Teacher Lyndon Bacon is one of the faces of 51Talk. Learn more about his story and passion for teaching as he inspires his students and fellow teachers.
You may already be familiar with teacher Lyndon Bacon as he appears in several social media campaigns and teacher engagement activities for 51Talk. As one of the faces of 51Talk, he has also represented the platform in the SINO-PH Education Exchange Seminar and on the noontime television show It’s Showtime. With all these achievements under his belt, would you believe that he has only been teaching for 7 months on the platform?
Before joining 51Talk, teacher Lyndon Bacon taught as a senior high school English teacher. However, due to the pandemic, he had to look for ways to sustain his family financially. Even though he is the youngest, he is responsible for paying the bills since he is not yet married. That’s why he asked his co-teacher, who is also a 51Talk teacher, about the platform.
Soon enough, he joined 51Talk and his teaching journey with the platform began. He has been very proactive in promoting not only the brand but also the idea of teaching at home. His passion for teaching and dedication to the platform led to his becoming one of the faces of 51Talk.
Here is an excerpt from his speech during the SINO-PH Educational Exchange:
“I am an English teacher by profession. It has always been my dream to teach students no matter how young or mature they are. That dream always inspired me to strive for excellence in everything that I do, especially in my teaching job. I’ve taught countless students for the past 4 years, and I can say that I am meant to do this for the next years or decades of my life.
Learning and teaching English has been my passion since. I have always enjoyed every moment that I speak English with my students and other people. It seemed that speaking English has been my way of life for a long time now. My interest in the English language has never waned, and it continues to grow as I dwell in this job. I am also studying for my postgraduate degree, so I can enhance my knowledge and skills in teaching English for a wide variety of students in the near future.”
Aside from his promotional activities in the Philippines and China, he has also created his own YouTube channel and Facebook page to share his experiences of teaching online and encourage fellow or aspiring online English teachers to do their best.
Besides all these opportunities, teacher Lyndon Bacon says that 51Talk has helped him fulfill his duty as a son and custodian of their home. He also shares that because of his online teaching, he has overcome the difficulties he used to have with teaching kids because of his impatience. With 51Talk, he was able to adapt and learn how to teach young students effectively. Now, he loves seeing his students every day. For him, teaching on the platform has widened his range of teaching strategies, and as a result, he now enjoys teaching both children and adults.
At first, he was only after earning on the platform, but as he continued to teach, the students became his reason for staying with 51Talk. He shares, “The trust that the parents give to me is such a valuable reason for me to stay. Also, the appreciation that your students give weighs a lot more than earning money, for me. Lastly, other 51Talk teachers are also looking up to me, saying that I am inspiring them with the videos that I post on social media. These factors are keeping me grounded in the platform and expanding my roots as I discover more about my skills that will provide meaningful learnings for the students."
Teacher Lyndon Bacon also shares that he never expected the exposure he would receive from 51Talk. He remarks that he is surprised by all the opportunities he received, and it is a privilege that he will forever be grateful for. With 51Talk, he has met the people he only used to see on TV, and attend big, prestigious events that made him feel honored to be there.
He says, “After all the invitations, the compliments, and the encouragement from the people who support me, it made me more confident to say that “I might be doing my job well, so far.” Nevertheless, I always give my 100% in all my lessons, and I guess that I am harvesting the fruits of my hard work for the past 7 months.”
For those who aspire to become a 51Talk teacher like teacher Lyndon Bacon, he shares, “The only way to be happy with teaching is to love teaching. It may be challenging at first, but if you put much passion into your work, you will become an extraordinary teacher the students will remember. Also, when you start to embrace the English language and make it, somehow, your way of life, it will greatly change your attitude in teaching it. It is not just your students and parents who will notice you, but you will also be acknowledged by your fellow teachers who will start to admire you.”
51Talk, the leading online English education platform, provides opportunities to passionate and dedicated teachers and professionals through online English teaching. If you want to expand your horizons and explore opportunities on the platform, apply to 51Talk today and start a successful teaching journey tomorrow.
51Talk is looking for thousands of home-based online teachers to give one-on-one English lessons. You can earn up to Php80K as a full-time teacher and enjoy a wide range of perks –