get boring fairly quickly since you end up grading the same material over and over again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing the same thing.

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  9. It was nice to help children.

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    Former Employee - Tutor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Tutor in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot from tutoring kids ranging from 6th grade - 12th grade

    Cons

    Not that many downsides during the job.

  10. Helpful working while a student

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Mount Laurel, NJ

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

    Pros

    low commitment
    fun working with kids
    standard pay
    nice to see kids progress if you stay working there

    Cons

    no room to grow
    few hours to work (if that's a bad thing for you)
    hard to help kids outside of the work given to them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. It has been a wonderful experience to help children in math and reading. This job has helped me grow in many ways.

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Newbury Park, CA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Newbury Park, CA

    I have been working at Kumon North America part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I get to help others which is something I LOVE to do. It is fun to teach new concepts to children

    Cons

    It can be difficult at time to maintain the same amount of energy and patience throughout the course of my shift. But this has only benefited me now.

    Recommends
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