I was born and raised in the great Pacific Northwest state of Washington. I joined the United States Navy at 17, and moved to San Diego, California at 18 to carry out my four-year term in the military. After receiving an honourable discharge, I applied and was accepted to the private university, United States International University in San Diego. There I met the world for the first time, where a majority of my peers were from all over the globe. At University, I pursued a double major in World Literature and International Relations. In 2000, I returned to the Pacific Northwest after graduation, where I held my first post university job as a journalist for a weekly newspaper. I then moved back to California in 2001, where I received my first teaching job at a post-secondary vocational medical college teaching adults English, Math, Career Development, Computer Applications, and Risk Management. I moved on from teaching a year later to learn business skills as a commercial property manager in Sacramento, California. After six plus years of business, I heeded the call to move abroad to Hamburg, Germany, to teach German professionals English grammar and conversation. While in Hamburg, I developed my German language skills and I’m now an intermediate German language speaker. After nearly seven years of living in Germany, I had the opportunity to take my teaching skills to the other side of the world and moved to the sunny climes of Bangkok, Thailand. I began my career in Thailand working as a teacher for Language Express, and I am now the Head Teacher and manager of the Education Department.
I grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC, and I have lived in Bangkok for over 4 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, but politics is not one of my passions. In my free time I like cooking, being in nature, and reading. I have been teaching for five years and I have experience with all types of students, except for small children. I really enjoy seeing beginner students progress and learn from my teaching.
“ผมสอนภาษาอังกฤษมา 5 ปีแล้ว และได้รับประสบการณ์การสอนต่างๆจากนักเรียนหลายๆแบบ ผมชอบเห็นการพัฒนาของนักเรียนแต่ละคน และตั้งใจที่จะพัฒนาตัวผมเองในด้านการสอนให้มากที่สุดเพื่อช่วยนักเรียนทุกคนต่อไป”
I was brought up in a town in Southwest England called Taunton and got a degree in History at the University of Portsmouth before moving to Bangkok in 2014. I’m a TESOL certified English Teacher and have worked at LX for 2 years.
In my free time, I enjoy eating out, listening to and finding new music, watching Rugby and doing or seeing anything I haven’t before.
I really enjoy working at LX because the atmosphere and students are great. In my classes I want everybody to feel comfortable and everybody to participate and have fun. My classes will never be boring!
“ในคลาสผม ผมอยากให้นักเรียนทุกคนรู้สึกสบายๆ ไม่เครียดและกล้าที่จะพูด สื่อสาร ภาษาอังกฤษกับผมเยอะๆ !”
My name is Prottawas Kruthaphan or you can call me Kru Bill.
I was born in Bangkok and have one sister. I graduated in French and Linguistics, from the Faculty of Humanities, Kasetsart University (Bang Khen Campus) and was awarded a scholarship to study abroad. I participated in academic and also volunteer activities when I was a university student which inspired me and supported my skills and knowledge working with people. Culture, art, history, literature and language are my interests. I love to teach Thai and seeing my students become more confident by understanding the difficulties of learning a language that I experienced.
“ผมรักการสอนภาษาไทยและรู้สึกดีเวลาเห็นนักเรียนผมมั่นใจมากขึ้น ผมสามารถช่วยเขาได้เพราะผมก็มีประสบการณ์ และเชียวชาญในการเรียนภาษาไทย”