William-3936

Status
Application status: 
Available
Visa Status: 
Not known
Teacher Details
Gender: 
Male
Age: 
23
Nationality: 
British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: 
Yes
Details of previous overseas experience: 
I lived for a year between 2015-2016 in Brisbane, Australia as part of my degree.
Placement Preferences
Available Date: 
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Travel Plans: 
I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: 
No preference
Education
Highest Qualification: 
BA
Degree Subject: 
International Relations
University / Institution: 
University of Birmingham
Grade: 
1st with honours
Do you have a TEFL certificate: 
No
Were you educated in your native country?: 
Yes
Work Experience
Position 1
Job title: 
A level politics tutor
Dates of employment: 
August 2017 until present
Summary of role: 
I teach A level politics to students within my hometown. I have to plan and execute lessons effectively and ensure that my students remain engaged for the duration of the lessons.
Position 2
Job title: 
Political Aid
Dates of employment: 
May 2014 to September 2014
Summary of role: 
To liase between different government departments, members of the public, government agencies and corporations. Answer queries, write letters, take minutes at constituency surgeries.
Position 3
Job title: 
Gardener
Dates of employment: 
Jan 2016 to March 2016
Summary of role: 
Worked for local government on a contract basis ensuring that parks and lawns were maintained to a high standard.
Supporting Information
Why do you want to teach overseas?: 
I would like to take on a new challenge whilst experiencing a new culture. I feel this would help my to grow personally and professionally as it will require me to be independent, organised and proactive in the way I approach the role. I also enjoy travelling in general and this scheme would allow my to earn whilst I do this, making it a potential stepping stone to further jobs abroad. It is an opportunity that excites me and one that I would be eager to undertake.
Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?: 
My degree has equipped me with the skills to succeed in many fields. I have developed strong organisational, research and communication skills which will come in useful when teaching. In particular, my strong oral communication and inter personal skills will ensure that I am able to create an engaging and stimulating learning environment for students so that they truly get the best out of the lessons. These skills have been further developed by my recent tutoring experience in my hometown where I teach local pupils in A Level Politics. This will be good preparation for teaching abroad as it has shown me the importance of lesson planning and of tailoring the lesson to your pupils to suit their different needs. Therefore I am confident I can be a success with Flying Cows as I have the personal attributes and recent relevant experience.