Mathnasium
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Updated Jul 5, 2014

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Pros:
  • "You're constantly improving your math skills which is great if you are an engineering or math major"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Fairly relaxed work environment and the math being taught was very simple"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "minimal work hours can be the downfall of the part time job"
    in 3 reviews
  • "You sometimes get a lot of hours, sometimes very few;"
    in 2 reviews
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    Teaching Peanuts For Peanuts

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back, professional environment, respected position, fun and challenging work (the children, not the math)

    ConsLow pay and little hours. Very close quarters. Children misbehave in various ways.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe minimum score on the employment test should be higher than 85%. Or the test should be harder.

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    Good company where most owners care about the students

    Math Instructor (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGetting to see the kids develop confidence and competency in math

    ConsVery strict guidelines on how to teach the curriculum. Micro-management is abundant and salaries for instructors is low

    Advice to Senior ManagementBenefits and higher wages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA well balanced company, growing with excellent potential. If you truly care about Math and teaching children, this is the place to be. Nobody gets rich teaching math, but the company treats it's people well with respect and dignity. A truly great place to work.

    ConsIt is exactly as advertised. No complaints!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun Work Environment

    Math Tutor (Current Employee)
    Boca Raton, FL

    ProsWork with intelligent people. Great job if you're in school. You're constantly improving your math skills which is great if you are an engineering or math major.

    ConsSometimes the children can be a little disobedient but that's just part of the job.

    Not a good place to work if you're looking to get a lot of hours. They are only open four hours a day on weekdays and three hours on Saturday.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to retain employees who are professionally trained in the Mathnasium curriculum and can help new hires learn how to teach it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, flexible and an overall AWESOME experience!

    Math Tutor (Former Employee)
    Spring, TX

    ProsI worked here as a high school student and I can honestly say the job was the most flexible and least stressful I have ever had. I really enjoyed getting to know all of the kids and was genuinely sad to leave. Mathnasium is a great company and I would return in a heartbeat.

    ConsThe pay was average, but not great. I was told that once I began tutoring full time I would receive a raise but never did.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good way to brush up on math skills while earning money in college.

    Instructor (Former Employee)

    ProsThe kids you teach are great most of the time. Even though not all of them want to be there, if you connect with them you can see a difference in their attitude and can begin to truly help them better themselves. The money is good for what you do.

    ConsThey really hound you to use the proper vocabulary they use. It's not a "prize" cabinet, it is a "reward" cabinet. The hours are okay, but don't expect to ever get more than 30 hours. Also, because the material comes from the original Mathnasium, management doesn't seem too keen on the idea of improvements. They tend to just stick with whatever Larry (founder) suggests.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEase up on pushing the Mathnasium vocabulary, and recognize your instructors when they suggest good ideas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience to tutor kids from K - 12 in Mathematics.

    Math Tutor (Former Employee)
    Honolulu, HI

    ProsOne on One and group tutoring session.
    Good start to having an idea of becoming a math teacher.
    You really do influence the kids if you put work into it.
    Pretty flexible hours.

    ConsPay is mediocre.
    Limited hours and only part time.
    Boss didn't really listen to his employees.
    No real training except videos you watch.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand your employees by communicating with them, instead of shunning them out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at Mathnasium

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe working hours are flexible

    ConsMust work for Low Pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue employees more

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Love the idea but do not have guaranteed hours

    Math Instructor (Former Employee)
    Marietta, GA

    ProsFlexible hours
    Pay is decent
    Their method is great and easy to understadnd

    ConsCan get let go at anytime. I had only been through the training when the Center Director let me go because " there were not enough students for tutors so she had to let go of some of the tutors" I do not know what the real reason is but I am not concerned.

    Hours are not guaranteed
    Schedule is based on student needs

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest up front! Do not hire people if you will not have enough students for them. It is a waste of time and gas.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Flexible hours, fun environment

    Instructor (Former Employee)
    Burbank, CA

    ProsTutoring students in Math is very rewarding. You can definitely see improvement with an increased understanding. Students vary from 1st to 12th grade. Assignment of students usually based on similar math levels or behavior.

    ConsThe training process is based off shadowing another tutor. You pretty much see how he or she handles his or her students. It's mostly time management. That's the extent of your interaction with the other tutors.

    The pay is also rather low. We tutor 2-4 kids per table per hour. We could definitely earn more.

    Some students have seriously poor behavior. Patience is definitely necessary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHigher salary. Implement teamwork and camaraderie.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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