I started the lessons with Jonathan to prepare for the CAE exam, especially the writing and speaking parts. He helped me understand the format of the exam and he gave me very good feedback in order to improve my grammar, syntax and vocabulary. He has lots of exam preparation materials which helps a lot and he always takes time to answer any questions you may have. Studying with Jonathan was both interesting and fun and it gave me confidence for the exam.
Thanks to Jonathan's lessons I successfully passed the CPE Exam. Based on my needs, we focused on the Speaking and Writing part. I got a routine and I felt very confident at the exam. He did an excellent job, as I had good results in both parts. Jonathan's lessons are well structured and he is a humourous guy which helps to be motivated for the lessons.
Thanks to Jonathan's excellent guidance I was ready to pass the CPE successfully. His experience with the CPE format, his quality in English teaching, his ability to listen carefully to my needs and develop a tailor-made learning strategy set the base for my successful learning path. And last but not least, it was also fun.
“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.
Jonathan helped me prepare for my CPE. He walked me through all parts of the exam with a perfect mix of encouragement, honest feedback and practical tips. So when the big day arrived, I knew exactly what to expect and felt confident about tackling each task. It went really well! Now Jonathan continues to work with me on business English and science topics. He is a very kind and competent teacher who creatively adapts the curriculum to your needs and skills. It’s the first time I try online lessons and find them very effective: thanks to Jonathan’s experience as an online teacher you forget amazingly quickly you’re actually bridging the distance from your home to the UK!
I have been working with Jonathan for the last two and a half years. I got in contact with him because I needed some help in order to get the Certificate of Proficiency in English. I was looking for a native teacher, with a deep knowledge of English and reliability in his or her schedules. Jonathan meets all these requirements and, at the same, time he has a variety of resources that have helped me greatly. I believe that hiring him has been a very good decision. I have not only passed the exam but also my writing, use of English, speaking and spelling have improved dramatically during these two and a half years working with him. The money that I have spent on these classes has paid off with a good result and Jonathan will continue being my teacher.
Jonathan helped me to prepare myself for the CAE exam, especially for the Speaking part. I improved quickly in this task, as he taught me to have a strategy for the conversations, to handle the time pressure and to get a routine. I appreciated his well structured lessons and the helpful homework he gave me. Jonathan is a highly encouraging teacher, I can definitely recommend him.
Jonathan is a superb teacher and his study method really works. Three classes sufficed to successfully prepare my C1 speaking exam of the Languages Official School. He definitely helped me to have more confidence in my conversational skills.
I feel comfortable in the lessons because Jonathan is such an encouraging teacher. He is always ready to give me positive responses, like "Good!" "Brilliant!" "Well done!", I really like it. I don't need to feel stressed about the mistakes I make. I always know I will soon get fresh compliments from Jonathan the moment I do any better in the lesson, which makes me feel confident and comfortable about speaking in English!
These lessons are really cool! Jonathan chooses that theme that you like best and he makes the lessons very interesting and funny. He can understand me when I speak slowly, clumsily and sometimes in Russian. I like these lessons because they are interesting and fun.
Hello, I am Caroline from Martinique. When I began learning English it was mainly in order to get the TOEIC test. These lessons were very useful for my English because thanks to these I got 925 in the TOEIC, a very high score. The lessons were funny and useful and Jonathan was patient and friendly.
I was looking to improve and broaden my teaching skills on various topics related to online teaching. The lessons I had with Jonathan provided me with great ideas and tips that I was able to integrate immediately in my lessons. Our sessions were highly interactive and our thoughtful discussions provided answers to my questions. I will definitely work with Jonathan again!
To have English lessons via Skype is very effective and comfortable. Jonathan has good pedagogical knowledge, he suits the lesson to your needs. We had very interesting discussions based on different subjects that help you improve your conversation skills. All in a nice and very friendly atmosphere!
It was very important for me to improve my English quickly and I was surprised after some lessons online with Jonathan. He suited the lessons to my needs and it was very effective for me. His methods were very different from the other online schools and I was able to have discussions about different topics in a short time. Moreover, it was very pleasant and interesting to talk with a friendly teacher. Thanks!
It's a sophisticated, easily understandable teaching system with very flexible lesson booking and ever-ready teachers with excellent pronunciation. It's exactly what I've been looking for.
I believe in this method. It's more interactive and more interesting and it's no problem if you don't see the teacher.
Everyone who wants to improve his or her English mustn't miss the chance to have some lessons online with Jonathan. You will be impressed.
I would like to thank you for our lessons. They were very interesting and important for me. You are a great teacher and you have a wonderful teaching style. Thank you very much my teacher!
I improved my language from beginner to intermediate level by learning English with Jonathan in a few months' time. I speak much more freely and grammatically correct than before. This training has helped me overcome the language barrier. All our lessons were very interesting and visual and I really enjoyed it.
I wasn't sure if I would learn something using Jonathan's method, but after taking my lessons, I have to say the system he uses is fantastic. He controls the new technology like no-one else, but the most important and valuable thing is that he knows how to teach. He knows how to motivate students doing their learning process much more easily.
