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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Vanessa
Teacher ID: 5308
Nationality: Canadian
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st July 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Sociology and French
University / Institution: University of British Columbia
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Activity Leader
Employer: Richmond out of school care
Date of employment: January 2017 – April 2019
Summary of role:

I work in a before and after school care program in a local elementary school where I provide care for students ranging in ages 4 to 11. In the mornings, I greet the children and play games with them until it is time for class. I then clean up the daycare room to ensure that everything is safe and clean for the children’s arrival in the afternoon. After school hours, I pick the children up and on a typical day we play outdoors, however, in the case of rain, we stay indoors and do activities such as arts and crafts. I also take part in preparing snacks and making sure that the kids have eaten their lunches and done any homework given to them. In this position, I have built relationships with the school administration and staff as well as the parents. I am responsible for making sure that each child gets picked up by an authorized adult, and following up with teachers or parents if a child is absent.

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Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have always wanted to teach. I love children and I love the idea of being helpful to others. I think that while teaching in my hometown would be great, teaching abroad would be an experience I would never forget. I have always wanted to travel and work abroad, especially in Asia, because I love the culture that can be found. If I get the opportunity, it would be amazing to immerse myself into one of those cultures while being able to follow my dreams and teach. I think that teaching languages is an amazing thing. English is something that is taken for granted in Canada. We don’t have to think about the fact that many others want to and work hard to learn a language that we grew up with. It is one of those useful languages and I would love to be able to teach others something that could be life changing later on. Looking back on my life, I wish that my parents had been more forceful and pushed me harder to learn Chinese or Japanese because now I wish that I had that ability. You never know when you may need to draw upon a second language and I think that to teach and provide others with the resources necessary to do so, is amazing.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I think that I am a suitable candidate because I have the passion and the drive to do well. I may not be experienced in this field, but I am willing to learn and to provide the best possible lessons to each and every student who enters my classroom. I have lots of experience working with children as I volunteered in three elementary school classrooms and I work in a daycare center as well. I have the experience of working with children aged 4-11, so I have a basic understanding of how to handle kids of different ages and I understand that not all children learn in the same way. Moreover, I think that children are worth listening to, while they may spin crazy stories that are obviously not true, I think that they are the best indicator of whether a teaching style is working or not. If the teacher is not listening, then that child may fall through the cracks and feel as if they cannot do it. I am prepared to observe and listen to the students in order to make sure that each child feels successful and capable.

Additional information:

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Vanessa
Teacher ID: 5308
Nationality: Canadian
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st July 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Sociology and French
University / Institution: University of British Columbia
Grade:
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Activity Leader
Employer: Richmond out of school care
Date of employment: January 2017 – April 2019
Summary of role:

I work in a before and after school care program in a local elementary school where I provide care for students ranging in ages 4 to 11. In the mornings, I greet the children and play games with them until it is time for class. I then clean up the daycare room to ensure that everything is safe and clean for the children’s arrival in the afternoon. After school hours, I pick the children up and on a typical day we play outdoors, however, in the case of rain, we stay indoors and do activities such as arts and crafts. I also take part in preparing snacks and making sure that the kids have eaten their lunches and done any homework given to them. In this position, I have built relationships with the school administration and staff as well as the parents. I am responsible for making sure that each child gets picked up by an authorized adult, and following up with teachers or parents if a child is absent.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have always wanted to teach. I love children and I love the idea of being helpful to others. I think that while teaching in my hometown would be great, teaching abroad would be an experience I would never forget. I have always wanted to travel and work abroad, especially in Asia, because I love the culture that can be found. If I get the opportunity, it would be amazing to immerse myself into one of those cultures while being able to follow my dreams and teach. I think that teaching languages is an amazing thing. English is something that is taken for granted in Canada. We don’t have to think about the fact that many others want to and work hard to learn a language that we grew up with. It is one of those useful languages and I would love to be able to teach others something that could be life changing later on. Looking back on my life, I wish that my parents had been more forceful and pushed me harder to learn Chinese or Japanese because now I wish that I had that ability. You never know when you may need to draw upon a second language and I think that to teach and provide others with the resources necessary to do so, is amazing.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I think that I am a suitable candidate because I have the passion and the drive to do well. I may not be experienced in this field, but I am willing to learn and to provide the best possible lessons to each and every student who enters my classroom. I have lots of experience working with children as I volunteered in three elementary school classrooms and I work in a daycare center as well. I have the experience of working with children aged 4-11, so I have a basic understanding of how to handle kids of different ages and I understand that not all children learn in the same way. Moreover, I think that children are worth listening to, while they may spin crazy stories that are obviously not true, I think that they are the best indicator of whether a teaching style is working or not. If the teacher is not listening, then that child may fall through the cracks and feel as if they cannot do it. I am prepared to observe and listen to the students in order to make sure that each child feels successful and capable.

Additional information: