Primary Teacher


Last Updated: 15th January 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
United Arab Emirates

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Female

Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
English

Summary

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am expressing my interest in being considered for a full-time teaching position as an elementary or middle school classroom teacher within your school. I am certain that my teaching experiences coupled with my personality, dedication, and passion for teaching will allow me to make a positive contribution to any team.

I am an outgoing and friendly individual with a high energy level. I enjoy learning and experiencing new cultures, traditions, and food, as well as meeting new people from all over the world. I am a caring, compassionate and patient person who gives 100 per cent to everything that I do. I am reliable and self-motivated with a strong mature work ethic.

My accumulative employment experience overseas has enabled me to become a highly adaptable and flexible individual within an international learning environment. I have taught in Abu Dhabi for almost seven years now, working at a primary school within the public school system. While here, serving as the team lead has afforded me the opportunity to coach and mentor new and existing teachers while working to uphold the school’s mission and values. In addition, my classroom teaching experience has empowered me to deliver effective differentiated instruction while promoting critical thinking, innovation and problem-solving. Also, as the English Subject Coordinator, I work closely with administration to analyze school-wide data, identify areas of improvement, and create action plans to address student needs.

Prior to earning my teaching certification, I taught in South Korea for 3 years, working at a language institute teaching kindergarten, primary, and middle school children English, math, science and physical education and at a high school teaching ESL. This experience gave me the confidence and reassurance to pursue a career in education. I am confident that my attributes will make me a valuable asset to your school.

I welcome an interview with you at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Diane Costa

Education

Nipissing University
Bachelor of Education

   Aug 2011
— Jun 2012

Certified teacher in primary, junior and intermediate division qualifications.

University of Toronto
Honours Bachelor of Arts

   Sep 1997
— May 2003

Major in history, minor in English and geography.

Experience

Ministry of Education
Grade 4 teacher and English Coordinator

   Aug 2012
— Current

• Mentor and lead 1-2 student teachers each year, providing constructive feedback and devising strategies to build on strengths and remediate weaknesses
• Model classroom practices and demonstration lessons for teachers; develop diagnostic, formative, and summative assessments and reporting frameworks; assist teachers in analyzing student assessment results and using data to adjust teaching programs; and support teachers to enhance learning strategies
• Deliver effective teaching and learning that support students while promoting continual improvements in academic achievement in a positive learning environment
• Develop schemes of work, lesson plans, short and long-term unit planning, progress and term reports, identifying clear teaching objectives, approaches for teaching and assessment with the integration of various available resources and modes of eLearning
• Plan appropriate expectations with clear targets, analyzed data, and implemented tasks that challenge students and ensure differentiated student-centered learning
• Participate in school-based, external meetings and professional development, including collaborating with other teachers and support staff and regular parent-teacher interactions

Busan Jangan High School
High School ESL Teacher

   Aug 2009
— Aug 2011

• Taught English comprehension, reading, and writing to high school students ranging from 16 to 18 years old
• Participated in annual speech contest and proofread all articles submitted to the English newspaper twice a year
• Prepared and executed daily, weekly, and monthly lesson plans

Namgu Kids Club International Prep School
ESL Teacher

   Sep 2008
— Aug 2009

• Taught math, English comprehension, reading, writing, physical education and science to young children (4 to 6 years old)
• Taught English comprehension, reading and writing to children (7 to 13 years old)
• Participated in monthly field trips, meetings, parents’ barbeque afternoons, open classes for parents and fellow students, and a graduation performance

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