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Zara Tutoring

Tutor

May 2019 • Rochester, MI

What I liked

Working at Zara Tutoring has been by far the most rewarding job I have had. I feel valued, appreciated, and heard. Tom truly wants his students and his employees to succeed. I never question where my employment with the company stands, since Tom frequently shares his feedback and his future plans for my position. His communication style is impeccable, and he is always available if I am having trouble or need advice. I love being able to use my degree in Secondary Education in a way that I did not even know was possible. Working with students one-on-one has allowed me to get to know my students on a elevated level that makes it apparent whenever they need more clarification on a topic. I also have the privilege of leading SAT/ACT groups. Through the groups, I am in front of the classroom and teach to more students the value of test strategies and practice. Tom provides ample resources to help guide the one-on-one sessions. This makes my sessions a breeze because I know exactly where to go to provide additional problems for my students. He also provides work-out-solutions so that if there is ever anything I forget, I can use it a resource to refresh my memory. I also appreciate Tom's willingness to work with my schedule. The hours are perfect for me and allow me to still have my weekends and holidays off (like I would if I were a teacher in a school). In addition, if I give him advanced notice, he is more than willing to make reasonable adjustments for time off.

What I wish was different

Advice

It's okay if you don't know every equation when starting out with Zara Tutoring. It took me a bit to be able to jump back and forth between different math topics. I would just tell a student I would look into it and get back to them. They were more than okay with this because it showed them that sometime even I struggle, which I think reassured them.
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Secondary Math Instructor

October 2021 • Rochester Hills, MI

What I liked

I had the best time working for Zara Tutoring. Tom is the best boss I’ve ever had, willing to adjust to all of your needs, makes you feel so important and is extremely organized. This company will make you feel like you’re really making a difference in the kids lives. Also, the students you work with are all great and very respectful. I cannot say enough about how great this position is.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take the time to get to know a little bit about your students before getting into the material. It really will make a difference in your relationship with them and all future tutoring session you have.
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