EducationIELTS/PTE Specialist Tutor
- Born in the UK - IELTS Trainer for band 8+, PTE for 65%+, OET and GAMSAT in Melbourne CBD
Teacher trainer for IELTS, PTE and OET tutors. Specialise in IELTS/PTE students wanting band 7/8 or 69%+.
I also train tutors to teach IELTS.
Academic and Business English document proofreading/editing services available.
CELTA and DELTA Certificate at Cambridge University, Ma Linguistics, MSc Computing, BSc Mathematics, Operational Research and Statistics
ExperienceI teach FULL-TIME so expect a high level of service and support.
I am a British native speaker from the UK with postgraduate and teaching qualifications from Cambridge University.
Many students have obtained permanent residency, teacher or medical registration, and enrolled onto university courses with my help.
I also tutor Business English, ISLPR, GAMSAT, and academic essay proofreading. I hold UK postgraduate degrees and previously worked as a manager. I have a wealth of experience and knowledge from my professional history.
I am an IELTS/PTE trained tutor and I work with examiners so I can teach you what they expect from a band 8-9/90% student, not a 6.5 student like most tutors.
For academic and university students, I also have an essay checking/proofreading service.
Private one-to-one tutoring fees are stated on my website (please click link near the top of the page).
You can book as and when you need a lesson. 1 hour is minimum length.
Available everyday, between 10am to 5pm, some evenings and all weekend.
Location: Melbourne CBD on Swanston Street or online.
HobbiesI am fond of linguistics, writing, reading, herbal remedies, nutrition and health, traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, cooking and yoga.
I study many subjects in my spare time, mostly to do with natural healing, psychology, philosophy, and healthy eating. I have started specialising in dermatitis and diseases of the skin, especially among women. I also design websites, write blogs, a writer for several magazines and local newspapers as well as a musician and travel blogger .
Client Reviews (53)
I am a mature student of Anna's. I immigrated to Australia from Germany, 10 years ago but I felt my English needed improvement for my job and also, help me deal with my Australian family, especially my teenage children who have grown up here. It is a bit embarrassing when you cannot help your own children with their homework. I wanted to speak and write like native speakers. For almost a year, Anna has been helping me write well, speak correctly and be comfortable in social circumstances. More importantly, I can now help my kids with their English homework. I consider my next goal is to do the IELTS. This is a very difficult challenge for someone my age but I am confident I will succeed with her help.
Last year, I got Anna's help to get band 7 in IELTS. Last month, I needed band 8 in IELTS for immigration. I already knew she was good but I wanted to mention that her techniques are always improving. The things she taught me last year were good, but the things she taught me this year, were excellent. I know not all students listen to her advice because one of my friends who is also a student, still hasn't passed yet (stuck on 7.5). But I know she can do it with Anna's help if she listens. Thank you for your consistent support and help throughout my life here in Australia. You are a great and rare tutor.
Just got my PTE speaking and writing score of 78% and 81%. Thank you for your amazing help! Only did the test once with Anna and got it first time. Well worth the time and money. Thank you.
My friend recommended me Anna. At first, I thought she was too expensive so I only took 1 hour a week. Progress was slow so I booked 4 hours a week. Within 2 months, I got band 8 in all IELTS components. I thought it was impossible! Anna helped me, she is a patient and friendly tutor. I needed a lot of help as I could not get more than band 6.5 in writing and speaking for nearly 1 year from my school. You pay for what you get, and Anna certainly will help you if you let her and you study hard. Thank you for your excellent teachings.
Fantastic tutor. She really helped me conquer PTE speaking. I was stuck on 51%-57% and needed more than 65% but I got 79%! Really happy and I still cannot believe I achieved it! I had used E2Language for months, thinking it was good but I realised it was a waste of time and money. Anna was the only one who really knew the tricks into getting a high score. Thank you! From a super happy student. :)
I am so grateful to find Anna. She is a very honest tutor and knows a lot about the IELTS and PTE. She told me so many things I didn't know. She knows how to teach skills very well, she not only knows it. Some teachers may be smart but can not teach well. I think Anna is like my friend. We always have good fun in class and it makes lesson go very quickly. She help me with my citizenship application, she's so nice to me. :) thank you!
She is a very calm, relaxed and intelligent teacher. She help me a lot with my confidence. I was very stress about the exam but she helped me get band 7 in speaking. I am still not perfect at writing yet but she is still helping me. So far, I improve by 1 band but I need 0.5 more. I am sure we can achieve it.
