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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Kayleigh
Teacher ID: 4046
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 28th January 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town

Education


Highest Qualification: MA
Degree Subject: English
University / Institution: University of Nottingham and University of York
Grade: BA English – First. MA Medieval Literature – Merit (Average 72)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I studied for my BA in English at the University of Nottingham and my MA at the University of York at the Centre for Medieval Studies, which is world-renowned for my course. I have received essay awards at MA level from the Department of English and Related Literature.

Achieved A*A*A at A Level (English Literature, Government and Politics, Business Studies.

Achieved 5 A*-A, 5 B-C (Including English and Maths) at GCSE level.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Varied Hours Library Assistant
Employer: Derby Libraries
Date of employment: 10th December – Present
Summary of role:

This is a casual post. I am to be responsible for issuing books, helping to promote reading, and helping on orientation tours and workshops. I am to help on any activities the library hosts, such as the regular children’s clubs and the occasional author talks. I provide a friendly and welcoming service to all library visitors, providing any assistance they may require with the library resources.

Position


Job title: Volunteer Room Guide
Employer: Kedleston Hall, National Trust
Date of employment: October 2018 – Present
Summary of role:

Responding to customer queries. Engaging with visitors about the history of the property and tailoring my information to suit different audiences. Being a friendly and welcoming presence and greeter of visitors. Safeguarding the collections. Being an ambassador for the National Trust, its ethos and mission.

Position


Job title: Digitisation Assistant
Employer: Manuscripts and Special Collections
Date of employment: December 2016 – May 2017
Summary of role:

Working on a collection of 20th Century photographs, where I catalogued them into an online database, scanned them to allow online access, and wrote informative descriptions of them to be accessed by library visitors and researchers.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Culture Syndicates
Date of employment: November 2015 – April 2016
Summary of role:

Travelling to regional museums with a group of heritage professionals to clean, catalogue, and display artefacts at museums. These museums needed our assistance as they lacked the necessary knowledge and/or resources to complete such work.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Derby Book Festival
Date of employment: May – June 2016
Summary of role:

Helping out on events across the city, from author talks to family craft activities. I helped to answer customer queries and sell items, as well as helping to run activities for children. I helped to explain these activities and ensure their smooth-running.

Position


Job title: Wardrobe Assistant
Employer: Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall
Date of employment: April 2016 – July 2016
Summary of role:

Working backstage on touring performances to dress actors and fix any broken props and costumes. I was a dresser to actors, helping them to change into the correct costume. This was especially trying during quick-changes, and therefore the position required you to be organised and able to work under pressure.

Position


Job title: Tour Guide
Employer: Bolsover Castle, English Heritage
Date of employment: August 2015 – August 2016
Summary of role:

Engaging with customers about the history of the site. Being a friendly and welcoming face and responding to customer queries. Patrolling the grounds. Helping on tours, and tailoring these tours to suit different audiences (from families and children, to historians, to stakeholders, to the elderly.)

Position


Job title: Family Learning Volunteer
Employer: Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Date of employment: 10 – 17 August 2015
Summary of role:

Helped to organise and run a series of activities for children at the museum. These involved object-handling tables, where children had the opportunity to hold historic objects and guess their purpose. These also involved the making of puppets, characters, periscopes, and collages. I encouraged the children to get involved, and helped to explain the activities to them.

Position


Job title: Literacy Support Tutor
Employer: Brocklewood Primary School
Date of employment: November 2014 – March 2015
Summary of role:

Working within a year 3 classroom, assisting the students with the completion of their work. I was also responsible for taking my own group of students outside of the classroom to work on grammar, phonetics, and creative writing. I listened to the children read and monitored their progress. I helped to encourage and inspire children to take part in lesson plans and activities, and answered their questions regarding the work.

