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Memphis TFA alum

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Former Employee - 7th Grade Math Teacher in Memphis, TN (US)
Former Employee - 7th Grade Math Teacher in Memphis, TN (US)

I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

You will be a Jedi warrior if you survive this program. It is incredibly rewarding, and your growth is directly proportional to the immense challenges you will face.

Cons

My experience, as well as every other Memphis corps member I've every spoken to, will attest to the difficulty of this job. Imagine trying to complete a crucial task at a desk while all your papers are attempting to fly away and your office supplies are brawling on the floor. That neatly sums up the tfa memphis experience, but the sweetness of success is all the better for those challenges.

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    Former Employee - 2010 Corps Member in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - 2010 Corps Member in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teach For America is a very worthwhile cause/calling/organization. The corps members are bright and positive and eager to make an impact in the communities where they teach.

    Cons

    There is a grueling induction process, sort of boot camp for teachers. Many consecutive nights with about 4 hours of sleep.

  2. Great way to enter the education sector.

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    Former Employee - Pre-K Corps Member in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Pre-K Corps Member in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Teach for America full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security, teaching experience, professional development, insight into education policy, opportunity to impact the achievement gap

    Cons

    Challenging work/life balance, high stress environment, TFA staff are resistant to alternative views on education reform

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Corps Member feedback on the importance of social & emotional development of students in addition to academic gains.

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