Muhammad-3132

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
26
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
Worked in Saudi Arabia at Al Baha University with Prep year students
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
Product Design
University / Institution: 
De Montfort University
Grade: 
2.1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
Yes
Details of TEFL certificate: 
I have both 120 Hours TEFL and CELTA certificate
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Education comments: 
I have both the academic qualifications plus 4 years teaching experience
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
ESL/ESOl Teacher
Dates of employment: 
Jan - Feb 2017
Summary of role: 
• English teacher for pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate ESL/ESOL adults. • Classes covered the four skills of Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking, as well as Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation. • There was a strong emphasis on communication, pair/group work and used various materials such as interactive whiteboards, handouts, etc. to make lessons engaging for learners. • Completed tests to help us find out students level of English and provided personal feedback.
Position 2
Job title: 
EFL Teacher
Dates of employment: 
2016 - 2017
Summary of role: 
• ESL Teacher for PYP (prep year program) students at Al Baha University in Saudi Arabia. • Conducted lesson plans using Cambridge Touchstone workbooks. • Ensure students exceeded their maximum potential and made the lessons interactive and engaging.
Position 3
Job title: 
Teacher
Dates of employment: 
2013 - 2015
Summary of role: 
• Taught social sciences, art and sports to children from ages 6-12. • Tailored lessons according to the analysis of student needs and levels. • Instructed groups of pre- and upper-intermediate students with diverse language backgrounds. • Created course materials for English quizzes, reading samples, test papers and workshops for students. • Worked on creating a syllabus for higher tier students from ages 14 and over, meeting the school’s requirements and expectations. • Conducted classes to improve students’ receptive and productive skills.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I first became interested in teaching English through the youth work and voluntary teaching I was involved in within my community. I realised the massive benefit it has on people. Since then I've participated in working with children and university students and I have seen firsthand how much benefit it had on them. English is an international language, and teaching is a very rewarding role whereby you see the fruits of your efforts.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I do have the capacity to execute tasks and take on substantial responsibilities under pressure. My tutors from the CELTA course often praised me for my time management and completing duties and assignments before the deadline, which shows my time management skills. This was a skill I acquired from the youth work I was managing. I had a team of 8 people whom I had to lead by having regular meetings, chasing up tasks, and meeting yearly targets, etc. This was all done alongside a full-time job and maintaining a family. I would say that my skills and approach to lessons would make me suitable for the job. I have a clear understanding of different teaching methodologies and how to apply it in various classroom environments and diverse learners. Teaching is something I love and is it exemplified through my character and care for my students. I have the ability to create a good rapport with my students, my colleagues and always work well as a team.
Additional Information: 
I am an enthusiastic and resourceful teacher of the English language. I am a native speaker of English and a BA graduate. I have a CELTA which I received an above standard grade for and also 120 hours TEFL certificate. I have sound knowledge and experience in teaching English to both adults and children at various levels. I have taught children from ages 6-18yrs, young adults and University students. Most of my life has been spent doing youth work or teaching, which demonstrates my excellent interpersonal skills. I am a confident teacher in the classroom and take pride in my excellent presentation and communication skills. I am a keen learner who can work with initiative and can adapt to different environments very quickly.