NYC Teaching Fellows Reviews

Updated May 8, 2021

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NYC Teaching Fellows Principal  Anthony Finney
Anthony Finney
6 Ratings
Pros
  • "Cohort relationships that is about it(in 6 reviews)

  • "master's degree(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "The teacher coaches who observe you , have issues(in 13 reviews)

  • "Long hours, extremely intense structure, and hard to get direct information(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Hard work

      Nov 18, 2019 - Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Teaches mgmt techniques. Masters is subsidized.

      Cons

      You dive rt into teaching.

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Terrible

      May 8, 2021 - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      MA at a reduced cost

      Cons

      Over worked and under paid

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

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

      Mar 31, 2019 - Special Education Teacher in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      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 you accept or decline a position) allowing you to find your best fit

      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

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Disorganized high paced mess

      Jul 28, 2019 - Fellow 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Meeting awesome people who are driven to become successful teachers

      Cons

      Too fast paced You won’t have time for yourself or anyone else I don’t know how they think it’s realistic to come home and do a whole ton of work when you’re getting home after 8pm and you’ve just been working and at university all day. Communication is horrendous

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      3 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Worth it, just hardvwork

      Jun 28, 2019 - Special Education Teacher in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Alternative path to teaching

      Cons

      Long hours, no salary during PST

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Worst

      Aug 20, 2019 - Special Education Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get certified fast and meeting great people

      Cons

      During pst if your coach doesn’t like you. You wouldn’t pass the training. There’s a lot of bias and racism at some sites. This is all about luck and getting into the right site for pst.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

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

      Oct 1, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Awful.

      Oct 27, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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 you get yourself into this because there will be little to no support.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Difficult Job

      Apr 29, 2019 - Math Teacher 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Masters Degree at Reduced Cost Full-time job with benefits

      Cons

      Low-support for administration It is stressful to teach full-time while trying to get a masters.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Teacher

      Dec 22, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good way to get certified quickly

      Cons

      Very stressful jobs, expect to work long hours.

      1 person found this review helpful
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