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"Incredible."

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Current Intern - Operations Coordinator in Cleveland, MS
Current Intern - Operations Coordinator in Cleveland, MS
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Approves of CEO

I have been working at Teach for America as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

The culture of the staff is very uplifting and relational. Makes it all worth it! Institute is an event that challenges you, but builds your knowledge, skills, abilities, as well as relationships. It is a once in a life time opportunity to see a behind the scenes aspect of Teach for America working toward their mission.

Cons

You will likely be working long hours in order to reach goals; however, TFA emphasizes only working in working hours as they stress balance.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

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    "I love working for Teach For America; The mission of this organization is so incredible."

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    Current Employee - Managing Director, Strategy in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director, Strategy in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Mission is incredible
    I work with some of the smartest people I know
    It as organization that is constantly changing and improving
    Really lives by its core values

    Cons

    Growing very quickly which causes some inefficiencies
    Sometimes conscensus based to the point of inaction
    Work-life balance can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Ask for feedback and strive to learn and constantly improve. Live and work by the core values;


  2. "I had an awful experience teaching summer school during Institute"

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    Former Employee - Corps Member in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    TFA has great benefits
    They gave us generous funding and accommodations

    Cons

    Teach For America expects college graduates with no prior teaching experience to create their own worksheets and lesson plans. I was thrown into a classroom without any books a week after arriving at the summer institute. The material I managed to create was not nearly as good as peer-reviewed curriculum that I had been given as a child. Furthermore, my class had non-English speakers, special needs students, and bright students who acted out behaviorally all combined in one class. I realize TFA is trying to work within the system to create change, but I almost had a mental break down from the stress and excessive workload that summer.

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