Sylvan Learning Centers Reviews

Updated Sep 16, 2020

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3.6
72%
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Sylvan Learning Centers Chief Executive Officer John McAuliffe (no image)
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61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible hours, fun to be around kids who are eager to learn(in 35 reviews)

  • "Working with kids, families and helping them to grow educationally(in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Since it is on a part-time basis, the turnover of teachers is sometimes too abrupt and troublesome(in 23 reviews)

  • "Low pay no benefits training not paid until after you have worked there 6 months should be paid more per hour(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tutor in Winnipeg, MB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sylvan Learning Centers part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Treat staff great and hours when you want.

    Cons

    Can get busy during shift sometimes.

  2. "Fun atmosphere but low pay"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Fredericton, NB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sylvan Learning Centers part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, great kids, fun work

    Cons

    Low pay for teaching and managing children

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  3. "Low pay but easy work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sylvan Teacher in Windsor, ON

    I worked at Sylvan Learning Centers part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good way to get teaching experience; lesson materials are prepared for you

    Cons

    low pay (qualified teachers are paid the same as unqualified teachers)

  4. "Overall good outlook!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Tutor in Hamilton, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sylvan Learning Centers part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The classrooms are pretty equipped with all the teaching materials.

    Cons

    Not many hours of work.

  5. "Low Pay"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Tutor in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sylvan Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    All materials are provided (albeit poorly made)

    Cons

    low pay poor management poor crisis management

  6. "Great place to gain experience"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Teacher in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sylvan Learning Centers part-time

    Pros

    Get exposure to math, reading, writing, study skills for all grades and ages. Small ratio. Building relationships with students.

    Cons

    Would love more hours but I am fine with teaching after school and weekends!

  7. "Sylvan learning"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Director of Education in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sylvan Learning Centers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great learning and the program is effective Great boss

    Cons

    Poor pay and long hours

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  8. "Great steady position"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Centre Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sylvan Learning Centers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    - great place to work with children from k to 12 - hands on experience with curriculum development - flexible schedule - smaller company, everyone is friendly

    Cons

    - vacation and benefits can't be compared to corporate companies - not much of a career path

  9. "Amazing job at sylvan learning center"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Sylvan Learning Centers part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good programs, no prep

    Cons

    The rate of pay was not very high for my qualifications

  10. Helpful (2)

    "No Room for Growth"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Center Director in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sylvan Learning Centers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with kids was a great experience, especially seeing them gain confidence and improve academically.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, usually 11-7, sometimes 12-8. No room for growth. Once you are a center director, unless you somehow get your foot in the door to corporate, there are no promotions. The job is also very sales driven, pressuring parents to pay an astronomical amount of money for programs their kids don't necessarily need.

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