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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Kirby
Teacher ID: 5277
Nationality: South African
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st May 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science
University / Institution: University of the Western Cape
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I am currently studying toward a TEFL certificate through The TEFL Academy. All course work units have been completed, I am in the process of completing two outstanding assignments before I will be certified with the 168 hour, Level 5 TEFL certificate.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Associate Lecturer
Employer: University of the Western Cape
Date of employment: August 2016 – June 2017
Summary of role:

I was responsible for lecturing third year Sports Science students in courses of Contemporary Sport Management, Basic Principles of Sport Management, and Recreation Theory ll. My responsibilities in these courses included preparing lecture presentations to teach from, setting up test and examination question papers, marking/grading all students’ test and examination papers, evaluating students’ performance and interaction inside the classroom, design weekly activities as mini assessments that contributed to the students’ continuous assessment grade, manage academic tutors assigned to further assist and support students’ learning of these courses, administration duties including recording all students’ grades for each assessment and submitting these grades to the undergraduate administrator, as well as monitoring and evaluating students’ progress throughout the course.

Position


Job title: Academic Tutor
Employer: University of the Western Cape
Date of employment: July – November 2015
Summary of role:

As an academic tutor I was responsible for assisting the lecturer in preparing content to teach second year Sports Science students who studied the following courses: Sport in Society and Sport for Community Development. In addition to supporting the lecturer of these courses, I was responsible for ensuring a smaller class that was assigned to me, understood the content that was taught to them by the lecturer. This role included having classroom discussions about the content presented by the lecturer, answering questions when students were uncertain, keeping track of students’ attendance in tutorials, monitoring and evaluating students’ performance and engagement in tutorial classes, communicating the outcome of all tutorial sessions to the lecturer, assist the lecturer with marking/grading students’ test papers and submitting tutorial classroom grades to the lecturer.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have just completed my university studies of 8 years, during which I was fortunate to be awarded with two scholarships that included studying abroad for 6 months at a time. In 2012 I was awarded with a scholarship to study at Gotland University, located on an island called Gotland in Sweden. I studied in Sweden for 6 months, and in 2018 I was awarded with an international mobility for 6 months to study at the University of Porto, in Portugal. Through these international engagements, I experienced incredible life lessons, networked and built friendships with people from countries all over the world: Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Portugal, France, Russia, Australia, Czech Republic, Peru, and Lithuania. I was fortunate to attend different universities, and learn in completely different cultural settings while being exposed to different languages. These experiences ignited a deep-seeded interest in different cultures, languages, religious and spiritual practices, educational learning, and technological enhancements that could bridge the gap between people of different backgrounds. I want to teach overseas because I have a passion for learning in foreign settings, I believe I am educated, informed, equipped and mature in my demeanor to impart knowledge and also learn from others around me in international spaces. I want to teach overseas so that I may continue to experience different parts of life, learn from new environments and grow in teaching and learning.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I am a suitable candidate for teaching overseas because I have lived abroad before, in foreign countries, and traveled within those countries, despite challenges such as language barriers. I am a suitable candidate because I have an innate interest in teaching, learning, and researching within the academic space, regardless of the educational level. I firmly believe that I am a suitable candidate based on my teaching experience, my international travel, and I am mature enough to handle the challenges and responsibility that may accompany the transition, settling in and adjusting to life in a foreign setting. I believe I am a suitable candidate because I was raised by the teachings of respecting myself and others, extending kindness and showing empathy. These qualities are important characteristics within a teaching environment.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Kirby
Teacher ID: 5277
Nationality: South African
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st May 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science
University / Institution: University of the Western Cape
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I am currently studying toward a TEFL certificate through The TEFL Academy. All course work units have been completed, I am in the process of completing two outstanding assignments before I will be certified with the 168 hour, Level 5 TEFL certificate.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Associate Lecturer
Employer: University of the Western Cape
Date of employment: August 2016 – June 2017
Summary of role:

I was responsible for lecturing third year Sports Science students in courses of Contemporary Sport Management, Basic Principles of Sport Management, and Recreation Theory ll. My responsibilities in these courses included preparing lecture presentations to teach from, setting up test and examination question papers, marking/grading all students’ test and examination papers, evaluating students’ performance and interaction inside the classroom, design weekly activities as mini assessments that contributed to the students’ continuous assessment grade, manage academic tutors assigned to further assist and support students’ learning of these courses, administration duties including recording all students’ grades for each assessment and submitting these grades to the undergraduate administrator, as well as monitoring and evaluating students’ progress throughout the course.

Position


Job title: Academic Tutor
Employer: University of the Western Cape
Date of employment: July – November 2015
Summary of role:

As an academic tutor I was responsible for assisting the lecturer in preparing content to teach second year Sports Science students who studied the following courses: Sport in Society and Sport for Community Development. In addition to supporting the lecturer of these courses, I was responsible for ensuring a smaller class that was assigned to me, understood the content that was taught to them by the lecturer. This role included having classroom discussions about the content presented by the lecturer, answering questions when students were uncertain, keeping track of students’ attendance in tutorials, monitoring and evaluating students’ performance and engagement in tutorial classes, communicating the outcome of all tutorial sessions to the lecturer, assist the lecturer with marking/grading students’ test papers and submitting tutorial classroom grades to the lecturer.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have just completed my university studies of 8 years, during which I was fortunate to be awarded with two scholarships that included studying abroad for 6 months at a time. In 2012 I was awarded with a scholarship to study at Gotland University, located on an island called Gotland in Sweden. I studied in Sweden for 6 months, and in 2018 I was awarded with an international mobility for 6 months to study at the University of Porto, in Portugal. Through these international engagements, I experienced incredible life lessons, networked and built friendships with people from countries all over the world: Brazil, Canada, Sweden, Portugal, France, Russia, Australia, Czech Republic, Peru, and Lithuania. I was fortunate to attend different universities, and learn in completely different cultural settings while being exposed to different languages. These experiences ignited a deep-seeded interest in different cultures, languages, religious and spiritual practices, educational learning, and technological enhancements that could bridge the gap between people of different backgrounds. I want to teach overseas because I have a passion for learning in foreign settings, I believe I am educated, informed, equipped and mature in my demeanor to impart knowledge and also learn from others around me in international spaces. I want to teach overseas so that I may continue to experience different parts of life, learn from new environments and grow in teaching and learning.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I am a suitable candidate for teaching overseas because I have lived abroad before, in foreign countries, and traveled within those countries, despite challenges such as language barriers. I am a suitable candidate because I have an innate interest in teaching, learning, and researching within the academic space, regardless of the educational level. I firmly believe that I am a suitable candidate based on my teaching experience, my international travel, and I am mature enough to handle the challenges and responsibility that may accompany the transition, settling in and adjusting to life in a foreign setting. I believe I am a suitable candidate because I was raised by the teachings of respecting myself and others, extending kindness and showing empathy. These qualities are important characteristics within a teaching environment.

Additional information: