When I started my career I did what I thought I was “supposed to do.” I became an employee.
From the time I was 19, I graduated with a Bachelor of Secondary Education in one of the prestigious universities in the Philippines.
I got my degree, passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers just a year after my graduation and thinking that to be a public teacher and serve my country is the only best choice.
Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. Reminiscing during the internship term, I taught in public schools and encountered different kinds of students. I also got to practice employing different strategies in teaching which really helped me become a better teacher, that was great training, indeed!
However, God doesn’t always allow things right away, because of my disappointment I glimpse into an unfamiliar world that changed my outlook on my career entirely. On a whim, I landed an interview and get hired unexpectedly to one of the most prominent ESL schools in Cebu, which I believe have helped me build up my interest in learning English. The experience of teaching English to foreign students did change the course of my life. In addition, teaching English is definitely so rewarding every time you meet different students with numerous needs, you will be inspired and motivated to impart your skills and knowledge to them and that is the main reason why I love the way how I changed my life.
The first 3 years of my career were driven by acquiring new skills and responsibilities while working as an English teacher, I learned a ton about Micro and Macro-skills of the English language, and acquired my TESOL Certificate just in the early year 2020. I created lots of opportunities to get myself out into the field to help brings out the best of my students and compete globally.
As the realization set in that I needed to leave my previous company brought so much pain in the sense that it was my first experience at a startup, the work was exciting, my co-workers were great and the love of my regular students was unmeasurable. I had no idea at the time it would be the best choice; and it was, really.
Venturing greener pasture in life will never happen unless you will take a big step or take a risk, of course. Landing another job made me discover a passion for my work was the key ingredient for a sustainable source of income over the long term. I am always be grateful for this big step, I did 2 years ago. It offers and gives so much opportunity in honing my teaching career as I impart my skills and knowledge in English to my dear students.
Students are the future leaders of the country.
Your compassion, dedication, hopes, and dreams will lead your society into a progressive future one day. Nevertheless, student life is not easy! but I have to tell you this.
Do not focus on what you cannot do; take a look at what you are capable of. You will feel confident and learn new things along your way. Never give up no matter what, always try just one more time and try to write your own story with passion and determination. Success will find its way to you!
I was once a student full of determination and ambition about the future, but the way to success is like a roller coaster ride; there were times that you are up or motivated to move forward and sometimes felt demotivated to keep going. Despite the fact that life is full of surprises and uncertainties, I do believe no one than myself and I stand firm to pursue my career as a teacher. And most importantly, I learn how to see things from a different perspective and know that my opportunities are limitless!
Learning English is vital for students who wish to graduate, compete in today’s job market, and land a better job. So, you better take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to learn and use English on a daily basis by visiting your teachers regularly. We are always glad to see you and love to talk with you.
Your hard work is bound to result in prosperity and fortune. Good luck with a successful life ahead!