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  • "flexible hours, virtual, people are great(in 56 reviews)

  • "Flexible Hours, Fair Compensation, Good Resources for Tutors(in 50 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Not fixed income, tutors are not full-time employee(in 93 reviews)

  • "If you are the Center Director, you have to promote the center by marketing during your off time(in 55 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Management appreciates work of teachers

      Apr 16, 2020 - Lead Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedule for tutors due to high demand, especially in natural sciences; good hourly pay; teachers are shielded from parents and sales.

      Cons

      3:1 teaching is challenging and means expectations are sometimes unreasonable.

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    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      All about the Benjamins

      May 25, 2021 - Teacher in Cupertino, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Since it's required that teachers have a degree, most of your colleagues are intelligent. It's fun working with the kids who almost universally are strongly motivated. Staff ask teachers their availability each season, so teachers can set their hours. (Center directors, on the other hand, work long hours and are under a lot of stress to maximize enrollment.) It's a good gig if you have something else, but not as your primary gig.

      Cons

      As someone once explained it, it's education run on a retail or fast food model. All the teachers, except one lead teacher are part time and without benefits. Two key measures centers a judge by are student-teacher ratio and the number of enrollments. Teachers teach 3:1, rather than 1:1. This minimizes the necessary human capital (teachers) while maximizing the students. If three students aren't enrolled in a class session, the center can drop the class or consolidate the students into another teacher's class. This can be difficult to manage, as each of the students is studying something different. Another practice that allows the company to make money at teachers' expense has to do with the notification period. Families must notify the center 24-hours in advance of an absence, while the center is required to notify teachers 12-hours in advance. So, it's possible that a family will be charged for a session, but the teacher will not be paid for said session.

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Not worth it, even part-time

      Aug 8, 2021 - Teacher in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - If you are at a busy center, you may be able to log 10 hours a week or more. - Pays well enough.

      Cons

      - Curriculum is rigid and often leaves students doing more busywork than actual work. - Expectations are unreasonable for the time allotted, sometimes requiring you to work through lunch and breaks. - 3 to 1 teaching style often leaves you unable to properly attend to students and can quickly cause burnout. - Infamously high turnover rate.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee

      stay away from chain tutoring companies

      Oct 8, 2021 - Academic Tutor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the kids — always the kids.

      Cons

      they push a “3:1 student teacher ratio” as though it’s ~the best for learning~ and not the company trying to make more money. they’re profit-focused and the students are a secondary thought at best most times.

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great first-time gig, BUT

      Feb 15, 2021 - Teacher in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1) The job is pretty easy to pick-up. There is (mostly) online training that helps you get familiar with how the company operates. At my center, we also have observations where you follow a more experienced teacher to pick up some best practices (I say this as a someone who is shadowed quite often). It should be noted that there is an observation portion of the official training, but we tend to go above and beyond depending on the comfort level of the trainee. 2) The students themselves are mostly awesome. I've fostered some unforgettable relationships with many of my students. The motivated and engaging students have a contagious energy that makes you want to help them succeed (and tolerate the not-so-good students as well). 3) Pretty flexible work hours. Easy to maintain a work-life balance with this job. Currently, I do this job for extra cash as I do work full-time elsewhere. I've also grown quite close with my colleagues.

      Cons

      1) While the job is easy to pickup, the online training actually doesn't give that much insight. The irony is that it emphasizes adaptability while trying to promote an almost robotic step-by-step process to follow (using an acronym called SWEAR ... I think). Needless to say, I DON'T follow that method. This is largely a non-issue at my center since, again, we have shadowing of more experienced teachers. 2) You'll see in the online training (as well as other reviews) that C2 operates at a 3:1 teaching ratio. This was hectic in-person, but largely manageable. Online, however, this system is terrible. It's impossible to give students equal time, especially when they all need extensive support simultaneously. The students themselves don't like working in this way, and it's gotten a lot harder to pick up new students (I say this as someone who is often selected to work with trial students and can attest anecdotally that not as many trial students opt to stick with C2 virtually as opposed to in-person). C2 says it's been adaptable during the pandemic, and it largely has, but it has to accept that there's no way every aspect of the in-person learning system can be ported over to the online platform. It's no secret that the company isn't doing as well as it was pre-pandemic, and I have no doubt that this loss can be attributed to the fact that students don't want to be part of a learning system that entails taking a paid 2-hour session and realistically only getting 30-35 minutes out of it (it's already actually cut down to 1 hour and 50 minutes). 3) Because of how easy it is to get/maintain the job, the quality of teachers will vary vastly. There are some teachers that I'm proud to call colleagues and then others whose knowledge base I strongly question. As a top percentile scorer on the SAT/ACT, I have doubts with the company's supposed Office of Educational Excellence's understanding of standardized testing.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good

      Mar 2, 2021 - Intern in Wylie, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Well-designed standardized curriculum makes it easy to track student progress, switch locations if the need arises.

      Cons

      3:1 teaching structure, filling out progress reports can be difficult to get used to.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Decent environment but somewhat unreliable income for teachers.

      Nov 18, 2020 - English Tutor in Staten Island, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Center setup differs from other C2 locations (private classrooms). Students are generally great. Staff are supportive of one another. Curricula for major standardized exams (SAT and ACT) are of fair quality and enjoy regular updates.

      Cons

      Unstable schedule due to rigid adherence to 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Pay rate for teachers is not competitive. Online platform can be buggy and difficult to work with. Quality of leadership varies wildly, and the turnover for directorial positions is high. Materials for anything but the major exams can be lacking.

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      High intensity

      Feb 8, 2021 - Tutor in Newtown, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Consistent hours, can tutor many ages/abilities/subjects

      Cons

      Few breaks, 3:1 tutoring can be chaotic

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      C2 Education Tutor

      Apr 9, 2021 - Teacher in Del Mar, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible, help kids reach their goals, supportive staff

      Cons

      3:1 Student/Teacher ratio is often unworkable for quality sessions, scheduling changes frequently

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Flexible hours but can be inconsistent

      Mar 1, 2021 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, competitive pay, range of materials

      Cons

      3:1 model can be ineffective sometimes, inconsistent schedules

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