Hi, I'm Fiona
I help busy people like you pass the IELTS test in the most enjoyable and pain-free way so that you can get on with living your life!
Go ahead – ask me anything you like!
I was born in WALES and now I live with my husband and son in Essex, near London.
Yup! I got my Cambridge Diploma in 1997 and my MA in TEFL in 2005.
I started when I was 21. Now I’m 48!
I started teaching Academic Skills in FRANCE at Dijon University and then I spent 3 years in JAPAN and TAIWAN. Then 4 years in POLAND and 2 years in SRI LANKA.
I work in lots of places! During the week I teach IELTS at Colchester English Study Centre.
In summer I teach Academic Skills on the pre-sessional courses at Essex University.
At the weekend I help out with IELTS at Anglia Ruskin Chelmsford University.
I’m also a registered Proofreader, which I do online.
Good question. I felt quite frustrated that I had so much knowledge but I could only help a few students in my class.
I wanted to find a way to share what I know and help more people.
With my website and Members Academy I can put all my experience, materials, tips and strategies in one place to save you time and energy.
It was always my dream to have my own school, and it’s come true!
I also really love creating interesting materials like my IELTS Mind Maps – I didn’t have time to do this when I was working full time.
I’m an IELTS geek and I know the test very well. There are other courses that have been put together by people who aren’t even teachers, and who certainly have never been examiners.
Very often these courses just abandon you as soon as you have paid, and so you lose motivation.
I think it’s my job to keep you motivated, keep you studying, encourage you to carry on when the going gets tough, and be there to help you when you need support.
Oh yes and I forgot to mention, my students get excellent results! I’m very close to them and very proud of what they achieve.
Got any more questions?
MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Distinction) – University of Reading 2005
BA/Hons First Class Degree in English and French – University of Reading 1992
Cambridge/RSA Diploma in TEFL – University of Swansea 1997
IELTS Speaking and Writing Specialist since 2002
CELTA and TESOL Trainer and DELTA local tutor since 2003
- Winner of Cambridge English Language Assessment/English UK Research Award 2015