WHO AM I?
I'm a TESOL-certified American English teacher from New York City and a certified Speaking Examiner for Cambridge University, living and working in Portugal and Italy in the summers. I have over 15 years of teaching experience, 5 years of online teaching, with thousands of classes done on online and tens of thousands (yes, really) in traditional classrooms. I have further experience in general, academic and business English. I have taught both individuals (adults, teens and young learners) and in companies, including many you know: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, Barclays, BP, Prada and some others. As a Certified Speaking Examiner for Cambridge University exams such as the IELTS and more, I do live assessments and I am also experienced in doing exam preparation for the following: FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, BEC, IELTS, ILEC and United Nations YPP exams.
HOW DO I TEACH?
My mission is to put you in control of your own education! How? Through perfecting your learning skills and learning to use communication strategies. In other words, using what you already know better, and learning what you need to know, faster!
I have a simple but effective strategy. Learn through communicating about what interests you! We'll talk about your experiences and link that to a topic that you should be fluent in, for your level. You'll get lots of corrections and suggestions along the way. I'll also check that you've understood the new words and can use any grammar or phrases independently from me. At the end of each class, you'll use what you've learned to do a speaking task where you show that you've mastered what you've learned. You'll always leave knowing more than you came in with, and the final task will prove it to me and, more importantly to you!
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
Because they do! Just listen to what my students are saying!
Amr Saudi Arabia — October 21, 2016
it was my first class with Jon today and all what I can say that he is an outstanding tutor. He is very helpful, patient and skilled. In addition to this, he uses a great strategies with his students. Really, I recommend him to anyone wants to improve his English with a very professional tutor online, and definitely I'm going to book more classes with him.
Sun China — December 1, 2016
I wanted to share something with you that I feel more comfortable with reading English. I used to read word by word, and always emphasized on the familiar word. Now I feel like I read in sentences. Thank you, you really know how to teach!
Hamdy Egypt — October 15, 2015
forgive me for only rate you with only 5 stars because there isn't 100 stars, you deserve more than that. I can't describe how was this trial class is great, Jon not only one of the best teachers on verbling, He is one OF THE BEST TEACHERS ALL OVER THE WORLD. He works hardly with you and concentrate very much. He never care about time he ONLY CARE ABOUT HELPING you.
Any questions, comments or requests, just message me :-)
The Interdisciplinary study of mind, brain and artificial intelligence, with particular attention to linguistics, language processing and language acquisition.
2012 - 2016
LearnShip Networks GmbH
Teaching professional (Online). Face-to-face customized training individually or in small groups using an interactive and multimedia-based Live Teaching Method.
2013 - 2016
San Francisco, United States of America
Teaching professional (Online) Developed and taught original courses in fluency, business English and conversation.
2011 - 2015
Myngle Corporate Academy
Teaching professional (Online) Private classes in Business English, CEFR level assessment and American pronunciation & accent training to executives and staff of the Boston Consulting Group, Bain Capital, Compagnia Generale Trattori – Caterpillar and LUISS University Rome.
2011 - 2013
British Isles - Escola de Línguas
Stand-in teacher. General English courses for young learners as well as Cambridge examination classes for the FCE and CAE exams.
2011 - 2012
Englishtown - an Education First (EF) Subsidiary
Teaching professional (Online). Online group lessons, providing personalized after-class feedback to students & tailor-made curricula for private lessons where applicable.
Cambridge Speaking Examiner
Cambridge English Language Assessment - Cambridge University, United Kingdom
1998 - 1998
Trinity College London
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages