English teacher IELTS Coach Kate

IELTS Coach Kate

Professional Teacher
Teaches
English
Native
Speaks
Chinese (Mandarin)
Other
Empowering Success Through Kind and Patient Coaching: IELTS, Conversations, Interviews, Speeches
From United KingdomLiving in Gloucester, United Kingdom (05:38 UTC+01:00)
About Me
italki teacher since Feb 13, 2012
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I'm a retired programmer, an experienced British English tutor, and the author of "How to Go Up a Band in IELTS Without Needing to Improve Your English." With my background in IT and a gentle and patient teaching style, I've assisted many non-native speakers in enhancing their communication abilities for moving to Canada, Australia, and the UK or studying there. I have a Master's in IT and a level 5 certificate in teaching English to speakers of foreign languages. The British Council taught me to teach IELTS. I have been president of both Gloucester and Cheltenham Speakers public speaking clubs. Book a trial today to begin! (Please note: I do not teach children under 12 years old.)
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English Lessons

Trial Lesson
611 lessons completed
USD 6.00+
Achieve IELTS Success: Effective Techniques for Speaking and Writing Mastery
B1 -  C2

Test Preparation

2,993 lessons completed
USD 17.00+
Package with 13% off
Confidence Boost: Mastering Public Speaking in 5 Essential Lessons
B1 -  C2

Business

1,072 lessons completed
USD 29.00+
Package with 30% off
Speak Better English: Fun Conversations with the Fluency Game!
B1 -  C2

Conversation Practice

477 lessons completed
USD 17.00+
Package with 13% off
Fluency and Confidence: Transform Your English Skills and Interview Performance!
B1 -  C1

Business

377 lessons completed
USD 29.00+
Package with 8% off
AI-Enhanced Learning. Grammar & Vocabulary to Boost Business, IELTS or Fun
B1 -  C2

Test Preparation

377 lessons completed
USD 20.00+
Special Package - 3 hours or more per week
B2 -  C1

Test Preparation

593 lessons completed
USD 17.00+
Package with 28% off

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1,372 Reviews

Student Aliya
Aliya
9 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Kate provided a very detailed step-by-step of the Task 2 essay that I wrote. Thank to Kate, I now have a far better understanding of what IELTS examiners look for and how to best approach essay writing for exam purposes.
May 9, 2024
Student Feifei Fang
Feifei Fang
16 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Kate是一位非常善良和蔼的老师。她对于雅思考试有许多独特见解和独门秘籍。我准备雅思考试的时间很短,几乎是不可能完成的任务。但在Kate的帮助下,我仍在两周紧锣密鼓的准备后取得了远超预期的成绩。她的流利度小游戏不仅对我的英语学习很有帮助,也让我在其他语种的学习中受益匪浅。现在我能够更加流利地与人交流,也对自己的口语及写作更有自信了。每次口语练习时,Kate都会非常仔细地记录并适时地提出建议。而写作训练中她总是细致地检查一字一句,传授更地道的表达。有时她还会科普一些英语语言的历史和文化知识,我个人非常喜欢这种上课的方式。总而言之,非常感谢Kate的帮助,希望以后有机会还可以参加她别的类型的课程! Kate is a kind and understanding teacher. She has many unique test tips and is willing to share them with her students. I didn't have much time to prepare for the IELTS test, but with Kate's help I achieved way more than expectation in just 2 weeks. Her special fluency game not only helps me inmprove my spoken english, but also benefit me to learning others languages. Now I can speak with others fluently and have more confidence in myself.
May 8, 2024
Student Krillin
Krillin
51 English lessons
Teacher’s pick
Kate is very knowledgeable. I can talk with her about many domains, and it is helpful to improve my speaking and listening in fun.
Dec 13, 2023
Student Lynn
Lynn
2 English lessons
kate is a very friendly teacher with kind smile. I learned many things.
Jun 24, 2024
Student Aliya
Aliya
9 English lessons
Over the last couple of months, Kate has been teaching me how to effectively structure Task 1 and Task 2 essays for IELTS. Together, we read through all of my essays word by word and Kate provided valuable suggestions on the adjustments necessary to achieve my target band. I have also benefitted from self-studying collocations with the materials Kate picked up for me, and it made wonders for the quality of my writing. Kate, thank you for your outstanding professionalism and commitment to teaching!
Jun 20, 2024
Student Aliya
Aliya
9 English lessons
A great lesson on eloquence and articulation for IELTS speaking part! We have practiced conversing about trivial issues using as many niche words as possible. Thank you for the deliberate guidance and customized tips, Kate!
May 31, 2024
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