California State University, Northridge, United States, Political Science – Master of Arts
California State University Northridge, United States, Political Science – Bachelor of Arts
Santa Monica Community College, United States, Social Science – Associate of Arts
Certificate for preparation of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – British Council, Prague
Certificate for preparation of written maturita exam – Národní Institut Dalšího Vzdělávání, České Budějovice
Certificate for preparation and examination of oral maturita exam in English language – Národní Institut Dalšího Vzdělávání, Ostrava
Certificate for preparation of Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) – CLOVERLEAF, Akreditované Jazykové Centrum, Ostrava
Certificate for preparation of Preliminary English Test (PET) – CLOVERLEAF, Akreditované Jazykové Centrum, Ostrava
Certificate for preparation of Key English Test (KET) – CLOVERLEAF, Akreditované Jazykové Centrum, Ostrava
Jan graduated in high school in Seattle, Washington. Then he moved to Los Angeles to attend college. First he received his Associate of Arts degree in Social Science in Santa Monica Community College. After that he studied at California State University of Northridge and obtained both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Political Science. While living in Los Angeles, he taught at New Village Charter High School and Harvard-Westlake School. Living 15 years in the United States, Jan attained not only near native fluency in English but also obtained deep insight into American culture, politics and lifestyle. Upon his return to the Czech Republic, Jan taught English at The EdCentre Language School in Vsetin and Valasske Mezirici. Shortly after, Jan joined PORG Ostrava (2013) as an English language and geography teacher and is currently the Head of the English Department.
In his spare time he enjoys theater and has lived in a variety of places in the United States and has traveled extensively around the world. He keeps fit by running, rollerblading or taking yoga and spin classes.