Seeing how 51Talk took care of her brother, teacher Robie Mae also wants to teach with a platform that cares for her professional and personal well-being.
Appreciation, care, and support. For teacher Robie Mae, these three qualities are important factors that online English teachers should not overlook when looking for the right teaching platform. Seeing how 51Talk took care of her brother, a teacher on the platform, she decided to switch to 51Talk from another platform.
Teacher Robie Mae is a 24-year-old mother of two wonderful kids. She has a 7-year-old son, and a 20-month-old daughter. She’s currently residing in Lucena City, Quezon Province together with her family and in-laws. Unfortunately, her mother passed away last February 2017 due to breast cancer and her father followed in December 2018 due to lung cancer. Now, it’s just her and her older brother, who’s a 51Talk teacher, taking on the responsibility of caring for their 17-year-old brother.
Because of her older brother, she saw how 51Talk takes care of their home-based teachers. She said he has always had all the support he needs, whether it is face-to-face or online support from the teaching center, trainers, admins, and the other people behind the platform. She saw how 51Talk is always responsive and accommodating, and how the platform makes her brother feel important not just as a teacher but also as a member of a teaching family. Her brother recommended him to switch to the platform and even introduced her to the center owner he partners with. Fortunately, she completed all her requirements and passed all the necessary interviews and teaching demo.
Although she has only been teaching on the platform for a month, she is already very grateful for 51Talk. While many people lost their source of income during the pandemic, she can provide for the needs of her family, especially since her husband lost his job due to the pandemic. Also, she enjoys every moment with her family as she doesn’t need to go out of their house. She considers having a livelihood in the middle of the pandemic a blessing in itself.
Also, joining 51Talk opened the opportunity for teacher Robie Mae to pursue her dream of teaching. She is not yet a licensed teacher, but she can fulfill her passion because of the platform. She said seeing how her students learn something from her is very fulfilling. It gives her great joy and a sense of achievement to say that she’s doing a job well done.
She adds, “My daughter, son, and family motivate me to continue what I am doing. My brother, who is also a 51Talk teacher, serves as a good example and reminder for me to be the best in everything that I do and to be thankful for 51Talk for this wonderful and blessed opportunity.”
For those who are thinking of switching to 51Talk, teacher Robie Mae shares her experience:
“Before 51Talk, I was neglected and ignored many times. I worked for many hours and allotted even my personal time just for them to notice me and to let them know that I can teach well. But nothing changed. They were still unresponsive, did not give support, and should I say, they had no heart for the people teaching for them. I’ve been there, I’ve experienced it, and I’ve seen it. These are my reasons for switching to 51Talk. 51Talk has a heart for people who have the same interest and passion. If you love what you do, then 51Talk will love you more.”
Because of her experiences, she is just glad to finally find a platform that truly cares for her. Like teacher Robie Mae, you can also teach alongside people who have a passion for education and who are cared for by the largest and most supportive online English platform. Join 51Talk today and join a growing family of dedicated and skilled online English teachers.
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 –