Only had 1 lesson so cannot comment very much. She helped me a lot with my writing at university and understanding how to structure my essays. I would use again.
I am "over the moon" (she taught me that) with my results. I got my band 7 finally. Thank you. You were very understanding, patient and such an amazing teacher. I passed with band 7.5. So great! :o)
I still haven't got my band 8 yet but I improved by 1.5 bands from band 6.0. I decided to enrol at an IELTS college from Anna's recommendation as I couldn't afford the lessons. It would have been great if she could lower her price for poorer students but I understand that it would not be fair for others. She's a bit expensive but she is very good. You will definitely improve but only if you have the money. Thanks for your help as I did improve a lot.
Yesterday I got my results! Band 8! I couldn't believe it! I am so happy to give Anna 5 stars! Yes, she is expensive but I didn't need so many lessons so it worked out cheaper in the end. I quit my IELTS course at Monash and RMIT because they were terrible teachers. I tried PTE 5 times and failed. Then I emailed Anna, she was very busy so I tried another tutor and failed. A month later, I contacted Anna again and this time she was available. She told me to do the IELTS test and not PTE. After 3 months of hard work (it wasn't easy!) I finally got my band 8! Thank you for your patience and dedication, you are AWESOME! :D I will tell all my friends.
Sorry for the late feedback. I passed my IELTS a few months ago with Anna's help. She is a very friendly, polite and understanding tutor. The best tutor I've ever had for anything and believe me, I've seen a lot of tutors! I got band 8 after being stuck with 7.0 for so long. I can finally get my PR! Thank you, you truly changed my life, not just help me with IELTS!
It took a lot of effort from my part to study hard. I admit, I am not a good student. I was so tired of studying IELTS and I kept getting 6.5. After my 4th attempt, I decided to to work harder and took more frequent lessons with Anna. Previously, I only took 1 hour per week but each time, I kept losing my skill and I got lazy, didn't do homework etc. So I need pressure and came 4 hours a week. After this, I finally got my band 7! Thank you for believing in me and pushing me, even when I was always moaning and being a lazy student. You are a great teacher and I admire! :)
It took a while to arrange a lesson because she is a very popular teacher. I wanted to try because I didn't have any luck with the first 4 IELTS tutors in Melbourne on this website. Anna is the most expensive but I quickly understood why, she's extremely good! She is a very versatile teacher, teaching me writing techniques so that I could feel confident in writing any report and essay. For the first time in my life, I feel I can write quite well. She also helped me understand how to speak well. The other tutors told me the same rubbish about "check your grammar, check your tenses, check your spelling, check your vocabulary...blah blah" but I did all of that and nothing changed in the exam. Then I met Anna, and in one lesson, I felt an improvement and it had nothing to do with any of that stuff. She is really understands how we use language at a very high level and it's not improved my IELTS score to 7,5 from 6.0, but also for my life. Highly recommended!
Finally, I found a tutor who could help me! The other tutors in the past gave me so much conflicting advice so I didn't know what to do to pass my IELTS. When I came to Anna, she made everything clearer and I was able to get my band 8. Thank you so much!
Fantastic tutor. After 1 week I got my band 7, I just needed some tips and advice was I was stuck on band 6 for so long. Anna sorted me out. Definitely worth the money! Other tutors I've used were absolutely clueless.
I am really happy. I got my IELTS score and can now immigrate in Australia. I have been working with Anna for over a year, taking the IELTS first time to pass enough for my registration and in the second year to pass with a higher score for immigration. Both times, she helped me get what I want. Really satisfied and recommend.
Finally got my 7 in IELTS writing! It took nearly 3 months and 3 tests, but I got there in the end with Anna's help. I had 6.0-6.5 for writing for almost a year before I got her help. Thanks!
Always friendly, efficient and precise. I have been using Anna's proofreading and editing services for financial business and insurance documents for nearly 2 years. I'm happy to share my positive experience with everyone and highly recommend her!
I met Anna last year but I couldn't complete my training. I contacted her again and I learnt a lot more this time. She is always updating her techniques to suit the IELTS exam because they keep getting harder each year. What she taught me last year was a little different to now because it had more success rate. I like her new method better. It got me band 7.5 from 6.0! I need 8.0 so I will keep trying. But I am happy with the big improvement. Thank you!
