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.
Hello, my name is Kris Lovett. I am originally from Boulder, Colorado, a beautiful city in the foothills of the American Rocky Mountains. I enjoy hiking, camping, photography, traveling and experiencing new cultures from around the globe. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009 with a degree in international studies and minors in economics and international relations. After graduation, I was brought to Taiwan by my desire to broaden my knowledge of the Chinese language and Taiwanese culture. Soon after arriving, I knew that Taiwan was the place for me and I started teaching English as a second language. I take great pride in helping students achieve things that they only dreamed were possible and opening up a world of opportunities for them later in life through English. Teaching at ACES has really given me the opportunity to work with individual students and their parents to help make these dreams come true. I am proud to be a member of the ACES team and look forward to seeing you in the classroom.
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.
Hello everyone! My name is Dan. I was born and raised in London, Ontario, Canada. I majored in Foods and Nutrition at Western University (UWO) with a post-degree diploma in Marketing. My parents are from Hong Kong. I speak English, Mandarin, and some Cantonese. My teaching philosophy is based on the concepts of helping students foster self-reliance, practice regular self-reflection, and develop a never-ending drive to grow and thrive. “Give children a fish, they’re fed for a day. Teach them how to fish, they’re fed for life.”
I’m proud to be a member of the ACES family, where on a daily basis I can feel the love, support, and dedication from parents and my co-workers which help our students communicate confidently and effectively in English. In my free time, I enjoy practicing Brazilian Jiujitsu, swing dance, playing board games, and reading.