Position


Job title: Deputy News Editor and Freelance Contributor
Employer: Impact Magazine (University of Nottingham student magazine)
Date of employment: October 2014 – May 2017
Summary of role:

I helped to run and organise a team of contributors to meet rolling deadlines, and I headed weekly team meeting to discuss magazine content. I edited contributor articles under strict time constraints, and provided them with feedback in order to to facilitate improvement. I pitched content and wrote a wide variety of articles myself, from theatre reviews to student election coverage

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have a great love of culture that I have explored throughout the various placements and work experiences that I have undertaken. I have worked and performed in theatre, I have worked and volunteered in museums, and I have worked in libraries within the UK. As evident, I thoroughly enjoy learning about histories and cultures, and I would like to fully immerse myself within a different culture and explore what it has to offer. I want to teach overseas so that I can do something I enjoy (teaching and working with children) whilst also having the opportunity to explore new sites and locations. As these countries value English language learning, I would gain fulfilment in the knowledge that I was helping to equip students with valuable skills and resources for them to go on and succeed in their futures. Whilst I would be teaching, I am also excited by what I myself will learn from going to live in a different country.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

As expressed, I have a deep appreciation for culture and cultural traditions. I am respectful, mindful, and optimistic – all important qualities when going abroad. I possess previous teaching experience and I have experience in facilitating learning. I have worked as a Literacy Support Tutor at a primary school, where I worked with students on their grammar, reading, phonetics, and creative writing. Therefore, I have direct experience relating to the teaching of English that would be crucial in this role. The primary school that I was based within was a disadvantaged school with students who had behavioural problems. This means that I also possess some experience of working with children with behavioural issues and those that lack motivation.

I have held numerous positions with cultural institutions within the UK where I have helped to lead and run family activities. These activities focused upon the children creating fun and interesting arts or science projects. Consequently, my experience working with children and motivating them is wide-ranging and means that I have appropriate skills that would serve me well within the classroom.

I hold a first-class degree in English and a master’s degree in Medieval Literatures both from world-class universities, which involved modules relating to language acquisition. I therefore possess some theoretical knowledge relating to language acquisition, which may come in useful when assisting children with their understanding of the English language.

Perhaps most importantly, I enjoy working with children and helping them to maximise their potential. I have great interpersonal and communication skills that have been refined throughout my time in various front of house positions at heritage organisations. Here, I have tailored information about the history of these sites to suit and engage different audiences, which will surely come in useful when working with children of different ages and abilities. My friendly and welcoming personality means that I have previously succeeded in engaging students in classroom content and activities.

Additional information:

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Kayleigh
Teacher ID: 4046
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 28th January 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town

Education


Highest Qualification: MA
Degree Subject: English
University / Institution: University of Nottingham and University of York
Grade: BA English – First. MA Medieval Literature – Merit (Average 72)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I studied for my BA in English at the University of Nottingham and my MA at the University of York at the Centre for Medieval Studies, which is world-renowned for my course. I have received essay awards at MA level from the Department of English and Related Literature.

Achieved A*A*A at A Level (English Literature, Government and Politics, Business Studies.

Achieved 5 A*-A, 5 B-C (Including English and Maths) at GCSE level.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Varied Hours Library Assistant
Employer: Derby Libraries
Date of employment: 10th December – Present
Summary of role:

This is a casual post. I am to be responsible for issuing books, helping to promote reading, and helping on orientation tours and workshops. I am to help on any activities the library hosts, such as the regular children’s clubs and the occasional author talks. I provide a friendly and welcoming service to all library visitors, providing any assistance they may require with the library resources.

Position


Job title: Volunteer Room Guide
Employer: Kedleston Hall, National Trust
Date of employment: October 2018 – Present
Summary of role:

Responding to customer queries. Engaging with visitors about the history of the property and tailoring my information to suit different audiences. Being a friendly and welcoming presence and greeter of visitors. Safeguarding the collections. Being an ambassador for the National Trust, its ethos and mission.

Position


Job title: Digitisation Assistant
Employer: Manuscripts and Special Collections
Date of employment: December 2016 – May 2017
Summary of role:

Working on a collection of 20th Century photographs, where I catalogued them into an online database, scanned them to allow online access, and wrote informative descriptions of them to be accessed by library visitors and researchers.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Culture Syndicates
Date of employment: November 2015 – April 2016
Summary of role:

Travelling to regional museums with a group of heritage professionals to clean, catalogue, and display artefacts at museums. These museums needed our assistance as they lacked the necessary knowledge and/or resources to complete such work.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Derby Book Festival
Date of employment: May – June 2016
Summary of role:

Helping out on events across the city, from author talks to family craft activities. I helped to answer customer queries and sell items, as well as helping to run activities for children. I helped to explain these activities and ensure their smooth-running.

