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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Megan
Teacher ID: 6520
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st September 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BSc Hons
Degree Subject: BSc Hons Bioveterinary Science, With a Certificate in Work-Based Learning and Research
University / Institution: The Royal Veterinary College
Grade: 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
Grade : Pass (Grade B)

I completed a course in teaching English to young learners, and have the Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Certificate in ‘Teaching English to Young Learners’
Grade: Band 4

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

As part of the CELTA course, I taught 8 lessons (of 45 minutes) to pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate, adult students of English as a second language. I also completed four assignments which tested the following abilities:
– Being able to analyse grammar structures,
– Knowledge of receptive and productive skills, and the design of activities to target these,
– Analysing the productive skills of a learner and providing a tailored action plan to target their areas for improvement,
– The ability to continually self-reflect and improve upon performance.

I created teaching materials as well as adapted those from textbooks, and taught lessons that were described by my tutors and fellow students as ‘student focused’.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant
Employer: St Martin’s School
Date of employment: March 2017 – present
Summary of role:

I am currently a Teaching Assistant at a primary school, and have worked directly (in class) with children aged 8-11. My role is to work alongside the class teacher and the rest of my team to ensure the children are able to access their learning by supplying academic support, as well as implementing classroom and behaviour management techniques. The aim being to provide and maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment: supporting students academically, socially and emotionally.

I work with children of varying ability, both 1:1 and in small groups within lessons and interventions.
In the absence of the class teacher, I am required to cover lessons; teaching the whole class. I also mark students’ work and provide feedback on their progress and behaviour.

Furthermore, the role includes creating and maintaining displays within the school, supporting the running of school events (i.e. fundraising schemes) and supervising and participating in games during break and lunchtimes for the children.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Teaching Assistant, though I want to challenge myself further. My CELTA course has given me some insight in to what is to be expected of an EFL teacher, thus, I have a working understanding of some concepts and methodologies concerned with this career path. I am keen to develop within the capacity of this profession, and what better place to do so than a country that invests so heavily in their EFL teachers? I believe that South Korea is the perfect destination for this endeavour.

Being around children fills you with their energy – there is nothing quite like it. The mix of their individual, developing personalities and their outlook on the world around them, creates an environment in which I spend every day at work that is unique, humorous, and a lot of fun. Throughout my time working as a Teaching Assistant, I have been proud to watch the children around me grow. Knowing that I have had a role in this gives me a sense of pride that I haven’t had before; I would love to have the opportunity to continue to experience this whilst working as an English Teacher in Korea.

Although I have never visited Korea, I would love to live and work there for a number of reasons. I would delight in the personal growth that would stem from experiencing Korean culture, learning the language and participating in the interaction that would occur with meeting new people, who potentially will have a very different outlook on life to that of my own. The value that is placed on education, and the attitudes towards it align with my own principles.

Furthermore, it’s a stunning country to explore and (from what I have tasted so far) produces amazing cuisine! In summary, I believe South Korea offers a stimulating environment which will captivate me on many levels.

I fully appreciate the challenges that come with making the life changing decision to work abroad, and believe myself to be a very open person; open to new experiences, individuals and ways of thinking. This, I believe, will allow me to adapt accordingly to living and working abroad.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I believe myself to be a very open person; open to new experiences, people and ways of thinking. This I believe will allow me to adapt accordingly to teaching overseas. I have prior experience working within an educational setting as well as with children. Furthermore, the CELTA course that I have undertaken has introduced me to the fundamental basics of Teaching English as a second language. Thus, certain concepts and methodologies concerned with being an EFL teacher will not be new to me.

I have many skills and competencies that make me ideal for teaching overseas, that I believe will benefit both my employer, the students and, of course, myself. This includes a keen eye for detail and an ability to adapt to the emerging needs of those I teach. I have been described as teaching lessons that are ‘student focused’ during my CELTA course, meaning that I was able to gauge the students’ understanding during a lesson, and ensure that concepts were grasped fully before moving on to subsequent stages of the lesson. I have an open mindset, and enjoy working with people. My undergraduate, and teaching experience have developed my planning and organisational skills. Whilst working with students of varying abilities I have drawn upon my initiative to ensure the most appropriate support is given. I am warm, patient and able to identify the learning needs of students. I review my own performance, with the aim to identify areas for improvement. Additionally, I work effectively within a team, and I am keen to support, share ideas and learn from those that I work with.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Megan
Teacher ID: 6520
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st September 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BSc Hons
Degree Subject: BSc Hons Bioveterinary Science, With a Certificate in Work-Based Learning and Research
University / Institution: The Royal Veterinary College
Grade: 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)
Grade : Pass (Grade B)

