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"Hard but worth it."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ
Current Employee - Teacher in Newark, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

A very good job to find out what you are made of. TFA will test your limits emotionally, intellectually, and physically. This is a commitment that should not be taken lightly.

Cons

Long hours, low pay, and being disconnected from your family. There is no way to predict how your TFA experience will be until you are actually employed by a school.

Advice to Management

Stop trying to model instructional techniques when communicating information to adults.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

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    "Corp Member, DFW region"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Teacher in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You get to work with incredibly motivated and intelligent people with strong leadership qualities.
    -If you are a recent college graduate, most people are in the same age group and at the same point in their lives.
    -Extensive support and room for growth `

    Cons

    - Long hours, for me, due to learning how to teach during my first year teaching.
    -Possibility to be placed in a part of the country you are not comfortable in or fit in easily with.


  2. "A place to grow and gain skills to be an educator ONLY!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 2011 Corps Member in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - 2011 Corps Member in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gain great experience with organization and leadership, work with like minded peers, is a prestigious organization.

    Cons

    Straining work, little managerial support, have separate expectations with local district.

    Advice to Management

    The teachers need more support and guidance in the classroom with a lower faculty to corps member ratio.

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