Kanisha, a 22-year old from Butuan City, is one of 51Talk’s cheerful teachers. She graduated with a degree in financial management back in March 2015. She initially took on a job as a receptionist in a hotel in Butuan. After a few months, a friend introduced her to the idea of working as a home-based online English teacher. She then decided to join 51Talk to begin a new journey in her career.
Her style of teaching is getting the student to freely discuss anything that they want to talk about. She says having not having a routine when conducting lessons is a good method of getting their interest in learning. Combining this approach to the knowledge she acquired from 51Talk’s training makes her an effective teacher. “I usually follow the lesson proper but at the same time I surprise them by allowing them to talk about their how their day went or anything they want to discuss. I believe that when they are into the topic, their real grasp of the language comes out,” says Kanisha. Because of her cheerful character and her teaching technique, Kanisha has become very much appreciated by her regular students.
“the most rewarding thing is simply seeing my students develop into good English speakers. My contribution to their lives is what I really love about what I do.”
During her tenure as a home-based online English teacher, Kanisha has already made an impact on some of her regular students. A student by the name of Cola works in Sales and Marketing for an American company called Good Baby. Since the nature of her work is transacting with foreign clients, Cola initially found it very hard to be at her best as her English was not fluent. She then decided to improve her grasp of the language by taking lessons with Kanisha. After six months, her communication skills and command of the language have vastly improved. She said that her open conversations with Kanisha was the main reason for boosting her confidence when speaking to her foreign partners.
Another regular student by the name of Hissen is a 13-year old grade school student who initially did not speak the language. He took lessons with Kanisha to improve his standing in the school’s English classes. Every time he would have exams, he would practice his lessons with Kanisha. Since then, he has been passing his exams in school and has told Kanisha that learning with her is the main reason for this scholastic achievement.
“I believe that when they are into the topic, their real grasp of the language comes out”
As of the moment, Kanisha is enjoying the benefits of her partnership with 51Talk. Aside from the financial rewards and the fixed schedules, she finds that being able to see students improving their lives because of what they have learned from her is greatly fulfilling. Kanisha said, “I have enjoyed being a senior teacher in such a short span of time. I have also gotten myself a car from my earnings as an online teacher. But to me, the most rewarding thing is simply seeing my students develop into good English speakers. My contribution to their lives is what I really love about what I do.”