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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Sam
Teacher ID: 7262
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st October 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: French, Spanish and European Studies
University / Institution: University of Bath
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:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teacher
Employer: Project Trust
Date of employment: August 2014 – August 2015
Summary of role:

I worked as an English teacher in a small, rural village in Honduras, Central America, teaching students from 3-17 years old. I was responsible for the English curriculum and teaching for the whole school, ranging from Kindergarten to grade nine. With younger children I used songs in class to teach them and with the older children I focused on more advanced topics. I also had three students whose level of English was a lot higher than the rest of the group, so I challenged them by creating harder and more complex tasks. I wrote and marked exams for my students and worked in the school office. The behaviour of students in the school tended to be rather disruptive so I learnt a lot of behaviour management techniques. I was involved in sports lessons and gave private lessons to children and adults in the village. The village was very rural, without internet access, paved roads or running water, and electricity was intermittent.

Position


Job title: Camp Counsellor
Employer: Crossroads
Date of employment: June – August 2016; June – August 2017
Summary of role:

For two summers I worked at a summer camp in Massachusetts where I was responsible for the wellbeing of ten boys aged 9-10 day and night. I ran sporting and team building activities as well as boating on the lake and swimming lessons for children across the whole camp aged 7-15. I was also trained as a lifeguard and in First Aid, and I was responsible for the well-being of the children. The children who attended the camp were from underprivileged areas of Boston meaning at times they could be very challenging.

Position


Job title: Teacher
Employer: British Council
Date of employment: October 2017 – April 2018
Summary of role:

I worked as an English teacher in a high school in France, teaching students of all abilities aged 15-25. The main focus of my work was on oral communication. I taught small groups of students and helped them work on pronunciation, vocabulary and conversation skills in English. I used videos and music as aids in class, as well as presentations and other activities. I ran extra classes for students who wanted extra help, and as the school had a specialist fashion department, I was involved in this and taught the students relevant content related to the fashion industry. I also helped a 19-year-old student with her successful application to an English University, acting as a referee and helping her with the application process.

Position


Job title: Teacher
Employer: Campus Moragete
Date of employment: June 2018 – August 2018
Summary of role:

I worked at a summer camp in Spain, teaching English, swimming and sports to children of all abilities aged 8-17. I taught students inside and outside the classroom, using games and activities to teach material to students. I was not allowed to speak Spanish to my students so all of the communication was done in English, despite a number of the students having very limited ability in English. This taught me how to communicate with people who find it challenging to speak my native language.

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant
Employer: Beaucroft Foundation School
Date of employment: June 2012 – June 2016 (temporary/part time)
Summary of role:

I volunteered at a special needs school on and off for around four years, in a classroom with autistic students aged 8-12. I helped them with their learning and ensured that they had fun at school, and that they were safe. I went on class trips with the class and built up very strong relationships with a number of students.

Position


Job title: Academic Representative
Employer: University of Bath
Date of employment: September 2018 – June 2019
Summary of role:

I was the academic representative for my course (French and Spanish) during my final year of university. I attended regular meetings with departmental staff members and raised issues that were passed on to me by other students. I successfully liaised with staff concerning a number of these issues which had a very positive outcome for my peers. I was involved in a course restructuring as the department is in the process of making changes to the courses it offers. I organised an end of year event to celebrate our time at the university.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I would like to teach overseas for a number of reasons. I have taught abroad in Central America and in Europe and I have thoroughly enjoyed it each time that I have done it. I would therefore really like to have the opportunity to teach overseas again, as it was an extremely worthwhile experience before and I would like to experience this again. Having taught in Central America and Europe I would love to be able to teach somewhere that is rather different to any culture that I have previously lived or worked in, and that is one reason why I would like to go to Korea to teach English. The teaching experience (and working with children in general) that I have had has been very rewarding – seeing children and young adults make progress and develop their own skills (not only academically but also in terms of their own personal development) is something that is extremely rewarding and gratifying for me and having the chance to do this in Korea would be amazing. I really enjoy working with and teaching young people and such an environment feels natural for me, it’s something that I love doing. I would also love to experience Korean culture – it seems to be rather different to the UK and it really interests me, and I have never experienced a culture like this so this is something that I would love to do.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

Having taught overseas in Honduras, France and Spain and having worked at a summer camp in the USA, I believe that my experience of working with and teaching young people puts me in a very good position to teach abroad. I am extremely passionate about working with young people and this is evident when I am in the classroom. I am very open minded and I will be able to adapt to many different situations that may arise whilst teaching in Korea. I also see this opportunity as a chance to make a difference, however small, to young people. Students in Korea seem to be very driven and this is something that I would love to experience and be a part of, and I feel that I would be able to push students and help them progress in terms of their English education. I really enjoy being in the classroom with young people and helping their development, and from my experience it seems like they enjoy having me as a teacher.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Sam
Teacher ID: 7262
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st October 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: French, Spanish and European Studies
University / Institution: University of Bath
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:

