From United StatesLiving in Maringa, Brazil (12:01 UTC-03:00)
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italki teacher since Feb 14, 2022
My name is Jonathan, but you can call me Teacher Jon. That nickname was kindly given to me by my students. I grew up in a small town in the northeastern corner of the United States. Currently I live in Brazil and I am fluent in both English and Portuguese. I am a Mechanical Engineer and I have been teaching English for the past eight years.
Me as a Teacher
During my first six years of teaching English, I taught groups of all ages and levels from children to elderly students, basic to advanced English. For the past two years I have been teaching online and now here I am to teach you English on italki! What I most enjoy sharing with my students is the wisdom that comes from experience. I have many years of experience teaching English as a second language. I also have experience in mechanical design, project management and mobile network infrastructure. In life I have experience as an entrepeneur and an investor. These last two are my favorite topics to discuss!
My lessons & teaching style
English is best learned through practice, and that is the focus of my classes. I act as a coach and teach my students how they can learn English by themselves. I also keep myself available for my students to ask all the questions they will have along the way.
My English teaching method is very simple and efficient:
- Want to learn to read? Just read!
- Want to learn to write? Just write!
- Want to learn to speak? Just speak!
I will be here to act as your training wheels while you’re getting all the practice you need to master the skill.
Want to learn English with me?
Book a class right now, no matter what level you are, and I’ll be here to help you move forward!
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4 English lessons
Jon is a fantastic teacher with a learning method of his own. I have no doubt that his classes are really useful and that is why I will continue learning with him.
Nov 11, 2022
24 English lessons
More than an excellent teacher !! Intelligent mentor.
Oct 12, 2022
Fhernanda Romo Olea
4 English lessons
He's very kind, he makes you feel comfortable and confident about what you know, I'm sure he'll help me out improving.
Oct 10, 2022
1 English lesson
Highly recommend to have a lesson with John. He is easy-going, communicative and kind person with extremely interesting life experiences!