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“Their approach could be replicated across Thailand and southeast Asia.”
– The Guardian

Education was the route Tanin Timtong followed to escape from poverty from Thailand’s Nonthaburi province to Bangkok, its capital city, where the trained engineer served as the general manager of a multinational company.

In 2012, he was dismayed by the results of a national survey showing that 2 million Thai students from poor families were not attending school — 300,000 were dropping out annually after the 9-year compulsory education, and other millions were underperforming in national mathematics and science exams. Therefore, he decided to take an action.

Tanin assembled a team of educators and entrepreneurs and founded the social enterprise company, Learn Education. Learn Education is a one-on-one blended learning platform that helps teachers improve their skills and frees them to provide more individual attention to students who need supports.

Tailored to the content of the national O-NET examinations (GCSE-equivalent), Learn Education provides interactive video lessons and immediate post-learning evaluation tests. These facilitate teachers’ understanding of students’ learning and strategic coaching of weaker students, leading to improvements in teacher-student relationships and overall student motivation and achievement.


Who says we cannot achieve good education?

When children read a book, of course, they would like to know how they can apply the knowledge to their everyday life. Children don’t like reading a textbook with a lot of texts like one generally used in our country. We need to apply infographics to help with this. If I insist on working for a multinational company, I would definitely be prosperous. However, I wouldn’t have an opportunity to give and share. I finally have a great opportunity to work in a company focusing on education solutions, helping hundreds of children across the country. This is what Mr. Tanin Timtong, Learn Education’s General Manager, said. In 2015, his development of education solutions won the first prize against other 700 companies from an Asian social enterprise competition held in Singapore. One of the committees asked him how he combines technology and the idea of teachers’ development together. Singapore had tried this before but the practices had been separately done. The committee told Mr. Tanin that he would like to learn from him.

5 years ago, this young engineer was about to be promoted to be a manager at a Japanese company. He, on the other hand, chose to walk away and build his own path. He has long been doubting whether good education can be practically implemented, and why the children in provincial areas have less opportunities, compared to children living in major cities. He was once an unfortunate child, wearing second-handed clothes, but he achieves a better life due to education he struggling gains.

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Research from Tutorial School “Learn Education” Points out Thai Children Lost Focus. Old Method Not Working. Blended Education is Solution for Lacking Teachers.


While Ministry of Education has been trying to improve Thai education system to perfectly response students’ needs, from teacher-centered to child-centered approaches, it has come to the era of lessening study time. However, a lot of Thai students greatly depend on “tutorial schools” to help them achieve their dreams. This definitely leads to the growth of tutorial school industry in the past decades, and clearly reflects the “failure” of Thai public education system.

On Demand penetrates the market by closely examining students’ behaviors. If the flaws of education system don’t count, what are the things that attract students and their parents to believe in the power of these extra classes to help with better grades. Thaipublica, an online Thai news source, recently has an interview with Mr. Suthee Aussavawimol, or “P’ Nong” as many students call, the founder of On Demand tutorial school, which now has 41 branches in 32 provinces. He points out that tutorial schools’ adaptation is “taken seriously.” For major tutorial schools, there are teams for students’ behavior analysis. The information gained will then be used to create proper teaching methods for children in each generation.

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