Jul 17, 2022
In Wellness Forum
He visits the person in charge as soon as he arrives and speaks English throughout, allowing potential employers to assess his English ability. The young man who was just entering the city often got lost in the alleys of Phnom Penh. There was no smartphone GPS map at the time, so Vutha had to call his roommate repeatedly for help. After countless closed doors, Vutha was finally hired by a local private school to teach after-school English intensive classes ($20 per month). One day in 2005, Vutha met a foreigner on the street to ask for directions. He was impressed by his fluent English and asked Image Manipulation Service him to be a Khmer tutor on the spot. Vutha explained to the other party that although he is a native speaker, he has no experience in Khmer grammar and teaching at all, and he does not know how to teach it. It doesn't matter if the other party answers, he just needs to answer their questions. In this way, Vutha went from an English teacher to a Khmer teacher ($3 per hour). Based on his own language learning experience, keen awareness of students' learning disabilities, and humorous personality, Vutha can always inspire students' learning motivation. In addition, he is fluent in English and communicates smoothly with foreigners; he has high flexibility and flexibility in time, and can teach at home, so most of his tutor clients are expatriate professional workers. Through word-of-mouth customer introductions, Vutha has never stopped tutoring students, thus accumulating an expatriate network. In 2008, this network brought him his first stable full-time job as an NGO translator, project manager, and researcher. Since then, he has started his professional career in international organizations.