Nico Van Zyl
To whom it may concern
I am hereby applying for the position of Teacher. As a dedicated professional with 15 years teaching experience at various schools I am confident that you will find me to be a strong and suitable candidate for this position. While teaching I have worked with, and alongside, a range of students of varying ages, backgrounds and educational needs using a number of international curriculums. I have participated in various school development programs for improving planning strategies and teaching practices to ensure that all students are given every opportunity to meet their fullest potential by adapting and differentiating the teaching and learning experiences to suit their individual needs.
During my time teaching I have taught a wide variety of subjects using various IT tools to support my teaching and enrich the curriculum. I have found that using a wide variety of resources helps motivate the students in their learning as well as support and challenge them where appropriate. I see myself as an all rounder meaning that I am able to adapt my teaching to fit the curriculum outcomes and the audience. I have been in the fortunate position to have used a number of curriculums, including the PYP, which helps me to adapt my teaching style to fit the students needs as well as understand how they apply to children. I believe that a curriculum that includes components of social and emotional development in addition to academics help students to become more well rounded individuals who enjoy learning.
As a Teacher I will make use of my knowledge and skills, and of the knowledge and skills of my colleagues and fellow specialist teachers, to support, nurture and guide both children and their parents towards achievement. My dedication and passion for children drives my inquiry as a lifelong learner and I would welcome an opportunity to work within such a dynamic, forward thinking and supportive school.
Thank you for considering this application.
Nico Van Zyl
Teaching 1 -12