Breakthrough Collaborative
4.6 of 5 13 reviews
www.breakthroughcollaborative.org San Francisco, CA

Breakthrough Collaborative Interview Questions & Reviews

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Teacher Interview

Anonymous Employee
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Breakthrough Collaborative.

Interview Details – Very intense interview process. APPLY EARLY! I applied in December and nothing was finalized until late February.

Interview Question – They give you a list of scenarios and you have to decide which one matters the least to you. Very tricky and you feel like there is no best answer.   Answer Question

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Teaching Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and interviewed at Breakthrough Collaborative.

Interview Details – I made it past the initial application round and had to create and film myself doing a sample lesson and a sample cheer. I did an in-person interview with pretty standard questions, but I got tripped up on one of them. It was a fairly simple process -- I think the most important thing in the initial round is to be thorough and clear.

Interview Question – If a student were performing during an assembly and began to do something inappropriate (racist, sexist, etc), how would you handle it?   Answer Question

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Neutral Experience

Student Teacher Interview

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Interviewed at Breakthrough Collaborative

Interview Details – In-person interview. Very laid-back.

Reason for Declining – Compensation too little for such long work hours.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

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Teacher Interview

Anonymous Employee
Pittsburgh, PA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Breakthrough Collaborative in February 2011.

Interview Details – Application, phone interview with two directors and mentor teachers
Be yourself! Unless you're not energetic, then be energetic

Interview Question – If you had to sing a song in front of a group of children, what would you sing?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – no negotiation

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Summer Teaching Job Interview

Anonymous Employee
Austin, TX

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Breakthrough Collaborative in March 2011.

Interview Details – Just character questions and what not.

Interview Question – Who is someone you look up to?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Breakthrough Teacher Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Breakthrough Collaborative.

Interview Details – Apply early! I applied and sent in my application at least 2 months before the application date. Overall, the Austin staff made the whole experience (interview, training, teaching) enjoyable. If you're willing to give of your self and time, apply. It's a rewarding position and even if you don't want to teach, you'll learn a lot.

Interview Question – Not very difficult at all. Make a teaching presentation on a study habit   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Teacher Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Breakthrough Collaborative in April 2010.

Interview Details – There was an online application in which you submitted short essays explaining why you wanted to join the organization. Following the online application, I submitted a 7-min video of a lesson plan along with a short video of a cheer teaching an academic skill. Finally, I had a phone interview. To prepare for the interview I had to review scenarios that we discussed during the phone conversation. There were multiple steps but my summer with the Breakthrough Collaborative was unbelievable.

Interview Question – Describe a challenge you overcame.   Answer Question

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