- 5.0Aug 13, 2017AnalystCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
Great culture and atmosphere to all employees.
I have not encounter one so far.480
- 5.0Aug 22, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 3 years
TFA was great with professional development and showed a real commitment to its staff and learning. There is a lot of room to grow and develop skills where you want and need!
The cons are few and far between for me, and they're changing the internal structure a lot so it might not be relevant but getting help from the national office was often a chore and a half!
- 4.0Sep 20, 2023IGNITE FellowCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
-It's very meaningful/fulfilling and you get to form good relationships with your students, incorporating both academic instruction and other forms of support and belonging-related activities. -The onboarding/Teach for America staff I've met all seem very positive, kind, and caring, and truly seem to value the fellows/tutors/employees. -There is some flexibility in your hours- you get to select which school you work with and different schools have different meeting/tutoring times. However, students are meeting with you during the school day, so if you work/are busy from from 9-5 Monday through Friday, you may not find any options that work for you. -Overall, I think it's a very meaningful and pleasant job for those that want to work with people/children in a meaningful, educational, relationship-building way but who obviously don't need benefits or full-time hours.
-You can only join this fellowship if you are a current college student to my understanding (although I believe you can continue being a fellow after graduation if you started as a student). -It is very much a part-time job and there's no option to get more hours- usually you get the opportunity to select one or two schools (doing two gets you more money) at a time, and each school placement is estimated to take about 5 hours per week of prep and tutoring. So, it's about 5-10 hours of work per week and is only available during two semesters of the year, AKA there are a number of months in the year when they don't offer the chance to work.