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Teach for America TFA Corps Member Interview Questions

Updated Mar 14, 2017
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TFA Corps Member Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at Teach for America.

Interview

Phone interview with basic questions; in-person interview with a group. Multiple activities including traditional interview and presentation of a lesson. At the end there was also a 1:1 interview.

Interview Questions

  • How do you organize your short term and long term projects/deadlines?   Answer Question

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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview

    Extensive interview. Online application is the easiest part, but they require candidates to complete pre work before the final interview such as short answer responses to questions that require a lot of thought and time. Make sure to be prepared for the five-minute demo, include an evaluation of the students and make sure to know how to respond to wrong answers.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a project (they also ask class) you had a challenge with?
      They ask follow-up questions about it, when did you realize it was going to be challenging? What was the end result?  
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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Teach for America in February 2017.

    Interview

    Filled out application online and received a notification within days about signing up for an interview. As i couldn't make it to an interview location, they had convenient virtual interview times that you could sign up for. The interview consisted of presenting a teaching lesson to other interviewees, a group activity, and a one-on-one interview.

    Interview Questions

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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America (Ann Arbor, MI).

    Interview

    It was a group interview. You were given an issue and you had to figure out if you would vote yes or no on the resolution while working together.

    Interview Questions

    • How are you able to stay organized? Why are you passionate about this organization?   Answer Question
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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America (Chicago, IL) in November 2016.

    Interview

    First, everyone in the interview gave their sample lesson plan. Then, we were given a short introduction to Teach For America and the experiences of our interviewers in the Corps. Then, we did a group activity, and then had our personal interview times.

    Interview Questions

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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Teach for America (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    My interviewer shamed me for exiting an abusive situation. One of the questions she asked is when I left a commitment and I told her about when I was being physically abused on the job and had to end my contract early. This was apparently a mistake, because she would not stop mentioning it afterwards. She kept saying that they didn't know if I would be able to commit to TFA because I broke that contract previously. Let me just say that if a company is going to make people feel ashamed for leaving an abusive situation instead of trying to address the abuse, itself, that is a huge issue. In addition, there were several unprofessional aspects of the interview. Another applicant showed up almost an hour late, and they still let him interview! This was disrespectful to those of us who had actually been on time. Also, the interviewers kept forgetting to start their timers for the lesson plan portion of the interview, leading to some of the applicants to have a longer time than the others. I ended up withdrawing my application.

    Interview Questions

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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview

    The process was a set of an application, an online interview, and a a full day in person interview. My biggest piece of advice, prepare for everything! If you make it to the last round make sure you prepare your classroom lesson. Also prepare for your final interview- it is tough!

    Interview Questions

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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    It was three rounds:
    1:essay/short response
    2:phone interview
    3:in person - teach a 5 minute lesson, group interview, one on one

    The put the most emphasis on the 5 minute lesson. They want you to be able to be deliver it and be able to check for understanding within the time limit. It's also important that you the lesson engages the people in the room which are both fellow people interviewing and TFA employees. T

    Interview Questions

    • There's 30 minute one on one portion where they ask about background and really focus on why TFA and times in which you overcame adversity.   Answer Question
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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charleston, SC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America (Charleston, SC).

    Interview

    Very long process and it takes a long time to hear back, after the final interview. Phone interview, online activity, in person interview, teach a lesson, 2 referrals and a recommendation. No indication if they like you or not during the final interview. The online activity was the most difficult part for me because the questions were hard to answer.

    Interview Questions

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    TFA Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Teach for America in March 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process is pretty long and intensive --- they're really looking to see how you operate as a leader. They'll focus a lot more on leadership experiences rather than experiences you have in a classroom.

    Interview Questions

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