Teacher Cedric shares his experience as a SINA 2020 Gold Teacher awardee and long-time teaching partner at 51Talk.
Teacher Cedric is one of the online English teachers who have been with 51Talk since its early years. After 7 years on the platform, he continues to show his excellence and dedication to education as he became a winning finalist during the SINA 2020 Five-Star Gold Teacher Selection last September. Along with other finalists from 51Talk’s teaching team, he competed with hundreds of teachers from different educational institutions and teaching teams and successfully won the top teacher title.
Before he got to where he is now, it took dedication to himself, his craft, and the platform. Before joining 51Talk, teacher Cedric taught in a Korean EFL company back in 2010. Three years later, he found out about 51Talk on JobStreet when he was looking for opportunities in Pasig. He first joined as an office-based EFL teacher and started as a home-based teacher after 6 months. He decided to stay in 51Talk because it helped him become the best version of himself as a teacher and a person.
He came from a broken family and had only lived with his father, who recently passed away. Despite this, he has been living an independent and successful life with his three pets in Pampanga since 2010. A typical day includes coaching his members as a captain, training teachers as a trainer, and teaching students as a 51Talk teacher.
Although he has a busy schedule, he still takes care of his health by riding his bike every morning as part of his daily exercise routine. He also loves traveling and has already visited Taiwan, Hong Kong, Siargao, Siquijor, Boracay, La Union, and more local islands in the Philippines.
Besides teaching on the platform, he has also actively worked with the brand in special projects such as social media campaigns, teacher engagement activities, and more. Check him out on 51Talk’s official Instagram account as he shared Halloween make-up ideas.
You can also watch him share teaching tips on 51Talk’s official YouTube channel.
There’s also a feature article that shares more of his journey with 51Talk.
Looking back on his experience during the SINA 2020 Five-Star Gold Teacher competition, he recalls feeling nervous since it was his first time joining a prestigious international event. He also had mixed emotions and he couldn’t believe that he was really chosen as one of the representatives for 51Talk. Nonetheless, he feels grateful and blessed for being chosen among thousands of competent teachers on the platform. He also says, “I didn’t really expect it, but one of my birthday wishes was to win."
Thanks to 51Talk, teacher Cedric has experienced and achieved professional and personal growth. From becoming more patient and emphatic when teaching kids to providing for his everyday financial and travel needs, he overcame these challenges through teaching on the platform. Teaching at 51Talk has been his longest occupation, and so far, he would love to keep going.
Currently, his greatest motivation is staying loyal to the platform and feeling the love back from 51Talk. He says, “I can feel the love and support by the admins, coaches, and the company itself."
As a top teacher awardee, teacher Cedric shares this encouragement to all aspiring and current 51Talk teachers:
“51Talk is the leading online English platform in China and the Philippines, so you’re very lucky to be part of this platform. Just keep on delivering quality lessons to your students and you don’t need to worry about anything. 51Talk will always be reciprocating your efforts, and I can attest to that, being one of the tenured teachers on the platform since 2013."
It’s not only teacher Cedric who found a platform that he is dedicated to, but it’s also 51Talk who found a loyal teaching partner in him. For those who aspire to become like teacher Cedric, 51Talk opens its doors to educators and professionals who want to pursue professional and personal growth through online English teaching. Apply now as a 51Talk teacher and find a loyal partner who will support your goals.
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 –