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C2 Education Reviews

Updated 9 Sep 2019

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3.0
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56 Ratings
Pros
  • "C2 creates an environment that allows tutors to truly assist their students(in 44 reviews)

  • "Flexible, C2 Curriculum, certification/training, meetings between teacher and center director(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "Preference given to tutors who are capable of teaching multiple subjects(in 81 reviews)

  • "Quality of a center depends on Center Director(in 44 reviews)

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  1. "Teacher Position"

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    Current Employee - Teacher 

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is a good job for those looking to do something before graduate school. You meet some very motivated students and being able to provide guidance is rewarding.

    Cons

    This is more so something one does before moving onto with something more orientated with upward mobility--that is to say, of course, for those with career goals outside of education. Those looking to stay in education should benefit from teaching in this, however.

    C2 Education2019-09-09
  2. "Easy Side Gig"

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    Current Employee - Tutor in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at C2 Education part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Allowed to retake SAT until above 95% - With ACT / ACT prep you can follow their material or have them purchase more - Flexible summer hours - Works well with a regular day job - Snacks or coffee sometimes available, depending on center - Will pay for a tutor to drive to other centers that aren't their "home" center

    Cons

    - "GPA" or tutoring for high school classes does not come with any additional material - Only given 10 minutes to prepare for a session (panic-inducing for new tutors) - School year hours can be 1:30 - 10 PM - Communication can be hit or miss, dependent on center director / coordinator - No benefits - Tutoring 3 students at a time does not increase wage, paid by session. - Had to ask and use personal time to... set up travel reimbursement - Test prep material often has errors that confuse student and tutor - Some centers are disorganized and stressful - A tutor could easily make 100 / hour tutoring one on one while C2 only pays around 26 / hour

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees about their preferences and availability with scheduling. Provide cash incentives or raises.

    C2 Education2019-09-09
  3. "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Math Tutor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at C2 Education part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many kids are nice and you create and the job is easy most of the time.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, pay is not good, the tutors are not taken into account and the culture seems to be to do anything to maximize profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and take care of your tutors.

    C2 Education2019-08-29
  4. "Rewarding experience"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Monrovia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Develop meaningful relationships with students, see positive growth in students

    Cons

    Off hours, possibility of unpredictable schedule changes

    C2 Education2019-08-27
  5. "Fulfilling job, sales-oriented"

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    Former Employee - Center Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Student success stories, interactions with families, great culture

    Cons

    Challenging sales situations, non-supportive district managers, no marketing funds, difficulty hiring quality staff with little help with recruitment

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that not every market is the right fit for your locations, District Managers need to nurture and develop their people and not overwhelm staff so they can make their quarterly commissions, expand corporate team to fit the needs of growing centers (i.e. recruitment and marketing)

    C2 Education2019-08-23
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Awful mangament worsened by horrible upper mangament"

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    Former Employee - Teacher 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    students fellow teachers location toilet only broke every other month

    Cons

    No idea how to schedule teachers/students rush for money

    C2 Education2019-08-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible work environment"

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    Former Employee - Center Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with some nice families. Easy to park near Center. Snacks available.

    Cons

    Despite efforts to present itself as an education company, it is all about sales, and the product is a hard sell. The 3:1 may work in theory, but few tutors adhere to it, and the director is too busy selling to manage the teaching staff properly. A lot of time is wasted on lead calls, often calling people who clearly are not interested. The turnover is huge, from the corporate leadership to the tutors. This is not... the sign of a well managed enterprise. Most people I trained with have quit or been let go.

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    C2 Education2019-09-03
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Hard Sales Position"

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    Former Employee - Center Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education full-time

    Pros

    The primary benefits of this position were working with the students and teachers. Unlike other reviews here, management in my region was very nice but still very sales focused. There is a great capacity to make good money in bonuses.

    Cons

    * Even with recent efforts, education is not what is at the core of the company. * High stress * Terrible work-life balance, expect to work around 50+ hours per week, was hardly ever able to take vacation time * Unresponsive, and sometimes very rude, corporate team

    C2 Education2019-07-18
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic work culture from management"

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    Former Employee - Tutor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at C2 Education part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to help a range of students from elementary to high school level. Workbooks to help students progress. Flexible schedule. Easy pay.

    Cons

    There is a history of lawsuits against C2 Education for exploiting their teachers. Lack of follow through regarding promises of compensation for training and pay raises. HR is usually unhelpful and protect only the interests of upper management. High turnover of teachers and Center Directors. CDs can either make or break a Center; they have high pressure to meet a monthly sales quota. C2 Education... is driven to make a profit (charging parents an upwards of $80 an hour while teachers get paid $20-$30 per hour) rather than provide high quality education.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire trustworthy Center Directors and ask for references from their former employers. Have HR take the claims of the employees seriously and take swift action when an issue arises. Edit and improve the quality of the books. Implement recycling nation-wide for every center.

    C2 Education2019-08-04
  10. "Steady but Stress"

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    Current Employee - Center Director 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C2 Education full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility, promising result for student achievement

    Cons

    Stress on Budget, nothing is ever good enough, not much of business support , it sink or swim.

    Advice to Management

    Less Micromanage

    C2 Education2019-07-06
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