Hey Kcernak... at mine, folks did "how to peel an orange" "how to tie a tie" "how to draw cartoon faces"... etc. I'd recommend something limited in scope so you can do it in the time allotted. It's not a huge deal so relax and good luck! Oh, I did mine on how a corner kick works. So it was very easy: this is when it happens, this is the number of players, these are the rules, and then it left some time for a few examples of strategy.
Just pick something fun that interests you and you should be fine. I did "how to plan a road trip", a girl in my audition did "how m and m's are made" and handed out bags of m and m's. I think almost everyone in my audition got hired, so don't stress too much!
I auditioned for an MCAT teacher with a gnocchi recipie, and my teacher had auditioned with a chocolate chip cookie recipie. Just make sure its something where you can interact and ask questions. Don't overthink it, keep it simple. Good luck!
I did "how to pick a pair of running shoes" b/c I'm a runner. I was hired. However, this other kid in my audition tried to do something really "intelligent" about sense of self or something (he was a cognitive psych major) and I don't think that went over well. So I'd say stick with something super easy.
Hi, I had an audition about a year ago for a teaching position...I explained how germs are spread (sneezing). I used props. for instance when someone doesn't cover their mouth I cut out little strips of paper (really tiny) and blew on the paper in my hand to illustrate that germs go everywhere. Next I talked about when people covered their mouths with their hands (instead of inside the arm) germs spread from their hands to wherever they touch. For that I used a latex glove and lotion(germs) I put the lotion on my hand and went around the room touching things....They loved it...I got hired.
I found that while everyone at my Kaplan audition was hired, some failed out of the training class or not assigned classes. One was too nervous, another not prepared. One was an older man, a high school teacher for 30 years, and a super guy. But after MANY talks, he refused to follow the directions of our trainer and just follow the lesson plans because he enjoyed talking in and about circles, and was let go.
Hint: after teaching at least one period of classes, I asked for more money per hour and they gave it to me! They let me bill 5-6 hours for a <3 hour class because noone else wanted those classes. Sure, I wasn't on their favorites list, but they charge the students plenty for those classes. Stick it to the man!