I am extremely grateful to have been tutored by the creative and friendly teacher she is. After four months of weekly sessions, I managed to take my first English exam, in which I undoubtedly succeeded, thanks to her help and support. (Natalia, high school student, successful in her first IELTS Academic exam)

Mi s-a părut că sunteți foarte organizată și că totul e abordat așa, step-by-step. Ședința structurată bine, punctată pe ce trebuie. (Alexandra, medical resident, successful in her first IELTS Academic exam)

Ioana m-a ajutat în cea mai dificilă și subiectivă parte a examenului IELTS, partea de writing. Mi-a oferit o perspectivă de ansamblu asupra textelor și m-a ajutat să îmi clarific poziția și să îmi îmbunătățesc propozițiile. Astfel, m-am evaluat mai bine și am reușit să trec examenul la prima încercare cu nota dorită. (Gabriela, medical graduate, successful in her first IELTS Academic exam)

About

An average result of 7+ in the IELTS Academic exam is often required when applying for international scholarships, internships, and jobs. Such a score guarantees that you are an experienced (C1 level) or even an expert (C2 level) user of English. For many, study, work and research opportunities, C1-C2 English is what it takes to perform and thrive.

My experience with helping IELTS Academic candidates dates back to 2008 when I was trained by the British Council. Since then, I have advised and assisted many medical students and young medical graduates, many times pro bono. More recently, I have been giving private IELTS Academic lessons consisting of mock testing, in-depth feedback, targeted skills practice, and useful tips.

Apart from language expertise and test familiarity, I always promote cognitive independence, emotional resilience, and self-confidence in the candidate. I employ relevant pedagogies, modern tools, and the latest materials from authoritative sources. “Work smart, not hard” is the appropriate mantra.

I encourage all candidates to first use free resources available locally or online (the official IELTS website or British Council’s Road to IELTS).  You may find this is enough or that you need more targeted help. For example, the testimonial above comes from Gabriela who, at the time of her IELTS Academic exam, had just graduated from medical school. She self-assessed and I advised her to practice on her own. We only focused on optimizing her writing process and organizing her ideas. And it worked (the first time).

Fees

My IELTS Academic candidate preparation sessions include a tailored mix of skills practice, mock testing, (self-)assessment and detailed feedback. I always put in time and effort to adapt my methods and contents to the learner’s needs and preferences.

I do NOT agree to get involved or discuss finances BEFORE having the opportunity to understand your specific context, objectives, needs, and to answer your questions. Also, I do NOT begin work or charge money UNLESS we reach a clear, shared vision of how I can help. This includes signing a CONTRACT representative of our mutual agreement and commitments.   

To see the range of my fees, click here.

One more thing!

If English already feels like second nature, good for you! However, do NOT attempt the exam without becoming familiar with it beforehand. I know people who could have had excellent results with minimal effort, but failed to reach their target score by a frustrating 0.5. They missed the internship or delayed the job application because they did not practice the test format. So “work smart, not hard”!