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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Thomas
Teacher ID: 7532
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 3rd November 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: LLB
Degree Subject: Law
University / Institution: University of Exeter
Grade: 2.1
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: Independent Tutor
Employer:
Date of employment: 2013-2015
Summary of role:

Tutored Maths and English to children aged between 12 and 16.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Caudwell Children’s Charity
Date of employment: August 2014
Summary of role:

Volunteer work with children with disabilities, undertook a variety of sporting activities on a weekly basis. Each session involved group activities and each volunteer was paired with a different child each week to work on a one-on-one basis with them.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Help Lanka
Date of employment: June 2015
Summary of role:

Travelled to Sri Lanka to undertake volunteer work; taught English and played sport at a Sri Lankan Primary School and at various orphanages. Worked in a teaching team alongside a fellow student and collaboratively planned lessons. To gain experience prior to this trip, I delivered lessons to younger pupils at my school.

Position


Job title: Sales Assistant
Employer: The Outdoor Seafood Specialist
Date of employment: 2014-2019
Summary of role:

Part-time work in the catering industry, in a role requiring direct engagement with customers.

Position


Job title: Bartender
Employer: Barry Island Sports and Social Club
Date of employment: 2016-Present
Summary of role:

Part-time work in the hospitality industry, working in a customer-orientated role.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Ever since visiting Sri Lanka and teaching English at a local primary school in 2015, I have longed for an opportunity to do something of a similar nature. Volunteering in Sri Lanka was an amazing experience, as I was able to immerse myself into a unique and interesting culture very different from my own. Now, as I have reached the end of my university studies, it seems like the perfect time to re-engage with this dream of mine. The possibility of engaging with South Korean culture and exploring such an interesting country really appeals to me; furthermore, I would love to combine this desire to explore and experience everything South Korea has to offer with a role that has a positive societal impact, something that teaching English definitely provides. Additionally, I have always enjoyed working with children and really understand the importance of education. Children are our future and playing some part, however small, in developing the next generation of society is something I would love to be involved in. I also want to do something that challenges me personally. Although I am hugely excited about the prospect of living and working in Korea, I am under no illusions- I understand that living and working in a new country will come with huge challenges and obstacles. Nevertheless, the prospect of working to overcome these obstacles is highly motivational, I really believe it is important we challenge ourselves in order to improve and develop as individuals. Teaching English in Korea will be a challenging yet hugely rewarding experience; I would love the opportunity to embrace Korean life and culture and am truly excited about the possibility of engaging with students and playing a part in their educational development.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I am very excited about the prospect of working and living in South Korea, as I have always harboured ambitions to live abroad. Thus, I will fully commit to my role as a teacher but also my role as an honorary resident of South Korea; I am willing and excited to fully engage with Korean life; this will make my transition easier and allow me to focus on improving my teaching skills. During my teaching period in Sri Lanka I became familiar with planning lessons and exploring different ways of engaging with students. This will be of benefit to me during the early stages of teaching in South Korea as it will give me a platform from which to develop my teaching skills. I also hold strong communication skills, particularly in relation to children, as I volunteered with Caudwell’s Children Charity in 2014, and during this process, I was tasked with encouraging disabled children to engage with sport. These skills will make my English lessons beneficial but also exciting for students. I also believe I have the necessary temperament to succeed in a teaching role. At the age of 17 I became a qualified football referee and began refereeing local junior football; this vastly improved my communication skills as I was tasked with dealing with high pressure situations and responsible for solving disputes peacefully. I believe I can successfully transfer these skills to the classroom to create an environment where learning can flourish. As a law graduate, I am accustomed to hard work and I really enjoy responsibility, thus, I will be looking to help my new school in all possible ways and will be completely committed to ensuring I provide my best work at all times. As a keen football player, I also understand the importance of teamwork. Thus, I will work with and alongside my fellow teachers, to combine ideas and resources, in order to create a favourable learning environment.

