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Lavner Education

Tech Instructor

June - July 2022 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Working with kids and making a positive impact on them!

What I wish was different

Communication was a mess. They forgot to add me to their emails, so I never got the orientation change. They also gave me my paycheck 2 weeks late. Training could've been much more thorough; they don't actually help you with teaching kids that are neurodivergent or have neurodevelopment disorders. This was frustrating because I really wanted to be a good influence on them, but the company couldn't help me.

Advice

You'll be teaching many different kids from different backgrounds. I ended up doing a lot of research on how to teach different kids, and it really helped me through until I ultimately decided to resign.
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Instructor

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

On site team and direct supervisors worked well together despite difficulty from upper management

What I wish was different

Better organization and collaboration between instructors and corporate officr

Advice

Don’t do it
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Remote Instructor

June - August 2021 • Narberth, PA

What I liked

Preplanned curricula and weekly schedules for each class made it easy to keep campers moving between activities to keep them engaged.

What I wish was different

Sometimes, I would teach camps with curricula that were lacking in content. I’d resort to making my own lectures/challenges in these situations. It was manageable, but it is a potential area of improvement.

Advice

Make sure you like working with kids. A lot of the time, the campers are attentive and respectful, but not always. The hardest part for me was managing those campers who weren’t engaged or were causing problems for others.
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Lead/teacher

June - August 2021 • Indianapolis, IN

What I liked

Nothing

What I wish was different

Actual communication rather than removing me from the slack and not scheduling me for OVER a month

Advice

Don’t treat your employees like trash
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Lead Technology Instructor

June - August 2019 • Narberth, PA

What I liked

I enjoyed having a positive impact on children’s lives.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Technology Instructor

May - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Technology related

What I wish was different

More organization

Advice

Take weeks off
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Technology Instructor

June - August 2018 • Fort Washington, PA

What I liked

I liked working with kids and revisiting my coding skills.

What I wish was different

The syllabi they provide can be kind of a mess and don't necessarily work for each group of kids. It can also be kind of hectic jumping around to different sites.

Advice

Be flexible and don't worry about things too much because the kids will have a good time regardless.
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Camp Counselor

June - August 2018 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Adapting to work with children for long periods of time was a very fun and rewarding experience.

What I wish was different

Determining with other counselors how to delegate equipment (which at times there was not enough equipment to fit our needs) and setting it up under a strict time constraint at the beginning of each week was frequently difficult.

Advice

Genuinely enjoying your time with the campers will make the experience much more enjoyable.
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Technology Instructor

June - August 2018 • Princeton, NJ

What I liked

Fun atmosphere

What I wish was different

How the entire camp was ran

Advice

Its basically customer service for parents
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