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"Challenging but rewarding."

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Former Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
Former Employee - Teacher in Phoenix, AZ
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I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Incredible experience learning first hand about educational issues and teaching.

Cons

Incredibly challenging being a new teacher, learning as you go, and getting certified at the same time.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "hard working, yet flexible and fun"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teach for America as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The vibe is definitely hardworking - leaning towards type A - but still cool and collected, so it makes for a trusting environment. It's also work you can feel good about, has a strong feedback system, diverse, very very flexible working conditions at National HQ and supportive management. It's the gold standard for nonprofits, but be prepared to work long and hard.

    Cons

    You might end up making less than similar positions in corporate America.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the sheer amount of flexibility made some teams feel disconnected from each other.


  2. "Outstanding Opportunities... Not Perfect, but One of the Best in Meaningful Reform Efforts"

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    Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Contractor - TFA Corps Member in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teach for America as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Almost unparalleled network of educators and education professionals
    -Numerous opportunities for professional development
    -Advancement potential far beyond the entry-level "Corps Member" position
    -Highly diverse team of coworkers and partners

    Cons

    -Relocation is often necessary for advancement
    -Stringent/required "buy-in" to TFA best practices leaves little room for personal innovation

    Advice to Management

    -Strengthen the hiring preferences and practices for TFA alums seeking employment in their home regions
    -Expand your staff in each region to include a curriculum and development specialist with specific knowledge in special education

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