Teacher Aileen finds fulfillment and professional development in EFL teaching by continuously learning from her students, the people around her, and 51Talk.
Nowadays, some people look at their profession as a means of living, while many try to pursue fulfilling work. Fortunately for teacher Aileen, she has found work that not only supports her financially but also challenges her to learn continuously and give her best every day. With 51Talk, she has found professional growth and satisfaction in teaching EFL.
As a faithful wife and mother of two children, teacher Aileen is naturally an observer and listener. Most of all, she likes listening to people's life experiences because she learns a lot from others in this way. Given her personality, teaching has always been her passion. In fact, she has already become a volunteer teacher for some ministries, a preschool teacher, a ministry school supervisor, and an EFL teacher for Koreans. For her, teaching allows her to share the wisdom she gained from the people she has met in her life.
However, sometime in the past, she needed another means of income to help her husband sustain their family’s basic needs. It needed to be remote work so that she could still look after her children during their daily activities. These conditions and her passion for teaching led her to 51Talk.
After learning about 51Talk online, teacher Aileen wondered what it would be like to teach Chinese students and to join a Chinese EFL company. What started out of curiosity quickly became a decision to become part of 51Talk. To date, she has been teaching on the platform for more than 8 years. It has been a blessing to her as, she recalls, 51Talk has enabled her to provide for her family.
Aside from giving her an earning opportunity, 51Talk made a significant impact on teacher Aileen’s life. Spending most of her time teaching with 51Talk has honed her patience and influenced her personality positively. Overall, it helped her realize that no one is too young or too old to learn something new.
Teacher Aileen proves this as she received this year’s Teaching Mileage Award during the recent 51TalkFlix: Your Future at Home event. Through this award, she hopes to represent her fellow teachers and inspire them with the idea that they are not only their student’s teachers but also wonderful people who help their students succeed. Truly, teacher Aileen is proud to be one of the top 51Talk teachers in the country.
Currently, three words motivate her to continue growing with 51Talk: teach, learn, and earn. With 51Talk, she can teach her students the way she wants her own children to learn. Also, she can continue learning through her students and the various training sessions and certification courses provided by 51Talk. Lastly, she can conveniently earn from the comfort of her home.
Indeed, 51Talk has provided opportunities for professional and personal growth for teacher Aileen. For those who aspire to become like her, she encourages everyone to step up to the task, saying, “You are an amazing teacher; be proud and never stop learning. Remember what Phil Collins said: In learning, you will teach, and in teaching, you will learn.”
51Talk is always on the lookout for dedicated and passionate educators who want to share their knowledge with young learners. Become a 51Talk teacher today and find long-term fulfillment through this rewarding profession.
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 –