Mara Pho

Cambodia Instructor

B.A. Education in English (TEFL) from the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Mara Pho is originally from a small village called Prek Pdao in Kandal Province, Cambodia. In 2000, upon graduation from high school, Mara left his home village to pursue his studies in the capital city of Phnom Penh. During his first few years in Phnom Penh, Mara worked as an English instructor for a number of schools in town, as a manager of a Thai restaurant, and as a Property Manager for the Australian Cambodian Group, a popular real estate company. For three years, Mara  worked for the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) as a part-time teacher of Khmer, Cambodia’s national language. In 2008, Mara moved to Siem Reap, the biggest tourist destination in Cambodia, to teach English at a suburban state school. A year later, he was promoted as the English department head.

Recently, Mara is volunteering at an international NGO, PEPY which promotes education in Cambodia. He helps to write early literacy books and with translating works.

Mara first joined Dragons in 2006 as a home-stay coordinator and instructor of Khmer language and culture. Since then, he has served as an instructor for five groups of Dragons students.