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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Alex
Teacher ID: 6824
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 31st August 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference, City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Political Science
University / Institution: University of Portsmouth
Grade: First Class Honours
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I am currently completing an MSc in Political Thought from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Care Assistant
Employer: Cooperscroft care home
Date of employment: 2014-2017
Summary of role:

In this role I worked closely with residents providing them care on 12 hour shifts. I was responsible for providing high quality care to meet patient’s needs, including feeding, washing and dressing patients. I also carried out tasks to maintain smooth running of the home, I changed beds, distributed meals and helped run activities for the residents. I worked on both a dementia and nursing unit and am experienced in giving personal care, I have also received training on top of my experience for working with those with dementia.

Position


Job title: Politics Teaching Volunteer
Employer: UNLOC – Politics is important
Date of employment: 2016-2017
Summary of role:

This role involved working as part of a small team to deliver an introductory politics program to 13-15 year olds at multiple secondary schools in Hampshire. As part of this role I planned and taught programs which introduced basic political concepts and stimulated political debate among students unfamiliar to politics. Within the role I learnt teaching, leadership and teamwork skills and had the opportunity to be directly involved with the development the curriculum.

Position


Job title: Overseas Education Volunteer
Employer: SALVE International
Date of employment: June 2017 – August 2017
Summary of role:

This role involved spending six weeks in Jinja, Uganda teaching and running activities with street connected children between the ages of 7 -18. As part of this role I worked with a team of Ugandan staff to develop and deliver a syllabus focused on a wide variety of topics including hygiene, health, business skills, children’s rights, abuse and citizenship. I was also involved in social work including street outreach and family tracing. Prior to the trip I raised over £1,000 for the charity. This role developed my skills of communication, teaching, teamwork and fundraising. After my return to the U.K. I created a number of lesson plans based on the experience I had gained whilst in Uganda. I developed these into educational resources which the organisation could pass on to future volunteers.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I would like to teach overseas due to my passion for both education and cultural exchange. I am a highly motivated individual and would love to have the opportunity to work in a challenging and exciting environment. I believe I would be able to bring a high level of enthusiasm to this role and to make the learning environment as engaging and enjoyable as possible. I would be able to be an effective ambassador by communicating well with my colleagues as well as seeking to learn from them and others around me

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

My suitability for this role is enhanced by having had relevant experience in teaching. During my second year of university I was part of a program which taught 15- and 16-year olds in secondary schools in the U.K. about the British political system and stimulated debates about relevant political issues. I have also had the opportunity to teach outside of my home country in Uganda where I taught children who had become estranged from their parents and were living on the street. This was a highly challenging environment in which to teach as the children came from a wide range of educational backgrounds. However, the challenging nature of this experience enhanced my skills of adaptability and allowed me to experience teaching in a challenging environment, both of which would help me in the role of education ambassador. During my time in Uganda I also relished the opportunity to learn more about the local culture through interacting with both the students and my Ugandan colleagues both of which broadened my understanding. Both experiences have inspired me to pursue my interest in teaching abroad in South Korea where the learning environment would be both dynamic and fascinating.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Alex
Teacher ID: 6824
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 31st August 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference, City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Political Science
University / Institution: University of Portsmouth
Grade: First Class Honours
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I am currently completing an MSc in Political Thought from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Care Assistant
Employer: Cooperscroft care home
Date of employment: 2014-2017
Summary of role:

In this role I worked closely with residents providing them care on 12 hour shifts. I was responsible for providing high quality care to meet patient’s needs, including feeding, washing and dressing patients. I also carried out tasks to maintain smooth running of the home, I changed beds, distributed meals and helped run activities for the residents. I worked on both a dementia and nursing unit and am experienced in giving personal care, I have also received training on top of my experience for working with those with dementia.

Position


Job title: Politics Teaching Volunteer
Employer: UNLOC – Politics is important
Date of employment: 2016-2017
Summary of role:

This role involved working as part of a small team to deliver an introductory politics program to 13-15 year olds at multiple secondary schools in Hampshire. As part of this role I planned and taught programs which introduced basic political concepts and stimulated political debate among students unfamiliar to politics. Within the role I learnt teaching, leadership and teamwork skills and had the opportunity to be directly involved with the development the curriculum.

Position


Job title: Overseas Education Volunteer
Employer: SALVE International
Date of employment: June 2017 – August 2017
Summary of role:

This role involved spending six weeks in Jinja, Uganda teaching and running activities with street connected children between the ages of 7 -18. As part of this role I worked with a team of Ugandan staff to develop and deliver a syllabus focused on a wide variety of topics including hygiene, health, business skills, children’s rights, abuse and citizenship. I was also involved in social work including street outreach and family tracing. Prior to the trip I raised over £1,000 for the charity. This role developed my skills of communication, teaching, teamwork and fundraising. After my return to the U.K. I created a number of lesson plans based on the experience I had gained whilst in Uganda. I developed these into educational resources which the organisation could pass on to future volunteers.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I would like to teach overseas due to my passion for both education and cultural exchange. I am a highly motivated individual and would love to have the opportunity to work in a challenging and exciting environment. I believe I would be able to bring a high level of enthusiasm to this role and to make the learning environment as engaging and enjoyable as possible. I would be able to be an effective ambassador by communicating well with my colleagues as well as seeking to learn from them and others around me

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

My suitability for this role is enhanced by having had relevant experience in teaching. During my second year of university I was part of a program which taught 15- and 16-year olds in secondary schools in the U.K. about the British political system and stimulated debates about relevant political issues. I have also had the opportunity to teach outside of my home country in Uganda where I taught children who had become estranged from their parents and were living on the street. This was a highly challenging environment in which to teach as the children came from a wide range of educational backgrounds. However, the challenging nature of this experience enhanced my skills of adaptability and allowed me to experience teaching in a challenging environment, both of which would help me in the role of education ambassador. During my time in Uganda I also relished the opportunity to learn more about the local culture through interacting with both the students and my Ugandan colleagues both of which broadened my understanding. Both experiences have inspired me to pursue my interest in teaching abroad in South Korea where the learning environment would be both dynamic and fascinating.

Additional information: