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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Documents Ready

Teacher Details:


Name: Laura
Teacher ID: 8679
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 10th January 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Photography
University / Institution: University of Derby
Grade: Pass
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I also have a Level 2 in Counselling Skills from Derby Adult Learning. Grade: Pass.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: English Teacher
Employer: ECC Seodaejoen
Date of employment: November 2008 – January 2010
Summary of role:

Teaching English to children aged 4-14 in a Korean Hagwon.

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant
Employer: Chaddesden Park Junior School
Date of employment: June 2011 – June 2012
Summary of role:

Behaviour and learning support for two year six boys (10-11 years old) within a mainstream school, as well as providing general support of other pupils within the classes.

Position


Job title: Supply Teaching Assistant
Employer: Supply Desk and Teaching Personnel
Date of employment: May 2010 – June 2011, February 2014 – December 2014 and September 2019 to present day
Summary of role:

Working at a wide range of mainstream primary schools and SEN schools including ASD and PRU, as well as a temporary role in a school reception. I worked with Key stages 1-5 as well as nursery. I followed teaching plans and occasionally covered classes for short periods.

Position


Job title: Team Leader
Employer: National Citizen Service, New College Nottingham
Date of employment: July 2012 – August 2012
Summary of role:

Leading a team of 15-17 year olds through a three week program encouraging independence, finishing with a voluntary community project developed by the young people.

Position


Job title: KidsQUAD Support Staff
Employer: QUAD, Derby
Date of employment: January 2014 – December 2014
Summary of role:

Supporting a lead artist to actively engage children ages 7-11 in creative arts and digital activities workshops.

Position


Job title: Business Services Assistant
Employer: DCC: Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre, Sawley Site
Date of employment: November 2012 – December 2013
Summary of role:

Admin and Receptionist at a center for pupils excluded from mainstream education.

Position


Job title: Senior Marketing Assistant
Employer: University of Derby
Date of employment: May 2016 – September 2018
Summary of role:

Coordinating/supporting marketing communications across all business services areas through online and offline channels whilst liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Front lines communications to customers through the Business Hub. Editing web content, and creating rich content for online and offline use.

Position


Job title: Marketing and Digital Engagement Assistant
Employer: Derby Mjuseums
Date of employment: September 2018 – June 2019
Summary of role:

Coordinating/supporting marketing communications for across all museum sites through online and offline channels. Photographing workshops, editing web content, and creating rich content for online and offline use.

Position


Job title: Marketing Assistant
Employer: QUAD, Derby
Date of employment: December 2014 – April 2016
Summary of role:

To communicate, promote and raise the visibility and profile of the organisation and programme of activities to existing and potential customers and partners through various marketing channels. Editing web content, and creating rich content for online and offline use.

Position


Job title: Manager / Voluntary Arts Facilitator
Employer: Derby Make and Do Art Things Collective
Date of employment: February 2013 – December 2014
Summary of role:

Provide a creative and social art space, prepare materials/resources and liaise with an arts organisation for venue hire. I use a non judgemental and friendly approach to enable participants to engage with their art. In addition I have organised themed events to support and promote other positive events in the community. These events have more structure with some preplanned activities that people can choose to engage with.

Position


Job title: Photographer, Workshop Facilitator, Admin Support and Treasurer (Voluntary roles)
Employer: Borderline Art, Derby
Date of employment: December 2013 – August 2014
Summary of role:

This was a central role within a mental health arts organisation which runs exhibitions, workshops, fundraising events and a theatre group to raise awareness surrounding the condition of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Position


Job title: Catering Staff
Employer: Derby Coach House
Date of employment: July 2019 – Present day
Summary of role:

Cooking meals, serving customers and general domestic duties.

Position


Job title: Receptionist and Administrator
Employer: Connexions, Nottingham
Date of employment: February 2007 – September 2008
Summary of role:

Work on reception and administrative support for 15 careers advisers.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Teaching overseas is something I am drawn to because I feel the opportunity to step outside of your current country and reality can offer a unique perspective. Teaching overseas combines this experience with my passion for communication and helping people achieve their potential.

When I look back on my experience of teaching in South Korea previously, it brings to mind, the opportunity to use creative skills to adapt and make lessons interesting and engaging for pupils, the opportunity to communicate with different people all day, and the feeling of enjoyment gained from developing working relationships with pupils and colleagues.

Every pupil has different needs and learning styles, and I am looking forward to the challenge of making lessons fun and engaging for all pupils whilst working with them so they can achieve their potential.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

When I look back across my career, the job roles I feel most passionate about are those where I helped and worked directly with children and adults. Education offers the opportunity to change someone’s life and I feel my initiative, empathetic nature, creativity, communication and listening skills are ideally suited to this role.

Since returning from teaching in South Korea, I worked with children in both mainstream schools, including with pupils displaying behavioral issues, and in centres for children with Special Educational Needs. Every child has specific needs and I used a sensitive, empathetic but boundaried approach. Consistency in terms of behavioral management is also important, so that children can learn within a stable framework.

From working in education to working in marketing, my whole career has been about communication. My marketing roles would require me to adapt, edit and communicate specific, and sometimes complex, pieces of information to different audiences via different media channels – such as print or social media. This required me to have a good understanding of the audience’s communication needs. I feel that this experience has further built on my ability to adapt educational resources for pupils of different ages and learning styles. The English language is very versatile and I am adept at using it in different creative ways. I love finding ways to help people learn and feel excited about helping them communicate outside of their native language.

I have an incredibly diverse skill set centred on communication and helping people. As well as my job roles working to support learning and working in marketing; in my spare time I have also attended singing lessons, a course in counselling skills, and workshops in expressive performance. I love finding different and new ways to communicate, whether it is visually, physically, or by finding a way to articulate or describe the meaning of a word or phrase.

My recent completion of my Level 2 in Counselling skills has further developed my interpersonal skills. This increased awareness around positive listening, a non judgemental approach and professional boundaries, will be essential to teaching.

Additional information:

Back to results

applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Documents Ready

Teacher Details:


Name: Laura
Teacher ID: 8679
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 10th January 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Photography
University / Institution: University of Derby
Grade: Pass
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I also have a Level 2 in Counselling Skills from Derby Adult Learning. Grade: Pass.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: English Teacher
Employer: ECC Seodaejoen
Date of employment: November 2008 – January 2010
Summary of role:

Teaching English to children aged 4-14 in a Korean Hagwon.

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant
Employer: Chaddesden Park Junior School
Date of employment: June 2011 – June 2012
Summary of role:

Behaviour and learning support for two year six boys (10-11 years old) within a mainstream school, as well as providing general support of other pupils within the classes.

Position


Job title: Supply Teaching Assistant
Employer: Supply Desk and Teaching Personnel
Date of employment: May 2010 – June 2011, February 2014 – December 2014 and September 2019 to present day
Summary of role:

Working at a wide range of mainstream primary schools and SEN schools including ASD and PRU, as well as a temporary role in a school reception. I worked with Key stages 1-5 as well as nursery. I followed teaching plans and occasionally covered classes for short periods.

Position


Job title: Team Leader
Employer: National Citizen Service, New College Nottingham
Date of employment: July 2012 – August 2012
Summary of role:

Leading a team of 15-17 year olds through a three week program encouraging independence, finishing with a voluntary community project developed by the young people.

Position


Job title: KidsQUAD Support Staff
Employer: QUAD, Derby
Date of employment: January 2014 – December 2014
Summary of role:

Supporting a lead artist to actively engage children ages 7-11 in creative arts and digital activities workshops.

Position


Job title: Business Services Assistant
Employer: DCC: Amber Valley and Erewash Support Centre, Sawley Site
Date of employment: November 2012 – December 2013
Summary of role:

Admin and Receptionist at a center for pupils excluded from mainstream education.

Position


Job title: Senior Marketing Assistant
Employer: University of Derby
Date of employment: May 2016 – September 2018
Summary of role:

Coordinating/supporting marketing communications across all business services areas through online and offline channels whilst liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Front lines communications to customers through the Business Hub. Editing web content, and creating rich content for online and offline use.

