JROOZ TOEFL TRAINERS’ PROFILES

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 physical therapists and teachers, who have gained high scores in TOEFL with a score of 26 and higher in 
Speaking.To standardize teaching methodology and approach in all of JROOZ branches,all 
teachers undergo a Teacher Training Program where they learn how to teach TOEFL 
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 TOEFL 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

GINA CONSTANTINO
TOEFL Program Manager

Janina

  • Lecturer and Coach
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Arts Major in Economics at the Centro Escolar University
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Education at the University of Caloocan
  • Units in Master’s Degree in Distance Education; Curriculum and Instruction at the University of the Philippines
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Curriculum and Instructional materials developer for ESL Beginner to Business for 4 years
  • Former Human Resource and Training Department Manager in a Japanese ESL institution for four years
  • Experienced head writer and administrator of WordPress for ESL articles and activities
  • TOEFL : Reading 27, Listening 27, Speaking 28, Writing 28; Total=110

KRISTIN JOY BACTAD
Instructor 3
bubanInstructor 3

  • Lecturer and Coach
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Arts, University of Makati, 2007
  • Acquired 15 units in Professional Teaching at the Center of Arts, Sciences and Education at the University of Makati
  • Production Manager, Script Continuity, Production Designer for Music Videos, AVP’s, Short Films, 2010-2014
  • With 8 years of teaching experience in English Language
  • Also with 8 years (freelance academic instructor for primary and middle years program
  • Experienced teacher to Foreigners (Expats, Professionals) learning the Filipino language
  • Specializes in English and Filipino Language instructional materials development
  • TOEFL : Reading 26, Listening 24, Speaking 28, Writing 28; Total=106

DIANA MARIE REBANCOS, RN
Instructor 2

buban

  • Lecturer and Coach
  • Graduate of Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Universidad de Santa Isabel, Naga City
  • With 12 units in Professional Teaching at the University of the Philippines Open University
  • Also works as an ESL instructor to Korean nationals learning the English language
  • Worked as Clinical Instructor to Nursing students at Bicol University, Albay
  • Part time Clinical Instructor for Socio – Anthropology and Community Health Nursing
  • IELTS overall band score of 7.5: Listening 7.5, Reading 7.0, Writing 7.5, Speaking 7.0
  • TOEFL : Reading 26, Listening 24, Speaking 28, Writing 28; Total=106

KRISTEL B. LABAYANI
Instructor 1

buban

  • Lecturer and Coach
  • Graduate of Bachelor in Secondary Education, Major in English, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Dean’s Lister 2011-2012
  • Licensed teacher
  • Specializes in English instruction and materials development
  • With experience as a High School English teacher in a prestigious Montessori school in Metro Manila
  • Conducted seminar on public speaking (Persuasive Speech)
  • TOEFL : Reading 24, Listening 26, Speaking 28, Writing 26; Total=104

JHON ERIC D. PUNZALAN
Instructor 1

buban

  • Lecturer and Coach
  • Bachelor Of Science In Secondary Education Major In English, University of Perpetual Help, GMA, Cavite, 2012
  • Worked as Secondary Teacher, Literature and Grammar at Saint Francis Academy – La Salle Green Hills Supervised, Dasmariñas City, Cavite
  • Acted as adviser to the school’s Performing Arts Theater, official publication, and high school research paper
  • Has ESL teaching experience
  • Member, Philippine Association Of Campus Advisers
  • Acted as speaker in a Leadership Training Seminar for Campus Student Leaders and Youth Organization
  • TOEFL : Reading 26, Listening 24, Speaking 28, Writing 26; Total=104

 

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

GENE ROSE MACALINTAL
Instructor 3

luisa

  • Lecturer and Coach, TOEFL
  • Masters of Arts in English at the National Teachers College Quiapo, Manila
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English in 2008
  • Graduate of Hospitality Management at Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • Registered Professional Teacher (LET Passer)
  • National Certification Holder Level II in Housekeeping
  • Language Coach, Clearwater Education Center Florida, USA
  • Language Teacher, Bangkok Bilingual School Bangkok, Thailand
  • Worked as Foreign Language Instructor at Centro Escolar University
  • Worked as Training Supervisor at Smart Communications
  • English Teacher from 2008-2013 in various universities and private school
  • Specializes in Training and Language teaching
  • Extemporaneous Speech Champion
  • Best Thesis Awardee
  • Best Student Teacher Awardee
  • TOEFL : Reading 27, Listening 27, Speaking 29, Writing 29; Total=112

