Meet the team!
Hi my name is Ben and I am from northern England but for the last 15 years I have lived outside the UK in a few different countries.
In 2006 I was thrown into a classroom of twenty little eight year old rascals and told “just teach them English!”. Although it was a tough experience I quickly realised there is nothing else I’d rather be doing than teaching English.
Having a very competitive nature I wanted my work to be results orientated (something the majority of English teachers DREAD!).
My passion for results pushed me to focus on students preparing for the IELTS exam, and in 2012 I set up IELTSPodcast to help more students pass the exam.
Eventually we got so good at helping students pass, we could offer a guarantee.
The company quickly grew and we are currently at four team members!
Together the team have built one of the most popular learning resources online for passing IELTS.
Here is Ellen Gwendolyn, she is our expert essay corrector.
She knows more about academic writing than anyone!
She’s worked in IELTS for the last 20 years, with various official organisations (British Council etc).
Ellen loves helping students and others in need, she is a registered volunteer at the Samaritans. In her spare time she will be devouring novels, exploring the British Isles or the American outback.
Meet Nadyne! She has been with the company from the very start. Nadyne has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and took up Education as a second course. She recently earned her license as a professional teacher. In 2008, she sat IELTS and received an overall band score of 8. She is responsible for launching new projects, helping students, and publishing new tutorials.
Nadyne is an ambitious super mum/wife from the Philippines and has a smart little boy called Harvey.
Her mother makes a delicious Kare-kare.
Sheba-Loon is a very special breed of cat, half British Council half Australian IDP.
Sheba joined us a few years back as a student. She is currently stuck at Band 6.5 (she gets terribly nervous in part 3 of the speaking!).
Although she is an enthusiastic sleeper and full time attention seeker, she always finds time to fake being hungry.
Why work with IELTS Podcast?
Honest feedback and fast improvement -this is the core of everything we do.
We encourage our students to work fast but also give them custom personalised feedback so they can make quick progress and improvement with their IELTS preparation.
Together the team have corrected over 10,000 IELTS essays!
Every week we get thank you emails from students, and some of them we interview on the podcast so they can share how they passed IELTS (success stories).
IELTSPodcast.com is one of the most popular IELTS sites online.
Other sites will offer you tuition in any English course, we only prepare students for the IELTS. No distractions, just complete dedication towards IELTS success for our students.
IELTSPodcast was the first website online to offer a guaranteed improvement in your IELTS Writing score (yes we are very confident of our teaching methodology!).