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"Great organization with great opportunities"

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Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

• Great personal growing experience
• Ability to develop a variety of skills beyond teaching

Cons

• Too data driven at times
• A lot of your experience depends on the school you are placed in and how well you mesh with your co-workers there

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "I felt less like a corps member most days and more like a teacher at my school"

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    Current Employee - Corps Member - Charter School in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Corps Member - Charter School in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They were pretty hands off which was great for me since I already had a ton of people in and out of my room all of the time. I didnt need them as much, as I studied education in school and had previous teaching experience.

    Cons

    They were hands off - could be problematic for those who have never experienced teaching
    The "all corps saturdays" were long and sometimes felt like a waste of time, especially for a teacher who needed to grade and make lesson plans.. good thing they were only once a month!

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more people of color (especially black males)


  2. "Corps Member"

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    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - TFA Corps Member in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Closing the achievement gap is possible.

    Cons

    Not enough knowledgeable staff
    Placement is schools with inexcusable working conditions with no support

    Advice to Management

    Make sure MTLDs have experience in the classroom of 5+ years and are in your CMs classroom ALL THE TIME. Do not give MTLDs over 30 CMs each. They cannot successfully support that many.

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