Ready to take the IELTS Test but don’t know where to start?

The Members Academy 3-month IELTS course is a step-by-step, comprehensive and value-packed online course that will dramatically shortcut your path to an outstanding IELTS score.


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!

Feedback videos

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.

INSTANT 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.

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 been written. I know how difficult and frustrating the exam can be. 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 decided to 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 for as many people as possible. I want my courses to be easily accessible anywhere in the world.

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.


My 3-month study programme gives you:

A 28-Day Academic WRITING Course and Challenge*

(Worth $79)

*All challenge courses include 30 days of motivational emails with learning links

A 28-day General Training WRITING TASK 1 Course and Challenge*

(Worth $79)

A 28-Day LISTENING Course 

(Worth $79)


(Worth $49)

A 28-day Academic READING Course

(Worth $49)

A 28-day General Training READING Course

(Worth $49)

A 28-day IELTS VOCABULARY Course and Challenge*

(Worth $79) 

IELTS Task 2 Band 9 Model Answers 

(Worth $28)

IELTS GT Task 1 Band 9 Model Answers

(Worth $28)

IELTS GT Task 1 Band 9 Model Answers

(Worth $28)

A weekly Writing feedback session**

(worth $20 x 24 = $480)

A suite of Writing Feedback videos**

(52 x $20 = $1040)

**Members’ Writing feedback discount = $20 per task

A library of resources, booklets and e-books

(worth $163)

Integrated GRAMMAR and QUICK WIN lessons

Special request lessons

Full student access to CommonLit resources and my QUIZLET REVISION SETS

Certificate of Completion 

6 months access to me



TOTAL COST = $1999  $199

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 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 3 months. You will then have the opportunity to renew your Membership for another 3 months 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.

What is the difference between the Academy and the single courses?

The 28-Day Courses and Challenges focus on ONE skill. They are ALL included in the Members Academy. Writing feedback sessions are NOT included.

The 3-Month Study Programme has full courses for each skill, a full library of extra resources, downloads and ebooks, worksheets from the weekly podcasts and blogs plus weekly writing feedback sessions 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.


Is Speaking practice included?


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

However, there is a Speaking Course which will guide you through all parts of the test and to help you practice by yourself. It includes both of my 30-day challenges and workbooks for Part 1 and Part 2, with an example video for each question. It also includes a Pronunciation Course designed to help you sound more natural and fluent in a short time.

What happens after 6 months?

If you wish to continue after your 6 months is completed, you can renew your subscription for $75.


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