Staff Spotlight: George Pytcher

George Pytcher is a writer/musician from Fort Worth, Texas who took a leap of faith and came to teach English in Thailand in 2012. George’s favorite thing about Thailand is being able to interact with the Thais on a daily basis while learning the language. He is a Leo, enjoys long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and minored in sarcasm in college.

Interview with George, Program Supervisor at XploreAsia

What position do you hold at XploreAsia? What has been your career path so far?

George: I am the Program Supervisor, in charge of managing upcoming students before their arrival to Thailand. I’m also a TESOL instructor for our online courses and have taught in-class courses in Myanmar and Thailand.

Did YOU teach abroad?! If so, where and what inspired you to go?

George: Yes, in a small town called U-Thong in the province of Suphanburi in Central Thailand. I was working part-time jobs in Texas after receiving my degree. I had never been outside of The States; thus, I wanted to travel and go somewhere completely different, and have a chance to give back to a small community while abroad.

What does the future hold for XploreAsia - any exciting new programs to share?

George: I think I’m most excited about our Myanmar program. It’s still quite new, but we’re slowly placing more and more teachers. We’ve been able to hold small TESOL classes in-country, which has been amazing. I spent 3 weeks there in September and was blown away by the country.

What about the future of the teach abroad industry? How do you think international education will change over the next 10 years?

George: Good question. I’m hoping it doesn’t take the digital route, though this is a huge possibility. The opportunity to travel and teach abroad is like nothing else I’ve done before. What would be great - to see in the future - is areas with less money having efficient funds to afford foreign teachers.

Interview with George, Program Supervisor at XploreAsia