Curious. I thought teaching a class required more experience than tutoring.
Can you give a few more details? How long is the prep time? How big are the classes? What exactly is proctoring (in Kaplan's world)? And if the test they ask you to take is one of the PTs, won't it hugely skew the results in favor of those applicants who've already taken it?
I'd say tutoring is more intensive requiring more experience. The classes are pre-designed. The questions are organized, the material is set. You prepare that material, make sure you understand it cold and present it in an engaging manner (i.e., don't put the class to sleep!).
With tutoring, it becomes personalized. Tutoring students can bring in any question from any test at any time. You have to adapt to the student's needs, which requires an extra layer of understanding of student needs and how to use the test materials effectively.
That's not to say that you won't get random questions in class (which you should also be able to handle deftly), but tutoring will usually require more flexibility and adaptability to the student.
Class size varies. We try to cap classes at around 22-24. I'd say 15 is about a good average.
Proctoring involves merely timing the test, giving the class five minute warnings. That's it.
Please feel free to PM me if you have more detailed questions about working for Kaplan or any of our policies. I'll be happy to answer what I can.