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Jon

Jon
Jon
Tutor
Colwall, Worcestershire
Feedback Score:
+30
Member Since: 29/12/2011
Last Login: 3 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 8 hours

My Qualifications

QTLS
The Education and Training Foundation
Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) Status
Pass  (2015)
MRes
University of Warwick
International Politics
Distinction  (2011)
PGCE
University of Wolverhampton
PGCE
Pass  (2006)
BA
University of Birmimgham
English Language and Literature
2:1  (2005)
A Level
Rowley Regis College
English Literature
A  (2002)
A Level
Rowley Regis College
History
A  (2002)
A Level
Rowley Regis College
Sociology
A  (2002)
AS Level
Rowley Regis College
Law
A  (2001)

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Rates summary: 56.00 to 77.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Career Development--£56£64£77£77
Communication Skills-£56£56£64£77£77
Eleven Plus£59£56£56---
English£56£56£56£64£77£77
Extended Project Qualification---£64--
History£56£56£56£64£77£77
Ib Diploma---£64--
Ielts£56£56£56£64£77£77
Law--£56£64--
Life Coaching£56£56£56£64£77£77
Maths£56£56£56---
Personal Finance-----£77
Personal Statements£71£59£65£67£77£77
Pgce----£77-
Politics--£56£64£77£77
Presentation--£56£64£77£77
Sociology--£56£64--

Information about Jon

Hello, and thank you so much for reading my tutoring profile. For busy parents, school leaders and occasional journalists, this opening section offers a quick summary of my professional highlights, with details below if you’d like to know more. It would be lovely to hear from you :)

I) THESE ARE MY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS SO FAR

⦿; Award-winning teacher at my first institution (departmental award for “Commitment to Cascading Teaching Excellence”)

⦿; 20 years’+ experience in the UK’s toughest Secondary and Further Education classrooms

⦿; Head of Department; GCSE Resit Programme Manager; Advanced Teaching Practitioner; NEA Internal Verifier; Lead for Development of Departmental Higher Education Provision; Lead for Departmental UCAS Applications; Behaviour Management Coach; Learning Mentor for “Gifted and Talented” Programme; Teacher Training Mentor liaising with Ofsted

⦿; BA (Hons), MRes (Dist) and PGCE trained, with Qualified Teacher and Lecturer Status

⦿; Prize-winning postgraduate at University of Warwick for groundbreaking research that made: “a genuine contribution to the discipline of International Relations”

⦿; A global “super-tutor” (a parent’s words, not mine!) with over 30,000+ tutor sessions delivered across 5 continents, 48 countries, and 27 time zones so far (including delivering education to children in Ukrainian and Sudanese warzones via Elon Musk’s Starlink)

⦿; Expert in 7/11+ Entrance Exams/GCSE/A Level/Degree/Postgraduate/UCAS Applications/Academic Mentoring/Career Planning/Property Investment Masterclasses

⦿; Subject specialisms of English, Maths, Biology, History, International Relations and Entrance Exams

⦿; Proud to be rated 5 stars on leading review and social media platforms

⦿; Global educational consultant sought out for occasional media appearances (Radio 4, BBC)

⦿; A successful property entrepreneur and mentor to entrants into the industry, with a former property company managing £54 million of real estate nationally, developments totalling £16 million+ and fortunate enough to have built a personal portfolio of circa £2.95 million thus far

⦿; Currently researching my first educational book for sale via Amazon, exploring how to engage disenchanted learners

⦿; In my (few!) spare moments, I enjoy raising our two daughters with my wife, travelling in Tuscany, hiking in the Malvern Hills, and supporting Manchester United (since visiting Old Trafford as a young boy)

⦿; As my record hopefully shows, I am a renowned tutor, with an outstanding track record of success both in the classroom, as well as in the property world

⦿; If you’re looking to work with one of the leading global tutors in the industry with a proven track-record of commercial success too, then you’re in the right place

Please read on, if you’d like to know a little more about my educational and professional journey.

