John Ghim, B.S.

Associate Director, East Asia

Since 1996, John Ghim has taught high school/SAT/AP mathematics. John served as a mathematics teacher at WLAB High School and Valley Torah High School in California and Korea Kent Foreign School in Seoul. He also taught SAT/AP Mathematics for the GLP program at Daewon Foreign Language High School. John is the author of SAT Math: Critical Exercises in High School Math for Korean Speakers published by Nexus Co.

In addition, John served as the ECA Department Director of the Herald Insight & Tomorrow and as the Korean Regional Coordinator for the Student Reporter Program of The Korea Daily, and as a reporter for USA Edu News. John Ghim is the publisher/co-editor-in-chief of IssueClarity, an English online youth magazine, which is launched in April, 2022.

In 2010 Executive Director, Nancy De Luca Stempel was visiting a partnership school in Seoul, Korea when she met with a Korean TLCI student who introduced John as her math tutor. John had been inspired by our student who was confident, motivated and worked diligently to achieve her goals and dreams.

After meeting with Nancy and discussing TLCI’s educational approach which, facilitated the student’s natural curiosity and enjoyment of learning, John recognized a unique opportunity. He could offer local Korean students a chance to pursue their interests and studies outside the traditional classroom, graduate from a United States accredited private school, and attend universities around the globe.

Being convinced by John’s enthusiasm, experience and commitment Nancy invited him to join us as TLCI Associate Director of Korea and eventually of East Asia. Since 2011, John has been providing a variety of instructional and supervisory services including educational partnerships with individuals and organizations.

John is a graduate of Seoul National University and he is the father of two children who celebrate the marriage with his wonderful wife, Jina, from 2002.