Auslandspraktika - Erfahrungsberichte
- Julia Hackl
- student of Mathematics, Psychology and Philosophy for teaching profession
- 6 Wochen
- Im Ausland:
- Toronto, Kanada
- Scholars Education Centre
- Bildungs- und Schulwesen
In welchem Unternehmen arbeiten Sie?
Scholars Education Centre- a private higschool in the morning and in the afternoon a tutoring centre
Wie viele Stunden haben Sie täglich gearbeitet?
I work Monday to Thursday from 10am-5pm, sometimes longer- it depends how many tutoring students they have in the afternoon. On Friday I just work from 10am-1pm. I also have 45 minutes lunch break.
Bitte beschreiben Sie einen typischen Arbeitstag.
In the morning I update the binder from the tutoring students, check the teachers comments and make a plan what the student should work on next. When I'm finished with this, I help the education coordinator with her work, make the timetable, talk to parents, copy some sheets especially for SSAT preparation.
At 4 the tutoring students come and mostly I tutor some of them, most of the time for one hour, but sometimes two hours. I mostly tutor them in English, which is sometime quit challenging for me. But I also tutor them in Mathematics and also SSAT preparation.
Sometimes I am alone in the office,
Wie war der Umgang mit Ihnen als Praktikant(in) aus Deutschland?
My co-workers are all very nice and friendly to me. Whenever I have a problem i can talk with them. Sometimes I also go with them for my lunch.
Wie schätzen Sie die Bedeutung des Sprachkurses ein?
The language school is very important in the beginning I think, because there it is easy to find friends and you don't feel alone. The teachers are all very friendly. It was also good for me, because the language school took away my shyness of speaking English. Also, especially when you work with little children you need a level of English, because they make no exception.
Sind Ihnen in Ihrem Arbeitsalltag schon Unterschiede zur Berufswelt in Deutschland aufgefallen - im Verhalten am Arbeitsplatz, im Dresscode, bei der Ansprechbarkeit von Vorgesetzten?
I have to wear buisness casul, that means that I am not allowed to wear jeans to work, but it's for example okay if I wear black trousers and a pullover/blouse.
Wie werden Sie Ihre jetzigen Erfahrungen als Praktikant im Ausland nach Ihrer Rückkehr in Deutschland nutzen ?
I really enjoyed my time here, it is a great experience. Also Scholars Education Centre is a proven leader in the Education area, they have many different branches in Ontario. I learn a lot, in English, but also for my later job as a teacher. It was a great opportunity for me.