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    Be crystal clear of what you want to get out of your time with TFA.

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    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member
    Current Employee - TFA Corps Member

    I have been working at Teach for America full-time


    Steep learning curve - you will growth, and you will have to growth fast. You will meet many good people with their hearts in the right place.


    Do not expect the same level of professionalism from TFA compared to what you would from big corporations. Most TFA managers are amateurs at management but were promoted because they were good teachers.

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    You should not have worried about hiding all the catches from your prospective applicants - they would have still applied if they believed in your mission. But being sketchy about the potential challenges they would face is why the churn rate is so high.

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Teach for America Interviews

Updated 5 Dec 2014
Updated 5 Dec 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty



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    Corps Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Teach for America.

    Interview Details

    Filled out the 4th deadline online application the night before the deadline and was notified within two weeks that I had been advanced to the final interview stage, skipping the phone interview. My final interview was about 3 weeks later and I had to complete an online activity. I prepared my sample teach the night before, read the 3 required articles. The group interview was approximately 2 hours long - short presentation first, then sample teaches (roughly 7 people candidates interviewing), then the group problem-solving activity, and then signing up for idividual interviews. The individual interview was about 1 hour long.

    Interview Questions
    • Probably the most challenging part was that mine was a virtual interview, which placed some limitations on the sample teaches. Overall in the personal interview I got the impression that they wanted statistics - how many members did I lead in my extracurricular activity, how much of an improvement that was over the previous year, the size of our budget, etc.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    My finals conflicted with the Summer Institute.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview

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100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2014
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Website www.teachforamerica.org
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1989
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Education
Revenue £5 to £10 million (GBP) per year
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