Anna has been a huge help with my studies for both IELTS and general english. Although I didn't quite get my score the first three times, Anna didn't give up on me and saw that I had bad habits that were stopping me from getting my band 7. I thought I was cursed for 6.5 forever but after taking a break for 4 weeks (Anna refused to help me until I was feeling less stressed), I studied with Anna again and this time, I felt different. I have now passed with 7.5 and I realise I was not with the correct attitude when I first studied with Anna. Thank you for everything.
Awesome tutor! I actually learned something useful in every single lesson.
I arrived in Australia in 2011 and since then, have taken English lessons from many different tutors, all of them were from Australia or had Australian education. I didn't like it because they all made me feel useless, I kept failing my IELTS and OET exams. I couldn't get more than 5.0 in IELTS and I needed a B in OET for my nurse registration. 5 years later, I got the motivation to study with a private tutor again because the English schools were even worse. I found Anna last Summer and thought it might be different to learn from a British tutor. Throughout our year together, not only did she help get band 6.5 in IELTS, she also helped me get B in OET which is enough for my registration and TR. It was my FIRST OET test. I couldn't BELIEVE it when I saw all four B's. :O I am so happy. I am now asking her to teach my sister who is coming to Australia this year and I am sure Anna will help my sister pass as well. I cannot recommend enough.
Anna is a very smart tutor with a wide breadth of knowledge. She has helped me with my professional communication at work with Business English as well as cover letter and CV writing. I also took some interview lessons with her which really made a difference to the whole experience. I only write this because with her help, I got accepted for a job today. Thank you very much.
Excellent tutor! Worth every cent! Got my band 8.0 in IELTS. Lessons are intense but you will see the increase in a short time. Thank you.
Really helpful. I learnt a lot and improved very quickly. I took 40 hours of lessons with another tutor who was cheap but didn't improve much. After only 1 hour with Anna, I felt very satisfied. Although she is more expensive than others, I believe I learnt something valuable in each lesson and I only needed 4 weeks with her instead of 6 months. She is worth the money! Thank you for my PTE results of everything above 78%.
Really happy with the tutoring I got from Anna. I learnt so much in 1 hour than any tutor I've every been with. However, I still wanted more practice because I had no way of improving my speaking by myself so I took 2 hour lessons with her for 2 months. I needed 65% for my PTE speaking and I had a strong accent. It took some time to correct but I got there and today I got 78% for speaking! Thank you Anna! :)
I found her lessons very helpful in achieving band 7 in the short time I was with her. I had been stuck on 6.5 for almost a year and been through many different colleges and tutors with no effect. Would definitely recommend to my friends and peers. Thanks again!
Best IELTS tutor ever! Within 2 hours, I learnt so much from Anna. She also gave me tips on how to apply for my permanent residency and saved me hundreds of dollars. Her knowledge and experience with immigration, English exams and even how to reduce stress greatly helped me to get band 8.5 from 6.5.
Would definitely recommend! She explained everything very clearly. Made the IELTS a piece of cake.
I'm not a student but I am an experienced English tutor. I have taken a few lessons from Anna because my students kept failing their IELTS/PTE and I didn't know how to help them. She is a great mentor and teacher trainer. I am currently taking training to improve my skills and Anna has been a great help!
I had problems with my speaking in PTE and I kept failing in IELTS. I came to Anna for advice. She knows a lot about both tests. I decided to do IELTS again after she showed me how PTE scores speaking and it was too much work for the short time I had. I have taken practice from another tutor, he was a nice man from this website but he didn't REALLY know how to improve my speaking. He said general things, explained things that wasn't so clear so I never improved. So when I practised with Anna, as soon as I opened my mouth for 1 minute, she spotted mistakes!!! She helped me by showing me how to fix my mistake and try again. Then after a few weeks, I could feel a real difference in my speaking level. Today, I got band 8.0 from 6.5 in speaking. It is AMAZING! Thank you Anna!
Brilliant! Got what I wanted and have applied for my visa. Fingers crossed. Anna, can you also fix my visa issue too? :p Thank you Miss!
Quite the best tutor I've ever had. I was recommended Anna by my friend who took OET lessons with her. I wanted band 7 for my PR (I got band 5.5 for writing and speaking). I did PTE lessons first but I didn't have time to learn a new test so I went back to IELTS. I got band 7.5! I am happy to recommend even though she is more expensive than most tutors, it is worth it. I think it is better to take only a few lessons with a good tutor than waste money taking lots of lessons from a less experienced tutor. A lot of tutors I met did not really understand how to get band 7 in IELTS.
