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Found 66 of over 75 reviews
2.3
28% Recommend to a Friend
NYC Teaching Fellows Principal  Anthony Finney
21% Approve of CEO

Found 66 of over 75 reviews

2.3
28%
Recommend to a Friend
21%
Approve of CEO
NYC Teaching Fellows Principal  Anthony Finney
Anthony Finney
11 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Good

    Feb 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It’s easy to apply online.

    Cons

    Limited time : Only once a year.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Find something else

    Aug 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    If you land in the right school with the right people, it may work.

    Cons

    Too much work, not enough guidance, a mess.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Become a teacher with a subsidized Masters degree

    Jun 24, 2022 - Teacher in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Rigorous and thorough student-teacher training.

    Cons

    Barely anytime for yourself during the first two years of employment.

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  4. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Stressfull

    Jul 21, 2022 - NYC Teaching Fellow in Bronx, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Works as an educator fast

    Cons

    Stressful, intense, poor directions, too complicated for the salary.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    If You're Not a Para Do Teaching Collaborative Not Teaching Fellows

    Jul 12, 2022 - Teaching Fellow 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great idea for the recruitment of teachers who did not previously attend a graduate program in education and receive certification. Addresses the teaching shortage in NYC schools.

    Cons

    You roll the dice - you have to get a good teaching lead, a caring TAD, and a CC that will be there for you, the Fellow. In my case, I'm sure all three were competent teachers and overall nice folks, but I was set up for failure from the road "GO." They all have parameters they need to meet and they worry about meeting them by covering for their mistakes by leaving the fellows grasping for answers when their parameters are not met. I don't do chaos well and as someone with ADHD, it was just a matter of time. I left after three weeks. I didn't see the point because the program "killed" any desire to want to teach in the NYCDOE. Word of advice - Go thru Teaching Collaborative - you get more time to adjust to the classroom. If it were permitted, I would have transferred from TF to TC. TF should be more for paras transitioning to teachers... They understand the lingo and have exposure to the classroom. A majority of my fellow fellows were paras and they stood out. Don't select D75 or commit to Brooklyn or Bronx unless you got a hardcore purpose in why you are choosing this career.

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  6. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Unethical program

    Dec 10, 2021 - Special Education Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Working with some of the greatest kids

    Cons

    Overworked, stressed, and unethical way of preparing someone to be a teacher. Working from 8: 00 AM to 2:50 PM and working into the night once you come home. There is very little time to rest or relax. If you quit the program, you're not allowed to keep the Trans B certificate or the teaching job. They train you for 6 weeks in the summer, in which the workload is unmanageable, then throw you into a D75 school with students with severe cognitive disabilities. They do not care about the wellbeing of teachers or students. This program is inherently unethical and needs to be shutdown. Once in D75 you have kids with multiple levels inside the classroom, so you are teaching multiple grades and creating worksheets for multiple grades realistically. They don't tell you everything, but please do your research. Go the traditional route if you can. The exhaustion is unfathomable.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    great

    Nov 1, 2021 - Train Operator in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay is great people are like family

    Cons

    Schedule sucks and start and end are the worst

    1 person found this review helpful
  8. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Overfunded, chaotic and unprofessional. No oversight.

    Nov 22, 2021 - Teacher 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    You want to teach but you have no experience or qualifications? Maybe you have had another successful career and now you want to give back? Maybe you are looking for a purposeful but challenging career, but can't afford to take time off to go back to school? Or maybe you're looking for a government job that pays more than a lazy fool like you could ever earn in the private sector, where after a few years, you will be latched on and no amount of subpar work will ever get you fired? The Teaching Fellows could be just right for you!

    Cons

    During training, you will be placed in a public school with a coach. Most coaches are competent and care about their students. Most want you to succeed and will give you opportunities to become a good teacher, if you have it in you. But not all. Some coaches just want the pay bump and will treat you like a lackey. You will probably see and hear teachers do awful things in the classroom. If you ask NYCTF discreetly for advice on dealing with this while you're a Fellow, a note will be made in your file. It will be held against you. If you want to make a difference, hold your nose until you get your Internship Certificate. The staff is not respectful or professional in its dealings with you. They don't like to give their full names or communicate outside the NYCTF form. This is so they can delete all communication that makes them look bad or shows that they broke the law (I asked if it was legal for my coach to remove special ed students with from her classroom during superintendent observations - it is not, and they did nothing) . Screenshot everything. If you are in a toxic situation where your students are being bullied by a union-backed teacher, they will hang you out to dry. The partially subsidized Masters degree dangled in front of you is not the bargain it appears. CUNY is in the process of reevaluating its educational qualifications. That Masters could soon be worthless.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    I am happy I applied

    May 25, 2021 - Teacher, Elementary School 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Was able to get a teaching license and experience

    Cons

    more experience in the classroom before getting thrown in

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  10. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Terrible

    May 8, 2021 - Teacher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    MA at a reduced cost

    Cons

    Over worked and under paid

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    1 person found this review helpful
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NYC Teaching Fellows has an overall rating of 2.3 out of 5, based on over 75 reviews left anonymously by employees. 28% of employees would recommend working at NYC Teaching Fellows to a friend and 32% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, NYC Teaching Fellows employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at NYC Teaching Fellows. This rating has improved by 10% over the last 12 months.

28% of NYC Teaching Fellows employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated NYC Teaching Fellows 1.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.6 for culture and values and 2.8 for career opportunities.

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