My name is Brad McMath and I really believe that I am the best candidate for this position due to my qualifications, my experience, and my passion for teaching.
I am highly qualified for this position as I graduated from Auburn University with a degree in General Secondary Social Science Education. I also hold a valid teaching certificate from the Department of Education from the state of Alabama, certifying me to teach Social Science to grades 6th through 12th.
Not only am I qualified through my education and certification, but also through my experience. I am now on my sixth year of teaching History/Social Science, all of which has been overseas in international schools. I spent my first three years teaching Middle School Social Studies at an international school in Singapore, and have spent the last three years teaching U.S. and World History at both the Middle and High School level in Korea. My experience illustrates that I am already well adjusted and comfortable with life overseas. However, my overseas experience, I believe, gives me an additional advantage in a Social Studies classroom. While living in and traveling to different countries I have been exposed to many different cultures and perspectives. I bring these experiences and perspectives into my classroom and share them with my students, giving them a much broader worldview.
Lastly, but most importantly, I believe I am the best candidate for this position due to my passion for teaching. I changed my major in university from engineering to education because I knew that I could only be satisfied with my job if I felt that I was contributing to my society in some way, rather than just making a paycheck. If you were to read my letters of recommendation, you would see a commonality between all of them, which is the amount of time and effort I spend building positive and trusting relationships with my students both inside and outside of the classroom. I am also equally passionate about the social science subject. My main objective for my students is not to have them memorize all the facts of the past, it would be great, but what I really care about is that each of my students walks out of my class at the end of the year as an independent thinker. One who can analyze multiple perspectives on an issue, form their own opinion on that issue based on reasoning, and defend that opinion clearly and logically.
For these reasons, I truly believe I am the best candidate for this job and that I would be a great addition to your faculty. I appreciate your consideration, and look forward to the prospect of talking more with you in the future. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
Seoul, South Korea
Secondary General Social Science Education
Desired Start Date
Aug 01, 2017
I am available for full time placement starting from August 1st, 2017. I am available from Monday to Friday every week.