Position


Job title: Wardrobe Assistant
Employer: Nottingham Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall
Date of employment: April 2016 – July 2016
Summary of role:

Working backstage on touring performances to dress actors and fix any broken props and costumes. I was a dresser to actors, helping them to change into the correct costume. This was especially trying during quick-changes, and therefore the position required you to be organised and able to work under pressure.

Position


Job title: Tour Guide
Employer: Bolsover Castle, English Heritage
Date of employment: August 2015 – August 2016
Summary of role:

Engaging with customers about the history of the site. Being a friendly and welcoming face and responding to customer queries. Patrolling the grounds. Helping on tours, and tailoring these tours to suit different audiences (from families and children, to historians, to stakeholders, to the elderly.)

Position


Job title: Family Learning Volunteer
Employer: Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
Date of employment: 10 – 17 August 2015
Summary of role:

Helped to organise and run a series of activities for children at the museum. These involved object-handling tables, where children had the opportunity to hold historic objects and guess their purpose. These also involved the making of puppets, characters, periscopes, and collages. I encouraged the children to get involved, and helped to explain the activities to them.

Position


Job title: Literacy Support Tutor
Employer: Brocklewood Primary School
Date of employment: November 2014 – March 2015
Summary of role:

Working within a year 3 classroom, assisting the students with the completion of their work. I was also responsible for taking my own group of students outside of the classroom to work on grammar, phonetics, and creative writing. I listened to the children read and monitored their progress. I helped to encourage and inspire children to take part in lesson plans and activities, and answered their questions regarding the work.

Position


Job title: Deputy News Editor and Freelance Contributor
Employer: Impact Magazine (University of Nottingham student magazine)
Date of employment: October 2014 – May 2017
Summary of role:

I helped to run and organise a team of contributors to meet rolling deadlines, and I headed weekly team meeting to discuss magazine content. I edited contributor articles under strict time constraints, and provided them with feedback in order to to facilitate improvement. I pitched content and wrote a wide variety of articles myself, from theatre reviews to student election coverage

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have a great love of culture that I have explored throughout the various placements and work experiences that I have undertaken. I have worked and performed in theatre, I have worked and volunteered in museums, and I have worked in libraries within the UK. As evident, I thoroughly enjoy learning about histories and cultures, and I would like to fully immerse myself within a different culture and explore what it has to offer. I want to teach overseas so that I can do something I enjoy (teaching and working with children) whilst also having the opportunity to explore new sites and locations. As these countries value English language learning, I would gain fulfilment in the knowledge that I was helping to equip students with valuable skills and resources for them to go on and succeed in their futures. Whilst I would be teaching, I am also excited by what I myself will learn from going to live in a different country.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

As expressed, I have a deep appreciation for culture and cultural traditions. I am respectful, mindful, and optimistic – all important qualities when going abroad. I possess previous teaching experience and I have experience in facilitating learning. I have worked as a Literacy Support Tutor at a primary school, where I worked with students on their grammar, reading, phonetics, and creative writing. Therefore, I have direct experience relating to the teaching of English that would be crucial in this role. The primary school that I was based within was a disadvantaged school with students who had behavioural problems. This means that I also possess some experience of working with children with behavioural issues and those that lack motivation.

I have held numerous positions with cultural institutions within the UK where I have helped to lead and run family activities. These activities focused upon the children creating fun and interesting arts or science projects. Consequently, my experience working with children and motivating them is wide-ranging and means that I have appropriate skills that would serve me well within the classroom.

I hold a first-class degree in English and a master’s degree in Medieval Literatures both from world-class universities, which involved modules relating to language acquisition. I therefore possess some theoretical knowledge relating to language acquisition, which may come in useful when assisting children with their understanding of the English language.

Perhaps most importantly, I enjoy working with children and helping them to maximise their potential. I have great interpersonal and communication skills that have been refined throughout my time in various front of house positions at heritage organisations. Here, I have tailored information about the history of these sites to suit and engage different audiences, which will surely come in useful when working with children of different ages and abilities. My friendly and welcoming personality means that I have previously succeeded in engaging students in classroom content and activities.

Additional information: