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Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Kaplan.
There are three separate "interviews." The first is a video audition (~2 min). The second is an interview with a current tutor; you have to teach him or her a few problems and answer some questions. The third interview is with a hiring manager, and that covers more of your educational and previous work experience.
- What would you do if someone you were tutoring had someone else sit in on your tutoring session? Answer Question
Helpful (2)No Offer
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kaplan.
Had a Human Resource phone screen that was very lengthy. After that, a face-to-face interview was scheduled. There was more than on person for the interview and walk through the campus.
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Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Kaplan (New York, NY) in March 2014.
They had me do a mock lesson as an interview. I thought it was pretty much a question of hiring me or not - I didn't realize that my hourly pay would also be set based on what they perceived my ability to be and never change after that. Anyway, if you apply here, bring all you have to impress them in the mock lesson: make it student-centered and communicative. And it is probably best to make it something for advanced students as Kaplan has a lot of more advanced students.
When I got the job offer I was surprised at the hourly rate they paid as it was significantly less than I would have expected. However I assumed that it would be the same for every new teacher. Later I realized that most of my coworkers make a couple bucks more than me per hour and getting any kind of raise is pretty much a joke. That is pretty frustrating. I wish I had thought of trying to negotiate at all.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kaplan (New York, NY) in March 2014.
Several phone calls and a group video call. Basic questions about background, why interested in the job, what skills you can bring and opportunity to ask questions. Make sure to read the job description closely and to understand what is necessary on the job. Also will help to research the people you may be working with ahead of time. In many ways the organization is traditional with leadership having the greatest say in the hiring process along with HR.
- Basic questions about past experience nothing tricky Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Kaplan in February 2014.
Did a phone screen. Then was selected for a 1 on 1 interview. Did a Face to face interview with three managers. They asked basic interview questions. Took about 2 weeks from initial phone call. Easy interview process. They do a credit check, and they check whether or not you are in good standing with any of your student loans.
- Tell about a time when you had to work with a difficult co-worker. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at Kaplan (Alpharetta, GA) in January 2014.
Well the interview process was not very difficult. They emailed shortly after I applied to set up interview time. He called and asked some questions about my experience and goals. Also where do I see myself type question.
- Where do I see myself in the next 5 years? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Kaplan.
You will be doing a 10 min teach back which can be on absolutely anything . Do not include personal info into your teach back . This will be in front of 6-7 head honchos you must be able pull into by interest in your topic. You should Bring props and make a PowerPoint if you can . Have ques ready for them as an instructor would . Good luck!!
- How would you engage one student who was not interacting with the rest of class. Without being personal with them how would you help them help themsrlves 1 Answer
If my background check and listed employers came back pos salary would be based on experience
- Accepted Offer
Application, phone screening from HR, in person interview with hiring manager. Several more interviews with additional influencers. Fly to corporate to meet with VPs and other area managers. Entire process can take six to eight weeks to complete. Background check, drug test, and final offer made once results have been submitted.
- Typical interview questions. Why you? What do you bring to the table? Answer Question
- No OfferEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Kaplan.
They asked me to audition less than 24 hours after I applied. They asked me to interview less than 24 hours after I sent in my audition. Then they didn't get back to me about the interview for over 2 weeks. After I finally had the first interview they asked me to do the second interview and they would send me the details. They never did and I contacted my only contact there several times but never heard back again. Oh well.
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- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at Kaplan (Burien, WA) in August 2013.
After applying on line I heard back from them asking for an interview within five days. I went in for the interview, and both the "School Director" (site director) and the incumbent in the position I was applying for interviewed me. It was a cordial interview and I thought it went well. They asked the normal sorts of questions. It pays about $20-22 and hour and is only 25 hours per week.
- This position is working with students who are coming to the US to learn English and helping them plan where they'll stay and other logistics. They did ask how I would communicate with people if neither of us spoke any of the other's language. I had some strategies that they seemed satisfied with (but since I wasn't sure of their policies, that was a bit difficult. Interestingly they don't require that you speak specific languages for the job. They said that about 30% of their participants are Japanese. 1 Answer
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