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Varsity Tutors Tutor Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2017
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Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors (Saint Louis, MO) in June 2017.

Interview

The first part of the interview process was online: answering a series of video questions and doing a short tutoring demonstration (I was able to pick a question from a long list and demonstrate how I would help a student with it). There were a series on online assessment quizzes for some of the topics I requested to tutor. Finally, there was a brief, friendly phone interview with a Varsity representative where they asked me some questions about my experience, gave me a chance to ask questions about the company, and at the end of the call they told me the pay rate and offered me the job.

Interview Questions

  • What ages of students have you worked with in the past?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Varsity Tutors

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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors in June 2017.

    Interview

    Video Answers, Written Answers, and Solving Situations in writing. All of it is timed. You are given some practice before you take it. But the videos are a one time shot.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle children who are struggling with learning a subject?   1 Answer

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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors.

    Interview

    online via webcam with a very nice lady who asked some questions about my academic background. after the questions, she asked me to explain some math problems to her as if i was teaching a client.

    Interview Questions

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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I filled out their application on LinkedIn. They asked for proof of AP scores I earned as a student and a bachelor's degree. Shortly afterwards they contacted me for a short phone interview which was not technical. They followed up with a online video interview. Before this second interview, I had to identify subjects I could teach on their website and take quizzes on them. The second interview mainly assessed proficiency in my areas of expertise (I had to answer a few questions and explain how I would teach the student the content).

    Interview Questions

    • If you were asked a question you couldn't answer for a student, what would your say?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation for online tutoring. They pay $15 an hour to tutors living in my zip.


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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors in March 2017.

    Interview

    First interview is through an online system with pre-prompted questions and video recording. Once the question is prompted, you are given a short amount of time to prep before you have to begin recording. Overall it wasn't too bad just be prepared to answer questions about teaching philosophy. Second interview is over the phone with someone asking very similar questions to the video interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach tutoring a student who did not like the subject? How would your tutoring style change depending on the students age? If you had a student who did not understand DNA base pairings, how would you best explain this topic? (subject specific question)   Answer Question

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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors (Orlando, FL) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Easy, filled out an application and followed with a video interview with preset questions that took 15 minutes. Asked about my specific qualifications and then followed with a phone interview a week later which I was offered on the spot.

    Interview Questions


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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors.

    Interview

    There is an initial interview with Hirevue, then a phone interview. Hirevue is recorded via your webcam and is pretty intensive. Be prepared to talk about pedagogy. Most of the questions involved "how would you do x, y, or z."

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach a student who needed help with a paper?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I highly suggest negotiating for $20/hr online.


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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors (Provo, UT) in February 2017.

    Interview

    The interview is done via webcam. It is not live; rather, you have a certain amount of time to answer a question on your computer cam. After you submit your questions, a representative contacts you to talk briefly about how the company works and other information that they would like you to submit.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me what I would do to prepare for a tutoring session.   Answer Question
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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Varsity Tutors (Madison, WI) in February 2017.

    Interview

    First, they have you do a video interview in which you teach multiple subjects/questions in 10 minutes. You will have access to these questions in advance so I recommend practicing a lot and getting the approach down. Next, you'll do a call with a HR rep though this was very chill (asked about schedule, compensation, subjects you want to teach).

    Interview Questions

    • There were a lot of case study Qs in which they ask you what concepts you would emphasize, what methods/process you would use to teach the student, etc.   Answer Question

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    Tutor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    An online questionnaire, then a video interview, then a short phone interview. Then I signed some forms online. The whole process was virtual. I used my computer. I had to submit my test scores and write a bio.

    Interview Questions


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