I engaged Jonathan to tutor my daughter for her English A Level. Unfortunately the A Levels were cancelled due to Covid, but my daughter enjoyed the sessions immensely, and learnt so much by way of content, structure and exam technique, that she was determined to continue. She is now preparing for University.
Jonathan is extremely professional, amiable and has an enthusiasm for the subject which is a joy to watch. During the lockdown, he has continued to tutor using a range of technologies.
I have no hesitation recommending Jonathan as a tutor.
Andrew ShawEnglish A Level June 2020
Jonathan has tutored both my sons, he really gets to know the individual needs of each student, providing both text and exercises to suit and prompt discussion.
Both gained a huge amount of insight, confidence, and skill, which have been crucial with not just English but all subjects that require considered thought and response. My eldest got a grade 6 and my youngest is in Y8 and having online tutoring, which has been essential.
Being able to sit in on a couple of sessions was especially useful and even if you have the most reluctant student, Jonathan will be able to help.
Caroline HowarthGCSE and Year 8
Just wanted to let you know that Luke got 6’s in both his English exams and is absolutely delighted.
I am so grateful for all the help you gave Luke, he definitely developed more of an interest in English which no other teacher has managed to achieve. I will not hesitate to recommend you in future should anyone I know require a tutor.
Carol EdwardsGCSE English 2019
Just to say thanks so much for helping Gabe make such an improvement in his GCSE English over the weeks he has been with you. He wouldn't have achieved this without your help and patience.
You were so good in how you worked incessantly to motivate him, organise his revision and bring his writing up to a good standard in such a short time.
Mick and Sam
Sam KinzelmanGCSE English 2019
Enthusiastic positive approach
I can highly recommend Jonathan as an English tutor. He is an extremely experienced and committed professional, whose extensive knowledge of the syllabus and enthusiastic, positive approach have had an immense impact on my son and his level of achievement in English.
My son lacked confidence and self-esteem, in reading, writing and communicating effectively in English and other school subjects.
Jonathan’s empathy and understanding have given him the self-belief and the skills to approach all of his GCSEs next year with much greater confidence and proficiency.
Lisa WrightGCSE English 2020
Huge help in boosting grades
I brought my son to Jonathan as I felt he was not making any progress during his English lessons and would benefit from the help of a tutor. The lessons were not only enjoyable and challenging, they also had a big impact on boosting his grades.
Within a few weeks, things had changed for the better and we have not looked back since. The impetus the improved marks have given has helped with confidence too!
I would not hesitate to recommend Jonathan as he worked extremely hard with my son, making him aware of exactly what was required in each area he was struggling with. Everything was structure, clear and purposeful.
Angela StephensonGCSE English 2016
Brilliant Tutor – Inspirational
I was concerned that my daughter was under performing on the GCSE English Language comprehension papers and needed some help with exam preparation.
Jonathan took her through a few past papers and the clarity of her understanding after this help really made a difference to how she performed in the exams.
I am so pleased I took her to him for help – she was properly prepared for the English exams and this gave her loads of extra confidence.
Jane AdamsGCSE English 2017
Brilliant tutor! Highly recommended!
Thanks to Jonathan for rekindling my daughter's love of English. He is a brilliant English tutor and gave her the enthusiasm to organise her revision at a crucial time, offering plenty of insight into essay technique as well as giving her some useful ways of structuring her time in a busy revision period.
From languishing at a low C grade in her mocks, she managed to achieve an A in her English Literature A level and get to the university of her choice. The sessions with Jonathan changed the direction of her life at a critical time.
Andrew DaltonEnglish Lit A Level 2017
Great help with exam preparation!
I felt that I would be able to answer any question on Romeo & Juliet as Jonathan gave me the confidence in my ability to organise my ideas independently.
He helped with my understanding of the main themes and my ability to focus my answers under the pressure of time.
Libby PrescottGCSE English 2018
I can definitely recommend Jonathan as a highly professional English tutor. His knowledge of the syllabus and enthusiastic teaching skills are excellent.
My son gained valuable experience and confidence during his lessons and his GCSE grades improved.
Carol RichardsonGCSE English 2019