Nice place to stretch out your teaching skills
Instructor (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – June 25, 2018
The interview process to become an instructor is fairly simple -- prepare and deliver a presentation on a topic of your interest. If you pass you then undergo a 2-3 week long training course. Most of this course is to familiarize you with the Princeton Review's material and to prime whatever teaching skills you have. Depending on whatever certification you receive (SAT, ACT, etc.), you are now qualified to be an instructor for that specific test.
From this point forward, instructor work is independent and is dependent upon your own personal efforts. A typical non-teaching workday would consist of me prepping lessons for my students, working out solutions, and coming up with solutions for questions students emailed to me.
Teaching really varies from school to school. Since I worked in a fairly affluent school system, the majority of students did well in the course and went on to do well on their tests. One thing I cannot stress enough is that if an instructor struggles, then their students will too. In my case, some of the managers at the office were able to mentor me and help me improve my approach in the classroom.
Good environment to experience a form of teaching, okay pay for the work
Job is really temporary and seasonal