II) THIS IS MY STORY SO FAR

Now for the fuller version! :) My successful teaching career so far has saw me manage some of the most challenging of UK’s classrooms for the past 20 years’+. During this time, I have consistently been ranked an inspirational grade-one “outstanding” teacher in my present school, and have delivered KS3, GCSE and A Level English, History, and Maths in the secondary and sixth-form sectors, far surpassing students’ target grades and national pass rates. Moreover, due to these outstanding results and teaching innovation that led to my lessons cited in an Ofsted report for their commitment to Equality and Diversity, I have served as Head of Department; helping us to be awarded an internal grade 1 “outstanding” rating during my tenure.

Whilst in this position, I also became Lead Internal Verifier for NEAs across the department; Lead for UCAS Applications, managing the pathway for students into top universities including Oxford and Cambridge; Lead for Departmental Higher Education Provision, in which I crafted curricula for a variety of degree level courses; and Learning Mentor for the “Gifted and Talented” Programme, that saw me guide some of the UK’s most deprived learners to become the first in their families to go to university-work which is still very close to my heart.

Furthermore, I have extensive experience of driving up educational standards within schools and colleges. Thus, as an Advanced Teaching Practitioner-tasked with developing best teaching practice, I’ve led Action Research Projects yielding invaluable data on topics such as: whether computer games can be used productively in the classroom; can Miro boards better engage kinaesthetic learners, and how to increase achievement rates of learners with Protected Characteristics. Thus, through such incisive research as well as mentoring colleagues, this role saw me play a decisive role in turning around failing cohorts in some of the UK’s most challenging classrooms, improving life-chances by engaging disenchanted students and improving poor behaviour.

Furthermore, as well as my time as an examiner for a variety of GCSE/A Level exam boards, I have shown myself to be an inspirational mentor to both students and new entrants into the teaching profession. Therefore, as a teaching mentor to many new entrants on the PGCE programme, I am proud to have helped develop the next generation of the UK’s teaching talent through careful observation and support of their practice. Allied to this, I have been a mentor on the UK Government’s “Gifted and Talented” initiative. This saw me nurture the intellectual curiosity and resilience of students whose SATs results indicated great academic promise, with my guidance resulting in learners in areas of high social deprivation attaining prestigious university places at Durham and King’s College, amongst others.

Moreover, due to this long history of being a highly sought-after teacher and mentor, my educational views have been sought out if I would like to appear on national media and radio to discuss government school policy, whilst also being head-hunted to tutor the children of prominent public figures including Premiership footballers, PGA Junior golfers, England cricketers, Olympic athletes, construction tycoons, and even the family of a Nobel Prize winner, all of which has been extremely humbling.

Availability: I am currently available weekday evenings and Saturday/Sunday all day.

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: III) EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

In terms of my teaching and tutoring experience, as stated, I have 20 years’+ experience turning around some of the UK’s toughest classrooms, as well as challenging high achieving learners in the pursuit of academic excellence. This has seen me teach/tutor across the curriculum Key Stage-ranges (7-18 years), extending all the way to postgraduate level students. Whilst I have much experience in teaching learners lacking confidence and those with Special Educational Needs, my rigorous yet friendly approach is also well-suited to developing the most able pupils.

As Head of Department, I raised English and Maths pass rates with a 25% upwards leap in my opening two years, with most students achieving at least one grade above their targets, with Ofsted noting the rapid improvement. As regards my tutoring practice, my pass grades in subjects of English, Maths, History and Biology have been consistently outstanding, so that the vast majority of my tutees pass with strong academic grades, attaining entry to prestigious institutions across the globe. Thus, during the last three academic years, my tutees enjoyed superb results in my specialist subjects, with 94% reaching their target minimum grade, and 74% exceeding this mark, entering fantastic institutions including Concord College, Oxbridge, The Sorbonne, Malvern College and the University of Heidelburg, as well as world-class employers like Rolls Royce and Microsoft.

Therefore, over my career as a leading global tutor so far, I am proud to have delivered over 30,000+ lessons across 5 continents and 42 countries, from the UK to Ukraine, and beyond.

