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"Teach for America, while a challenge, offers a lot of support."

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Current Employee - Corps Member in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Corps Member in Washington, DC
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Feeling like you're making a difference. Prestige when looking for other jobs after commitment ends. A lot of support from TFA regional and national staff. Tons of resources available to all TFA corps members.

Cons

Definitely a challenge. Huge time commitment. Stressful. Lack of choice about living location/subject you teach/school you teach at.

Advice to Management

Be more realistic about how difficult it can be when you join TFA. Make Institute longer or ensure that teachers get more experience before they're in their own classroom.

Other Employee Reviews for Teach for America

  1. "Cult"

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    Former Intern - Ccc in Syracuse, NY
    Former Intern - Ccc in Syracuse, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot about education issues and become very passionate about it.

    Cons

    It's a cult and all they care about is metric results, which can be frustrating if your brain doesn't work that way.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes way to organized down to the last detail, and sometimes not organized at all and super last minute about things. Pick one!!


  2. "Never boring!"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work is extremely rewarding, never boring, and provides great stories for friends and family. Also very livable pay.

    Cons

    Long hours, a lot of up's and downs, and dealing with incompetent or uncaring coworkers. For the most part, the demands of the work and the people you are with.

    Advice to Management

    Provide good training once you have TFA members at your school.

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