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Educate Online Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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Pros
  • What is better than getting to work from home (in 22 reviews)

  • Love my flexible hours, and being challenged to keep up with the fast pace of technology (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • This was only a part time position (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "online teacher"

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    Former Employee - Online Tutor in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Online Tutor in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Educate Online (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, teaching remotely, proprietary software creates virtual classroom, limited to four students per session

    Cons

    schedule may be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Please consider expanding virtual classroom opportunities to include adult learners.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Staying too Long"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danvers, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Educate Online full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are none to be found

    Cons

    Management is over powering difficult

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to listen to your employees


  3. "Great way to break into online teaching"

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    Former Employee - Online Instructor in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Online Instructor in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends

    I worked at Educate Online part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good support by administrators and support team.

    Cons

    Bad connections for students makes sessions had to complete.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees aware of changes in the direction of the company.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Accounts Receivable Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Randallstown, MD
    Former Employee - AR Supervisor in Randallstown, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Educate Online (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours. Management is kind and very supportive.

    Cons

    Company released working with children

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Undervalued teachers"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Educate Online (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work from home. When I first started, they had NY state contracts and I was picking up lots of hours and paid a higher rate. That ended after 3 months.

    Cons

    Communication was sporadic and the management structure was always changing/unclear. A high stress job where you often had to teach 3 students in the online platform during the same hour block. Teachers were asked to have a masters degree and teaching certification but were paid a low hourly wage ($12). Had to be available to teach at certain times, but if students did not show for the session you were not paid. At the end, I was lucky to get 2 hours per week.

    Advice to Management

    Looks like the company is going under, so I don't have much in terms of advice!


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Sad State of Affairs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Educate Online full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I truly loved my job and the staff I was able to work with. We worked cooperatively for the greater good of our students and strove to make a difference with each one we encountered.

    Cons

    Executive team was almost invisible-except when it came to "restructuring" which really was another word for firing loads of people without provocation in the interest of "cost saving". This occurred every 12-15 months or more often-whenever the mood struck them. Of course, that NEVER impacted their 6 figure salaries, nor their ability to bring on their friends from previous companies. Eventually this resulted in the release of the K12 learning platform which terminated everyone except for their sales team and the executives. The goal in this will be to sell off a product that already exists in the educational marketplace. While other K12 education programs are churning out profit, the poor leadership in this organization drove it into the ground.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Exec team does not care about education"

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    Former Employee - Remote Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Remote Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some outstanding people work/worked here.

    Cons

    No employee is valued. Credit is not given to those who should receive it. CEO is very unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    It won't matter. They would never heed advice from anyone.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Defuncted"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Pensacola, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Educate Online (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ability to create a personal mastery schedule for teaching. Instructional based curriculum. 2 students per 1 teacher in virtual classroom. Was able to watch students grow as they progressed through the program.
    Camaraderie between teachers, supervisors, techs and curriculum planners. Everyone believed in the concept and delivery of lessons.

    Cons

    Never heard from the top, not a yearly here is what is in the plans, kuddos to the staff, motivational words, call-outs, nothing. IF the CEO had ever watched Undercover Boss, the CEO would have learned a lot from the staff in the 'trenches" for the students. Would definitely have found caring, dedicated people, excellent ideas, and under appreciated, under paid that cared deeply for the students.

    Advice to Management

    Had a great thing going and then drove it to the ground.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Over"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Online Teacher in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Educate Online part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work at home on your own schedule, if it was still available

    Cons

    We were just invited to a conference meeting to be told we were all let go.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Teacher/Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the job is very flexible.

    Cons

    The job is low pay, considering the teachers have degrees and there arelow hours.

    Advice to Management

    To pay teachers more, they have degrees and qualifications but get paid too little.


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