JROOZ IELTS TRAINER’S PROFILE

JROOZ has a strong team of instructors, all of whom were trained according to the objectives of the English Department. The instructors consist of professionals such as nurses and teachers, who have gained an overall score in the IELTS of 7.0 and above. To standardize teaching methodology and approach in all of JROOZ branches, all teachers undergo a Teacher Training Program where they learn how to teach IELTS to students of diverse backgrounds. More importantly, they learn how to accurately diagnose the student’s English proficiency, and assess their Writing and Speaking accurately. Through this program, JROOZ is able to maintain quality teaching inside its classrooms, while continuing to improve its programs.

The English Department is headed by its Director, Ms. Ria Sindayen-Hilis, English language educator with extensive experience teaching Filipino professionals. Each JROOZ branch is also led by a Coordinator who has aced the IELTS himself or herself, and has excellent track record in terms of instruction and pass rates.


RIA S. HILIS
Director, English Department

ria

  • Masters in Teaching of the English Language at the De La Salle University, Taft, Manila
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in English at
    the University of the Philippines, Diliman
  • Also attained Bachelor of Science in Economics at the UP Diliman
  • Previous Manager of the People and Culture Group, Punongbayan & Araullo, handling Employee Relations, Internal Communications, and Academe and Alumni relations
  • Experienced Communications Training Specialist & Resource Speaker
  • Program Developer and Reviewer for Licensure Exam for Teachers and Civil Service Examination, and other reviews
  • Also handled Faculty Development Programs specializing in Art of Questioning and Lesson Planning
  • Member, Toastmasters Tambuli Club
  • 9 years in the IELTS and TOEFL Review Industry; 13 years teaching experience
  • IELTS Scores: L 8.5, R 9.0, W 9.0, S 8.5, OBS, 9.0
  • TOEFL-iBT Scores: Reading: 30, Listening: 28, Writing: 30, Speaking: 29

 

MAKATI

KARLA MILA S. FLORES
Program Manager, IELTS

Janina

  • IELTS Lecturer and Coach
  • Master of Arts in Nursing Major in Clinical Nursing – Trinity University of Asia
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Dean’s List (GWA: 1.82, on partial scholarship) – Trinity University of Asia
  • Worked as Academic Coordinator at the St. Augustine School of Nursing
  • Was a clinical instructor and lecturer at the Far Eastern University and Trinity University of Asia
  • Also worked as a Technical Support Representative at Convergys
  • Trained students under the Finishing Course for Call Center Agents program
  • IELTS Scores: Listening: 8.5, Reading: 8.0, Writing: 7.5, Speaking: 7.0; OBS=8.0

GRACE R. BUBAN, RN, USRN
bubanInstructor 3

  • IELTS Instructor for 3 years
  • Specializes in teaching IELTS Listening
  • Specializes in program and module development for IELTS
  • Experienced ESL Teacher for 2 years
  • Licensed Nurse in the Philippines and the United States of America
  • IELTS OBS: 8.0; Listening: 9, Reading: 7, Writing: 7.5, Speaking: 7.5

KARL  EMPESTAN, RN
Instructor 3

buban

  • BS Psychology Graduate, University of Santo Tomas
  • BS Nursing Graduate, Our Lady of Fatima University
  • Postgraduate Education in Pulmonary Care, Lung Center of the Philippines
  • National TVET Trainer, for TESDA
  • Academic and Clinical Coordinator
  • Clinical and Classroom Instructor
  • National Assessor and Trainer, TESDA
  • Registered Nurse, Republic of the Philippines and the United States of America
  • A1 Level of Proficiency for the Italian Language, PLIDA Certified- Under La Sapienza Universita di Roma.
  • National Certification Level II Holder for Healthcare Services and Caregiving
  • NCLEX-RN Passer
  • IELTS Bandscore of 8.0

