When teaching ESL or JSL (Japanese as a Second Language) subjects, I find taking an active learning approach is effective. I prefer to find out what my students want to learn and where they are at with their learning and base my teaching catered towards these needs. Wherever possible, I like to teach in a way that is engaging and fun. I am patient, conscientious and creative.
I am a Bachelor of Primary School Education student. I have experience working as a Tutor / Classroom Assistant with the Darwin School of Languages as a Japanese Tutor. I also have worked at Henbury School for students with disabilities. I have experience tutoring Math and English privately. I have completed an iTESOL course in teaching English as Second Language. I have worked with people from a wide range of different backgrounds, with different needs and with ESL students. I have a background in studying Linguistics.
My travel rate differs depending on how much it costs to get to the destination. I do not have a car so will likely need to take a taxi or bus. A taxi is costly and traveling by bus can potentially take a couple of hours in walking, waiting and transferring to another bus at the terminal. I have estimated a travel cost of $20 to cover the cost of a taxi or the time it takes to travel by bus. However, the cost may be cheaper if my student / client lives nearby.
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DARWIN SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES
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BALIBO FEATURE FILM
Extra · Darwin, Northern Territory · 2008
BUSY BEE CAFE
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Shop Assistant/Cashier · Darwin, Northern Territory · 2006 to 2007
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY STUDENT
Undertaking Bachelor of Primary School Education (2018).
Graduated from an iTESOL English language Teacher’s course with Teach International (2013).
JFIE 10 MONTH EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIP
Praised for helping Japanese Students to learn English during English classes, English Week and English Camp (2009).
DARWIN HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated from Darwin High School, Completed year 12 (2008).
Short characterisation course, auditioning course, film course (2008).
Short Characterisation and film course (2004).
CORRUGATED YOUTH IRON ARTS
Acting course (2004-2007).
Bestowed with an iTESOL certificate from Teach International (2013).
Awarded the AIIU Japanese Scholarship (commenced in March, 2009).
Granted third place in a Japanese Speaking Competition (2007).
Received a Darwin High School Merit Certificate, awarded for Excellent Performance in Drama (2007).
Received a Darwin High School Merit Certificate, awarded for Consistent Effort in Drama (2007).
Received a Darwin High School Merit Certificate, a Civics Award for Darwin High School Amnesty International (2007).
Proficient in: Touch typist, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Movie Maker, Microsoft Power Point, Japanese, Mandarin and English.
Subjects studied at Darwin High School: English Studies, Mathematics, Media Studies, Japanese, Psychology, Drama, Visual Art, Physical Pursuits and Game Making.
•Self-motivated, Committed, Creative, Contributor, Team Work Abilities, Good Willed
Self motivated to commit to extra curricular activities which contribute to the community:
Oxfam (commenced in 2016)
Contribution, Self Motivation and Good Will: Contributed regular donations to Oxfam.
Plan (commenced in 2013)
Contribution and Good Will: Sponsored a child with Plan.
Contribution, Self Motivation and Good Will: Contribution to Melaleuca involved supporting two Refugee Families and taking on a voluntary education role.
Japanese Harmony Day Stall (2012)
Contribution, Self Motivation and Good Will: Contribution to Harmony Day involved voluntarily helping at the Japanese Harmony Day stall by teaching the Darwin Community how to make Japanese Paper Lanterns.
Japan Club (2010)
Self Motivation and Commitment: Self-motivated to attend Griffith University Japan Club Meetings and helped students with English Conversation practice whilst I learnt Japanese.
SMELTER meetings (2008)
Team Work and Commitment: Attended meetings, input ideas; Worked with the SMELTER team to organise weekly workshops.
Creativity and Contribution: Contributed to youth arts in Darwin by attending the creative SMELTER workshops.
Grind Youth Newspaper Meetings (2008)
Commitment: Attended Grind meetings
Creativity and Contribution: Contributed poetry and short stories for publishing.
Amnesty International events and lunchtime meetings (2007-2008)
Self Motivation and Commitment: Attended meetings, helped organise assembly speeches, performed in an assembly item for Amnesty International. Contribution: Helped with fund-raiser events, handed out brochures, sold T-Shirts and wrist bands. Team Work: Worked with other students as part of the Amnesty International team to create innovative ideas for fund-raisers.
Japanese Speaking Competition (2005-2007)
Self Motivation and Commitment: Used organisational skills and followed through with the commitment to perform speeches at the Japanese Speaking Competition.
Readers Theatre (2005)
Creativity, Team Work and Organisation: Used creative skills to write poetry, used team work skills to work out how we would perform the poetry and used organization skills to fix dates that we could practice performing the poetry.
Corrugated Youth Iron Arts (2004-2007)
Self motivated: Performed in plays outside of school.
Creative: Corrugated Youth Iron Arts courses require interpretation and improvisation.
Team Work and Self Motivation: Worked as a team to create and present effective arguments. Self motivated as debates were performed outside of school hours.
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