For teacher Jerylmae, 51Talk has played a great part in achieving her goals and fulfilling her roles as mother, provider, and professional for the past 6 years.
At one point in teacher Jerylmae’s life, she was a full-time mother of two, a full-time student, and a full-time 51Talk teacher all at the same time. Despite the struggles, she is now a provider, a licensed professional teacher, and still a 51Talk teacher. She believes that these achievements would not have been possible without 51Talk.
Before finding success at 51Talk, teacher Jerylmae worked as a call center agent for three years. After resigning from her job in 2015, she found 51Talk via Facebook. At first, she was a bit wary about the platform since it was still fairly new. However, she took the risk, and she has had no regrets at all.
She chose to teach and build her profession at 51Talk because of the platform’s flexible teaching schedule. This allowed her to continue and finish her studies, which she couldn’t do while with her previous company. Also, as a young mother back then, she was able to spend more time with her family and provide for their needs better. Indeed, she enjoyed the perks of balancing her time with family, studying, and earning.
However, teacher Jerylmae recalls that this was one of the toughest times in her life. Being a young mother at the time, she initially had to stop studying to provide and care for her family instead. Then, for three years, her daily routine included waking up early to prepare her children for school, teaching lessons at 51Talk from 6 AM to 8 AM, attending college subjects from 9 AM to 4 PM, going home to prepare dinner, and finally, teaching lessons again from 7 PM to 11 PM.
It was truly a struggle for teacher Jerylmae, but her will and hard work allowed her to graduate with a bachelor in elementary education degree and pass the Board Licensure Examination for Professional Teachers. In fact, she almost topped the exam! It was thanks to 51Talk that she had the time to review and prepare for the exam while managing her family and earning from home.
Today, she has been teaching at 51Talk for 6 years, and she has chosen to stay because of the platform’s flexibility and convenience. She says, “I can divide my time with my family and teach without compromising my income. With me teaching from home, I can guide my children, especially now that they have to stay at home because of the pandemic."
Overall, Teacher Jerylmae says that 51Talk changed her life and played a great role in her achieving her goals. She was not only able to graduate and pass the licensure exam but also ensure her children’s future, acquire their own house, and save for her dream wedding.
Besides achieving her dreams, she adds that the most fulfilling part of being a 51Talk teacher is seeing her students grow and build their confidence in speaking English. She says, “There is nothing more rewarding than knowing and seeing the evidence that you have made an impact on their lives.”
She says that 51Talk also taught her creative ways to teach young learners, which is relevant to her profession as a licensed professional teacher. Through the platform, she can showcase her knowledge in handling young learners as well as her creativity in making every lesson fun and engaging.
Teacher Jerylmae proves that anything is possible with will, hard work, and dedication. For those who aspire to teach at 51Talk, teacher Jerylmae offers these encouraging words: “May these life experiences be an inspiration to you in starting a career with us, and I’m hoping to read your life-changing 51Talk stories here very soon.”
For those who want to change their lives for the better like teacher Jerylmae, 51Talk opens its doors to professionals and educators who want to pursue professional and personal growth through online English teaching. Sign up with 51Talk today, and change your life tomorrow.
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