Hi, my name’s James DiBenedetto but my friends call me Jimmy. 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.
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!