As stated previously, I also have considerable mentoring expertise, in having built my own UK property portfolio currently valued at £2.95 million from sourcing, to renovation, to letting, I have mentored many adult and teenage entrants into property investing, guiding their purchases and renovations to the overall value of £16 million, and counting. In addition to this, I have also been an informal mentor to UK gang-affiliates, tasked with persuading them to their back on lives of criminality, and embrace the transformative potential of education, which has been among the most rewarding roles of my career thus far.

IV) THESE ARE MY QUALIFICATIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

⦿; PHD (start pending) at University of Warwick-my research will analyse the decline of the US superpower and its implications for international security architecture, as it manages its great power relationship with China during this structural change. This work will see me publish a number of International Relations articles, culminating in my first full-length book on the subject

⦿; MRes (Dist) in International Security from University of Warwick-I won academic plaudits for writing an “outstanding and genuinely original dissertation” that represented: “an important contribution to existing literature in the field of International Relations”.

⦿; PGCE in Secondary Education-ranked amongst the top trainee teachers in my year’s cohort, with outstanding feedback in academic assignments and during my placement in an area of high social deprivation

⦿; BA (Hons) in English/History from University of Birmingham-received special recognition for achieving academic excellence despite coming from the bottom 2% of UK families in terms of economic poverty, of which I am immensely proud

⦿; A Levels (A* in all subjects taken): prize-winning student in my sixth form for most inspirational pupil, and was in the top 2% of the UK for my academic results, including 100% in certain key modules

⦿; Co-founder of a former nationally operating property brand specialising in HMO and BTL investment, consultancy and management

⦿; A skilled property developer with a personal portfolio valued at circa £2.95 million, and experience as consultant on residential and hotel renovations worth circa £16 million+

⦿; Inspirational academic/business mentor to disadvantaged students, guiding them in the start of their entrepreneurial journey.

V) THIS IS MY FEEDBACK :)

Again, this is just a small selection of feedback from my many fantastic parents and students, who make it all worthwhile.

⦿; “Jonathan is fantastic and my 15 years old have a big turn round about his view of education. Now he can`t wait for his lesson!”

⦿; “I could not have wished for a better tutor for my son! I cannot praise Jon`s enthusiasm for his subject, motivational skills and professionalism enough.”

⦿; “The biggest testimonial comes from my son, who now looks forward to and enjoys his weekly visit! praise indeed from a teenager!”

⦿; “I have nothing but praise for Jonathan.”

⦿; “George is totally happy to see him which is a miracle at 3pm on a Saturday!”

⦿; “Jon is a fantastic teacher best tutor I have ever had.”

⦿; “AMAZINGLY helpful, nice and very cooperative.”

⦿; “Thanks soooo much Jon, Ashleigh passed, she won`t be doing retakes and is feeling incredibly relieved.”

⦿; “We feel lucky to book a place with him early on as he seemed to be full booked before December.”

⦿; “Never passed an English test before in my whole life then came to Jonathan with very little time for my first GCSE exam and managed to get an A for English literature and a B for creative writing. 10/10.”

⦿; "Jon has a unique ability to get students onboard in a short amount of time. He is quick to establish a rapport, building on trust and confidence which makes an ideal platform for focused learning”.

⦿; “He is heavily in demand which speaks volumes in terms of his reputation and is super knowledgeable and prepared for all elements of the syllabus.”

⦿; “Jon, thank you for all the effort and time you have shown me. The friendship and chats we had shall last a lifetime. He is one of the best tutors I’ve ever had.”

⦿; “He went from a predicted a 4/5 to an 8 !!! We were extremely pleased and put this down to Jons ability.”

⦿; “I wish we had found him earlier! We highly recommend him!”

⦿; “He is helpful and gifted at tutoring kids so they understand exactly what they need to change or improve on. We will be using Jon for all of our children.”

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Feedback For Jon (30)

We have a total of 30 review(s) for Jon.

Darvinder (Mrs)
16/05/2023

5/5 Rating

Jon has tutored our daughter since July 2022 on English and maths. She has really enjoyed the sessions and improved with his help. Jon makes learning easy and helps her work through questions and also ensures it is relevant to what she is doing at school. Really pleased we managed to get Jon`s help when we did.

