THERE’S an old adage that goes something like, “It doesn’t matter how many times you fall, what matters most is how many times you get up after each fall.”
A registered nurse and now a certified International English Language Testing System (Ielts) instructor who now manages her own language institute along Quirino Street, Davao City, Resand Ezer Gaid, had been through a lot of business and career challenges before she was able to find stability in her chosen path. Rez Language Institute is currently located at Centron Building, Quirino St. corner Gen. Luna St.
Res, a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Ateneo de Davao University, already had a fixed mindset of graduating from her course and taking the international and national licensure exams. Everything was on schedule as she graduated on time and even passed all the licensure exams that she took after graduation. She was also even a National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) passer, an exam for licensing nurses to United States and Canada.
“That time, nursing was really in-demand. Everyone was looking at the United States. It was the goal. Just in time after I passed the NCLEX, US decided for a recession of nurses. So I got depressed. Then, there was also an open application for Canada, but I was denied because my exam results lacked two points only. That depressed me also. There was also an opening for Australia after a few years but then I got hospitalized that’s why I didn’t make it. I was really down that time,” said Res.
After all the challenges she went through regarding her career, Res decided to work in a Korean school for a year which she learned to love but later on decided she wanted her fellow Filipinos to benefit her acquired skills since given that she was here in the Philippines anyway.
In 2014, she first ventured into a language institute business which initially didn’t go well. However, it didn’t stop Res in pursuing what she learned to love and what she saw as her purpose already.
“It started with helping my friends until words of mouth spread about center. And my students were able to pass the licensure exams, so it’s a very good thing for me. That’s when I learned to love the trade. For me, it’s not only about the English exam. If you look at it, other takers can’t even pass at 2nd or 3rd take. If they pass, how joyful they become because it will really open doors for them. That’s where I got my inspiration that if I help this person to pass the exam, it will totally change their life because it will help their family. That’s the reason why I keep on doing it,” said Res.
She sees all the challenges and failures that she went through as blessings in disguise leading her towards her ultimate purpose of helping her fellow nursing graduates pass their licensure exams. Although most of her students are nurses, she said she also caters for everyone who would need help with their English review for Ielts.
After fully dedicating herself to her English review center, she underwent certificate course of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages to be fully equipped of the proper and systematic way of teaching in her field.
She shared that with this new passion for teaching that she is pursuing, she was given the opportunity to also insert another passion she used to love even before, which is life coaching and motivational speaking.
Rez Language Institute has available review packages at 1-month at P3,800, 3-month package at P5,750, and 1-year package at only P6,950.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on April 21, 2017.
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