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

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


  • How long is the call?
  • What if I have follow-up questions for my teachers?
  • What formats can I use to chat with a teacher?
  • Can I be matched to someone in my state? Specialization? Other criteria that’s important?
  • Is Talk To A Teacher private?
  • What topics are off-limits?
  • Can I talk to multiple teachers to get other perspectives?

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

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
  • Length
  • Scheduling
  • Preparation

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.