I completed a course in teaching English to young learners, and have the Cambridge TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) Certificate in ‘Teaching English to Young Learners’
Grade: Band 4

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

As part of the CELTA course, I taught 8 lessons (of 45 minutes) to pre-intermediate and upper-intermediate, adult students of English as a second language. I also completed four assignments which tested the following abilities:
– Being able to analyse grammar structures,
– Knowledge of receptive and productive skills, and the design of activities to target these,
– Analysing the productive skills of a learner and providing a tailored action plan to target their areas for improvement,
– The ability to continually self-reflect and improve upon performance.

I created teaching materials as well as adapted those from textbooks, and taught lessons that were described by my tutors and fellow students as ‘student focused’.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant
Employer: St Martin’s School
Date of employment: March 2017 – present
Summary of role:

I am currently a Teaching Assistant at a primary school, and have worked directly (in class) with children aged 8-11. My role is to work alongside the class teacher and the rest of my team to ensure the children are able to access their learning by supplying academic support, as well as implementing classroom and behaviour management techniques. The aim being to provide and maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment: supporting students academically, socially and emotionally.

I work with children of varying ability, both 1:1 and in small groups within lessons and interventions.
In the absence of the class teacher, I am required to cover lessons; teaching the whole class. I also mark students’ work and provide feedback on their progress and behaviour.

Furthermore, the role includes creating and maintaining displays within the school, supporting the running of school events (i.e. fundraising schemes) and supervising and participating in games during break and lunchtimes for the children.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have thoroughly enjoyed being a Teaching Assistant, though I want to challenge myself further. My CELTA course has given me some insight in to what is to be expected of an EFL teacher, thus, I have a working understanding of some concepts and methodologies concerned with this career path. I am keen to develop within the capacity of this profession, and what better place to do so than a country that invests so heavily in their EFL teachers? I believe that South Korea is the perfect destination for this endeavour.

Being around children fills you with their energy – there is nothing quite like it. The mix of their individual, developing personalities and their outlook on the world around them, creates an environment in which I spend every day at work that is unique, humorous, and a lot of fun. Throughout my time working as a Teaching Assistant, I have been proud to watch the children around me grow. Knowing that I have had a role in this gives me a sense of pride that I haven’t had before; I would love to have the opportunity to continue to experience this whilst working as an English Teacher in Korea.

Although I have never visited Korea, I would love to live and work there for a number of reasons. I would delight in the personal growth that would stem from experiencing Korean culture, learning the language and participating in the interaction that would occur with meeting new people, who potentially will have a very different outlook on life to that of my own. The value that is placed on education, and the attitudes towards it align with my own principles.

Furthermore, it’s a stunning country to explore and (from what I have tasted so far) produces amazing cuisine! In summary, I believe South Korea offers a stimulating environment which will captivate me on many levels.

I fully appreciate the challenges that come with making the life changing decision to work abroad, and believe myself to be a very open person; open to new experiences, individuals and ways of thinking. This, I believe, will allow me to adapt accordingly to living and working abroad.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I believe myself to be a very open person; open to new experiences, people and ways of thinking. This I believe will allow me to adapt accordingly to teaching overseas. I have prior experience working within an educational setting as well as with children. Furthermore, the CELTA course that I have undertaken has introduced me to the fundamental basics of Teaching English as a second language. Thus, certain concepts and methodologies concerned with being an EFL teacher will not be new to me.

I have many skills and competencies that make me ideal for teaching overseas, that I believe will benefit both my employer, the students and, of course, myself. This includes a keen eye for detail and an ability to adapt to the emerging needs of those I teach. I have been described as teaching lessons that are ‘student focused’ during my CELTA course, meaning that I was able to gauge the students’ understanding during a lesson, and ensure that concepts were grasped fully before moving on to subsequent stages of the lesson. I have an open mindset, and enjoy working with people. My undergraduate, and teaching experience have developed my planning and organisational skills. Whilst working with students of varying abilities I have drawn upon my initiative to ensure the most appropriate support is given. I am warm, patient and able to identify the learning needs of students. I review my own performance, with the aim to identify areas for improvement. Additionally, I work effectively within a team, and I am keen to support, share ideas and learn from those that I work with.

Additional information: