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  • "Pay is low for the amount of work that you have to complete in the center.(in 124 reviews)
  • "Management is poor.(in 44 reviews)
  • "No benefits and sometimes students cancel last mintue.(in 30 reviews)
  • "Not enough training provided(in 27 reviews)
  • "Very poorly managed with an emphasis on how much money they could squeeze out of every student instead of their success.(in 17 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Enjoyable and flexible hours

    Aug 18, 2021 - Teacher in Boise, ID
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The perfect job if you enjoy teaching children without the job stress and planning aspect of traditional schools. The curriculum is all pre-made and easy to learn. Hours are flexible.

    Cons

    Since it’s part-time, there tends to be a lot of turnover.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    flexible work schedule

    Oct 26, 2021 - Tutor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    flexible work schedule which is great for college student or people who want their second job.

    Cons

    there is no option as full-time tutor only part time is available.

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    All Roads Lead To Sales. Huntington Learning Center Hates Teachers and Poor People!

    Nov 5, 2021 - Managing Director 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The best part will always be working with students and families. The tutoring part of the job is always very engaging. Seeing students make progress is truly heartwarming. The parents are (almost) always a pleasure to work with as well.

    Cons

    TL;DR You will not have a personal life if you work here full-time. Neither the stress nor the pay is worth it if you actually care about education and helping people. Do not let anyone convince you that this is a good career opportunity for you; they will ruin your life and blame you for it. 1. There is absolutely NO work-life balance with this job. The tutors actually have it better than everyone else, since they are only part-time. I loved this job as a part-time tutor, and now I absolutely HATE it because I am full-time. 2. Do not work for Huntington Learning Center or any franchises full-time if you actually care about education. They train all full-time employees the same way because everything is about sales and marketing. The individual franchisees are allowed to rename the positions for recruiting, but you will be given a Huntington-official title, which always requires sales, marketing, and administrative responsibilities. The company aims to operate as a traditional school with approximately 1/16th of the staff, so every full-time employee will always have to do several jobs at once. There is absolutely no downtime and it is actually impossible to get everything done. It doesn't help that families are always canceling and asking for rescheduled sessions, or when they decide to stop their enrollment and you have to account for this in the business plan on a monthly basis. 3. Huntington Learning Center does not truly care about students, teachers, or education at all. They have invested the fewest amount of resources into the education (student performance outcomes) side of their company. The student success stats they tout are from some data they pulled from 2014. Much of their curriculum is from the 1980s, and several of their curricular programs are out-of-print. The curriculum is not bad, but there should be more variety. They mislead families and the public with their stats on student growth and improvement; they only measure grade-level readiness by what level of a textbook the student is in (just because the student progressed to a "third-grade level book", doesn't mean their reading level is third-grade). Gaps in the assessment often lead to foundational skills being excluded from a student's academic program. I have witnessed students in "grade-level" books, but their foundational skills are far below where they should be; I've seen 5th graders with atrocious handwriting and spelling skills, although the computer program (eCenter) says they are on grade-level. Bringing this up doesn't change anything, because HLC doesn't measure skill proficiency as much as they measure tutoring hours attended. It's more important to say that a student has completed 120 of 136 prescribed hours than it is to say that that student has learned to spell proficiently. HLC doesn't care about educating lower-income families. If HLC actually cared about students and families, their tuition wouldn't be so expensive, or they'd operate as a non-profit or not-for-profit. They encourage centers to ask financially-illiterate parents to move money from their pensions to afford overpriced tutoring; they encourage centers to manipulate parents into taking out loans that they'll never be able to pay off (they already couldn't afford the tuition; the ones that can afford it pay out of pocket) and to ask their families to take out the loans for them if they get denied due to their credit. Huntington always tells families that their child should be completing 6-8 hours of tutoring weekly; they don't like to see centers spending fewer than 6 hours a week; they will tell centers outright that this is a waste of time because the child will not make progress (and because they're not making a lot of money off them). Huntington Learning Center has no shame in admitting that they are a business and that profit is their #1 priority. They are on camera admitting this since all of their training sessions are recorded now due to COVID. 4. Huntington Learning Center has every part of their business mapped out, but the students' learning programs are on autopilot. There is a video of a Huntington Learning Center corporate employee admitting that the computer is doing all the work when it comes to a student's "individualized academic plan", as she explains why HLC prefers hiring and franchising with business people rather than with teachers. HLC requires franchisees and each location to have Center Daily Meetings that focus on revenue and profits. They have coaches that teach you to change the tone of your voice at certain points of the Initial Conference to manipulate parents into paying tuition because their child's future is at stake. But nobody EVER receives this much training on how to help students be successful. In fact, when you call them out about their curriculum, questionable assessments, and interpretation of student results, they will flat-out ignore you and move on to a different subject. 5. HLC hates teachers. Don't be fooled by corporate saying that pay rates are determined by individual franchises; they have a formula for determining tutor pay rates based on the hourly tutoring rate for each student. They purposely keep the labor costs low by aiming to pay tutors no more than 20% of the hourly rate that they charge families. This is why they aim to have tutors teaching 4 students at a time. Students above 4th grade do not receive their own private tutoring. Their tutor is working with 1-3 other students at the same time. HLC provides training sessions on this because they know there aren't enough tutors to provide each student with their own tutor. HLC likes to tell parents and the public that all tutors are "certified" (they cannot legally use the term "licensed", because that would mean tutors have state teaching licensure), which is not the case at all. It's really sad that they tell this lie, because when you look at the job postings for the tutor positions, they always have in the description "teaching experience preferred, but not required". HLC likes to brag about being accredited, but this doesn't mean anything at all when all their tutors are only part-time; the majority of centers cannot function properly because they don't have enough college-educated people who are willing to work for extremely low-wages. Yet, HLC requires that tutors have at least a Bachelor's degree (in any subject, which is more proof that they are misleading people about tutors being "certified"). Because there are never enough tutors nor full-time staff, it will always be extremely difficult (if not impossible) for the individual centers to truly flourish (which could be accomplished if corporate allowed centers to be flexible; but corporate cares more about forcing centers to adhere to Brand Standards, while offering no support at all whatsoever).