Tutors Response :

Hi Darvinder, aww thanks so much for this:)

Hope all is well, and just let me know if you ever need any more help or advice in the future.

Thanks, Jon


Rachael (Ms)
12/04/2023

5/5 Rating

My son had been tutored by Jon for about 6 months now. He really looks forward to his sessions, and says he finds it the most helpful lesson of his week. Jon is patient and kind, and tailors his lessons so that they are bespoke for my son. Thank you!

Tutors Response :

Aww, that’s great to know Rachael. Thanks so much for this :) x


Harjot (Mr)
03/09/2022

5/5 Rating

If you have a great teacher, who is kind, affable, knowledgeable, and of course helpful, then you are a lucky person. So is John! He has all these qualities and a good option to learn about English language and literature. I was getting stuck often in descri ptive writing. I contacted him and he helped me a lot regarding this. He knows how to conduct lessons and make the learner pick up ideas quickly. I liked his methodology, how he first involved the learner, he made me write down the answers to the questions. He would also provide me with very useful and specific subject terminology. This is what helped me achieve high marks in English literature and language. As well as giving ideas, John taught more vocabulary, and some natural expressions for a better descri ption. The best thing which I learned through his lessons was DAFOREST which helped me with descri ptive writing in Language Paper 1 and 2. His lessons were so creative and useful.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much for this, it means the world to me when a student and parent succeed ❤;;️;;.


Melanie (Miss)
10/06/2022

5/5 Rating

Jon has been absolutely fantastic, my son has gained so much more knowledge and confidence whilst having maths tutoring with him. His school has seen a massive improvement over the last few months and my son actually now enjoys maths! Would highly recommend Jon as a tutor, he is very professional, knowledgeable and my son found him easy to approach with any questions. Thank you again Jon!

Tutors Response :

Thanks so much Melanie, Josh was such a lovely student, and will be keeping my fingers and toes crossed for his exams:)

Kindest regards, Jon.


Mrs Kully (Mrs)
04/06/2022

5/5 Rating

Jon has been tutoring my son Ryan for the last two months in English. Jon has been amazing with Ryan. My son has felt at ease and comfortable with the sessions. Jon has a relaxed approach which really helped my son understand more clearly. He stayed online throughout the session so Ryan was able to communicate with him at all times, which makes a big difference. I definitely recommend Jon as a tutor. You will not be disappointed. Thank you Jon for all your help.

Tutors Response :

Aww thanks so much for your feedback Kully, Ryan was a pleasure to teach:) Please keep me informed of his progress and let me know if you need anything else in the future:)

Kindest regards, Jon.


Blade (Mr)
23/05/2022

5/5 Rating

Great tutor. Very Helpful.

Tutors Response :

Aww, thanks Joel-that’s so kind:)

Hope Blade smashes his exams now, and please let me know how he gets on.

Kindest regards, Jon.


Georgina (Ms)
30/04/2022

5/5 Rating

A very skilled tutor, who is doing his very generous best to accommodate us

Tutors Response :

Aww, thanks so much Georgina, it always means a lot:)

Thanks, Jon.


Jennifer (Ms)
21/03/2022

5/5 Rating

Very good tutor. My son is enjoying his lessons and getting alot from them.

Tutors Response :

Aww thanks so much for this Jennifer, really appreciated:)

Thanks, Jon.


Angie (Mrs)
19/03/2022

5/5 Rating

Jon is an excellent teacher with genuine passion for learning and for helping students reach their best ability. He is motivating, interested and has so much experience we feel very lucky to have found him to teach our son! Our son feels supported and really embracing his learning journey.

Tutors Response :

Aww thanks so much for your review Angie, will keep doing all I can to help :)


Zowie (Mrs)
06/03/2022

5/5 Rating

Jon has had such an impact on my son that even my sons school has seen a difference.We are extremely pleased with the tutoring he delivers.

Tutors Response :

Hi Zowie, thanks so much for the feedback, it really means a lot:) Hope you’re all fine.

Kind regards, Jon.


Clare (Mrs)
01/03/2022

5/5 Rating

My son engages really well with Jon. Extremely pleased we have found a tutor to help with my sons English. Jon is an excellent tutor and would highly recommend. Communication is also excellent.

