Jessica-3608

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
21
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
No
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
City
Town
Coastal
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
English
University / Institution: 
Keele University
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
French Tutor
Dates of employment: 
2012-2014
Summary of role: 
As a self employed French tutor I worked both in schools and in students' homes to help a wide range of students learn or improve their French. Through this role I was responsible for planning lessons and assessments, grading papers, preparing students for exams and liaising with parents and teachers to discuss needs and work for the student.
Position 2
Job title: 
Student Mentor
Dates of employment: 
2016-2017
Summary of role: 
As a student mentor within the university I was responsible for the welfare of new home and international students from a variety of different countries. As part of this I was responsible for helping to plan ice breaker events for students, dealing with problems that my mentees faced and helping to give advice and support to students as they acclimated to university life.
Position 3
Job title: 
Customer Assistant
Dates of employment: 
February 2016-May 2017
Summary of role: 
In this role I was responsible for many tasks at both a clerical and administrative level as well as helping to run the shop on a day to day basis. My main daily tasks included: dealing with customer problems and complaints, cleaning and organising the shop floor, maintaining paperwork on donations and customer purchases.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
From a young age I have always been passionate about learning new languages. Therefore, the ability to teach my own native language while being immersed in a new language and culture is an exciting prospect. I love a challenging work environment where no two days are the same and so the language barrier associated with teaching abroad is an exciting, rather than daunting, prospect. Teaching in and of itself is a wonderful and exciting job where you can watch as children develop their skills and become proud of what they have learned, to do this in a different country would be even more interesting for me as the role is even more important and a rewarding experience for both pupil and teacher as they learn the language of the other.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
Having had previous experience of teaching languages to children I understand the role I would play as a foreign languages teacher. I have planned and executed lessons and set tests and have a comprehension of the challenges that face children as they learn a new language. Therefore I have transferable skills that would help me in the transition from teaching at home to teaching overseas and, having already learned languages myself am adept at picking up new languages as and when I need to