Sylvan Learning Centers Reviews

Updated Jun 10, 2021

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Pros
  • "Flexible Hours and good number of student to tutor ratio(in 38 reviews)

  • "Fun working with kids and building knowledge on teaching and tutoring(in 33 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low salaries overall - meant for part time support(in 25 reviews)

  • "Low pay no benefits training not paid until after you have worked there 6 months should be paid more per hour(in 19 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Pay

      May 28, 2021 - Math Teacher in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Hours and happy work environment

      Cons

      Pay is very low, and no benefits provided for full time workers

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      A good part time job

      Jun 3, 2021 - Tutor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I was able to work with a variety of students in small groups.

      Cons

      The pay was low for the amount of work required.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Kids are awesome , Management is not.

      Jun 7, 2021 - Administrative Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kids ,Learning Experience, Really not much else.

      Cons

      No flexibility In scheduling, No HR

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    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Long term

      Jun 10, 2021 - Teacher in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work flexible job hours in addition to fulltime jobs

      Cons

      Pay is low for a certificate teacher

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great Place For College Students

      May 30, 2021 - Sales Associate/Cashier in Provo, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible Schedule (no weekends) Great students

      Cons

      Not able to work many hours in a week

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Tutoring at Sylvan

      May 24, 2021 - Tutor in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours, the tutors I worked with cared about the students, and overall positive, supportive environment.

      Cons

      Did not have strong support/resources for working with students with more challenging learning disabilities or behavioral difficulties.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Experience working as a tutor here

      May 21, 2021 - Tutor in Caguas, PR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible schedules, instruction materials, employee recognition

      Cons

      Not a lot of work hours

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

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      May 19, 2021 - Center Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work life balance! Relaxed environment

      Cons

      Not fast paced, relax environment

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    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Poor pay

      Jun 9, 2021 - Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work with small groups of kids

      Cons

      Pay is minimum wage for credentialed teachers

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fulfilling tutoring experience

      Mar 17, 2021 - Sylvan Teacher in Detroit, MI
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment is cordial with minimal interaction with bosses and coworkers. 99% of the interactions are with the students themselves. Sylvan provides pre-made lesson plans geared to match each student's skill level - or students may receive assistance with schoolwork.

      Cons

      You may work with up to 4 students at a time (mixed online and in person and all working on completely different assignments) ranging from young children to high schoolers. Providing the appropriate guidance to each student can be a bit overwhelming. The pay is also a bit on the low side with limited hours per week. That aside, it's overall a wonderful side gig.

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