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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Kaplan Tutoring in March 2014.

    Interview

    After I applied online, I heard back straight away, which was positive. In the first week, I had to present an online video of me teaching. After that, I had a one-on-one interview with a hiring member of Kaplan. Finally, I had to go through a technical evaluation where I had to pretend I was teaching to a class. All the while, the HR department replies to your questions almost immediately, sometimes 5 minutes after sending. In the end, when I was rejected, I asked for feedback and improvements on my teaching skills, and ironically, there is no reply at all.

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    • What do you do if you get to a Kaplan center and the door is locked?   1 Answer
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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Kaplan Tutoring (Irvine, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    The interview was done in two parts. The first part is a group interview, which I am guessing is to filter people out. The second was a one-on-one interview. The employees at the center were very nice and personable. In both interviews, they ask the applicants to teach a "mini-lesson." This is not too difficult, as the topics are usually elementary school level.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you say to the parents of your student who feel that their child should be at a higher level?   Answer Question
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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Kaplan Tutoring (San Jose, CA) in November 2009.

    Interview

    Phone interview with a nice lady. She asked about interests in teaching, age group, and qualifications. She described the work environment and that personal transportation would be a requirement. She also made clear that friendships and a mentor-mentee type relationship was encouraged (almost expected).

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    Kaplan Premier Tutoring Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Kaplan Tutoring (San Francisco, CA) in October 2009.

    Interview

    I interviewed with my direct manager and the manager of the center when it was SCORE! (later bought out by Kaplan Tutoring).

    Great company when it was SCORE due to better communication between supervisors and workers. I didn't have to go through the interview process again when it became Kaplan Tutoring. Be enthusiastic, positive, and love kids. Office culture/work culture was very by the book once Kaplan took over. Everything the tutors said and did was scripted and the managers were constantly on the tutors to stick to the script (not so great, when the script has typos, repeat assignments, miscalculations in the math books). Hopefully, things have changed.

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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Kaplan Tutoring in December 2010.

    Interview

    It took them quite fast to reply to my application. The interview were essentially done in three part, a phone interview, a face-face interview and a mini lesson.

    The first part was a phone interview., The lady was friendly and sounded yound. She asked about my qualifications and my subject area. She was pleased with my replies and invited me down for a face to face interview. The face to face interview was conducted by the center's manager. She was a middle aged lady and really experience in the educational field. During the interview she shared about the history of the centre and what the job of a tutor encompasses. She asked about my teaching expereince, qualification and the level which I will be comfortable to teach. But what really left an impression was the question :"What is the most important factor when it comes to teaching children?"

    After the face-face interview, I was asked to conduct a mini-lesson (30 mins) which was easy. I was asked to go back and wait for a reply. It wasn't long for them to get back to me with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you motivate children who doesn't want to learn?   Answer Question
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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kaplan Tutoring in April 2009.

    Interview

    Phone interview first, then in person interview with simulating tutoring and a simple skills test. Initially must train for ~25 hrs before tutoring on your own. Recently changed companies from Score to Kaplan Tutoring.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle a child who refuses to pay attention and distracts fellow students?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    not applicable. no negotiation, hourly rate same for all beginning tutors.

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