MARK ANTHONY DEL CALMA
Instructor 1

buban

  • Masters of Arts in Education, Major in English, The National Teachers College, 2010-2014
  • Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Secondary Education, Major in English, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Valenzuela, June 2005 – April 2009
  • College Instructor, Department of English and Foreign Languages, College of Liberal Arts, Adamson University, Manila, June 2013 – March 2014
  • College Instructor, Department of International Languages School of Education, Liberal Arts, Music, and Social Works, Centro Escolar University, Makati, June, 2012 – October, 2012
  • Data Collections/Categorization Representative, Convergys Services Philippines Corp., 2007 – PRESENT
  • IELTS OBS 8.0; Listening 8.0 Reading 8.0 Writing 7.5, Speaking 8.0

ARIEM CINCO
Instructor 1

buban

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education, with a specialization in Biology and Mathematics
  • Has approximately more than 6 years of extensive experience in English Language Teaching, Professional and Personality Development Coaching, and Communications Training to multi-level and multi-lingual paraprofessionals and professionals from different European and Asian countries
  • BPO Communication and Culture Specialist/ Quality at Tata Consultancy Services (Philippines)
  • ELTS OBS=8.0

MARGA SANTOS
Instructor 1

buban

  • IELTS Lecturer/Coach
  • Specializes in teaching IELTS – Speaking
  • Studied A.B International Studies at Far Eastern University
  • Experienced ESL Trainer
  • Experienced English Tutor for Japanese since 2011
  • IELTS OBS 8.0; Listening 8.0 Reading 8.0 Writing 7.5, Speaking 8.0

VIRNA DELOS SANTOS
Instructor 1

buban

  • Certified English teacher ( LET passer, August 2007)
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Taker
  • English Lecturer
  • Language teacher and consistent homeroom adviser
  • Undergraduate Reading Specialist
  • Has 8 years of extensive experience in Language Teaching
  • Possesses proficiency in oral and written form in Filipino and English
  • Provides strong interpersonal and adapts quickly to a new environment
  • Performs multiple tasks and deal with complex situations efficiently
  • Manipulates Microsoft Office programs and other related programs effectively
  • IELTS OBS 8.0; Listening 8.0 Reading 8.0 Writing 7.5, Speaking 8.0

 

MANILA
MA. LUISA FRANCESCA T. PAREDES 
English Coordinator, IELTS , TOEFL

luisa

  • IELTS Lecturer and Coach
  • Graduated from Trinity University of Asia – St. Luke’s College of Nursing (2010)
  • Registered Nurse (July 2010)
  • Basic Life Support Provider
  • Communications Enhancement Trainer
  • Berlitz Test Coach
  • Part Time PNLE Reviewer (Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Nursing)Personality Development Researcher and Coach with primary focus on public   speaking skills
  • IELTS OBS: 7.5; IELTS Scores: Listening: 8.0, Reading: 7.5, Writing: 7.0, Speaking: 7.0

LARIZA FRANCIA
Instructor 3

luisa

  • Asst. Professor, University of the Philippines Manila
  • English Instructor, Ahead Tutorial and Review Center
  • TOEFL Instructor, RareJob Philippines
  • Master of Hospital Administration, University of the Philippines Manila
  • B.S. Nursing, University of the Philippines Manila
  • IELTS Scores=Listening: 8.5; Reading: 8.5; Writing: 7.5; Speaking: 8); OBS=8.0

RYAN NOJADERA
Instructor 3

luisa

  • Communications Training and Personality Development Coach since 2009;
  • Resource Speaker for Communication Skills Enhancement Seminars and Workshops;
  • British Council and IDP Australia-trained English Instructor (IELTS Lecturer / Coach);
  • Writer, Editor, and Layout Artist for different publishing companies;
  • Studied Professional Education at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM);
  • Licensed Secondary Teacher (LET Passer: 2012);
  • Registered Nurse (NLE Passer: 2009)
  • IELTS Scores=Listening: 8.5; Reading: 8.5; Writing: 7.5; Speaking: 8); OBS=8.0

