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"Challenging, life-changing experience as a core member."

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Former Employee - High School Math Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
Former Employee - High School Math Teacher in Indianapolis, IN
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Positive Outlook
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I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

Pros

As a core member, you have the opportunity to make a direct impact on the community and affect students' lives. You are "thrown to the sharks," but I know this experience made me confront my weaknesses and grow as a person while raising awareness of the education gap in America.

Cons

Your experience and the challenges you face is largely dependent on the school where you are placed to teach - which you have very little control over.

Advice to Management

Work with core members more to ensure they have solid career options after the two-year commitment - begin working with first year core members so that they do not miss out on opportunities which require earlier action.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "TFA Corps Member"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Hartford, CT
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong culture and motivation to create educational equality
    - Management is always willing to help to improve professionalism and work output
    - Corps members with similar ideas and values
    - Strong emotional and support support network

    Cons

    - Long work hours during the week
    - High emotional stress
    - Work occasionally required on weekends
    - Lack of resources in work environment

    Advice to Management

    Continue to positively motivate corps members to create transformational change.


  2. "Extremely satisfied Corps Member"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Corps Member in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great professional development and support. I was also very happy with my school placement. Teach For America is nationally recognized so it has been pretty easy to find a job after being a Corps Member. I love the mission of TFA and the values they bring. This was very personally satisfying.

    Cons

    Saturday professional developments are annoying to go to. Some of my friends got placed in extremely difficult schools. Over two years I taught many different subjects and had some bad experiences with administration at my school.

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