Teach for America Corps Member Interview Questions

Updated Aug 22, 2015
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Corps Member Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Teach for America (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

Interview

Very long interview process. Overall took about 4 months. Application, online test, phone interview and in person interview with sample lesson plan before getting an offer. Asked a lot of the same questions throughout the whole process.

Interview Questions

  • Asked a lot of questions about my background, leadership experience and extracurricular activities.   Answer Question

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    Corp Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America (Austin, TX) in September 2014.

    Interview

    - lengthy, 3 possible parts: application, phone interview, in person/group interview The website is pretty transparent about the process. If you are a strong candidate you can skip the phone interview.

    Interview Questions

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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Teach for America (Boston, MA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    -Initial application -- essay, background questions -Phone interview -- focus on achievement gap and if they think you'll stay in education for longer than the two years. More likely to choose people who are -Person interview -- one on one, group interview activity, sample teaching lesson. Prepare something you know well

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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview

    Rigorous. I skipped the phone interview. Teach For America wants to see that you've been a leader in your classroom. Teach For America also likes to see data and numbers to quantify the accomplishments that you've had in the leadership roles.

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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview

    3 Phase Application Process 1. An online application- a few short answers and a couple of essays 2. Phone interview- about a 30 minute skype interview (basic questions on your interest in joining the Corps) 3. In person interview- 5-minute lesson plan, followed by group work and concluding in an interview

    Interview Questions

    • What was the hardest class you took during your undergrad years?   Answer Question
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Eugene, OR
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America (Eugene, OR) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process has several parts. The phone call is by far the easiest (this also indicates that you have made it through the initial online application), the sample teach was a foreign thing to me having no background in education, and the one on one interview the the recruiter was challenging but also my favorite portion. The sample teach may pose a problem for applicants who are unsure about planning a lesson, but I recommend contacting alumni and keeping your sample lesson objective as SIMPLE as possible. (e.g. I witnessed a wonderful sample lesson all about "What is a Noun?")

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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Middletown, CT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Teach for America (Middletown, CT) in March 2011.

    Interview

    You submit an application and if they like yours enough they schedule a phone interview. Once you do a phone interview they decide whether they want to invite you for the in-person interview. At the in-person interview day you present a short lesson plan to a class of other applicants and two interviewers, then do an individual interview with one of the interviewers.

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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Teach for America in March 2014.

    Interview

    It involved an online application, phone interview, online assessment, and all-day interview where you presented a mini-lesson and had a one-on-one interview. You are asked to describe yourself, how you would approach various scenarios, why you are interested in the organization.

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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America in February 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process was straight forward. Filled out an online application and wrote a few essays. I was contacted for a first phone interview with a former corps member. The former corps member was very pleasant and easy to talk to, the entire conversation lasted about 50 minutes. The application process was all very easy and you could see your interview status online.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you faced adversity. Tell me about your organization skills   Answer Question
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very friendly and kind. There is an online application an then a phone interview and then a in person interview. You will have to do a sample lesson for 5 minutes, as well.

    Interview Questions

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