Beata-3873

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
29
Nationality: 
British
Dual Nationality: 
Polish
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I believe that I can adapt easily to new settings as I have experience of living in two countries. I studied and established my career abroad as I moved to the United Kingdom from Poland by myself at the age of 18.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Travel Plan Details: 
I am just about to embark on travelling adventure through Africa, Asia and South America. I am due to begin my journey in Rwanda where I will stay for 5 weeks on a volunteering project, teaching children in a primary school. It is my desire to stop for longer in certain destinations to fully understand them and be able to engage with local communities – I believe that teaching English is an excellent way to achieve it.
Location Preferences: 
City
Town
Rural
Coastal
Location Preference Details: 
I am very open to any opportunities, however I would love to be based near the coast as I am a passionate swimmer.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
Events Management
University / Institution: 
University of Greenwich
Grade: 
2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
Yes
Details of TEFL certificate: 
TEFL Certificate, 120 Hours, April 2017 Including: Grammar certificate, teaching young learners, teaching business English, teaching methodologies and lesson planning, classroom management, teaching vocabulary and functions, teaching reading, listening, writing and speaking
Were you educated in your native country?: 
No
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Faculty Outward Mobility Officer
Dates of employment: 
April 2016 – October 2017
Summary of role: 
• Delivering presentations and workshops to large cohorts of students • Ensuring effective promotion of outward mobility opportunities to students within the faculty through various channels • Advising students on all aspects of the overseas programmes and supporting them throughout the process of application and during their time abroad • Setting up a summer school in China in collaboration with colleagues at Beijing University of Foreign Studies which also involved travel to China with 11 students in a role of a supervisor • Co-supervising 14 students during a 2-week Changing Lives Volunteering Programme in Jordan • Teaching English to primary school children in impoverished region of Jordan as part of the above volunteering programme • Implementing new outward mobility processes • Working closely with senior level management, academic staff and relevant teams in order to produce successful programmes abroad and ensure students’ journey is seamless • Developing partnership agreements with higher education institutions • Frequent collaborations with colleagues at partner universities abroad • Producing regular performance reports for the development and service delivery • Handling all administrative tasks in relation to overseas programmes
Position 2
Job title: 
Study Abroad Advisor
Dates of employment: 
May 2014 – April 2016
Summary of role: 
• Advising and preparing students for their exchange year abroad • Delivering presentations and workshops to large cohorts of students • Establishing efficient lines of communication with colleagues from the partner universities and academic staff • Maintaining the webpage, intranet and relevant databases • Coordinating incoming and outgoing partner university visits • Training, supervising and delegating tasks to interns
Position 3
Job title: 
International Partnerships Office Administrator
Dates of employment: 
Aug 2012 – May 2014
Summary of role: 
• Delivering orientation presentations to new students • Undertaking the administrative duties of the IPO office • Maintaining the webpage, intranet and relevant databases • Being first point of contact and responding to enquiries from students and staff • Assisting the IPO Management with the administration of Erasmus+ programme • Training, supervising and delegating tasks to interns • Setting up a Buddy Programme at Regent’s for outbound and inbound students
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I am passionate about travel and learning about new cultures. I believe that teaching is one of the few professions which allow one to get a fulfilling job in a foreign country. I believe that given an opportunity to settle abroad would allow me to get to know this country much better than if perhaps I came to the country as a tourist for a short holiday which would also be very expensive. Working and living abroad will allow me to become integrated into the society, enabling me to better understand different people and make new friends.Teaching abroad experience will benefit me greatly in my future career as well as personal life and I am certain it will challenge my views and attitudes towards many global issues.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
• I have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. I have an outgoing personality and find it easy to approach people. I am not afraid of linguistic or cultural barriers and can communicate with people from all backgrounds. I have experience of delivering talks and presentations to a variety of student cohorts as well as presenting data to academics. I learnt how to change my approach towards people I am dealing with depending on their age, circumstances and backgrounds. I believe that I will be able to transfer my enthusiasm and energy to the learners. • I have a flexible approach which I have developed in various situations at work and in my personal life. I understand that things do not always go according to plan, and as a teacher, sometimes I will need to make mid-lesson alternations if necessary. Nevertheless, I will always aim to move the lesson in the direction of accomplishing the outlined objectives. • I am an organised individual who carefully plans tasks ahead. Because of the need to work fast and efficiently in stressful situations and busy environments in many of my former roles, I know how to keep a cool head and always face students and colleagues with a smile. I will transfer these skills into a teacher’s role to ensure appropriate class management • I believe that I am a culturally sensitive person. Having worked with colleagues and students from around the globe I developed my awareness of different cultures. I find it fascinating how certain matters are approached differently in other corners of the world. I also enjoy getting to know the history of the places I visit from the locals, hence I am a frequent participant of the walking tours.
Additional Information: 
I am a very active person and enjoy many outdoor pursuits, including swimming, cycling, hiking and photography. I am passionate about travelling and learning about other cultures. I have traveled to many countries in Europe and also visited Africa, Asia and North America. It is my desire to live abroad to fully immerse in local communities – I believe that teaching English is an excellent way to achieve it.