Dominic-3990

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
21
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
No
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
Economics
University / Institution: 
Durham University
Grade: 
2:1 (predicted)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Social Activities Officer
Dates of employment: 
July 2017
Summary of role: 
A team of 6 of us were in charge of running daily activities for a group of 90+ non English-speaking children. These activities varied from solo activities where I ran sports sessions (football, volleyball, cricket, tennis etc..) to group sessions that involved all the students. This was also a residential placement, so I was involved with the children 24/7, with night time and wake up duties as well as the day to day activities. The job also included full day excursions to London and Cambridge where I was responsible for a group of 12 students and had to show them around the different cities as well as allowing them to have free time to explore themselves and ensuring they all made it back to the bus in time.
Position 2
Job title: 
GCSE Maths Tutor
Dates of employment: 
January-June 2015
Summary of role: 
Weekly sessions with a GCSE student. Created lesson plans and delivered these as well as setting and marking homework. Tried to find innovative was of making GCSE maths both understandable and enjoyable. Student achieved a grade A, which was above school prediction.
Position 3
Job title: 
Bartender
Dates of employment: 
University vacations (December 2015-December 2017)
Summary of role: 
Started out as a Kitchen Porter but then moved to front of house at a local pub. Day to day dealing with customers, opening up the pub in the mornings as well as dealing with food orders.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I want to challenge myself by putting myself into new and exciting environments. Teaching overseas would also give me a greater understanding and appreciation of other cultures which would help develop me into a more rounded individual. In addition, I was offered a place on an English teaching programme upon completion of my summer camp last year but turned it down because I do not want to teach in England. Growing up in a state school, and watching my mother teach at another one, has shown me that British children are disrespectful and rude; something I did not encounter one bit at my summer camp. Of course managing personalities is a part of teaching, however, I feel the lack of respect for education in this country means I would prefer to teach overseas. Teaching overseas would also allow me to experience things I otherwise could not.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I am a suitable candidate for working overseas because I am a naturally confident individual willing to throw himself into new and challenging situations. I have previous experience working with international students and had no issue bridging the respective culture divides. These students ranged from Brazilians to Japanese students as well as more westernised European students. In addition, I am an organised and conscientious student which I believe will help me teaching overseas. I have also been involved int eaching my entire life, through cricket coaching, in-class support and being a maths tutor. There are also students at Durham in first and second year who are in my football team and do economics and I often help teach them content.