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Anyone out there teach for Kaplan

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by Zeffer, Apr 27, 2002.

  1. Zeffer

    Zeffer "My dog ate em. I swear thats the truth!"
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    This week there was a recruiter from Kaplan soliciting for some of us students to apply for teaching positions. Has anyone out there done/doing this? How has it worked out for you? Is it worth your time?
     
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    I taught all last semester. I enjoyed it. I get a rush out of being in front of a room full of premeds. The money is wonderful and the job is easy. Can't get much better than that. I'd do it if you can.
     
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    do you know what the pay rate is?

    what about for the SAT?
    i need a break from science. i don't want to teach the MCAT!
     
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    I taught for kaplan in in 2nd and 3rd years. They pay about $18/hour and you teach 3 hour classes (usually paid for 3.5 hours for extra time helping students). At first, the prep time for classes can be long (2 hours), but once you've done a class once or twice, very little prep is needed. I made an extra $1000 in second year doing this. It is also very flexible. It got me used to speaking in front of a group of people I don't know (rabid pre-meds, hehe) which helped in clinical rotations when I had to do presentations. I'd say go for it!
     
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    It pays less for the SAT (I think $12/hour) but I don't know much else about it.
     
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    I'm teaching for KAPLAN right now, they are paying me $15/hr, plus $7/hr of prep time. Teaching for them is really a good experience, I say do it if you have the chance.
     
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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 vlad84117:
    <strong>I'm teaching for KAPLAN right now, they are paying me $15/hr, plus $7/hr of prep time. Teaching for them is really a good experience, I say do it if you have the chance.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">They pay you for prep time?! That's awesome. I taught for 2 years and never got paid a dime for prep time.
     
  9. THE instiGATOR

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    There are score requirements. Unfortunately, I don't think I meet them.
     
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    Score requirements aren't that high, i don't think. I was going to teach for TPR but their location was very inconvenient so I declined the offer. I'm not trying to see if I can teach for Kaplan.
     
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    princeton review pays 23$ or something, but they require a 1 year commitment and their training is much more intense.
     
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    Could someone get specific on the score requirements? Would my 31 (11V,11P,9B) cut it?
     
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    I'm wondering the same thing about my 31 (11V, 10P, 10B). I don't want to talk about my writing sample score though! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    Nice score though.
     
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    I think you need at least a 12 on each section. I'm speculating, though.

    Like I said, I don't think my scores would cut it ... 30 (9V, 11P, 10B). Of course I think I can handle the job (my ego's kicking in, what can I say), but I think they want bragging rights. My instructor had a 39 on his exam.
     
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    The score requirements aren't set in stone, and they are definitely willing to lower them if they need to. I had a 38-40 (13-15VR, 13BS, 12PS) and I was teaching Physical Sciences. I'm pretty sure that there were some other instructors below 12 in the areas they taught. Check with the Kaplan center that you want to work for.
     
  18. The manager of the Kaplan center where I took my MCAT class asked me to teach. She said that typically the cutoffs are above the 90th percentile which translates to 12's across the board and an R on the writing section. However, I'll bet they will make slight exceptions for the right people. Princeton Review is slightly less picky-- my partner is teaching Bio for them and has never taken the MCAT (though is in a molecular Bio PhD program in the city).
     

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