There are many techniques that you might use, and the interviewer simply wants to hear that you have a plan. Common responses might include: - Having students 'teach' each other after a lesson. If they can teach it, they know it! - Comprehension testing - Homework assignments - Observing during games or contests to see which students seem to have caught on and which ones have not Simply share your favorite techniques, and explain why you like them!
What stands out to you as your greatest accomplishment? What is your favorite memory? Or, what have you received the most compliments on during your career? These are all things that can show you areas that you should be proud of! Choose what you are most proud of in your tutoring career, and share a high-level overview. Describe why you are proud of it, and be sure to mention that you hope your career brings you many more moments like this to come. Doing so will help reiterate your continued passion for the field.
The interviewer is hoping to hear that you will only talk positively about your college/university in the same way that you will only talk positively about your future employers. Think about the things that you truly liked or enjoyed about your college or university's curriculum and career preparation. These are the things to share! When asked this question, begin by sharing 2-3 things that you liked or enjoyed. Next, share that you feel you have received a good base knowledge for launching your career, and you understand that you will have more to learn as you begin in the field. Be sure to mention that you look forward to learning as much as you can in the years to come!
By varying your approach! The interviewer knows that a one-size-fits-all approach does not work for tutoring, and they want to hear that you understand this too. Simply share that you will meet students where they are at, and you will create a plan for teaching students based on their abilities. You will have to frequently change your approach!
Think back through your career thus far. If you are a more recent graduate, include your schooling too. What is the hardest day you have faced? What challenge kept you up at night? What problem took the most amount of time to solve? The answers to these questions will help lead you to the toughest problem you have faced. Begin by sharing a high-level overview of the problem. The interviewer is most concerned with how you overcame the problem, so go more into depth with how you worked through the problem. Be sure to mention how long it took you to overcome the problem, and share that you never let the problem get the best of you. A positive attitude is key! Finally, mention what you learned from that experience and what you would do differently if a similar problem occurred again in the future.
Talking about ourselves in this way can be challenging. We recommend reaching out to a few colleagues, family members, and friends. Ask them for their opinion. You'll probably be surprised at the consistency in their responses! Their answers will give you insight into how to answer this question. Tell the interviewer what sets you apart, and explain how your co-workers, family members, and friends have encouraged you with your gift in this area.
We all have challenges in our professions, and it is okay to talk about them! The key is that we do not allow these situations to get the best of us. Begin by sharing a high-level overview of your most challenging experience working with children spending most of your time explaining your reaction to the situation. Express that you did not allow the situation to get the best of you. Mention what you learned from that situation, and explain what you will do differently in the future if you find yourself in a similar situation again.
Most of us have had a bad experience in our career, and the key is sharing what we learned from that experience! Begin by sharing an overview of a bad experience you have had as a tutor being sure to not blame anyone for the situation. Instead, focus on what you learned from that experience expressing what you would do differently or anything that you have changed in your approach because of that time.
Absolutely! Tutors are constantly encouraging students to achieve success, and to do this you need to be positive and energetic! Tell the interviewer that you know your role as a tutor is to encourage students showing them that they can succeed. Mention that you know you need to be positive and energetic to do this! Finally, be sure to share that you look forward to being a positive influence on the students you will be tutoring in this role.
Be open and honest with the interviewer sharing your experiences with students from culturally diverse backgrounds. Everyone's experiences will be different, and the interviewer will use your response to better understand the training you should be provided for the environment if you are hired for the job. Share your experiences tutoring other students, coaching sports teams, assisting in classrooms, and even babysitting experiences describing the culturally diverse backgrounds. It will help the interviewer understand your experiences, and it will create a gauge for the interviewer to prepare a great training plan for you!
Who is the person in your life who has really made a positive impact on you? Is there a teacher who greatly influenced you? Is there a friend who has always encouraged you? Is there a sports coach who helped you love your childhood? Share how you know this person, and relay how the person made such a positive impact on you. Discuss their character and why you appreciated it. And, be sure to mention that you hope to make that same positive impact on someone during your life.
Remember that time you walked away from a tutoring session feeling on top of the world? What made that experience so great? Did a student have a major breakthrough? Did you finally connect with a student you had been trying to build a relationship with? Describe your most rewarding experience giving a little background on the situation and providing a solid explanation for why the experience was so rewarding. You might state, "I had been working with a student for a few months on algebra. He was having a hard time understanding the concept of letters in equations. I designed a funny poem to help him understand how to solve equations, and he had a major breakthrough! The poem made a lightbulb turn on for him, and he aced his next exam at school! It was so great seeing how excited he was to tell me about his exam score!"
"I had been working with a student for a few months on algebra. He was having a hard time understanding the concept of letters in equations. I designed a funny poem to help him understand how to solve equations, and he had a major breakthrough! The poem made a lightbulb turn on for him, and he aced his next exam at school! It was so great seeing how excited he was to tell me about his exam score!"
Pick one of your weaknesses that is not a necessity for the role. Be candid and humble in your answer recognizing that you really aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure you have an action plan in place for improving on this weakness too. Perhaps you are watching TED Talks about the weakness, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or maybe you are taking a seminar at a nearby community center in the near future. We are all human and all have weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!
Get excited to share what gift you have! Think back to past performance reviews or kudos you have received from your co-workers. What common positive themes were there? The things you have been recognized for over-and-over again are your strengths. Now, pick the one that you feel you are best at! Tell the interviewer your strength, and share why this strength helps you be a great restaurant manager. For example, you may say, “I have been told that my greatest strength is organization, and I think that is true! I have a system in place that helps me with recognizing my staff, greeting customers, scheduling workers, and following up on customer feedback. I guess you could say I have a gift in this area!”
