Why do you like teaching English?
When I teach I feel important and I want to share this emotion with my students, making them acknowledge how important we all are as people, as children.
Teaching has become an art; the more creative you are, the better you become as an artist. When I teach, I feel like I can express myself in ways I couldn’t if I weren’t a teacher. I like teaching English because it’s a way of living; you learn to teach others how to learn: ”It’s the best job in the world.”
What is the difference between a male coach and a female coach in your eyes?
I don’t think there’s a difference at all. I think there’s a reason for letting the common gender noun “teacher” wander around freely. The word “teacher” is universal, it’s a status that any woman or man can get a hold of if he/she is willing to embrace a pedagogical practice.
Why do you like teaching online?
Well, mostly because it’s a great chance to explore different cultures, to be able to almost feel your student right there next to you, even though he may be living thousands of miles away from you. To be able to make a difference in students’ lives all over the world, while at the same time improving one’s self in an increasing virtual environment, it’s something that every teacher should aspire to.
What’s a day like for you as a VivaLing coach?
Whenever I’m in the process of creating a new lesson there’s a laughter pre-session going on. I usually try to make my lessons funny while still keeping them up to that required methodological standard. A day as a VivaLing coach is always memorable because my students make it that way.
It’s a day of sharing, learning, laughing and working to maintain a level of prosperity and professionalism together with my fellow coaches.
What’s your childhood dream, and why do you choose to become a teacher?
When I was a child, I always dreamed of becoming a chef, and I was about to do it right after finishing high school, but then something just snapped, something inside of me began pushing me towards the English teaching end and I didn’t know why. There’s a saying that everything happens for a reason, and now I know why.
Could you name some of your hobbies?
I could say that I love driving, I enjoy reading, cooking and, recently, I’ve discovered a new passion of mine, that of farming.
If you are going to travel tomorrow, what is the next place you want to go?
I would definitely go to The Bahamas to enjoy a couple of peaceful, relaxing days of fishing.
If not a teacher, what will you do?
I’d try taking some cooking classes and give it a shot, or maybe build on agriculture for a change.
A day as a VivaLing coach is always memorable because my students make it that way
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