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Huntington Learning Centers Reviews

Updated August 10, 2018
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  • "Low pay, repetitive teaching (by the book modules)" (in 49 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. "Well run, a bit boring"

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

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Pay was adequate and the people I worked with were friendly and helpful

    Cons

    The ACT prep program they have is incredibly boring and "by the book". I'm sure it has to be done this way for a large franchise to get data and use numbers to make claims and adjust their strategies. But as a tutor, the tedium can be a bit much

    Advice to Management

    Find a better system for assigning/scheduling hours

  3. "Teacher/Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Slow pace, good with any schedule requests.

    Cons

    Can be boring at times.


  4. "Teacher at H L C"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Great environment, fair treatment from management, they care about teachers and students very much, want teachers to do well. Felt valued.

    Cons

    Could have paid a bit more compared to competitors.


  5. "Good Experience, Flexible Program"

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    Current Employee - Learning Center Tutor in Eastchester, NY
    Current Employee - Learning Center Tutor in Eastchester, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling and the staff is thoughtful about pairing you with students with whom you can develop a rapport, or whom you are more able to help given your specific skill set. The tablets are great for keeping track of students' programs and teacher comments.

    Cons

    Weekly scheduling, slightly disorganized environment.


  6. "Great PT gig"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay for what it is. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Franchise location, so was unorganized. Not enough hours. Have to deal with bratty kids.


  7. "Great Franchise Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Former Franchise Owner, Marketing Manager in Langhorne, PA
    Former Employee - Former Franchise Owner, Marketing Manager in Langhorne, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Well run Business, great office environment, wonderful people

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

  8. "Huntington Center in Plymouth, MN --A Difficult and Challenging Employer"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Site Director and Supervisors tried to treat people respectfully and maintain a positive environment for teachers and students.

    Cons

    There must be some inherant difficulties in being a franchise owner because the previous franchise owner for whom I worked owned three centers in the Twin Cities and they were all closed permanently. The curriculum used is over 30 years old and not on computer so this may play a part in the decrease in the student census. The parents pay an exorbitant amount of money for the program but often the student scores would improve. There were about ten retired female teachers who have worked for them for years and they would get most of the hours. A teacher could expect to work from 10-15 hours per week but this could change immediately and the hours would be cancelled. They usually want to start an experienced teacher at $11.00 per hour and I did not get any raise for over two years. It was hard accepting the low pay . One doesn't have time to talk to the other teachers as all or busy. Therefore, I never talked to others much. I was a floor teacher in English who could have up to 4 students at once and it could be challenging. They are all seated at carrels and the teacher must go from one student to another. I always thought this was a bad set up which could be improved by having the program on computer tablet or having the students seated around the teacher. When I started there were many other male teachers but through time most of them left. I did not enjoy working there: There were three supervisors there during the shift and it could be a cold, icy and strained atmosphere. They would assess your teaching and documentation constantly.

    Advice to Management

    The beginning pay is too low for beginning teachers and some may find this insulting. There were staff meetings every two months and those would be on a Wednesday, starting a 8:30 p.m.and lasting until 10:00 p.m. This would make for a very long day and I would not get home until 11 p.m. Much of the information is redundant and the meeting duration could be condensed to 35-45 minutes. There were too many unnecessary role playing games which would prolong the meeting and most of it was "female-centric". This center has to hire new people constantly as most will not stay long. This center is in a good location for a constant influx of students from the wealthier suburbs of Plymouth, Wayzata, and Minnetonka so they are fortunate. I would not really encourage anyone to work for any Huntington Center.


  9. "If you like multiple choice worksheets, this is the place for you."

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    Former Employee - Center Director
    Former Employee - Center Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Huntington Learning Centers full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a solid part time job for college students

    Cons

    They say the have certified teachers doing all the tutoring, that's misleading. Advertising/recruitment practices are questionable. Pay is awful.

    Advice to Management

    Work with teachers to improve your educational practices. Stop overcharging parents for less than mediocre tutoring.


  10. "Great Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You have the chance to help young people and your co-workers can create a wonderful working space

    Cons

    Scheduling issues once in a while and few full-time staff.

    Advice to Management

    Full time staff may be something to look into for long-term employee retention


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