MVT Spotlight: Lyanne Bernaldez

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Lyanne is Envizion’s Most Valuable Tutor for the month of June. Her secret? Saying no to stress. Whether it’s her students, co-workers, or herself, she wants everyone to feel comfortable and to see mistakes as learning points. That and a good movie or documentary. She shares more tips and tricks as we sit down with her this month:

Lyanne on being a CBT

Q: How did you find out about Envizion?

I actually learned about Envizion from a friend who tried applying and was not able to pass the application process.

Q: What do you enjoy most about working at Envizion?

I like that almost all of the people in Envizion has a very positive vibe and that the company really knows how to spoil their employees.

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about your job; what makes it all worthwhile?

Knowing that my students are improving and when they tell you that you are their favorite tutor makes everything worthwhile.

Q: How do you provide More Than Tsada lessons to your students?

“Chikka is key”. I’ve been working for this company for a year now, but I noticed that Japanese students don’t like it when the lesson is too serious. Students like to learn but they also want to have fun while learning. So for me, it is very important for your student to feel very comfortable during the lesson.

I hate it when the students feel like they’re not good enough. I let them know that making mistakes is normal and that it’s part of learning.

Students like to learn but they also want to have fun while learning. So for me, it is very important for your student to feel very comfortable during the lesson.

Q: What do you focus on the most during your lessons?

I focus on how I could make my students understand the lesson without stressing him/her out. I try to make the lesson as simple as possible so that the student won’t keep saying “I’m sorry” during the lesson. I hate it when the students feel like they’re not good enough. I let them know that making mistakes is normal and that it’s part of learning.

Q: What’s one big difference you noticed about your teaching style while growing as a CBT?

I am more relaxed now. In my early days here in Envizion, I was always so nervous before every class because I wanted my students to remember me and I wanted them to take my class again. Then I realized that the more I was nervous, the more it was affecting the quality of my teaching. So I just started to relax and study the lessons in advance.

Q: What advice do you have for someone who is just starting out in the company?

Don’t stress yourself out. Everything will be alright. Don’t think that you are a loser. Everyone in this company has gone through that situation as well. Just don’t give up on yourself.

Lyanne on life

Q: If you weren’t a CBT, what job would you have now?

Jobless. Haha! I haven’t really thought about that but I think I’ll be at a cafe or at a restaurant serving people.

Q: How do you keep a healthy work/life balance?

I always make sure to hang out with some of my old friends or some of my co-workers just to let off some steam. If time and money permit, I also travel.

Q: Any hidden talents?

I can sing but I don’t think that’s a hidden talent. Haha!

Q: Who/what are your inspirations?

My mom. I aspire to be like her: strong, independent, and a very good provider.

Q: Do you have any irrational fears?

Holes! I think I have trypophobia. Also,  I hate being separated from someone.

Q: Describe your ideal person.

I like a person who can ride my vibe, is as clingy as I am and is very kind.

Q: First thing you do when you wake up?

On a work day I normally check my phone for any important messages and then I go and get ready for work.

Q: If you had one superpower, what would it be?

I am torn between being able to teleport or have telepathic powers. I like to travel a lot so being able to teleport would be very convenient but at the same time I want to be able to read other people’s minds and be able to control them. I would definitely use telepathy to maybe change world leaders minds. If that makes any sense.

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