Challenges often help a person stay interested in a job; mostly, these are things that you enjoy doing that are not easy for everyone else. Common responses for a private tutor might be: - The challenge of helping others achieve educational success - The challenge of helping students see that they can succeed - The challenge of understanding the ways different students provess information & learn These are all great answers for this question! Think about what you are good at that others might struggle with, and turn it into a 'challenge' statement for the interviewer.
Everyone has different techniques that work for them! The interviewer simply wants to hear that you have a plan to keep students engaged. Common answers might include: - Creating a game - Making lessons as fun & interactive as possible - Having students work together in teams - Having an award system Simply share your plan, and explain why you like this technique.
Having a student fail is always a tough experience. If you have never had a student fail, begin by telling the interviewer that you have not had to go through this experience, but you can imagine that it would feel tough knowing a student is not succeeding. Be sure to mention that you would invest more time with that student to ensure they are successful! If you have had a student fail, you know the feeling all too well! The pit in your stomach. Sadness for the student. Disappointment in yourself. Begin by describing this feeling for the interviewer. Next, share that you try to not let these situations get the best of you, and you work hard to ensure that students never fail in the first place. Be sure to menton that you invest more time with these students to make every effort possible that they do not fail again in the future.
Find another way to teach them the skill or concept! The interviewer wants to hear that you will not give up on your students. Explain that you will try another way of teaching the student the information. You may even ask another tutor for ideas to help the student learn. You may ask the student's parents to help out at home if the situation is right. Or, you may offer some simple encouraging words to help motivate the student.
Interviewers like hearing that you read and look forward to learning! Share what book you last read. Did you read a great fiction book on the beach during your last vacation? Or, maybe you read an excellent business book this past month. Maybe you and your spouse have been reading a marriage book together. Simply share what book you last read!
Remember the day you decided to become a tutor? What resulted in that decision? Did you have a great experience with a tutor when you were growing up? Did you know that you wanted to teach, but you preferred a one-on-one setting? Did a mentor have a great impact on you resulting in your becoming a tutor? Whatever led you down this path, share it with the interviewer!
Your career goal might be to become a Private Tutor, or you may have other aspirations for your career. If your career goal is to become a Private Tutor, the key is to expand on this mentioning 2 or 3 honorable things you hope to accomplish in this career. Winning a prestigious award is a great option. Having a reputable name in the community as the go-to tutor is another great choice! Or, maybe you want to turn struggling students into Dean's List students by their senior year of high school! If you have other career aspirations, share your plan! Mention how long you plan to be a tutor, and share 1 or 2 things that you hope to accomplish during your time as a tutor.
Interviewers need to hear that you have some method for keeping yourself organized. What tools do you use? Do you use an Outlook calendar to keep yourself on track? Do you keep a to-do list? Do you spend time each morning planning out your day? Do you take notes during meetings? Are you accustomed to having an assistant who helps you out? Simply share which tools you use to keep yourself organized!
This one should be easy! Simply share the highest level of education you have completed in the subject that you will be tutoring. If the subject is vaguer, such as 'math,' be sure to mention what math training you have that might be applicable such as geometry, algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, etc...
Begin by sharing a simple 'yes' or 'no' answer. If you have tutored before, share how many years, where you tutored, what age of students you tutored, and what subjects the students were seeking tutoring for. If you have not tutored before, that is okay! Tell the interviewer that you are very excited to explore the tutoring world, and mention what experience you have working with students who will be similar in age to the students you would be tutoring.
If you have any educating experience, you certainly have this experience! Share the learning styles that you are accustomed to working with, and mention if there are any learning styles you hope to explore in your role as a tutor. Be sure to mention the learning styles that you find work best in smaller groups such as one-on-one tutoring. If you do not have experience with different learning styles, that is okay! Now is the time to candidly share this with the interviewer. It will help the interviewer understand that you may need additional training in this area if you are selected for the job. Simply tell the interviewer that you do not have experience working with different learning styles, and you look forward to learning different techniques for working with the different styles.
Everyone has different availability, and you should candidly share yours! Begin by telling the interviewer about any times during the week that you are unavailable for work including the day(s) of the week and times of the day. For example, you might state, "I have a Young Professionals meeting each Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in downtown. Otherwise, my availability is open during the week!" Finally, share how you plan on getting to work. Will you use your own car? Bike? Or, will you use public transportation?
"I have a Young Professionals meeting each Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in downtown. Otherwise, my availability is open during the week!"
Testing is a very common way to measure a student's progress, and you might like this method too! Begin by sharing how you like to measure a student's progress, and explain why this method works well for you. Next, share how you address learning obstacles that you face when teaching. Do you change your approach? Do you tell stories to help students remember concepts? Do you create fun games? The interviewer wants to learn more about your style, and sharing your approach will do just that!
Private tutors provide one-on-one educational assistance to individuals of all ages, from elementary and secondary school students to adults. Some private tutors work with students to improve their knowledge and skills in all subjects, while others help them with one or two subjects. Part of a private tutor's responsibility includes identifying individual learning needs, preparing lessons, assigning and correcting homework, preparing and correcting practice tests and evaluating student's progress.
A college education and at least 2 to 5 years experience are essential requirements for anyone wishing to be hired as a private tutor.
In addition to knowing the subject matter, you must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work as a private tutor. You must also be able to speak, read and write English fluently, be familiar with the school curriculum and stay updated with the latest learning resources and techniques.
During your interview, the prospective employer will ask you all kinds of questions to assess your communication skills. The ability to communicate and get your message across to students of different ages and at varying learning levels is absolutely important. The interviewer will also ask you questions to determine whether or not you are up to date with the latest school curriculums and testing processes.