Meagan-2853

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Documents ready
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
33
Nationality: 
American
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
No preference
City
Location Preference Details: 
I'm going home from November 5th to December 26th but I would like to return to Korea after Christmas. I want to find work close to Seoul and my friend (Stacey Shipley, who also works with Flying Cows).
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
English
University / Institution: 
Florida State University
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
English teacher
Dates of employment: 
Nov. 2016 - Present
Summary of role: 
Plan and teach conversation, reading and writing based lessons to elementary and middle school students, aged 8 to 15 years old Administer comprehensive oral exams based on all course materials covered in class Interview academy applicants to assess their English abilities and advise their placement in classes
Position 2
Job title: 
Decorator Apprentice
Dates of employment: 
Jan. 2016 – Nov. 2016
Summary of role: 
Communicated with customers to address their needs and foster positive relationships Implemented time frames to efficiently meet work duties
Position 3
Job title: 
Nanny
Dates of employment: 
2014 - 2015
Summary of role: 
• Taught children, ages 1 - 3, letter and numbers for scholastic achievement • Improved children's vocabulary with daily instruction • Planned projects and activities to entertain children • Organized activities to maintain children’s best behavior
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I am an ardent lover of the English language. While pursuing a degree in English at Florida State University, I cultivated a great reputation among peers and professors for my mastery of the English language. As an apprentice decorator, my managers praise my cooperative and engaging personality. I believe that cultural exchange, including foreign language instruction, enriches our lives and strengthens us in every way possible. I think that the exchange of languages is the most powerful means of achieving mutual understanding across cultures and the best method of learning all that we can from one another.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
Since November 2016, I've worked as a Native Speaker Teacher with The Forest English School in Okdong, Ulsan. At our academy, I teach English to elementary and middle school students from the ages of 7 to 15. My job duties include interviewing potential students in order to assess their English skill level and advise their placement in appropriate classes, creating lesson plans and instructing classes based on course materials such as listening, reading and speaking books, and producing comprehensive oral final exams with diverse question types based on the target language and vocabulary from all of the course materials. In addition to teaching classes, I've also administered video interviews with the children for their parents. At The Forest, I love working with children and creatively teaching English in ways that stimulate, educate and entertain my pupils. While I had a great deal of experience caring for children as an aunt to seven nieces and nephews, I've learned so much about working with and caring for children as an educator. I find that working with children is both challenging and incredibly rewarding because it affords me the chance to see my students develop and grow with a language I love. I've enjoyed my time teaching in Ulsan immensely and I look forward to striving, growing and meeting new challenges as an educator in the future.