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Chinese (Mandarin)
πŸ’—Go up a band in IELTS / succeed in your interview / learn public speaking - I am patient and kind.
FromΒ United KingdomLiving in Gloucester, United KingdomΒ (18:32Β UTC+01:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Feb 13, 2012
Interest topicArtHealthTech
I am a friendly, knowledgeable British English tutor with a clear voice and standard accent. I am a retired programmer with analytical thinking, and I love connecting with other cultures. I can help you improve your speaking and writing and learn ways to do awesomely well in your next interview, presentation, meeting, or IELTS exam. I have a strong IT background and have worked in an NHS hospital. I have helped many IT professionals, engineers, business, and medical professionals improve their speaking and writing for emigration or study in Canada, Australia, and the UK. I am the author of How to Go Up a Band in IELTS Without Needing to Improve Your English. Ask me for a copy.

English Lessons

Trial Lesson
549 lessons completed
USD 5.00+
IELTS Speaking AND/OR Writing
B1Β -Β  C2

Test Preparation

2,877 lessons completed
USD 17.00+
Public Speaking 5 lesson Course
B1Β -Β  C2


1,067 lessons completed
USD 29.00+
Package with 30% off
Conversation Practice for Business or Fun - become fluent fast
B1Β -Β  C2

Conversation Practice

408 lessons completed
USD 17.00+
Interview Practice in British English - 5 Lesson Course
B1Β -Β  C1


373 lessons completed
USD 29.00+
Package with 30% off


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1,317 Reviews

13 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Thanks to Kateβ€˜s interesting and practical lessons, I got a score of 6.0 in speaking. I learned many useful expressions as well as the answering logic which definitely improved my speaking skills, and the most important thing is that Kate makes me feel confident and not nervous when talking to the IELTS examiner. With more practice with Kate, I believe I can get a higher score in IELTS test.
Aug 14, 2022
Maria Lee
11 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
I have been studying with Kate since January and enjoying every session. My favorite thing with Kate is, that she always comes up with an idea to improve my speaking in a short period time and make simple exercises to practice. Thanks to her help, I got a 8.0 in speaking in my first academic IELTS.
Mar 9, 2022
Annie Wang
6 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Kate is an excellent English teacher who teaches strategically. She has corrected my mistakes in spoken English which I wasn't aware of. She also tackles my problems in a more strategic and holistic way, which is a rare find. I'd highly recommend her to the students who want to get a band 7 or above in IELTS speaking.
Sep 29, 2021
Pui Supatta
1 English lesson
She is a great and professional teacher. She also gives practical recommendations. Her teaching style is really useful.
May 17, 2023
1 English lesson
She is very patient and approachable, I love her!
May 10, 2023
3 English lessons
inspiring as always
May 10, 2023
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