I have met lots of 'nice' and 'quite helpful' tutors but Anna was the only one who was able to really understand why I was not getting band 8. After the first lesson, I already felt an improvement. I was excited to study! Amazing isn't it! Well, I am 3 months after taking lessons with her and I got band 8.5! My score was always 6.5 for 2 years and noone could tell me why until I got lessons with Anna. Thank you so much!
After taking several courses at RMIT and Monash, I was confused about what I needed to do. When I found Anna, she made everything clearer for me. Through her, I got my band 8. Thanks so much!
Very satisfied. I only had 3 lessons with Anna but I got my 95% in PTE after wasting so much time and money with other crap tutors on here.
I had online Skype lessons for PTE and IELTS. I ended up choosing IELTS as it was easier. Got band 8.5 from 6.5! Amazing!
Great tutor! She helped me pass PTE. I got 93%! My speaking was my weakness, kept getting 50%. Much hard hard work but worth it. She push me to work hard. Some tutors I met say they know PTE but they could not help, even though they say they think I am ready, I still got 50%. But with Anna, she knew exactly why I kept failing. Highly recommend!
Really good thank you. I got my band 7.5 results after 2 months of intensive study from 6.5 (4 hours a week). She helped me a lot with my visa for PR as well. She knows a lot of things. Really helpful tutor.
Anna understands all the tricks and techniques that helped me get my band 8 for IELTS. I was actually asking help for PTE after I failed so many times in IELTS because my friends say PTE was easier. But after her advice, I realised I didn't have time to learn a new test and PTE is now hard. So I continued with IELTS and I'm glad I did, now I am able to do my professional year at last! :D
Great! I score 6.5 from 4.5 IELTS. Good teacher. She teached me everything I know. She help me with finding job too. I am grateful.
Anna helped me with both IELTS and PTE. At first, I wasn't sure that her method would work but I realised that she was right. I had other tutors who gave me general help and tips but did not work. When Anna looked at my skills and taught me how to improve, I was so happy to see my score go up each time. I am a very lazy student and I know that I don't study very hard. Anna knew this and pushed me to work hard. In the end, I scored 84% in my PTE and then 6 months later, I got 8.5 in my IELTS from 6.5 (it was my first time doing PTE). My advice is to listen before you decide if her method works or not. I was very surprised. She is so different from any other tutor I have ever had in my life. I am happy to have found her.
Really helpful lessons. Did 4 weeks online with Anna and she helped get 7.5 from 6.0 in my writing. I don't think I have had any tutor who was as knowledgeable as her. She really knew my weaknesses and she helped me improve a lot. Thank you Anna! :D
I was recommended by a friend and I am very happy. I got band 8 in my IELTS after 3 months training from 6.5 in my writing and speaking. It is a miracle! She is a very busy teacher so you need to book quick but she is always trying to make time for everyone. A very kind, knowledgeable and effective tutor. She tells you exactly what you are doing wrong and how to correct it from day 1. I still use her techniques in my university writing. She is now helping me with my Thesis as now I can do my PhD here. Thank you so much Anna! :D
Really helpful tutor. I started with IELTS lessons but she told me about the PTE so we did this later. I am happy now because I passed so quickly. It is my first time with a tutor and it was a great experience. Thank you Anna.
I spent many months trying to pass PTE and Anna helped me very well. I have now passed and I can now move on with my life. Thank you from bottom of my heart.
Really happy! I just got my results in the post and I got band 7.5 from 5.5! Thank you Anna! You're the best! I recommend this tutor very much!
A really inspiring and amazing tutor. She helped me from day one and I felt the improvement. I only wish I found her sooner! I have wasted so much money with other tutors, they say they know IELTs but they don't know anything. So hard to find a good tutor these days. With Anna, I passed after 1 month. I had been taking lessons from many different tutors for over a year and have struggled to get band 8 until now! My dream came true. Anna really knows her stuff! Thank you for you patience and knowledge. x
Anna is so friendly, interesting, intelligent and smart teacher. She taught me very well and helped me with my IELTS studies. I kept getting band 6 for nearly 2 years and I was so depressed, nearly gave up. But then I asked Anna to help me and after 6 months, I got 8! :D I am sooooooooo happy to have found her! Thank you a million times! I can now live in this country as a Doctor. :D
The best tutor in Melbourne! I have looked all over Melbourne and I travel over an hour each day just to see her. Really helped me find my weaknesses and opened my eyes. I was so shocked with the information and knowledge I learnt from her courses. Made me angry at all the IELTS schools and some private tutors. They only take my money. Don't trust the schools! They waste money. Anna is also my friend. Thank you mam,
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