Position


Job title: Marketing and Digital Engagement Assistant
Employer: Derby Mjuseums
Date of employment: September 2018 – June 2019
Summary of role:

Coordinating/supporting marketing communications for across all museum sites through online and offline channels. Photographing workshops, editing web content, and creating rich content for online and offline use.

Position


Job title: Marketing Assistant
Employer: QUAD, Derby
Date of employment: December 2014 – April 2016
Summary of role:

To communicate, promote and raise the visibility and profile of the organisation and programme of activities to existing and potential customers and partners through various marketing channels. Editing web content, and creating rich content for online and offline use.

Position


Job title: Manager / Voluntary Arts Facilitator
Employer: Derby Make and Do Art Things Collective
Date of employment: February 2013 – December 2014
Summary of role:

Provide a creative and social art space, prepare materials/resources and liaise with an arts organisation for venue hire. I use a non judgemental and friendly approach to enable participants to engage with their art. In addition I have organised themed events to support and promote other positive events in the community. These events have more structure with some preplanned activities that people can choose to engage with.

Position


Job title: Photographer, Workshop Facilitator, Admin Support and Treasurer (Voluntary roles)
Employer: Borderline Art, Derby
Date of employment: December 2013 – August 2014
Summary of role:

This was a central role within a mental health arts organisation which runs exhibitions, workshops, fundraising events and a theatre group to raise awareness surrounding the condition of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Position


Job title: Catering Staff
Employer: Derby Coach House
Date of employment: July 2019 – Present day
Summary of role:

Cooking meals, serving customers and general domestic duties.

Position


Job title: Receptionist and Administrator
Employer: Connexions, Nottingham
Date of employment: February 2007 – September 2008
Summary of role:

Work on reception and administrative support for 15 careers advisers.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Teaching overseas is something I am drawn to because I feel the opportunity to step outside of your current country and reality can offer a unique perspective. Teaching overseas combines this experience with my passion for communication and helping people achieve their potential.

When I look back on my experience of teaching in South Korea previously, it brings to mind, the opportunity to use creative skills to adapt and make lessons interesting and engaging for pupils, the opportunity to communicate with different people all day, and the feeling of enjoyment gained from developing working relationships with pupils and colleagues.

Every pupil has different needs and learning styles, and I am looking forward to the challenge of making lessons fun and engaging for all pupils whilst working with them so they can achieve their potential.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

When I look back across my career, the job roles I feel most passionate about are those where I helped and worked directly with children and adults. Education offers the opportunity to change someone’s life and I feel my initiative, empathetic nature, creativity, communication and listening skills are ideally suited to this role.

Since returning from teaching in South Korea, I worked with children in both mainstream schools, including with pupils displaying behavioral issues, and in centres for children with Special Educational Needs. Every child has specific needs and I used a sensitive, empathetic but boundaried approach. Consistency in terms of behavioral management is also important, so that children can learn within a stable framework.

From working in education to working in marketing, my whole career has been about communication. My marketing roles would require me to adapt, edit and communicate specific, and sometimes complex, pieces of information to different audiences via different media channels – such as print or social media. This required me to have a good understanding of the audience’s communication needs. I feel that this experience has further built on my ability to adapt educational resources for pupils of different ages and learning styles. The English language is very versatile and I am adept at using it in different creative ways. I love finding ways to help people learn and feel excited about helping them communicate outside of their native language.

I have an incredibly diverse skill set centred on communication and helping people. As well as my job roles working to support learning and working in marketing; in my spare time I have also attended singing lessons, a course in counselling skills, and workshops in expressive performance. I love finding different and new ways to communicate, whether it is visually, physically, or by finding a way to articulate or describe the meaning of a word or phrase.

My recent completion of my Level 2 in Counselling skills has further developed my interpersonal skills. This increased awareness around positive listening, a non judgemental approach and professional boundaries, will be essential to teaching.

Additional information: