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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Fiona Elizabeth
Teacher ID: 8865
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 25th January 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: History of Art
University / Institution: University of Aberdeen
Grade: First Class Honours
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

Currently completing 120 hours certificate with The TEFL Org

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

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Customer Service Adviser
Employer: Teleperformance UK
Date of employment: July 2019 – October 2019
Summary of role:

I was responsible for speaking with customers over the phone and advising them on queries regarding student loans. I also helped new coworkers to adjust to the computer system and solve problems.

Position


Job title: Visitor Assistant
Employer: Braemar Castle
Date of employment: June 2018 – September 2018
Summary of role:

As well as managing the castle shop and cleaning, I lead guided tours which often included families with children. I involved the children in the tours through demonstrations and games, and also took part in running family events.

Position


Job title: Learning Assistant
Employer: National Trust for Scotland (Culzean Castle)
Date of employment: July 2017 – August 2017
Summary of role:

My primary roles were helping to prepare and deliver craft sessions for young children (aged 3-10) and assisting visitors within the castle. In the castle, I lead tours and supervised rooms, often answering children’s questions and helping them with games in each room.

Position


Job title: Manager
Employer: Nightline Listening Service (University of Aberdeen)
Date of employment: May 2017 – May 2019
Summary of role:

Working with three other managers, I oversaw a team of 100 volunteers, including running meetings, organising training, and liaising with sister organisations. I also evaluated new volunteers every semester and provided feedback, adjusting the training programme based on these observations.

Position


Job title: Student Mentor
Employer: University of Aberdeen
Date of employment: September 2016 – May 2019
Summary of role:

I was assigned a small group of new students each year with whom I regularly communicated and helped to settle into university life. This included answering questions via email, signposting to appropriate resources, and meeting in person to discuss any concerns students may have.

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant
Employer: Kyle Academy
Date of employment: September 2014 – April 2015
Summary of role:

Working with 12-13 year old students, I assisted in running History classes and regularly ran Personal and Social Education classes independently, often without the supervision of a teacher.

Position


Job title: Drama Assistant
Employer: Fib Youth Theatre
Date of employment: September 2011 – September 2013
Summary of role:

I assisted at weekly acting classes for children aged 5-7 years old, including running games and working with small groups of children on different activities.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Working with and educating children has been part of much of my previous work experience, and I’m eager to develop this experience even further by teaching English. In the future I hope to work in the education sector, so this will be invaluable experience to develop my skills. I first became interested in Korea specifically when a friend spent a year studying in Seoul. What she said about the people, the country, and the culture sparked my interest. From what I have since found out about Korea, the culture interests me very much and I’d love the chance to experience working in such a culture – as such, teaching English to Korean children is something that really appeals to me.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I am an experienced independent traveller, having visited Paris, Milan, and Warsaw, and am able to quickly adapt to new cultures. I also have experience working with children in the UK and understand that each child has their own way of learning. My innate creativity and the flexibility I developed in my past work experience allows me to engage with many different children. I am able to adapt my teaching style as needed. As I am currently completing a TEFL course, this will develop my skills even further. From university and work experience, I am accustomed to working under pressure, meeting deadlines, and am aware of how crucial it is to be organised yet adaptable. I am open to challenges that will help both my students and I to grow.

Additional information:

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Fiona Elizabeth
Teacher ID: 8865
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 25th January 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling alone
Location Preferences: City, Town, Coastal

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: History of Art
University / Institution: University of Aberdeen
Grade: First Class Honours
Do you have a TEFL certificate: Yes
Details of TEFL certificate:

Currently completing 120 hours certificate with The TEFL Org

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

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Customer Service Adviser
Employer: Teleperformance UK
Date of employment: July 2019 – October 2019
Summary of role:

I was responsible for speaking with customers over the phone and advising them on queries regarding student loans. I also helped new coworkers to adjust to the computer system and solve problems.

Position


Job title: Visitor Assistant
Employer: Braemar Castle
Date of employment: June 2018 – September 2018
Summary of role:

As well as managing the castle shop and cleaning, I lead guided tours which often included families with children. I involved the children in the tours through demonstrations and games, and also took part in running family events.

Position


Job title: Learning Assistant
Employer: National Trust for Scotland (Culzean Castle)
Date of employment: July 2017 – August 2017
Summary of role:

My primary roles were helping to prepare and deliver craft sessions for young children (aged 3-10) and assisting visitors within the castle. In the castle, I lead tours and supervised rooms, often answering children’s questions and helping them with games in each room.

Position


Job title: Manager
Employer: Nightline Listening Service (University of Aberdeen)
Date of employment: May 2017 – May 2019
Summary of role:

Working with three other managers, I oversaw a team of 100 volunteers, including running meetings, organising training, and liaising with sister organisations. I also evaluated new volunteers every semester and provided feedback, adjusting the training programme based on these observations.

Position


Job title: Student Mentor
Employer: University of Aberdeen
Date of employment: September 2016 – May 2019
Summary of role:

I was assigned a small group of new students each year with whom I regularly communicated and helped to settle into university life. This included answering questions via email, signposting to appropriate resources, and meeting in person to discuss any concerns students may have.

Position


Job title: Teaching Assistant
Employer: Kyle Academy
Date of employment: September 2014 – April 2015
Summary of role:

Working with 12-13 year old students, I assisted in running History classes and regularly ran Personal and Social Education classes independently, often without the supervision of a teacher.

Position


Job title: Drama Assistant
Employer: Fib Youth Theatre
Date of employment: September 2011 – September 2013
Summary of role:

I assisted at weekly acting classes for children aged 5-7 years old, including running games and working with small groups of children on different activities.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

Working with and educating children has been part of much of my previous work experience, and I’m eager to develop this experience even further by teaching English. In the future I hope to work in the education sector, so this will be invaluable experience to develop my skills. I first became interested in Korea specifically when a friend spent a year studying in Seoul. What she said about the people, the country, and the culture sparked my interest. From what I have since found out about Korea, the culture interests me very much and I’d love the chance to experience working in such a culture – as such, teaching English to Korean children is something that really appeals to me.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I am an experienced independent traveller, having visited Paris, Milan, and Warsaw, and am able to quickly adapt to new cultures. I also have experience working with children in the UK and understand that each child has their own way of learning. My innate creativity and the flexibility I developed in my past work experience allows me to engage with many different children. I am able to adapt my teaching style as needed. As I am currently completing a TEFL course, this will develop my skills even further. From university and work experience, I am accustomed to working under pressure, meeting deadlines, and am aware of how crucial it is to be organised yet adaptable. I am open to challenges that will help both my students and I to grow.

Additional information: