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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Documents Ready

Teacher Details:


Name: Amy
Teacher ID: 10033
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 12th June 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: History
University / Institution: Oxford University
Grade: Upper 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I am happy to gain my TEFL certificate if recommended. I am not working at the moment so I would be able to complete the required hours relatively quickly.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Associate Solicitor, Tax
Employer: Travers Smith (Law Firm in London)
Date of employment: October 2018-January 2020
Summary of role:

I specialised in the taxation of investment funds and asset managers. I advised both fund managers in relation to the funds that they manage, as well as institutional investors regarding the tax risks associated with proposed investments.
My role involved a lot of legal research and analysis, discussion of this with my team and with the client and writing up of analysis and advice (varying entirely in level of detail). Depending on the complexity of the matter, I would often be the person who spoke to the client directly, by phone or email, and have to manage the matter, ensuring that any deadlines were met.

Position


Job title: Trainee Solicitor
Employer: Sidley Austin (Law Firm in London)
Date of employment: September 2016 – September 2018
Summary of role:

I undertook consecutive 6 month positions in four departments, as required to complete my training contract to qualify as a solicitor. Work in each department varied hugely. When I worked in tax and employment, the work was heavily research based, and discussion and communication of this thinking. Dispute resolution required both complex research and also involvement in the early stages of arbitration cases, reviewing evidence, attending meetings with clients, putting together arguments for a case. My work in the corporate department involved a lot of management of matters: working out the documents required to complete a deal, putting together those commercial documents, and managing communications in order to ensure that all elements of the deal were ready in time.

Position


Job title: Event Staff
Employer: High Society, London
Date of employment: May 2015 – March 2016
Summary of role:

Waitress and bar staff for corporate events and parties.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have worked in the corporate world now for over three years and I am ready for a new challenge. A major reason why I left my job was that I was unmotivated by the intended outcome of my work: essentially ensuring that our fund manager clients kept making great financial returns. I want to commit my energy and skills to a job where I can feel proud of the intended outcome, and this would certainly be met by teaching children, playing a role in their social development and teaching them skills that they may use throughout their lives. I was blessed with a wonderful education, with some individual teachers in particular influencing me in a very positive way and impacting the direction that my life has taken, so I appreciate the responsibility and potential inherent the role.
Being a lawyer was intense academically but I am inspired by the completely different intensity of teaching, where you are required to be actively engaged with others for the full work day. I am an extrovert and a people person, so working in a highly socially intensive and interactive environment appeals greatly.
I also love travelling, and while I have experienced a variety different ways of travelling and living outside of the UK over the last four years, I would love to form a more permanent connection to a particular area, immersing myself fully and making my own contribution to culture and society.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I gained some experience working with children during my last job, where I volunteered as part of a reading scheme where lawyers were partnered with certain children at a local primary school who were struggling with reading; we would visit the school weekly over a lunchtime sit and read books with the children. I loved this, as reading was a huge part of my childhood, and to be able to share this with my student, and see her improve and get more excited about books, was so rewarding, and it gave me some experience in the levels of enthusiasm and patience required when working with children.
While I do not have a huge amount of teaching experience, I believe that a combination of my skills, experience and personality make me very suited to the role. As a lawyer I am certainly used to hard work and long days. I was required to think on my toes, as a client could call me at any time with regards to any number of active streams of work. Furthermore, I have worked in two different firms, across five departments and three different offices (due to my secondment to Hong Kong) in total, since starting work in law firms in September 2016; I am used to, and love, being thrown into the challenge of a new experience and learning quickly and on the job.
A lawyer needs very good communication skills, being required to turn complex legal analysis into client-friendly answers, and organisational skills, which I have always possessed (both a blessing and a curse for my friends). As a person I am friendly, enthusiastic and emotionally intelligent, aware of and responsive to other people’s moods or feelings. My love of travelling stems in part from my love of people, and I have always thrived forming new connections with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
I am also passionate about learning languages: I studied French, German and Latin at school and this year have started learning Spanish intensively. My intention is to consolidate Spanish and add an additional language over the next few years (the choice of which will depend on where I live). I therefore have a keen appreciation of the benefits of language learning, both on an academic and a social level, which will make me an enthusiastic teacher of English as a second language.

