Easy-going workplace with practicable tasks
Math and reading instructor (Former Employee) – Flower Mound, TX – 6 June 2016
Working at Kumon was very doable in tandem with attending school throughout the day as the hours were as such. A typical day consisted of signing in, either sitting with a child waiting for an instructor or grading assignments if all students were being worked with. Depending on the age of the child, monitoring their reading and/or math work could take anywhere from ten to forty minutes. Through this job, I learned that acquiring patience is a must whether it is working with children, fellow peers, or elders. It is also important to maintain a good work-ethic and positive attitude towards the tasks at hand. The manager was great and very helpful towards employees as well as customers. I enjoyed working with my co-workers who were also quite helpful and helped guide one another. The most difficult aspect of the job was dealing with the tense environment once every two weeks when the owner of the Kumon would visit as they were quite particularly and scrutinizing towards each employee. They were also quite open about their dissatisfaction in front of the children and customers, which required extreme professionalism to avoid exacerbation of uncomfortable situations. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the kids and getting to know them and their personalities individually.
working with kids, convenient hours
little opportunities to progress in position and salary