English Language Tuition  & IELTS Preparation Training

Your English Tutor in Brisbane

ABN:
46 627 495 503




NEWS: Tish volunteered in Samoa 14 - 29 September 2012. You can read more about her trip here.



 Name  Native Language
 Country of Birth
 Nationality
 Current Location 
 English Style
 Tish
 English  England  New Zealander
 Australia  New Zealand,
Australian, British


Current "Blue Card" holder


Testimonials

Neer (Israel)

"I heard about Tish from Dominic Cole's website (which is most recommended by the way) and actually I feel that taking lessons with Tish was one of my smartest moves on my way to sit the IELTS.

"She has been most helpful in diagnosing my weaknesses as well as my skills.

"Her remarks have been always much detailed and well put in such a way that has always been effective. Thanks Tish."

MJK (Korea/Australia)

"I wanted to say how thankful I am for your support and language feedback. I believe IELTS test is not just a simple English test but it can change peoples' lives.

"I've been studying the test for 8 months and received my feedback from various people who have absolutely no knowledge in the IELTS. You are such an expert in that area and do know what to expect in the writing.

"Now, I can stay in Australia. I love Australia and it has became my second home."

Simon (Russia)

"In the previous three IELTS test attempts I did well enough with reading and listening, but got stuck with 6.5 in writing and speaking. While reading and listening skills could be readily improved by self-learning and doing exercises freely available on the web, the advance in writing and speaking required a feedback from an experienced tutor. Moreover, both writing and speaking are evaluated subjectively and one needs an IELTS expert to learn the specific things which are necessary to impress examiners. My acquaintance, who managed to pass IELTS quite easily, recommended me Tish’s courses.

"I am very glad that I took his advice because finally, I got my 7 scores. YES-IELTS is exactly the place for somebody like me who needs 7 in all IELTS modules but cannot reach it because of the gap between 6 or 6.5 and 7 requirements.

"The courses are exceedingly targeted and give all the tricks needed for success. I regret only that my overconfidence prevented me from going for Tish’s tuition from the start of my IELTS preparations. It would have saved me so much time and trouble."

Antony (India)

"Hi my name is Antony Shelly and, I just finished my Bachelors in Nursing. For the registration purpose I needed a score of 7 in all modules of IELTS.  In three of my previous attempts, each time I got a score of 6.5 in writing. I did not have a clue where I was going wrong in writing, until one of my friends suggested Tish.  On my very next attempt I got a score of 7.5 in writing. She exactly pointed out the mistakes that I was making and suggested strategies to correct them.

"Tish provides classes according to your requirements. She is quite flexible with her classes. If you think you require more training, then I would recommend the whole package which she offers to all students. Moreover, Tish is quite friendly: someone you can easily get along with which makes the learning environment more relaxing and comforting.

"If anyone is experiencing or having doubts about his or her writing skills, then look no further - just go to Tish. I can definitely guarantee that you will pass with flying colours. Thank you Tish for giving me your valuable advice which really paid off."

Henry (Vietnam)

"My name is Hoang (Henry) Le. I was desperately in need of obtaining IELTS 7.0 overall for migration purposes in August 2009. Having failed in a few attempts, I decided to contact Patricia (Tish) for IELTS writing and speaking lessons. I chose her among a number of qualified IELTS/English tutors in Brisbane due to her outstanding profile and extraordinary experience as an ESL teacher and IELTS examiner. What a decision! The effective lessons and critical feedback she gave helped me to secure IELTS overall band 8.0 (R: 8.5, L: 8.0, W: 8.0, S: 8.0). Thank you so much for help Tish!"

Cathy (Hong Kong)

"I strongly recommend people who are seeking to obtain a score of 7 or higher in IELTS to work with Tish immediately. Prior to a lesson with Tish, I took IELTS for few times and I always obtained either a score of 6.5 or 6 in writing task. So, I took lessons with Tish within 2 weeks. After that, I finally got a score of 7 in writing. Tish is an excellent teacher with good communication skills which I always feel comfortable and productive during and after each lesson. Thank you so much, Tish." 

Ken (China)

"I have completed my courses in the uni and just lodged my application for the permanent residency. Thank you for the help with my IELTS which is very important and critical to me. Wish you well and every success of your business."

Christina (China)

"You are an excellent IELTS teacher! You corrected my writing to a whole new level. It just sounds better with all your polishing!"

Evelina (Russia)

"Myself and a friend of mine suddenly found ourselves in a weird situation where we had only 2 weeks to improve our IELTS writing score from notoriously repeating 6.5 to the required 7. A decision was taken to ask an expert for help. If it hadn't been for Tish, I doubt we would have achieved our goal of scoring 7 in writing. She has been consistent, very motivating and worked precisely on our mistakes. As a result, we've both got 7 in writing after just 2 weeks extensive training under Tish's control. I am advising her to my friends as well."

Hazem H. (Jordan)

"I received my IELTS results this morning for the exam I did it on 7-Sep and I can't believe my eyes: L 7.5, R 7, W 7.5, S 7.5!

"All the thanks for you, now I am scoring in the writing the highest score between all the modules where I was struggling with 6s and 6.5s for the last 10 months.

"I am telling everyone I know who is taking IELTS and struggling like I did about you, and highly recommend them to take the writing course with you."

Matt (Hong Kong)

"Thank you, Tish! If it had not been for your feedback, I couldn't have hit a band 8 in the writing test. Scoring a band 8 - particularly in the writing test - is no easy task. All the same, with the tips given by Tish, I had a firmer grasp of the writing test and knew what areas I needed to work harder on and pay more attention to.

"Tish possesses relevant and invaluable experience in marking essays, and because of this, she gave me feedback and suggestions that helped me improve very quickly and pointed me towards a higher level, enabling me to get a higher band score.

"If you want to improve yourself or want to learn the basics of IELTS writing from scratch, Tish is second to none. I'm sure under Tish's expert guidance, you will make a marked difference. Start preparing for the test earlier, and you will attain your goal very soon!"


Alex (Australia)

I always felt a lack of confidence in my writing and wanted someone professional and experienced to check my essays. Eventually I found some information on tutors who offer such support from the well-known and well-loved Dominic Cole's IELTS website. Tish gave useful advice and even compliments when she thought I had written a good essay. More importantly she could score my essays according to her experience and professional knowledge of IELTS, which I think is very accurate. I got a 7 in the GT writing module which is really consistent with the usual scores she gave me for my practice essays. I have just received my exam result as the very best new year gift and I really appreciate Tish's help! My final scores were: L-9, R-9, W-7, S-8.5


Anita (India)

The decision to choose Tish as my tutor and guide was my greatest strength in my attempt to get the required band scores in IELTS. The test requires certain skills to master and this was possible because of her expert guidance and patient teaching and follow up. 

Tish comes with a wide experience in English teaching and IELTS test preparation and her credentials are well laid out in her website. This gives the confidence that you are with the right teacher.

Her online writing course is tremendous as she deals with the essay writing step by step with prompt and regular feedback. The essays are marked thoroughly so one cannot repeat mistakes as they are corrected and explained.

I had training for about 45 days and she motivated and encouraged me as I submitted every tutorial and I saw a steady progress in my performance. Long distance speaking course (premium) was equally good and she helped me to answer questions using a wide range of vocabulary and also remain focussed. Yes. No, Not Given-Reading courses were an added benefit.

Thank you, Tish for your valuable guidance, teaching, motivation, encouragement that saw me through the test within a short period. I am glad I enrolled in your courses and made it with L-9, R-7, W-7 and S-7.5.


Silvia (Australia)

I am so glad to learn from you! You have taught me a lot. Thank you!!!


Employment History & Teaching Experience


Institution
Location
Role(s)

YES! IELTS

International
Online

Website Administrator
Director of Studies
Tutor: IELTS Writing
          IELTS Speaking
Resource Developer: IELTS Writing

English Tutor Brisbane


Australia

Author: IELTS Writing Courses
Tutor: IELTS Writing Course
          Conversation
          After-school homework help
          Preparation for school
          Learning to read

OET Online

Australia &
International

Resource Developer: Reading
Tutor: Speaking, Reading, Listening, Writing

Language Studies International
Brisbane

Australia

Teacher: General English
               CAE Exam Preparation
               IELTS Preparation

Griffith University
English Language Institute

Australia

Teacher: Pre-EAP
               Pre-DEP

Langports English Language College

Australia

Teacher: General English

Pacific Gateway International College

Australia

Teacher: General English

GEOS English Academy, Dublin

Ireland

School Manager
Director of Studies

London College Dublin, Dublin

Ireland

Director of Studies

Language Studies International
Hampstead

England

Assistant Director of Studies
Senior Teacher
Cambridge Exams Course Writer
TOEIC Invigilator
Teacher: General English
               IELTS Coordinator
               CPE, CAE, FCE
               Business English

Middlesex University, London

England

Examiner

International House, London

England

Examiner

College of North West London

England

Teacher: CPE & KET
FCE Invigilator

British Council, Tunis

Tunisia

Examiner
Teacher: General English
               Business English
               Young Learners

The Body Shop, Head Office

New Zealand

National Training Coordinator



Qualifications

Award

Institution

Year

MoodleBites for Teachers    
HRDNZ2013

LearnMoodle MOOC Course Completion

Moodle

2013

ECDL Microsoft "Computer Driving Licence"

College of Computer Training

2007

Examiner Certification

British Council

2004

Certificate in English Language Teaching
to Adults (CELTA)

