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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Althea
Teacher ID: 10242
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 30th September 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling with friends
Location Preferences: City, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Chinese and Korean
University / Institution: SOAS, University of London
Grade: N/A – Graduating Summer 2020
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

I completed a 120 hour online TEFL course and was awarded a certificate for passing the course on 08/11/19. The course was offered by Oxford Brookes and is CPD accredited.

Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I officially graduate in summer 2020 and have been informed by my university that my degree and transcripts will not be sent to me until September. I am currently able to provide transcripts for the first three years of my degree.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Core Staff
Employer: Asadal
Date of employment: 01/2019-06/2019
Summary of role:

I worked at a Korean restaurant in Holborn, London as bar staff and core staff. My role involved operating, cleaning and stocking the bar, setting tables, clearing tables, liaising between customers and coworkers and serving food. The job required me to work as part of a team as well as be independent, be organised and reliable.

Position


Job title: Core Staff
Employer: Tea Life
Date of employment: 09/2016-12/2016
Summary of role:

I worked as core staff in a tea shop and cafe in central London. My role involved taking and fulfilling orders, cleaning, stocking, assisting customers and supporting my coworkers. The job required reliability, organisation and a good, positive attitude.

Position


Job title: FOH Staff
Employer: LOLA Staffing
Date of employment: 03/2016-09/2016
Summary of role:

I worked many shifts at various events and locations across London. From restaurants to galas, I worked at Hakkasan, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Guildhall, the Cutty Sark, the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Wembley Stadium and others. My role mainly involved serving food and drinks, catering to customers, clearing, restocking and aiding coworkers. The job required punctuality, teamwork, reliability and a good work ethic.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Having spent the last four years studying Korean language and culture at university, I am determined to live and work in Korea for a period of time. Unfortunately, though I am a double major, I was only allowed to take my year abroad in China, so I have never had the experience of living in Korea. I have thoroughly enjoyed travelling throughout the country but as I graduate, I would like to do more than just travel and I can’t think of a better way for me to experience life and work in Korea than teaching English. As a native English speaker in a world where English is seen as a vital skill, I would be honoured to become part of the process of helping students attain that skill. I would love to be able to see my students improve and gain confidence throughout the year!

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I grew up bilingual, speaking English and Italian, and over the years I have dedicated much of my academic career to learning foreign languages. I have had some short, informal experience as a private tutor teaching English and Italian while I was in China, though I used the student’s own materials. Apart from this, I have only ever had the opportunity to be the student, not the master. Upon graduating I am eager to reverse my role and be able to impart knowledge to others. Having a lot of experience learning second/third/etc languages, I feel as though I can understand some of the concerns and struggles students may have in learning a second language and offer them advice. Moreover, I have experience living abroad in Asia and have previously visited Korea so I am already somewhat familiar with the country and I don’t doubt that I would be able to adapt to life there quickly!

Additional information:

In my final year of university I was the treasurer/vice-president of my university dance society and helped organise and lead dance teams for several competitions. I have also held positions of responsibility in my early academic career as well, such as mentor and prefect.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Althea
Teacher ID: 10242
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 30th September 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling with friends
Location Preferences: City, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Chinese and Korean
University / Institution: SOAS, University of London
Grade: N/A – Graduating Summer 2020
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

I completed a 120 hour online TEFL course and was awarded a certificate for passing the course on 08/11/19. The course was offered by Oxford Brookes and is CPD accredited.

Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I officially graduate in summer 2020 and have been informed by my university that my degree and transcripts will not be sent to me until September. I am currently able to provide transcripts for the first three years of my degree.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Core Staff
Employer: Asadal
Date of employment: 01/2019-06/2019
Summary of role:

I worked at a Korean restaurant in Holborn, London as bar staff and core staff. My role involved operating, cleaning and stocking the bar, setting tables, clearing tables, liaising between customers and coworkers and serving food. The job required me to work as part of a team as well as be independent, be organised and reliable.

Position


Job title: Core Staff
Employer: Tea Life
Date of employment: 09/2016-12/2016
Summary of role:

I worked as core staff in a tea shop and cafe in central London. My role involved taking and fulfilling orders, cleaning, stocking, assisting customers and supporting my coworkers. The job required reliability, organisation and a good, positive attitude.

Position


Job title: FOH Staff
Employer: LOLA Staffing
Date of employment: 03/2016-09/2016
Summary of role:

I worked many shifts at various events and locations across London. From restaurants to galas, I worked at Hakkasan, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Guildhall, the Cutty Sark, the Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Wembley Stadium and others. My role mainly involved serving food and drinks, catering to customers, clearing, restocking and aiding coworkers. The job required punctuality, teamwork, reliability and a good work ethic.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Having spent the last four years studying Korean language and culture at university, I am determined to live and work in Korea for a period of time. Unfortunately, though I am a double major, I was only allowed to take my year abroad in China, so I have never had the experience of living in Korea. I have thoroughly enjoyed travelling throughout the country but as I graduate, I would like to do more than just travel and I can’t think of a better way for me to experience life and work in Korea than teaching English. As a native English speaker in a world where English is seen as a vital skill, I would be honoured to become part of the process of helping students attain that skill. I would love to be able to see my students improve and gain confidence throughout the year!

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I grew up bilingual, speaking English and Italian, and over the years I have dedicated much of my academic career to learning foreign languages. I have had some short, informal experience as a private tutor teaching English and Italian while I was in China, though I used the student’s own materials. Apart from this, I have only ever had the opportunity to be the student, not the master. Upon graduating I am eager to reverse my role and be able to impart knowledge to others. Having a lot of experience learning second/third/etc languages, I feel as though I can understand some of the concerns and struggles students may have in learning a second language and offer them advice. Moreover, I have experience living abroad in Asia and have previously visited Korea so I am already somewhat familiar with the country and I don’t doubt that I would be able to adapt to life there quickly!

Additional information:

In my final year of university I was the treasurer/vice-president of my university dance society and helped organise and lead dance teams for several competitions. I have also held positions of responsibility in my early academic career as well, such as mentor and prefect.