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Teacher
Employer: Project Trust
Date of employment: August 2014 – August 2015
Summary of role:

I worked as an English teacher in a small, rural village in Honduras, Central America, teaching students from 3-17 years old. I was responsible for the English curriculum and teaching for the whole school, ranging from Kindergarten to grade nine. With younger children I used songs in class to teach them and with the older children I focused on more advanced topics. I also had three students whose level of English was a lot higher than the rest of the group, so I challenged them by creating harder and more complex tasks. I wrote and marked exams for my students and worked in the school office. The behaviour of students in the school tended to be rather disruptive so I learnt a lot of behaviour management techniques. I was involved in sports lessons and gave private lessons to children and adults in the village. The village was very rural, without internet access, paved roads or running water, and electricity was intermittent.

Position


Job title: Camp Counsellor
Employer: Crossroads
Date of employment: June – August 2016; June – August 2017
Summary of role:

For two summers I worked at a summer camp in Massachusetts where I was responsible for the wellbeing of ten boys aged 9-10 day and night. I ran sporting and team building activities as well as boating on the lake and swimming lessons for children across the whole camp aged 7-15. I was also trained as a lifeguard and in First Aid, and I was responsible for the well-being of the children. The children who attended the camp were from underprivileged areas of Boston meaning at times they could be very challenging.

Position


Job title: Teacher
Employer: British Council
Date of employment: October 2017 – April 2018
Summary of role:

I worked as an English teacher in a high school in France, teaching students of all abilities aged 15-25. The main focus of my work was on oral communication. I taught small groups of students and helped them work on pronunciation, vocabulary and conversation skills in English. I used videos and music as aids in class, as well as presentations and other activities. I ran extra classes for students who wanted extra help, and as the school had a specialist fashion department, I was involved in this and taught the students relevant content related to the fashion industry. I also helped a 19-year-old student with her successful application to an English University, acting as a referee and helping her with the application process.

Position


Job title: Teacher
Employer: Campus Moragete
Date of employment: June 2018 – August 2018
Summary of role:

I worked at a summer camp in Spain, teaching English, swimming and sports to children of all abilities aged 8-17. I taught students inside and outside the classroom, using games and activities to teach material to students. I was not allowed to speak Spanish to my students so all of the communication was done in English, despite a number of the students having very limited ability in English. This taught me how to communicate with people who find it challenging to speak my native language.

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant
Employer: Beaucroft Foundation School
Date of employment: June 2012 – June 2016 (temporary/part time)
Summary of role:

I volunteered at a special needs school on and off for around four years, in a classroom with autistic students aged 8-12. I helped them with their learning and ensured that they had fun at school, and that they were safe. I went on class trips with the class and built up very strong relationships with a number of students.

Position


Job title: Academic Representative
Employer: University of Bath
Date of employment: September 2018 – June 2019
Summary of role:

I was the academic representative for my course (French and Spanish) during my final year of university. I attended regular meetings with departmental staff members and raised issues that were passed on to me by other students. I successfully liaised with staff concerning a number of these issues which had a very positive outcome for my peers. I was involved in a course restructuring as the department is in the process of making changes to the courses it offers. I organised an end of year event to celebrate our time at the university.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I would like to teach overseas for a number of reasons. I have taught abroad in Central America and in Europe and I have thoroughly enjoyed it each time that I have done it. I would therefore really like to have the opportunity to teach overseas again, as it was an extremely worthwhile experience before and I would like to experience this again. Having taught in Central America and Europe I would love to be able to teach somewhere that is rather different to any culture that I have previously lived or worked in, and that is one reason why I would like to go to Korea to teach English. The teaching experience (and working with children in general) that I have had has been very rewarding – seeing children and young adults make progress and develop their own skills (not only academically but also in terms of their own personal development) is something that is extremely rewarding and gratifying for me and having the chance to do this in Korea would be amazing. I really enjoy working with and teaching young people and such an environment feels natural for me, it’s something that I love doing. I would also love to experience Korean culture – it seems to be rather different to the UK and it really interests me, and I have never experienced a culture like this so this is something that I would love to do.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

Having taught overseas in Honduras, France and Spain and having worked at a summer camp in the USA, I believe that my experience of working with and teaching young people puts me in a very good position to teach abroad. I am extremely passionate about working with young people and this is evident when I am in the classroom. I am very open minded and I will be able to adapt to many different situations that may arise whilst teaching in Korea. I also see this opportunity as a chance to make a difference, however small, to young people. Students in Korea seem to be very driven and this is something that I would love to experience and be a part of, and I feel that I would be able to push students and help them progress in terms of their English education. I really enjoy being in the classroom with young people and helping their development, and from my experience it seems like they enjoy having me as a teacher.

Additional information: