Annapurna wrote:Really? Here any pupil can tutor another.
In Thailand a foreigner must have a work permit to work, even voluntary work or just helping out in the family business.
It's easy to to get away with working illegally but if you get caught you'll be deported or have to pay a bribe, helping with his wifes business it's probably easier to not get caught than going to tutoring english students as you are more visible with the latter.
Annapurna wrote:Sure but you have to compete everywhwere, If you're good and work hard, you'll make it.
In that part of Thailand an internet cafe generally charges about 10 baht an hour, about 25c US. So I guess if he had 5 computers If he were lucky he'd make $10 per day. How long do you think it would take before he broke even and paid off the extra debt he'd have to go into to buy the computers?
Neither of the above solve his immediate problem which is to have enough money in his bank account so he can prove to the thai government he can support himself without working.