Teach for America Corps Member Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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Corps Member Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

It's a long and detailed interview process with a lot of what appears to be unnecessary paperwork (like manually entering all classes into the online system). I found the final interview round most challenging. I recommend meeting with TFA alumni to prepare for the final interview, like the mock teaching exercise.

Interview Questions
No Offer

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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied through the standard online process. Was required to submit an extensive work/academic history, answer questions about desire to join TFA/teaching philosophy, etc. Made it to next round, had to watch videos online of teaching scenarios and respond to questions about videos. Was given a phone interview which lasted ~30 minutes, covering basic behavioral topics (challenging experiences in group, why interested in TFA, etc.). Was rejected at this point in the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Video scenario responses were quite open-ended and therefore challenging.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    There are three steps to the application process. 1.) An Application 2.) A phone Interview 3.) A day long final interview. They are very selective in their practices and they do not give you feedback so I am still unaware of what I did wrong during the final interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    written application, Phone interview and then final interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Lengthy initial online application, phone interview, then full-day interview. Make sure that you know their core values and what they are about as an organization. They are very data-driven and want to know specific examples of your leadership showcased through particular situations.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interviewer was friendly. He focused a lot on a random part of my resume and really grilled me on it.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long interview process that begins with a lengthy application. Then it is followed by phone interview and if you make it to the next round it is an in person interview that lasts about 4 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    The application process has multiple steps: a written application, a phone interview (these days), and an in person interview. The in person interview includes personal/scenario-type questions as well as a sample lesson. They are particularly interested in how you deal with adversity or difficult situations in the personal interview and be prepared to discuss your strategies for multitasking/organization.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there is no negotiation. think carefully about your region ranking - if you rank a region of "high need" highly you are very likely to be assigned there if accepted
    Accepted Offer
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process has three rounds. Application, Telephone Interview, Group interview. The questions focus on your ability to be a team player and your ability to work with others in various situations.

    Interview Questions
    • We were given a scenario that could occur in the school and how you would handle that case   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    online application, final interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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