I have been teaching English in Taiwan since 1997. I’m from Dalhousie, New Brunswick, which is a small town in eastern Canada. I come from a family of educators. My father is a retired principal and my sister is a teacher in Canada. I have a Bachelor of Education from the University of New Brunswick. In my free time, I enjoy cycling in the hills surrounding Taipei, playing hockey, baseball and traveling. My greatest enjoyment comes from watching my students’ progress from learning the alphabet to being able to write a composition on their own.
Hi everyone. My name’s Daniel Ray. I was born and raised in the beautiful small town of Cornelius, North Carolina, USA. I earned my B.A. in History from Campbell University in 2005 and was eager to experience a new culture, learn a new language and share my own culture with others, so in 2006 I decided to come to Taiwan to fulfill these desires through teaching English. It was the greatest decision of my life. Being an ACES teacher makes me proud. I am surrounded by a group of amazing teachers who have a lot to offer and have helped me become the teacher I strive to be. I know that my teaching abilities will be pushed to the highest here at ACES. I look forward to teaching you!
Eric has been living and teaching English to children in Taipei since 1992. He graduated in Administration from Concordia University in Montreal. Glad to be a member of the hard-working staff at ACES, who maintain a quality learning environment for the kids to learn well, he believes that a grammar-based program is an effective way for children to study English. In his free time, he enjoys reading, traveling and taking care of five pets.
Hi, my name is Trey Gregory. I was born and raised in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. In 2006, I graduated from the University of Missouri with a B.A. in International Relations. I’ve been living in Taiwan and teaching English here since December 2009. During my time here I’ve taught a wide variety of students; from phonics to kindergartners to business conversation to adults. It’s a great feeling watching a student, who can barely speak anything in the beginning, progress to the point where they can have a full conversation in English with no difficulties. I’m very excited to be a part of this talented group of teachers here at ACES.
Jim came to Taipei in 1999 drawn by a fascination with Chinese culture and a curiosity to study Chinese martial arts in the culture of their origin. He graduated from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana in 1997 with a B.Sc. in Psychology part of a lifelong fascination with education and how to become a better learner.
He believes that one of the greatest gifts he can offer as a teacher is to help students develop understanding of their own learning process and in doing so help them develop personal responsibility and self-confidence.
Jim has traveled extensively through Central and South America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. In his free time he enjoys playing jazz and classical music on his bass, training and teaching Pilates and martial arts, cooking, studying Chinese and exploring the mountains and rivers surrounding Taipei.
Hi, I’m Brian. I was born in Montana, moved to Idaho at one and a half, then to the St. Kitts, an island in the Caribbean when I was eleven. This is where I discovered my love and affinity for language because I began learning French. After living in the Caribbean for five years, my parents decided to move back to the United States and settle down in Utah. When I was 15, a classmate of mine was Taiwanese and was more than willing to teach me Chinese. After high school, I went to the University of Utah and studied linguistics. This is where I found my true passion for teaching. Through college, I worked part-time tutoring English, and I discovered that my knowledge of other languages allowed me to help others understand grammar on a deeper level. I decided that I would move to Taiwan to teach English after graduation. During my final year of university, I was lucky enough to get the chance to attend National Taiwan University for one year as an exchange student. After graduating, I returned to Taiwan and began teaching English. I have been living in Taiwan since 2009, and find that my love for the country only grows with time.
Hello! My name is Jonathan Hum. My family was initially from the Guangdong Province of China, but immigrated to the United States in the 1920’s. I was born in Washington D.C, and lived there my entire life in a happy suburb. I attended the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA, where I pursued major in Biology and a minor in Political Philosophy, I have been living in Taiwan since 2014, where I originally taught English and Biology to high school students in Central Taiwan. As I have taught very different academic subjects, I have come to adopt a student centered approach towards learning. At its core, this approach prioritizes student involvement and dedication to drive success. I strive to be patient, do my best and expect the same from everyone else.
I greatly enjoyed my time in Central Taiwan but felt a need to explore more of the island. I moved to Taipei in 2019, where I’ve since spent my time tutoring students in the hard Sciences (Biology &Chemistry).
I spend my free time exploring the area; either by camping, or driving through the mountains on my motorcycle. I’ve recently discovered a joy in Journalism and narrative writing, which I am currently practicing as a hobby.