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How I started my teaching career

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how i started my career as an english teacher


Hi there!

I've just realised that I actually own this blog! Life's been busy lately! Most of the time, I focus on my beauty and lifestyle blog www.talkativetya.com and my family and parenting blog www.keluargaaditya.com.

So I guess I need to spare some time to update this blog. Hehehe.

I remember I created this blog because I wanted to share about my teaching journey. I first started my teaching career back then in 2009 when I was still at uni.

It all started when I bumped into my English course teacher, Ms. Ika. We were pretty close, and I could say that she's my role model (until now!). When I stopped taking the course (because the course's schedule didn't fit with my college's schedule), we lost contact. FYI, this happened in 2003.

In 2009, Facebook connected us. We had a chat and caught up with what had been happening in our lives. At that time, I was in my last year of college and was teaching Biology for IGCSE and A/AS Level in SMAN 21 Jakarta. She was surprised! She said, "I don't believe that we are actually working close by!' Apparently, she was an ILP Rawamangun principal, and our schools were very close.

After long chats, out of the blue, she offered me a job as a part-time teacher in her school. I was stupefied. I didn't think I had the skills or knowledge to be a teacher. I was already a teacher, but I taught Biology, which was my major at uni. Teaching English? I was not sure I could do that.

She basically cajoled me into taking her offer. She said that she knew I was capable. After discussing this with my parents, I decided to accept her offer.

It had never crossed my mind that being an English teacher would be my career. But here I am, in 2021, still teaching English and enjoying every single minute of it.

how I started my career as an ESL teacher
Clockwise: Speaker for IELTS webinar, I and my students in Children class and Corporate class, I conducted teacher's workshop.   


So I guess I have to thank my beloved Ms. Ika for having faith in me.

How about you folks? How did you start your career? Share your story in the comment!

Until I see you in my next post!

Cheers,

Tya