This is my tenth year of teaching in college. I started teaching in PUP in 1998 where my students was just a two years younger than me. I teach computer engineering subjects then. I was invited by my former department head Engr. Rafael Oquindo to teach in my alma mater PUP. I was a computer programmer/developer before I started teaching in PUP but as part of my work I also train newly hired programmer trainees in our company and had been a resource person on Information Technology on several seminars before teaching in PUP.
I guess I have the calling/passion for teaching. I love teaching, when I teach I forget everything, my problems, my worries and everything else in between. What matters are the lessons I would like my students to learn. What I would like to achieve now in teaching is to teach senior citizens, or adults who don’t believe that they can still learn to operate computers and I would like them to enjoy the benefits of the Internet. Maybe even teaching kids about computers would be fun.
As I celebrate my tenth year of teaching, I would have liked to teach on where it all started even for just once a week, but some circumstances did not allow me to teach there this semester. I have taken a leave of absence in PUP last semester to pursue my business and I have no regrets. I also started to teach in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina(PLMAR) last year and I teach there this semester for a few hours everyday and the rest of my time is devoted to my family and my online business.
As I look back these past ten years, I cherish the memories I have of PUP, my students who are also my friends that until now I have in contact with and my colleagues. I am what I am today because of the trainings I gained from teaching. I did not just teach, I also learned. I was taught about leadership and resourcefulness.
I would like to thank my mentor, Engr. Rafael Oquindo, who trained me to be proactive, independent, shared the joys of researching and believe that I can do things once I set my mind into it.
At present my priority is my family and my business. I do not know if I will go back to teaching full time but I am not closing my doors to any opportunities coming my way. There are several schools offering me teaching posts but as of now I would concentrate on my redesigning mylittlebaker(way overdue!) and my Christmas Product line.
PLMAR have become my new academic family, I love the camaraderie and the joys of teaching the school is giving me. I hope to share and contribute the skills I have to PLMAR.
For the past ten years I have devoted myself to teaching and loved every minute of it. Now I would like to give the same devotion to my business, I feel the time is right. I have to do this and when I give it my all I know I will succeed!
This is the inspirational quote I always keep in mind these days.
“ I deserve the best and the best is yet to come.”