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Jimmy DiBenedetto

哈囉我是Jimmy老師。我來自離芝加哥不遠的洛城。我來台灣一開始的目的是學習中文、以及完成學業。但是歷經畢業、及在這裡生活四年的時間後,我決定在此地定居,並開始我的英語教學生涯。來到台灣之前,我加入了美國空軍的通訊單位、並服務了一段時間。我對獻身為國服務的自己及國家引以為傲。在我閒暇的時間裡,我喜歡打籃球和美式足球。我發現在ACES教書是一件令人非常愉快的事。ACES要求學生的高標準、注重成效的原則,能夠大大的幫助學生們增進英語能力。

Hi, my name’s James DiBenedetto but my friends call meJimmy. I’m from a city close to Chicago called Rockford. I originally came to Taiwan to learn Chinese but four years and a college degree later, I felt I would like to start teaching English as a career. Before I came to Taiwan I served an enlistment in the U.S. Air Force assigned to a communications squadron. I am proud of my service and love my country very much. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball and American football. I find teaching at Ace’s a real pleasure due to the high standard of excellence set for each student and a professional/no-nonsense approach to learning English.

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Joshua Carruthers

大家好,我是Joshua Carruthers。我出生於美國密歇根州的大急流城,這是一個活潑可愛的小鎮。在我所有的學習過程中,我熱愛閱讀和觀察,並在密歇根州阿連達爾的大谷州立大學得到了刑事司法和法律學位。當我在非營利組織救世軍實習教導青少年時,得到了很大的成就感。 後來我在法律界從事少年教管人員,後來發現自己更適合當一位教育者。經過深思熟慮之後,我在2010年來到台灣並開始教書,且愛上了這個美麗的島嶼、文化和民情。從那之後我一直在台灣教書,ACES就像我的家一樣,期待與您在課堂上相見!

Hello all, my name is Joshua Carruthers. I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a lively and lovely little town. Throughout all of my schooling I have carried a love for reading and detail, and I pursued a criminal justice and legal degree at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Michigan.  While interning for the Non-profit organization, the Salvation Army, I found great accomplishment in educating youth. I continued into the legal profession as a juvenile corrections officer, but found much more of a calling towards educating. After much deliberation, I came to Taiwan to teach in 2010, and fell in love with this beautiful island, the culture and the people. I have been teaching in Taiwan ever since and feel like I’ve found a home here at ACES. See you in the classroom!

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Steven Hsiao

大家好,我是Steven。我在台灣出生,三歲時就和家人移民去了加拿大。「在22歲時,我完成了在不列顛哥倫比亞大學的大學學業。在經歷了許多不同的工作和職業之後,我覺得我應該透過自我探索來找出真正熱衷的事物。抱著這樣的想法,加上離開台灣多年,對台灣的記憶也淡薄的情況下,在2019年時,我決定搬回來以重新認識台灣。我可以很高興的說這是我做過最棒的決定,我對於幫助他人及教學有著極大的熱忱,加上中英文也都很流利,我相信我有極佳的能力來幫助下一代達成他們語言上的目標。期待與你們在課堂上見面。

Hi there! My name’s Steven. I was born in Taiwan, but at the age of 3, my family and I immigrated to Canada. At the age of 22 I finished my undergrad at the University of British Columbia. After trekking upon many different jobs and careers, I had to do some soul searching to find out what my true passion was. So with that in mind and many years away from Taiwan, and having very little memory of Taiwan, I decided to move back to Taiwan in 2019 to get reacquainted. I can happily say it’s the best decision I’ve made yet. I have a strong passion for helping and teaching others, together with being fluent in both Mandarin and English. I believe I have the best ability to help the next generation achieve their language goals. I hope to see you in our classrooms!