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Inspirica Bryn Mawr Reviews

Updated May 5, 2019

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3.6
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Inspirica CEO Lisa Jacobson (no image)
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3 Ratings
  1. "Great supportive environment."

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    Current Contractor - Senior Tutor in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Inspirica for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The admin crew are wonderful! They are super helpful and supportive. Whenever I need supplies or need to navigate a difficult conversation with a client they are amazing! Also very helpful and understanding when life issues get in the way of schedules. Overall a great experience. I've been working at Inspirica for several years now and have always felt supported and treated more than fairly. They provide me with... great clients and timely responses whenever I need help. A wonderful group of people to work for/with!

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    Cons

    Sometimes the workload drops off. The challenge of working on contract is that it is not completely steady work. It tends to be either feast or famine in that tutoring has its own seasons and bottlenecks.

    Advice to Management

    Retain institutional wisdom. As new staff comes in, be sure to use the information and experience from your senior/experienced tutors to help guide the transition/training.

    Inspirica2017-02-03
  2. "Great company support, unreliable hours"

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    Current Contractor - Tutor in Bryn Mawr, PA

    I have been working at Inspirica for less than a year

    Pros

    The company does a good job of training and supporting the tutors and the hourly wage is very competitive.

    Cons

    The work fluctuates seasonally. There are weeks you can have 6-8 sessions, and the week after a test you can only have 1-2. It's very hard to make a sustainable gig, but good for part-time additional income.

    Inspirica2019-05-06
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Inspirica part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pay starts at $40/hr, which is hard to beat, and there aren't too many administrative duties. You have a lot of flexibility as to when and how to tutor.

    Cons

    Prep and admin work aren't compensated, which is brazenly unlawful. Families are paying nearly $200/hr, which gives them the power. They may shift around schedules a lot, and any minor issue gets you reassigned. Office staff is kind and helpful, but clearly overworked, which leads to high turnover and strained relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Give office staff the resources they need. Pay for prep time. Develop more comprehensive study materials: no one uses the proprietary books.

    Inspirica2018-01-02
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good for tutoring as side work. Terrible for career tutors. Mixed bag for office staff."

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     in Bryn Mawr, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Inspirica

    Pros

    Fantastic people in the tutor group. Excellent flexibility for tutors. Good flexibility for office staff. Administrative responsibilities are well defined and as painless as it gets.

    Cons

    Tutor hourly pay is effectively capped at a small fraction of what a good tutor can earn. Office employee pay is mediocre. Company has broken promises on benefits. Employees who protested were told to pound sand. Tutor training and support are weak. Main method of tutor retention is opportunity cost: a non-compete agreement that lasts a year after termination.

    Inspirica2017-10-31
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