Hello everyone, my name is Gary Card. I come from Scituate, Rhode Island, which is in the United States. I have been teaching English as a second language on and off since 1999, and have been at ACES, the best English cram school in Taiwan, since 2009. I first moved to Taiwan in 2001, and absolutely love it here, though I do miss home from time to time. I now live in Yilan County with my wife, who is Taiwanese, and my two sons Peter and Jack. My hobbies include computer games, reading, and taking walks, hikes, and bike rides with my boys. I look forward to meeting you someday!
Hello, I’m Firoz. I was born in London, England. My mother is Taiwanese, and my father is British Indian. We came to Taiwan in 2012. I’ve been teaching English to Taiwanese children since 2015. Coming to Taiwan to teach allowed me to discover a whole new interesting culture and lifestyle, and it gave me an optimistic impression so that I could enjoy and understand this country and the people here. I am fluent in both English and Mandarin. In terms of my character, I’m an enthusiastic, friendly, and easy-going person. I enjoy watching movies, listening to music, working out and traveling.
It didn’t take me long to realize how much I enjoy teaching children English. It is my passion. I believe being patient with children is so important for a teacher, due to their different personalities and abilities. I want students to enjoy learning English, not to see it as a chore.
It feels rewarding to see my students progress in their English ability, because it is a must know language to benefit and achieve more in life. I really enjoy being in Taiwan and I want to continue teaching as a career for the long run.