Teacher Lacey

 

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Teaching is one of the noblest and rewarding professions in the world. To be a teacher is one of my lofty dreams in life and I experienced it about four years ago as a practice teacher. After graduation, I took a different path and almost forgot everything that I learned about teaching. But even during that time, I still kept my heart’s desire to teach. Like the traffic in the Philippines, aging is inevitable. Wines get better with age, and so do I. After working in different fields, I decided to become a dreamer again. I have no other weapons in applying except my self-confidence and life experiences. With the help of the people who became God’s instrument to grant my aspiration, I am now one of the office-based ESL instructors of JP English.

 

Getting my first teaching job was a nerve-wracking experience. I wasn’t totally prepared yet when I started working a day after I passed the interview. Temptations provoked me to quit, but thanks for the help of the different teams and my friendly co-teachers, I was able to resist that enticement of giving up.

 

Dealing with different levels of Japanese students is one of the greatest experiences that I’ve had in my life. This job doesn’t just give me a chance to help students in learning the English language but also to broaden up their horizons in life which is very fulfilling for me. In addition, I’ve been continuously learning from them and that’s the best thing that I love about this job.

 

As perks, I have the privilege to avail of the free accommodation which is relatively convenient for me. Instead of feeling irritated in wasting too much time because of being stuck in long traffic congestion, I can productively use my precious time by having additional teaching slots. I was also given a good starting rate for my Japanese language skills and the chance to make my own schedule. However, this job really needs patience, not just toward students, since most of the students are very kind and considerate, but patience towards your income as well which is very essential. Every day is not Christmas. There could have times that you will encounter crisis for having lesser booked classes. This situation is expected to happen in your first three months. Changes are inevitable but you can control how you respond to it. It gave me time to study about many things, especially the Japanese language, which resulted in a good grade during the last JLPT examination I took. I should say that it is a good chance for new graduates to be part of the online teaching industry as their stepping stone for achieving their goals.

 

I am proud to become a part of a company that offers such tremendous growth opportunities for its employees. JP English gave me one of the most meaningful experiences that I have ever had both personally and professionally. They provided me with a more in-depth perspective not only in teaching but also in being a better version of myself. It also provided me with a wonderful community of people whom I wouldn’t hesitate to contact in the future.

 

Apply now and enjoy the perks that Teacher Lacey is experiencing. Send your CV via email to hrd@jp-network-e.com. 

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MS. BIANCA

Ms. Bianca

I am a trainee at J-P English Corporation. I am in the Recruitment Department.

Pros

The admins are very friendly, understanding, accommodating and helpful. They do their very best to attend your needs as a trainee. They are willing to teach you everything you needed to learn. They will always give you ideas and strategies on how you can finish your tasks faster. I met new friends from accommodating staffs. The company also offers a free accommodation so it’s really hassle-free. And as per my observation from the monitoring staffs, they attend to the teacher’s questions and concerns immediately. They always remind teachers for their schedule even if it’s the teacher’s responsibility to check if he or she has a booking for the day. And for my observation from the online teachers, their teaching schedule depends on their preference, which is great. Having a home-based vacancy is really great because our teachers can spend time with their family while working, and they avoid hassle traffics.

Cons

No complaint at all. There is nothing to complain about this company. Everything is good!

Advice to Management

No negative thoughts for the management. It’s inspiring to know that the management is always willing to listen to all the employees’ and teachers’ concerns and suggestions. They always think of what’s best for their employees and they are generous enough in giving the needs of their employees to stay motivated and goal-oriented. Also, continue hiring accommodating staffs in your company and continue giving incentives to your teachers so they will stay motivated in teaching our Japanese clients.

 

TEACHER HESTIA

Pros

The company is very considerate to their employees, I have been working with the company for less than a year and I never had trouble with the processes and the administrators are very kind. The company gives us sufficient training online whenever necessary.

 

Cons

I do not have complaints or any bad experiences so far. I know that all administrators are easy to approach and the teachers won’t have a hard time dealing with difficult situations.

 

Advice to management

Please continue offering small incentives based on performances to motivate the teachers and the workers. Skills assessment from time to time to make sure that the teachers are engaged in every class.

