What do school leaders say about the MTRs they have hired?
What do alumni have to say about their MTR experience?
MTR pushed me to think about my subject area in ways I'd never thought I would need to do in order to teach successfully. Now, when creating or revising lessons, I always think ahead to what my key points will be in my lesson, how I can break the material down in a way that students can understand it, and I try and create practice for students that is varied and rigorous. -Veronica Gentile, 6th Grade Math Teacher, Boston Preparatory Charter Public School
Think about the best teacher you ever had. Now imagine that instead of having to share him or her with your 24 peers, you are their only pupil. This is what spring and summer coaching are like at MTR. Your coach is not just extremely knowledgeable, they believe in you. Each time you meet with your coach she'll give you specific detailed feedback on what went well (often verbatim and down to the second) and 1 key thing you should improve for next time. Then she'll tell you how to accomplish this change. Under this process it is impossible not to grow into a highly effective teacher. -Laule'a Gorden-Kuehn, 7th Grade Math Teacher, UP Academy Charter School of Boston
MTR staff has great insight into the hiring processes for high-achieving charter networks. As a result they were able to effectively coach and support me through my entire job search. From preparing my first sample lesson all the way to deciding between jobs the MTR consistently used their expertise to help me make the best decision possible!-Valerie Joelle, 7th Grade Math Teacher, UP Academy Charter School of Boston
As a first-year teacher, I have an MTR coach observe my class every week and we debrief afterwards. I can ask her about ways to support a particularly challenging student, the best way to manage my time, or differentiating teaching methods and classworks. I can go to her for just about anything. I have friends who completed other teaching programs and are extremely frustrated as first year teachers because they feel like they don't have anyone supporting them. Teaching is challenging so it's great to have a go to person for all of my questions.-Brittney Smith, 10th Grade Math Teacher, MATCH High School