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Teach for America Interviews

Updated 15 Apr 2015

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    Corps Member Interview

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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Teach for America (London, England).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    My finals conflicted with the Summer Institute.

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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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