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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Neil
Teacher ID: 6755
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 9th September 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: MA
Degree Subject: Modern and Contemporary Literature
University / Institution: University of Leeds (MA); University of Hull (BA); CES Leeds (CELTA)
Grade: Pass With Merit (MA); 2:1 (BA); Pass (CELTA)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

CELTA obtained in February.

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

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teacher
Employer: CES Leeds
Date of employment: June 14th – September, 2019
Summary of role:

Teaching teenage students of various nationalities at a summer school.
Co-teaching with an experienced teacher.
Responsible for leading and planning 50% of the lesson.

Position


Job title: Volunteer Teaching Assistant
Employer: Harehills English Language Project
Date of employment: March 26th, 2019 – June 13th, 2019
Summary of role:

Providing help in English lessons and cover for lessons.
Working with both intermediate and beginner level adult learners.

Position


Job title: Customer Service Representative
Employer: Emovis
Date of employment: July 16th 2018 – January 16th 2019
Summary of role:

Inbound call centre
Answering queries and handling sensitive information in line with GDPR
Commonly took calls from people with an elementary level of English and provided explanations using graded language.
Six month contract

Position


Job title: Bartender
Employer: Chemic Tavern
Date of employment: December 5th, 2017 – March 9th, 2018
Summary of role:

Two room friendly local pub.
Serving drinks and providing a welcoming atmosphere.
Trusted to be only member of staff on the premises for seven hour shifts.

Position


Job title: Bartender
Employer: Popworld Leeds
Date of employment: December 5th, 2017 – January 13th, 2018
Summary of role:

Busy nightclub in Leeds city centre.
Working closely with a large team.
Holiday temp position.

Position


Job title: Sales Assistant
Employer: CEX
Date of employment: February 27th-May 22nd 2017
Summary of role:

Busiest UK second hand electronics entertainment store. £20,000 turnover on most Saturdays.
Twelve week contract.
Regularly worked over contracted hours, 20-30 hours on 10 hour contract.
Efficient and friendly service.

Position


Job title: Barback
Employer: Huset Under Bron/Trädgården
Date of employment: May 2014 – July 2015
Summary of role:

1750 capacity Stockholm nightclub.
Supporting bartenders, keeping bar stocked, tidying the club around guests.
Coordinating as part of a large team spread over nine bars.
Flexible hours and long shifts on feet, up to and including 14 hours. Club opens early afternoon in summer and closes at 5am, closing down would last until around half six.

Position


Job title: Street Team
Employer: Shortlist/Stylist Magazine
Date of employment: June 2010 – August 2011
Summary of role:

Handing out magazines in Leeds City Centre.
Public interaction, meeting quotas.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I’m a firm believer in freedom of movement and I think that the English language can serve as a kind of passport to the wider world for people. Additionally, both of my parents are teachers and I have been raised with a good understanding of the value and importance of education. Korea specifically interests me because of the political atmosphere – the people seem really engaged with their democracy.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I have lived overseas before, so I’m prepared for the culture shock aspect (though admittedly, the culture shock of moving to Korea from the UK will be significantly stronger than that of moving to Sweden from the UK). I have a great enthusiasm for teaching and enjoy approaching lessons with an eye to making the material as engaging as possible.

I have been learning Korean online for around a year and with formal tuition since October. I’m hoping to integrate fully into Korean society and hope to keep up Korean lessons once in country.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Neil
Teacher ID: 6755
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 9th September 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: MA
Degree Subject: Modern and Contemporary Literature
University / Institution: University of Leeds (MA); University of Hull (BA); CES Leeds (CELTA)
Grade: Pass With Merit (MA); 2:1 (BA); Pass (CELTA)
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

CELTA obtained in February.

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

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teacher
Employer: CES Leeds
Date of employment: June 14th – September, 2019
Summary of role:

Teaching teenage students of various nationalities at a summer school.
Co-teaching with an experienced teacher.
Responsible for leading and planning 50% of the lesson.

Position


Job title: Volunteer Teaching Assistant
Employer: Harehills English Language Project
Date of employment: March 26th, 2019 – June 13th, 2019
Summary of role:

Providing help in English lessons and cover for lessons.
Working with both intermediate and beginner level adult learners.

Position


Job title: Customer Service Representative
Employer: Emovis
Date of employment: July 16th 2018 – January 16th 2019
Summary of role:

Inbound call centre
Answering queries and handling sensitive information in line with GDPR
Commonly took calls from people with an elementary level of English and provided explanations using graded language.
Six month contract

Position


Job title: Bartender
Employer: Chemic Tavern
Date of employment: December 5th, 2017 – March 9th, 2018
Summary of role:

Two room friendly local pub.
Serving drinks and providing a welcoming atmosphere.
Trusted to be only member of staff on the premises for seven hour shifts.

Position


Job title: Bartender
Employer: Popworld Leeds
Date of employment: December 5th, 2017 – January 13th, 2018
Summary of role:

Busy nightclub in Leeds city centre.
Working closely with a large team.
Holiday temp position.

Position


Job title: Sales Assistant
Employer: CEX
Date of employment: February 27th-May 22nd 2017
Summary of role:

Busiest UK second hand electronics entertainment store. £20,000 turnover on most Saturdays.
Twelve week contract.
Regularly worked over contracted hours, 20-30 hours on 10 hour contract.
Efficient and friendly service.

Position


Job title: Barback
Employer: Huset Under Bron/Trädgården
Date of employment: May 2014 – July 2015
Summary of role:

1750 capacity Stockholm nightclub.
Supporting bartenders, keeping bar stocked, tidying the club around guests.
Coordinating as part of a large team spread over nine bars.
Flexible hours and long shifts on feet, up to and including 14 hours. Club opens early afternoon in summer and closes at 5am, closing down would last until around half six.

Position


Job title: Street Team
Employer: Shortlist/Stylist Magazine
Date of employment: June 2010 – August 2011
Summary of role:

Handing out magazines in Leeds City Centre.
Public interaction, meeting quotas.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I’m a firm believer in freedom of movement and I think that the English language can serve as a kind of passport to the wider world for people. Additionally, both of my parents are teachers and I have been raised with a good understanding of the value and importance of education. Korea specifically interests me because of the political atmosphere – the people seem really engaged with their democracy.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I have lived overseas before, so I’m prepared for the culture shock aspect (though admittedly, the culture shock of moving to Korea from the UK will be significantly stronger than that of moving to Sweden from the UK). I have a great enthusiasm for teaching and enjoy approaching lessons with an eye to making the material as engaging as possible.

I have been learning Korean online for around a year and with formal tuition since October. I’m hoping to integrate fully into Korean society and hope to keep up Korean lessons once in country.

Additional information: