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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Anchal
Teacher ID: 7297
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: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: History and Philosophy
University / Institution: University of Sheffield
Grade: 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

120-hour combined TEFL course

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

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Caterer
Employer: Persian Kitchen
Date of employment: Since May 2019
Summary of role:

I am currently spending the summer working for a pop-up food stand; this role involves food preparation and serving. I have been working at festivals in Wales, Derbyshire and Cheltenham for four or five days at a time. The role involves cooking, preparing and serving food to customers. I engage with people from many different backgrounds.

Position


Job title: Bar work and Waitress
Employer: Ashdown Park Golf Club
Date of employment: July 2018 – October 2018
Summary of role:

I worked in a golf club bar and restaurant during the summer of 2018. I was employed as bar staff and waitress; this role was ultimately based on customer service. I worked to maintain the high standards of this workplace and perform my roles as efficiently as possible. I gained the invaluable experience of bar work and truly enjoyed this role, being able to socialise with and meet new people whilst working and maintaining professional standards.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Hope Cafe Athens
Date of employment: August 2017
Summary of role:

For four weeks I volunteered at a café in Athens for refugees, Hope Café is a charity organisation run by volunteers to help with the influx of refugees (mainly from Syria) into the city. I helped run the café by cooking meals and serving drinks to refugees for free, we provided lunch for over 250 people on busy days. I also sorted out donations and clothes packages, to distribute to the adults and children. I helped organise new registrations to determine what individuals/families needed and sorted out these starter packages. I organised activities for the children to keep them entertained during the day. Team work skills were very important during this time with the other volunteers. I was taken out of my comfort zone and had to learn new skills very quickly. I learned how to communicate with people when there was a considerable language barrier and also to support those who had been through tough experiences. I had to be competent with new donations and decide who needed what the most.

Position


Job title: Paid Fundraiser
Employer: Shelter UK
Date of employment: September 2015 – December 2015
Summary of role:

As a paid fundraiser for this charity I developed a wide range of skills. Firstly, I went through extensive training which raised my awareness on homelessness and allowed me to develop my interpersonal and communicative skills which I then put into practice in the following months. My job was based on how many sign ups I got weekly and I had to attain a certain number to keep the job (which I did), until I had to relinquish the job in December due to a timetable change at university. This job took me out of my comfort zone and was unlike any work I had done before. I met all kinds of people from very different backgrounds and I found the job extremely rewarding.

Position


Job title: Supermarket Assistant`
Employer: Waitrose and Partners
Date of employment: August 2014 – August 2015
Summary of role:

This role came with a huge amount of responsibility as part of my job was to start up the supermarket every Sunday morning, manually and on the computer. I developed my customer service skills as I worked on the tills when needed and sometimes stepped in to fill the role of team leader. It involved working with a large number of people in a team to deliver the best service we could in a hectic and fast-paced environment. It required organisation and balance with my school commitments and extra-curricular activities.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Throughout my school years I had always hoped that one day I would eventually live abroad. I decided that by teaching English abroad I could combine my passion for education, learning and languages whilst exploring new cultures and places. I travelled for seven months in India, Nepal and Vietnam and during this time I became very set on living and working abroad. I loved experiencing entirely different ways of living to that which I have always known. By teaching overseas for a minimum of one year at a time I hope to really immerse myself in my new surroundings and get to know a new city really well.
I am currently studying a 120-hour combined TEFL course, during this course I have come to appreciate the intricacies of teaching English as a foreign language, the challenges and the rewards that it offers. I have found it fascinating learning my native language from this perspective and it has given me a deeper appreciation of the language and the importance of teaching it well to others. I see it as an honour that I am able to share my language and culture with others in a way that will benefit them hugely. I am passionate about education for everyone, so to be able to work in South Korea whilst teaching is a way to combine two experiences I know I will value greatly.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

My strengths lie in my ability to communicate well with others, I use clarity and concision to convey my ideas. I am also a good listener, which is just as important. I am confident in myself and I am able to stand up in front of a group of people and channel that confidence into whatever I am talking about. I am a hard-worker, but I am also easy-going, I like to balance the two and feel that it will be particularly important in the classroom.
I am very passionate about education, especially educating young people in a way that opens up unlimited opportunities for them. I am keen to fuse my passion for education and my interest in new cultures and ways of living while I work and live abroad. I believe that education is the way to change our world for the better and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and passion with the children and young people I will be teaching. I think that teachers are important for helping young people stand on their own feet and look at the world in a more open-minded way, which I hope to do.
I have experience informally assisting people of varying ability to learn English. Whilst volunteering at the Hope Café in Athens I helped people of all ages improve their English, I noticed that the children were particularly driven to reach a level of near fluency and so I dedicated much of my time to helping them. I also attended Conversation Club while at university, which involved helping the local refugees (from many different countries) improve their English. I believe that this has given me important experience in communicating with people who do not speak English as a first language.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Anchal
Teacher ID: 7297
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: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: History and Philosophy
University / Institution: University of Sheffield
Grade: 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

120-hour combined TEFL course

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

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Caterer
Employer: Persian Kitchen
Date of employment: Since May 2019
Summary of role:

I am currently spending the summer working for a pop-up food stand; this role involves food preparation and serving. I have been working at festivals in Wales, Derbyshire and Cheltenham for four or five days at a time. The role involves cooking, preparing and serving food to customers. I engage with people from many different backgrounds.

Position


Job title: Bar work and Waitress
Employer: Ashdown Park Golf Club
Date of employment: July 2018 – October 2018
Summary of role:

I worked in a golf club bar and restaurant during the summer of 2018. I was employed as bar staff and waitress; this role was ultimately based on customer service. I worked to maintain the high standards of this workplace and perform my roles as efficiently as possible. I gained the invaluable experience of bar work and truly enjoyed this role, being able to socialise with and meet new people whilst working and maintaining professional standards.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Hope Cafe Athens
Date of employment: August 2017
Summary of role:

For four weeks I volunteered at a café in Athens for refugees, Hope Café is a charity organisation run by volunteers to help with the influx of refugees (mainly from Syria) into the city. I helped run the café by cooking meals and serving drinks to refugees for free, we provided lunch for over 250 people on busy days. I also sorted out donations and clothes packages, to distribute to the adults and children. I helped organise new registrations to determine what individuals/families needed and sorted out these starter packages. I organised activities for the children to keep them entertained during the day. Team work skills were very important during this time with the other volunteers. I was taken out of my comfort zone and had to learn new skills very quickly. I learned how to communicate with people when there was a considerable language barrier and also to support those who had been through tough experiences. I had to be competent with new donations and decide who needed what the most.

Position


Job title: Paid Fundraiser
Employer: Shelter UK
Date of employment: September 2015 – December 2015
Summary of role:

As a paid fundraiser for this charity I developed a wide range of skills. Firstly, I went through extensive training which raised my awareness on homelessness and allowed me to develop my interpersonal and communicative skills which I then put into practice in the following months. My job was based on how many sign ups I got weekly and I had to attain a certain number to keep the job (which I did), until I had to relinquish the job in December due to a timetable change at university. This job took me out of my comfort zone and was unlike any work I had done before. I met all kinds of people from very different backgrounds and I found the job extremely rewarding.

Position


Job title: Supermarket Assistant`
Employer: Waitrose and Partners
Date of employment: August 2014 – August 2015
Summary of role:

This role came with a huge amount of responsibility as part of my job was to start up the supermarket every Sunday morning, manually and on the computer. I developed my customer service skills as I worked on the tills when needed and sometimes stepped in to fill the role of team leader. It involved working with a large number of people in a team to deliver the best service we could in a hectic and fast-paced environment. It required organisation and balance with my school commitments and extra-curricular activities.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Throughout my school years I had always hoped that one day I would eventually live abroad. I decided that by teaching English abroad I could combine my passion for education, learning and languages whilst exploring new cultures and places. I travelled for seven months in India, Nepal and Vietnam and during this time I became very set on living and working abroad. I loved experiencing entirely different ways of living to that which I have always known. By teaching overseas for a minimum of one year at a time I hope to really immerse myself in my new surroundings and get to know a new city really well.
I am currently studying a 120-hour combined TEFL course, during this course I have come to appreciate the intricacies of teaching English as a foreign language, the challenges and the rewards that it offers. I have found it fascinating learning my native language from this perspective and it has given me a deeper appreciation of the language and the importance of teaching it well to others. I see it as an honour that I am able to share my language and culture with others in a way that will benefit them hugely. I am passionate about education for everyone, so to be able to work in South Korea whilst teaching is a way to combine two experiences I know I will value greatly.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

My strengths lie in my ability to communicate well with others, I use clarity and concision to convey my ideas. I am also a good listener, which is just as important. I am confident in myself and I am able to stand up in front of a group of people and channel that confidence into whatever I am talking about. I am a hard-worker, but I am also easy-going, I like to balance the two and feel that it will be particularly important in the classroom.
I am very passionate about education, especially educating young people in a way that opens up unlimited opportunities for them. I am keen to fuse my passion for education and my interest in new cultures and ways of living while I work and live abroad. I believe that education is the way to change our world for the better and I look forward to sharing my enthusiasm and passion with the children and young people I will be teaching. I think that teachers are important for helping young people stand on their own feet and look at the world in a more open-minded way, which I hope to do.
I have experience informally assisting people of varying ability to learn English. Whilst volunteering at the Hope Café in Athens I helped people of all ages improve their English, I noticed that the children were particularly driven to reach a level of near fluency and so I dedicated much of my time to helping them. I also attended Conversation Club while at university, which involved helping the local refugees (from many different countries) improve their English. I believe that this has given me important experience in communicating with people who do not speak English as a first language.

Additional information: