Kaplan Test Prep Instructor Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015
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    LSAT Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Kaplan Test Prep.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume and months later got an email asking for my test scores. I did an audition with my webcam where I taught a logical reasoning question for 4 minutes. I was then invited to do a technical interview with a recruiter, where they gave me a list of 4 different questions to prepare to teach and asked me to teach 2 of them.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    LSAT Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Kaplan Test Prep in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received a fairly quick follow-up. I had to record an initial 2-minute audition in which I taught a single Logical Reasoning question. That was followed the next week by an interactive online interview with a Kaplan recruiter where I was asked to teach two questions -- one Logical Reasoning and one Reading Comprehension -- to a hypothetical class.

    Interview Questions
    • "Give me an example of a time you received some negative feedback."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    K12 Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Kaplan Test Prep.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is very formal and can be a bit time consuming, but as a result it is more organized than other hiring processes I have seen. After applying, the initial "interview" is really a short recording. You answer two or three questions in two minutes or less for each question and also speak on a preassigned topic in two different installments for a total of no more than four minutes. This is done on your own time, at home on your own computer. You will receive plenty of instructions on how to do your recording.

    This seems to be just a filter to weed out anyone who is irremediably terrible. After someone reviews your tape you will be called by a recruiting agent. After that phone interview you will be emailed two lessons to choose from and you have to prepare one of them for a thirty minute skype interview.

    Once you have gotten this far the process really speeds up. I finished my phone interview and got an email that day about my availability for a skype interview that same week. In reality you only have to teach about fifteen minutes of your lesson because after that the interviewer has a few standard interview questions to ask, and finally you can ask a few questions before your thirty minutes is up.

    After all that is finished you have to have a background check (since you'll be working with students) and if you don't have finger prints on file with the DOE you will have go to their offices and do that. This was the only part that was really unpleasant as it was rather like going to the DMV, though not quite so long.

    Although it felt like a lot, Kaplan seems to have their process perfected and they're a well-oiled machine so the process will go fairly fast.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are mostly about classroom management style, and difficult experiences you've had and how you overcame them.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Kaplan Test Prep in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first applied online through the Kaplan careers portal and received a follow up email a couple days afterwards telling me to record an audition for a specific question. I recorded it (you get a max of three recordings) and received an email afterwards that I will have a technical interview shortly. I will have it in a couple of days so I will update this process after I complete it.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    GRE Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Kaplan Test Prep in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Filled out online application

    Soon received e-mail inviting me to complete a 'faculty audition' online. E-mail asked several extra questions as well.

    Within a few days I completed the faculty audition, which entailed recording two short videos explaining a sample question. Within a day I was told I had a Skype audition with another recruiter, and I was given another online application to fill out.

    The Skype audition was about half an hour, and it mostly focused on how I had approached the sample question and video, and how that might compare to teaching students in a classroom.

    The next day I received a form e-mail explaining that I would not be hired. There was no explanation given. Both my sample video and interview went very well, so I suspect the position wasn't open in the first place. All in all, about five hours of my time wasted.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do in a classroom if you saw that students weren't following along?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    ACT Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kaplan Test Prep in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Proceeded more than halfway through hiring process: score qualified, audition, filled out online application, then Skype interview. Was told that I would hear from hiring manager in 2-5 days as to whether I would be granted a technical interview. I sent an email thanking the hiring agent for the opportunity to interview. It has been almost two weeks and have not received any communication whatsoever regarding my status. Very disappointed--even if rejected, I would prefer to be informed of decision instead of left hanging.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    GMAT Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    An audition where you have to explain something--anything--to an audience for 15 minutes.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    LSAT Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kaplan Test Prep.

    Interview Details

    I received an email requesting that I complete a short audition within a few days of submitting my application. The flexibility of the process is nice - you can do things on your own time. The audition and subsequent interviews are fairly time-intensive, though. I participated in a video chat interview and was invited to complete the next step but I chose not to continue with the process because the timing of training and when I would actually be working wasn't a good fit.

    Interview Questions
    • If you've never taught before be prepared to discuss (1) why you want to teach and (2) what abilities and skills you have that will make you a good teacher.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    MCAT Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kaplan Test Prep.

    Interview Details

    Application was normal and all online. They ask you for your test scores, etc. Initial 5 minute teaching session where you have to record yourself, then that is followed by an initial interview with a hiring manager by skype, then that is followed on with a technical evaluation. Took a bit of a while.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    GMAT Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Kaplan Test Prep.

    Interview Details

    First score at least in the 90th percentile on a GMAT. It can be an official GMAT or you can go to one of their offices and sit for a mock GMAT right then and there.

    There will be a phone interview. If you pass that then you will be asked to audition. That means you will teach a 5 minute class on any subject except academic. You will do this in front of a small group of people.

    Of course at some point you have to fill out the employment application form.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult part is to ace the GMAT in the first place. The audition is a piece of cake but you should go prepared. Just time yourself at home teaching anything (how to fly a kite, how to dig up fossils, etc.) Of course, if you have fear of public speaking then the audition will be difficult.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation nor salary conversation. Everybody starts off at $20 an hour. Of course, if you are good at negotiation I am sure you can bump that up a bit.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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