I would describe Jonathan as a professional, supportive and highly knowledgeable teacher who is able to bring out the best from his students. I contacted him because I wanted to refresh my English and, as an Italian teacher of English, I found his lessons very inspiring, motivating and challenging. His one-to-one lessons are certainly among the most effective ways of learning English and improving language proficiency. Keep doing a great job Jonathan!
Learning English never was that easy. I forgot about those days in which learning English was hard and boring. I don’t feel I have to do it but quite the opposite I feel I want to learn because now is easier than ever. What I like most about Jonathan's way of teaching is the number of different ways he knows to teach you. He tries different ways of teaching until you feel comfortable with one of them and even if he is very flexible and wants you to be part in your learning process; he never forgets that the aim of the lesson is for you to learn.
If you are a busy person with lots of things to do, thousands of projects to develop, millions of issues to solve then lessons with Jonathan provide a solution. I could manage my schedule with complete flexibility and review the levels and goals all the time. With a short effort and a lot of help from Jonathan I became a better speaker in a couple of weeks.
This is the most effective way to learn English. The best thing about it is its fun. The lesson is exactly customised. If I like a different lesson or a subject it's no problem. I'm 50 years old now and I was in many different English classes in Switzerland but to improve my English in such a short space of time so efficiently is incredible.
I am very satisfied because I found the right teacher in Jonathan and made great progress. I could get a new job in Italy as a fashion designer after practising my English with Jonathan.
An excellent course! I have taken it during 1 year approximately (weekly) and the results were fantastic. To speak with a English native person is highly recommended for improving the language. The method for the class (you have to see the display/monitor in your PC only) is very good too. At the same time the teacher Jonathan is very good and friendly.
I learned more in these last 10 lessons than I had with Jonathan through my company Sika than I learned in the past 2 years.
After I found the teacher on Skype, all the old problems went away: to find a native speaking teacher in your area, to arrange the time of the lessons that suits to me and it is not too late for the teacher has been great. You can have your English lesson wherever you are. The teacher is very flexible, he always fits the lessons to my needs. He records the lessons and sends the file to you after the lessons and a bit later you get the feedback about the class. All these things are very useful for me because I can review the earlier lessons anytime.
When I started my lessons with Jonathan I didn't know if it would be useful or just a waste of time and money. After eight lessons I can say that Jonathan is a very good teacher, because he always finds key points and interesting topics to discuss about. I recommend his lessons to all who want to learn more about English. Doesn't matter your actual level, you will improve!
I've tried many lessons online but the lessons I had with Jonathan were far and away the best I've ever encountered.
Having classes with Jonathan is a totally reliable way to achieve a successful result on your exam. It's not just because he covers all the points related to the exam so well but he also teaches in such a dynamic way that makes you feel confident and well-prepared for your exam.
I have been preparing for my CAE exam with Jonathan for some months and I really must say that the course was extremely useful. The lessons were not only interesting but also challenging. Jonathan was always perfectly prepared and had a lot of good material in stock. He always had a good explanation for all of my questions and I really learned a lot. I left the examination room with a good feeling. Thank you very much, Jonathan!
Having decided to take a CPE exam, I was particularly worried about the speaking test. What I needed was an opportunity to regularly practice speaking and, even more, I needed confidence. Jonathan did a great job in providing me with both. The lessons were varied and challenging and would always help me push beyond my limits. Jonathan's feedback was useful, punctual but never encumbering. Above all, he helped me boost my confidence with his encouragement and with his practical suggestions on how to approach the exam. After our lessons, the actual speaking test was easy as pie. I passed the exam at grade A, and it's not a coincidence that Speaking was recognized as my strongest point.
My name is Manhal and I am from Syria. My plan was to emigrate to Canada but for a long time I was afraid about getting the score I needed on IELTS (6.5). But after my lessons with Jonathan I've now got a 6.5 (Writing 7, Speaking 7, Listening 7, Writing 5.5) and now I am completing my documents for emigration. Really I appreciate Mr Jonathan for teaching me and for all his hard efforts.
To be able to fully satisfy the entry requirements of the British University I had to pass the IELTS exam with no less then 6.0 overall. When I started taking lessons with Jonathan my score was 5.5. The lessons were very logical and structured, interesting and entertaining. After a very short period of time I passed the exam with confidence. I got a 6.5 (L7.0, R7.0, W6.0, S6.0). I definitely will continue to study English with Jonathan and try to take FCE, CAE and maybe CPE in future. I really appreciate Jonathan for his help, he's a very professional English teacher!
I started studying English in Jan 2005 in the UK. My level then was not so good; I was in the beginner class and it was very hard to do things in Britain like get a job. I had private online lessons for the IELTS exam because I needed to go to university in the UK in Sheffield. After six months of lessons with Jonathan I passed my IELTS exam with 7,8,7 and 7 - which was more than I needed. For me, this was incredible because my English was poor in January.
Jonathan helped me to get a fantastic result in the IELTS test which was much better than I could have hoped for - it was a bit unexpected for me to be honest. His lessons were always thorough and very professionally organised. It wasn't easy to pass the test but Jonathan helped me feel much more ready for it when the time came. I can recommend his lessons to anyone who wants to take the IELTS test with online tuition.