My Personal Profile
My teaching interests have been fostered by several years’ worth 4 years of undergraduate teaching and mentoring at Mindanao State University- Iligan Institute of Technology, one of the top Universities in the Philippines. In IIT, I was chosen as one of the mentors in the prestigious Integrated Development School, a High School affiliated with the University. I taught Algebra and Geometry and underwent intensive teacher training for a year. I also took IGCSE Higher Maths and IGCSE English Anthology in which I got A* and B respectively.
After graduation, I briefly worked at National Statistics Office as an enumerator and team leader in our small town Poblacion Polomolok, National Statistics Office. In mid-August 2002, I passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers given by the Professional Regulation Commission of the Philippines. A few months later, I began teaching in Notre Dame Siena College of Polomolok. I taught Math (Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry) to high school students. I also coached top students to join the Inter School Math Olympiad, (top students from different regions ( 1-12) of the country compete), in which 4 of my students earned top prizes.
In my two years of teaching at Notre Dame, I was a classroom adviser for each year. As a classroom adviser, I conducted Values Education lessons such as personality and character development. The opportunity of becoming the second parent to students was one of the MOST DIFFICULT yet fulfilling experiences in my life as a teacher.
At school, I was also active in extra curricular activities. I was frequently chosen as the psalmist in Our Holy Eucharist Masses and as the master of ceremony on several occasions, such as the Schools’ pageant and graduation. I was also the Auditor of our School Alumni Association.
In July 2005, inspired by an ex co worker, I decided to leave Notre Dame and went to Lanzhou, China for another teaching job. In Lanzhou, I taught ESL for all levels and trained Chinese students who participated in the Nationwide China Youth English Contest broadcasted live on CCTV 9. Two of my students earned the first and third prizes. I taught them General Science and Math, History and ESL.
I stayed in Lanzhou for 2 years before working in my present school, Boren Sino-Canadian School. Since February 2008, I have taught Math (Algebra, Geometry , Trigonometry, Pre Calculus) and ESL to Primary, Junior and Senior High School students under Canadian, Hongkong and Chinese Curriculum. I have had an excellent opportunity to teach a variety of courses to students of many different nationalities ( Chinese, Europeans, Americans, Koreans, Vietnamese, Thais, Indonesians, Venezuelans, Brazilians, Ghanaians etc. ). With more than a decade of experience of teaching ESL and Math, I observed that a lot of students find these subjects difficult. I have tried several teaching methods to make Maths and ESL enjoyable subjects.
I encourage classroom discussion and reinforce technical skills to apply mathematics to real life situation. I also make a variety of math game presentations inspired by popular TV game shows, such as Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Hollywood Squares, Jeopardy etc… The students really enjoy these. I also assign math projects where students make MANGA type math stories, math posters, poems and songs as well as a few investigative projects.
My interest in the usage of computers in the classroom has also grown out of recent experience teaching graphing ( fathom, winplot ) Excel and Power Point presentations. This term, I am currently teaching a class with students who have the highest level of Mathematics in Grade 10 and the international class of Grade 8. In my few years of stay in China, I have also learned conversational Mandarin Chinese.
I sincerely look forward to a fulfilling career in teaching mathematics and I am confident my chosen establishments aptly match my capabilities as well as my strong aspirations towards a successful career as a teacher.
Refer to my CV please.