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- 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 3 semaines. J'ai passé une entrevue à Explore Learning (Guildford, Angleterre (Royaume-Uni)) en décembre 2017.
I applied online and received an email less than a week later to arrange a phone interview. The phone interview was great, the interviewer sounded genuinely interested in what I had to say. It was mostly a chat about my CV and what skills I have to offer the company.
I am currently a tutor at explore so I was able to skip the second stage of the process (this is usually an interview held at one of the centres and you do a little role play with the Manager trying to sell a gym membership).
I was invited to the Assessment Day straight away after the phone interview. I was really excited and they sent me an email with the agenda for the day. When I got there, everybody was super friendly and they welcomed me at the door. They provided refreshments and gave us a little presentation about Explore and its history. The day consisted of 2 interviews: the first is a role-play and a presentation about yourself and the second is a one-to-one interview bringing your CV to life. After that, they take you out to dinner, which was really lovely but still pretty formal. At the end of the day we had a group activity, where they just want to see that you can work in a team, listen and contribute to group discussions.
I really enjoyed myself and was really happy when they offered me the job. They got back to me within 2 days, which was amazing!
My advice would be that you really get to know the company before any of your interviews. Make sure you know Explore vision and values and their key competencies and use them to answer your questions.
If you can try and have fun too, that's always a plus!
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