Teach for America TEACHER Interview Questions

Updated Sep 2, 2014
Updated Sep 2, 2014
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30 min phone interview intially - fairly standard questions, next step was half day in person interview where you had to present a practice 5 minute lesson plan, and participate in a group discussion observed by interviewers, and then a one on one interview with a teach for america staff member

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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I first filled out the online application and met with a recruiter from my school. Then I had a phone interview, which was very nice. I did some online tests and then was offered a final in-person interview, which lasted all day.

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    • The sample teaching lesson was the most difficult for me because the outlines were very vague.   Answer Question
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    Teacher Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    phone interview was about resume

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

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    Practice, practice, practice. The teaching portion of the interview is a big deal. Five minutes is not a long time and if you have a larger group, you want to make sure you are using your time and your students (fellow interviewees) wisely. Also, try to prep as much as you can before hand so that you don't go over your set up time.

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    • The most difficult and unexpected question was how you could improve a routine that already works for you.   Answer Question
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    Teacher Interview

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    The hiring process is pretty straightforward. First a phone interview, where they try to get an idea of who you are, why you're interested, and what you've done so far. Then, after a few online assignments, a group interview. Mine was on WebEx because I was unable to be on site on the scheduled group interview days. This includes a lesson plan and some role play.

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    Teacher Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Collected emails from student campus recruiters. TFA reaches out to you to schedule an interview to talk about what TFA is and how you fit with their mission. Mostly reviewing your resume and your activities and involvement in college.

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    • Nothing too difficult. Mostly about why you want to join TFA   Answer Question
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    Teacher Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Teach for America.

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    Started with an application then proceeded to a phone interview followed by the final in person interview.

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    Teacher Interview

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    Application. I honestly think the most important part of the application is the essay. Read over their website extremely thoroughly and make sure you don't raise any red flags by sounding like a privileged college student who wants to come save the poor urban kids.

    Phone Interview. Pretty straight forward. The interviewer was nice. 70% of the time was spent on one bullet of my resume. Don't know if that's normal lol. They ask questions about how your experiences relate to what you'd be doing in the classroom.

    In-Person Interview
    Some of the questions were repeats of questions I'd been asked on the phone. They also asked a few questions about the online video. They asked how do I keep organized/manage my time, we talked about my resume some more. There was a role playing portion where the interviewer acted as a school administrator and I was a teacher requesting something.

    Group Activity
    In my group this was excruciating. There were a number of douches that actively tried to monopolize all of the talking time. Getting in a word was difficult. It definitely felt like a competition lol. I would say try to make 4 or 5 good points, but don't be the main person talking.

    Lesson Plan
    THE SIMPLER THE BETTER when it comes to your lesson. And don't procrastinate on it! It will take a lot longer than you think. I would say don't start it less than 5 days in advance. Present it at least 5 times to friends, timed. That's where I messed up *tear* lol

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you missed an assignment/deadline.   Answer Question
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    Teacher Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    Applied online at the last possible day. Got a phone interview. Invited for the final interview but declined

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    Teacher Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    You start off with an initial interview, and then most people get phone interviews as well. The phone interview lasts 30 minutes, and was pretty relaxed for me since it was with a former corps member and she was outgoing and very nice. The downside to the process is that the turnover time between the phone interview, being informed if you made it to the next round, and obtaining recommendations is very short. I had to ask for recommendations before I even knew if I made it to the final interview stage (which I didn't).

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    • When was a time you had to work with someone and had a difficult time?   Answer Question
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