Philip Docherty comes from York, in the UK. After graduating in 1998, he retrained to become an ESL teacher. Since then, he has traveled all over Southeast Asia, and has had extensive experience teaching to all ages and levels. In his spare time, he likes to go hill walking and visiting new places and people. He firmly believes that teaching and learning, like favorite pastimes, should be fun and rewarding. He himself learns something new about China every day.