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Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined

Welcome to Activate Your IELTS: Be Determined.  This podcast is focused on helping you prepare for the IELTS exam without a teacher!  I give tips on different parts of the exam, developing your English level, and doing it all without a teacher.  Incredible right?  I believe you can do it!  Let's get started!

Jun 18, 2019

Many times I see students who are wondering if they should take the IELTS exam or the TOEFL exam.

This actually depends on a lot of different things. If you are trying to decide which one to take you should consider the following things.

What are your future goals?

Where do you want to be and what do you want to be...

Jun 11, 2019

In this episode, I talk about my own language learning journey and how I began teaching IELTS.  I discuss the difficulties one has in living abroad and learning a language in addition to how my experience as an English language teacher as well as my education in Applied Linguistics has affected how I view language and...

Jun 4, 2019

Over the past year, I've been working more deeply on meeting my student's needs.  One repeated need that I see from students time and time again is the need on how to get organized and structured in your IELTS preparation.  In order to help students solve this problem, I created a free mini-course dedicated to this...

May 14, 2019

I spend quite a lot of time lurking in facebook groups or answering questions on Quora. One thing that I found is that students get really frustrated when they aren't able to get the score they want on IELTS speaking or writing tasks.

Part of this has to do with understanding the difference between social English skills...

May 7, 2019

I get so many students who ask me which books they should be using to study.  After 13+ years in official exam preparation, I'm able to tell you exactly what tools and resources you should be using and how to use them to help get you the score that you want and need.


Episode Links

Vocabulary Notebook

IELTS Webinar