My name is Simon I am 30 years old and have lived in Cambodia since January 2014.
I enjoy playing football and DJ around Cambodia on the weekends. In 2013 I won the award for best DJ in Phnom Penh. I Support the best football team in Birmingham, Aston Villa.
I am TEFL Qualified and having been working in Education since 2005. I have previously taught English in Thailand.
I really enjoy working here at M.I.S School because the students are very friendly and eager to learn. The students always impress me with their level of English. I love seeing students improve and to see them enjoying the subject they are studying and asking lots of questions.
My name is Steve Chunn and I am from Christchurch, New Zealand. I am 35 years old and am the new Head Teacher here at MIS, where I have been working as an English Teacher for more than 2 years. I am thoroughly travelled having been to 44 different countries around the world, living and working in 6 of those countries. I love meeting and experiencing new cultures and have found that I really enjoy living and working in Asia.
I have completed my TESOL Certificate III (Teaching English to Speakers of another Language) with Electives in Teaching English to Children and Adults course back in Australia and have been teaching since. I also have 1 Diploma in Travel and Business Technology Level 3 and 4.
I thoroughly enjoy the challenge teaching offers me, dealing with children in a learning environment. Seeing the children progress in their ability to learn the English language makes me feel good about myself that I am helping the children make their futures brighter.
What motivates me to be a teacher is to make sure the children are maximizing their full potential from a very early age, all through their schooling years. I want to challenge myself and the children in new ways being an English Teacher and seeing the benefits that come from that as the children’s learning abilities improve.
My name is Joshua Sayle. I’m a 37 year old from Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. I have lived in Cambodia since early 2013, and have made it my home. I have taught writing and grammar at Modern International School since the final semester of the 2012-13 school year.
I began my teaching career working with recent immigrants to New Zealand, and found it challenging and rewarding, in equal parts.
In 2010-11 I completed a Diploma in Language teaching at the Auckland University of Technology. This gave me a solid grounding in a wide range of modern teaching techniques and theories. I have also qualified as an English teacher through the globally recognized Cambridge University English Language Teaching framework, and have obtained CELTA, following a stringent examination, and many hours of observed teaching
Modern International School offers a combination of modern language teaching methodology and the newest materials. Our curriculum has been put together in a well rounded and inclusive way, which allows me to obtain the best results from each individual learner. The administration and directors of MIS offer practical support, whilst allowing the teachers to adapt materials to suit the students needs. Having taught at MIS for more than a full school year, it’s been a real privilege to see the students grow and develop in their language skills, as well as personally
I draw my inspiration from the students. Seeing their confidence grow has been amongst the most rewarding experiences of my time in Cambodia. As I enter into my second full year at MIS, I am expecting great things from them. I look forward to accompanying them on their journey towards fluency.
My name is Robert Perry. After completing University in the field of computing in Nottingham, England, I spent the following 10 years serving the public in Local Government in London. It was at this point I started my training/teaching career as one of my roles was to train the staff in my department for any software that they needed to do their job. It was after this time I decided that I wanted a change of life and surroundings and thought that it would be good to give something back to people who would really benefit from my knowledge and experience. That is one of the main reasons for joining MIS Cambodia. It is my hope that I will be able to pass on this knowledge and experience to some of the next generation in the hope that they will pass it onto others over time. I am a keen traveler and have visited over 20 countries and have a very keen interest of sport. Since the start of my time here I have met some wonderful students who I am fully committed to becoming the very best they can be.
My name is Jonathan and I am 52 years old. I was born in England but my parents emigrated to Zimbabwe almost as soon as I was born. I’ve been in Cambodia since September 2010, although I spent 10 months teaching in Thailand. I have also taught in South Korea and Zimbabwe.
My first teaching job was at Hartmann House in Zimbabwe, in 1984. After that I worked as a computer programmer for about 15 years in England and South Africa. I have a degree in Drama (I’m a failed actor) and English Literature. I’m an aspiring novelist and short story writer but so far have only been published in South Africa, although I have only recently started submitting short stories to American publications, and these things can take a long time. My dream, even if it sounds a bit ridiculous, is to write well enough that people are still reading my prose on the last day of the world.
I liked this school from the first moment I walked through its doors looking for a job. Teacher Emily came out of her office to say hello to me. We talked in her office and I immediately knew that MIS was the school for me. I believe that the best teachers are happy teachers and, so far, teaching at MIS has been a lot of fun. Another thing I like about teaching at MIS is that the students here are very well-behaved.
The hope that, in a country where most people don’t enjoy reading, a few of my students will one day either be writers themselves or sufficiently skilful readers to appreciate how beautiful words can be.
My name is Ciaran Brennan. I am from Ireland, a small country where it rains all the time. This is partly the reason why I find myself in sunny south-east Asia.
I studied History and Politics; I’ve also completed a diploma in Journalism. Back at home I had a variety of jobs; I was a factory manager, a radio producer, and several other occupations in between.
In 2013 I decided to try my hand at teaching. I completed my TEFL degree and went to Chiang Mai, Thailand for training. I started working in Thailand almost immediately and despite being thrown in the deep end (60 students and no air conditioning in my first class) I loved the job and its challenges.
I taught the length and breadth of Thailand over a period of about a year and a half. From bouncy, energetic, slightly insane, kindergarten kids to stoic, unsmiling police colonels I taught all levels, ages and circumstances.
MIS is my first school I’ve taught in Phnom Penh and by far the best I’ve worked in. The school is well organized, my colleagues are excellent teachers and most importantly the students are motivated, intelligent and hard-working (usually!!). It’s a genuine privilege and pleasure to see the effort, and as a result the progress, they make in their studies each day.
My name is Robert and I am 30 years old, from Toronto, Canada. I moved to Cambodia in January 2015 to pursue a lifelong dream of teaching English. Cambodia is also the first country I have traveled to.
In Canada I took police foundations in college and later formal training in carpentry. I got experience tutoring and working with children for several years. Helped teaching math, English, and art at an after school program called Scouts About. I tutored in math and English, and even helped several friends prepare for their TOEFL test.
Back in Canada I come from a large family, with many brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces. I really enjoy drawing wildlife, hockey, golf, and doing martial arts. I trained in Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu, and Goju-ryu Karate in Canada and have experience teaching children at the dojo. I have been learning basic Mandarin Chinese for three years.
Modern International School gave me the opportunity to pursue a lifelong dream and I feel very privileged to work here with such an amazing team. I have found the students at Modern International School to be welcoming and hard working. They are very well behaved, smart, and creative. I am especially impressed by their penmanship.
I believe knowledge can transform lives and give our students the best possibility at a successful future. The ability to communicate efficiently in English will allow them to compete on a global scale.
My name is Luigi and I am 31 years old. I started teaching English right after graduating from Venice University in 2007 and I plan to do it for a very long time. I like to learn languages because it’s an important tool in understanding people coming from different places and backgrounds; so far I’ve managed to learn English, Italian and Chinese and I’m working on my Spanish. I can’t speak Khmer, but I’ll get there. A part from teaching, I enjoy travelling, reading and playing ukulele.
I’ve been a teacher for about 6 years; I have taught in Italy, China and Hong Kong before moving to Phnom Penh; I have experience with different age groups, especially children, and I have taught anything from one on one lessons to classes of 40 kindergarten students.
At MIS I’ve found a great team of experienced teachers and administrative staff, which is very important when starting a new job. It takes care of teachers as well as students, creating an ideal environment to work in.