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Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. Reviews

Updated September 9, 2018
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  1. "Flexible job; positive environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Good yearly raises = it feels good the management recognizes when employees are doing well.
    * Company is doing well - stable paycheck
    * Flexible scheduling - you can somewhat create your own schedule
    * Friendly, positive atmosphere - there is a spirit of working together to make things work generally.
    * Fun job - rewarding environment overall

    Cons

    Maybe free lunch everyday instead of just once a week.

    Advice to Management

    Give everyone a raise! J/k - I am really happy overall with Testmasters


  2. Helpful (1)

    "This is the best job I have ever had!"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding work helping students teaching material that really is effective. Compared to similar jobs I have had at two other companies, this place is much better organized. Management treats you well and is approachable, and other people you work with are pretty cool. Company has good investment in technology that makes everyones lives easier. Opportunities to travel around the country.

    Cons

    Training process for becoming a teacher is bit extensive, though paid and comprehensive.

    Advice to Management

    In some cases perhaps the training can be shortened for individuals with more experience coming in.

  3. "Great part time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Great job to learn teaching skills. Helping students is rewarding.

    Cons

    Hours (which directly correlate with pay) fluctuate wildly depending on time of year. No opportunities for upward career movement. No benefits.


  4. "tutor, teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Tutor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Tutor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun job; organized operation; smart coworkers; positive environment; flexible scheduling; fun out of town travel opportunities; christmas presents for staff were awesome.

    Cons

    the company has a good product, and management should consider a faster expansion to other cities

    Advice to Management

    see above. consider a faster expansion to other cities.


  5. "instructor, tutor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fun job. decent pay. management treats you with respect. smart co-workers

    Cons

    number of hours can vary from week to week, but usually you stay pretty busy as company is very popular with students

    Advice to Management

    none.


  6. "instructor"

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    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Instructor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays well; flexible hours; friendly co-workers. Good job if you like interacting with people and teaching. solid training. opportunities to travel around the country

    Cons

    none. this is the perfect job for me at this stage of my life.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you are doing.


  7. "Teacher, Tutor"

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    Current Employee - Teacher, Tutor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher, Tutor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. part-time

    Pros

    Been there just over a year, and love it!

    Cons

    none. Well, maybe smaller classes to teach.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  8. "Fun job with flexibility"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Fun job
    * Flexible hours
    * Great co-workers
    * Mangement that seems to care
    * Comprehensive training provided
    * Great learning environment

    Cons

    * teachers required to take actual tests for exams they are teaching. This part is not fun.

    Advice to Management

    * Taking the actual exam is important so we can be better teachers, but perhaps it is not necessary to take the actual test every time it is given.


  9. "Lots of flexibility in scheduling and the opportunity to really learn to teach"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Provides good extra income while allowing you to control your schedule
    Excellent training program for newbie teachers who have little to no experience
    Opportunity to learn engaging ways to teach
    Consistent amount of work, especially if you are willing to tutor or adminster tests during less busy periods
    Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    You will need a good car to travel between locations to get maximum hours
    Need to frequently check schedule as there are always new sessions being added
    Seasonal, with peak times in summer (although good for college students that way)

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people so that at peak times are not as stressful


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good part-time, temporary work. But remember, this job is and should be a stepping stone - NOT a career."

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

    I have been working at Test Masters Educational Services, Inc. part-time

    Pros

    If you love teaching/tutoring and don't mind the part-time supplemental income, then this is a great place with great flexibility in scheduling. Plus, you don't have a boss breathing down your neck when you're teaching, so you have some autonomy. It's a good job for college students looking for part-time work.

    Personalitywise, the CEO is welcoming. As long as you do your job, he treats you well. I've had other jobs where management never said thank you or showed that they were grateful. Roger Israni does this from time to time. While yearly bonuses (usually in the form of electronic gadgets, not cash) are nothing to write home about, they are there nonetheless. As far as I know, raises only occur when employees ask.

    Cons

    -- Driving. Good lord, the driving sucks and will put wear & tear and miles on your car. Some of the teaching locations are an hour away, with some locations even farther out. If you love driving and spending time in your car, especially during rush hour, then this job is for you.
    -- This place has a higher turnover than a restaurant. So many people go in and out because they realize this is not the job they wanted and/or aren't compensated enough for their work.
    -- Lack of employee benefits. Better get you some Obamacare.

    Advice to Management

    More employees would stick around long-term if management/ownership would make it worth their while monetarily or if there was some opportunity for career advancement. As both of these are nonexistent, employees will continue to stay short-term and leave (very) soon after.