Pelopidas (Pelo)-4055

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
25
Nationality: 
Australian
Dual Nationality: 
Greek (Australian citizenship pending)
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I grew up in Athens, lived in Belgium for three years during middle school, and have completed my academic studies in Scotland and the Netherlands. I have also lived in Chile for approximately three months while traveling in South America.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Location Preference Details: 
I generally appreciate the opportunities the city has to offer as I'm a sociable, active person. Nonetheless, I have spent time in smaller towns as well as villages, and can say with certainty that having a great group of people around is much more important than the place itself being a metropolis. As I have not lived in a small town or rural location for an extensive period of time, I would welcome the opportunity if the environment is positive and cheerful.
Education
Highest Qualification: 
MSc
Degree Subject: 
BSc in Psychology & MSc in Pedagogy and Education
University / Institution: 
University of Glasgow & Erasmus University Rotterdam
Grade: 
2:1 & (approx.) 7.5/10
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
Yes
Details of TEFL certificate: 
120 hour Premier Tefl Course (Tefl.org.uk).
Were you educated in your native country?: 
No
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Private English Tutor
Dates of employment: 
2014-2018 (On and off)
Summary of role: 
I have experience, both voluntarily and at a part-time level, giving English lessons to young children and adolescents (8-14), preparing them for an English accreditation exam or simply basic fluency. Have done this in Glasgow, during traveling in Chile, as well as currently run some private lessons in my hometown of Athens.
Position 2
Job title: 
Intern
Dates of employment: 
Feb 2017-July 2017
Summary of role: 
I interned at an educational research and consulting company in Rotterdam, NL, working on an EU/Erasmus+ project called "NAOS: Professionalizing teachers in dealing with diversity related to migration.
Position 3
Job title: 
Assistant Psychologist
Dates of employment: 
November 2015- July 2016
Summary of role: 
Detailed in resume/CV.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
My peculiar educational background has greatly shaped my personality. Since starting school at the age of 6, I have been fortunate, in retrospect of course, to be a pupil in five different schools around Greece as well as one in Belgium. I have had to adapt to new environments, and enjoyed the hardships of being the odd stranger more than enough times throughout the course of my being. I have fully embraced this way of life and will continuously seek to go places and really take in as much of this planet as my circumstances will permit. I did not always have the ambition to teach; it has actually been a rather new revelation and newfound passion for me, and I wish to see where it can take me. At this stage of my life, I have become convinced that moving to Southeast Asia is my next step towards a full and meaningful existence.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
When interested in and stimulated by what I do, I'm an extremely vibrant person with a neverending thirst to teach and be taught. Sharing ideas, daily debates and intense arguments with diverse groups/individuals are my everyday fuel. I can bring to the table a critical eye and an eclectic mindset with experience of having studied and worked in four different countries. I have been part of largely divergent educational systems and work settings and will welcome the opportunity to share the strengths and weaknesses of each that I have encountered. More than that, I can bring an enduring and cheerful personality with a genuine desire to make an impact in students’ lives.