About The Princeton Review
Founded in 1981, The Princeton Review has long been a leader in helping college and graduate school–bound students achieve their higher-education goals through our test-preparation services, tutoring and admissions resources, as well as through online courses and resources and print and digital books. We deliver our programs via a network of more than 5,000 teachers and tutors in the U.S., Canada and international franchises. We also partner with schools and guidance counselors worldwide to help provide students with college-readiness, test-preparation and career-planning services.
Our Products and Services
We offer test preparation programs for all the major admissions exams, including the SAT®, ACT®, SAT Subject Tests™, AP® Exams, MCAT®, LSAT®, GMAT®, GRE®, DAT® and OAT®. Our flexible course options and tutoring programs are designed to fit students' schedules, learning styles and academic goals. Princeton Review teachers are simply smarter, more dedicated and better trained. We have the most rigorous and predictive practice tests, and our programs are uniquely engineered to produce higher scores.
The Princeton Review's line of 150+ books -- all published by Random House, Inc. -- includes more than 75 test-prep guides, 16 books on colleges and graduate schools, and 25 study aid books. Among the most popular: Cracking the SAT (the only test-prep guide ever to be a New York Times bestseller), Word Smart (of which more than 3.5 million copies have been sold), and The Best 377 Colleges(known for its 62 categories of college rankings).
Our website, PrincetonReview.com, is the ultimate resource for college research and admissions advice. With school rankings and profiles, financial aid and scholarship information, insiders' admissions advice, planning tools and more, this unique hub is specifically designed to help students find and get into their best-fit schools.
We are the undisputed test-preparation and admissions experts, and our results speak for themselves. Last year, The Princeton Review helped 3.5 million students realize their college dreams with outstanding results.
Over 4 out of 5 Princeton Review graduates are accepted into at least one of their top-choice schools.*
A Career at The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is looking for smart, kind, confident, energetic people…
Do you feel comfortable wearing many hats and enjoy constant change? Do you have a quick wit, a great work ethic, and serious gumption? We may be the place for you. The Princeton Review has full-time and part-time (Teachers, Campus Representatives and Proctors) positions available.
The Princeton Review is an oddly compelling place.
- We work unusually hard, especially when deadlines approach.
- We trust our people to act on their good judgment.
- We are improving education in small and big ways every day.
Teach for The Princeton Review
Teaching is a calling. Maybe you haven’t been a teacher in the traditional sense, but you’re already a teacher at heart through community leadership, academic excellence, student government, and the many other ways you make a positive impact on those around you. Whatever your story, if you’re ready to take the next step in teaching or would like to bring your skills to a company with swag and street cred to prove it, then join our team! The Princeton Review is the nation’s leader in test preparation because we believe that everyone is entitled to a college-ready education. We are looking for like-minded individuals who want to make this a reality through the power of teaching. Teach for the love of teaching. Teach for The Princeton Review!
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What We Believe and Why
It is widely known that The Princeton Review's courses achieve results.
Although the worlds of school, testing, and admissions have changed, The Princeton Review continues to operate under a set of core beliefs:
You get what you measure. Good tests promote good education and bad tests will do damage. There's far more to testing than statistical validity.
Everyone is entitled to a college–ready education. College isn't for everyone, but there's no reason to believe that 90% of wealthy kids but only 30% ofdisadvantaged kids are innately college material. Those figures need to get much closer.
Done well, the processes of accountability and college admissions should encourage students and schools to do great things. The world is complicated, and there are many factors that affect these principles.
The world of testing has changed a lot in the past twenty–five years. "High–stakes" tests (i.e. tests whose outcomes affect your life) are no longer just for admissions and no longer just for students. The accountability movement, which has gained momentum over the past ten years and was cemented into place by No Child Left Behind, places testing at the center of K–12 education, for better and for worse. Students who perform poorly on their state tests can now face mandatory summer school, a repeated grade, or denial of a high school diploma. For teachers and school administrators, the outcomes of those tests exert strong pressure to improve teaching and learning, and class or school performance on those tests increasingly determines the pathways of their careers.
At the same time, admission to college and graduate school has become increasingly competitive. There are more students, and a larger percentage of them want to go to college. Universities compete harder to attract more applicants, and then reject an ever–increasing number of them.
The Princeton Review Foundation
The Princeton Review Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, was established in 1987 to address the admission test preparation needs of underserved students. The Foundation is the only national nonprofit organization engaged in test preparation outreach.
