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Updated May 7, 2022
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Private Prep (New York, NY) in May 2022
After four years as a tutor with the Huntington Learning Center, I decided that I wanted to try something new. This interview certainly was something new, though not in a positive way. There were two online interviewers portraying two students that, unfortunately, never existed in any of my real-life teaching experiences, very much like a bad movie that failed to reflect reality. Usually, I can just give a simple, straightforward explanation and the students would click right away. These "students" were so extreme in their disconnect that it was more like a complete breakdown that I've never experienced in real life. Making matters worse, because they were controlling the Zoom call, I was not able to access my teacher's guides online, so I was not able to review or enhance the explanations that these "students" were demanding. As a result, it was a very strange and degrading out-of-body experience, making me feel as if I had never taught anyone in my life, even though I actually have a very long and successful track record. It would be better if I could shadow a current instructor with a real student, instead of this mock session with these fake "students." That way, I can be more familiar with the whole format and I can have more of a seamless transition into the job. That was how I started working at Huntington and it's proven to be far more effective than this unreal mock session.
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Private Prep in Aug 2021
After an initial phone interview, I completed a mock standardized test. Upon passing that, I had a Zoom interview with two representatives of the company that consisted of a mock session.
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Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Private Prep (New York, NY) in May 2015
After sending in my resume, there was a screening interview on the phone, followed by a 3-section SAT test to take and send in over the internet within the allotted time, and then an in-person interview with two interviewers during which you had to prepare a lesson plan for a mock student whose scores on an ACT they gave you, including which questions they got wrong. During the lesson, you had to go through questions that they gave you to explain and teach them to the interviewers, so it was helpful to review all the questions that the student got wrong before the interview.
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