Teacher Tinker Mel is a public elementary school teacher. She is proud to share her zest for learning, sharing knowledge, and paying it forward.
Many people want to pursue a livelihood that allows them to follow their passion and make a positive impact at the same time. Such is the dream for teacher Tinker Mel. What started out as a childhood dream became her mission in life: to teach kids and give the gift of education – a chance to lead children to a brighter future, which she warmly embraced through 51Talk.
Teacher Tinker Mel is a public elementary school teacher hailing from the Queen City of the South, Cebu. With a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, she started as an affiliate of the Department of Education in her hometown. She was taught and raised by her biggest supporters, her grandparents. At the early age of 11, she was motivated to make them proud. "My grandparents serve as my motivation to do my best each day." Since then, she made sure to always put her best foot forward. She graduated magna cum laude and later became a master of arts in education major in admin and supervision.
She was happy with her career until she felt that something was lacking in her life. Her desire for sharing knowledge which was being left unfulfilled. It was at this time when her grandparents started to get sickly, too. She worried about finding other means to defray their medical expenses. “I had to look for other ways for us to survive.” That all changed when she came across 51Talk on the Internet back in 2018.
More than two years into her teaching journey, teacher Tinker Mel has been leading a purpose-driven life. She is proud to have partnered with a brand that has the same zest as hers for learning, sharing knowledge, and paying it forward. Teaching with 51Talk also allowed her to take better care of her grandparents.
“I am the breadwinner of our family.” Her 51Talk earnings help her support their daily needs and pay their monthly bills. “With God's grace, I was able to reach this far. I never thought this would come true. 51Talk is a blessing to me.” It is in teaching at home that Tinker Mel now finds fulfilment.
Aside from her grandparents, she also draws inspiration from her students. She is happy to be sharing what she calls “the greatest treasure,” the gift of education, with them. “Seeing the smiles on their faces” motivates teacher Tinker Mel to continue learning and exploring areas for improvement to provide her students with the highest possible quality of education.
“To all aspiring 51Talk teachers, never stop believing in yourself. You can achieve all your dreams and goals in life if you put your 100% to it.” Teacher Tinker Mel hopes future 51Talk teachers will have the same drive to embark on a similar teaching journey. She believes that sharing the gift of knowledge “comes back in other forms a thousand fold.” She was blessed with the opportunity to lead children to a brighter future, and it started at home.
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 –