Florida Virtual School
2.3 of 5 133 reviews
www.flvs.net Orlando, FL 1000 to 5000 Employees

Florida Virtual School Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2014
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FLVS Instructor Interview

FLVS Instructor
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Florida Virtual School.

Interview Details – I applied over 8 months ago, I had a phone pre screening, then was asked to come to an in person interview with other candidates. Then, about 1 month ago they called and wanted to set up a direct phone interview. I was then offered the job and sent to a two day training. They will ask questions based off of your resume and be ready to provide examples of your work and scenarios.

Interview Question – How would you see yourself collaborating with other teachers at Florida Virtual School?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. It is a set salary with stipend.

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Teacher Interview

Teacher

I applied online and the process took 9 months - interviewed at Florida Virtual School in January 2013.

Interview Details – 2 phone interviews, a group interview and one face-to-face. The phone interview was with one HR person, the group seemed to be where they tried to scare us of the work load, the last face-to-face is where the job was offered.

Interview Question – How do you handle feeling overwhelmed?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Instructor Interview

Instructor

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Florida Virtual School.

Interview Details – Interview Steps:
1. Applied online. Within a few minutes of applying, I had an email from FVS asking me to take an online personality quiz. The questions were really easy and it they asked how you would react in a situation.
2. About 45 days later I received a call to schedule a phone interview. Phone interview took place a week later. It lasted about 30 minutes and the interviewer was very nice/professional and asked questions about how you would or have handle situations in the classroom. At the end of the call he said that he would recommend that I move to the next round, which is the R squared session at their office in Orlando on Metrocenter Blvd.
Step 2.5: In between my phone interview and my R squared session, I was asked to provide a copy of my teaching certificate, along with 2 recommendation letters from current/former supervisors.
3. Attended the R squared session (about 2 weeks after the phone interview) and I had a great time. The morning consisted of introductions, excel project (make sure you know how to paste data into excel, as well as sort it and color/shade the cells), Lego "team building" exercise, and writing assignment. There were about 40 people in my session of all ages, races and taught many different types of subjects. They let you take about an hour lunch and then you reconvene for the afternoon where current employees of FVS speak to you and tell you more about being an instructor and what is expected of you. They also opened the floor up for questions and allowed our group to ask anything that we had questions about.

After the session is over you will receive an email letting you know if you have been placed into the potential instructor pool or if they do not think you would be a good fit. If you are accepted into the pool, they said it could be a few months, or up to a year before you are selected for a final interview and an open position. Open positions are based on enrollment and they only hire an instructor if they have enough students to fill a class.

Interview Question – Why do you want to teach specifically for FVS?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No, the salary levels are set and there is no room for negotiation.

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Math Instructor Interview

Math Instructor
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Florida Virtual School.

Interview Details – Applied online for general Instructor position, Phone Interview (15 mins) with general teaching questions, Virtual Informational Session (1 hr), Group Interview (9:30-4:00) worked with other teachers on different FLVS work at home scenerios and general info session, one on one virtual interview

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FLVS Teacher Interview

FLVS Teacher

Interviewed at Florida Virtual School

Interview Details – After taking two Internet surveys about my feelings about education, students, etc, I was called to set up a phone interview. The interview lasted about 30 minutes and I was asked several standard teacher interview questions. At the end of the call, I was told that I was recommended to move to the next step which will be various Webinars and a panel interview on Skype since I live outside of Florida.

Interview Question – What one word is the most important attribute of a teacher?   View Answer

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Finance Department Interview

Finance Department

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Florida Virtual School.

Interview Details – Telephone interview with the HR staffing specialist, then a panel interview with the hiring manager and others.

Interview Question – Many questions were behavioral interview questions and few about past experiences.   Answer Question

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FLVS Teacher Interview

FLVS Teacher

I applied online and interviewed at Florida Virtual School.

Interview Details – Standard questions on classroom management, grading, and teaching philosophy.

Negotiation Details – No negotiation option.

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Social Science Instructor Interview

Social Science Instructor

I applied through other source and interviewed at Florida Virtual School.

Interview Details – Surveys, phone interviews and face-to-face interviews. Questions focus on specific situations and they want you draw from personal experience. The face-to-face interview is all day. Be prepared to write an email and do a computer skills assessment. After the assessment several principals provide the bulk of the information. Their main goal is to paint a clear picture of what it is like to work for FLVS.

Interview Question – Only difficult aspect is the waiting to hear back from FLVS. Be patient! I only say it is difficult because of the many interview steps. But each step is necessary in order to find committed employees.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations

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Math Instructor Interview

Math Instructor
Orlando, FL

I applied online - interviewed at Florida Virtual School in January 2013.

Interview Details – I am really surprised. Six months after phone interview, long after giving up hope of getting a call, I got invited to the face to face interview. I am headed to Orlando Jan 19th.

Interview Question – I have been told I will take a subject matter test for Geometry.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I have not gotten a job offer yet, just an offer for the interview. There is a pre-interview phone con to get to know the expectations of the company. I am pretty intimidated by the amount of negative feedback left on this website. Would love to have a regular paycheck, though, so hoping for adjunct position.

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FLVS Instructor Interview

FLVS Instructor
Orlando, FL

I applied online and the process took 8 months - interviewed at Florida Virtual School in September 2013.

Interview Details – The first real interview, after the online application and two psychological tests, was conducted by telephone and lasted forty five minutes. After the phone interview, the interviewer told me that he would recommend that I continue in the application process. Three weeks later I received a phone call and I scheduled an internet based learning session and the "Round 2" interview in Orlando.

The Round 2 interview is a group workshop in Orlando at their corporate headquarters. It's not really an interview. You meet there with many other applicants and listen to a few speeches by human resources personnel who tell you about the company and what to expect while working there. You are also required to engage in a competitive Lego building game during which time you are constantly observed by three human resources people who are taking notes.

At the end of the day the human resources person who gave the presentation promised that we would all receive an email, in exactly ten days. that would tell us whether we would continue along in the hiring process. It's been fifteen days, as of now, and I still haven't seen an email.

I would suggest that any new job applicant carefully read all of the online reviews written by long time and new employees at FLVS to learn about the job they are actually applying for. During the Round 2 they made it very clear, that as an instructor, you are expected to work between sixty and eighty hours a week, including weekends. If you do the math and divide your salary by the number of hours you are working, you will see that you will only be making ten dollars an hour. Furthermore, the management seems out of touch and the employee turnover is very high. For example, of all the people I met during the Round 2, who were actually employees at FLVS, none of them had been employees for more than six months. This is a big red flag for me.

In addition, I am disappointed that I didn't receive an email from them, as they explicitly promised to send, in ten days. I took an unpaid day off work to drive four hours to Orlando, at four o'clock in the morning, to spend a day being interviewed and observed at their company without being paid for my time. As a result, I don't think it is out of order to expect a follow up phone call to let me know that either I got the job or that they decided to hire another candidate. This is entirely unprofessional and it seems to be highly indicative, from what I have ascertained by reading other reviews, of the FLVS corporate culture, especially their attitude towards employees.

My advice to jobseekers is to completely avoid this company. They have a great sales pitch but the reality will be much different when you walk through the door. Good luck.

Interview Question – There are not any difficult questions, in my opinion.   Answer Question

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