If sessions are enjoyable then they are far more likely to have an impact and so all the material I create is written with this in mind. Treating those that you are tutoring as equals is hugely important, as I believe tuition should be collaborative and works best when it feels like a conversation as opposed to a lecture. By taking the time to truly understand those I am working with I tailor the content to ensure that it is as relevant, engaging and productive as possible.
I have over three years experience tutoring clients in business, including senior managers and MDs, to develop their confidence in public speaking. As Head of Comedy at a talent management agency I worked with some incredible stand up comedians writing material as well as their onstage delivery. While Communications Manager for a leading trade association I wrote and edited speeches for the Chairman, which were delivered everywhere from awards ceremonies to government meetings. I am currently a freelance copywriter and have produced copy for clients as diverse as a private members club, an international marketing company and an online business for new parents.
1st Class Degree in Creative Writing and Drama
A-Levels in English Literature, Theatre Studies and History
10 As at GCSE
“It was fantastic working with Jonathan and he really added something different and unique. He was easy to work with, listened and understood the objective so that he delivered exactly what we were looking for - plus he made it great fun too!! I wouldn't hesitate in working with Jonathan again”. – Charlotte Nicholson
“Jonathan has been a pleasure to work with over the past few years. His experience as a comedian helps to lighten the mood and means he can offer useful tips and techniques to develop each delegates’ confidence and style. In our training days Jonathan regularly receives praise for his use of humour and engaging style which put people at ease.” – Caroline Hartwell
I used to be a presenter on a TV shopping channel where my specialty was sport, music and film memorabilia!