Aine Marga, a 30 year-old from Cainta, is an example of a well-rounded teacher. A graduate of child development education, she has dedicated her whole professional life to sharing her knowledge to students as a former classroom teacher and now as an online English teacher. She joined 51Talk to enjoy the perks of being a home-based online English teacher.
When teaching online, Aine Marga likes her students to be proactive. In addition to teaching the lesson proper, she gets them to engage in conversations by asking them to share ideas related to the lesson and give their insight on what they enjoyed about the topics. “Allowing students to express what they have learned or share ideas related to the lessons is an opportunity for them to practice and improve their communication skills and give their confidence a needed boost.” Her online teaching skills were developed through the rigorous training and continuous enrichment programs offered by 51Talk.
“I got to experience a new set-up which motivated me
to be a better teacher.”
Aine Marga has already seen improvement in her students’ English because of her dedication to online teaching. Mary, one of her current students, had no knowledge in speaking English when she began with Aine Marga. After a month of countless sessions under Aine Marga’s wing, Jane showed tremendous improvement by being able to answer in complete sentences and with the proper pronunciation of the words. Her strides in learning have given her motivation to continue learning English with 51Talk.
Another student student of Aine Marga who has shown great improvement in speaking the English language is Jane. Like Mary, Jane could not speak English when she first collaborated with Aine Marga. Over time, she changed from a quiet, timid lady into a more confident, expressive person as her English improved. Jane’s current short-term goal is to showcase her grasp of English at her sister’s wedding in Beijing as there will be many foreigners in attendance.
“Allowing students to express what they have learned or share ideas related to the lessons is an opportunity for them to practice and improve their communication skills and give their confidence a needed boost.”
Aine Marga is thankful to 51Talk. Her earnings as an online teacher have been very helpful in paying for her expenses and saving for the future. Working from home has saved her from commuting and dealing with traffic. “Even if I was already a classroom teacher for a long time, I got to experience a new set-up which motivated me to be a better teacher. Combining technology and passion for teaching has made my experience with 51Talk more exciting as I am able to touch the lives of more people and learn about the Chinese culture.”