Employee Review

  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Mission-aligned and hardworking team

    Mar 31, 2021 - Network Support in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Positive impact on students. Willingness to adjust as necessary. Smart team with strong execution.

    Cons

    Problematic history with no excuses. Strong personalities can lead to conflict. Frequent change can limit positive momentum.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good

    Oct 13, 2021 - Substitute Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great staff and benefits here

    Cons

    Downside was some of the staff were rude at times

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Start If Teaching Without Experience

    Sep 1, 2021 - Teacher-In-Residence in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Achievement First trains you on what's really important: classroom management and how to create/deliver a lesson. As a TIR it's very hands on and you can see everything you need to do in person (or by example). We help distribute school breakfast and lunch daily and observe classes with our time in between. We help teachers by making copies and managing the class as well so that the load is lighter. Gradually over time, TIRs take more responsibility in the classroom and should be prepared to teach by the end of the year. Earlier work shift: Yes this might sound like a bad thing but the bright side is that you get WAY MORE DONE earlier in the day than later. Parking and traffic isn't as bad so as soon as you get used to getting up earlier, it's great. It's become a wonderful new habit I developed this year.

    Cons

    It is an earlier work day and longer than 8 hours (9 hour shift). If you start as a TIR, it doesn't mean that you will stay as a TIR for a full year. When the need is met, you can be offered a teaching position, which is great! However, depending on the person, you might feel rushed into it. But thankfully there's always two teachers for each class so you won't be alone! My school is great, and I love being here but I know it's not the same across the board for other schools.

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