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Former Employee - Teacher  in  Hartford, CT
Former Employee - Teacher in Hartford, CT

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

Pros

The training is condensed into 5 weeks, but is rigorous, thorough, and best-practices driven. Student achievement is the centerpiece to everything that you learn, which shows that TFA has the children's best interests at its heart. You get incredible ongoing support from within TFA, as well as continuing education and/or professional development to constantly ensure that you're serving your students well.

Cons

On top of whatever work your school expects from you, TFA requires additional materials that must be turned in. It is a LOT of work, but you know it's to best serve your students. Finding down time can be a challenge, particularly in your first year. You've got to be committed to the cause and to your students in order to make it through the program! Otherwise, you'll fade quickly.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Teach for America

  1.  

    Quickly Growing Organization Trying to Scale Properly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member
    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time

    Pros

    Prestigious, Accomplished People, Rewarding Work

    Cons

    Corps Member Alumni outreach, MTLD role structure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on scaling the organization in such a way that still keeps TFA competitive and prestigious

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of learning, growing, and politcs

    Current Employee - Corps Member  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Corps Member in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great way to make a difference. Pay is decent if you consider the AmeriCorps grants. Really does a good job on preparing CMs with correct mindsets.

    Cons

    Tons of politics within the corporate staff. Placement can be difficult, and also there is a wide variance between placement schools. So some CMs may seem amazing but have an easier school, while other CMs may look terrible but have a much more difficult situation.

    ALSO, long hours. As in 70-90 hours/week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure every region is truly living up to the mission

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