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SAT Teacher/Tutor Interview

SAT Teacher/Tutor
Sacramento, CA

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions in September 2013.

Interview Details – After submitting an application, I was emailed the next day by a talent recruiter. I then submitted an audition video. A few days after, I was told to schedule an interview with the manager. There was a wait of 2 weeks because she was on vacation. The interview was fine and the questions were fairly standard. I then had to prepare for another audition except this time, the audition was live via video feed. Other questions followed the audition. I submitted to a background screen and my references told me they were asked to fill out a form. I was informed the next morning after my references returned their forms.

Interview Question – Not many difficult questions. They do ask "hypothetical situation" questions such as how you would interact with a disinterested student or what would you do if the classroom is locked.   Answer Question

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Test Prep Teacher (G-MAT/GRE/SAT/ACT Interview

Test Prep Teacher (G-MAT/GRE/SAT/ACT

I applied online and interviewed at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

Interview Details – First, you have to record an audition, which makes sense since you have to prove that you can teach. After that you're notified for an interview, which was done on Skype. The questions were pretty basic, like what are you passionate about and what makes you qualified to be a great teacher. That only last about 25 minutes. There were a lot of questions about availability and comfort level with class size and travel to teaching locations. Then, a third online interview called a "technical evaluation." This was still online, for a teaching position in a classroom of live students. But was assigned four questions. Didn't end up having to do them all and a lot of questions that amounted to how much would you really care about the job and how committed are you?

Interview Question – If you had a student who was really struggling with the material and was ready to give up on the class, how would you respond to that student?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Worried about having to follow a certain curriculum and didn't know if there would be freedom to do what you know is best with the class.

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Test Prep Teacher (G-MAT/GRE/SAT/ACT Interview

Test Prep Teacher (G-MAT/GRE/SAT/ACT
Boulder, CO

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions.

Interview Details – There were some emails leading to a videoconferencing screening, with 5-6 of us... where we taught something for 2 minutes.

Interview Question – It's been a while since this happened, so I don't actually remember. The topics for us to teach were shared in advance though, so they would not be ground-breaking.   Answer Question

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Test Prep Teacher (G-MAT/GRE/SAT/ACT Interview

Test Prep Teacher (G-MAT/GRE/SAT/ACT
New Brunswick, NJ

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions in March 2009.

Interview Details – Fairly straight forward process for the initial resume submission and interview. I submitted my resume online and got a call for an in-person interview. The difficult part of the "interview" came afterwards when candidates were placed in an intense 5 session (I think) teacher training course when we're taught how to teach Kaplan's method the Kaplan way. It was a good training course, but a few people in my group did not make it to the final round. Out of 5 people in my group, only 2 survived to get an actual offer at the end of the course.

Interview Question – At the end of each "training session," was asked by the trainer how I felt I did in that session and what I felt I could improve on, what my overall weaknesses were.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Standard hourly rate for new teachers.

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Accepted Offer

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SAT Teacher Interview

SAT Teacher
Vienna, VA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions in September 2009.

Interview Details – Fill out application and give a 5 minute presentation on how to do something (non-academic)

Interview Question – Teach me how to do something   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotation

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SAT Teacher Interview

SAT Teacher

Interviewed at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions

Interview Details – Round 1: Interviews are conducted online, through webchat with multiple other interviewees. You are given a choice of five questions to teach a few days before the meeting. You have a time limit of five minutes to teach the question -- it is important to remember this time limit!

Round 2: One-on-one interview with a hiring manager. Standard interview questions.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Kaplan?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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SAT Teacher/Tutor Interview

SAT Teacher/Tutor

The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions in September 2011.

Interview Details – Follow up so they don't forget about you! The stuff others have posted is right. Also you will only have to retest if your scores are expired (past 5 years). They send you a pdf; you must get a 96% on verbal or math depending on what yo want to tutor.

Interview Question – Why do you want to teach for Kaplan? Why do you think you're qualified?   Answer Question

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