Cortiva Institute Reviews of Certificates in Esthetician

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  • Annual Tuition: $9,979 - $11,982
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Reviews - Certificates in Esthetician

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  • Reviewed: 1/1/2021
  • Degree: Esthetician
"Currently I am going to school for the Paramedical Esthetician program at the St. Petersburg, Florida location. Overall of the school, I would say that it is average. In general I think the majority of learning is going to be learning in the field after I graduate. The day class is packed, with a ton of students and you will definitely be able to make friends with many of the students. Jeff is very hands on and you will be doing facials from day 1- not bad at all. The only issue I would say is that with so many students in 1 class, there might not be enough of Jeff to go around (hehe) and it gets a little stressful. The night class is a third of the students and Margot is the sweetest and a lot of fun to learn from. She always has the best interest of her students. Margot will have you on the floor laughing, she loves what she does and is one of the girls who truly enjoys what she is teaching. For the most part, it is what you make of it. We all have bad days and sometimes just going to class can turn your day around. It was really easy to get enrolled. They do all of it for you and you will start school the next week. Candace did an amazing job with my financial portion and Morgan helped me through the paperwork. Very nice staff and great teachers at this location."
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  • Reviewed: 4/11/2020
  • Degree: Esthetician
"DO NOT RECOMMEND, when I first started at this school, I was first told that I had to be an esthetician first before I could move on to learn laser treatments, at that time this was a lie, I found out later there were other options that they indicated to me were NOT available. They were available and not just available, available for the same price as they were charging I could have gotten double training for the same price elseware. Students beware and do your home work! Additionally, they can not keep staff, 30% of the time I attended this school our classroom sat devoid of an instructor, we sat in an empty room and were told to catch up on homework as they had no instructor for us today! Now the first few weeks were great, as we had an amazing teacher, but after a few short weeks she moved to California, later the last few weeks were great as well as we were moved into another class with another teacher, and she was wonderful as well, but the middle 2/3rds time we had NO teacher, or a drunk teacher who never showed up and ocationally a sub teacher who was borderline dementia, and rarely a great sub teacher from the night shift. But mostly... NO teacher! I am currently trying to find a way to get my student loans forgiven because this school defaulted on our contract in my opinion. Failure to perform, it is my understanding that in order to be a school and charge for an eduction you MUST have adequate instructors, 100% of the time. They did not. YES I graduated, but that was because of all of the educational materials available online that we went to for our training. you tube videos and phone apps for state board training. Most of my education came from online apps that were downloaded on my phone that I sat and did in an empty classroom, because there was no teacher. I even brought my laptop into the classroom so that I could go online to free resources to get my education while sitting in an empty classroom. So I, and many others feel that there should be a refund available to us. DO NOT GO HERE"
  • Reviewed: 6/16/2019
  • Degree: Esthetician
"I hate this place!!!!!!!!!!!Cortiva phxThe director (JR & R) & director (CK) of education are dumb as dirt. This school could have been a gold mine however; the Incompetency in the upper management is simply unbelievable!!!! they are what reality TV shows are made of (Hollywood you missed out big time at this location).The Director of education thrives on bullying students and having her staff work in a horrific hostile rascist environment daily as she is the antagonist every day, a so called leader of the school. CK is so unhappy and miserable in her own personal life she wants to make everybody as miserable as she is. How very sad to think somebody in a high management position thought she would be good in this position? THANK GOD for karma. karma is a B**** and trust in me karma will pay CK back in the end.The one positive thing in this school was my instructor Miss Jenn if it was not for her I would have NEVER stayed in this school or became the professional I am."
  • Reviewed: 11/28/2018
  • Degree: Esthetician
"DONT COME HERE This school is ignorant. Everything they tell you is a lie, they never let you use school supplies and they make new rules like were children in elementary school everyday. Ms J. is the best thing here. Other than that the corporate and the president and and other high up staff are unsupportive and only care about your money."
  • Reviewed: 8/22/2018
  • Degree: Esthetician
"10/10 would not recommend this school. From the very beginning it was terrible. Went through multiple teachers within the 7.5 months. Wasted a lot of my time. There was constant fighting and arguing for a full 2 months. If I could get my money back I would. The teaching was horrible. It was more like you were on your own kind of thing. Never had a real lecture in class, and half the time we didnt fully finish stuff in the lab. Really disappointed"
Sreach for Better
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2018
  • Degree: Esthetician
"All I can say is Do Not Waste your time!! Going in with some knowledge of skin may help you. Unprofessional, rude immature students and staff. Miss information giving by staff members. Staff members from the instructor to the school director talks about everybody students and staff. Terrible"
Fooled by Cortiva
  • Reviewed: 6/18/2018
  • Degree: Esthetician
"The whole program is OUT OF ORDER from start to finish. Some faculty members including the school president does not have your best interest at heart and miseducated themselves. You will not learn much of whats needed to get you through lab or Clinicals"