How good is your IELTS teacher?

Most students judge a good or bad teacher based on personalities and preferred learning styles. So what makes a good language or IELTS teacher/tutor? Like all good recipes, the ingredients for the teacher's success are simple, easy to follow, and allow for practice and personal interpretation.

First and most important quality of good foreign language or IELTS teacher is a balance of talk time and listening time – the student must have a chance to practice and demonstrate what they what her or she learned and not only in speaking modules, but also writing, reading and listening.

Second the good tutor helps you to realize your strengths and weaknesses, encourages and challenges you to learn through difficulties. Almost all students have one or two parts of the IELTS where they feel weaker than others. It is important for the IELTS teacher to identify and focus on these.

Next, the teacher is someone who uses both his head and heart in equal measure throughout lessons. Compassion that a student may be frustrated, angry or just unable to focus on the academics is very important. The stress and pressure of IETLS can be great, and it is important for a good tutor to be able to discuss and move past this with the student.

Another important trait is the knowledge of the subject at hand. A teacher cannot truly instruct on topics they do not know well. Just knowing English or even teaching general English is not enough to be a good IELTS teacher. The teacher need to have tried IETLS tests and used the strategies that they teach. Of course, years of experience teaching IELTS is an asset.

Also, methodology, the way the tutor teaches the IELTS material is key. For example, a good teacher should be honest enough to admit being incorrect. If he or she makes a mistake or imparts false information he or she should be able to admit that the mistake or error was made.

The teacher should respect each student as an individual. Students should not be grouped by their thinking style or any other respect – good IELTS teachers recognize the uniqueness of each student and use it to help the student maximize their learning.

In the end, you need to feel comfort, confidence, trust and improvement in what you are learning and the teacher. Given that you have these, you have got an excellent IELTS and language teacher. One sure way to know is by looking at your IELTS practice test scores before the teacher and with the teacher.

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36 Responses to “How good is your IELTS teacher?”

  1. Margarita Tusha

    I really like you-tube video how the tutor explained points in academic writing.I am struggling to score 6.5 in writing.Is THIS full course helpful for me or is the same thing that I can get from IELTS last addition books and study by myself? I need a piece of mind.

  2. Swarna Korla

    Hai, I really impressed by YouTube lessons. Previously I got 5.5, I wanna improve my score. I booked my exam and I have one month time. If I subscribe full length course is it complete in month or how many days will it take.
    Thanks in advance

  3. liji raju

    Hai sir,i want to improve my writing skills as i got other 3 modules .I watched your videos but i don’t know how to make use of the materials at the same time give me some advice to improve my essay.

  4. Mehedi Hasan

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  5. manisha gc

    i want to follow your tips and technique i have seen your several video i loved it and they are very effective too i want to secured 7 any how. i have joined a class in a institution but that is not effective , the things which our techer used to tell n your video are totaly differerent i will be very thankful if u help me sir

  6. Deepa Malik

    Hello Adrian and AE team. I have booked in for my Ielts ACadamic on the 14th of November . I like to thank you all for such a simple and effective way to structure and write a strong essay in 40 minutes. Now I am more confident and ready to use this skill to archive my required band 7.
    Wish me luck ..thanks again.
    Deepa from Melbourne

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