About 

Mr. Balboa

Educator. Born on September 30 in Manila, Philippines to Ofelia Balboa and Rodolfo Balboa Sr. Since he was nine years old, he already dreamed of becoming a teacher. He would invite his playmates to go to his house and would act as their teachers. He would teach them some basic math lessons, give them quiz and record their scores on a piece of paper.
about mr. b
Educator. Born on September 30 in Manila, Philippines to Ofelia Balboa and Rodolfo Balboa Sr. Since he was nine years old, he already dreamed of becoming a teacher. He would invite his playmates to go to his house and would act as their teachers. He would teach them some basic math lessons, give them quiz and record their scores on a piece of paper.

He was raised from a less-privileged family but poverty did not become a hindrance to achieve his burning passion to inspire young minds, instead it became a fuel that helped to ignite his desire to educate people. He was struggling financially when he was studying in college, thus, he worked as a janitor during day time and went to school at night time.

He earned his BS in Computer Education at Adamson University, Manila, Philippines and eventually finished his Master’s Degree from the same University. He is presently a PhD in Management candidate at Adamson University. His dissertation focuses on the field of entrepreneurship in the Philippines. He underwent trainings on front-end web development, Kagan Training and Tribes Training.

He started his teaching career as a Computer teacher at Manila Central University where he taught students from Basic Education to Graduate School. He then worked at Adamson University for eight years as a Business/Technology professor where he trained students on Computer Software Applications, Database Management System, Systems Analysis and Design. He also created modules for these courses and these were used for several years. He was concurrently tasked to be the Head of his Academic Department and under his leadership, he initiated benchmarking/exchange of best practices, community service programs and curriculum development with other institutions outside the Philippines such as Singapore, United States and Canada. Some of the universities whom he visited were: Rice University, University of Houston, University of California, Berkeley, Singapore Management University, and University of British Columbia. He also became the Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration at Philippine Women’s University and later became the Assistant Director of Research and Development. Some of the courses that he taught were: Human Behavior in Business Organization, Entrepreneurship, Principles of Management, Philippine Business Environment, Business Ethics He taught in the United States particularly in Colorado and North Carolina as Business/Technology teacher and one of his roles was to be the Future of Business Leaders of America (FBLA) adviser. He was also the Newspaper and the Yearbook adviser. He is now presently teaching as Multimedia Technology teacher at Tsinghua International School where he teaches Computer Foundations, Computer Applications, Foundations of Digital Arts and Mobile App Development.

One of his advocacies is serving the less-privileged and it is the reason why he volunteered to be a part of the core members of community service program at Adamson University. He helped in designing programs for the livelihood of street dwellers and were moved from resettlement areas so that they could be productive and self-sufficient.

His hobbies include photography where he takes photos from other parts of the world. He also produces technology videos and posts this on his video channel.

Teaching philosophy
It has been a dream for me to become an educator. When I was a child, I would invite my playmates to go to our home and we would role-play as if we were in a classroom setting. Now that that dream has been fulfilled, I know that I can do more and share more.

My reasons to become a teacher are: 1. To teach students how to value education by learning and at the same time to have fun. 2. To inspire them by teaching them that there will be great opportunities that await them if they will only be committed to learn. 3. To become an agent of change by being a good role model to them.

I know that in order for me to become an effective teacher, I need to be learner-oriented. Thus, it is very important for me to know the learning styles of my students and be innovative to deliver instructional materials that suit them best. I also need to understand their expectations from the subject and how we can achieve this. I would also foster open communication in the classroom by encouraging them to express what is in their minds.

I also believe that teaching does not confine in the four walls of the room. I know that part of my duties as an educator is to contribute to the body of knowledge and this is done by doing research works. Collaborate with other research professionals is essential so that I can give up-to-date knowledge to my students and to the Institution I am working at.

Giving back is also essential to me. Thus, actively participating in the community outreach of the Institution is very important to me. By doing so, I know that I will learn a lot and I know that I will gain values that I can share with my students and in the academic community.
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