Despite not being tech-savvy and already being a grandmother, teacher Jean Neth proves nothing is impossible as long as you are passionate about what you do.
If you love what you do, you will always find ways to excel in it no matter how old you are. Teacher Jean Neth proves this as she takes on the role of an online EFL teacher despite her age and not being familiar with technology. Because of her perseverance and love for teaching, teacher Jean Neth even succeeded at earning this year's Student's Choice Award during last month’s 51TalkFlix: Your Future at Home event.
Before starting her journey at 51Talk, she worked as a school administrator and an entrepreneur. Even if she feels the passing of time, she is a proud grandmother who is still open to new experiences and strives to work hard, especially when it comes to teaching. That's why when her friend told her about 51Talk and how the platform works, teacher Jean Neth did not hesitate to apply as a teaching partner. Soon enough, she found herself enjoying lessons with her students.
Working from home has also been very convenient for her. However, this initially posed a few challenges as she had to learn how to deal with online tools the whole day for the first time. Fortunately, despite not being tech-savvy, she found that the platform is very user-friendly. Moreover, 51Talk’s tech support helped her become more familiar with the platform and comfortable teaching online.
Aside from providing a dedicated technical support team, the 51Talk platform also offers free training sessions and certification programs to all 51Talk teachers. These training programs help improve their skills and prepare them to handle lessons on their own. These very same programs helped her hone her teaching performance, earning her 51Talk's Student’s Choice Award for 2020.
When teacher Jean Neth learned that she would be receiving the award, she felt both shy about and proud of it. Personally, it is an achievement for her knowing that she is helping future leaders of China learn the English language. In terms of professional and personal impact, she shares how 51Talk changed her life, saying, "It gave me a sense of fulfillment, and it made a huge positive impact on my financial security."
Aside from these benefits, the convenience of teaching at home motivates her to continue on the platform, especially because working from home is now the new normal. She also believes that 51Talk is a pioneer in this field, making it possible for teachers and professionals to earn a living at home.
Amid challenges, teacher Jean Neth encourages current and aspiring EFL teachers to join 51Talk, saying, "If you love your profession, you will never work a single day in your life. Every day is a chance to improve yourself. Perseverance is the best way to succeed."
Indeed, teacher Jean Neth’s perseverance to keep up with technology and teacher training sessions proved that passion knows no limits as long as you also work hard.
To help people fulfill their teaching dreams and earn a living at home, 51Talk welcomes all EFL teachers and professionals of all ages. Join 51Talk today and take your passion for teaching to the next level.
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 –