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Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Eleanor
Teacher ID: 9495
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st September 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Arts and Humanities
University / Institution: Open University
Grade: Upper second class
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

My final year modules were English Language and English literature, both of which I received an upper second class in.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Customer advisor
Employer: Nationwide
Date of employment: August 2018 – November 2019
Summary of role:

Answering phone calls and helping customers by answering any queries they had regarding their banking. Working with finance in a fast-paced environment meant that I needed to be perceptive and alert at all times, ensuring that I was able to problem solve, be up to date with financial products and situations whilst remaining confident and helpful.

Position


Job title: Hospitality Manager
Employer: 414 Skateparks
Date of employment: May 2017 to June 2018
Summary of role:

I was responsible for staff hospitality for a well established skatepark building company. My duties included cooking, cleaning, buying food and organising staff to ensure that tasks were completed in an efficient and timely manner.

Position


Job title: Cleaning Operative
Employer: Servest Cleaning Services
Date of employment: June 2016 to August 2016
Summary of role:

During my time with Servest I was instructed about hygiene in the workplace and correct safety measures involving chemical cleaning products and heavy machinery. My work as a cleaning operative meant that I was expected to clean in a range of environments whilst following rules and instructions closely because of health and safety aspects.

Position


Job title: Waitress/Bar Staff
Employer: The Halt – Mcmanus
Date of employment: May 2016 to August 2016
Summary of role:

I worked as a temporary member of bar staff and waited tables during the start of summer durI was a member of the bar and waiting staff during the busy summer period which coincides with beer festivals and other events which taught me useful skills about working under pressure as part of a team.

Position


Job title: Customer Assistant
Employer: Tesco
Date of employment: November 2014 to January 2015
Summary of role:

Over the Christmas period I took a position at Tesco supermarket in order to gain experience working in a different setting. I was expected to carry out various tasks such as organising displays, replacing stock, sorting deliveries and providing excellent customer service.

Position


Job title: Play Worker
Employer: Autism Concern
Date of employment: January 2010 to December 2013
Summary of role:

I was a play assistant working for Autism Concern for three years during term time breaks. I was required to use basic sign language at work and attend formal, unpaid training sessions outside of work. The charity provides respite care for children with Autism who have an age range of five to sixteen years, some of them severely challenged. I worked as part of a team in this setting, however I was given the responsibility of caring for one or two children on a one to one basis which meant that I was also expected and able to work individually and make decisions independently. We used a methodical framework, children with autism respond well to schedules and routines, however, within these guidelines innovativeness was also a necessary skill as a broad range of approaches, many of which cannot be planned in advance, are necessary in order to maximise opportunities for social ‘exchanges’.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I would relish the chance to share my love of the English language with people who are interested in learning it, exchanging my knowledge for the opportunity to immerse myself in the language, ancient culture and modernism that a diverse country like Thailand or South Korea can offer. Also, although the language barrier will of course present difficulties, living and working in a different country will provide the opportunity for a unique exchange in ways of communicating. I will have to reflect on my own language and the way that I use it to express myself, becoming creative and simplifying my speech which will build on my experience of working with autism. This in turn will help with creating lesson plans which will engage students and help them to learn and participate.
I have visited Thailand for a lengthy stay and several other countries as a tourist, and I am left feeling that that is all I am – a tourist! I am very keen to experience an extended stay, as I feel that this would offer me a far deeper involvement with and understanding of a country so different from my own.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I feel that I may already have acquired some of the skills useful for teaching. My time management and my ability to focus and dedicate myself have been tested and demonstrated by my recent achievements, given that I gave birth to my daughter in the December of the last year of my degree, which I completed through Open University.
I have also worked as part of an experienced team and one to one with children and young people on the autism spectrum, which meant that communicating in a variety of ways was essential. Autism is a spectrum disorder, and effective interaction meant communicating in a wide variety of ways with them, often non-verbal. Children with autism are unpredictable and often affected by the slightest variation – being able to understand their needs as individuals and gauge them in terms of what might produce a successful response involved patience, experience and having the confidence in myself to take control and try different approaches. I have travelled abroad reasonably extensively, and the planning and communication skills required to do this successfully have underpinned my confidence.
I have a particular interest in children’s language acquisition, something I studied as part of my course and am now enjoying witnessing in my daughter.
I am very keen to put my education and experience into practice – I consider myself mature, friendly and enthusiastic, and I am confident that the fact that I will be moving with my partner and daughter will provide me with the emotional support I might need in order to make this next step in my life.

Additional information:

I am looking to move with my partner and 13 month old daughter.

