English Teacher, TESOL Teacher

by Edvard Halasi
(Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom)

English Teacher, TESOL Teacher

What makes you a great candidate:
Passionate, highly motivated and skilled individual with excellent work ethic and the ability to work well with others to achieve success in all challenges. Performs with enthusiasm and competence ensuring that all work targets are met in a timely manner and to a high standard. Posses a wide range of valuable transferable skills acquired through working within the customer service sphere as well as in administrative fields. Able to adapt quickly to new environments and get along with people easily.

Previous experience:
03/2017-Present Primary School Teaching Assistant – Mount Stuart Primary School, Cardiff

09/2016 Monitor – English Immersion programme for Spanish children – aged between 5 and 14 – San Antonio, Cantabria, Spain

05/2016-02/2017 Barista – Starbucks, Aramark, Cardiff

02/2016-07/2016 Bilingual Support Assistant / Teaching Assistant – Merthyr Tydfil (via New Directions Education)
Working with children with limited English in primary schools in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

11/2015-07/2016 Teaching Assistant (via Capita Education Resourcing)
Helping out children aged 2 to 11 within schools in Cardiff and Newport.

11/2015 PRU – Youth Centre, Cowbridge
Working with teenagers with challenging behaviour aged 12 onwards.

11/2015 Special Educational Needs 1:1 – Pontprennau Primary School, Cardiff
One on one working with special educational needs.

10/2015-04/2016 Adamsdown Homework Club – STAR Centre
Supporting educational activities to children and teenagers.

06/2015-09/2015 Teaching Assistant (via Bay Resourcing Teaching Agency)
Supporting pupils aged 5 to 11 in their work and learning.

04/2014-06/2015 Front of House Team Member – Cryws Road Subway, Cardiff
Delivering quality service, operating till and food hygiene regulations.

09/2013-02/2014 Receptionist – Ibis and Maldron Hotel, Cardiff
Dealing with guests at the hotel. Involving experience with people of different background.

08/2012-05/2013 Barista – Coffee#1 Ltd, Cardiff
Handling cash, dealing with transactions, checking delivery invoices.

03/2012-06/2012 Bar Staff – Pearl of the Orient Restaurant, Cardiff
Providing excellent customer service, liaising with colleagues.

07/2010 – 02/2012 Commis Chef – The Market Place Restaurant, Cowbridge
Responsible for daily ordering of food and ingredients required for the restaurant. Started out as kitchen assistant and later promoted to Commis Chef.

06/2010-07/2010 Marketing Assistant – Albany Language School, Cardiff
Responsible for encouraging students to attend Spanish Summer School and English classes.

04/2016-Present Sports and Dance Leadership – DanceFit Cardiff
 Leading primary aged children to develop their skills in creative, fitness dance
 Teaching children how to develop their fitness level through total body circuit training exercises
 Taking part as a volunteer at the Summer Dance Show and the Christmas Showcase where encouraging children to focus on their performance as well as checking entry tickets, directing adults to their seats or to the ticket office before the show.

01/2016-Present Teaching English and Hungarian to children, teenagers and adults
Connect International English Academy, Cardiff

06/2012-Present Creché playgroup assistant
Giving educational support to children from deprived family background
Trinity Church, Cardiff

03/06/2015-16/07/2015 Full-time Classroom Assistant
St. Monica’s CW Primary School – Cardiff
 Working closely with the class teacher mostly in Year 3 discussing the plan for the day
 Providing assistance to pupils in groups of 4 or 5 using the ‘Abacus Evolve’ textbooks to develop their numeracy skills
 Explaining the instructions to them where necessary
 Asking them task related questions to find out they understood what they need to do or not
 To help children develop their literacy skills so that often listening to them reading on a one-to-one basis or in little groups
 Helping them with their hand writing skills as well encouraging them how to form the letters correctly
 Assisting in classroom management
 Giving them praise and reassurance at all times to make them feel valued and work more passionately
 Able to demonstrate initiative in responding to pupils’ individual needs, for instance in their playtime
 Facing social or health and safety issues on the playground, sorting out arguments among children or when they fall down, making sure if they are alright and helping them getting a wet tissue to use it when they hurt themselves
 Taking part in the KerbCraft activity where we take a few Year 2 pupils out of school – nearby the premises – to teach them how to cross the road safely with our support and constant supervision
 Walking and supervising children to the swimming pool nearby

10/2013 Amateur Operatic Society – drama group – Cardiff, Splott
 Observing a resourceful group of people who prepared for their theatrical drama play

10/2013 Junior Club – Sully, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales
 Due to my volunteering I was assisting in different physical activities in order to create a positive atmosphere in this after school club to the local energetic, young people

07/2013 Volunteer
Treharris Boys and Girls Club, Treharris
 Planning and evaluating activities for children which were based on several themes, such as art and culture, physical activities, information and advice etc.
 Delivering sessions to young people, for instance healthy living
 Organising family event to the local community

01/2013-Present Regular volunteer (1 day per week +)
Cafe International, Penarth
 Teaching English (including the 4 main skills) to speakers of other languages
 Meeting new people from different European and Asian countries on a weekly basis
 Practising newly learnt Spanish skills with native speakers of Spanish
 Giving and listening to presentations about the language, culture and lifestyle of the newcomers’ and of the regular users of the service
 Improving interpersonal skills and developing good relations with users particularly during various trips/tours organised by the charity around England and Wales

08/2009-09/2009 Environmental Assistant
UNA Exchange, Cardiff
 Based in Carmarthenshire, assisting with the maintenance of footpaths; erecting stiles and fences; painting and general maintenance duties

Languages you speak:
English - fluent with native competence
Spanish - beginner
Hungarian - native

Email address:

Edvard Halasi

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