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Why study English online with me?

Why study English online with me?

If you want a teacher who is creative, knowledgeable and has a deep level of teaching skill, then I’m the right person for you.  I’m not only a native speaker teacher but I’m also a teacher with a deep understanding of how English works. In addition, I really know how to teach English one-to-one, which is not a skill many online teachers have. I understand that it takes special skills to work with an individual learner and I’ve developed those skills through more than 20 years of one-to-one teaching. I’m a creative teaching professional who knows how to communicate with English learners and knows how to make learning interesting, challenging and fun.

My lessons can help you with English exams (FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS), English for your professional business life, for conversation practice and for improving your general English. My online English teaching system has been carefully developed over almost ten years and I believe it’s one of the best you can find on the Internet today.

My teaching experience

My teaching experience

University graduate (English BA)
PGCE in TEFL
CELTA qualified
British native speaker
Clear, neutral British English accent
Teaching English for 20+ years
Teaching English online for 10+ years
10,000+ hours online experience
Taught in schools and universities

What you can learn

What you can learn

Ask Jonathan
Conversation skills
English for work (Business English)
Exams (FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEFL)
General English courses
Group conversation lessons
How to teach English online
Interview preparation
Pronunciation and accent reduction

What makes me different

What makes me different

Deeper teaching experience
Professional attitude to work
Using TeamViewer in lessons
Better language expertise
60 minute lessons
More mature teaching system
A full-time online teacher
Better inter-cultural competence
Incredibly patient and supportive

How to start learning English with me

Step 2: Schedule a time for your demo

Step 2: Schedule a time for your demo

After I receive your application, I will reply to you via email to schedule your free demo class. I will also add you to my Skype contacts list so that we’ll be ready to talk to each other in the demo on Skype.

Step 3: Download TeamViewer

Step 3: Download TeamViewer

It will be better if you are ready for the demo by downloading the correct version of TeamViewer for the demo and our possible future lessons. To download TeamViewer visit the download links at the bottom of every page in my site.

Teaching availability and lesson prices

My availability to teach

My availability to teach

Monday to Sunday

Weekdays from 9am to 7pm

Weekends from 12pm to 7pm

30 minute break between lessons

Watch video clips from real online lessons

Watch video clips from my lessons with real students

Watch video clips from my lessons with real students

In my lessons, I use a unique combination of Skype and TeamViewer, which is the program that lets you see the lesson  from my computer. In the videos below, you can see me teaching real students online via Skype. In a lesson, you will see a lesson in real-time in the same way you see in the video. This makes learning more interactive and fun because there’s always something to see and talk about in a lesson.

Video 1

Video 1

Working with a student from Brazil

Video 2

Video 2

Working with a student from Italy

Video 3

Video 3

Working with a student from Georgia

Student testimonials

Alfonso, Switzerland, CPE Grade B (217/230)

Alfonso, Switzerland, CPE Grade B (217/230)

“I’m a man of simple tastes. I’m always satisfied with the best.” (Oscar Wilde). This quote succinctly summarizes my experience with Jonathan. After looking at different traditional “brick and mortar” language schools I tried to find an alternative that would better suit my needs. I didn’t want to spend six to twelve months in a standard program, which would not factor in my individual requirements.

Jonathan is a brilliant teacher on all levels. I was impressed how well he was able to identify where and why I was struggling. He knows every detail of the CPE by heart and is able to develop individual problem solving strategies for the different parts of the exam instantly.

The Proficiency not only requires a very high level of English, you also need to know exactly what is asked of you and in which way you need to solve the different tasks. After the preparation with Jonathan there were no surprises whatsoever in the exam. This allowed me to focus on the content of the exam and reduced the intensity of the situation during the exam substantially.

Although the lessons with Jonathan were intense and demanding, they never really felt that way. He is a very positive and encouraging teacher, focusing on your strengths and at the same time making sure you’re being challenged.

Jonathan enabled me to prepare for the Proficiency in very short period of time. I’ve never taken a Cambridge exam before and passed the Proficiency with a B grade, only 3 marks short of the A grade. I think this speaks for itself.

Last but not least Jonathan is a great guy and it was a real pleasure working with him.

What you need to study online

Skype

Skype

Use Skype to talk to me in a lesson. This will give us the best possible audio quality in our lessons so that we can hear each other clearly. Download Skype for free from the Skype website.

Good Internet connection

Good Internet connection

You will need a good, stable Internet connection. When we meet for our demo class, we can test your Internet connection to see if it’s fast enough for Skype English lessons.

A Gmail account

A Gmail account

I share my lesson materials with students by using Google Drive. It will be more convenient for you if I use your Gmail address for this. If you don’t have one, please sign-up.

Headset microphone

Headset microphone

A headset microphone will give you the best possible audio quality in your lessons. It will be much better if you use a headset and not the built-in microphone on your tablet or PC.

TeamViewer Quick Join

TeamViewer Quick Join

You will need to install the free program TeamViewer QuickJoin so you can see the lesson from my computer. This is a small program you can download from the links at the bottom of this page.

Any kind of platform

Any kind of platform

It’ s possible to have lessons from every kind of platform apart from phones. You can have lessons via Windows PCs, Mac computers, Linux systems, Chromebooks and even tablets!

How my lessons work

Fully customised lessons

Fully customised lessons

My lessons will be 100% customised to your learning needs. This means you will only practise what you need to practise and nothing else. Customised lessons mean you take control of your learning.

Feedback on your English

Feedback on your English

During a lesson, I will listen to how you use English and give you feedback on your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. I will make notes in a lesson document which I send after the lesson.

Communicative methodology

Communicative methodology

My teaching is based on communication with the learner. This means you will be practising your speaking skills at all times in a lesson and learning to improve skills in a natural context.

Real-time classroom

Real-time classroom

See the lesson in real-time using TeamViewer. Experience interactive learning by seeing my computer screen on yours. A visual way of learning that’s better than just using Skype alone.

60-minute lessons

60-minute lessons

Get better value for your money in my system with 60-minute English lessons! Most online English teachers will only offer you 45 or 50 minute lessons. More learning value for money!

Listen to your lesson again

Listen to your lesson again

It’s possible to listen to your lesson again via an MP3 file which I will share with you after the lesson. Helps you to understand more about your pronunciation and native speaker language.

Accessing lesson files

Accessing lesson files

I will create a Google Drive folder and share it with you via Gmail. You will access all lesson files and materials from this folder. All your lesson materials will be securely stored in the cloud!

Choose webcam or not

Choose webcam or not

In my lessons, you can choose if you want to use a webcam in the lesson or not. During a lesson we can use the TeamViewer webcam which is a small window in the bottom of the screen.