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applicant Photo

Application Status: Approved
Visa Status: Not Known

Teacher Details:


Name: Eleanor
Teacher ID: 9495
Nationality: British
Have you lived or worked overseas before?: No

Placement Preferences


Available Date: 1st September 2020
Travel Plans: I am travelling with a partner
Location Preferences: No preference

Education


Highest Qualification: BA
Degree Subject: Arts and Humanities
University / Institution: Open University
Grade: Upper second class
Do you have a TEFL certificate: No
Details of TEFL certificate:
Were you educated in your native country?: Yes
Education comments:

My final year modules were English Language and English literature, both of which I received an upper second class in.

Work Experience

Position


Job title: Customer advisor
Employer: Nationwide
Date of employment: August 2018 – November 2019
Summary of role:

Answering phone calls and helping customers by answering any queries they had regarding their banking. Working with finance in a fast-paced environment meant that I needed to be perceptive and alert at all times, ensuring that I was able to problem solve, be up to date with financial products and situations whilst remaining confident and helpful.

Position


Job title: Hospitality Manager
Employer: 414 Skateparks
Date of employment: May 2017 to June 2018
Summary of role:

I was responsible for staff hospitality for a well established skatepark building company. My duties included cooking, cleaning, buying food and organising staff to ensure that tasks were completed in an efficient and timely manner.

Position


Job title: Cleaning Operative
Employer: Servest Cleaning Services
Date of employment: June 2016 to August 2016
Summary of role:

During my time with Servest I was instructed about hygiene in the workplace and correct safety measures involving chemical cleaning products and heavy machinery. My work as a cleaning operative meant that I was expected to clean in a range of environments whilst following rules and instructions closely because of health and safety aspects.

Position


Job title: Waitress/Bar Staff
Employer: The Halt – Mcmanus
Date of employment: May 2016 to August 2016
Summary of role:

I worked as a temporary member of bar staff and waited tables during the start of summer durI was a member of the bar and waiting staff during the busy summer period which coincides with beer festivals and other events which taught me useful skills about working under pressure as part of a team.

Position


Job title: Customer Assistant
Employer: Tesco
Date of employment: November 2014 to January 2015
Summary of role:

Over the Christmas period I took a position at Tesco supermarket in order to gain experience working in a different setting. I was expected to carry out various tasks such as organising displays, replacing stock, sorting deliveries and providing excellent customer service.

Position


Job title: Play Worker
Employer: Autism Concern
Date of employment: January 2010 to December 2013
Summary of role:

I was a play assistant working for Autism Concern for three years during term time breaks. I was required to use basic sign language at work and attend formal, unpaid training sessions outside of work. The charity provides respite care for children with Autism who have an age range of five to sixteen years, some of them severely challenged. I worked as part of a team in this setting, however I was given the responsibility of caring for one or two children on a one to one basis which meant that I was also expected and able to work individually and make decisions independently. We used a methodical framework, children with autism respond well to schedules and routines, however, within these guidelines innovativeness was also a necessary skill as a broad range of approaches, many of which cannot be planned in advance, are necessary in order to maximise opportunities for social ‘exchanges’.

Supporting Information:

Why do you want to teach overseas?:

I would relish the chance to share my love of the English language with people who are interested in learning it, exchanging my knowledge for the opportunity to immerse myself in the language, ancient culture and modernism that a diverse country like Thailand or South Korea can offer. Also, although the language barrier will of course present difficulties, living and working in a different country will provide the opportunity for a unique exchange in ways of communicating. I will have to reflect on my own language and the way that I use it to express myself, becoming creative and simplifying my speech which will build on my experience of working with autism. This in turn will help with creating lesson plans which will engage students and help them to learn and participate.
I have visited Thailand for a lengthy stay and several other countries as a tourist, and I am left feeling that that is all I am – a tourist! I am very keen to experience an extended stay, as I feel that this would offer me a far deeper involvement with and understanding of a country so different from my own.

Why are you a suitable candidate for teaching overseas?:

I feel that I may already have acquired some of the skills useful for teaching. My time management and my ability to focus and dedicate myself have been tested and demonstrated by my recent achievements, given that I gave birth to my daughter in the December of the last year of my degree, which I completed through Open University.
I have also worked as part of an experienced team and one to one with children and young people on the autism spectrum, which meant that communicating in a variety of ways was essential. Autism is a spectrum disorder, and effective interaction meant communicating in a wide variety of ways with them, often non-verbal. Children with autism are unpredictable and often affected by the slightest variation – being able to understand their needs as individuals and gauge them in terms of what might produce a successful response involved patience, experience and having the confidence in myself to take control and try different approaches. I have travelled abroad reasonably extensively, and the planning and communication skills required to do this successfully have underpinned my confidence.
I have a particular interest in children’s language acquisition, something I studied as part of my course and am now enjoying witnessing in my daughter.
I am very keen to put my education and experience into practice – I consider myself mature, friendly and enthusiastic, and I am confident that the fact that I will be moving with my partner and daughter will provide me with the emotional support I might need in order to make this next step in my life.

Additional information:

I am looking to move with my partner and 13 month old daughter.