Through a nationwide network of programs, The Princeton Review Foundation helps low-income high school students and college students from underrepresented groups. The Foundation does not provide grant funding; it creates, designs, implements, and monitors a variety of reduced-fee test preparation programs in an attempt to diversify access to those services.
The Foundation focuses its high school activities on improving SAT and ACT standardized testing skills and underlying basic skills. Also, the Foundation is interested in high school exit exams, and in college counseling programs that interface with SAT/ACT test preparation. In recent years, the Foundation has increased access to MCAT, LSAT, GRE, and GMAT test preparation courses both through offerings on college campuses, typically co-sponsored by university pre-professional advisors, and through collaborations with national and local organizations serving minority undergraduate students.
In 2007, the Foundation's programs include:
National and Regional Partnerships
Specific programs described below are co-sponsored by our national partners: the national office of the NAACP, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, CLEO, Student National Medical Association, Graduate Horizons (serving American Indian undergraduates) and others. The Fulfillment Fund, providing services in the Los Angeles area, the Asian Pacific Fund, providing services in northern California, and Barnard College's HEOP Program, providing services in the New York City metropolitan area, are three examples of our regional partners.
SAT Preparation Courses
In California, the Foundation annually helped provide 8,000 low-income students with intensive SAT courses in a state-subsidized program from 1999 to 2003. The Foundation monitored all Princeton Review courses, and offered professional development sessions attended by all course providers (including The Princeton Review's competitors) in this innovative California program. Unfortunately, funding for the program ceased in the massive state budget cuts of 2003. In Dallas, the Foundation partners with United Way to provide services to high school students in its innovative Destination Graduation program.
MCAT, LSAT, GRE and GMAT Preparation Courses
MCAT and GRE preparation courses are regularly offered to several hundred African American and Latino students at majority universities including the University of Pennsylvania, and at a number of the leading historically black college campuses, including Xavier, Howard and North Carolina Central.
LSAT preparation courses are offered through collaborations with organizations such as True Potential, the Dallas Bar Foundation and the Hispanic National Bar Foundation. GMAT preparation courses are offered in collaboration with Management Leadership for Tomorrow, the leading organization preparing underrepresented candidates for graduate business school.
The Foundation's Executive Director provides testimony to state legislative committees, gives talks at national educational conferences and conducts workshops for high school and college faculties and undergraduate and graduate admissions staffs, most often on the topic of minorities and admission testing.
The Foundation serves as a consultant to our national partners, universities, high schools, and many nonprofit organizations regarding standardized testing policies and test preparation programs.
The Executive Director of the Foundation testified in 2001 in the landmark University of Michigan Law School affirmative action case as an expert witness, and has conducted workshops promoting affirmative action.
The Executive Director of the Foundation is the only ongoing national source of legal advice for students, parents, counselors, and educators who encounter unfairness in dealing with standardized admission testing companies. The Foundation specializes in advising students who are threatened with the cancellation of their test scores, and it has assisted in two landmark legal victories against the Educational Testing Service on behalf of students in such situations. We maintain, on PrincetonReview.com, a guide to students who are threatened with test score cancellation. It is entitled "Disputes with ETS," which can be found by googling the title.
Free One-Day Test Preparation Clinics
The Foundation pioneered an innovative series of free, one-day test preparation seminars for high school students, co-sponsored by the NAACP and held in 20 cities annually.
Similar seminars for undergraduates, addressing the GRE, LSAT, GMAT or MCAT, have been co-sponsored by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, Management Leadership for Tomorrow, CLEO, Graduate Horizons, the Student National Medical Association and the National Black Law Student Association.
National Book Donations
Through the generosity of Random House, Inc., the publisher of Princeton Review book titles, the Foundation has been able to distribute many thousands of copies of best-selling test preparation books free of charge or at cost to community organizations nationwide.
Bilingual Educational Materials
The Foundation has collaborated with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund and The Princeton Review to help produce a Spanish & English version of the popular Roadmap to College, used by Spanish-speaking families of high school students. Over the past few years, several hundred thousand of the free Roadmaps have been distributed.
Research on Test Fairness
The Executive Director conducts research on test fairness, focusing on test question selection. An article he co-authored is "How the SAT Creates 'Built-In Headwinds': An Educational and Legal Analysis of Disparate Impact," 43 Santa Clara L. Rev. 131 (2002).
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Territory manager was friendly, energetic, and straightforward. For the interview, i was asked to prepare a 5 minute teachback on any non-academic subject. Afterward, I took a shortened SAT exam. Office was small and casual. I can tell that they are looking for instructors who can make the SAT studying process a fun and enjoyable experience.Interview Questions
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