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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Michaela
Teacher ID: 7271
Nationality: Canadian
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: Psychology, Sociology and Women and Gender Studies
University / Institution: Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada
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: Au Pair
Employer: Family
Date of employment: October 2018 – July 2019
Summary of role:

I worked as an Au Pair with a family with three children aged 16, 14 and 10. The parents worked long hours so I was responsible for getting the children ready for school and taking them to school, as well as keeping the house in a good condition and preparing meals for the family. I would also collect the children from school and then ensure that they did their homework and keep them entertained during the evening. After dinner I would spend time with the family. At weekends I would often go on day trips with the family to the beach and other nearby places.

Position


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

I worked as a camp counsellor at a summer camp in Massachusetts for two summers, where I was in charge of 13 girls aged 11-13, during the day and at night. At the start of the summer I was trained as a lifeguard and in First Aid, and I facilitated swimming lessons and boating. I also led recreational games as well as team building activities. About half way through the second summer I moved to the office manager position, where I answered the phone, liaised with parents and was the first point of contact for anyone who came to the camp.

Position


Job title: Tutor
Employer: Salem Elementary School
Date of employment: September 2015 – April 2018
Summary of role:

I worked at the school once a week, tutoring a young girl (she was 6 when I started and 9 when I finished). The main focus of my work was improving her reading and writing because she struggled with these areas. Her teachers noted major improvements in her work (and her confidence) after I had been working with her.

Position


Job title: Volunteer Teaching Assistant
Employer: Glooscap Elementary School
Date of employment: October 2013 – May 2014
Summary of role:

While in high school, I volunteered regularly at the elementary school that I attended. I worked with the children who needed extra attention that the teacher was not able to offer. I helped them with all areas of their school work and life, for example with work that they found difficult.

Position


Job title: Camp Counsellor
Employer: Sherbrooke Lake Camp
Date of employment: Summers of July 2011 – August 2015
Summary of role:

I started working at the camp as a counsellor where I was responsible for a cabin of 5-8 girls, ranging in ages from 6-16. I ran canoeing, swimming and team building activities. In my last summer I was put in charge of all of the outdoor activities, meaning that I planned, organized and ran everything including camp wide games, themes for the week and survival skills.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Alexander Society
Date of employment: November 2009 – February 2014
Summary of role:

I was paired up with a young individual with special needs and helped to introduce them to the arts – painting, music, drawing, dancing etc. (which is the aim of the Alexander Society). We met weekly and each year would be based on a story, and each week we would tell a different part of the story through the means of dancing, painting, singing etc.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

The teaching experience that I have had has been extremely rewarding and I have really enjoyed it, and it is definitely something that I would like to pursue as a career. When I was at school, I had brilliant teachers and they inspired me to become a teacher and share knowledge with young people, just like they did with me. Having only lived in the Western world, I am very interested in countries and cultures that are different from my own, and therefore living and teaching in Korea is something that is very attractive to me as it would open my eyes to a way of life that is markedly different to the one that I have experienced. Seeing children make progress is something that I love, and I would love to be able to pass on my knowledge to the next generation.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I believe that I am a suitable candidate because I have a lot of experience working with children, which stands me in good stead for a teaching position abroad. I am very compassionate and empathetic which has allowed me to build up strong relationships with children whenever and wherever I have worked with them. I am quick on my feet and can adapt to different situations differently, using my initiative to find solutions if problems may arise. I am passionate about being involved and helping people and this is something that I would be able to do while teaching in Korea. I really enjoy being in the company of young people and my passion is clear when I am with them, therefore teaching abroad would be a perfect opportunity for me to do this while passing on knowledge to children.

Additional information:

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Michaela
Teacher ID: 7271
Nationality: Canadian
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: Psychology, Sociology and Women and Gender Studies
University / Institution: Mount Allison University, New Brunswick, Canada
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: Au Pair
Employer: Family
Date of employment: October 2018 – July 2019
Summary of role:

I worked as an Au Pair with a family with three children aged 16, 14 and 10. The parents worked long hours so I was responsible for getting the children ready for school and taking them to school, as well as keeping the house in a good condition and preparing meals for the family. I would also collect the children from school and then ensure that they did their homework and keep them entertained during the evening. After dinner I would spend time with the family. At weekends I would often go on day trips with the family to the beach and other nearby places.

Position


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

I worked as a camp counsellor at a summer camp in Massachusetts for two summers, where I was in charge of 13 girls aged 11-13, during the day and at night. At the start of the summer I was trained as a lifeguard and in First Aid, and I facilitated swimming lessons and boating. I also led recreational games as well as team building activities. About half way through the second summer I moved to the office manager position, where I answered the phone, liaised with parents and was the first point of contact for anyone who came to the camp.

Position


Job title: Tutor
Employer: Salem Elementary School
Date of employment: September 2015 – April 2018
Summary of role:

I worked at the school once a week, tutoring a young girl (she was 6 when I started and 9 when I finished). The main focus of my work was improving her reading and writing because she struggled with these areas. Her teachers noted major improvements in her work (and her confidence) after I had been working with her.

Position


Job title: Volunteer Teaching Assistant
Employer: Glooscap Elementary School
Date of employment: October 2013 – May 2014
Summary of role:

While in high school, I volunteered regularly at the elementary school that I attended. I worked with the children who needed extra attention that the teacher was not able to offer. I helped them with all areas of their school work and life, for example with work that they found difficult.

Position


Job title: Camp Counsellor
Employer: Sherbrooke Lake Camp
Date of employment: Summers of July 2011 – August 2015
Summary of role:

I started working at the camp as a counsellor where I was responsible for a cabin of 5-8 girls, ranging in ages from 6-16. I ran canoeing, swimming and team building activities. In my last summer I was put in charge of all of the outdoor activities, meaning that I planned, organized and ran everything including camp wide games, themes for the week and survival skills.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Alexander Society
Date of employment: November 2009 – February 2014
Summary of role:

I was paired up with a young individual with special needs and helped to introduce them to the arts – painting, music, drawing, dancing etc. (which is the aim of the Alexander Society). We met weekly and each year would be based on a story, and each week we would tell a different part of the story through the means of dancing, painting, singing etc.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

The teaching experience that I have had has been extremely rewarding and I have really enjoyed it, and it is definitely something that I would like to pursue as a career. When I was at school, I had brilliant teachers and they inspired me to become a teacher and share knowledge with young people, just like they did with me. Having only lived in the Western world, I am very interested in countries and cultures that are different from my own, and therefore living and teaching in Korea is something that is very attractive to me as it would open my eyes to a way of life that is markedly different to the one that I have experienced. Seeing children make progress is something that I love, and I would love to be able to pass on my knowledge to the next generation.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I believe that I am a suitable candidate because I have a lot of experience working with children, which stands me in good stead for a teaching position abroad. I am very compassionate and empathetic which has allowed me to build up strong relationships with children whenever and wherever I have worked with them. I am quick on my feet and can adapt to different situations differently, using my initiative to find solutions if problems may arise. I am passionate about being involved and helping people and this is something that I would be able to do while teaching in Korea. I really enjoy being in the company of young people and my passion is clear when I am with them, therefore teaching abroad would be a perfect opportunity for me to do this while passing on knowledge to children.

Additional information: