Emilie-2979

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
22
Nationality: 
Dual Nationality (please state)
Dual Nationality: 
Irish French
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
As an undergraduate I had the opportunity to spend an academic year in Taipei, Taiwan, where I learnt Mandarin and familiarised myself with Asian cultures. I traveled to Hong-Kong, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam while there; I believe I am now familiarised with various Asian cultures and I am very excited by the opportunity to discover more. Besides growing up in France in an Irish-French family, I had the opportunity to often travel to Ireland and spend considerable time there. I am currently living in London. In a word, I have a wide experience of living abroad, thus I am very open-minded and never get tired of experiencing new ways of living.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Monday, September 10, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
City
Town
Location Preference Details: 
I would prefer to be located in a city as I love the exhilarating atmosphere of large metropolises like Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo or London. They gather a large number of people from various cultural and social backgrounds which I find both exciting and intellectually stimulating.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
MSc
Degree Subject: 
European Union Politics
University / Institution: 
Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (dual degree)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Education comments: 
I am currently a final-year student in a Dual Master's programme in European Union Politics between Sciences Po Paris and the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. I will graduate in December 2017 but my academic year finishes earlier; therefore I will be available from August 2017 onwards. I formerly graduated with a Bachelor's in Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris; I was honoured 'cum laude' for my second year of Bachelor's.
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Teaching Assistant
Dates of employment: 
February-March 2016
Summary of role: 
I taught about 12 hours of classes on research design and essay writing to Japanese students in a programme dedicated to their discovering the European Union's functioning. I provided them with academic support to acquire solid knowlegde of the EU as well as pastoral support to help them make the most of their time in Paris. I was keen on organising group activities and debates to encourage the students to take position with confidence. As teaching assistant, I also had to supervise and correct their mid-term and final essays.
Position 2
Job title: 
Intern in Public affairs and strategic monitoring department
Dates of employment: 
June-July 2016
Summary of role: 
My role was to supervise the strategic monitoring in preparation for the 2017 presidential elections and especially to focus on the impact they would have on GSK France and the pharmaceutical industry in general. I also wrote several articles for the weekly newsletter addressed to the executive committee. Another mission I had was to write an institutional courier to politicians and administrators to inform them of a commitment of GSK to further improve its transparency policy.
Position 3
Job title: 
Cashier
Dates of employment: 
September 2015 - May 2016
Summary of role: 
My job as a cashier was a part-time job along with my studying my first year of Master's programme at Sciences Po Paris. I was responsible for my checkout, so I had to take care of the completeness of all the transactions. Besides, thanks to my fluency in English and my knowledge of Mandarin, I was called several times by the managers to help them communicate with clients who coud not speak French
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
Teachng overseas is exactly the career I contemplate pursuing. First of all I feel to be a teacher at heart. Since my earliest childhood I have always loved school and enjoyed transmitting knowledge and helping others. My numerous experiences as a private tutor and as a teaching assistant made it clear to me that teaching was the activity in which I took the greatest pleasure. When I was a teaching assistant for Sciences Po’s European Studies Programme, facing students, explaining to them the ramifications of the European Union institutional network and guiding their research made me realise that this was exactly what I wanted to do as a living: convey knowledge to others, marvel at their progress and complete a year with both of us enriched by fruitful exchanges. I would like to teach overseas as I wish not only to teach English to students but overall I would like to provide them with an insight of a culture and a History that are dear to me. I feel that teaching English abroad is a challenge and I am all the more excited to take it up. Plus I believe that teaching is a two-way process: students will learn from me, and I know I will also learn a lot from them. To apprehend better a country’s culture and philosophy is project that I am very enthusiastic about.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I would have a lot to offer to my fellow colleagues and to students. I believe I have all the qualities required to be a good teacher and to entirely meet your expectations. I am strict and demanding yet also enthusiastic, thus I will manage to convey my passion to students. I am ready to commit myself to students’ learning and progress. Moreover I have the relevant methodological background, as I have experienced both large classroom lessons and private one-to-one tutoring with foreign students. I have excellent oral presentation skills as well as the capacity to understand and flexibility to adapt to each student’s needs. I know how to motivate students and encourage them to give their best and engage with issues. My education in social and political sciences and my experience of living abroad will enable me to develop more profound and enriching classes as I will be able not only to provide students with language lessons but also to pass on to them analytical tools to understand today’s world with an open mind.