I’ve been in the field of education for at least five years. I enjoy doing my job inspiring my students to be competitive in the fields they chose. As an instructor, I’m handling different students with different levels of learning. Because of that, I adopted myself on teaching various groups of learners. I use a variety of techniques to teach them.
I spent my first three years at Cavite State University-Bacoor Campus where I taught students specializing in Secondary Education major in English, Business Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Psychology and Information Technology. I usually handled subjects related to English language, communication, literature and thesis writing like Business Communication, Campus Journalism, English and American Literature, Writing in the Discipline, Literary Criticism and Language Research. It was a classroom setting ranging from 10 to 50 students.
In my three years in the university, I attended seminars and workshops where I learned about the different tips and techniques on teaching English, checking theses and narratives, preparing examinations and the essence of Outcome-Based Education (OBE).
I also conducted activities for my students to learn not only the theories but also the application of the topics we discussed. Under my supervision, my students accomplished Speech Recital, Street Play, Book Compilation, Public Service Announcement, Thesis Defense, Mock Interviews and Character Portrayal to name some.
Then, I spent more than two years in Japan teaching Basic and Business English to young and adult learners. I also conducted franchise school classes as a special event of the said schools at least every other month. Moreover, I checked writing output, practiced speaking of students who were reviewing for English proficiency tests like TOEIC and IELTS and making lesson plans sometimes.
I met my very young students once a week. They were nursery students. I handled four classes of 0-1 year old (10 minutes), 2 years old (15 minutes), 3-4 years old (15 minutes) and 5-6 years old (20 minutes). Since they were toddlers, I only taught them super basic English lessons like colors, numbers, food and English celebrations. We incorporated singing, dancing, playing and even acting in our lessons to make it fun for the kids.
Occasionally, I handled junior students as part of their special English lessons. It was the more creative and versatile English lessons as we used the English language to discuss about general subjects. Hence, our junior students could give their own opinion and elaborate more using English.
I spent 90 percent of my work week with my adult students. I taught from the most basic (starter) to the most advance learners. Since they were on different levels, I learned how to adjust my pace and degree of difficulty to every student. We also used different materials like Snapshots I-VIII for Basic English and Business Advantage I-VIII for Business English.
As an educator, we also have additional tasks like I hosted and became a resource speaker on some school-related events like graduation ceremonies, speech recital and Quiz Bee competitions. In addition, I became the adviser and consultant of “The Gateway”, the campus newspaper of Cavite State University-Bacoor Campus (2014-2015).
I may not be an education graduate but I’m dedicated and work hard for the benefit of my students. In addition, I’m optimistic, persistent, finish tasks on time and I’m willing to learn more about this field.
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