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Free advice by real teachers to jumpstart your teaching career.
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Talk to a Teacher
Free advice by real teachers to jumpstart your teaching career.
Get Advice Now

We’re teachers who’ve got your back

Whether you’re just noodling on the idea of teaching, or ready to jump right in, we’re here to help. We’ve got decades of real world teaching experience to share. Get tips, advice, or a sense of what life in the classroom is really like.

  • Personal advice you won’t get from an article

    As seasoned teachers, we’ve had successes and big fails. We can help you learn from our mistakes and help you find ways to make the road to teaching a lot easier.

  • Tips that shortcut your career process

    You could Google a mountain of information. Or get quick, honest answers from a real person. Chances are we've been through it too – or know someone who can help you.

  • Encouragement when you need it

    Teaching–like all careers–has its ups and downs. We face these challenges every day, and can support you when your road to teaching gets tough.

How It Works - it’s easy!

  1. Fill out this 5-minute form to tell us about yourself.
  2. Look for email or text announcing your match within 48 hours.
  3. Choose your availability to talk.
  4. Pick your preference: video or phone. Text coming soon!

“I spoke with a teacher who had a similar experience to mine. Her advice helped me with interviews to the point that I was offered a job.”   – David Matchen

FAQ’s

  • How long is the call?

    Average calls are between 20 and 40 minutes. Session last for 45 minutes max.

  • What if I have follow-up questions for my teachers?

    Email us. We’ll schedule another call or get you in contact with the mentor you spoke with.

  • What formats can I use to chat with a teacher?

    For now, you can chat via Facetime, Skype, Google Hangout, or phone.

  • Can I be matched to someone in my state? Specialization? Other criteria that’s important?

    We match you to a teacher based on your preferred state, subject, grade and specialization. There’s a limited number of us, so we do our best to match as many criteria as we can.

  • Is Talk To A Teacher private?

    Yes. We’ll never share your personal information with third parties. What you share stays between you and your mentor.

  • What topics are off-limits?

    You can ask any questions you like about becoming a teacher or about teaching.

  • Can I talk to multiple teachers to get other perspectives?

    Sure. You can schedule a chat through Talk To A Teacher as often as you need.

About Our Teachers

We’re not paid to recruit teachers, so be assured that all we’ll give you the candid picture of teaching from our personal perspective – with no sugarcoating.

Every teacher in the program meets these qualifications:

  • Fully certified to teach
  • Committed to sharing honest advice about the profession
  • Interested in offering support to prospective teachers
  • Compassionate listener

Meet Us

I love participating in Talk to a Teacher because the more amazing and effective teachers we can get across this country, the closer we will be to the vision of a nation where the American dream is actually possible for all.

Erica Mosca, 4th-5th grade, nonprofit leader Nevada

What you can expect from a Talk to a Teacher call

You have the option of talking to a teacher via phone or video call. 

  • Format

    You have the option of talking to a teacher via phone or video call. 

  • Length

    The maximum call length is 45 minutes. Average calls are between 20 and 40 minutes.

    If you have any follow-up questions, TEACH.org can help you schedule another call or get you in contact with the mentor you spoke with last time.

  • Scheduling

    For a phone or a video call, all you need to do is select a time frame and TEACH.org will contact you to set up a call with a teacher.

  • Preparation

    Choose a call location with low background noise or, even better, a location that is quiet. If it’s a video call, try to take your call in a location without background distractions.

    No formal preparation is needed! But, here are some things to consider if you want to get the most out of your call:

    • Prepare any questions you might have about teaching
    • Consider the grade(s) or subject(s) you might want to teach
    • Think of any financial aid questions you are still unclear on
    • Ask your teacher about the process of becoming a teacher including teacher prep programs and certification
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It was a great conversation and very informative!

Candace Thibodeaux

Take the next step and connect now.

The path to teaching is one you craft yourself. When you engage in real-time conversation with a professional educator, you get valuable input to complement your online research. It all adds up to making a more-informed decision that’s right for you.