What makes Mr. Jones special?

 

Our Dream Team

Experienced & bilingual

David Rhys Jones

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President / Language Trainer

Dave has been working in the education industry for over 12 years. As a teacher, he is mostly appraised for his ability to create an enjoyable working atmosphere and has a special talent for helping those with confidence issues. Helping people overcome their mental barriers and communicate effectively is his passion and was the driving force behind him creating Mr Jones Language Academy with Ceri as he feels that his philosophy and method, created over 12 years by listening to his students and refining his ideas, will greatly benefit speakers of English as a foreign language. 

In his personal time, Dave's passion is skiing. He is also a ski instructor and for a few months per year you will find him teaching on the slopes of Zermatt in Switzerland. 

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Ceri Harris

General Director

Ceri has been working in Education for over 10 years. First as a teacher and then in a more senior role as an academic manager. She is the expert on the industry as a whole and is here to make sure that your experience with Mr Jones runs smoothly, that you get the best possible deal for your individual needs, whether you are an individual or a company, and also to be there to answer any questions you have and to provide you with the best possible customer service.

In her spare time Ceri is an avid traveller, recently completing a tour of the world where she enjoyed immersing herself in foreign cultures, taking beautiful pictures and testing out the local culinary delights.

Ceri is a firm believer in eco-friendly practices and is the driving force behind our ethical, paper-free policy.

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Hannah Roberts

Language Trainer

Passionate about linguistics, I love learning new languages. Having started at a beginner level in French and Turkish, I empathize with students and believe that a good teacher is always friendly, patient and adaptable to individual student needs. My role as a teacher is to make your learning experience both enjoyable and educational, and to help you feel comfortable using your new language skills. With degrees in English Literature and Philosophy, I am both an avid reader and a film buff. In my spare time, I like to play board games and do puzzles. I am currently writing my first novel!

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Kerri Mackenzie

Language Trainer

Kerri has been working in teaching for five years. Her principal field is literature and languages but she has also worked in various other fields including business, agriculture, in the medical field, in international law and in international and intercultural communication. She works with students of all levels, from beginners to more advanced students and with both children and adults. She aims to help her students to feel at ease in English and to boost their self-confidence while making sure that her classes are engaging and adapted to her student’s needs.

In her free time, Kerri is a published author who enjoys knitting and is passionate about literature and theatre.

 

Our Philosophy

Enjoy learning, build your confidence.

Mr Jones is here to open doors, break down barriers, create connections and to give you the confidence you need to communicate effectively in English.

Mr Jones is taking a new, proactive approach to English learning. Forget Brian, forget lists of irregular verbs. With Mr Jones, you will speak. You will communicate. You will be immersed in the English language and learn through doing. 

Our philosophy is based on 6 vital ideas : ​

1 - Personalisation.

Every lesson is tailored specifically to your individual needs. Tell us your objectives at the start of your training and we will create a lesson plan that suits you. Take our free online level test to see where you need to improve in grammar then tell us your personal objectives when we meet in person. 

2- Speaking Practice.

Practice makes perfect! We believe that you learn by doing. I am sure that most of you can recite a list of irregular verbs, but are you comfortable chatting to someone?  We stress speaking practice here at Mr Jones. We will do role plays, and practice situations that will help you in the real world.

3 - Community.

To help you stay motivated, we want you to meet others with the same interests and passions as yourself. We want you to feel like you belong to a community. Therefore we offer social events where you can practice your English outside lessons and practice in real-life situations. 

4 - Learning Environment.

Making mistakes is good! We all learn from our mistakes (most of the time). We aim to create an environment where you feel comfortable being yourself. A place where you will not feel judged for making a mistake. We want you to have fun while learning. Smile, laugh, learn!

5 - Technology.

We use nothing but the latest technology in our lessons. All our teachers are equipped with a computer with touchscreen and pen technology allowing lessons to become interactive and engaging. All students also have access to Office 365 education allowing us to teach online lessons on Microsoft Teams and giving you access to Word, Excel, Onenote, outlook, etc which are used during lessons. 

6 - Adaptability.

Every student is unique. No single method will work for everybody. Here at Mr Jones, we are adaptable. We will change our teaching technique to suit your learning method. 

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Our Results

We have a 5 star rating on google!

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See for yourself our incredible results from satisfaction questionnaires...

Recommanderiez-vous Mr Jones à un(e) ami(e), collègue ou membre de votre famille ? (1 étant très peu probable, 10 étant extrêmement probable)

9,6 / 10

Note globale de la formation (la plus faible étant 1 étoile, la plus forte étant 5)

4,5 / 5

Pertinence du programme

100% satisfied or very satisfied

Maitrise du sujet du formateur

100% very satisfied

Accueil du formateur

100% very satisfied

Nombre total d'étudiants

43

Valid 04/11/2021

 

Our Standards

Only the best teachers with Mr. Jones

Here at Mr Jones, we only work with the best teachers! Any teacher you have is guaranteed to be a native, bilingual speaker with a minimum of 5 years' experience teaching ESL English. 

We only employ people who we feel fit into the Mr Jones mould, who are fun, engaging, knowledgeable and professional. 

We also continually provide our teachers with new training opportunities so that they can keep up-to-date with the latest teaching techniques.

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Our Commitments

 

Technology Driven and Paper-Free

Here at Mr Jones, we use the latest technology to  make our lessons engaging and adapted to the modern world. We use laptop / tablets in our lessons with touch screen and pens to bring the lessons to life thus eliminating the need for endless photocopies.

 

Everything done during the lesson (vocabulary covered, mistakes made + corrections, screenshots of the digital whiteboard, etc) will be sent to you as a PDF by email for future reference. Click on the link below to see an example.

Example Lesson

Notes

Profit Vs Quality

We are firm believers in offering top quality for lower prices. To ensure we have the best teachers, we pay top rates to those working for us while at the same time, offering you lower rates than most of our competitors.

 

Why do we do this? We have chosen to take a lower initial profit in order to give you the most satisfaction from our lessons. By ensuring your satisfaction, we gain your trust and where you may leave another company after an initial set of lessons, we want you to join our community and be in with us for the long run. Having you as a satisfied customer means more to us than profit.