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“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.

Jonathan later helped me prepare for the IELTS exam for which I obtained an 8.5 band score.

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

Alfonso