TEACHER RILEY

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Pros:

The staff is friendly and helpful. They attend to the teacher’s questions and concerns immediately. The monitoring staff will always remind you of your schedule but of course, it’s the teacher’s responsibility to check if he/she has a new booking for the day. You can also choose your own class schedule. You can freely close a slot as long as you tell the staff ahead of time and no student has booked it yet. There are also lots of schools in this company so there are more chances of getting bookings. The staff is also accommodating when it comes to instructing the teachers on how to use the materials assigned for certain schools.

Cons:

It’s hard to get bookings at the start. On the other hand, the staff will help by giving you substitute classes in your open schedule. Making lesson memos after each class is another con since it can consume a lot of time because it has to be detailed.

Teacher Agatha

Teaching runs in our family from my grandmother down to her children, especially my mother. Granny was their first teacher who taught them to love learning and sharing. They have always liked to teach. When my mother was young, she carried a chalkboard to their front yard to play school with her siblings. Hence, it was not peculiar for me to grow up with my four aunties, together with my mother, who were all elementary teachers in our province. Though my mother did not persuade me to become a school teacher myself, it was innate to me to have passion in teaching.

I purposely applied in J-P English as an online teacher and I have not regretted it for the past three years. Teaching in the company has been a wonderful experience for me and I have been lucky enough to be part of an organization that shares the same vision with me – education, I believe is the most important thing one can contribute to the world.

Elders often say that education is one thing no one can take away from us and that it is a continuous process. J-P English Corp. caters both young and adult online learners. These students are all busy in their personal and career endeavors but they still make time to go in front of their computers or laptops and take English conversation lessons from Japan. They are devoted to learn the language that is also why the company puts them first. The company and I have joined forces to help the students become even better.

Teacher Pamela

Two years ago I started teaching online in J-P English Corp. An incredible world of teaching has opened up to me.

When a door closes, a window opens as the saying goes. I was worried when I graduated from the university on how I would land a job if corporate companies will always look for experienced applicants. As I heard from a fellow job seeker before, ‘How would I have an experience if I am always denied because I am a newly graduate?’ I smiled on the thought that he has a point. However, the experiences of job hunting and failing stimulated me more to find a job and be hired. That’s when I saw the job advertisement of J-P English on the Internet. Technically, I did not take up a teaching course in college; hence, I do not have teaching experience. Fortunately, the company entertains hopefuls from all career fields, with or without teaching experience, and what’s the best requirement? Fresh graduates are encouraged to apply.

I have been in the industry for two years now but it is still fresh in my mind when I was interviewed about having the skills is vital but to possess the right attitude is absolutely necessary. In  J-P English, I have worked within a team of people. We always, if not, often talk regarding work. No matter how bad it gets, there is someone somewhere that would do anything for the job. Therefore, we always humbly express our gratitude towards one another at work.

“Don’t work harder than your competition, be your own competition”, says Behdad Sami, an Iranian American professional basketball player. I, together with other online teachers in J-P, am conscious about the quality of our service. We have improved ourselves to work with one another to provide satisfactory lessons for our students and to contribute to the world through English education.

Teacher Kathy

As an online teacher who has been teaching for quite some time, I can say J-P English is a great company to work for. I first found out about this company through Facebook, back in early 2015. The name was quite new to me, so I was naturally curious. I saw some pretty fun pictures (from one of their parties, I believe) and posters from their page and I was encouraged to inquire about their openings.

After sending a message, I got a response right away and I was informed that they hire both home-based and office-based tutors as well as given all the needed information about the recruitment process when I asked. I went ahead with my application and once I was accepted and began working for them, I learned how nice and fun it was to work with their young and friendly staff. Aside from the staff, I also loved teaching the students, since most Japanese are by nature polite, friendly and kind. The company also offers different types of lessons due to their multiple accounts, so boredom is never an issue.

Lately, they’ve also begun giving performance-based rewards every month. This month I’m aiming to get one of the rewards, so I’m working extra hard. From what I can observe, the company is continually making efforts to improve their services and I hope to continue to be part of it for a long time.

