SOURCE: Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center

August 20, 2012 11:26 ET

Teachers Find Tutoring Jobs to Make Ends Meet

ORADELL, NJ--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - There has been a lot of press recently about teachers taking on second and third jobs in record numbers. According to an Associated Press article in the Huffington Post on 11/11/11, one in five teachers works at least one additional job. Some states report higher figures. In Texas, for example, 41 percent of all teachers have second jobs. Experts say that with low pay, salary freezes, and furloughs, teachers cannot make ends meet unless they moonlight.

While surveys show that teachers augment their primary-job pay with a variety of positions from waiters to DJs, many apply their love of children and educational expertise to tutoring jobs.

Huntington Learning Center, one of the oldest and most successful tutoring franchise companies, hires hundreds of qualified teachers nationwide. Huntington is a good moonlighting option because it provides their teachers with the students, assessment tests, methodology, and materials. An administrator at the center makes appointments and arranges teacher schedules. Teachers can create flexible schedules that fit in with other commitments in their lives.

All Huntington tutors are trained and certified in the Huntington methodology, which includes skill assessments, individualized teaching plans, small group instruction, and frequent conferencing with parents and teachers. The methods pay off with positive results. Hundreds of thousands of students have seen improved grades, better skills, and more confidence. Testimonials as well as program offerings are found at their website: www.HuntingtonHelps.com

Huntington has 35 years of experience in franchise marketing and is one of the most widely recognized tutoring centers in the nation. It is an approved supplemental education provider in 29 states. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. There are nearly 300 Huntington Learning Centers nationwide. With advertising and program development provided at the corporate level, qualified teachers who want to earn an extra paycheck find satisfying work as Huntington tutors.

Huntington recently underwent a comprehensive rebranding campaign to get across the point that they are "The Tutoring Solution." They now offer online enrollment and have expanded their tutoring options to a wide range of subjects in grades K-12. They also provide standardized test preparation including high school, college, and post-college entrance exams. At any given center, Huntington students may be working on phonics, writing, algebra, study skills, or SAT preparation, among other subjects.

When the economy finally eases, we can hope that teachers will see a raise in pay and relief from the need to work two jobs. Meanwhile, at Huntington Learning Center, teachers can augment their school salaries and have another opportunity to play a positive role in their communities.

For more information, please contact Huntington Learning Center at 1-800-CAN-LEARN or visit http://huntingtonhelps.com/.

About Huntington
Founded in 1977, Huntington is a pioneer and leader in the tutoring industry. For over 35 years, Huntington has provided quality instruction to hundreds of thousands of students. Huntington prides itself on being "Your Tutoring Solution" for students in all grades and subjects. They tutor in academic skills, such as reading, phonics, math and study skills; and in advanced math and science subjects ranging from algebra through calculus and general science through physics. They also prepare students for state and standardized entrance exams, such as high school entrance exams and the SAT and ACT.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Laura Gehringer
    Executive Director of Marketing and Advertising
    Huntington Learning Center
    201-261-8400
    GehringerL@hlcmail.com