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NYC Teaching Fellows CEO Anthony Finney
Anthony Finney
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  • "Hi stress because of teaching and grad school workloads combined(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Teaching Fellow

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time

      Pros

      Free Master's Degree and Great Students

      Cons

      Low Pay and High Turnover

    • Teacher

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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.

    • Great opportunity -Pathway to Teaching Career

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        Former Employee - NYC Teaching Fellow 
        Recommends
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        I worked at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time for more 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 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

      • Helpful (3)

        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.

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        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

      • Helpful (2)

        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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          This Organization Commits Some Acts That Are Likely Illegal

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          Current Employee - Teacher in New York, NY
          Doesn't Recommend
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          I have been working at NYC Teaching Fellows for more than 9 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 fellows

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

            I worked at NYC Teaching Fellows

            Pros

            Feee tuition solid pay

            Cons

            Long hours, PST hard

          • Don't do it.

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
            Doesn't Recommend
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            I worked at NYC Teaching Fellows full-time

            Pros

            You get a subsidized master's degree, but you still have to pay for some of it. You get a teaching job simultaneity while getting your master's.

            Cons

            For me, I was NOT provided with a curriculum or books. I was expected to get my students to pass the regents exams they failed. They were ESL students, and I had NO knowledge of which exams they failed. How are we supposed to teach these students when given impossible scenarios? Not ok! PROVIDE TEACHERS WITH CURRICULUM AND BOOKS. GOD IT'S NOT THAT HARD.

            Advice to Management

            Get your crap together.

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