Jeremy-3599

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
In progress
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
22
Nationality: 
Canadian
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I am already living in South Korea, and travelling lightly, usually only on weekends.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Monday, January 15, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Travel Plan Details: 
I am already living in South Korea, and travelling lightly, usually only on weekends.
Location Preferences: 
City
Town
Location Preference Details: 
I hope to be located in a major city, like Seoul or Busan, or within a reasonable bus/metro ride from the city.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
Communications and Economics
University / Institution: 
University of Windsor
Grade: 
78%
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Education comments: 
While i do not have a TEFL certificate, I do have significant experience in an instructional role. I served as an instructor in various subjects during my time as an Army Cadet, where I had to learn to structure lesson plans and manage subordinates. Thus, teaching is not completely new to me.
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Customer Service
Dates of employment: 
July 2015 - February 2017
Summary of role: 
Customer service at a bilingual financial institution. Performing support and teller services, planning community outreach events, giving presentations to youths about financial literacy.
Position 2
Job title: 
Instructor
Dates of employment: 
2008-2012
Summary of role: 
Prepare lesson plans, teach according to the curriculum, evaluate students constructively, maintain order and focus within the classroom.
Position 3
Job title: 
Shipping/receiving - summer placement
Dates of employment: 
june-august 2014
Summary of role: 
Performed a variety of logistical work at an assembly plant.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I am currently studying in South Korea, and I have fallen in love with it. There is real interest from the Korean people to learn about the outside world and become global citizens, and learning English could be a great opportunity for them to accomplish this goal. I would be more than happy to help them in their learning journey, while staying in the wonderful country that is South Korea.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I already live here in South Korea, so the cultural differences are already known to me. I have some experience teaching through the Army Cadets, where I learned to make lesson plans, give constructive feedback, pay attention to individual strengths and weaknesses of the students and myself, and tweak my teaching methods as necessary. As a native English and French speaker raised in a bilingual country, I can empathize with the struggle of learning a language, as many were not so lucky to learn both at an early age. Thus, I have some insight on what works and what does not, or what to prioritize when teaching someone to speak a certain language.
Additional Information: 
I thank you for the opportunity to apply!