JAYVIE BACUD GACUTAN, RN
Instructor 2

luisa

  • Lecturer and Coach, TOEFL/IELTS
  • Instructor, St. Augustine School of Nursing
  • Freelance National Lecturer for Nursing Graduates
  • Trainer/Lecturer, Finishing Course for Call Center Agents and English courses
  • National Trainer and Assessor, TESDA
  • Worked as Nursing Instructor at Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines and University of Cagayan Valley
  • Registered Nurse (2011), July 2011 Nurse Licensure Examination National 10th Placer
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines
  • Cum Laude, Most Outstanding Graduate and Consistent Dean’s Lister
  • News Editor, The Quill (Campus Newspaper of Medical Colleges of Northern Philippines)
  • Regional Debater and Speaker (Parliamentary Debate)
  • 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

JORJA TERESA YRASTORZA
Instructor 3

Archiane

  • TOEFL Instructor and Coach
  • Graduated Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, University of the Philippines, Cebu, April 2013
  • University Scholar/Dean’s lister (2nd sem, AY 2011-2013)
  • Worked at 103.5 Wild FM as assistant DJ for radio internship (April-May 2011)
  • Experienced in teaching ESL to Japanese students at Langrich-on Inc.
  • Was copy editor at Tate Publishing, Philippines
  • Experienced working as a sales rep. and customer service agent at a call center’s project-based account
  • TOEFL-iBT Scores – Reading: 25, Listening: 26, Speaking: 30, Writing: 25; Total: 106/130

NICOLE TOLEDO
Instructor 3

Ma'am Ria

  • TOEFL  full time lecturer and coach
  • Registered Physical Therapist
  • Graduate in Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy (2012-Velez College)
  • Currently focused on TOEFL instructions
  •  TOEFL-iBT Scores – Reading: 25, Listening: 26, Speaking: 30, Writing: 25; Total: 106/130

AYRYN B. ALTERADO
Instructor 3

Ma'am Ria

  • TOEFL Instructor and Coach
  • Graduate in Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, Velez College
  • Registered Physical Therapist
  • Worked as a Physical Therapy Staff at Ormoc District Hospital(2013)
  • Experienced working as a Customer Care Representative at Stream Global Inc.( 2011-2012)
  • Currently focused on the TOEFL Instructions
  • TOEFL-iBT Scores – Reading: 22, Listening: 26, Speaking: 28, Writing: 25; Total: 102/130

KATHLEEN CABACABA
Instructor 3

Ma'am Ria

  • Instructor and Coach
  • Finished the course in Diploma of Professional Education, November 2013
  • Finished the Master of Arts in Theology, Major in Christian leadership and Organization, 2003
  • Finished a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Cebu City Medical Center City
  • Board Passer – December 1995 Licensure Examination for Nurses
  • Former Teacher/ Clinical Instructor – (2005 – 2013), University of San Carlos – College of Nursing
  • TOEFL-iBT Scores – Reading: 24, Listening: 26, Speaking: 26, Writing: 25; Total: 101/130

TRISHA MARIE O. SUERTE
Instructor 2

Ma'am Ria

  • Instructor and Coach
  • Graduated Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at Velez College
  • Licensed Physical Therapist in the Philippines and U.S.
  • Part time Faculty at Velez College
  • With ESL Teaching Experience
  • TOEFL  Full time instructor, Jrooz Cebu
  • Graduate in Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
  • Registered Physical Therapist
  • Passed the National Physical Therapy Exam last July 2014
  • Worked as Part Time Faculty at Velez College, Cebu City
  • TOEFL Scores : Reading 25, Listening 25, Speaking 27, Writing 24; Total=101

 

DAVAO

JOG LAWNDALE MARVIM C. OINAL
Instructor 3Maria

  • TOEFL Trainer for JROOZ Sites
  • Member, Materials Development Team for TOEFL
  • Currently pursuing Masters of English in Applied Linguistics
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, ATENEO DE DAVAO UNIVERSITY (Co-researcher: Youth Governance in Davao City – Best Thesis, Ateneo de Davao University Social Science and Education Division, 2007)
  • Individual Consultant / Accredited LSP (Learning Service Provider) for PAHRODF (Philippines Australia Human Resource and Organisational Development Facility, Coffey International Development)
  • TOEFL Scores:  R-28 L-30 S-29 W-29

PALLE L. GUMARAO JR.

Ailah

  • TOEFL Instructor
  • Graduate of Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts Major in Speech Communication – University of the Philippines in Mindanao
  • Attended the Teacher Certificate Program for Non-Education Professionals (TCPNEP) program in the University of the Southeastern Philippines
  • Licensed Secondary School Teacher
  • Experienced EFL and TOEFL instructor to foreign nationals (Koreans and Japanese) for more than 7 years
  • Knowledgeable in teaching TOEIC
  • Former TOEFL Test Administrator
  • Handled trainings for new teachers for 2 years
  • TOEFL Score of 109 (Reading: 27, Listening:28, Speaking:26, Writing:28)