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Former Employee - High School English Teacher in Richmond, CA
Former Employee - High School English Teacher in Richmond, CA
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I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Teach For America is an amazing, eye-opening experience. You will meet amazing people and contribute to society in a meaningful, rewarding way.

Cons

The TFA experience is very intense and not everyone can handle it. Working with high school students is particularly difficult for young straight out of college. Understanding the difficulties and trauma in the community is very important. There is a strong possibility of transference and counter-transference of trauma and post-traumatic stress. This is not an experience to undertake lightly and frankly, working education in this capacity is simple not sustainable.

Advice to Management

Understand that your corps members are often in very difficult situations. Try to recognize when they may need support not only with achieving significant gains, but also mentally, psychologically, and emotionally.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "TFA is a great place to start a career."

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    Former Employee - Math Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Math Teacher in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Results oriented; Meaningful work; Committed staff members.

    Cons

    Work Life balance; Emotionally challenging.


  2. "A close knitt team of hardworking people trying to make a difference in education."

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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Grant Liaison in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps Grant Liaison in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    High amount of flexibility. Lots of resources. Capable staff.

    Cons

    Some disorganization. Aspects of cliques were visible if somewhat nuanced.

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