Tutors Response :

Thanks so much for the feedback Clare, really appreciated:)


Tukta (Mrs)
23/02/2022

5/5 Rating

My daughter enjoyed tutoring with Jon. He has set some work for her to do and support the area that my daughter needs to work on it. Thank you Jon.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Tukta for your lovely feedback! Emily is lovely to work with, and she has such a great sense of humour:)


Imtiyaz (Mr)
12/02/2022

5/5 Rating

Excellent lessons I have seen a vast improvement of my son`s ability Highly recommended

Tutors Response :

Aww thanks so much for the review Imtiyaz, they’re both lovely lads and will keep pushing them all I can:) Regards, Jon.


Gurdeep (Mrs)
07/01/2022

5/5 Rating

Jon has been fantastic with my child. A relaxed, friendly but yet professional educator. He understood my needs and areas I want to address and has always responded to my questions. My child has gained so much confidence to become top in a multiplication test against the year above! The improvement is definitely seen, and yet it is done at a pace not putting pressure on my child so the confidence can develop and can see it will continue.

Tutors Response :

Aww thanks so much Gurdeep, it’s been a real pleasure seeing K. blossom. Just let me know if you need anything else.

Thanks, Jon.


Sukhdesh (Mr)
02/11/2021

5/5 Rating

My son finds Jon`s sessions to be helpful and engaging. Jon comes across as very knowledgeable and professional.

Tutors Response :

Aww thanks Sukhdesh:) Just tell me if there’s anything else I can do:)

Kind regards, Jon.


Krista (Mrs)
01/01/2021

5/5 Rating

Super tutor, supports and teaches my son extremely well. Would highly recommend.


Anne (Mrs)
03/07/2019

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher


Julie (Mrs)
14/03/2018

5/5 Rating

John has already given our son Toby who is 11 a lot more confidence and improving weekly. Would definately recommend. Julie Bevan

Tutors Response :

Thanks for that Julie!


Helen (Mrs)
25/08/2017

4/5 Rating

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Joanne (Mrs)
04/03/2017

5/5 Rating

Haven`t been with Jon for long but so far am extremely pleased with his service (GCSE maths tuition) My daughter is at ease and is enjoying her sessions. I would definitely recommend Jon to others


Jo ()
06/02/2017

5/5 Rating

My son has been going to Jon for around a month. He really enjoys the hour he spends working with Jon, already he feels more confident and knowledgeable with maths.


Saimah (Mrs)
19/12/2016

5/5 Rating

Absolutely fabulous. Boys look forward to his lessons.


Raj (Mr)
20/10/2016

4/5 Rating

Early days yet, but my son has taken to it well and is happy to go to Jon for tutoring. A good start.


Kirstie (Mrs)
30/05/2016

5/5 Rating

Jon was very helpful in fitting my son in when we needed to change his normal lesson. My son enjoyed and looked forward to going which says a lot and gained confidence in his English. Thank you again Jon.


Asam (Mr)
01/05/2016

4/5 Rating

Good


Karen (Mrs)
10/11/2015

5/5 Rating

Jon is a very good tutor - he is approachable and very knowledgable and has a great rapport with his pupils.


Sophie (Mrs)
09/11/2015

5/5 Rating

Early days but so far very pleased .


vicky (Mrs)
17/06/2015

5/5 Rating

We`re very impressed with Jon`s approach to teaching. It is clear that our son feels relaxed and fully engaged, and after a few sessions we have already seen the benefit.
Thanks Jon :)


dee (Miss)
16/12/2014

5/5 Rating

Very impressed, very student focused, would recommend to any student needing support.


Ben (Mr)
17/06/2013

5/5 Rating

Brilliant service, really friendly and not a single minute wasted! Really eager to help me (despite my quick turnover) and fully annotate the coursework material in preparation for the session, where it was explained in more depth. An immense effort was made before receiving a single penny and frequent revisits over E-mail were generously offered. An ideal working environment was also provided. Would recommend to any English students (especially A-level Literature) without a doubt. Just wish I discovered them sooner! Keep up the excellent work with all future clients. :)


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