The Members Academy is an online IELTS Study Programme with benefits.

Get ALL the expert advice and practice you need in just ONE place with an expert IELTS tutor to guide you so that you can focus all your time and energy on passing the test.

This is a step-by-step, comprehensive online course that will dramatically shortcut your path to an outstanding IELTS score.

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Problems I help you solve


You don’t have time to study.


You’re wasting time looking through blogs, videos and sales pages on the internet.


You’re so confused that you can’t get started.


You find IELTS materials boring and incomprehensible.


You don’t know what you’re doing wrong.


You keep getting the same score.


You can’t afford a personal tutor.


You don’t like studying alone – you need support, reassurance and someone to cheer you on.


You’ll be able to fit my 10-minute tutorials into your daily routine.


You can stop wasting time looking for materials – I’ve done all the work for you.


My step-by-step lessons will walk you through everything you need to do.


You’ll find my materials and methods refreshingly engaging and user-friendly.


You’ll find out where you’re going wrong in my weekly feedback sessions.


You’ll develop independent learning skills and learn how to manage your progress without a private tutor.


You’ll be able to ask questions and get help in the private community group.

What will you get in the Academy?

Tutorial Videos

Step-by-step videos will guide you through every aspect of the IELTS Test clearly, using real papers.



Designed to help you practise what you’ve learnt and see the results of your hard work, all my materials use IELTS-related examples that you can re-use in the exam. Answers included!

Speaking Practice

Get weekly feedback on a 2-minute topic that you submit in your own time, on your phone!

Personal Progress Tracker

Make sure you’re covering everything you need, testing youself and getting results.

Private Facebook Group

Access to the closed Academy Facebook group, where you can share your  knowledge, struggles and questions with other like-minded students, and get feedback, ongoing support and accountability.

LINKS to further practice

Quick links to the best online tools for long-term learning and a growing library of checklists, models and challenges to keep you organised and focused.

Weekly writing feedback

Get your writing assessed every week in our live Friday Feedback sessions. This will keep you motivated and save you money.

Access to me!

I am always on hand to answer your questions. I will check your answers, give feedback and respond to your questions with accurate and expert advice.

Webinars and live lessons

Here you can ask me anything you need to know and send me questions beforehand. The weekly live lessons are recorded and available for you to watch when you have time.

INSTANT, unlimited access

Unlike other online programmes, you can access all the materials as soon as you join the full course, and work at your own pace instead of waiting for live lessons that do not suit your timetable.

I’m FIONA and I created the Members Academy to give you a quick way of finding high-quality IELTS videos, worksheets and advice all in one place.

I’ve been teaching English for 30 years, and am an ex-IELTS Examiner.

I have taught students from all over the world and worked in 10 different countries with the British Council, including France, Japan, Taiwan, Poland and Sri Lanka.

I’ve used almost every IELTS coursebook and test paper that has ever been written.

When I started teaching small groups of IELTS candidates in the UK, I saw them make huge progress in a short amount of time.

It seemed a pity that I could only help 5 – 6 students at a time! So I put everything I know into my courses.

My goal is very simple: to share the most accurate, useful and clear advice in the simplest way.

And I want people to be able to get the essential practice they need, not just the information. The Members Academy does exactly that.

Even if you’ve done lots of other courses or read lots about IELTS online, this will help you see clearly and focus on the areas you need most.

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Courses and Challenges:


28-Day Academic Writing Course and Challenge


28-Day GT Writing Course and Challenge


28-Day Vocabulary Course and Challenge


My 28-Day Listening Course


My 7-Day Speaking Course


My 7-Day Pronunciation Course


My 28-Day Reading Skills Course


Language improvement


A weekly Writing feedback session


A suite of Writing Feedback Webinars


Integrated grammar lessons


'Quick win' language lessons


Special request lessons


Access to me!


NEW! Weekly Speaking Feedback


Bonus Resources:


IELTS Task 2 Band 9 Model Answers


IELTS Academic Task 1 Band 9 Model Answers


IELTS General Task 1 Band 9 Model Answers


A library of resources, booklets and e-books


Full Student Access to


Full set of Quizlet revision materials and quizzes


Certificate of completion

That all sounds great but...

