J'ai travaillé chez Explore Learning à temps partiel (Plus d'un an)
- The other tutors and centre directors were generally very nice and hard-working. I made some good friends while working at Explore.
- The tutor position teaches you a lot about working under time pressure and explaining things clearly and concisely. These skills have proved very useful since moving on to higher education and other jobs.
- You generally knew where you stood in terms of hours that were expected of you, and your availability was taken into account when deciding shifts, meaning that the work fit well around other commitments.
- There were opportunities for more responsibility if you chose to take them. Several tutors were trained in sales and customer service, and others took the chance to lead classes such as creative writing and "succeed in secondary". I led the creative maths classes and this was a real highlight for me.
- The pay wasn't great (especially for 16- and 17-year-old tutors)
- A big factor in why I chose to leave was that the new centre director didn't seem to be a great fit for the centre - she had a habit of talking down to people, and quickly alienated one of the assistant directors and several experienced tutors. The atmosphere in the centre felt quite different compared to that under the previous centre director. If you have the bad luck to be in this situation, your experience with the company may not be as good as it could be.
- Very rarely (though more often under the new director), I and other tutors were given shifts on days where we weren't available and had specifically indicated this, and were therefore responsible for finding cover, which left a bad taste in my mouth. (In general, though, the shifts were well planned-out and most tutors had a routine worked out with the directors that suited them and the centre well.)
Conseils à la direction
- Be positive, but not artificially so
- Take the time to build meaningful trust with the tutors
J'ai postulé en ligne. Le processus a pris +2 mois. J'ai passé une entrevue à Explore Learning.
Applied online and was called around a month later for a quick phone interview. Was quite easy as she asked generic question and was then called for an assessment day a month later. The assessment day included a group activity, maths and english test, an interview and working with the kids. Was going really well until I had to work with the children. The other candidates had the chance before me when there were around 5 kids, however, during my turn there were only 2 left (a boy and a girl). The girl was already talking to a tutor so I spoke to the boy who was reading chapters for english and had not yet started to answer any questions. I spoke to him for about 5 minutes and was then given feedback and was told that I needed to praise the child more, however, he was only reading the chapter. I was also told I needed to interact with the girl more who was speaking to a tutor the whole time I was with the boy and I felt rude interrupting. When the interviewer was giving the feedback I felt as if she didn't take into account what the children were doing which was rather annoying. After the feedback, I got the chance to talk to the girl who was doing a maths activity and I took into account the feedback and was actually able to praise her because she was doing questions and answering the right.
I heard back a few days later and was not given the job because I didn't praise the children enough, which made me rather annoyed because there were only 2 kids and one of them was already talking to a tutor and the other was reading. Felt as if they just used any excuse not to give me the job which put me off. I also have lots of experience working with children as a tutor so that was not the problem
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