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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Andisiwe
Teacher ID: 8405
Nationality: South African
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st February 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BSc
Degree Subject: Microbiology
University / Institution: Rhodes University
Grade: 68%
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

180 hours online course which can be broken down into a 120 hour course plus 30 hours of advanced grammar and 30 hours of teaching young learners.

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

I have a science degree from Rhodes University. I am currently doing honours in biotechnology at the same institution.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: tutor
Employer: Ikamva Youth Development
Date of employment: February 2018-November 2018
Summary of role:

I tutored high school students in core subjects such as science-based subjects and mathematics. These were studens in grades 10-12 and we had weekly sessions.

Position


Job title: tutor
Employer: Rhodes University
Date of employment: Feb 2017- Jun 2017
Summary of role:

I tutored introductory statistics to first year students in the first semester. My duties included marking their weekly tutorial exercises, providing assistance during sessions and invigilating tests.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I started interacting with students when I tutored statistics in 2017. It was a novel experience for me and I had no idea how much it would change my perspective on things. It was rewarding to see my students make progress and excel. I decided to join a community outreach program to tutor high school learners in core science subjects because I wanted to offer them the help that I wish I had when I was in their position. This experience also turned out to be equally rewarding. I developed a rapport with the students. I thought about how I was inspired by my own teachers back in school and I decided to also become that person for others.
I decided to become specifically an English teacher because we live in a global world and English has become the language of global communication. I think that becoming an English teacher will give me an opportunity to help students find their place in a global community. English will not only be useful in their career endeavours, it will also enhance their interactions in the social scene. The world is now more connected than ever with the use of social media and people who want to reach a global audience use English. I think that teaching English will afford me the opportunity to learn from my students too because I believe in the old saying that teaching means lifelong learning. Teaching English in a foreign country will also allow me to grow and broaden my horizons. I will be exposed to a different way of life and novel cultural experiences.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I have always been excited by new experiences. I believe that teaching English overseas will cater to that aspect and also offer me much more. As a South African, I am no stranger to differences in ethnicity and diversity. I am always eager to learn about other people’s cultures and languages. This is evident from my diverse group of friends. Whenever we visit each other’s houses we always use that opportunity to learn from one another and look at life through each other’s eyes. As the old saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. This experience has fostered an open minded approach into everything I do and willingness to learn and adapt.

Additional information:

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Andisiwe
Teacher ID: 8405
Nationality: South African
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st February 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BSc
Degree Subject: Microbiology
University / Institution: Rhodes University
Grade: 68%
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

180 hours online course which can be broken down into a 120 hour course plus 30 hours of advanced grammar and 30 hours of teaching young learners.

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

I have a science degree from Rhodes University. I am currently doing honours in biotechnology at the same institution.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: tutor
Employer: Ikamva Youth Development
Date of employment: February 2018-November 2018
Summary of role:

I tutored high school students in core subjects such as science-based subjects and mathematics. These were studens in grades 10-12 and we had weekly sessions.

Position


Job title: tutor
Employer: Rhodes University
Date of employment: Feb 2017- Jun 2017
Summary of role:

I tutored introductory statistics to first year students in the first semester. My duties included marking their weekly tutorial exercises, providing assistance during sessions and invigilating tests.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I started interacting with students when I tutored statistics in 2017. It was a novel experience for me and I had no idea how much it would change my perspective on things. It was rewarding to see my students make progress and excel. I decided to join a community outreach program to tutor high school learners in core science subjects because I wanted to offer them the help that I wish I had when I was in their position. This experience also turned out to be equally rewarding. I developed a rapport with the students. I thought about how I was inspired by my own teachers back in school and I decided to also become that person for others.
I decided to become specifically an English teacher because we live in a global world and English has become the language of global communication. I think that becoming an English teacher will give me an opportunity to help students find their place in a global community. English will not only be useful in their career endeavours, it will also enhance their interactions in the social scene. The world is now more connected than ever with the use of social media and people who want to reach a global audience use English. I think that teaching English will afford me the opportunity to learn from my students too because I believe in the old saying that teaching means lifelong learning. Teaching English in a foreign country will also allow me to grow and broaden my horizons. I will be exposed to a different way of life and novel cultural experiences.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I have always been excited by new experiences. I believe that teaching English overseas will cater to that aspect and also offer me much more. As a South African, I am no stranger to differences in ethnicity and diversity. I am always eager to learn about other people’s cultures and languages. This is evident from my diverse group of friends. Whenever we visit each other’s houses we always use that opportunity to learn from one another and look at life through each other’s eyes. As the old saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. This experience has fostered an open minded approach into everything I do and willingness to learn and adapt.

Additional information: