Jean-Paul Ladousier

Jean-Paul L.

Merced, CA

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Jean-Paul delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 5+ and special needs

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Home-grown Mercedian back after many adventures! I'm eager to share my knowledge of Russian, French and the world around.

I began my career as a linguist in Russia, learning the language intensively on the street and in the classroom, while also teaching English to businessmen. Through connections, I was able to dabble in legal and academic translation.

I continued my education in France, mastering the language while also getting to sing in classical choirs and play oboe in wind ensembles.

I have most recently completed a teachers' exchange program with the French Ministry of Education. I taught 5th thru 12th grade in two schools in beautiful Lyon, France. I gave evening lessons to engineers and logistics specialists wishing to improve their English. Adapting to different teaching styles needed for each age group was challenging challenging but I have always enjoyed working with such diverse groups of students.

The many challenges I have faced have molded me into a resilient teacher. I plan lessons carefully but am quick to adapt to students' needs. I will be glad to help you meet your goals with your language-learning.

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Foreign language assistant
Oct 2018 - Apr 2019
Académie de Lyon, France

Assisting French teachers of English in public schools of the Lyon area. Supplementing lessons with cultural presentations and pronunciation exercises.

English Teacher
Jun 2017 - Mar 2018
English Plus, Kofu, Japan

Russian Medical Interpreter
Sep 2015 - Feb 2017
Excel Interpreting, Sacramento, CA


Master of Arts in Interpreting and Translation
Aug 2014 - May 2015
University of Bath
Bachelor of Arts in Music Studies
Aug 2006 - May 2009
Saint John's University and the College of Saint Benedict


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


DELF - Diploma of French Language Studies - B2
Jan 2014
University of Montpellier

Test of Russian as a Foreign Language C2
May 2012
Saint-Petersburg State University

Photos & Videos

One of my favorite Monet paintings in the Muée d'Orsay, Paris.

In the cloister of the abbey of Vienne.

Standing on the terrace of the Musée des Confluences in Lyon.
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