Application status: 
Accepted Offer
Visa Status: 
In progress
Teacher Details
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Friday, April 20, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
Highest Qualification: 
Other Qualification: 
Higher Certificate in Business in Social Media Marketing - Athlone Institute of Technology
Degree Subject: 
Bachelor of Business in Digital Marketing
University / Institution: 
Athlone Institute of Technology
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
Details of TEFL certificate: 
140-hour Premier TEFL course
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Customer Assistant
Dates of employment: 
November 2015 to February 2018
Summary of role: 
Assisting customers. Supervision and training of new staff. Health and safety representative of the store. Dealing with customers returns and refunds. Responsible for cashing up in the evening. Reporting on issues within the job. Staff rostering. Reporting any problems with staffing. Ability to work on own initiative.
Position 2
Job title: 
Teachers assistant
Dates of employment: 
August 2015 to October 2015
Summary of role: 
Helped create plans for child development. Implementing new ideas during class. Overall observation of the classroom. Supervising of small group activities. Awareness of problems relating to child development. Giving instructions in a format that the children can follow. Patience in all instances of the job. Assisting children in activities where English is their second language.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
The culture in South Korea has always appealed to me and teaching abroad would be a great way to experience the lifestyle. Working with people of different nationalities has developed a desire to make learning English as a second language a fun and enjoyable experience. I come from a large, extended family and I love helping my younger cousins in learning something new. Teaching in a country where I speak very little of the language appeals to my enjoyment of exploring outside of my comfort zone.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I have a lot of younger cousins and have spent many a summer holiday with them – this has given me a good insight into the development of children at different stages. And with spending large periods of time with my extended family I have developed a lot of patience with both young and old. This enables me to get the best out of people. I have lived away from home for 3 years while doing my degree, this I feel has helped me to develop good coping skills in different situations. The past 2 plus years working in my present job has enabled me to develop as a person. It has helped me see my ability to lead and to take action when needed. I also know how important it is to seek help when running into trouble.