Teacher Kay

teacher kayPoranee Phureesitr (Kay)

 Education Experience

  • Bachelor in Computer Engineering (1st class honor distinction), Chulalongkorn University
  • M.B.A., Duke University (USA)
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Modern Montessori International (UK)

What do you like most about teaching and being a teacher?

When I was young, my parents provided me with a head start in English by contracting a foreign teacher to come to our house once a week to spend an hour with me. I remember fondly that my teacher and I simply sang songs, played games, and always had fun learning communicative English. Since then, English was my favorite subject. As a result, English had always been a major factor that helped me gaining competitive edges at schools and at workplaces throughout my life.

And because the love of English had helped me being able to study, to work, and to live overseas, I wish I could help other Thai children prepare for their future by equipping them with this necessary tool too. One of the best things I got from moving into the education filed is the opportunity to meet several people who are passionate for children’s education. And I am fortunate to find people who are also excited about how they could make a positive impact to children’s lives.

How do you feel about the Helen Doron Early English Method?

Helen Doron’s method utilizes fun-filled activities such as play, games, stories, and songs to reinforce the learning of spoken English for young children. This teaching method was influenced by the famous Suzuki Method of violin learning which includes several elements such as an early start, learning to speak before learning to read, the involvement of parents, a positive learning environment, a high standard of teaching by trained teachers, etc. To me, this method is the nearest you can get to learning the language as a mother-tongue.

Any inspiring thought?

What we instill in children will be the foundation upon which they build their future.

What is your education motto/mantra?

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”
― Albert Einstein