The Galileo Way
Along with an academic pool of advisers, Rowie conceptualized an enrichment program that would cater to the individual learning needs of every child, and address the learning gap that many children are forced to brave on their own. The team saw the need for an effective program that not only answers parents’ requirements for children to learn, but also answers the need for children to enjoy the learning process.
Galileo's competitive advantage lies in its unique and proven methodology. Every learner under the Galileo program undergoes Five Learning Ways -- activities that are hinged upon Math and English concepts -- which allow better understanding in order for learning to be meaningful. This unique learning strategy puts the focus on the learner's interests and unique personality, bringing out the star within.
With the presence of Galileo in the education industry, Rowie dreams that the program will further improve the educational system, and train young learners to become future leaders who will bring progress to the country. By equipping them with the proper skills in understanding Math and English concepts, and providing them with opportunities to apply their knowledge in everyday activities in other subjects, students will be motivated to become better and lifelong learners.
To help EMPOWER LEARNERS by PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES for learning enrichment that will make them INDEPENDENT, LIFE-LONG LEARNER.
To be the preferred educational program that provides quality products and services that would advance the learning of our students.
Love for Children - We nurture and recognize the individual needs of each learner.
Excellence - We provide a learning environment that is unsurpassed in the industry.
Accountability - We always put honesty and integrity above all our dealing with others.
Dedication - We are committed to applying all resources to address the learning needs of the child.
Galileo is a community of awesome individuals who are passionate in ensuring excellence among kids through fun, learning experiences.
We believe that mastery of the topic is principal to lifelong learning
We believe in comprehension as a building block to speed and accuracy. A guided learning experience is paramount to laying the foundation for higher independent learning.
Learning can be fun! It is in having a positive and eager attitude that learners can develop an inherent thirst for more learning.
We believe in encouraging the learner to excel in school by working at the current level he or she is enrolled in. This requires a tailor-fit program which addresses the learners’ area for improvement and helps him progress at the current level at the same time.
The use of audio-visual materials engages the multiple intelligences of the child thereby stimulating his overall aptitude for learning.
We believe in continuously educating our Galileo staff and parents in giving the best learning environment for the learner at home and in school.
We believe in continuously improving upon our methods by employing the most effective trends in the education industry to deliver the best service to our learner.
Academic Council of Advisors
The Galileo Academic Council of Advisers is composed of highly-respected and renowned academicians, educators, consultants, education researchers and writers in Math, English, Psychology, and curriculum and instruction. The members of the council are highly-esteemed in local and international academic circles such as the Department of Education, University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Asian Institute of Management, National Institute of Education in Singapore, Harvard University, UNICEF, and the South Asian Ministers of Education Organization for Educational Innovation and Technology. The Galileo Academic Council of Advisers is responsible for researching, formulating, and improving the instructional approaches based on the latest trends in education.
Ma. Rowena J. Matti
Chief Executive Officer
As the CEO, Rowie takes charge of the operational and financial viability of Galileo. She is a graduate of AB Psychology and BS Marketing from De LaSalle University-Taft, and received her Master’s in Entrepreneurship from the Asian Institute of Management. Her exposure in the education industry encouraged her to take further studies in Daycare Administration from San Francisco University. Besides taking charge of Galileo’s operations, she is also the director of Sacred Heart School-Malabon. She is currently a member of the Association of Filipino Franchisees. She has been a nominee of Ten Outstanding Young Men in 2002 and was a delegation member of Apple Corporate of America in 1996.
Ophelia Veniegas, Ph.D.
Dr. Ophelia’s role as program consultant is to ensure and certify the educational integrity of the program. As a consultant to SEAMEO-INNOTECH and the Department of Education, she is able to be up-to-date with the latest trends in education, and imparts it with the Galileo community. She is also the vice president of the Luzon chapter of the Teachers Organization of the Philippines, as well as Director for Programs and Projects of the National Association for Early Childhood Education. She is currently the President of Einstein School for Kids.
Ann Marie Wongchuking-Pato, MBA, M.Ed. Product Development Consultant
Ann works closely with the Program Development Team and ensures that the materials and programs are appropriate for a child’s developmental period. She is a graduate of AB Psychology from the Ateneo De Manila University, and received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Management. She pursued further education at the National Institute of Education in Singapore, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Education, specializing in Curriculum and Teaching. She is also the director of Galileo Enrichment Learning Program, Inc.
Luisa Relatado Editor and Consultant for the English Program
Luisa is one of the consultants of the English program. She helped create the curriculum for the English program, which serves as a guide for the writers and teachers in their instruction. She received her bachelor’s degree in English from the Philippine Normal University and Master’s Degree in language from the Ateneo De Manila University. Before she retired, she was the Department Chairperson for English at Xavier School. She is a Pineau-Clifford Awardee and a certificate holder for teaching ESL (English as a Second Language). She has edited a number of books for the Jesuit community.
Dr. Flordeliza Francisco Editor and Consultant for the English Program
Dr. Francisco is the consultant of the Math program. She graduated with a degree in Mathematics from the Ateneo de Manila University. She also received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from the same university. She is currently the associate chair of the Mathematics Department at the Ateneo de Manila University and a Board Member of the Mathematics Teacher Educators Group. Her fields of specialization are Integration Theory and Real Analysis. She has given training seminars to mathematics teachers and workshops to gifted math students. She was also a visiting assistant professor at the National Institution of Education in Singapore.