Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Developing the future

    29 Apr 2021 - Spanish Teacher 
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    Pros

    I love this new way of teaching. This is the future.

    Cons

    Will we have summer classes?

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  1. 5.0
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    Great company and great peopke

    23 Jun 2021 - Teacher 
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    Pros

    Great support from Academic Coaches and lots of opportunities to work with great students and teachers all over the US!

    Cons

    While I enjoy the challenges of online teaching, it might not be the right fit for everyone.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Lots of effort, little reward, no endorsement

    28 May 2021 - Instructor 
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    Pros

    Elevate kept me on my toes with three very different supervisors over the course of my first semester. The online platform is very limited and instructors are kept to a script. Many of the slides were flawed or wrong. QZs (i.e., quizzes) had wrong answers loaded so I learned to improvise and put on a brave face. Students were languishing from Covid isolation and my EA ("Classroom Coach") enabled them physical (food, school supplies), while allowing them to sleep through class. I found Polls and Open ended questions to wake them up and get them engaged. If you want to challenge your creativity at the expense of covering instructional material, this is a great place to work remotely.

    Cons

    Elevate is highly bureaucratic and management-centric. They are discouraged from giving Instructors endorsements (e.g., LinkedIn) who may want to return to the classroom once vaccinated. Academic Coaches (i.e., AP or supervisor) manage their instructors by focusing on what teachers control, which is little beyond prep of error strewn materials, delivery, and attempts at student engagement as "a talking head". The pedagogic model is broken in that Instructors are not teachers of record and therefore have no leverage over students (to coaches, to parents, to admin). As a non-district employee, my advice is to grin and bear it for the $20 and extended instructional experience.

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