Hi! My name is Teacher Gabe and I teach for The Noodies Swim School. While I mainly teach in the Pasig area, I also teach some classes in Antipolo, Libis, and Mandaluyong. I’ve had some teaching experience in the past— around 5-6 years ago— but I’ve been teaching consistently with The Noodies for about a year and a half now.
I mainly wanted to teach swimming because I enjoy sharing things that I’m passionate about. It was very exciting for me to imagine people doing something that I really love. It was even more exciting, however, to have the opportunity to be the one sharing that with them. I love seeing kids successfully learning the things I teach them and especially if it was something they found challenging. The faces they have when they’ve achieved something and conquered an obstacle is always fulfilling for me as a teacher.
As a teacher, I look forward to spending time with my students. Getting to know them before, during, and after the lesson is something that I always treasure. I don’t simply go there and meet my students; I meet children that have stories to tell, things to share, and opinions that matter. I always find them very interesting to listen to.
I think the biggest challenge as a teacher would be learning how to discipline my students lovingly. I’ve learned that different approaches work for different kids. However, despite the approach, the things that must remain constant is mixing in love and care for the students. It has become a meaningful challenge throughout my teaching experience.
I love swimming because it’s really a skill that can be used for both survival and exercise. With swimming, you can exercise and get tired out, but you can also have a time of relaxation and peace that enables you to think and reflect— something which our busy lives often do not allow us to do anymore. With swimming, that’s made possible.
If I were to describe myself in three words, they would be: passionate, joyful, and energetic. I’m into sports, and I love reading, eating, and spending time with friends. On my days off, I usually spend time reading books and writing. These are two of my favorite activities and they really help calm me down. It’s something I tirelessly enjoy spending hours doing.
If you would like to inquire about a class with Teacher Gabe, please contact us by sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by sending us a message on Facebook!