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Jean-Paul S.

Highly Skilled Language Instructor

Glendale, AZ (85308)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$55.00
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Hello. My name is Jean-Paul. I have native fluency in French and English. I am a professional language teacher. I teach French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi and English (all levels). I love to teach and I love meeting a great variety of students. I believe anyone can learn a language and that it can be fun as well. I am very committed to helping all my students reach fluency efficiently. I always see learning a language as an exciting journey. I have a Master's degree in French from Arizona State and 25 years of teaching experience. I also worked as a language professor at Elmhurst College, IL and at Indiana University Northwest. I have taught thousands of hours.

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Jean-Paul’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Test Preparation:
Homeschool:
English, ESL/ESOL, French, Reading, Spanish, Writing
Art:
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Chinese

I studied Mandarin intensively for years and spent time in both China and Taiwan. I have a good fluency in Chinese and have been teaching at the elementary level for 15 years. I have excellent pronunciation and can also read characters. I have had great success helping dozens of westerners break into Mandarin (which is a very different language to learn. I have great materials to share with my students.

ESL/ESOL

I am highly skilled in teaching ESL/ESOL. I have 20 years experience teaching. I specialize in accent reduction, practical grammar and conversational skills to my students. I can also help them pass any of the English fluency tests.

French

I am a French native with native fluency in English. I have taught French (as well as Spanish, English, Mandarin, Hindi, Punjabi and Italian) privately and in universities. I have a Master's degree in French literature. I am a specialist in developing conversational ability in students.

Grammar

I have a thorough knowledge of and deep appreciation for English grammar. I have taught students of all ages for 20 years. I am highly skilled in helping students at all level. I always work to make my classes fun and effective.

Hindi

I have been teaching written and spoken Hindi for 15 years. I prefer teaching beginning and intermediate students. I am highly skilled in teaching westerners Hindi pronunciation and grammar. I have wonderful materials to share with my students. It is an amazing language.

Italian

I have been teaching Italian for 15 years. It is a wonderful and a most beautiful language. To teach Italian, I use a combination of powerful listening techniques, a wonderful memorization system and very effective language production and conversation strategies. I always strive to make the classes highly enjoyable as well.

Painting

I have been a realistic portrait painter in oil and acrylic for almost 30 years. Samples of my work are available upon request. I am skilled in drawing, design and color work. I am also a very experienced educator and have guided many people in their artistic journey.

Spanish

I have taught Spanish for 20 years. I taught at Indiana University and Elmhurst College IL as well as privately. I specialize in teaching great pronunciation and good, practical grammar. I have developed great strategy conversations, and I use a variety of internet tools that make it fun.

TOEFL

I have helped students prepare for the TOEFL test. I am very organized, but I work to make the instruction practical and enjoyable. I have a deep understanding of English grammar and idioms.

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Education

UCLA (Music)

Arizona State University (Master's)

Expert in his field Just in a couple of weeks helped our daughter accomplish tremendous progress with her French comprehension and speaking skills. She is at the totally new level because of Jean-Paul. Thank you! ...

— Albert from Scottsdale, AZ on 5/14/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $55.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

There will be a surcharge if I need to drive a long distance to meet the student.

Travel policy

Jean-Paul will travel within 40 miles of Glendale, AZ 85308.

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