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Huntington Learning Centers Reviews

Updated October 11, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great position to be actively engaged with your students in a positive one- on -one environment" (in 25 reviews)

  • "Working with students individually to help them be better students" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, repetitive teaching (by the book modules)" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Only part time positions for tutors" (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment and good crew

    Cons

    Some students don't show up to scheduled tutoring on time


  2. "Unfulfilling"

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    Former Employee - English Tutor
    Former Employee - English Tutor

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule (at times)
    "easy" work (but unfulfilling/boring)

    Cons

    outdated material
    no room for growth
    outdated methods

    Advice to Management

    I really think the teaching methods should be updated. I worked in two different centers with vastly different approaches, but neither one went outside the box enough to allow tutors (skilled, creative teachers) to actually teach beyond rote memorization. We should be going beyond looking at test scores and actually helping kids want to learn and succeed. The curriculum, if you want to call it that, is from the 90's. Update some of us so it is interesting to these kids who have the internet at home and can find more interesting articles in a Google search.
    Teachers should have more of an opportunity to interact with each other positively to promote engagement. Socializing shouldn't be so stifled.

  3. "HLC has issues to resolve"

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    Former Employee - ACT Test Prep Tutor in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - ACT Test Prep Tutor in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Working with students individually to help them be better students. It was nice to have interaction with the students. Also, some of the office staff were pleasant and helpful.

    Cons

    1. Training needs to be more thorough
    2. Main area for tutoring needs to be reorganized. Carrels are jammed together too tightly and do not offer good environment for learning. The large room can be very noisy.
    3. Carpet throughout the center needs to be replaced. It is badly worn and stained.
    4. Pay is low for test prep tutors. Tutors have bachelor's and master's degrees.
    5. ACT Test Prep book is outdated and needs to be more effective as a learning tool.
    6. Center needs to move to automatic deposit for employee paychecks.
    7. Tutors may be asked to work 6 hours straight with no break.
    8. There is a lot of emphasis on how many students/parents sign up with HLC, regardless of whether there are enough tutors or enough physical space to actually do the tutoring.

    Advice to Management

    Get truly effective materials. Pay tutors more. Put more money into maintenance of the building (carpet, A/C, etc.). See other problems above that need to be resolved.


  4. "Positive Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great training process and friendly staff

    Cons

    inflexible hours and long days


  5. "Great part-time tutoring job"

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    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Math Tutor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is generally friendly and accommodating. Scheduling is flexible and ensures consistency with the same students. Curriculum is straight-forward and easy to use and related paperwork for each student is easy to learn and update. Location is in a lovely neighborhood with grocery store, restaurants, and a park nearby.

    Cons

    I didn't appreciate being told that I wasn't allowed to tell the students that I was new. It wasn't something I was going to advertise, but I believe that if a student asked honestly, then I would answer honestly. I also live about 30 mins from the location, so I didn't like when students would cancel their session on my way to work because I'd have to turn around and go home.


  6. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oradell, NJ

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very helpful and supportive of staff

    Cons

    No full time opportunities or benefits


  7. "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    It’s a mindless job where you run the show

    Cons

    In the year and a half I worked here, I had 9 different bosses. Pay is minimal. Outdated program. All about the sales.

  8. "Pass on this one"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    Corporate is great!
    Fun corporate events.
    Great concept

    Cons

    Educational material is dated and doesn’t align with current educational standards.
    Operational managers are horrible in long island !!!! Downfall of the company.
    Commission structure is way too low.

    Advice to Management

    Increase commission structure . You will give 8 percent off to a parent but will give us less than 1 percent ??? Make commission more attainable and you won’t lose so many people . Also get new ops managers. The ones you have aren’t effective. It’s why inquiries are down and roll over is high


  9. "Tutor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    friendly environment, kids are enjoyable

    Cons

    schedule. hard to take off


  10. "Good but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time

    Pros

    Nice environment, love the kids, nice staff, and room for growth

    Cons

    Pay, weird upper management, long days, and weekends


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