Tomas-4334

Status
Application status: 
Under Offer
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
24
Nationality: 
Irish
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
2 months working in a hostel in Spain.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Education
Highest Qualification: 
MA
Other Qualification: 
Bachelors Honors in History and Politics at Queens University Belfast
Degree Subject: 
Law in Human Rights
University / Institution: 
NUI Galway
Grade: 
Merit Grade
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
Yes
Details of TEFL certificate: 
120 hour TEFL Ireland certificate, the class included a grammar, methodology and video observation course along with a 20 hour hands on course with a TEFL teacher.
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Education comments: 
Although not directly related to teaching English the skills I have gathered from my education such as research, analysis and examination would transfer well to the art of teaching, such as in examining students work and helping them analyze a subject and then break it down so they can truly understand it. For teaching English as a foreign language, these skills have already helped me to understand the finer points of grammar that many English speakers do not consider, but those who are learning English need to learn.
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
Cashier and floor worker
Dates of employment: 
July 2015 - Present
Summary of role: 
Working at one of the busiest cinemas in Ireland means having the ability to work at the cashier at the confectionary shop servicing a large crowd, to cleaning screens that have hundreds of people in them at multiple times in the day, all the while maintaining the level of service and quality for aesthetic standards that Omniplex provides. This job involves working long hours (11 hour shifts) and requires a strong work ethic. - With dealing with thousands of people regularly on the weekend, customer service has become second nature to the job as my duties also entailed handling complaints, kicking out noisy customers, dealing with unsatisfactory customers as well as recommending movies and pitching the sales of the various combo deals found at the confectionary stand
Position 2
Job title: 
Student Travel Ambassador
Dates of employment: 
August 2013 - June 2015
Summary of role: 
Chosen for the role of one of the two student travel ambassadors for Belfast, part of STA travel campaign of public relations, which has 92 ambassadors in total throughout the united kingdom. • The backbone of the role is promoting STA Travel as a brand, as well as specific destinations and deals throughout the year. This was through various forms, including working on tours, events, online projects and distributing marketing materials. • Most of our work was done by promoting the brand to students on campus grounds as we became very use to persuasively and quickly getting our point across so as to attain their interest in the time they give us. • These duties required an independent work ethic, effective communication skills, team work, selling the brand and learning through experience.
Position 3
Job title: 
Function Waiter
Dates of employment: 
July 2012 - September 2013
Summary of role: 
• As a function waiter I had to adequately cater for weddings, funerals , birthdays and generally big groups in a formal manner. This also included setting up the function room with regards to tables and stages as well with working behind the bar. • Other responsibilities included cleaning up the function areas, working restaurant sized dish washers, serving bed and breakfast in the morning, restocking the bar, effectively working in teams as well as understanding orders from the managers and communicating to customers, general problem solving, working in a timely fashion and at times a stressed environment and ensuring a satisfactory visit in the hotel.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I have recently finished my Masters in Human Rights Law however I now want to teach history. I want to travel and gain experience in teaching so I found that teaching the English language abroad was the perfect fit for my current aspirations.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
I have no problems with working abroad and i want to enter teaching as a career instead of a part time job as some other candidates might see it as, meaning that i will put my best effort into any teaching role i am given. I also love exploring new places and staying there for an elongated period so teaching English abroad would suit me very much so. Overall i like to work hard and get good results so i would love to be able to have a chance to teach English to people who need it to expand their own career goals and help kids have an advantage in this globalized economy.