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A very lasting experience, wouldn't do it any differently

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Current Employee - Math Teacher  in  Denver, CO
Current Employee - Math Teacher in Denver, CO

I have been working at Teach for America full-time for more than a year

Pros

-Really rewarding
-Direct impact
-Strong relationships with students
-Quick development of teaching skills and management skills
-Great support

Cons

-Work is very hard, expect to work long hours

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Opportunity to push yourself

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher

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

    Pros

    Real world experience in management, self control, pushing yourself to your limits, incredible rewards in helping under achieving schools turn around their classrooms.

    Cons

    You are pretty much on your own in a poorly managed school. If you don't want to be their, or aren't a self started, it will show.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Incredible fast paced mission driven place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Manager, Teacher Leadership Development  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager, Teacher Leadership Development in Houston, TX

    I worked at Teach for America full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + Talented and passionate people.
    + Everyone is on the same page regarding the mission. Completely selfless leadership.
    + Although everyone works incredibly hard, the work life balance is pretty strong. There are weekends and evenings from time to time but they are manageable.

    Cons

    - TFA is fast paced and high stakes. It can be emotionally exhausting fighting an uphill battle, which the organization is doing by trying to eliminate educational inequity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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