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.