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||I am a native English speaker to the United States and I have received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, with a double major in Film Studies and a Magna Cum Laude distinction in Sociology.
I have been interested in teaching in Korea for many years, as my father has taught at PNU and I have been very fortunate to visit the Busan area several times. My interest in South Korea stems from my desire to experience and explore more of the Korean language, location and culture while being able to follow my passion for teaching by serving your students.
I have enrolled myself in a 120- hour TOEFL advanced certification program, through which I hope to gain a practical working knowledge of how to teach English to non-English speakers. My desire to work with youth stems from a long history of volunteering, working, and mentoring, all within the Girl Scout Program. My involvement started at an early age by being in the program myself, so that, by the time that I graduated from the program, I took the skills that I had learned and taught them to other girls. This summer I have been asked to be the Program Manager at Tomahawk Ranch, which is located in Colorado, where I will work with girls aged 7-18, helping them with service awards and helping the older girls with decisions about college.
Tomahawk Ranch is an American Girl Scout Summer Camp that focuses on leadership, service, as well as achieving goals. I am certain that my experience at this camp will be the ideal preparation for teaching English in Busan. I will be working with girls from elementary to high school age, refining my existing skills and gaining new ones that can be applied to teaching at your academy. I will manage classroom-size groups, leading them in crafts, activities, service projects and related skills. My strong desire to keep teaching is what has brought me to your academy, where I will have the skills to enhance your students??learning experience.