Teacher Joreyna’s journey with 51Talk was not easy at first, but she strived against all odds for her family, her students, and herself.
People have different reasons for working hard. For teacher Joreyna, she strives to lift her family out of poverty and live a better tomorrow. Switching to 51Talk provided her a source of income during the pandemic and allowed her to provide for her family’s needs. However, it has been a tough journey for her.
Before teaching at 51Talk, she taught on other platforms for three and a half years, but she was never satisfied. Unfortunately, her father lost his job as a driver during the pandemic, leaving her family struggling financially. With a family to feed and two sisters in college, she was really worried about how she could support them. That’s when she decided to look for better opportunities. When her friend referred her to 51Talk, she decided to switch to the platform believing that she could live a better life and also grow in her profession as a teacher.
However, after successfully joining the platform, teacher Joreyna realized that her struggles were not over. She shares that when she was still a newbie, she was afraid to schedule lessons during the daytime on weekends because there was often a power interruption in their area during those hours. Despite a limited schedule, she felt happy about achieving 100 lessons every cut-off. However, she realized she needed to open more lessons to earn enough. She decided to buy a UPS and open slots during the daytime on weekends, but she found out that her UPS could only keep the electricity running for 30 minutes.
Unfortunately, one day, a storm hit their home while a tornado was also in a nearby town, so the power was out all day and she had to miss 14 lessons all at once. Learning from her experience, she no longer opened daytime slots for two months and she saved up to buy backup power equipment.
Five months into her 51Talk teaching journey, teacher Joreyna was finally able to buy a generator set. Her family struggled to save up for that generator set, but it was all worth it. Since then, she has been opening slots during the daytime and doing her best to teach her students. Also, she no longer has a low booking rate and she’s earning more than enough for their needs. She also received a good performance rating.
As the breadwinner of her family and a mother to her three-year-old daughter, she is very thankful for the opportunity the platform gave her. Teaching at 51Talk even allowed her to give the best birthday experience for her daughter last September. She says, “I am happy if my family is happy, so I am really thankful. 51Talk is the reason why I am a better mother to my daughter and a better daughter to my parents.”
Her journey in 51Talk was not easy, but teacher Joreyna overcame all odds and strived to be her best for her family, her students, and herself. Her desire to provide for her family and help them escape from poverty will continue to be her inspiration to teach with 51Talk.
For current online English teachers who are thinking of switching to 51Talk, teacher Joreyna says, “Don’t hesitate to switch to 51Talk. Be determined! You will receive what you have worked for if you are confident enough to make it work. Nothing is free in this world, but signing up to join 51Talk is actually free and life-changing!”
If you want to create a better tomorrow for your family and yourself, 51Talk opens its doors to online English teachers from other platforms who would like to explore better teaching opportunities. Become a 51Talk teacher today and strive for a better 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 –