Shandra, a 39-year old from Rizal, has not only put a smile on her passengers’ faces but also her learners’. A former senior purser for a major airline, Shandra traded her wings for the experience of helping Chinese students make their English better. Thanks to 51Talk, she is able to share her knowledge of English, enhance her teaching skills and earn well.
Shandra’s effective teaching methods and knowledge of the lessons were enhanced through 51Talk’s training sessions. She is very friendly and full of enthusiasm when teaching her students to make them feel at ease with her. She gets her students to practice and build confidence by asking questions related to the lesson. “I usually correct their mistakes in a timely manner and make sure that I give constructive feedback,” said Shandra. “I do this when they answer my questions through speaking or writing sentences.”
“51Talk enhanced my skills to be an effective teacher. Aside from the monetary and time benefits, seeing your students having fun while learning is quite rewarding.”
Shandra has many student stories to tell. Ella, a 10 year-old grade school student, could only say “I don’t know” in her first few lessons. She also did not show interest in the lessons, thus making it a real challenge for Shandra to teach her. After a few weeks, Ella began to show progress in her English. She started smiling and conversing with Shandra. In addition, her performance in school also improved. She got three perfect scores in big quizzes and got an “A+” for her final exam in English. Today, Ella is still taking lessons with Shandra. She loves Shandra so much that she only books lessons with her and no one else.
Shandra has also been able to help many of her adult students. Cathy, a 24 year-old course trainer, enrolled in 51Talk to enhance her English communication skills. In addition, Cathy also applied for a job in the United States. With Shandra’s help, she practiced answering interview questions. Thanks to hard work and Shandra’s help, Cathy ended up passing the job interview. While waiting for her papers to go to the States, Cathy is still taking lessons with Shandra.
“51Talk enhanced my skills to be an effective teacher. Aside from the monetary and time benefits, seeing your students having fun while learning is quite rewarding. Seeing them progress from not being able to speak to becoming effective speakers is the greatest benefit. It gives me a feeling of fulfillment.” Her determination to help others learn makes her a high-flyer in teaching.