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TakeLessons Overview

San Diego, CA
1 to 50 employees
2006
Company - Private
Information Technology
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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TakeLessons is the online marketplace for finding qualified, vetted instructors. At TakeLessons.com students can fuel personal growth by connecting with great teachers who offer online and in-person lessons in music, performing arts, and academic tutoring. Instructors rely on ... Read more

Mission: TakeLessons exists to make a positive lasting impact on everyone we come in contact with.

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TakeLessons CEO & Founder Steven Cox
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    "Long time teacher 7 years"

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    Current Employee - Music Teacher Various Instruments in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Music Teacher Various Instruments in Portland, OR
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    I have been working at TakeLessons part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I don't have to lift a finger! My job is being a teacher. Last thing I want to do is be a bill collector. Take Lessons advertises for students and sets up billing and as far as I know has nothing but good things to say about each teacher that they represent. Yes they make money off of the teachers. But as a contract teacher myself, I have been able to keep some of my students five years, so I don't lose anything. I get a lot of reviews because I do a good job. And I'm sorry that other teachers do not feel good about Take Lessons. They have done so much for me and I'm loyal and grateful in return. I have only a few students with them right now, but I have had up to 25 at a time. The only reason is because I have 35 in my own business. It might take certain type of mindset to work for this company. I trust them completely, they have my back. If a client is upset for any reason they don't take it out on me. If you look at the big picture, you can see the company can help you get a start if you are new to the music teaching business.

    Cons

    If I had to say there were any cons at all, it would just be that there are too many teachers working there now. And unfortunately, I think that's why some of them are not getting enough students. But if you work well with The students you get, those students refer you to others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and communicating with your teachers. Web tutorials and reaching out to customers are great. Thanks for everything.

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TakeLessons Interviews

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    Piano Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at TakeLessons (Washington, DC) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Very brief, you enter your information & voilà! You're in business. I would say that with the followup questions, the whole process took a couple hours, filling out the profile et al.

    Interview Questions

    • When are you available to teach?   1 Answer
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TakeLessons Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work in San Diego (Small), San Diego Business Journal, 2014
  • Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte, 2014
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