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45%
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Mark A. Snyder
7 Ratings
  1. "Great part-time job for teachers!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Sylvan part-time

    Pros

    Works with after school schedules Fun

    Cons

    Not enough hours for anything more than part-time

    Sylvan2018-04-14
  2. "Math Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sylvan part-time

    Pros

    Sylvan offers flexible hours and a kind, helpful staff to answer any and all questions that students, parents, and tutors may have.

    Cons

    At Sylvan, there is little opportunity for professional growth. Due to the back to back hour scheduling, there is little time for preparation and or a break between sessions.

    Advice to Management

    Tutors that work with more complex material (AP high school or even collegiate topics) should receive increased compensation for the value they provide to the company.

    Sylvan2018-04-22
  3. "STEM tutor"

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    Former Employee - STEM Tutor in Baytown, TX

    I worked at Sylvan part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible hours, good management, good location

    Cons

    Low amount of Hours, Low pay

    Sylvan2018-04-04
  4. "Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sylvan part-time

    Pros

    Rewarding to work with kids and nice sense of community

    Cons

    Not enough hours Was promised full time position but only worked part time Uncertainty of subbing

    Advice to Management

    Be more upfront about hours and opportunities

    Sylvan2018-04-09
  5. "Great part-time work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sylvan part-time

    Pros

    Great for teachers to make extra money No lesson plans No grading A lot of training

    Cons

    Tough if you have a teaching job The management at this location was tough

    Sylvan2017-12-04
  6. "Review"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Sylvan part-time

      Pros

      Enjoyed working with students and fellow teachers

      Cons

      Office was disorganized and there was a lot of miscommunication

      Sylvan2017-11-21
    • "Nice Place"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Sylvan

      Pros

      Amazing work hours, love this place

      Cons

      The pay could be a little more beneficial.

      Sylvan2017-09-18
    • "Billing"

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      Current Employee - Billing in Modesto, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sylvan full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Free eye exam, free glasses, paid uniform every 6 months.

      Cons

      1% raise, no room for advancement.

      Advice to Management

      Stop gossiping all morning. Get Donna back.

      Sylvan2017-09-07
    • "General review"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Sylvan part-time

      Pros

      Flexibility within the company is nice, and communication is simple within the company's structure.

      Cons

      Unpredictable waves of students during testing times in public schools, summer can be unpredictable as well.

      Sylvan2017-06-28
    • "Good with exceptions"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Sylvan

      Pros

      Rewarding experience teaching kids to understand hard topics

      Cons

      No PTO, if you you wish to take extended time off, say a week vacation, you have to quit so that you are eligible for rehire

      Advice to Management

      Provide PTO

      Sylvan2017-03-09
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