Laura-4021

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
39
Nationality: 
New Zealander
Dual Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I lived and worked in London between 1998 and 2007.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Travel Plan Details: 
I plan to travel to the country where I will be teaching, live in appropriate accommodation and teach English. I have an honours degree in English literature, have published 14 books and am currently completing a TEFL course.
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Town
Rural
Coastal
Education
Highest Qualification: 
MSc
Other Qualification: 
Honours degree English literature
Degree Subject: 
Computer Science, English literature
University / Institution: 
London university, Victoria University
Grade: 
Masters degree, 2.1 honours degree
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Details of TEFL certificate: 
Half completed 80% average grade. Estimated to be completed in one month.
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Education comments: 
I have experience working tutoring English and will be looking for work tutoring foreigners in my home city.
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Software developer
Dates of employment: 
2003-2007
Summary of role: 
Accenture, IT consultant, London. AOL developed content management system to make software compatible with HTML. Worked at Fast Search and Transfer implementing and configuring search platform.
Position 2
Job title: 
Personal Assistant
Dates of employment: 
2001-2003
Summary of role: 
PA to Head of UK Institutional Sales, London. Duties included expenses processing, writing letters from dictation, filing, answering phones.
Position 3
Job title: 
PA to Finance Director, London
Dates of employment: 
1999-2001
Summary of role: 
Prebon Yamane, PA to Finance Director, London. Duties included expenses processing, typing up letters that had been written out longhand, filing, photocopying, answering phones.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I have a 2.1 Honours in English literature and a Masters degree in Computer Science and am very interested in English literature and education. I am well educated and have published 14 books and am highly proficient in the English language. I feel that I could make a difference to children's lives and would add value to their education. I am interested in children and feel that they are the world's future. I want to make a difference in the world and feel that education is a good way to do this.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I have lived in London for ten years and supported myself during this time by working as a Personal Assistant and software developer. I enjoy different cultures and love travelling. I enjoy education and have worked as an English language tutor.