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Teach for America Corps Member Interview Questions

Updated Dec 5, 2014
Updated Dec 5, 2014
128 Interview Reviews

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Corps Member Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America.

Interview Details

The interviews are wonderful experience to see what the Teach For America culture is like. It is an intense process, much like the job will be if you are chosen. The phone interviews can seem a bit awkward, but that only makes the unperson interview seem much more natural. Preparing a mock lesson can seem intimidating at first, but the key is confidence and interaction.

Interview Questions
  • During the phone interview I was asked what the most difficult class I've taken in college was and how I handled it.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
You do not get to negotiate with TFA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Corp Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    First, an online form is filled out, where you answer questions about you, your experience, etc. You also upload a resume. If you advance, there is a phone interview. If you advance past that, there is a day-long, in-person interview. The interview includes a teaching sample, small group work, and a personal interview.

    Interview Questions
    • They ask you to go into great detail of a time when you overcame a problem.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    online application, final interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    phone interview, an online test, and an in-person interview

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    Very structured interview process. Expectations for interviewees are clearly defined and interview sticks to those expectations. Each stage gets increasingly more involved and difficult. First round is focused on leadership positions, second round (phone) is mostly a behavioral interview, and the third round really assesses your desire to be in the classroom.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Teach for America in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process included an online application, which was straightforward enough, but took a while to complete. This was followed by a phone interview - I'm not supposed to share the questions, but most of them can be found on glassdoor - and an online activity, which was somewhat odd.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    The interview process is long with a lot of repeated questions. Enthusiasm is everything! They're not expecting you to be an amazing teacher. But they do want people who are passionate and have strong leadership skills. As a teacher, your job is to give multiple presentations a day so part of the interview was a mock lesson. Don't worry about doing something too simple or too complicated. Just make sure you are prepared and give a strong presentation.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    Step 1: Application

    Step 2: Phone Interview (it is possible to skip straight to step 3)

    Step 3: Final Interview
    LESSON: During the final interview you will be asked to teach a sample lesson to fellow applicants and Teach for America Staff evaluators. Lesson will be 5 minutes and cover any topic you desire. It is really to show your ability to speak publicly and develop at thoughtfully planned idea.
    INTERVIEW: In a one-on-one interview, you will also be asked how you might respond to a given situation in a school setting other and other questions about how your past experiences make you a good candidate for TFA.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were pretty straight forward, but my situational question was asking about how I might respond when students have a desire to start an initiative in the school and want me to approach administration.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    I went through the phone interview and was able to complete a virtual final (due to being out of the country). My virtual interview was group interview as well. Each of the participants did a mock lesson and we had to work together to respond to a scenario. It was a test to see our problem solving abilities as well as our ability to work collaboratively. After that, we had seperate interviews with traditional questions.

    Interview Questions
    • My interviewer presented me with a scenario in which she was my principal and I wanted to propose a new program after she had already sd that no new programs cld be implemented in the remainder of the year. She gave me a few minutes to gather my thoughts, then I had to plead my case.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation, but I would encourage everyone who applies to teach for america to be sure they are interested in teaching.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Corp Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Teach for America in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    i had a phone interview as well as the day long group interview a few weeks later. Both experiences were generally pleasant. I enjoy talking about education and issues related to it, so I tended to ramble. The phone interview was casual, with questions about "a time when you were challenged" and "what is your organization style."

    Interview Questions
    • Actually describing your organization and scheduling style required me to think about why I do what I do.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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