Additional information:

Flying Cows helped my brother, Rupert Watson, with his placement in South Korea last year, and he has always spoken so positively of his experience. He is still there, although he had to move schools due to the Covid crisis.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Documents Ready

Teacher Details:


Name: Amy
Teacher ID: 10033
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 12th June 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: History
University / Institution: Oxford University
Grade: Upper 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I am happy to gain my TEFL certificate if recommended. I am not working at the moment so I would be able to complete the required hours relatively quickly.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Associate Solicitor, Tax
Employer: Travers Smith (Law Firm in London)
Date of employment: October 2018-January 2020
Summary of role:

I specialised in the taxation of investment funds and asset managers. I advised both fund managers in relation to the funds that they manage, as well as institutional investors regarding the tax risks associated with proposed investments.
My role involved a lot of legal research and analysis, discussion of this with my team and with the client and writing up of analysis and advice (varying entirely in level of detail). Depending on the complexity of the matter, I would often be the person who spoke to the client directly, by phone or email, and have to manage the matter, ensuring that any deadlines were met.

Position


Job title: Trainee Solicitor
Employer: Sidley Austin (Law Firm in London)
Date of employment: September 2016 – September 2018
Summary of role:

I undertook consecutive 6 month positions in four departments, as required to complete my training contract to qualify as a solicitor. Work in each department varied hugely. When I worked in tax and employment, the work was heavily research based, and discussion and communication of this thinking. Dispute resolution required both complex research and also involvement in the early stages of arbitration cases, reviewing evidence, attending meetings with clients, putting together arguments for a case. My work in the corporate department involved a lot of management of matters: working out the documents required to complete a deal, putting together those commercial documents, and managing communications in order to ensure that all elements of the deal were ready in time.

Position


Job title: Event Staff
Employer: High Society, London
Date of employment: May 2015 – March 2016
Summary of role:

Waitress and bar staff for corporate events and parties.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have worked in the corporate world now for over three years and I am ready for a new challenge. A major reason why I left my job was that I was unmotivated by the intended outcome of my work: essentially ensuring that our fund manager clients kept making great financial returns. I want to commit my energy and skills to a job where I can feel proud of the intended outcome, and this would certainly be met by teaching children, playing a role in their social development and teaching them skills that they may use throughout their lives. I was blessed with a wonderful education, with some individual teachers in particular influencing me in a very positive way and impacting the direction that my life has taken, so I appreciate the responsibility and potential inherent the role.
Being a lawyer was intense academically but I am inspired by the completely different intensity of teaching, where you are required to be actively engaged with others for the full work day. I am an extrovert and a people person, so working in a highly socially intensive and interactive environment appeals greatly.
I also love travelling, and while I have experienced a variety different ways of travelling and living outside of the UK over the last four years, I would love to form a more permanent connection to a particular area, immersing myself fully and making my own contribution to culture and society.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I gained some experience working with children during my last job, where I volunteered as part of a reading scheme where lawyers were partnered with certain children at a local primary school who were struggling with reading; we would visit the school weekly over a lunchtime sit and read books with the children. I loved this, as reading was a huge part of my childhood, and to be able to share this with my student, and see her improve and get more excited about books, was so rewarding, and it gave me some experience in the levels of enthusiasm and patience required when working with children.
While I do not have a huge amount of teaching experience, I believe that a combination of my skills, experience and personality make me very suited to the role. As a lawyer I am certainly used to hard work and long days. I was required to think on my toes, as a client could call me at any time with regards to any number of active streams of work. Furthermore, I have worked in two different firms, across five departments and three different offices (due to my secondment to Hong Kong) in total, since starting work in law firms in September 2016; I am used to, and love, being thrown into the challenge of a new experience and learning quickly and on the job.
A lawyer needs very good communication skills, being required to turn complex legal analysis into client-friendly answers, and organisational skills, which I have always possessed (both a blessing and a curse for my friends). As a person I am friendly, enthusiastic and emotionally intelligent, aware of and responsive to other people’s moods or feelings. My love of travelling stems in part from my love of people, and I have always thrived forming new connections with people of different backgrounds and cultures.
I am also passionate about learning languages: I studied French, German and Latin at school and this year have started learning Spanish intensively. My intention is to consolidate Spanish and add an additional language over the next few years (the choice of which will depend on where I live). I therefore have a keen appreciation of the benefits of language learning, both on an academic and a social level, which will make me an enthusiastic teacher of English as a second language.

Additional information:

Flying Cows helped my brother, Rupert Watson, with his placement in South Korea last year, and he has always spoken so positively of his experience. He is still there, although he had to move schools due to the Covid crisis.