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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Solin
Teacher ID: 11500
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 31st May 2021
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town

Education


Highest Qualification: MSc
Degree Subject: Physicians Associate
University / Institution: Bangor University (MSc)
Grade: MSc: distinction
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

150 hour CIEE TEFL course completed in February 2021. Certificate awaited.

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

Bachelor’s degree from Manchester University: June 2017. Graduated with 2:1. I later went on to do a masters degree (as above) at Bangor University.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Volunteer first Aid worker
Employer: Saint Johns Ambulance
Date of employment: September 2015- July 2017
Summary of role:

Worked as a volunteer first aid worker for St John’s Ambulance whilst doing my undergraduate degree. I volunteered at Old Trafford Football ground and worked during football games. It was a rewarding experience and due to many children being brought to football matches I got to work closely with young children, helping them if they were sick or lost as well as other people who attended the matches. We worked as part of a team to deliver emergency and non-emergency first aid.

Position


Job title: PASS leader
Employer: University of Manchester
Date of employment: Sept 2015-May 2016
Summary of role:

I volunteered in a mentor-ship program during the second year of my undergraduate degree in Manchester. This was a mentor-ship role for university students in their first year. Me and my co-leader had a group of 12 first year students who we met up with once a week, during which we provided advice and created study sessions/teaching sessions for them on topics they struggled with.

Position


Job title: Co-teacher
Employer: Llandrillo Coleg.
Date of employment: January 2021- present
Summary of role:

I undertook practical teaching experience as part of my TEFL course at my local college. I started with observing some sessions and then helped some of the ESL teachers with co-teaching in some speaking activities as well as examination preparation. I also had the opportunity to lead some teaching sessions which involved me creating lesson plans and engaging with the students. These were adult students, however the skills I have gained will be transferable to younger children and the experience was invaluable. I am still helping the teachers as a co-teacher.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Teaching has always been something I have gravitated towards throughout my life. The opportunity to teach abroad is something I have always been keen to experience. I love to explore different cultures and I am particularly drawn to South Korea and South Korean culture. From the amazing scenery and places to explore, to its vast array of media and food. I have always wanted to visit and when I came across this opportunity, I could think of no better way to immerse myself in the culture and give something back while doing so. The past few months while we have all been at home more than usual, I have also taken the opportunity to cook more: some of the dishes being Korean. This has only made me want to experience authentic Korean food more.
I also really enjoy Korean media: from the music to the dramas and movies. To be in the heart of where they are produced and to experience the hype and buzz directly from South Korea would be amazing. I can see how big the Korean music scene has become globally: listening to music and attending concerts has always been a huge hobby of mine. When I first started listening to Korean music years ago, I was left in awe- not only from the melodies but from the lyricism. Listening to artists ranging from Nell to BTS and taking time to delve beyond the melody, I have come to have a profound appreciation for Korean language. I hope that I could to inspire an appreciation for English language whilst there.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I have always been fond of teaching and communicating knowledge. Growing up as in immigrant in the United Kingdom I saw first hand the importance of English language teaching- watching aunties, uncles, and family friends learning as they were older I gained an appreciation for ESL teachers and the job they do. This inspired me to want to teach English. I am a highly motivated and easily adaptable person who does not back down from challenges. I believe teaching in South Korea will be a challenging and exciting experience, one that I think my experience shows I am ready to face. To move to a new country- to become accustomed to a new culture and way of life, it is important to be adaptable. This past year has shown me I am more than capable of that. I started my first job during the pandemic on the Covid ward, I had to change the way I approached my job from my time as a student and keep calm in the face of new challenges. This enabled me to become open to new developments and ideas rather than be hesitant in the face of change.

Additional information:

My parents emigrated from Iraq to the United Kingdom when I was two years old. Throughout my whole life I have encountered the differences in my bringing compared to the society I was brought up in. It has not only made me appreciate the multicultural nature of the world we live in but opened my eyes to the challenges of cultural differences. I believe sharing and appreciating one another’s cultures is of vital importance in order to become a well-rounded person.
However, I do fully appreciate that South Korean culture will be an entirely new first-hand experience. For a few years now I have enjoyed watching South Korean dramas and movies: during which I have already been exposed to some cultural practices and in particular etiquette: from handshakes to pouring drinks, and honorifics. Some of these cultural etiquette’s I have been able to relate to, as Assyrian culture also places importance on elder respect. However as to be expected, some are unique. This has given me a foundation to immerse myself with the culture- albeit second hand.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Solin
Teacher ID: 11500
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 31st May 2021
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town

Education


Highest Qualification: MSc
Degree Subject: Physicians Associate
University / Institution: Bangor University (MSc)
Grade: MSc: distinction
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

150 hour CIEE TEFL course completed in February 2021. Certificate awaited.

