Florida Virtual School Interview Questions

Updated Jul 30, 2014
Updated Jul 30, 2014
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    FLVS Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No, the salary levels are set and there is no room for negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Math Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    FLVS Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • What one word is the most important attribute of a teacher?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Finance Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Florida Virtual School.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • Many questions were behavioral interview questions and few about past experiences.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    FLVS Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Florida Virtual School.

    Interview Details

    Standard questions on classroom management, grading, and teaching philosophy.

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation option.
    Accepted Offer
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Social Science Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    FLVS Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Florida Virtual School in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Recieved two calls from HR for phone interviews. They both requested I go to Orlando for 4-square group interview. I went. They said everyone there was now in the instructor canddate pool. It was Oct of 2013- almost a year ago. This is a waste of time, if they want to hire you they will send an offer- the candidate pool is just a joke, on the interviewee. Wasted time driving 3 hours for a group interview- inconsiderate corporate practice for candidates they put in to a "wait list". It is a preview of how you will be treated if hired.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain how you would keep individual students motivated.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    FLVS Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Florida Virtual School.

    Interview Details

    Multiple "personality" tests to complete and a phone interview. Later to be foolowed by a full day length in person interview. In that one, there is a content area test. You are also interviewed with several other candidates at the same time. It gives it a bit of a Survivor feel.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Heard too many band things about them from others and from the guy who interviewed me.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    FLVS Instructor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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