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    Huntington Learning Centers Response

    Vice President of Finance

    Thank you for your input and for providing us with the opportunity to share some insight into our programming. Huntington’s mission is to give every student the best education possible. We offer different payment plans to ensure affordability. Our number one priority is the student. HLC is accredited by Middle States and Western Association of Schools and Colleges and all of our teachers are certified. Huntington has proprietary technology that maps each student's individualized program and adapts to their needs. Over the years we’ve continued to expand this resource with the most recent innovation being the introduction of online tutoring. In our 40+ years, we have learned that frequency for students is key to helping build the skills, confidence, and motivation they need to succeed. Our student outcomes are tremendous. Students experience an average of 2+ grade level improvement in reading and math, a 5.4 point increase on the ACT, and 229 points on the SAT, all of which contributed to 2019’s $187M in scholarship dollars awarded to our students nationwide.

  5. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great for "trying out" teaching, or as a side gig for teachers

    Aug 29, 2021 - Learning Center Tutor in Lodi, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - The day-to-day: Students will be scheduled for a session with you (usually 2 hours per student) and you will work through the material with them while scoring, tracking and making notes on their progress via laptop. - $14/hr for learning center tutoring, $17/hr for SAT/ACT prep and subject tutoring - All material/curriculum is given to you, and you just work through it (very minimal planning) - Only 1 on 1 tutoring is expected of you, but you may decide to take on more during learning center sessions (this may vary based on how busy your location is?) - Flexible hours for the most part. Typically by Friday you'll know what your schedule looks like for the next week. - You get to meet and interact with a wide range of students from all different backgrounds. Some kids are there to get ahead, some are there because they've fallen behind, others don't want to be there but their mom signed them up so here they are. - No teaching experience required for this job, I was hired simply for having a Bachelor's degree (mechanical engineering)

    Cons

    -It's definitely a part time gig; the pay isn't high enough for this to be your only job (most hours I ever got was ~25 in one week, it was typically more like 15) - If you do test prep, you'll get a copy of the Huntington test prep books to keep/take home. It's on you to make sure that you know how to do everything in there and be able to teach it to someone, may have to do some light studying (this mostly applies if you're still new) - Some kids are easy to work with, others very much are not. Every once in a while there may be students who are stubborn or have behavioral issues/disabilities and can take a lot of effort to keep on track. Although, I would say that students like this are the exception.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

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    Aug 1, 2021 - Assistant Director in Newark, NJ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is a chill work environment and it is nice to interact with the kids everyday.

    Cons

    You are way overworked with extensive hours and not much time off which is not what was originally agreed upon. You also at the end of the day make less than all the part time employees.

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good Part Time Job

    May 12, 2021 - SAT/ACT Tutor in Rockford, IL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great Co-workers Good Part-Time Job

    Cons

    Students no shows Old teaching manuals

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good Place to Work

    Mar 20, 2021 - Tutor in Daphne, AL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It was a good part time job.

    Cons

    The pay could have been better

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    flexible

    Jul 16, 2021 - Tutor in Alexandria, VA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    flexible, convenient, feels really good helping kids

    Cons

    no growth, part time, need to be flexible

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Teacher Position

    Sep 23, 2020 - Teacher in Plymouth, MN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    -Some of the teachers + students are a real joy to work with.

    Cons

    -Absolutely pitiful compensation. Compensation is about half of what competing learning centers offer in the same area. The expectations for every teacher are obnoxious given how bad the compensation is. -Training/Management offers very little in terms of how to effectively work with students who have learning disabilities. -Curriculum is whack and often starts students at a completely irrelevant point relative to what they are currently working on in school. Forced to use their provided curriculum, which has several weak points. The curriculum can often frustrate students, leading them to saying things such as "why am I working on elementary school math, I'm in high school?" -The onus is put solely on the teacher, and it seems students have zero responsibility when it comes to entering the learning center ready to learn. This can often lead to conflict with management. -No upward mobility in the company at all. Do not come here if you want something that could develop into a career. This is either a part-time college gig, or a job you work after you have retired.

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  11. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Overall a good place to work for part time work

    Jan 29, 2021 - Assistant Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hour and enjoyable wok

    Cons

    No benefits for part time teachers

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