Behind the smile and learning process of students is a teacher. We are so proud to feature one of our top-liners as she can handle both online and offline teaching. Meet our English Expert, Teacher Ella.
Hi Teacher Ella ~ Please tell us something about yourself
T. Ella: I am a passionate person. I do my best in every thing that I do. I love teaching and I have been working in Pines for 4 years. I started teaching in 2013.
What kind of teacher are you?
I am a flexible teacher and my teaching method is based on my student’s learning attitude. I always make sure my student gets my suggestion at the end of the lesson. There are times when you need to be serious and firm, and there’s time for fun as well.
You’ve been a teacher both in online and offline ; what’s the difference?
There’s beauty and challenge in teaching both programs.
For offline , it is easier to foster interaction. I can read my student’s reaction. I use visual aids and whiteboard to explain important lesson details.
Teaching online is very challenging and fun. I use online tools to enhance my class. The substitute for the whiteboard is the chat box. We leave suggestions and review points there. I teach speaking classes that entail students to express themselves. I let the students talk most of the time and monitor their pacing.
The most memorable moment is meeting my online student face to face. I met few of my online students when they came to the Philippines for the English Winter Camp.
What’s your favorite class ?
Pronunciation Class is my favorite. Students have the difficulty to pronounce a particular word. What I do is conduct pronunciation drills and ask them to mimic me. It works all the time. I’m an expert.
English Tip for everyone ?
I always tell my students to review and have more drills. For beginners, they need to focus on expressing themselves because as teachers we are tasked to monitor their speaking pace. Be patient . Patience will deliver improvement in speaking skill. Once you stop and give up,you will be back to page one. For now, practice and have fun with friends.
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—Rona Dale Ortiz