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C2 Education Reviews

Updated September 17, 2017
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Pros
  • It makes a decent part-time job for people who want to work a few hours to make extra cash (in 16 reviews)

  • Center Director seems nice, place has good vibe (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • The 3 to 1 student ration is terrible (in 26 reviews)

  • Center Directors are turned into telemarketers instead of educators (in 35 reviews)

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  1. "Part Time Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education part-time

    Pros

    3:1 based teaching , all the materials are organized and made by the company. Very friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    Your hours might not be guaranteed unless you can teach multiple subjects.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Haven't Started Yet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time

    Pros

    Center Director seems nice, place has good vibe

    Cons

    Takes a while to wait for training period- I was hired two weeks ago and haven't started yet

    Advice to Management

    None yet

  3. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Tutor in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at C2 Education part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Fun while it lasted
    - Don't have to grade papers
    -Tutors/management at this particular location were exceptional
    -Most students were bright/motivated

    Cons

    -Even if you are very capable, it will take time to get consistent hours if you are new
    -No direct supervisor so sometimes hard to get constructive feedback/advice in regards to tutoring. When in doubt, ask a tutor who's been there awhile
    -Not meant to be a career, so don't expect growth opportunities. Make sure you have another long term goal outside of C2

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Oriented with little support"

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    Former Employee - Center Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Center Director in Schaumburg, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great teachers, great curriculum, well designed program

    Cons

    they only care about making money, they are extremely understaffed, high turnover in management

    Advice to Management

    care more about education than sales, hire District Managers that have teaching experience not sales backgrounds


  5. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Clean working environment, work is easy

    Cons

    Low-pay
    sad to see students don't get enough help or proper help

    Advice to Management

    Keep negotiating for a better salary


  6. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time

    Pros

    They find the students for you!

    Cons

    3 to 1 ratio sometimes


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great to Get Started, Frustrating for the Experienced"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Instructor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clients, curriculum, space and scheduling is taken care of for you.

    Most center directors really want you to be happy and do the best possible job.

    Most co-workers are very collaborative and appreciate working together to produce the best results.

    Cons

    The curriculum can be aggravating to downright embarrassing. Typos, incorrect answers, topics that are just way overblown in terms of what is actually on tests. I've worked with the company for 10 years and when the curriculum was more flexible there was more prep work, but talented tutors had the ability to shape curriculum to the individual student.

    If you've ever tutored privately, you know that 20/hr is a joke, especially with 3 students. Many parents would be appalled to learn this since they all know the market rate, especially in the north east.

    Many center directors are too overburdened with sales quotas to manage, leading to poor standards, which affects the image of a center and how the students respect all instructors, even those that maintain professional standards.

    The paycom terminal is hot garbage, one of many reasons why this is my last stint of doing a summer teaching at C2.

    Advice to Management

    Decentralize, what works in Georgia doesn't work in the North East and Vice Versa.

    Decide whether the Center Director is a sales or operations role, one cannot do both well and operations usually suffer if a director doesn't have a good assistant.

    Force standards. Demand no flip flops, jeans, eating during lessons and other behaviour that a professional knows better, but a fresh out of college kid will take liberties with.

    Get rid of paycom, I haven't had a time card since I was a teenage retail worker and the concept of punching out for lunch is insulting. We are professionals, treat us thusly.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of problems - but at least it's flexible."

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    Former Employee - English Teacher in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - English Teacher in Redmond, WA

    I worked at C2 Education part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with the students is fun and rewarding. Schedule is very flexible, and it's a great part time option if you aren't looking for any sort of growth opportunities, and just want somewhere to make a few bucks. A good Center Director makes a world of difference.

    Cons

    Any non-teaching work is paid at minimum wage.
    Schedule is inconsistent and last-minute, which makes it difficult to plan around.
    Teachers are required to use C2 materials, some of which have major problems, but teachers are held responsible for the quality of lessons.
    Very little feedback is given, then tutors will suddenly get fired or get a terrible review without ever having any indication that there were problems.

    Advice to Management

    There should be a clear division between running the business, and tutoring - let tutors give out materials and do the teaching without being undermined by office staff.
    Evaluation system is problematic - how can someone who has never sat in my classroom and doesn't know my subject evaluate my class management and subject knowledge?


  9. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - SAT Tutor in Sugar Land, TX
    Current Employee - SAT Tutor in Sugar Land, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, student and tutors always meet at one location

    Cons

    Hours can be on the low side

    Advice to Management

    More hours


  10. "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working environment and great starting pay

    Cons

    Preparation for teachers is not well done and largely through trial and error.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building your employees' skills as teachers


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