Ulpiano Jr. De la Bajan
Master of Science in Biological Sciences - University of Santo Tomas, 2015
Bachelor of Science in Biology - University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban, 2003
Credits in Master of Science in Environmental Science - University of the Philippines Diliman, 2006
Licensed Professional Teacher – Philippines’ Professional Regulation Commission, 2005
Certification in Professional Education - University of the Philippines Diliman, 2004
Certification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2020
Professional Achievements & Experience:
15 years of teaching experience in Biology, Earth Science, General Science and Research Capstone;
Taught in top performing schools in Manila, Philippines (Saint Jude Catholic School & University of Santo Tomas) and in a new school in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (EMASI International Bilingual School) ;
Trainer and coordinator for numerous students’ winnings and participation in local and international Biology and Science competitions;
Teacher-participant in the 2017 Sakura Science Exchange Program of the Japan Science & Technology Agency;
Recipient of a research grant and academic excellence award in Science by the Department of Science & Technology of the Philippines;
Lead author of an international research publication on the discovery of a new plant species from the Philippines
Approach to Teaching & Learning:
Biology is the study of life. Sharing my knowledge and expertise in Biology and other Sciences to the young learners in the last 15 years has truly been worthwhile. It gives me an opportunity to inspire and motivate the young minds to learn more about life and how organisms thrive, survive and evolve. My teaching approach has always been geared towards student-centered learning, fun-filled scientific activities/inquiries and the development of problem solvers and critical thinkers. I aim to bring out the best of my students here in SNA through discipline, hard work and love for learning.
My interests include anything to do with nature, geography, travel, culture and sports.
I’m a big fan of the NBA and the American reality game show, Survivor.