Additional information:

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: In Progress

Teacher Details:


Name: Thomas
Teacher ID: 7532
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 3rd November 2019
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: LLB
Degree Subject: Law
University / Institution: University of Exeter
Grade: 2.1
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: Independent Tutor
Employer:
Date of employment: 2013-2015
Summary of role:

Tutored Maths and English to children aged between 12 and 16.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Caudwell Children’s Charity
Date of employment: August 2014
Summary of role:

Volunteer work with children with disabilities, undertook a variety of sporting activities on a weekly basis. Each session involved group activities and each volunteer was paired with a different child each week to work on a one-on-one basis with them.

Position


Job title: Volunteer
Employer: Help Lanka
Date of employment: June 2015
Summary of role:

Travelled to Sri Lanka to undertake volunteer work; taught English and played sport at a Sri Lankan Primary School and at various orphanages. Worked in a teaching team alongside a fellow student and collaboratively planned lessons. To gain experience prior to this trip, I delivered lessons to younger pupils at my school.

Position


Job title: Sales Assistant
Employer: The Outdoor Seafood Specialist
Date of employment: 2014-2019
Summary of role:

Part-time work in the catering industry, in a role requiring direct engagement with customers.

Position


Job title: Bartender
Employer: Barry Island Sports and Social Club
Date of employment: 2016-Present
Summary of role:

Part-time work in the hospitality industry, working in a customer-orientated role.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Ever since visiting Sri Lanka and teaching English at a local primary school in 2015, I have longed for an opportunity to do something of a similar nature. Volunteering in Sri Lanka was an amazing experience, as I was able to immerse myself into a unique and interesting culture very different from my own. Now, as I have reached the end of my university studies, it seems like the perfect time to re-engage with this dream of mine. The possibility of engaging with South Korean culture and exploring such an interesting country really appeals to me; furthermore, I would love to combine this desire to explore and experience everything South Korea has to offer with a role that has a positive societal impact, something that teaching English definitely provides. Additionally, I have always enjoyed working with children and really understand the importance of education. Children are our future and playing some part, however small, in developing the next generation of society is something I would love to be involved in. I also want to do something that challenges me personally. Although I am hugely excited about the prospect of living and working in Korea, I am under no illusions- I understand that living and working in a new country will come with huge challenges and obstacles. Nevertheless, the prospect of working to overcome these obstacles is highly motivational, I really believe it is important we challenge ourselves in order to improve and develop as individuals. Teaching English in Korea will be a challenging yet hugely rewarding experience; I would love the opportunity to embrace Korean life and culture and am truly excited about the possibility of engaging with students and playing a part in their educational development.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I am very excited about the prospect of working and living in South Korea, as I have always harboured ambitions to live abroad. Thus, I will fully commit to my role as a teacher but also my role as an honorary resident of South Korea; I am willing and excited to fully engage with Korean life; this will make my transition easier and allow me to focus on improving my teaching skills. During my teaching period in Sri Lanka I became familiar with planning lessons and exploring different ways of engaging with students. This will be of benefit to me during the early stages of teaching in South Korea as it will give me a platform from which to develop my teaching skills. I also hold strong communication skills, particularly in relation to children, as I volunteered with Caudwell’s Children Charity in 2014, and during this process, I was tasked with encouraging disabled children to engage with sport. These skills will make my English lessons beneficial but also exciting for students. I also believe I have the necessary temperament to succeed in a teaching role. At the age of 17 I became a qualified football referee and began refereeing local junior football; this vastly improved my communication skills as I was tasked with dealing with high pressure situations and responsible for solving disputes peacefully. I believe I can successfully transfer these skills to the classroom to create an environment where learning can flourish. As a law graduate, I am accustomed to hard work and I really enjoy responsibility, thus, I will be looking to help my new school in all possible ways and will be completely committed to ensuring I provide my best work at all times. As a keen football player, I also understand the importance of teamwork. Thus, I will work with and alongside my fellow teachers, to combine ideas and resources, in order to create a favourable learning environment.

Additional information: