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Jon

Jon
Jon
Tutor
Belbroughton, Worcestershire
Feedback Score:
+30
Member Since: 29/12/2011
Last Login: 4 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 5 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: 36.00 to 62.40 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Career Development£45.60£45.60£45.60£52.20£62.40£62.40
Communication Skills£45.60£45.60£45.60£52.20£62.40£62.40
Eleven Plus£45.60£45.60£52.20---
English£45.60£45.60£45.60£52.20£62.40£62.40
Extended Project Qualification---£52.20--
History£45.60£45.60£45.60£52.20£62.40£62.40
Ib Diploma---£52.20--
Ielts£45.60£45.60£45.60£52.20£62.40£62.40
Law--£45.60£52.20--
Life Coaching£45.60£45.60£45.60£52.20£62.40£62.40
Maths£45.60£45.60£45.60---
Personal Finance-----£62.40
Personal Statements£54£54£54£54£62.40£62.40
Pgce----£62.40-
Politics--£45.60£52.20£62.40£62.40
Presentation--£45.60£52.20£62.40£62.40
Sociology--£36£52.20--

Information about Jon

►;;;►;;; TUTOR SUMMARY ◄;;;◄;;;

An award-winning teacher ♦;;; 16 years’ experience in some of the UK’s toughest secondary and college classrooms ✦;;; Expert in 7/11+/GCSE/A Level/Degree level ✦;;; Specialist in English, Maths, History, International Relations and entrance exams ✦;;; University of Warwick and University of Birmingham prize-winning student ✦;;; MRes and PGCE trained with QTS status ✦;;; Served as Assistant Head of Department, Advanced Teaching Practitioner and Teacher Training Lead ✦;;; ”Super Tutor” with over 15k lessons across 1k students within 32 countries✦;;; Educational consultant sought out for occasional media appearances (Radio 4, BBC) ✦;;; Mentor to entrants into property with developments totalling £14 million ✦;;; Come and learn with the best ⚠;;;Limited slots⚠;;; ⇛;;; KINDLY BOOK THROUGH TUTOR HUNT⇚;;;

►;;;►;;; MY STORY ◄;;;◄;;;

I am currently a grade-one “outstanding” teacher in my present school, and have been delivering KS3, GCSE and A Level English, Maths and History in the secondary and sixth-form sectors for the past 16 years, in which time my results have far surpassed national pass rates. Moreover, due to these outstanding results and innovative teaching methods, I have served as Assistant Head of Department; helping us to be awarded an internal grade 1 “outstanding” rating for the 6 years in which I held the post. Furthermore, I also have extensive experience as an “Advanced Practitioner”-tasked with turning around failing cohorts in some of the UK’s toughest classrooms, as well as my time as an examiner for a variety of GCSE/A Level exam boards.

Moreover, due to this long history of being a stand-out professional in the education sector, my advice has been sought out for occasional media and radio appearances for discussions on educational policy, whilst also being head-hunted to tutor the children of prominent public figures including Premiership footballers, Olympic athletes, luminaries of the business world, and even the family of a Nobel Prize winner for a month-which was awesome!

Furthermore, in also being an accomplished property developer with my own UK real-estate portfolio and honorary co-founder of a former property company alongside my partner, I have acted as a business mentor to Year 11 students on entrepreneurship, and how to begin their own journey in property investment, which has seen me guide some of the UK’s brightest new generation of business leaders.

In my remaining spare time, I am currently engaged in the pre-reading for the start of my future PHD in International Relations, during which I will be studying the geopolitics of any superpower conflict over Taiwan. Furthermore, I enjoy travelling extensively in our second home of Tuscany with my young family, supporting Manchester United, playing the drums, and playing the PlayStation (although not as much as I used to, these days!)

As my full and varied career has hopefully shown, I have a passion for English, maths, history, and the 11+ exams, taking great pride in providing the best academic and pastoral support I can, whilst hopefully being an outstanding role-model for all of my students, as I help them forge their way in the world.

►;;;►;;; QUALIFICATIONS ◄;;;◄;;;

__MRes (Distinction) in International Security from University of Warwick-won academic award for writing an “outstanding and genuinely original dissertation” that represented: “an important contribution to existing literature in the field of International Security”.

__PGCE (Distinction) in Secondary Education-ranked in the top 2 trainee teachers in my year’s cohort, with outstanding feedback in academic and practical assessments

__BA (Hons) in English/History from University of Birmingham-received special award for achieving academic excellence despite coming from the bottom 5% of UK families in terms of socioeconomic poverty

__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 key modules

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

Willing to travel: 5 miles

Experience: I have a broad range of experience turning around struggling students in some of the UK’s toughest classrooms, as well as challenging high achieving learners in the pursuit of academic excellence. In my teaching and tutoring career thus far, I have taught across the curriculum age-ranges (7-18 years), as well as undergraduate and postgraduate level students, and specialise in teaching troubled learners lacking confidence, whilst pushing very bright pupils.

Since I began teaching at my institution, English pass-rates received a 25% upwards leap in the opening two years and my tutoring pass grades in my subjects of English, maths and history have been outstanding, so that the vast majority of my classes/tutees are now passing with strong academic grades, and attaining entry to prestigious preparatory schools and/or universities. During last academic year, my tutees enjoyed superb results in English, Maths, History and the 11+, with 96% reaching their target minimum grade, and 68% exceeding this mark, entering prestigious institutions such as the University of Durham, University of Heidelburg and Bromsgrove School, as well as world-class employers such as Rolls Royce. Therefore, over my career as a “super-tutor” so far, I am proud to have delivered over 15,000 lessons across 1000 students within 32 countries, from the UK to Hong Kong.

I also have considerable mentoring expertise, in having built my own UK property portfolio currently valued at £2.75 million from scratch, I have mentored many adult and teenage entrants into property investing, guiding their purchases and renovations to the overall value of £14 million, and counting. In addition to this, I have also been an informal mentor to UK gang members, 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.

►;;;►;;; PARENT FEEDBACK ◄;;;◄;;;

__“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.”

__“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.”

►;;;►;;; TUTORING APPROACH ◄;;;◄;;;

Besides enjoying superb results, my pupils benefit from a relaxed yet challenging atmosphere, with high commitment being expected of them and this has shown to bring both personal and academic growth, which is always pleasing to see. Moreover, in strengthening self-esteem and exciting the minds of my students, to equip them with the skills they need to excel in later life, I seek to provide them with only the finest education possible.

In terms of my lesson delivery, I always strive to be on the cutting-edge of education in use of teaching resources and methods. Therefore, my approach to tutoring makes use of the techniques of “blended learning”, utilising advanced video-conferencing software, modern presentational packages such as Prezi, powerful virtual learning environments and resourced by well-known educational companies, all supported by online platforms provided by GCSE Bitesize, amongst others. This constant innovation was perhaps best illustrated by my recent use of computer games as a learning tool, which led to some of my classes’ GCSE English creative writing being utilised by exam boards as exemplars to share across the UK, in which they were inspired by video games such as Halo and Mass Effect to attain grade 9s.

In light of this dedication to using Smart tech to deliver a first-class education, throughout my teaching career in inner-city schools and sixth-forms, I have become known for never leaving any learner behind, whilst using creative methods in covering the curriculum in an accessible and enjoyable way.

Needless to say, I passionately believe that education should be a joy, not a chore, and I always do my best to ensure this for each and every one of my students, both in the classroom and online.

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**Kindly note: proposed rate will be dependent on level of study, length of tutoring period and demand.

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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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