Match Charter Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Match Corps Tutor Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Match Charter.
Interview Details – I was contacted quickly via email to set up an interview, and the phone interview took place within a week.
Interview Question – The interview itself was awkward- it felt like I was speaking with an automated machine rather than a person. The questions were relatively straightforward- why do you want to work here, what would be the biggest challenge, etc. Answer Question
Match Corps Tutor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Match Charter.
Interview Details – Phone interview and then full day in person at the school involving a tour of the school, classroom observance, and observed sample tutoring sessions
Interview Question – Why Match? Answer Question
Match Corps Tutor Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Match Charter in October 2013.
Interview Details – First round was a phone interview. I was asked to describe a challenging situation and a situation when I had to react to feedback.
On-site interview was half day long. They first showed me around--toured the school building. Then I was put in a classroom to observe a teacher teaching for about 30 minutes. The corps director greeted me after the session and asked me to talk about what I saw. Then I was put in another classroom to observe a 1st grade tutor session. Then I had to do my own with a 2nd grader (for less than 5 minutes). They gave me feedback after this and brought me another 2nd grader to do another session on the same material. Finally, I had a sit-down interview with the director. There were no trick questions.
Interview Question – Nothing exceptionally hard... Answer Question
Teacher Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I interviewed at Match Charter in March 2011.
Interview Details – Very long process. I flew in to Boston and my flight was delayed - I didn't arrive until 4 in the morning and my interview was at 8 am. No one asked me any personal questions (ie where i was from, how i was doing) and it was all business / go.. go.. go. I had several interviews, took a Spanish test, tutored a student, and taught a lesson to a teacher pretending to be a student. I think it gives good impression of what MATCH is like - if you like something that structured and intense, then it might be for you.
Interview Question – Spanish test! Answer Question
Match Corp Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Match Charter in March 2012.
Interview Details – I filled out an online application and then was invited to a phone interview. The phone interview was short about 20 minutes and consisted of asking questions about my background, why I was interested in Match, and my knowledge of the achievement gap and Match's school philosophy.
Interview Question – Why are you interested in Match Corp? Answer Question
Corps Member Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Match Charter in March 2012.
Interview Details – There was a phone interview and then a full-day, on-site interview. The on-site interview consisted of tutoring sessions, a few one-on-one interviews, and downtime with students and current Corps members.
Interview Question – They didn't ask any trick questions; just be knowledgeable about MATCH and prepare like you would for any other interview. Answer Question
Anonymous Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Match Charter in December 2011.
Interview Details – First interview is a phone interview where they get a general sense of why you want to join MATCH. They ask questions about your familiarity with the no-excuses charter school model, and they ask you to respond to a reading about no excuses teaching practices.
Second interview is on-site at the school. You do two interview sessions and receive feedback on your sessions. They want to see how receptive you are to feedback, so it is key that you be reflective on how your tutoring sessions go and don't appear defensive. You do an interview with the principal and the corps director where they press to see how much grit and drive you have, as well as to see whether you've dealt with challenging situations in your past.
You also have lunch with a corps member and with students, so they can ascertain how well you interact with students and with peers.
Interview Question – Working at MATCH is really, really difficult. Why do you think you have what it takes to be a MATCH Corps member? Answer Question
Teacher Residency Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Match Charter in April 2011.
Interview Details – interviewer on the phone was not very clear or understandable. asked the same question in a row twice and only realized halfway through that he had done that. didn't conduct the phone interview as professionally as he should have
Interview Question – why do you want to work for match Answer Question