IELTS Exam Training Courses
3-month STUDY PROGRAMME
Get everything you need in one place
A step-by-step, comprehensive and affordable online course, with expert advice, feedback and support.
...planning to take the IELTS Test soon?
but confused by all the advice you’ve read and worried you might be doing things wrong?
...confused by all the advice, and not sure who to trust?
but feel like you’re not making any progress?
...working hard but not making enough progress?
that you’re considering giving up?
There are so many IELTS materials and courses that it’s difficult to know where to start.
They often promise you a Band 7, but the advice is often confusing and sometimes wrong.
In the Members Academy you will find all the answers you’re looking for.
And I will be there to help you.
Become a MEMBER and get INSTANT ACCESS
WHAT WILL YOU GET IN THE ACADEMY?
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!
A growing bank of videos giving feedback on students’ Writing (General Training and Academic) so you can see what you may be doing wrong.
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.
Discounts on Feedback videos and Mock Speaking Tests
Get your writing and speaking assessed and corrected with a 20% discount. Find out what you need to do to improve.
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.
Unlike other online programmes, you can access all the materials as soon as you join the full course, and work at your own pace.
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 posting free useful IELTS material on social media for a long time and I realised that the best way I can help people is to put all of this advice in one place.
I’ve been teaching English for 28 years, and I qualified as a Speaking and Writing IELTS Examiner in 2006. 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
My goal is
And I want people to
Even if you’ve done lots of other courses or read lots about IELTS online, this will help you see
My 3-month study programme gives you:
A 14-Day Academic Writing Task 1 Course
(Essentials and Advanced)
A 14-day Writing Task 2 Course
(Essentials and Advanced)
A 7-day General Training Writing Task 1 Course
A 28-Day Listening Course
A 14-Day IELTS Speaking and Pronunciation Course
Integrated Grammar lessons
A 20-day Academic Reading Course
A 20-day General Training Reading Course
A 28-day IELTS Vocabulary Course
IELTS Task 2 Band 9 Answers
IELTS GT Task 1 Band 9 Answers
A suite of Writing Feedback videos
A library of resources, booklets and e-books
A Weekly Live Lesson/Webinar
Special request lessons
Full student access to CommonLit resources
Certificate of Completion
4 months access to me!
This all sounds great BUT…
Is the Academy really as good as it sounds?
YES! I’ve put my 28 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 course.
How long will it take me to get through the materials?
There are about 100 instructional videos at the moment, plus Practice Tests for each day of the 28-Day Vocabulary Course.
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 exactly what I am talking about.
The worksheets are designed to mirror what we did in the video, 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?
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 4 months. You will then have the opportunity to renew your Membership for $75.
You can download and keep the PDF materials* that are made available to you during your course.
*The extra Library of e-books will only become available to you after you have had a chance to try out the course materials and to see if they are appropriate for your level.
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 (though I would much prefer to get your feedback and try to make it right).
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.
I only use real, authentic materials so you will know how to approach the tasks in the real test with confidence.
How is the Academy different from the 28-Day Vocabulary Course?
The 28-Day Vocabulary Course and Challenge (3 months access for $49) is included in the Members Academy. It has daily practice of all 4 skills for each IELTS topic.
The 3-Month Study Programme has full courses for each skill, a bank of extra resources, weekly live lessons, writing feedback and a private Facebook group.
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 look at.
I do not give scores – there is a separate feedback service for this, and you will get a 20% discount in the Members Academy.
What happens after 4 months?
If you wish to continue after your 3-months is completed, you can renew your subscription for $75.