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Updated Jun 30, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

City Wide Director Interview

City Wide Director

Interviewed at Varsity Tutors

Interview Details – You meet with 3-4 people asking the same questions. I am sure to verify your submission levels. They will even fly you somewhere and take you to breakfast or lunch but don't really ask you anything there.

Negotiation Details – N/A


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Tutor Interview

Tutor
Fremont, CA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Varsity Tutors in June 2014.

Interview Details – Found an ad listing on Craigslist, filled out application. Received a text message and email to schedule a phone interview just hours after I had filled out the application. Phone interview took place three days later (first available time they had)--which took about 20 minutes. Interviewer asked me about my availability, range at which I would be willing to drive for clients, experience with tutoring (which is super important), subjects I would be willing to tutor, etc. At the end of the phone interview the interviewer will let you know whether you qualify for a in person interview, which takes place over a video platform called zoom (pretty user friendly). I was able to schedule the in person interview for the next day.

They say the in person interview will take 1 hour, but it only took 20 minutes for me! After clarifying availability and driving range, the interviewer will give you a few questions in each subject material (screen sharing) that you can tutor and will ask you answer them. As long as you get about half of them right and EXPLAIN CLEARLY your reasoning and how you got the answer (don't just blurt out an answer after seconds of silence), you should be fine. Depending on how you do, the interviewer will give you a chance to ask questions about the company and will send an email with the contract and auto insurance forms to esign. Good luck!

Interview Question – Even though I had taken a Human Anatomy and Physiology class in high school, the questions that the interviewer asked me to do were nothing I had ever seen before. So make sure to pick subjects that you did really well in high school or college (meaning B+/A- or higher)!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – $14/hour seems to be the flat rate in my area.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Certified Tutor Interview

Certified Tutor
Atlanta, GA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Varsity Tutors in December 2011.

Interview Details – I answered an ad seeking tutors; I think it may have been on Craigslist. The company responded very quickly and requested a phone interview. During the phone interview, the interviewer covered the basic structure of the company and job (tutors answer to market directors, hours are logged in an online system, payment is disbursed via direct deposit, this job should not be a primary means of support due to seasonal fluctuations in tutoring requests, etc). I told the interviewer what subjects I was comfortable tutoring, and she set up a face-to-face interview with a recruiter in my area so that I could take mini-tests to verify that I could tutor the subjects I said I was capable of tutoring. The tests were pretty simple, but I was a bit miffed that I was expected to recall specific formulas without being allowed to look them up - how often do we remember every detail of a subject without using reference materials? I also had to submit to a background check and provide auto insurance verification. I was emailed most of the documents, including my contract, to e-sign. Once all the paperwork was complete, I began receiving tutoring requests via email.

Negotiation Details – There's really no room for negotiation. They offer you the same hourly wage they offer every other tutor in your market. There is some room for a raise eventually, but it's only by a couple dollars per hour.


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Varsity Tutors Interview

Varsity Tutors

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Varsity Tutors in May 2014.

Interview Details – Interview is done on phone with very strong questions. They were able to answer my questions clearly and were friendly and warm during interview call. At the end of them asking me questions, they asked how they could help me best understand the opportunity. Did I have any questions about the company or the role was helpful.

Interview Question – What was your greatest disappointment in your last job.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I was concerned about not being able to get enough hours to earn what I needed. Not a good fit for me but I believe it is a strong company that others would appreciate working with.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Tutor Interview

Tutor

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Varsity Tutors.

Interview Details – Simple phone interview, asked about my availability and tutorial experience. Online interview was short since I only want to teach one subject. They let me did some questions based on the subject that I want to teach, and they asked what kind of teaching strategy I'd like to use.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Academic Tutor Interview

Academic Tutor
Miami, FL

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Varsity Tutors in March 2014.

Interview Details – Application process was quick and straightforward. Once you contact them through the website, they send you an e-mail to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview is an initial screening where they ask you why do you want to work there and what are your expectations. After that, they schedule you for a video interview. This one is much more difficult, it consists of regular interview questions and tests on the subjects you want to teach.

Interview Question – None of questions were difficult or unexpected.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – At the end of the video interview I was offered a position. They send you a contract via e-mail and other paperwork needed. Salary was non-negotiable.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Academic Tutor Interview

Academic Tutor

I applied online and interviewed at Varsity Tutors.

Interview Details – I applied online and was notified the following day via text message and email. Set up an phone interview

Interview Question – First asked how I found out about Varsity tutor and why I was interested to work for them. They then if I had any experience working as a tutor and my availability   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Certified Tutor Interview

Certified Tutor

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Varsity Tutors in February 2014.

Interview Details – The first interview is a phone interview that lasted about 20 minutes. I was asked some basic questions such as salary expectations and then I was subsequently invited for an online interview. The online interview lasted about an hour and consisted most of the recruiter testing me on all the subjects I applied to tutor for.

Interview Question – I was tested on all the subjects I applied to tutor for. Since I checked about 15 subjects, I spent a lot of time answering the test questions.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Recruiter Interview

Recruiter
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Varsity Tutors.

Interview Details – Interview was done via Skype, which I find to be creepy


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tutor Interview

Tutor

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Varsity Tutors in July 2013.

Interview Details – At first, there was a phone interview. That was relatively easy, as they just wanted to see if you actually knew your material. Then there was the Skype interview with a regional director where I planned a lesson and fielded multiple questions that they asked. Afterwards, they sent me the relevant documents and background check.

Interview Question – Nothing really, tell me about yourself and what's the most difficult situation you ever dealt with.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They asked me how much I wanted in terms of salary. They told me that 25 is their starting rate, but I should've negotiated for higher.

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