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Mathnasium Reviews

Updated 23 May, 2018
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Pros
  • loved working with kids of all ages (in 49 reviews)

  • It's an enjoyable part-time job for college students (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • somewhat low pay given that qualifications are pretty high (in 36 reviews)

  • Only part time (about 20 hours per week) (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Math Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mathnasium part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    a supportive environment
    nice job
    lovely kids

    Cons

    working at dinner time
    work on Saturday


  2. "pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mathnasium part-time

    Pros

    nice, clean environment
    team teaching meaning that if you are having trouble with a student there is someone else to help
    kids are generally very kind and sweet

    Cons

    somewhat low pay given that qualifications are pretty high
    hours are afterschool, and generally have to commit more hours during the school year while less during breaks (which for a person still studying, it is quite a hassle)

  3. "Math instructor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at Mathnasium part-time

    Pros

    Rewarding and fun. Instructors are great and you get to play games sometimes

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of training. Not a whole lot of hours


  4. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Instructor in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Instructor in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mathnasium part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Easy to apply method. Good part time for graduate students. Uniform provided. Snacks in the centre but not always.

    Cons

    May not have enough shifts for instructors to compensate all employees. Shifts depend on the number of students in a center.

    Advice to Management

    Be accommodating to instructors. Make sure there are equal opportunities for everyone


  5. "Great for students in university/college, or advanced high school students (for e.g. IB or AP students)"

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    Current Employee - Math Instructor in Mississauga, ON
    Current Employee - Math Instructor in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends

    I have been working at Mathnasium part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - It's part-time, so it's easy to manage along with school-work.

    - It's a very easy job: you help students understand concepts that they are having difficulty with. You sit most of the time and you walk around only when moving to help another student.

    - Materials to be taught is very easy - up to grade 12 (calculus and vectors, here in Ontario), so if you're good at math, it's an easy job.

    - You have plenty of ways to teach the students - they give you various tools that can help you in teaching them (they're called manipulatives). For e.g. they have various polyhedra to help students visualize what polyhedra look like. They also have fake money so that it's easier for instructors to teach students about money.

    Cons

    - If you're looking for a full-time position, you probably won't get it.

    - The pay isn't that great

    - No benefits packages

    Advice to Management

    None so far.


  6. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You will productive at the end of the day.

    Cons

    Somewhat energy consuming when center gets busy.


  7. "Fun job, good experience, few hours to be had"

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    Current Employee - Instructor
    Current Employee - Instructor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Mathnasium part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are always great. If you like working with kids, you'll enjoy working at Mathnasium.
    The schedule is often flexible. I personally tried to work as many shifts as possible but I know we often had people on the team only working one or two shifts a week by choice.

    Cons

    Not enough hours to make a living - you need to find another part-time job to fit around the centre's hours if you are trying to support yourself.
    The schedule through the school year is kind of annoying if you work every day it's open. You work Monday-Thursday, have Friday off, then work Saturday, then have Sunday off. It might surprise you how much different having two days off in a row vs. two separate days off can feel for your mental health.
    I found both centres I've worked at to be somewhat unorganized and often the communication with staff about things like schedule changes, summer hours, etc. was delayed or nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Value your instructors and keep them in the loop! And pay them as well as you can :) They are what keep the business going.

  8. "Super flexible schedule"

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, overall a good learning experience

    Cons

    children can be hard to deal with sometimes but you have to try your best


  9. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Math Instructor
    Current Employee - Math Instructor
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    I have been working at Mathnasium (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment is awesome, everyone is friendly and teaching kids math is always a rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Hours aren't so great. Barely makes part-time hours, but it's still fun to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Please replace damaged items quickly and listen to your staff because they just want to help you run the place better.


  10. "math instructor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mathnasium part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very good education system. the manager is very nice

    Cons

    need to manage the time 1 month before work which as a parttime student may be need more time to study

    Advice to Management

    very good! keep it!


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