Teacher Carmela

I have had a wonderful online teaching experience since I started working at J-P English Corp. The company has given me admirable opportunities to earn a full income for my family as an office-based online ESL teacher.

I have enjoyed flexible working schedule because I work in the morning from 04:00 to 7:00 AM, engage in other activities during the day, and then go back to the office at 06:00 to 11:00 PM again. I conduct lessons during the peak hours and get paid for unbooked slots. It has made my work-life balance better since I can prepare food for my family, send my kids to school in the morning and help them with their homework in the afternoon. Also, I can visit my parents, in-laws, and friends on my chosen days off. I have been productive for teaching respectful and professional Japanese students and live a life outside work at the same time. J-P English Corp. has been good to me in enhancing my skills in language. They also provide Nihongo classes during teachers’ free time. This helps me overcome idle time and know basic Japanese words that I use when I take lessons especially with kids. It boosts my confidence to deliver effective learning experience. The company appreciates its employees’ hard work by giving incentives and awards. I have had rate increase after three months of employment only. The management has gifted me a memorabilia for my first anniversary and by the end of last year, I was recognized as the best teacher with highest number of booked and attended classes. To top it all, I have gotten a chance to meet my student offline when she visited the Philippines for a Christmas vacation. The value of my worth that J-P English Corp has made me feel is fulfilling. It drives me to be better in both personal and career aspect of my life.

My supervisors and co-workers in J-P English Corp. have always reminded me that learning is an endless process for both a teacher and a student. It progresses over time. Hence, I have reinforced new teaching strategies from my team leader during coaching to improve my teaching caliber.

It may be a cliché but patience is still a virtue. It is one of the important qualities a teacher must possess. This is something that I have acquired in working at J-P English Corp. for the past two years. I have dealt with various students over and over again. I have never given up on helping them succeed in studying.

Teacher Jessica

I’ve been working full-time in J-P English Corp. for about 2 years now. Before this, I didn’t really have any prior training in teaching. I used to work as a Customer Service Representative for a Japanese account and at the time the closest teaching related activity I have ever done was to help my younger cousins with their homework.

However, like most Filipinos who work in the city, I was sick and tired of the toxic traffic I encountered every day. I felt so exhausted day after day that I finally decided to quit my job and find work that I can do from home. I tried a lot of things like being an online encoder and assistant, but I got tired of the tasks pretty quickly. Then I saw some ads about teaching for Japanese students. I was interested since they were also looking for Japanese speakers. I made some inquiries and found that they paid Japanese speakers more than the usual as well as gave incentives and increases based on performance. Because I had a good internet connection anyway, I went ahead and applied for the job.

Applying here was definitely one of the greatest decisions I’ve made. I received training, met new people, earned a living and learned to enjoy teaching and interacting with the students and staff. Working for J-P English Corp. has helped in many different ways and I hope that the company continues to grow and hire people like me who are looking for other opportunities aside from office work.

Teacher Mariko

Hey everyone! I’m teacher Mariko, a part-time online tutor and full-time mom to an adorable baby girl. I’ve been working here in J-P English Corp. since August of 2016.  Before working here, I used to be employed as a school teacher for elementary students. I’ve always had my heart set on teaching so despite the stress of commuting every day and the heavy workload that came with the job, I was able to love and enjoy my profession. However, after giving birth to my baby, I found it difficult to go back to work. Since my husband also has a full-time job, I didn’t want to leave my baby to be taken care of by a nanny or my mother-in-law all the time. As a first-time mom, this was really distressing for me. One day, I heard from one of our neighbors that online tutorials have become pretty popular lately and she encouraged me to give it a try. I did and I was thankfully accepted for the position.

Being able to continue teaching on my own time and be a hands-on mother to my kid at the same time has been a great blessing to me. Through this job, I was also able to meet a lot of new people. Not just the students, but the staff as well. They’ve all been very kind and accommodating to me. The company itself, like the others, has its own rules and regulations, but since I’ve been doing my best to follow them, I thankfully haven’t had any trouble on that front.

My overall experience in this company has been great so far and I hope to keep my post even if I go back to having a full-time job.