Teach for America

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Former Employee - High School English Teacher in Richmond, CA
Former Employee - High School English Teacher in Richmond, CA

I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Teach For America is an amazing, eye-opening experience. You will meet amazing people and contribute to society in a meaningful, rewarding way.

Cons

The TFA experience is very intense and not everyone can handle it. Working with high school students is particularly difficult for young straight out of college. Understanding the difficulties and trauma in the community is very important. There is a strong possibility of transference and counter-transference of trauma and post-traumatic stress. This is not an experience to undertake lightly and frankly, working education in this capacity is simple not sustainable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that your corps members are often in very difficult situations. Try to recognize when they may need support not only with achieving significant gains, but also mentally, psychologically, and emotionally.

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    Character building position

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    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in New York, NY
    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in New York, NY

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Developed organizational & management skills.

    Cons

    A very time demanding role, but worth the results.

    Recommends
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    Teach for America is ok...

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    Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Baltimore, MD
    Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Teach for America as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    They are very good at developing your leadership skills, time management, and organizational ability. Additionally you will become a better public speaker.

    Cons

    They have a one way or not at all mentality. Little room for you to become your own teacher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The schedule everyday is very long and there is alot of time that is spent as "alone work time". The day should be shortened and we can have our alone work time back on campus.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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