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Postby cahwc12 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:29 am

I have an audition with Kaplan next week and would like to know if anyone here has gone through it and any advice you might offer.

Thanks for any help.

edit: passed the audition.. thanks everyone for the help!
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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby Smumps » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:36 am

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby Huluba » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:40 am

5 minute presentation right? Don't seem nervous, speak about something remotely interesting like how to make scrambled eggs or something and your good.

Edit: At least that was my experience.

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby cahwc12 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:57 am

I almost auditioned a few years ago and remember being able to pick my topic, but now they force you to choose one of three possible topics (which are all just kaplan LR stimuli).

Basically I just need to dissect a mistaken reversal or something similar. I'm just not sure I could talk about that for seven minutes. I suppose I could just include extra mistaken reversal examples beyond what was given...

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby Clearly » Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:13 am

My advice is don't do it, and don't teach for Kaplan.

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby JazzOne » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:11 pm

Clearlynotstefan wrote:My advice is don't do it, and don't teach for Kaplan.

I was going to post something snarky as well. To be honest, though, test prep jobs are kind of cool for a kid in between undergrad and grad school. I made a very nice living teaching LSAT and MCAT for a few years. Just for full disclosure, I did not teach for Kaplan though.

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby 06102016 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:51 pm

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby cahwc12 » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:03 pm

you had people asking you questions? fake students?

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby 06102016 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:16 am

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby Smumps » Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:26 pm

Echo above, don't be "that guy" that gets on the case of another presenter. There was a girl in mine that didn't know a thing about FL, but whatever, nobody grilled her on it. You all want a job, most likely in different parts of the country, so it doesn't matter.

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Re: Kaplan LSAT Instructor audition advice?

Postby anon sequitur » Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:01 pm

First, send out applications to every other test prep agency that pays way better salary than Kaplan (e.g., all of them).

Then, find a friend or relative and give them your 5-minute lesson. It's not a big deal, they're not looking for you to be a rocket scientist. The point of the audition is to show that your'e likeable and reasonably comfortable talking to groups of people, not that you're an expert in the material. They'll mold you with their "kaplan method", so it doesn't matter too much if you know how to teach the material at the audition point.




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