I’m Rick. I was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1991. The following year, I came to Taiwan seeking to broaden my horizons and gain a deeper understanding of the world from a different point of view. I never imagined I would make Taiwan my home, but the hospitality of the people and my love for the teaching profession convinced me to extend my stay. Twelve years later, I married a wonderful woman, Tammy, and we soon had two beautiful little kids, Farrah and Brady. Two more reasons for me to call Taiwan my home.
I opened the doors of the Minsheng ACES in 1998 with the enthusiastic support of lots of loyal students and their parents. Today, we have twelve ACES branches spreading our brand of outstanding English language training to the future leaders of Taiwan. Despite the tremendous success of ACES schools, my greatest professional joy is seeing my current or former students and hearing them use English accurately and effectively to express themselves with confidence. It is my hope that these students may go on to use their English abilities to make a better life for themselves, and to make Taiwan and the Earth a better place.
Hello everyone. My name’s Daniel Moyle, but everyone just calls me Dan. I hail from Toronto, Canada where I was born and raised. Toronto is a wonderful city where I enjoyed growing up until I graduated from high school. It was time for me to go to University, so I picked up and moved to London, Ontario. During my second year at university, I had a Taiwanese roommate who ended up convincing me to come and visit Taiwan. I’m sure glad I did because since I got here in 1994, I’ve had a great time. I’ve been having good fun teaching English since I stepped off the airplane and I’ve managed to get married and have two beautiful children in that time as well. I’ve been teaching at ACES since the doors opened and I hope to see you in my class soon.
I’m Mark. I have recently moved back to Taiwan and joined the strong team at ACES. The past five years, I taught test preparation for a variety of American tests: TOEFL, SAT, GMAT, GRE, TOEIC, IELTS and a number of SAT Subject Tests in Bangkok, including this past year at Webster University (an American Univiersity).
I have always enjoyed being in the classroom and one of the reasons is the hard-working students. Taiwanese parents are enthusiastic about education and they focus a lot of their energy on helping their children.
I plan to work in the ACES regular program and also teach test preparation for standardized tests like the GEPT and TOEFL. Passing these tests will help students move on to further study at some of the top universities in the world. I am excited about being part of that. All of my test preparation students have improved and nearly all have reached their goals in the past through hard work and working smart.
Hello, I’m Konraad. I was born in New York City in 1977. I was raised in northern New Jersey, in a town just outside of New York City. After graduating from high school, I moved to North Carolina, where I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there, I majored in Political Science and International Studies. During my four years at Carolina, I was active with athletic and volunteer programs, working mostly with children and minority groups. After graduating from Carolina in 1999, I moved to Taipei, Taiwan, where I have lived ever since. In addition to teaching English, I study Chinese, yoga, and marital arts. I enjoy traveling, reading, and socializing. I’m the middle child; my older sister, younger brother, and my parents live in the New York City area and miss me very much.
Hello everyone! I am Rob. I have been teaching English at ACES since 2017 and graduated from the English Department of Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. I believe a grammar-based teaching system can be highly effective for students trying to grasp the language at a young age. I’m very excited to be a part of this talented group of teachers. See you in class!
A pleasure to meet you all. My name’s Matt and I’m from New Zealand. I graduated from Auckland University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Psychology in 2002, then I promptly got on an airplane and moved to Taiwan. Since arriving in Taiwan, I have taught extensively, studied post-graduate at National Cheng-Kung University, and opened my own business. I have had the pleasure of seeing students I taught in early elementary school grow up into outstanding university graduates and adults. I am very grateful to be a part of your English education journey and I wish you all great success.
Hello, I’m Malcolm! I’m originally from Seattle, WA. I studied international business at Western Washington University. I’m interested in foreign languages and different cultures. I first lived in Taoyuan county where I was able to work and study Chinese at National Central University. In my free time you can find me riding my bicycle along the riverside or finding cool places to exercise outside. I just recently moved to Taipei and I’m excited to be a part of ACES. See you in class.
Hi! I’m Spencer! I’m from Texas originally, but I moved to Taiwan when I was just 11 years old because of my father’s occupation. I lived in Taiwan for a total of seven years, attending Taipei American School, and later graduated from USC with two Bachelor’s degrees. In 2020 I made the decision to move back to Taiwan to teach English, and taught at Kojen English Centers before making the move to ACES. In my free time I like to cook new recipes and make music. I look forward to seeing you in the classroom!