Posh, a 36 year-old from Quezon City, is dedicated to motherhood and teaching. She is a hands-on mom to her three children. During the time her kids were entering their teen years, Posh realized that she also wanted to have a career that would allow her to have more time with them. She discovered a way to meet both needs when she joined 51Talk as a home-based online English teacher. Now, she has found fulfillment in being a great parent and teacher.
51Talk’s intense teacher training helped Posh become the teacher that she is today. When teaching online, Posh’s secret in getting her students to learn is through smiling. Her students are more inclined to learn when she teaches lessons in a cheerful way. She also teaches at high frequency to keep students from being bored with her classes. Lastly, she likes commending students for any kind of progress they show. She believes that this gives them extra motivation to learn. “Smiling makes the students feel at ease when I teach. Being energetic also helps as it makes my students more interested in the lesson.”
I have been able to develop myself professionally. 51Talk provides various training to the teachers. These have been a great help in my development. I am very happy growing with the 51Talk family.
Posh’s effective teaching methods have helped her students produce great results. Sunny, a 10th grade student, spoke very little English and was very shy when she first started taking lessons with Posh. Posh helped Sunny by teaching her English words and how to pronounce them properly. After only a month of taking lessons religiously, Sunny’s English communicational skills greatly improved. Now with a wider vocabulary, Sunny knows better what English words to use in situations. In addition, Sunny has also gained confidence speaking to people as she knows how speak and write English with correct grammar and pronunciation.
Another student who has also become an achiever under Posh’s wing was Hubert, a salesman. A university student when he joined 51Talk, he enlisted Posh’s help to prepare him to take the Set 6 exam. Posh helped Hubert improve his English grammar. After months of preparation, Hubert took the exam and passed. The lessons also helped him gain confidence when conversing with foreigners as the nature of his business entails a lot of communication with international clients.
For Posh, teaching is not about money but helping in the growth and development of her students. 51Talk has helped her find a career she can be proud of. “It’s been over three years since I’ve started working in 51Talk, and it has proven to be a good experience for me. I have been able to develop myself professionally. 51Talk provides various training to the teachers. These have been a great help in my development. I am very happy growing with the 51Talk family. It’s not really all about the money I earn from teaching but it’s an achievement for myself to prove I am also capable of doing something on my own,” said Posh.