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Rebecca Gerrish

Objective: I am a motivated, graduate Tefl teacher looking looking to make a positive difference to my students lives.

Rebecca Gerrish

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Created: 04/11/2011 00:00:00
Last modified: 04/11/2011 00:00:00

General Information & Contact

Demographic: British, Female, 39 years old
Contact email: rger...@hotmail.co.uk
Contact phone: 0856652686
Native language: English
Other languages: French (Speaking: Beginner, Literacy: Beginner)
 

Employment history

  • Voluntary - Classroom Assistant

    Garden International School - Bangkok, Thailand
    Oct 2011 to Oct 2011

    Since arriving in Bangkok two weeks ago I have been volunteering as a classroom assistant on an ad-hoc basis. I have facilitated classroom activities in classes ranging from year three to year nine.

  • English Teacher

    Private Tuition - The Gomaz Family - Bangkok, Thailand
    Aug 2011 to Sep 2011

    Taught 16hrs of conversational English using a variety of methods to Packo Gomez (Spanish) %u2013 aged 11 (individual tuition).

  • English Teacher

    TLI Edinburgh Teaching Institute - Edinburgh, Thailand
    Jul 2011 to Aug 2011

    Taught 10hrs of English Language using a variety of methods. Taught students at elementary, intermediately and advanced levels.

  • Marketing Operative

    National Apprenticeship Scheme. - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Sep 2010 to Jun 2011

    Tailored marketing materials to business sectors. Liaised with business owners and area managers.

  • Fundraiser/Campaigner

    Unchosen - Campaign Against Human Trafficking - Bristol, United Kingdom
    Jul 2009 to Sep 2010

    Obtained grant to finance position. Developed email campaigns, comms materials. Used social media/radio as campaigning tools. Secured %uFFFD16,500 in two months from funding bodies. Project managed a schools initiative promoting a resource on global poverty to local educational bodies.

 

Educational qualifications

  • CertTesol (2011)

    4-week program that focused on teaching approaches/methodology, lesson pl
    The Language Institute (TLI) - Edinburgh, Thailand

  • Upper 2.1 BA Hons (2009)

    Topics covered included %u2018The History of Education%u2019 and %u2018Educat
    University of The West Of England - Bristol, Thailand

 

Personal Statement

Teaching Methods:

%u2022 Communicative language teaching.
%u2022 Role Play, Interviews, Information Gap, Games, Language Exchanges, Surveys, Pair Work, Learning By Teaching, Drilling, Repetition, Grammar Quizzes, Relevant Teaching Materials.
%u2022 Comprehension questions .and pronunciation correction techniques
%u2022 Use of technology and learning materials to enhance learning process.

Teaching Philosophy:

%u2022 To teach students to use English in a %u2018meaningful%u2019 way with authentic speech patterns and pronunciation.
%u2022 To create a fun and supportive learning environment that empowers students to learn.
%u2022 To self %u2013 evaluate as an ongoing process and to learn from other teachers.

 

Other Skills and Hobbies

Skills:

Team Working & Leadership
%u2022 Coordinated over 18 NGO exhibitors from a diverse range of backgrounds.
%u2022 Strong self %u2013 starter with proven ability to lead on projects successfully.

Time Management & Organisational Skills
%u2022 Experience prioritising competing deadlines and tasks whilst fundraising for Unchosen.
%u2022 Methods for organising work gained during educational and work roles

Communication
%u2022 Experience in public speaking and giving presentations.
%u2022 Strong interpersonal skills developed in customer service roles.

Flexibility
%u2022 Considerable working experience and %u2018can do%u2019 attitude informs my ability to %u2018hit the ground running%u2019 when tackling new projects and challenges.

IT & Research
%u2022 A good working knowledge of office equipment: Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.
%u2022 Extensive research experience gained in education and working roles.

Hobbies:

I love to cook and Thailand is a very exciting place for me as a 'foodie'!

I have a strong interest in Drama and the 'Arts'.
In particular, the use of creativity as a medium for learning. I am looking forward to exploring the Thai creative scene and getting to know the historical background of performance in this country.

I like to keep fit and now I am living in Thailand I am looking forward to using outdoor swimming pools!

 

Employment Requirements

Desired position: Teacher
Availability: Available now
Wants to work in: Thailand
Requested salary: Unspecified

Full-time employment in Bangkok.
Work Permit.
Can start straight away.

 

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