Ni Hao! My name is Will, and I'm a international education professional who just returned from 4 years of living, working and learning in China. I'm a person with a passion for languages. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2012, I moved to China where I worked for IES Abroad, one of the world's leaders in study abroad. I have three years in the education world tutoring Mandarin Chinese to American students in China. I love to teach - not only Chinese but history and global aff... [more]
I'm a lifelong history learner. In 2012 I graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in political science. There, I focused on comparative politics of Asia. After that I spent 4 years living China running a study abroad program for college students from the US. In the program, I taught seminars and tutored students on regional history as well as the history of colonialism, both in Asia and around the world. Since 2013, I've also run a blog that produces original research and writing on China's relationship with Southeast Asia.
I have studied Chinese for 8 years and have attained full professional fluency in that time. I completed a post-graduate thesis on China-Burma relations at Beijing Foreign Studies University in 2012 and have worked in a full Chinese language environment since then. I've tutored dozens of American students in Chinese while managing a study abroad program in Kunming, China for 3 years. By fully learning the language, I can help new learners by pointing out common mistakes and devising innovative ways to overcome the difficulties of learning Mandarin.
I received my BA in political science from Northwestern University in 2012 where I focused on Asian comparative politics. Since then, I've managed a study abroad program in Kunming, China which focuses on China-Southeast Asia relations. I'm also the co-founder and editor of a website that focuses on China's footprint on SE Asia and averages 60,000 visits per month.