Is the Academy really as good as it sounds?

YES! I’ve put my 30 years of experience teaching, examining and working with IELTS students into the Academy that I truly believe will help you improve your score if you make full use of all the materials.

I’ve also chosen the best materials and done everything I can to make the lessons clear, logical and engaging.

Please see the reviews below to see how much my students love the programme.

How long will it take me to get through the materials?

There are about 100 instructional videos at the moment, plus a variety of Practice Tests for each part of the Course (plus full practice tests).

I add new materials to the Academy every week and I also add ‘Quick Win’ videos in response to special requests from Academy Members. AND I’m still adding new courses!

Just do one thing a day. This will be enough practice to prepare you for the exam.

You can watch the videos as many times as you like, and do the exercises/worksheets over and over again until you feel confident that you’re getting the language, grammar and vocabulary right.

Will I be able to understand everything?

YES. I am used to working with students from all over the world, and the language that I use is clear and simple.

If you have watched my videos on YouTube, or listened to my podcasts, you will know what I sound like! I also use Powerpoints in every video so that you can see and read exactly what I am talking about.

The worksheets are designed to mirror what we do in the videos, so there is nothing new or confusing when you do the practice exercises.

All of the worksheets also have detailed answers included and you can print them off and keep them as a reference.

Do I need to have internet access?
YES. The course is fully online. But unlike most online courses, you get a worksheet for every video and Reading/Listening test that you can print off – with colour-coded answers and full explanations, which give you real test-like practice and help you see progress quickly.
Can I download the videos?

At the moment, no, but you can download and keep all the worksheets and Writing Models.

You will have access to the videos as long as you are a Member in the Academy.

How long will I have access to the content?

You will be able to access the videos, Facebook group and live lessons for 6 months.

Download and keep the PDF materials forever.

Please note that the videos are not downloadable, but the content of the videos is in the PDFs.

What if I'm not very technical?

I have made everything as easy as possible. You can access all the videos and materials on a computer, tablet or phone, just by putting in your email address and password.

Do you offer a Money Back Guarantee?

YES. You can try out the course for 1 day and if you decide it is not appropriate for your needs, you can get a full refund.

Please note that the full library of e-books and resources will only become available after you have decided to commit to the course.

What if I don't have a credit card?

I recommend that you sign up to PayPal, which is a safe way of paying online.

Who is the Academy good for?

For anyone preparing for the Academic OR General Training test! 

If you have never taken the test before, the course is the best thing you can do to get 100% ready to take it. If you have taken the test before, I am confident you will learn how to improve your score.

There is only one level of IELTS and everyone has to do the same exam.


Will you mark and check my work in the Academy?

The Academy is a self-study course, so all the materials have answers and you can check everything by yourself.

If you have bought the full 3-month course, you have the option to get feedback on your writing and to ask questions during our weekly Live Lessons.

Is Writing Feedback included?

We do a weekly live lesson during which I give people feedback on their writing.

You can submit a piece of writing each week for me to correct.

Is Speaking practice included?

I don’t currently do Live Speaking Classes in the Academy.

However, it includes

  • a 7-Day Speaking Course to guide you through all parts of the test and to help you practice by yourself.
  • A 7-Day Pronunciation Course to help you sound more fluent and natural in a short time
  • 2 x 30-day challenges and workbooks for Part 1 and Part 2, with model answers and an example video for each question. 
  • NEW! Submit your 2-minute Long Turn Video every week for feedback
What happens after 6 months?

Lots of my Members want to keep benefiting from the course (some have been with me for more than 2 years!).

If you wish to continue after your 6 months is completed, you can keep renewing your subscription at a discounted rate of $75 for 3 months.

What do other students think about the Academy?

Need a few more details?

Check out the course outlines

(Yes, that’s right, they’re ALL included!)

Check out one of the mini-courses

And here’s what an IELTS teacher who followed the course thinks:

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