 

BAGUIO 

ARNOLD D. BALABA
English Coordinator, IELTS, TOEFL

Sir Arnold

  • Lecturer and Coach, IELTS
  • Bachelor of Arts Major in English
  • IELTS instructor since 2006
  •  IELTS Overall Band Score of 8.0
  • Specializes in Training and Development for English programs
  • TESOL Certified
  • ESL Trainer since 2010
  • Experienced English proficiency trainer since 2006
  •  Experienced trainer for an Oil & Gas company in Saudi Arabia (Gulf Consolidated     Contractors Co.)
  • IELTS Scores: L 8.0, R 8.0, W 8.0, S 8.5. OBS=8.0

ARISTOTLE BAUTISTA
Instructor 3

ruth

  • IELTS Lecturer and Coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science –
    Philippine Women’s University, Taft Avenue, Manila
  • Private English tutor in South Korea from 2004-2006
  • Managing Partner / English Educator for Let’s
    Go Philippines from 2006-2008
  • Worked for the BPO Industry from 2009-2011
  •  Entertainment and Events Consultant for
    Il Pirata Ristorante and Cafe Puccini from 2010-2011
  •  Online Home-Based English Teacher since 2011
  •  IELTS Scores: L 9.0, R 9.0, W 8.5, S 8.5; OBS=9.0

MARIANNE KRYSSELLE BANNAWE
Instructor 1

  • IELTS Lecturer and Coach
  • ruth Masters of Biological Sciences, Major in Physiology at
    Benguet State University
  • Passed the Licensure Examination for Teachers, 2013
  • Passed the Nursing Board Examination
  • Worked as a Private Duty Nurse In Baguio City
  •  Was ESL and TOEIC Teacher for three years
  •  Possess excellent communication both oral and
    written and interaction skills. Finished all required trainings to be an ESL teacher.
    (Pronunciation, Speaking, Writing, Grammar, Listening, and IELTS Training).
  • IELTS OBS=7.5

OSCAR TORRE, JR.
Instructor 3

ruth

  • Graduate of Communication Arts, De La Salle University, 1994
  • French Language Studies: Completed Intermediate Level 2, June 2003
  • Anticipating M.A. in Teaching of English Degree, University of the Cordilleras, March 2015
  • Publications Committee Head of the Student Council, SY 90-91.
  • Former French Language Instructor, OB Montessori Greenhills, Saint Louis University Baguio, University of the Cordilleras Baguio
  • IELTS Program Developer, 2011-2012.
  •  Specializes in Writing
  •  Experienced 8-year IELTS instructor of various institutions.
  • IELTS OBS = 8.0

 

CEBU

JOVEN BARING 
English Coordinator, IELTS, TOEFLjov

  • Held Supervisory positions for over 3 years
  •  Has more than 10 years experience in the ESL
    (English as Second Language) industry as an English Instructor,
    Head Teacher and Teacher Trainer
  • TESOL (Teachers of English for Student of
    Other Languages) Certified
  • Specialized in creating teacher training curriculum with focus
    on English Grammar and Writing
  • Has proficient knowledge on Classroom Management and Student Handling
  •  Experienced in teaching IELTS and TOEFL
  • Graduated from the University of Southeastern Philippines, Davao City
  • DOST Scholarship Recipient
  • Freelance writer (blog articles, eBooks, etc.)
  • IELTS=8.0

ARCHIANE  MA  YZABEL J.  SILVA 
Instructor 3

Archiane

  • IELTS Lecturer and Coach
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cebu Doctors’ University
  • Registered Nurse
  • Unit Staff Nurse (2009-2010), Unit Assistant Charge Nurse, (2010-2011) and Unit Charge Nurse (2011-2012)
  • Medication Compounding Nurse, Code Nurse
  • Basic Life Support and First Aid certified
  • Booklovers Club and Drama Club Member
  • Spelling Bee Second Placer
  • IELTS Passer, OBS = 7.5

