I know that if you want to pass IELTS, your main needs will probably be writing and reading. My lessons are aimed at teaching you as much as possible within the time, and then setting you writing or reading tasks for homework, so that we can maximise the lesson time. Each writing lesson will focus on a particular type of task 1 or task 2, and I'll provide you with model answers that I've written myself, and which show you what is required to get a high score. My lessons are flexible and tailored to you, so that I can show you exactly your areas of strength and weakness, and how to improve. For reading, it is all about technique, so I can show you different techniques for different types of IELTS questions. I can also help with listening and speaking if you need it. I'm friendly and open, and flexible with lesson times.
I teach IELTS at LSI Portsmouth, ranked joined number 1 language school in the country. I also train other IELTS teachers in my school, and regularly give presentations on IELTS at conferences. I have also 10 years experience as an IELTS writing and speaking examiner, so I know what examiners are looking for. I've been teaching IELTS for 17 years, and I've helped hundreds of students to achieve high grades. I'm the author of 'IELTS Advantage Writing Skills', which is one of the top books in the field, aiming to get students to 7.0-7.5. If you book 5 lessons, I will provide with a free copy of my book, which you can use to work on your writing in between classes.
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I specialise in IELTS teaching, and I can help you with whatever you need. I offer personalised and tailored lessons which will help you get the score you want as quickly as possible. Get in touch and we can talk about what you need, and how I can help you.
I have a distinction in the CELTA, a distinction in the DELTA, and a distinction in the Masters in Applied Linguistics and TESOL from Portsmouth University. I have been teaching English for 22 years, both in the UK and abroad. I have taught in Spain, France, Italy, Russia and Ukraine. I have been teaching IELTS for 17 years.
Many people including myself have struggled with the IELTS test, and achieving your required level most especially four sevens in one exam sitting is the biggest challenge.
I have completely lost my self-reliance in the reading and writing categories for many reasons, and one of them is that i had not so supportive tutors in the past, and following confusing IELTS information online. As a consequence i was completely misguided and felt frustrated to reach 7 in all parts of the IELTS. However, my vision for the future has changed when i met my mentor Mr R. Lewis from LSI in Portsmouth . For one thing, he patiently guided and taught me how to achieve level 7 in the IELTS reading and writing parts. For another thing, his principles and methods in teaching the IELTS is excellent, and that lead the way for me to have achieved my required score. The good thing having a personal tutor is that you will be able to know your strengths and focus more in improving or giving solutions to your weaknesses.
For those who are looking for a brilliant tutor, I would highly recommend Lewis as he is the best teacher one could ever wish or have. He will guide you all throughout your journey until you are confident enough to sit the exam. Having said that, it is also crucial that by combining your patience, determination, perseverance, as well as doing what your tutor needs you to do then without doubt you can conquer your fears and pass the IELTS test with flying colours.
Always remember that failure is not a defeat unless you stop trying it. Last but not the least, again I would like to take this opportunity to send my salutations and appreciation to my tutor Lewis for without him i would not able to stand firmly and confidently to where i am now.
When I first contacted Lewis I had just a few week to get to 7.5 in the IELTS Writing part starting from a 6.5, which was the mark I received in multiple attempts. Thanks to his incredible insights and feedback I have been able to improve my writing skills really quickly and to understand exactly what I was missing, a task that I would never been able to do on my own. I just received the results of my IELTS exam and I scored 8.0 overall, achieving 7.5 in the writing part. I really suggest Lewis to anyone who is willing to work seriously towards their goals, since he has helped me achieving mine.
I would highly recommend Lewis as an Ielts tutor. His knowledge and teaching abilities were exceptional, tailoring each lesson to meet my learning needs. This enabled me to achieve an academic Ielts score of 7.5 from a previous 6.5 in just a couple of months.
I first found out about Lewis on an internet search for tutors in my local area. The reason for this search was because I was struggling to get the score I needed on IELTS exams to emigrate to Australia.
When I first met Lewis he examined my work to see what could be improved on and where I was going wrong. Over a six month period he taught me multiple strategies and techniques to improve my score on Listening, Reading and Writing.
Being a native speaker the Speaking element to the exam was not an issue for me and I was scoring nines in every exam. However, without the help, dedicating and patience of Lewis I wouldn't have been able to achieve the score needed in the other three elements.
On a personal level I would highly recommend Lewis to anyone who requires assistance in the IELTS examination process. Lewis shows the utmost professionalism in his approach to teaching and breaks down each process to help students gain a greater understanding in a relaxed atmosphere.
Overall, I achieved the following scores:
Listening - 8.5
Reading - 8.5
Writing - 8.0
Speaking - 9.0
If it wasn't for Lewis my family and I wouldn't be following our dream!
Lewis was my mentor in learning english and achieving my IELTS goals.
He is an experienced and skilled english and IELTS teacher. He spotted my english and IELTS weakness and helped me improve.
He taught me the required grammar and how to approach the different type 1 and 2 writing questions. His methodology lead me to understand the challenges of the speaking test. Since time management has always been a struggle for me, I found the reading test more difficult. However, with his technique I still managed to get a high score. For the listening test he gave me some strategies to catch the correct answers. Thanks to his wide IELTS knowledge and skills I achieved an overall of 8 ( Listening 8.5, Reading 8, Writing 7.5 and Speaking 8.)
I was looking for a professor to help me get through the Ielts test, so I contact the Portsmouth lsi and they gave me the contact number of lewis. We met a few days later and from the first moment i I understood that I was dealing not only with a highly qualified person but also very good professor to explain things and to make simple what at first sight seems difficult.
I have obtained a very satisfactory result and for this I have to say thanks to Lewis.
I certainly recommend him.
I would like to share with You my extraordinary experience with the IELTS exam. I had sat this exam 13 times over a period of 1 year. Every time I had received 6.5 at the Writing component of the Test However, to be able to become a Registered Nurse in Australia, I needed 7.0 at each component. I was desperately looking for the assistance and was recommended Private lessons by Lewis. Each week I had 1 lesson. His main goal was to help me identify the areas I needed to work on, at the same time he helped me raise my confidence. This enabled me to show my full potential at an IELTS Writing Test. I would highly recommend Tutoring lessons byLewis. I honestly still can’t believe I made it! My advice to everyone: if You need to improve IELTS score in any component, don’t beat yourself up, and instead take private lessons from Lewis Richards.
Good luck everyone.
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