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Teach for America Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2014
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1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Recruitment Associate Interview

Recruitment Associate

Interviewed at Teach for America

Interview Details – Applied online, quick response via email. 2 phone interviews, 1 project.

Interview Question – None--pretty straightforward   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Corps Member Interview

Corps Member

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – How do you organize yourself?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Corps Member Interview

Corps Member
Rochester, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Teach for America in December 2010.

Interview Details – There was an online application followed by a phone interview. Some candidates skip the phone interview and go straight to the final interview. The final interview consisted of a presentation, "sample lesson", group activity and one on one interview.

Interview Question – Why Teach For America?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Middle School Math Teacher Interview

Middle School Math Teacher

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Teach for America.

Interview Details – It was very involved and intense, but if you speak to anyone who is a teacher and have them review your practice lesson, you'll be fine. Keep it short, to the point, and allow for questions and independent work. Remember, you're not just having them take notes. You want your interviewers to remember you and your engaging lesson.

Be prepared for someone to get a question wrong in your lesson, and practice ways to respond. They looked really hurt when another person interviewing gave a flat out, "no."

Interview Question – What do you do in the face of adversity?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – There's no negotiation. You accept or reject.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Teacher Interview

Teacher
Washington, DC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Teach for America.

Interview Details – The interview process was tedious but not too difficult. They pretend like any and everyone is eligible and actually has a shot at getting accepted. They accept around 12% of applicants, so beware. The interviewers are very friendly and make you feel at ease. Just be yourself.

Interview Question – I cannot say   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Director, Business Analysis Interview

Director, Business Analysis
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Teach for America in January 2012.

Interview Details – Extremely long process. Takes time to get on folks calendars. Multiple interviews in the same day and multiple interviewers in the same interview. The organization is difficult to get into and the interview process is how they manage it. HR is slow to respond even if they are very much interested in you.

Interview Question – Be prepared to answer questions around the mission and vision of TFA and how they pertain to you. Technical questions are minimal.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Zero negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Teach for America Corp Member Interview

Teach for America Corp Member

I applied online and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at Teach for America.

Interview Details – Online Application, Phone Interview, Final Interview

Interview Question – Have you ever missed a deadline?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Corps Member Interview

Corps Member

Interviewed at Teach for America

Interview Details – online application, final interview

Interview Question – What are you greatest strengths?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Teacher Interview

Teacher

Interviewed at Teach for America

Interview Details – phone interview was about resume

Interview Question – have you ever been in a conflict with someone you worked with and what did you do about it   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Operations Coordinator Interview

Operations Coordinator
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Teach for America in November 2011.

Interview Details – Very long interview process. Questions specifically targeting organization/prioritization/project management skills. Interview probes for as specific of answers as possible that reveal a true thought process and detailed steps within your answer.

Interview Question – Many questions regarding a challenge you faced and how you prioritized, asked in many different ways - be prepared with multiple examples of how you have faced challenging workloads, communication issues, relationship issues, organizational challenges, etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations b/c it is a non profit. You accept or decline.

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