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East Harlem Tutorial Program Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Scholars Academy Review"

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    Current Employee - Social Work Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Social Work Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at East Harlem Tutorial Program (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is very nice and supportive. They work with you to help you through any issues that you have and to meet the needs of the children.

    Cons

    The teachers seemed overworked. They work long hours to be sure the needs of the children are meant.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know much about the management so I cannot say too much about it. It seems pretty well organized.


  2. "Tense work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at East Harlem Tutorial Program full-time

    Pros

    Staff are all super mission-oriented, hard working, and talented. Lots of opportunities to volunteer with the kids.

    Cons

    Little room for growth and high turnover. Management seems more reactive than proactive.

    Advice to Management

    Place more trust in your staff and provide real opportunities to grow.


  3. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tutor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at East Harlem Tutorial Program part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work parttime

    Cons

    Poor pay for too much work

    Advice to Management

    Pay better


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  5. "I learned a lot about myself and what I don't want to do."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at East Harlem Tutorial Program full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial Atmosphere. I had the chance to work on some exciting projects. I also met some really supportive people while I worked there and everyone is generally intent on helping each other out. The office is close to public transportation and there are opportunities for training and growth.

    Cons

    Low compensation, not the right fit for me. With all of the great things going on, it's still an organization that is run very much haphazardly, and is still reactive instead of proactive. I felt the Senior Management leaders could do a better job of connecting to the community. Bias training would also greatly help the leaders of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Understand people's inherent strengths and weaknesses before placement


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Great organization for the community."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at East Harlem Tutorial Program full-time

    Pros

    Their mission is great and they really strive to help the under-served children of the East Harlem community by providing high quality education.

    Cons

    It's tough to put into words because it's difficult to imagine that this can still happen in this day and age but the honest truth is that if you are not of a "certain" background or have an Ivy League education you simply will not go far in this organization. You can have great ideas and input but unless you are able to have someone of a certain class present them, they will not be considered and will never come into fruition. It's sad but true. And, although the mission is great etc. as I mentioned above - having this underlying organizational culture only hinders the great work they are attempting to put forth. The vision is there but unless they let "others" into the real decision making process, they will not reach their goals.

    Advice to Management

    Consider running a true analysis of how your employees feel about working there (with a third party facilitator - not someone from EHTP management). You might be surprised at what you find out.


  7. "Great mission statement, lacking consistency"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at East Harlem Tutorial Program full-time

    Pros

    Great scholars, families, and resources. The school provides all teachers with laptops, phones, smart boards, and document camera.

    Cons

    High staff turn over, low scholar behavior expectations, and ambiguous behavior policy.
    Long hours and school year.

    Advice to Management

    Create academic consistency across the schools. Support your teachers so that they feel invested and valued in order to maintain staff. Create a clear pay scale, increase prep time, and minimize consecutive late night family engagement events.


  8. "Thoughts"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great teachers love their students

    Cons

    Long day and no good organization

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee better


  9. "Central Office Staff"

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

    I have been working at East Harlem Tutorial Program full-time

    Pros

    The organization attracts an amazing mission-driven staff who are dedicated to providing academic, enrichment, and social emotional learning opportunities to the children and families of East Harlem. You really feel like your efforts are making a difference. The organization is also dedicated to professional development and supporting staff. New ideas are welcome and appreciated and senior management is very accessible and appreciative.

    Cons

    The dreams for our students and families are so big that there is so much to do. The workplace is very busy, but everyone helps out and the culture is very supportive and there are many celebrations of individual and team achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the all-staff summits and encouraging exchange of ideas across the different program areas.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at East Harlem Tutorial Program part-time

    Pros

    The kids are the best part of the program.

    Cons

    Management were rarely supportive. Friday programs were hectic. Staff makes individuals feel like second class citizens.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great People, Poor Senior Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    For the most part the people are great and the students are the main reason people stay as long as they do.

    Cons

    Senior management does not listen to the needs of their employees. There is little opportunity for a proper work/life balance.


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