Los Angeles USD Interview Questions

Updated Sep 11, 2014
Updated Sep 11, 2014
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    Special Education Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There wasn't an official interview when I got hired but I've heard that employees usually sit before a panel consisting of a parent, principal, teacher, and union representative. General questions are asked. They will give you a scenario question and ask what you would do. General reading and math test is administered at a different time, along with fingerprinting.

    Interview Questions
    • Scenario questions can be difficult. You never know what they are going to ask so you need to be prepared for any question. Always have the students' safety and privacy in mind.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Mock Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Los Angeles USD.

    Interview Details

    Had a mock interview set up with someone from LA USD.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    English Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took a day - interviewed at Los Angeles USD.

    Interview Details

    Panel with Principal, Administrator, and sometimes there is a teacher or parent.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you... scenario questions, but as fellow educators we're made for these off the wall scenarios!   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    There wasn't much of an interview process. I got the position after a recommendation through networking. My general impression is that you don't make it into the district without having an "in". Of course, you will have to competent and good at what you do, but you will probably have to network yourself into the mix.

    Accepted Offer
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    High School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Pacific Palisades, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pacific Palisades, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Los Angeles USD in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was initially hired on an emergency credential, but subsequently got a clear teaching credential, after which I was immediately hired at Palisades Charter High School after one interview. Most questions had to do with discipline not education...very little of which takes place in most LAUSD schools. I was hired because I had just finished teaching for 7 years in France and had gotten my clear credential in 2 quarters. The school I was hired to teach at was high performing when compared to the vast majority of failing LAUSD public schools. The thing that is most frustrating is that it would be easier to fix the problems than to maintain the failure, but there are political reasons for the latter.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions had to do with discipline not education...very little of which takes place in most LAUSD schools. I was hired because I had just finished teaching for 7 years in France and had gotten my clear credential in 2 quarters. The school I was hired to teach at was high performing when compared to the vast majority of failing LAUSD public schools. The thing that is most frustrating is that it would be easier to fix the problems than to maintain the failure, but there are political reasons for the latter.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Your are ranked in exclusively based on credential, years of service at any school, and units beyond your BA and teaching credential. You top out on the salary scale with 10 years of service, but there are several minor career increments thereafter.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Adult Education Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Los Angeles USD.

    Interview Details

    I got this job by fluke. I applied as an adult ed sub. Called in one night to sub. I asked the administrator du jour to model instruction. She did, and asked if I could handle it. I said I did, and I did. I got the job permanently a few weeks later and never looked back until the recent job cuts have affected my pay and job security..

    Negotiation Details
    UTLA, the union, and the District, per collective bargaining agreement,
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Special Education Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Los Angeles USD in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Nothing much to it but applying, having minimum courses in child development, and passing a test which is easy.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Substitute Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles USD.

    Interview Details

    It was fine, as long as you have a college degree and have passed the CBEST.

    Interview Questions
    • It has been so long ago; maybe how much math did you have in college?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. It is what it is.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    High School Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Torrance, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Torrance, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a day - interviewed at Los Angeles USD in May 2008.

    Interview Details

    Twelve years ago I submitted a cover letter and resume and copies of my transcripts to the main office downtown in Los Angeles. I had a fifteen minute interview with the director of the adult education program. It was a very low key interview. It seemed more like a formality than anything else. Afterwards, I remember having to fill out a large amount of paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiating. Instructors pay is fixed.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Substitute Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Los Angeles USD in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    once an interview is obtained, the next steps are executed in a standard format similar to corporate functions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiations. hourly rate based on education
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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