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NYC Teaching Fellows CEO Anthony Finney
Anthony Finney
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  • "Ultimately, if you can afford to go to graduate school and work part/full time in another capacity, you will have a much better outcome(in 5 reviews)

  • "Hi stress because of teaching and grad school workloads combined(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "This program is only for you if you are dedicated to serving NYC public schools."

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    Current Employee - Special Education Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *Majority of tuition subsidized *Become an employee of the DOE with full benefits while completing masters. *Pre service training (PST) will prepare you for the expectations of the DOE *The support system of current Fellows and alums *No commitment to stay with the DOE once you complete the program *You are placed for PST training- but you select your school placement in the DOE (apply, interview, and decide if...

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    Cons

    *Balancing the demands of full time teaching and completing a masters program *Onsite training (on the job training with a class) for PST is demanding- you have to lose yourself and be whatever the coach wants you to be (ADVICE: Do whatever it takes to pass.Once you complete PST you chose the school that fits you and allows you to develop your teacher self) *The stipend is low during training

    Advice to Management

    I am very happy with my Masters Program because my course work is relevant and can be applied to my pedagogy immediately. The CST webinars to prep for state certification exams and online portal checklist, and helpline were great resources to get me off to a solid strat in the program. PST onsite training is disheartening, try training staff on how to approach training adults. It honestly feels like a hazing process and...

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    NYC Teaching Fellows2019-03-31
  2. "all negative reviews are accurate. don't do this to yourself in this amazing job market. no resason for it."

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    Current Employee - Fellow in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    not many, maybe the kids of you're lucky.

    Cons

    so many this could turn into a bible worth of comments

    Advice to Management

    spy on your coaches more. They use this program as a means of doing nothing while fellows do their work.

    NYC Teaching Fellows2019-04-14
  3. "Ruined my life"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at NYC Teaching Fellows

      Pros

      Great opportunities if you are incompetent

      Cons

      Dysfunctional opaque makes problems worse in nyc public ed

      NYC Teaching Fellows2019-04-11
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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time

      Pros

      Good way to get certified quickly

      Cons

      Very stressful jobs, expect to work long hours.

      NYC Teaching Fellows2018-12-22
    • "Great opportunity -Pathway to Teaching Career"

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        Former Employee - NYC Teaching Fellow 
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        I worked at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Can start working at a teacher from the start, don't have to wait to finish Education Masters

        Cons

        Hi stress because of teaching and grad school workloads combined

        NYC Teaching Fellows2018-10-23
      • "NYC Teaching Fellow"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I have been working at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time

        Pros

        -it's a quick route to teaching in the NYC public school system. -your masters in Education gets subsidized heavily. -you meet a lot of great people who are passionate about the field.

        Cons

        -long days -low stipend -constant pressure during the training period

        NYC Teaching Fellows2018-09-27
      • Helpful (5)

        "Awful."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend

        I have been working at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time

        Pros

        The children. Cohort friendships, support and networking.

        Cons

        Very poorly managed program. Grad school classes are not very relevant or helpful. Coaches, Lead instructors can be absolutely fake and horrible. The way they treat some fellows is just sad and pathetic. Sure, they are well educated and have lots of experience but they have no idea how to be a decent human being. No support, you have to figure out a lot on your own. It helps if you have at least some experience before...

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        Advice to Management

        Revamp this program. It makes no sense to teach fellows about empathy and respect all day, yet the staff won't lead by example. Many fellows will probably agree that it is the staff (coaches, TADs and Lead instructors) who make this program much more frustrating than it needs to be. Therefore, train them to act like coaches and not bullies.

        NYC Teaching Fellows2018-10-28
      • Helpful (2)

        "Not worth the stress"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time

        Pros

        Nothing at all. Cohort relationships that is about it.

        Cons

        Long days sleepless nights little pay lack of preparation pointless extra work terrible coaches who constantly complain about not wanting to be a coach placed in the worst schools possible, no support

        NYC Teaching Fellows2018-10-24
      • Helpful (6)

        "This Organization Commits Some Acts That Are Likely Illegal"

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        Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at NYC Teaching Fellows for more than 8 years

        Pros

        The mission is great. It is unfortunate that they don't accomplish that mission.

        Cons

        The organization overhires people in order to ensure that all positions are filled. In the event that there not attrition to reduce the number of applicants by summer's end, they get rid of some of their qualified fellows, who by then have invested time, money, and energy into the program. The org should be shut down by its funders.

        NYC Teaching Fellows2018-09-29
      • Helpful (3)

        "Even if you're desperate, don't do this to yourself."

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time

          Pros

          The amazing kids you get to work with. Some of the children you work with know more about respect than many of the coaches and other adults. You get to meet a few great people.

          Cons

          Very disorganized. Biased coaches, lots of favoritism and disrespectful people. You won't get much help from anyone even if you ask and show that you care. In fact, everything that you say will go against you. They make assumptions about you and look for excuses to give you low ratings if they don't like you for some reason.

          Advice to Management

          Coaches need to be trained. Some of them clearly don't know what they are doing and make assumptions, "forget" to tell fellows important information and don't give helpful feedback at all. The coaches should spend more time training or helping fellows instead of idly standing around, engaging in gossip and being disrespectful. Every classroom and student is different. Behavioral techniques taught in SBS won't...

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          NYC Teaching Fellows2018-10-01
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