My online IELTS endeavours started after some of my Wollongong students encouraged me to post my lessons on YouTube to allow them to review outside class hours. After doing so, I instantly started receiving emails from IELTS test takers around the world, a sign there was a lack of quality IELTS material on the internet. My YouTube channel grew organically in the years to come, and it has been a wonderfully rewarding trip since then.
After a terrific three years in Dubai, I relocated to Shanghai and continued to teach IELTS Writing both in a classroom setting and online. I also began working as a corporate language instructor, which involved solving a lot of real world language challenges for teams of non-native English users at some of the world’s largest companies. I had the pleasure of working on site with teams from companies like Microsoft (sales team), Nokia (communications logistics), NEC (shipping and trade teams), and Glaxo Smith Klein (research team), among many others.
In mid 2012, I got married (yes!) and moved with my wife to Doha. I started The IELTS Network, a platform that helps bring the online IELTS community together, and an IELTS related podcast, which hypothesises that the most effective IELTS testing strategies come from successful candidates.