Jonathan Cross

Jonathan Cross

English Tutor

Profile

A TEFL certified tutor, I currently work at a top cram school in Taiwan and I am seeking one-to-one online tutoring work.

I have a proven ability to work with students from a range of English proficiency levels and age groups. As a dedicated professional, I create a positive and energetic learning environment in which I effectively motivate and direct students to maximize their English skills. 

Work History

Work History
Dec 2014 - Present

English Teacher

Joy English School

Duties include teaching English courses for classes of varying sizes, from beginner to advanced levels, one-to-one tutoring, one-to-one exam preparation instruction (TOEIC), and conducting oral practice tests. I run my own weekly conversation and reading classes, which I develop the content for.

Dec 2014 - Present

English Tutor

Freelance

I provide a one-to-one tutoring service for university level students, I ensure content best reflects the needs, aims, and interests of the individual.

May 2013 - Nov 2014

Community Support Worker

Brighton and Sussex Care

As a support Worker, my role was to support a range of young people including those with disabilities, mental health issues, and youth offenders in non-domiciliary care. Responsibilities included: creating person-centred support plans, risk assessments, and event organization. I also received nationally recognized training in mental health issues, mental health law, Autism and Proactive Strategies To Avoid Crises.

Sep 2012 - Oct 2014

Director of Services

Ditch the Label

My role was to manage all services provided by Ditch the Label, an anti-bullying charity. I designed educational interventions, presented workshops for anti-bullying initiatives in schools, held talks for parents on cyber-bullying awareness, and spoke several times at the national conference: Optimus Education, including for the keynote speech. . Furthermore, I was responsible for the successful execution, analysis, and production of  groundbreaking research reports including our Annual Bullying Survey and Annual Cyberbullying Survey. The results of which were discussed by the government and gained international recognition on major TV stations and newspapers around the world.

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012

Front Desk Receptionist

Vintage Hostel Paris

Working throughout the summer in Paris at Vintage, I welcomed, checked-in, and assisted guests. I actively provided tourism advice, too.

Oct 2011 - Dec 2011

Research Assistant

University of Iceland

During the ERAMUS study abroad program in Reykjavik, Iceland, I assisted a professor of Sociology with data analysis and interview transcription. 

Education

Education
2010 - 2013

B.A. (Hons) in Anthropology

University of Sussex

Degree Classification: 2:1, second class upper division, with honors.

Sep 2008 - Jul 2010

A-levels in English Language, French, and Philosophy.

Peter Symonds College

I received the grades: A, B, B.

Sep 2004 - Jul 2008

GCSEs

Swanmore School of Technology

I attained the grades: A* (French), A (English Language), A (English Literature), A (History), A ( Science I), A (Information Technology), A (Textiles), B (Math), and C (Science II).

Other Accomplishments

  • Awarded title of 'Diversity Role Model' by the charitable organisation 'DRM' in recognition of my anti-bullying work.
  • Contributed articles upon request of various major publications, including: Channel 5 News Blog and The National Student.
  • Invited to speak on BBC Radio Sussex, BBC Radio Scotland, and other stations across the UK.

Interests

I have a keen interest in charity work and have volunteered for a homeless shelter, wildlife trust, and campaigned for Amnesty International.

In my spare time I enjoy reading, learning languages, swimming, and playing badminton.