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

Bachelor’s degree from Manchester University: June 2017. Graduated with 2:1. I later went on to do a masters degree (as above) at Bangor University.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Volunteer first Aid worker
Employer: Saint Johns Ambulance
Date of employment: September 2015- July 2017
Summary of role:

Worked as a volunteer first aid worker for St John’s Ambulance whilst doing my undergraduate degree. I volunteered at Old Trafford Football ground and worked during football games. It was a rewarding experience and due to many children being brought to football matches I got to work closely with young children, helping them if they were sick or lost as well as other people who attended the matches. We worked as part of a team to deliver emergency and non-emergency first aid.

Position


Job title: PASS leader
Employer: University of Manchester
Date of employment: Sept 2015-May 2016
Summary of role:

I volunteered in a mentor-ship program during the second year of my undergraduate degree in Manchester. This was a mentor-ship role for university students in their first year. Me and my co-leader had a group of 12 first year students who we met up with once a week, during which we provided advice and created study sessions/teaching sessions for them on topics they struggled with.

Position


Job title: Co-teacher
Employer: Llandrillo Coleg.
Date of employment: January 2021- present
Summary of role:

I undertook practical teaching experience as part of my TEFL course at my local college. I started with observing some sessions and then helped some of the ESL teachers with co-teaching in some speaking activities as well as examination preparation. I also had the opportunity to lead some teaching sessions which involved me creating lesson plans and engaging with the students. These were adult students, however the skills I have gained will be transferable to younger children and the experience was invaluable. I am still helping the teachers as a co-teacher.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Teaching has always been something I have gravitated towards throughout my life. The opportunity to teach abroad is something I have always been keen to experience. I love to explore different cultures and I am particularly drawn to South Korea and South Korean culture. From the amazing scenery and places to explore, to its vast array of media and food. I have always wanted to visit and when I came across this opportunity, I could think of no better way to immerse myself in the culture and give something back while doing so. The past few months while we have all been at home more than usual, I have also taken the opportunity to cook more: some of the dishes being Korean. This has only made me want to experience authentic Korean food more.
I also really enjoy Korean media: from the music to the dramas and movies. To be in the heart of where they are produced and to experience the hype and buzz directly from South Korea would be amazing. I can see how big the Korean music scene has become globally: listening to music and attending concerts has always been a huge hobby of mine. When I first started listening to Korean music years ago, I was left in awe- not only from the melodies but from the lyricism. Listening to artists ranging from Nell to BTS and taking time to delve beyond the melody, I have come to have a profound appreciation for Korean language. I hope that I could to inspire an appreciation for English language whilst there.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I have always been fond of teaching and communicating knowledge. Growing up as in immigrant in the United Kingdom I saw first hand the importance of English language teaching- watching aunties, uncles, and family friends learning as they were older I gained an appreciation for ESL teachers and the job they do. This inspired me to want to teach English. I am a highly motivated and easily adaptable person who does not back down from challenges. I believe teaching in South Korea will be a challenging and exciting experience, one that I think my experience shows I am ready to face. To move to a new country- to become accustomed to a new culture and way of life, it is important to be adaptable. This past year has shown me I am more than capable of that. I started my first job during the pandemic on the Covid ward, I had to change the way I approached my job from my time as a student and keep calm in the face of new challenges. This enabled me to become open to new developments and ideas rather than be hesitant in the face of change.

Additional information:

My parents emigrated from Iraq to the United Kingdom when I was two years old. Throughout my whole life I have encountered the differences in my bringing compared to the society I was brought up in. It has not only made me appreciate the multicultural nature of the world we live in but opened my eyes to the challenges of cultural differences. I believe sharing and appreciating one another’s cultures is of vital importance in order to become a well-rounded person.
However, I do fully appreciate that South Korean culture will be an entirely new first-hand experience. For a few years now I have enjoyed watching South Korean dramas and movies: during which I have already been exposed to some cultural practices and in particular etiquette: from handshakes to pouring drinks, and honorifics. Some of these cultural etiquette’s I have been able to relate to, as Assyrian culture also places importance on elder respect. However as to be expected, some are unique. This has given me a foundation to immerse myself with the culture- albeit second hand.