IELTS Teaching Stories From 2018: School’s Out

Dec 30, 2018 | IELTS, IELTS Coaching, IELTS Test


Welcome to the first ever edition of School’s Out where we take time out of IELTS teaching to update you on the latest events…

Where We've Been

For the first time in a long while, I took a break from teaching. In August, I left my computer at home and headed out to the steppes of Outer Mongolia.

A welcome break and I’m back fresher than ever!

Mongolia Vacation


IELTS Newsletter: What We've Done

IELTS Teaching News

This month two new associates have joined the team!

Yee Ling

Yee Ling - Proofreader

I’ve worked with Yee Ling before and can recommend her as a talented proofreader.

Many of our students go on to enter university after getting the IELTS score they need. Now we can continue to support you by proofreading your university essays.

Yee Ling says…

I specialise in proofreading both academic and non-academic nonfiction, particularly in the areas of Education and Language. This includes books, papers, dissertations, web content, and marketing materials. I have experience in proofreading theses in the humanities, on both Master and Doctorate levels, and am familiar with different styles of citation as well as adapting to specific house styles.

As a native speaker of English, I am able to address the language needs of both writer and intended audience, as I have decades of experience teaching English in different countries to first- and second-language learners of diverse competency levels and backgrounds.

With my background in editing, proofreading, and publishing language reference books for the international market, I am used to producing excellent work under tight deadlines. Do feel free to contact me about your particular project, even if it does not fit the usual framework of things.

When you need Yee Ling’s professional help or wish us to provide you with her terms and conditions, and rates – get in touch!


Marieta is a coach experienced in IELTS teaching from Australia who has worked at the University of Sydney. I’ve team-taught with Marieta, and she proved herself an excellent teacher.

Marieta - IELTS Coach

Marieta adds a whole new time zone to our schedule since she lives in Australia. Extending our working hours means that you can find a time that suits your busy schedule.

As an Australian, Marieta has an Aussie accent. Few people know – but the Australian accent causes the most problems for exam candidates in the Listening test.

Taking lessons with Marieta will help to remove this obstacle, as well as others, from your path!

Key Facts About Marieta

– Over ten years experience as a teacher and course designer
– Over seven years experience as an examiner
– Holds a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics TESOL
– The holder of a CELTA Certificate
– Teaches English at a top Australian university
– Helped many students achieve IELTS scores from Band 7.0 to 8.5

IELTS Newsletter: Who We've Met

Where Our Students Come From

We’ve used Zoom to appear on screens helping students in many countries, including: UAE (by BOTIM – nothing else works there); Saudi Arabia; Iran; Turkey; Israel; Sudan (by Skype – Zoom stopped working there this summer); England, the Netherlands; Switzerland; Spain; the Ukraine, Japan; Taiwan; South Korea; Indonesia; India; Brazil; Canada and Australia.

As the IELTS test becomes more and more popular, more and more lives have changed for the better.

See some of our latest IELTS success stories here.

IELTS Newsletter: Why We Teach

Why Learn With Us?

We want to see you succeed! We have devoted our professional careers to ensuring many like you have the tools they need to succeed with the IELTS test.

Find out more about our IELTS teaching solutions here.

IELTS Newsletter: When We Teach

When Can You Book An IELTS Lesson?

Book yourself in for a free demo lesson, and we will send you a link to our calendar.

We operate in the UK and Australian time zones – increasing the chances that you will find a time that suits your schedule.

Make sure you book lessons in plenty of time!

Our schedules book up for weeks in advance, and you might have to wait a few weeks before your lessons can begin.

Click here to book a free demo lesson.

That’s all for this year.

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We wish you a prosperous 2019 and hope to see you next month!