Chino Baluyut is the CEO and Founder at Sentence Center, an educational service that helps students become strong and confident writers. He graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and Management. After coming to the U.S, Chino received his master’s degree in Secondary Education and Teaching at San Francisco State University.
While attending San Francisco State University, Chino took evening classes after teaching in various private schools and did private tutoring in the Bay Area. After realizing his potential, Chino decided to be his own boss and find clients. Aside from being a teacher, Chino was inspired to start his business, Sentence Center, which stemmed from his love for literature and writing. He narrowed his focus on teaching Language Arts, specifically writing. Chino focused on teaching the necessary writing skills that students need for middle and high school.
Chino’s classes were held weekly with five to fifteen kids in one group. The students would write one essay a week. Due to the pandemic, classes moved virtually. His goal for each class was to write one essay, read it in class, and receive feedback. By the end of the month, students would have written four essays.
Chino’s biggest achievement in life has been being a dad to two teenagers. Starting his company, he explained how it was a family effort with the support of his kids and wife by his side. Chino’s goals are to move forward and hopes to continue his business as far as he can.
Birdseye thanks Chino Baluyut for taking the time to sit down with us and have this fantastic conversation. We wish you, your team, and Sentence Center the best of luck, and we look forward to seeing future projects from you.