With 51Talk, teacher Laarni managed to pay off her house, living her dream life as a teacher offline and online.
In life, everyone has dreams that they wish to accomplish. To make them happen, you must take some risks that will lead you to success. For teacher Laarni, she managed to take those risks and seize the day, and eventually turned her dreams into a reality.
It all started back in 2017 when teacher Laarni moved out of her parents’ house and started to build her family’s own home. It was a big risk because she did not have enough money on hand to build a house. So, she borrowed funds through a bank loan as her first step to making her dream come true. However, it worried her that it might take years for her to pay it back. Fortunately, 51Talk came along when she needed help the most.
Teacher Laarni would not have made it through those tough times if not for her friend who taught at 51Talk and who encouraged her to join the platform. Now, teacher Laarni has been teaching at 51Talk for three years while still working as a public school teacher.
For teacher Laarni, working both as a 51Talk online English teacher and a public school teacher is definitely not easy. Aside from her responsibilities teaching students from China and the Philippines, she also needs to make sure that she has enough time for her family as well. Given the situation, teacher Laarni needs to manage her time well, so that nothing or nobody gets sacrificed in the end. Despite the difficulty of juggling two jobs, teacher Laarni persevered. In turn, the bank loan that she thought would last a lifetime was finally paid off this year.
However, paying off her loan was not the only success teacher Laarni achieved this year. She also received the 51Talk Top Teacher award for the whole Visayas region. Not surprisingly, this was her second time receiving the award. The first time she received the award was back in 2018. She even flew to Manila alone to receive her award. Back then, her parents jokingly said that she just got lucky. Now that teacher Laarni has gotten the same award, she burst out laughing when her parents heard the news and responded with, "Whose daughter are you?"
For teacher Laarni, it is truly an incredible feeling to receive another Top Teacher award from 51Talk. She said, "At one point, I felt overwhelmingly joyful that I literally heard the pounding of my heart, and I felt blessed to be one of the top 4 51Talk teachers nationwide. Lastly, I just looked up and thought I have a great God."
As of the moment, teacher Laarni's motivation to keep going at 51Talk are her students. Their little moments of learning and their smiling faces bring joy to her. In fact, she treats her students like her own children. Because of them, she will continue providing the best education and service that they deserve.
If it were not for 51Talk, teacher Laarni would have been struggling financially and would not have achieved her dreams today. Even though she doesn't have much, she was finally able to build and pay for their own family home, and this means a lot to her.
To encourage other aspiring 51Talk teachers, teacher Laarni says, "It feels awkward to [talk about] this because you are on your own in this journey. So, I want you to be that way. Be yourself. Do you!"
Teacher Laarni is glad that she took the risk of building her dream home despite not having enough money. Indeed, teaching at 51Talk played a significant role in finally turning her tomorrow into today. If you want to turn your dreams into a reality like teacher Laarni, join 51Talk today and take your first step to your tomorrow.
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