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Interviews at Sylvan Learning Centers

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Teacher Interview

Anonymous Employee in Fair Lawn, NJ
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (Fair Lawn, NJ) in January 2016.

Interview

Applied online and was called back for a brief phone interview the same day. Scheduled in-person interview for a few days later. Was given a tentative/likely offer at that interview and officially offered the position within a few days, started within two weeks of sending in the application.

Interview Questions

Other Interview Reviews for Sylvan Learning Centers

  1. Helpful (1)  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lima, OH
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    The interview took 20 minutes. Some questions were general but others were bey specific. It was not too bad as most questions asked were pretty general. Math teachers do not have to have a teaching license. The facility was very nice, and clean.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do I want to work at Sylvan Learning Center?   1 Answer

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Omaha, NE
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (Omaha, NE) in January 2018.

    Interview

    I first was offered a phone screening. Very basic questions such as how I heard about Sylvan, why I want to work at Sylvan, what difficulties in teaching have I had to overcome, what age groups/subjects I'm comfortable teaching, and what my availability would be.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. What is my highest level of reading/math I feel qualified to teach?
      2. Least favorite subject to teach?
      3. Strengths and weaknesses as a teacher
      4. How do I get distracted kids back on task?
      5. How do you accommodate different learning styles?   1 Answer
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (Baltimore, MD) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Simple. Easy Questions. The director at the time did not ask any questions about content knowledge, just personality based and how to deal with parents. Talked about where Sylvan is going with their curriculum.

    Interview Questions


  4. Helpful (2)  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Frisco, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (Frisco, TX) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The interview began with my background, then moved into why I'm seeking employment at Sylvan. This discussion lead to a conversation about the vision of the program and the expectations.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you would be a great fit for this position?   Answer Question

  5. Helpful (2)  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    My interview began as a phone interview and I am still in the interview process. I had the interview on monday and received a phone call on Wednesday to come in for a observation which is the next step of the process. After that I will hopefully move on to an in person interview. The beginning of the phone interview began with the discussion of what all happens at Sylvan and what they are expecting from you. At the end of the interview I asked some follow up questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you motivate an unmotivated student?   1 Answer

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Baytown, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (Baytown, TX) in April 2010.

    Interview

    Director screens applicants, calls you in to "make sure you are not weird," then makes a decision based on qualifications and personality. Was asked how I deal with differentiation. Asked if I could handle various levels and subjects at once. Wanted me to tell her what hours I could work. Seems really biased and elite.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None.


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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jacksonville, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (Jacksonville, FL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    I stopped by to ask if they were hiring. The center's manager was there. They were looking to hire an upperlevel math teacher. I am not a certified teacher, but they can hire 2 noncertified teachers at each center and only if they are teaching math. She basically hired me on the spot after asking about my teaching and tutoring experience. She requested my resume and transcript be sent to her before she could officially hire me. I sent those in and started working 2 weeks later. I loved the job. Great people and very organized.

    Interview Questions

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (San Jose, CA) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Bachelor's degree required. I was a new graduate and heard about the job on Craigslist. I sent in my resume to the email given and came into the office for an interview. My interviewer was very polite and she was just interested in what kind of person I was and my tutoring experience, why I was interested in working with kids, etc. Straight forward.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (3)  

    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in El Paso, TX
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Sylvan Learning Centers (El Paso, TX) in August 2012.

    Interview

    The director called me and set up interview. She set up the interview at a time when students and teachers were coming and going. She also left her door open, parents and students within earshot. It was somewhat distracting.

    Interview Questions

    • I had to hand fill out an application, which I thought was alittle odd at an interview since I had already provided an online resume. I was asked about 10 questions from the director (by herself.) Most dealt with how I would help a struggling reader. What questions would I ask the student to see that he/she understood what he/she read. Would I be more comfortable teaching math or reading and what my experience was with both of those. Then toward the end of the interview, she dropped the bombshell. The pay for this job was $8 per hour!! They want a certified teacher and want to pay them $8 an hour. Then the director threw in the fact that they offer discounts for teacher's own children if they need tutoring. I thought this was insulting. So, I'm supposed to tutor other students for close to minimum wage, AND bring my own child in for someone else to tutor, and pay for that. The sad thing is, there are teachers hard up enough to accept this pay. I'm not one of them. I'm educated and certified and have worked hard to get where I am. Sylvan should be ashamed of themselves offering a rate like this. I would assume the turn over rate to be incredible.   Answer Question

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