GAIRLIE C. OBLIGADO
Instructor 1

Ma'am Ria

  • IELTS Lecturer and Coach.
  • Graduate of BS Psychology from St. Theresa’s College Cebu (2004 – 2008)
  •  Psyclique Organization Vice-President (2007- 2008)
  •  Outstanding Psychology Graduate Best Thesis (A Case Study on the Self-Worth and Self-Perception on Femininity of Selected Breast Cancer Patients in Cebu City Who Underwent Mastectomy: A Proposed Counseling Program)
  •  ESL English Communications Specialist
  • Best Teacher (2011-2013) Awardee
  • Class Honor (2004)
  •  Best Orator and Best Declaimer (2004)

MARY CAROLINE C VELASQUEZ
Instructor 1

Ma'am Ria

  • IELTS Coach and Lecturer
  • Master of Arts in Nursing major in Clinical Supervision at University of San Carlos
  • Graduated Bachelor of Science in Nursing at University of San Carlos
  • Graduated Diploma in Professional Education at Cebu Technological University
  • Registered Nurse
  • Clinical Instructor at University of San Carlos from 2006-2013
  • Trainer, Community Participatory Action Research (CO-PAR)
  • ESL teacher, Plan Ceibal, British Council

 

DAVAO

MARIA MILAGROS TRAWON
Instructor 3Maria

  • IELTS Passer with Overall Band Score of 8.0.
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Nursing
  • Certified Nurse at Arkansas, United States (2010)
  • Global Communications Trainer at EPerformax Contact Centers
  • Researcher and Operations Officer at Petra Konsult & Associates, Inc.
  • Specializes in Training for Speaking
  • IELTS Scores: L 7.5, R 8.0, W 8.0, S 7.5

AILAH GRACE S. MACARULAY  
Instructor 3

Ailah

  • IELTS Passer with Overall Band Score of 7.5
  • IELTS and TOEFL instructor since 2010
  • TOEFL teacher trainer for Speaking and Writing
  • ESL instructor for Asians and Filipinos since 2009
  • Specializes on Grammar, diction, and comprehension training
  • Completing a program for Teacher’s Certificate for Non-Education Professionals
  • IELTS Scores: L 7.0, R 8.0, W 7.5, S  8.0

JOANNA CARLA PARASDAS
Instructor 1

Ailah

  • IELTS Passer with Overall Band Score of 7.5
  • Experienced English teacher of Korean and Japanese nationals
  • Professional SEO and Content Writer
  • Experienced Executive Virtual Assistant and SEO
  • Graduate of Bachelor in Elementary Education,
    Major in  Communication Arts and Reading at the
    University of Southern Philippines
  • Specializes in teaching the IELTS writing exam
  • IELTS Scores: L 7.5, R 7.0, W 7.5, S  7.0; OBS=7.5

MA. CRISTINA MORALES
Instructor 1

Ailah

 

  • IELTS Passer with Overall Band Score of 7.5
  • Experienced TOEFL teacher with specialization in Listening
  • IELTS instructor since 2012
  • Finished Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
    Ateneo de Davao University
  • Team Leader, Cyber City Teleservices
  • IELTS Scores: L 8.0, R 7.0, W 7.0, S  8.0; OBS=7.5

 

JANE MARFA
Instructor 1

Ailah

  • IELTS instructor since 2013
  • Experienced TOEFL teacher with specialization
    in Speaking and Writing
  • Finished Bachelor of Arts in English,
    University of Southeastern Philippines, 2011
  • Head Trainer, ESL, TOEIC, 2013-2014
  • Licensure Examination for Teachers (LET) passer 2013
  • IELTS Scores: L 7.5, R 7.0, W 7.0, S 8.0; OBS=7.5
  • TOEFL total=105