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Any MCAT teachers out there? How much do you get paid?

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  1. gobears

    gobears Senior Member

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    I teach MCATs and I keep hearing about other teachers at other locations getting paid more than me. I'm just curious as to how much you folks get paid to teach. I'm also curious as to how much Kaplan teachers make compared to TPR teachers. This info would be good for anyone out there interested in becoming a teacher.

    Interesting fact: So if you take the amount it costs to take my class (roughly $1350) and consider how much I actually get paid over 1 course session (much less than $1350), the test company I work for would make a profit even if I had a class of 1 student! (ignoring the cost of books, advertising, test booklets, scantrons...etc). Where does all that money go?
     
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    BUmiken12 Senior Member

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    If I have my info correctly, TPR starts paying at $20 an hour, and every year you do it, they raise your pay either a dollar or two an hour. I'm pretty sure that's how that works...I don't know about Kaplan though.
     
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    Gobears- are you in the nyc area? EK starts pays alot more than kaplan & tpr.
     
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    Hmmm...where I started teaching, TPR paid me $18 per hour ($13 is their normal teaching starting rate + $5 bonus MCAT pay) They have raised my rate $1 per year, I think is possible to have $2 raise per year, but I've only ever taught the April test, so I miss my performance review at the end of the summer, thus miss my opportunity for a second raise.
     
  6. gobears

    gobears Senior Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by missbonnie:
    <strong>Gobears- are you in the nyc area? EK starts pays alot more than kaplan & tpr.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">No, I'm in Chicago. How much does EK pay?
     
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    I receive $23/hour starting pay from TPR to teach the MCAT and $18/hour to teach SAT prep. The money is nothing compared to what the students pay. If you want to make some great money, go out on your own and tutor biology or chemistry to high school kids. I charge $40/hour and that is cheap compared to other tutors in my area!
     
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    As a Kaplan teacher, I get paid $18 an hour to teach as well as $0.32 a mile to travel. Both the money and the job can't be beat. It's much better than waiting tables or doing retail.
     
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    I dont think it's "public" info, but it's more than twice as much as kaplan and tpr from the posts above.
     
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    I get $20 an hour to teach for Kaplan. It's a nightmare and although we get travel pay, I still haven't seen a check from expenses dating back to Feb.
     
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    I'm going to start teaching for Kaplan, and they pay $19 an hour here.
     
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    TPR MCAT teacher: $25/hr here
     
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    EK = examkrackers
     
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    Slightly off the topic, in San Francisco you can make $33/hour (starting) teaching summer school in high school or middle school.
     
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    If you guys are really good MCAT teachers, you should advertise private tutoring. I payed $120.00 bucks an hour for it. If you don't have a masters or Ph.d, you could easily get $55.00 and hour. Providing, of course, you are a good tutor.
     
  18. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jersey Girl:
    <strong>If you guys are really good MCAT teachers, you should advertise private tutoring. I payed $120.00 bucks an hour for it. If you don't have a masters or Ph.d, you could easily get $55.00 and hour. Providing, of course, you are a good tutor.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">120 for an hour?!

    10 hrs 1200$ WHAT DA <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />

    and i felt guilty for paying that much to TPR WOW
     
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    It's funny... right now it seems like there's such a huge difference between making $18/hour and $25/hour, but when we're all doctors, this will all seem like pocket change.
     
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    I was talking to a Kaplan teacher this weekend, and found out that you get discounted (or maybe even free) future prep classes. This would be a great deal for me for USMLE prep - since I won't have any money at that point.

    Anyone know if this really happens and what kind of discount you get? I live in Houston and they have a live USMLE class here. Also, would I have to keep teaching in med school, or could I just teach this year but still get the discount in 2005?
     
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    The same deal is offered for TPR teachers, but you have to teach within a year of taking the USMLE. We are given the online question bank for free, and a siginificant discount for the live classes.
     
  22. Assassin

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Jersey Girl:
    <strong>If you guys are really good MCAT teachers, you should advertise private tutoring. I payed $120.00 bucks an hour for it. If you don't have a masters or Ph.d, you could easily get $55.00 and hour. Providing, of course, you are a good tutor.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">just a friendly reminder: if you worked for kaplan (not sure if tpr has the same policy) you cannot do any private tutoring on your own until at least 2 years after you terminated your employment with them (at least that's what i had to sign to on their confidentiality agreement).
    because of such a huge gap between what students pay for pt ($100+/hr.) and kaplan teachers get ($25), it becomes very enticing to offer a better deal for both parties (but i wouldn't risk being sued <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" /> )

    so far as USMLE or any other test prep is concerned for current teachers, their policy may vary from center to center...better get friendly with your center manager <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     

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