Hi, I’m Fiona.

I help busy people develop the essential skills and knowledge they need to get an excellent IELTS score in the quickest, easiest and most enjoyable way.

I’ve helped over 3000 students get Band 7+ in the Members Academy.

  • – BA Joint Hons French/English Degree (First Class)
  • – MA TEFL (Distinction)
  • – RSA/Cambridge TEFLA Diploma
  • University of Essex Academic Skills Tutor
  • Cambridge ESOL Research Award Winner
IELTS with Fiona

What kind of problems can I help you solve?

The Members Academy 3-month study program is designed for busy people like you, with families, jobs and studies.

Its clear, snack-sized lessons are all accessible from your phone.

My step-by-step lessons will walk you through everything you need to do with an easy-to-follow plan.

You’ll develop independent learning skills and how to manage your progress without a tutor.

You’ll get access to like-minded students and my help in the Private community group.

Why choose me?

I’ve put all my expertise, skills and knowledge into the Members Academy.

I believe that there is no other study programme like it online.

It is more than just a course: it’s a community and all-round learning experience. It is designed to help you become a confident, pro-active and independent learner.

Is the Members Academy right for you?

The Academy is right for you if… 

The Academy is NOT right for you if… 

What my students say

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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 2003Winner of Cambridge English Language Assessment/English UK Research Award 2015


Frequently Asked Questions

My years of teaching and examining mean that I know the IELTS test very well.

There are other courses that have been put together by people who aren’t teachers, and who have never been examiners. 

I have taught many different nationalities, so I can quickly identify weak areas that come from your first language.

Most courses  abandon you once you have bought the course.

The Members Academy will keep you motivated and I will be there to help you when you need support.

My students get excellent results. I get to know each of them by name and am very proud of what they have achieved after they got their IELTS score.

I have a First Class degree in English and French (1991)

I got my Cambridge TEFLA Diploma in 1997 and my MA in TEFL (Distinction) in 2005.

Since 1991, when I spent my University year abroad as a Teaching Assistant in Lycee Louis Lapicque (Epinal, France).

I’m from Wales and now I live in Essex, near London.

After graduating, 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 teach Academic Skills at Essex University.

I felt frustrated by the terrible advice that I saw online.