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Reading specialist Interview Questions

"When interviewing applicants for reading specialist positions, employers will be interested in your ability to design effective reading programs to improve the school's English department, instruct classes as well as work with students one-on-one, and cater your instruction to meet the needs of individual students. Be sure to highlight your communication skills, patience, and knowledge to evaluate a student's reading strengths and weaknesses. Be aware that many institutions expect candidates to have a master's degree and reading specialist certification alongside teaching credentials."

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How would you get a student interested in a subject that he/she doesn't care for? How would you make that lesson fun?

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Try to find out the student's interests (favorite TV show, movie,video game, book, etc) and cater it to the lesson plan. Example: If you are teaching a student math and he/she like The Nightmare Before Christmas, add the characters to the math problem. Jack has 12 pumpkin bombs and gives 7 to Sally. Zero takes 1. How many pumpkin bombs does Jack now have? Jack now has 4 pumpkin bombs.

How would you handle behavior challenges? Student that are difficult for tutors to work with

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What book had a lasting impact on you as a young person.

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What would you do during a lesson if a student got up from his seat and walked around the room to sharpen his pencil?

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How did you become interested in Kumon?

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What makes you want to help children?

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What will you do if a student is not engaged in learning?

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I was asked how to teach children to segment words into their individual sounds.

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What are you most nervous about regarding teaching?

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You see a parent struggling to work with their child while everyone is practicing reading together. What do you say to the parent?

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