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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Nathan
Teacher ID: 3721
Nationality: American
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 30th May 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Sociology
University / Institution: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Degree will be finished in May of 2019. Honors student at the University of Minnesota. DirecTrack to Teaching is a teacher-prep program preparing undergraduates for careers in teaching as well as preparing them for the Master’s Degree/Initial Licensure Program in Minnesota. A requirement of the program is to spend 120 hours on location in community engaged learning sites, most often secondary or alternative schools in and around Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant and Tutor
Employer: TRiO Upward Bound
Date of employment: September 2018 – Current
Summary of role:

Tutored high school students in various subjects, ranging from social studies, math, science, and english. Assisted the main teacher in grading papers, lesson prep, classroom help, and mentoring for a college prep class of 28 students.

Position


Job title: Summer Reads VISTA
Employer: AmeriCorps
Date of employment: June 2018 – August 2018
Summary of role:

Created and facilitated literacy lesson plans for 40+ K-4 students enrolled in summer school/ summer camp programs. Supervised and engaged students in educational and recreational settings. Worked in tandem with educators, lead coordinators, and parents of youth.

Position


Job title: Out of School Time Worker
Employer: Roseville School District
Date of employment: June 2017 – May 2018
Summary of role:

Supervised and coordinated child summer and after school programs. Created and implemented lesson plans, leading a variety of engaging activities for 2rd-6th graders.

Position


Job title: History Day Mentor
Employer: Minnesota Historical Society
Date of employment: October 2017 – May 2018
Summary of role:

Guided 20+ middle school students through the History Day social studies presentation program. Facilitated research and provided resources to students in an attempt to learn and internalize vital aspects of primary research along United States and global history.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have been in the field of education for the past 4 years. While I intend on become a social studies teacher in the United States, focusing on ethnic studies and sociology, I believe that global experience is necessary to ensure authenticity in my own classroom as well as challenge the teaching skills I have acquired so far. The new perspectives, change of pace, and life-changing experiences offered by leaving the United States are essential to broadening my own perspectives and creating a more inclusive and effective classroom curriculum and atmosphere. While I intend to bring many experiences and new skills back to the United States, I also intend on bringing my knowledge and experience to a foreign country, in order to help students grow and succeed in ways they might not otherwise have been able to. It is my hope that teaching overseas will offer a dual-reward, one that helps me accomplish my goals back in the United states and one that helps students in either South Korea, Thailand, or China reach their full potentials.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

With my extensive work, volunteer, and community experience in education, I believe I am a suitable candidate for any teaching position anywhere. Aside from this, my course load throughout college has been tailored to a global focus and I have learned many things creating a critical consciousness that can apply in almost every setting. Considering my own Filipino-American identity, I believe I can resonate with students from neighboring Asian countries through a shared experience which can work to create better relationships and new forms of understanding where other candidates might not be able to. Finally, I believe I’m a suitable candidate because of my flexible and optimistic nature. I’m willing to take on new challenges while adapting to new environments and cultures, all with a positive attitude and a smile on my face!

Additional information:

I’ve had extensive experience working with all populations, from different racial/ethnic groups to all students from various socio-economic backgrounds in all ages. I’m very committed to social justice and youth empowerment and believe every student must be given the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed to be best prepared for the world outside of education and academia.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Nathan
Teacher ID: 3721
Nationality: American
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 30th May 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Sociology
University / Institution: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Degree will be finished in May of 2019. Honors student at the University of Minnesota. DirecTrack to Teaching is a teacher-prep program preparing undergraduates for careers in teaching as well as preparing them for the Master’s Degree/Initial Licensure Program in Minnesota. A requirement of the program is to spend 120 hours on location in community engaged learning sites, most often secondary or alternative schools in and around Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant and Tutor
Employer: TRiO Upward Bound
Date of employment: September 2018 – Current
Summary of role:

Tutored high school students in various subjects, ranging from social studies, math, science, and english. Assisted the main teacher in grading papers, lesson prep, classroom help, and mentoring for a college prep class of 28 students.

Position


Job title: Summer Reads VISTA
Employer: AmeriCorps
Date of employment: June 2018 – August 2018
Summary of role:

Created and facilitated literacy lesson plans for 40+ K-4 students enrolled in summer school/ summer camp programs. Supervised and engaged students in educational and recreational settings. Worked in tandem with educators, lead coordinators, and parents of youth.

Position


Job title: Out of School Time Worker
Employer: Roseville School District
Date of employment: June 2017 – May 2018
Summary of role:

Supervised and coordinated child summer and after school programs. Created and implemented lesson plans, leading a variety of engaging activities for 2rd-6th graders.

Position


Job title: History Day Mentor
Employer: Minnesota Historical Society
Date of employment: October 2017 – May 2018
Summary of role:

Guided 20+ middle school students through the History Day social studies presentation program. Facilitated research and provided resources to students in an attempt to learn and internalize vital aspects of primary research along United States and global history.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have been in the field of education for the past 4 years. While I intend on become a social studies teacher in the United States, focusing on ethnic studies and sociology, I believe that global experience is necessary to ensure authenticity in my own classroom as well as challenge the teaching skills I have acquired so far. The new perspectives, change of pace, and life-changing experiences offered by leaving the United States are essential to broadening my own perspectives and creating a more inclusive and effective classroom curriculum and atmosphere. While I intend to bring many experiences and new skills back to the United States, I also intend on bringing my knowledge and experience to a foreign country, in order to help students grow and succeed in ways they might not otherwise have been able to. It is my hope that teaching overseas will offer a dual-reward, one that helps me accomplish my goals back in the United states and one that helps students in either South Korea, Thailand, or China reach their full potentials.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

With my extensive work, volunteer, and community experience in education, I believe I am a suitable candidate for any teaching position anywhere. Aside from this, my course load throughout college has been tailored to a global focus and I have learned many things creating a critical consciousness that can apply in almost every setting. Considering my own Filipino-American identity, I believe I can resonate with students from neighboring Asian countries through a shared experience which can work to create better relationships and new forms of understanding where other candidates might not be able to. Finally, I believe I’m a suitable candidate because of my flexible and optimistic nature. I’m willing to take on new challenges while adapting to new environments and cultures, all with a positive attitude and a smile on my face!

Additional information:

I’ve had extensive experience working with all populations, from different racial/ethnic groups to all students from various socio-economic backgrounds in all ages. I’m very committed to social justice and youth empowerment and believe every student must be given the opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed to be best prepared for the world outside of education and academia.