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Urban Education Fellow (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 7, 2017
I say neutral because it really depends. The way it is is or how you feel about it, is dependent on your personality. Some love it and some are not so happy.
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Great place to start teaching career
Teacher (Former Employee) –  NewarkOctober 24, 2017
I worked at Great Oaks for some time. The staff culture is very collegial but the students can be a handful. There are a lot of demands placed on the teachers to keep pace with other, more successful, more established charters. Some are necessary, some...not as important. Limited opportunity for professional growth, unless you join as a Tutor.
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one year fellowship
Tutor Corps Fellow (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 5, 2017
Worked with 6th and 7th graders by tutoring them in ELA and Math. Also conduction an after school academic program for those that needed further assistance. Team culture was amazing and communication helped complete job effectively.
Pros
great team
Cons
small stipend
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Bad school culture & overworked
Americorps Tutor Fellow (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 22, 2017
The school culture is all about discipline. Both the students and the teachers/tutors are overworked. The tutor corps program is mismanaged and very rigid.
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A great opportunity to see if you want to be in Education.
Tutor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 7, 2017
Like most jobs in education, Work/Life balance is very difficult. You can advance by becoming a teacher, or being a Corps Leader, but it doesn't seem like there is a lot of opportunity to advance. Tutors do get free housing which is great.
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Official response from Great Oaks Charter Schools
May 5, 2017

Thanks for your review. We have many tutors that return as teachers, Corps Leaders, 2nd Year Tutors as well as those that return the following school year into entry level administrative roles. We love bringing back tutors since they know the students and the model!

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Great School, Whole -Child Education
6th-7th Grade Master Teacher / Coach (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJanuary 15, 2017
This school is dedicated to student learning and character advancement. One of the best placements I have been at! Focus on college prep academics and behavior norms / habits of the whole student.
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Tutor Corp Member (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DENovember 11, 2016
Good place to work for experience working with students in an urban environment. Days are long and sometimes hard but are overall worth it.
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Difficult
AmeriCorps Member (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJJanuary 28, 2016
Management can be difficult, the school was growing and often made their tutors expendable. Very rewarding work, however you work extremely long hours and aren't compensated accordingly.
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Creative and productive
Tutor Corps (Urban Education Fellowship) (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 23, 2016
Being with students is wonderful and its really inspiring to see the growth of the scholars knowing you had a hand in this development.
Pros
Transportation
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Making A Real Difference
Front Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Newark, NJOctober 9, 2015
Non traditional academic structure, even for a charter school. Super positive environment, highly competent staff, real sense of community. No organization is perfect, but GO's commitment to academic excellence, community engagement and social mobility shines through time and time again.
Pros
Opportunity to introduce individual initiatives
Cons
Navigating advancement can be tough
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Loved it
Tutor Corps Staff Member (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DESeptember 21, 2015
Great place to get involved in education and making a daily difference, very glad that I was given a chance to work within such an amazing school.
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Fun job but not serious.
Captain (Former Employee) –  WilmingtonMay 20, 2015
A normal was answering phone calls. Screening phone calls. Setting up for events. Leading and over seeing crew . Hardest part of the job was the work not being consistent enough.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Work was not consistent .
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