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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Emily
Teacher ID: 8684
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 26th July 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English, Language and Education BA (Hons)
University / Institution: University of Leeds
Grade: Predicted 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I have not yet graduated, but will be fully qualified next year. I also have no TEFL or CELTA qualification, but am willing to complete this before starting a teaching position. However, as my degree is centred around teaching English as a second language, and I already have 1 years experience teaching in China, and 2 years tutoring in England, I am confident I have the skill set to improve quickly as a teacher in Korea.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Foreign Teacher
Employer: Noble House Asia
Date of employment: 13th Aug, 2018- 1st Apr, 2019
Summary of role:

As a foreign teacher, I taught Kindergarten to adults in both a language centre and public schools. I planned all my lessons, excluding ages 5-10, as I worked with a Chinese language assistant in that age group, who both planned and translated lessons. However, I planned for larger class sizes, such as in middle school, and included a range of educational games and speaking activities to engage students with the language. For example, during Halloween, students had to write a scary story and act it out to the class. For Kindergarten classes, students had to run to the right word, or find the hidden cards. This way, I was able to teach students up to 10 new words in only 30 minutes successfully.

Position


Job title: Tutor
Employer: Tutor Trust
Date of employment: Nov, 2016-Present
Summary of role:

Alongside my studies, I teach both Maths and English to Primary school and Secondary schools students to help them prepare for their final exams. I work with both over-achieving students, as well as students that haven’t met their personal grade predictions. Tutor Trust is a charity that works with under-performing schools, which means my classes often have a big impact on students grade attainment. Because of this, I can identify struggling students and what additional support they may need to flourish in school.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have already taught in Shanghai for a year, and both loved experiencing a new culture, and working with motivated students that made me feel appreciated as a teacher. My experience teaching, as well as travelling, has made me keen to pursue a long career in teaching English. I felt I also learnt a lot from my students about their culture, their language, and their passion for learning. I also love learning foreign languages, and managed to become conversational in Chinese in just one year. I hope to travel somewhere new, and learn more about language and culture.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

As I have just returned from a year teaching and studying in China, I am interested to continue into a career in education, and give back some of what I have learnt this past year. I have HSK 4 equivalent in Mandarin, which has exposed me to a new culture and way of thinking. Both studying and teaching have taken me out of my comfort zone, making me both a fast and adaptive learner in and outside of the classroom.

At university, I have also developed my teamwork and planning skills as the chairman and founder of the Education Society, which I ran for 2 years. As a leader, I aimed to make resourced available to other students through advertisement and social media, and even created and promoted a trip to London, which was successfully completed last Summer. Alongside this, tutoring students who find it difficult to stay focused means my lessons plans’ have to be creative and interesting, and so I often incorporate play, competition or fun tasks to help younger students engage with lessons.

I have also volunteered with ‘SPARK’, a society that provides English sessions for refugees in the Leeds community. These sessions offer a friendly, engaging environment to teach adults spoken English. Due to the sensitive nature of many of the students’ pasts, volunteers must be understanding and patient. As a volunteer, I was also often under pressure, due to raising levels of students in the sessions, and lowering numbers of volunteers, making it more difficult to give the students the effective 1:1 sessions they need. However, the demand only demonstrated the success of the sessions.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Emily
Teacher ID: 8684
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: Yes

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 26th July 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: English, Language and Education BA (Hons)
University / Institution: University of Leeds
Grade: Predicted 2:1
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

I have not yet graduated, but will be fully qualified next year. I also have no TEFL or CELTA qualification, but am willing to complete this before starting a teaching position. However, as my degree is centred around teaching English as a second language, and I already have 1 years experience teaching in China, and 2 years tutoring in England, I am confident I have the skill set to improve quickly as a teacher in Korea.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Foreign Teacher
Employer: Noble House Asia
Date of employment: 13th Aug, 2018- 1st Apr, 2019
Summary of role:

As a foreign teacher, I taught Kindergarten to adults in both a language centre and public schools. I planned all my lessons, excluding ages 5-10, as I worked with a Chinese language assistant in that age group, who both planned and translated lessons. However, I planned for larger class sizes, such as in middle school, and included a range of educational games and speaking activities to engage students with the language. For example, during Halloween, students had to write a scary story and act it out to the class. For Kindergarten classes, students had to run to the right word, or find the hidden cards. This way, I was able to teach students up to 10 new words in only 30 minutes successfully.

Position


Job title: Tutor
Employer: Tutor Trust
Date of employment: Nov, 2016-Present
Summary of role:

Alongside my studies, I teach both Maths and English to Primary school and Secondary schools students to help them prepare for their final exams. I work with both over-achieving students, as well as students that haven’t met their personal grade predictions. Tutor Trust is a charity that works with under-performing schools, which means my classes often have a big impact on students grade attainment. Because of this, I can identify struggling students and what additional support they may need to flourish in school.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I have already taught in Shanghai for a year, and both loved experiencing a new culture, and working with motivated students that made me feel appreciated as a teacher. My experience teaching, as well as travelling, has made me keen to pursue a long career in teaching English. I felt I also learnt a lot from my students about their culture, their language, and their passion for learning. I also love learning foreign languages, and managed to become conversational in Chinese in just one year. I hope to travel somewhere new, and learn more about language and culture.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

As I have just returned from a year teaching and studying in China, I am interested to continue into a career in education, and give back some of what I have learnt this past year. I have HSK 4 equivalent in Mandarin, which has exposed me to a new culture and way of thinking. Both studying and teaching have taken me out of my comfort zone, making me both a fast and adaptive learner in and outside of the classroom.

At university, I have also developed my teamwork and planning skills as the chairman and founder of the Education Society, which I ran for 2 years. As a leader, I aimed to make resourced available to other students through advertisement and social media, and even created and promoted a trip to London, which was successfully completed last Summer. Alongside this, tutoring students who find it difficult to stay focused means my lessons plans’ have to be creative and interesting, and so I often incorporate play, competition or fun tasks to help younger students engage with lessons.

I have also volunteered with ‘SPARK’, a society that provides English sessions for refugees in the Leeds community. These sessions offer a friendly, engaging environment to teach adults spoken English. Due to the sensitive nature of many of the students’ pasts, volunteers must be understanding and patient. As a volunteer, I was also often under pressure, due to raising levels of students in the sessions, and lowering numbers of volunteers, making it more difficult to give the students the effective 1:1 sessions they need. However, the demand only demonstrated the success of the sessions.

Additional information: