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Smarthinking Writing Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2014
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Online Writing Tutor Interview

Online Writing Tutor

I applied online and interviewed at Smarthinking.

Interview Details – Job required a resume and cover letter. After submitting those, I was sent a couple example essay to review. Upon completion of those, I was offered the position. Everything was done via email.

Interview Question – I had to get a form notarized in order to work with the company, and I had trouble finding a notary who would sign it. I had to request a different form in order to move forward with the hiring company.   Answer Question

Accepted Offer

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Online Writing Tutor Interview

Online Writing Tutor

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Smarthinking.

Interview Details – Complete multiple sample essays per their guidelines.

Interview Question – None, just follow the rules.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Online Writing Lab Tutor Interview

Online Writing Lab Tutor

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Smarthinking in August 2010.

Interview Details – The recruitment process started for me with an advertisement that I saw in March, which had an April or May deadline. I first heard via email that they were interested in my application about a month after I applied. I was given a skills test (a couple of untimed essays to review according to SMARTHINKING's form) to complete and send back by a deadline. Did that and a few weeks later, I received a positive response, and then received an additional skills test (if I recall correctly) and was asked for permission to check references etc. Then I was scheduled for paid training, which took several weeks. After successfully completing the training, I officially became an employee in September. So, it was a long process from beginning to end, but with lots of down-time in between steps. It was a friendly process.

Interview Question – No real questions. You are asked to comment on the tutoring samples you are given as part of the screening and as part of the training. They can end the process if they are unsatisfied with your progress.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Pay is set, based on degrees (an extra dollar an hour for a master's degree, and then an extra dollar an hour for PhD). No room to negotiate, I don't think.

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