Capital Language Academy

2002

Postgraduate Diploma of Teaching

Wellington College of Education

2000

Bachelor of Arts (Education)

Victoria University of Wellington

2000




Class Types & Rates


IELTS: One-to-one / Online

Course Details

Price

YES-IELTS Task 2 Writing e-Course
  • With online tutor support
  • 10 x 50-minute tutorials
  • Course is designed and taught using Moodle
  • Study at your own pace
  • Asynchronous: study any time, anywhere
  • Same content as face-to-face course

$277.00 AUD
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Essay Checking

  • Accurate band score
  • Error Correction

$27.50 AUD
per IELTS test

IELTS Speaking Tests - Premium

  • 1 test per 45-minute tutorial
  • Accurate bandscore
  • Detailed error correction
  • Personalised advice
  • Skype: anywhere in the world

$165 for 3 tutorials
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IELTS Speaking Tests - Standard
  • 1 test per 20-minute tutorial
  • Accurate bandscore
  • General advice
  • Skype: anywhere in the world
$82.50 for 3 tests

 
IELTS Speaking Tests via Skype - Taster

 
  $33 for 1 test


IELTS: One-to-one / Face-to-Face

Course Details

Price

IELTS Writing Course: T1 & T2 Academic
  • 14 tutorials (21 hours)
  • 1.5 hours per tutorial
  • Tutorials at a mutually agreeable time
  • Contact Tish for Course Outline
$1606.50 AUD

IELTS Writing Course: T1 & T2 General
  • 10 tutorials (15 hours)
  • 1.5 hours per tutorial
  • Tutorials at a mutually agreeable time
  • Contact Tish for Course Outline
$1147.50 AUD
IELTS Speaking Tests - Premium
  • 1 test per 45-minute tutorial
  • Accurate bandscore
  • Detailed error correction
  • Personalised advice
$198 for 3 tutorials
IELTS Speaking Tests - Standard
  • 1 test per 20-minute tutorial
  • Accurate bandscore
  • General advice
$99 for 3 tests


IELTS Writing: Pair & Group Classes

 IELTS Writing Course: Face-to-face

Pair

Trio

  IELTS Writing Course: Academic
  • 14 tutorials
  • 1.5 hours per tutorial
  • Tutorials at a mutually agreeable time
  • Contact Tish for Course Outline
 $945 AUD
per person
$756 AUD
 per person

 
  IELTS Writing Course: General
  • 10 tutorials
  • 1.5 hours per tutorial
  • Tutorials at a mutually agreeable time
  • Contact Tish for Course Outline
 
 $675 AUD
  per person

 
$540 AUD
 per person

 IELTS Writing Course: Face-to-face

Group of 4 - 6

 
  IELTS Writing Course Task 1 - small group class
  • Academic
  • 3 hours per day over 3 days (9 hours total)
  • Maximum 6 students per class 
 
$199
 p
er person
 
  IELTS Writing Course Task 2 - small group class
  • Academic or General
  • 3 hours per day over 4 days (12 hours total)
  • Maximum 6 students per class 
 
$330
per person


Other English Language Courses

General English & Business English

One-to-one

Pair (2)

Trio (3)

Group (4 - 6)

English Tutoring
  • Business English
  • General English
  • Aussie Slang
 
$85 AUD
per hour
 
$50 AUD
per person per hour
 
$40 AUD
per person per hour
 
x
Speaking Classes with Error Correction
  • via Skype
  • Including grammar and pronunciation
 
$55 AUD
per 45 minutes

 x

 x

x

Conversation Classes

  • Face-to-face, Brisbane only
  • Focussing on fluency

 $60 AUD
per hour

$30 AUD
per person per hour

$30 AUD
per person per hour

$30 AUD
per person per hour

English for Customer Service & Sales Skills**

$60 AUD
per hour

$30 AUD
per person per hour

$30 AUD
per person per hour

$30 AUD
per person per hour

Academic Vocabulary

$50 AUD
per hour

$25 AUD
per person per hour

$25 AUD
per person per hour

$25 AUD
per person per hour

Essay Checking

$27.50 AUD
per 400 words

x

x

x

CV/Resume Checking

$27.50 AUD
per 400 words

x

x

x

Beautiful Handwriting

$30 AUD
per hour

$20 AUD
per person per hour

x

x


*Discounts available for advance booking & payment of 10+ tutorials, including FREE initial consultation & planning (up to 30 minutes).

Off-site lessons will incur additional transport costs.

**Minimum of 4 hours required.

All ages welcome. Family groups welcome. Corporate & business one-to-one and groups welcome. Please contact Tish for details on packages and special offers.



Location

At Officeworks in Milton or at your tutor's house: a 5-minute walk from Milton train station (train zone 1).

Lessons at any other location will incur additional transport costs.



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