Professional Teacher
Chinese (Mandarin)
From United StatesLiving in Chon Buri, Thailand (21:01 UTC+07:00)
13 years ESL exp. Specializing in IELTS, Interview, Business, Daily life and Fluency training
About Me
italki teacher since Oct 27, 2021
I’m an American businessman, educator, teacher and trainer that’s lived in China and SE Asia for over 15 years. Living in Asia for that many years and being able to understand cultural differences allows me to teach my students from an insiders prospective as I understand what real English speaking and communicating is. I also am fluent in Chinese so I know the ups and downs of learning a second language. At this stage of my life I enjoy helping students reach their goals whether it’s a businessperson involved with a multinational company or a student looking for a 7.5 in IELTS. I do enjoy going to the beach, riding motorcycles, snowboarding and hanging out with friends.

English Lessons

Trial Lesson
111 lessons completed
USD 7.00+
Daily life conversation English ** ( NO KIDS )
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

210 lessons completed
USD 16.00+
Package with 8% off
IELTS 5.5-6.5
B1 -  B2

Test Preparation

111 lessons completed
USD 15.00+
Package with 8% off
B2 -  C2

Test Preparation

79 lessons completed
USD 20.00+
Package with 7% off
American pronunciation and fluency training ** ( NO KIDS )
B2 -  C2

Conversation Practice

251 lessons completed
USD 17.00+
Package with 11% off
Customized high level lessons for business people, students and non native speakers living in America that need to understand the deeper meaning of the English language and culture for everyday life
B2 -  C2

Conversation Practice

17 lessons completed
USD 25.00+
Package with 3% off
Customized Interview prep/ Academic and Business
B2 -  C2


37 lessons completed
USD 20.00+
Package with 7% off


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69 Reviews

Olivia Lan
44 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Jonathan's lesson is very engaging and customized. Highly recommended!
Jan 14, 2023
51 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
A big shout out to Jonathan, the best teacher in the world. Just got back my ielts result and got an overall 8 and 7 in speaking. Wouldn't get this score on the first try without the help from Jonathan. Thank you so much!
Nov 18, 2022
Sandy Lee
21 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Jonathan corrected many of my grammar mistakes during our conversation, which was also very inspiring as I learned about American business culture. Moreover, he identified one of my bad speaking habits and helped me reorganize the sentence structure. Great class!
Mar 28, 2022
10 English lessons
Thanks for always listening to me patiently and giving me all kinds of advice and responses. So grateful to meet you in this relatively tough year for me. I felt so happy and energetic talking with you. And kinda opened my mind and made me believe in myself. May you and your family and cute puppy have a happy year and a nice trip to China! Let’s meet afterwards cause I look forward to sharing more stories about my career with you in the future.
Jan 10, 2023
6 English lessons
Good lesson. Point out my issues. Shared examples to explain different cultures and correct way to answer the questions.
Dec 11, 2022
1 English lesson
Good teacher and useful advise
Dec 4, 2022
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