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Offline Learnist Careers

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Teaching Assistant Interview Questions
« on: February 29, 2012, 11:53:02 AM »

Teaching Assistant Interview Questions

So you have got an interview to be a teaching assistant, well these are the kind of questions you can expect to be asked:
  • Why do you want to be a teaching assistant?
  • What makes you think you will be a good teaching assistant?
  • What do you think the role of a teaching assistant is?
  • What do you think will be the main activities of a teaching assistant each day?
  • Why do you think the role of a teaching assistant is important?
  • Do you think you would find the role of a teaching assistant fulfilling and why?
  • What challenges do you think you will face?
  • What do you think the highlights of the position will be?
  • Why do you want to work at this school?
  • Are you familiar with this school? What are your perceptions?
  • Would you be proud to work at this school and why?
  • Whats your experience of working with children?
  • Why do you enjoy working with children?
  • What experience can you use from previous posts that would be of benefit in this school?
  • How would you deal with a child who was disruptive?
  • What would you do if a child complained they were bored?
  • Could you support pupils reading?
The list is endless, the interview process is exceptionally thorough because of the environment you are looking to work in with children.

If this is a career choice of yours and you have discovered this early then it might be an idea to do some work experience at a nursery or somewhere similar when before you do your exams.

Check out following questions:

- Please describe your interest in teaching
- Why did you want to be a teacher?
- What is your favorite science book?
Good luck.

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Offline Glenys

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Re: Teaching Assistant Interview Questions
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 09:54:20 AM »
These vacancies come up quite a bit round my way.  Not that the turn over is great, but i mean that sometimes there seems to be a period where they are looking for some.  I have a friend who is a TA - she had no TA experience when she got the job, she is however a RGN so i dont know if that had a bearing.  There is a TA job at a school not far from me, I may ask her for tips to put on the application!

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Re: Teaching Assistant Interview Questions
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2013, 08:31:42 AM »
Great thread for Teaching Assistants.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2013, 10:30:16 AM by Learnist Careers »


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