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Teach for America Interviews

Updated 19 Feb 2015
Updated 19 Feb 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty



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    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
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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 £10 to £25 million (GBP) per year
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