The Princeton Review is THE destination for college and grad bound students to make their dreams a reality. Last year alone, we helped more than 3.5 million students get into their dream college or grad school. How do we do it? Online and in-person tutoring and test prep from top-notch educators as well as more than 150 books and personalized college counseling. The Princeton Review was recently acquired by Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH). CEO Kate Walker is now leading the company into its next phase of growth. We need ambitious, innovative people to join our team to continue our success as an education leader. If you are passionate about education, want to give millions of students the edge they need to succeed and be part of a fast growing internet business then you’re in the right place.
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 378 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.*
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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.
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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, 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.
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).
I worked at Princeton Review full-time
autonomy. motivated students. smart co-workers as measured by a standardized test
turnover in management. clunky documentation for time sheets
Advice to Management
I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Princeton Review.
For each instructor position, you take a different online test. Teaching SAT is one test, GRE is another. If you pass the test, someone from the office will contact you. I've been through this process twice (having worked for the company in two stints). Because you have already gotten through one of their screening processes they will take you seriously as an applicant and explain the rest of the process up front.
If you live close to the local office they may ask you to come in and demonstrate teaching something simple to the office staff (this happened on my first stint). They will be looking to see if you are friendly and if you involve your audience. Do not stand and talk at them. Do ask questions, get responses, create conversation and use it to get your point across.
After this point, they will sign you up for a training based on what you want to teach. The training is paid and it may require travel (they will reimburse all expenses). It usually is scheduled over weekends and may take as many as two weekends. Mostly you will be taught the content and you will give practice lessons back to the trainer. Your job during this phase is to learn the material and demonstrate that you can teach it to the trainer's satisfaction. Generally, if you are teaching anything other than MCAT the trainings are pretty laid back. Teaching MCAT demands more from the instructor, and the intensity of the trainings (those I have been through and those I have heard about) reflect this. If you are an inexperienced teacher, I recommend starting with SAT or ACT and then migrating over to other subjects as you get some experience.