Teach for America

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Hard but worth it.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ
Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ

I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

Pros

A very good job to find out what you are made of. TFA will test your limits emotionally, intellectually, and physically. This is a commitment that should not be taken lightly.

Cons

Long hours, low pay, and being disconnected from your family. There is no way to predict how your TFA experience will be until you are actually employed by a school.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop trying to model instructional techniques when communicating information to adults.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Corp Member, DFW region

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - You get to work with incredibly motivated and intelligent people with strong leadership qualities.
    -If you are a recent college graduate, most people are in the same age group and at the same point in their lives.
    -Extensive support and room for growth `

    Cons

    - Long hours, for me, due to learning how to teach during my first year teaching.
    -Possibility to be placed in a part of the country you are not comfortable in or fit in easily with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great experience as long as you know what you are getting into

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    - Positive outlook and relentless dedication by staffers and organization to further their mission
    - Always people available to give support or help if requested
    - Very reflective organization that values feedback and improvement at almost every level

    Cons

    - Expectations seem daunting at first
    - Not great a communication
    - Training will not fully prepare you for teaching, but nothing really could

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be genuinely reflective and react to how corps members are feeling and doing - also, continue to try and connect the work of corps members so that the feeling of a movement can become more palpable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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