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About Learning Support Asia

Our core belief is that all children can learn to love learning.


Our aim is that each child finishes each session with us noticeably happier, smarter, better behaved, and more confident learners.


Who might benefit from working with us?


Anyone who, for whatever reason, wishes to improve their experience of school.


Generally, our clients are young people who have missed chunks of learning due to Covid or travel and changing schools, or they are struggling with some specific learning difficulty.


We are highly qualified in supporting and educating students on the autism spectrum and those with reading difficulties.


Our academic focus is on the core areas of language, literacy and mathematics.  


Improvement in these areas has a positive impact on young people’s learning in all other academic areas and improves their belief in themselves as learners. 


This in turn positively impacts their behaviour and experience of school.


Get in touch to find out more.

Chan Ratha

Owner of Learning Support Asia.



I felt that now was the right time to start a business focused on teaching children who are behind in their education and those with learning difficulties and promoting understanding of learning difficulties in Cambodia.

I have gained a lot of experience in teaching students from the early years to secondary school age and was a head teacher for MoEYS in Ratanakiri Province for many years.

Inclusion in education has always been very close to my heart, as it was education that helped me to overcome the many factors that were against me in my early life struggling to help my family as we worked as farmers when I was a little girl.

My mother made many sacrifices so that I could go to school and eventually achieve my dream of becoming a teacher and I want now to focus my attention on helping others who struggle to read and understand Khmer and mathematics for a variety of reasons - I believe strongly that all children can learn to love learning, regardless of economic and learning difficulties.

Now, having gained international experience while travelling to the UAE, Vietnam and Singapore with my husband and young son, and visiting and working in international schools there, I can see that there is a real need in Cambodia to broaden the understanding of and provision for students with learning difficulties.

Main Qualifications:

2008: Certificate of "Leadership Professional Development Program by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.

2007: Degree of Secondary in Pedagogy from Phnom Penh Regional Teacher Training Center, specialising in Khmer – Morals – Civics.

2006: Certificate of Teacher Trainer on the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Protection of Victims.

2004: High School Diploma from Samdech Euv Samdech Me High School.

2002: Certificate of  Primary Teacher in Pedagogy from Stung Treng Regional Teacher Training Center.

2002: Certificate of Trainer in School Health Education using Child-to-Child Approach.

2000: Junior High School Diploma from Samdech Euv Samdech Me High School.

1997: Primary School Certificate from Sangkum Meanchey Primary School.

George Cowie

Inclusive educator, writer and trainer.


With over 20 years experience of working as a Learning Support Coordinator and Behaviour Support Specialist in the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, and Singapore, I have decided to work for private clients and small groups in Phnom Penh. 

I fell in love with Cambodia while working for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Ratanakiri Province as an Inclusive Education Advisor.

Main Qualifications (see our Research..etc. page for my published research):

Masters Degree in Inclusive Education from the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom.  My thesis was on identifying and supporting students with dyslexia and associated reading difficulties, particularly in International schools.

Post Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Pedagogy, University of Aberdeen, United KingdomMy focus here was on overcoming the challenges to supporting students with autistic spectrum disorders/Asperger's  Syndrome in mainstream schools.

Post Graduate Certificate in Inclusive Education , University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom  The focus was on supporting students with behaviour difficulties and attention challenges (such as those diagnosed with ADHD) in mainstream education settings

Post Graduate Certificate in Education, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom.


Additional Certification: 

• Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Access for all students in the MYP years 4-5/DP (special needs) Online Category 3  IB

• Penta  Class 1 Internal Inspection Training for British Schools Overseas. 

• Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages I obtained this qualification in Kolkata, India

• EduCare Child Protection Training for International Schools

Also taken the lead role in preparing reports for accreditation by the  Council of International Schools

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