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posted Oct 21, 2009, 8:58 AM by Kenneth D   [ updated Apr 2, 2015, 3:43 AM ]


Writing in every language is difficult. 

I am most grateful for my students' kind words and I also want to acknowledge their IELTS successes.


Kenneth is such a wonderful teacher. His way of teaching is very different. I did not just improve my writing, but also improved my listening and reading. Listening constantly to the radio improved my listening ability and I didn’t even practice any listening for my IELTS test. Reading books seem to be boring before, but once he explained to me how the sentences and paragraphs were structured in English I found reading really interesting. If in near future, I take any courses in university, I would definitely give credit to my teacher, Kenneth.

Thank you very much Kenneth.

Pratima (from Nepal)
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I recently got this email from one of my students, HarshiliB...

Hello Kenneth,

How are you? Hope everything is going great.
Today I received my results and I got 7 in writing. I am very happy Kenneth.
All credit goes to you.The strategies that you taught me were very helpful.

Thank you very much for your efforts and time. I do not have words to express my gratitude.

Thanks again, I will recommend you if anyone wants to learn English.

Prior to personal tuition Harshili was stuck with an IELTS writing test band score grade of six. After 5 classes she recorded an increase of one full point band with her IELTS writing test. I asked Harshili if she would comment further on her experience of my IELTS writing teaching methods.  This (below) is what she wrote.

"I believe that Kenith is a very good English teacher. His style of teaching is very unusual and unique. The strategies he gave me for improving my writing skills have proved very beneficial for me. He did not give me any magic tricks to clear my writing section in ielts, but the simple techniques he taught me were enough to prove that I could write good essays or a letter to anyone."

Well done Harshili!
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LIU, a graduate physiotherapist from Malaysia, recorded a one point increase in her IELTS writing test band score after 15 classes.  This was enough for Liu to get her permanent residency.
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SANG, a graduate pharmacist from Korea, recorded a one point increase in his IELTS writing test band score after 15 classes.
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SHICHOU (from China) got a 1.5 increase in his IELTS Writing Test Band score after 15 classes. He is now working as a computer programmer with a local IT company.
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LI (from China) passed her teacher registration exam and is now able to apply for work as a science teacher in Australia.  Well done Li!  Your commitment and efforts have paid off.

Li is now working as a science teacher in a private high school.
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CHETAN (from India) has just got an overall IELTS band score of eight with a score of seven in writing.
Congratulations Chetan!


Chetan moved to Sydney and is now working in IT.
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I received this email from Marianna.

Hello Kenneth!

I just got my IELTS results and I finally got the score 7 I needed!  I have to say I'm very happy I decided to take some writing classes with you! Thank you! Now I can continue with the assessment of my degree...

I wish you all the best!

Marianna (from Mexico)

Well done Marianna!
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Hello Kenneth,

How are you? First of all sorry for my delays in writing this email. I would be out of words to express my gratitude toward you on helping to score the necessary band score for my IELTS. I have tried many times on IELTS and every time I scored 6.5 in both writing and speaking while 9 in both reading and listening. I was frustrated for sure as I believed the scores did not truly reflect my ability in English and that I wanted to give up on IELTS. However, IELTS is really important for me to keep staying in Australia to fulfil my dream in starting my own business and my career as Auditor. I did not really understand what were stopping me from scoring 7 on both writing and speaking because there were not any feedbacks from examiners at all.

Gratefully I found you. After 5 sessions over 2 weeks, my writing immediately soar up to 7.5. I was amazed because the result was instant. I like the way you started my training -- correct the fundamental error in Asian writing structure and logical thinking way. Through this fundamental correction, I became aware of what the examiners were looking for. It was not because I did not write a good essay, it was because the examiners could not follow what I was trying to say due to my Asian thinking way.

You have certainly helped me a lot and I really appreciate that. Without your help, I would need to give up life in Australia and of course all my future plans that I have in Australia. It is certain that I will recommend my friends and those who needed to contact you for IELTS training.

Regards,
Wen (from China)
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After having 15 lessons, I finally got 7 in writing, which was enough to get my PR. I have to admit that I was extremely lucky to have Kenneth as my IELTS tutor. He not only taught me authentic English writing techniques, but also encouraged and helped me through the toughest time of my life. His techniques on brain functioning can also be applied to future studies and other aspects, not just the IELTS writing itself. All the hard work has paid off. Thank you so much Kenneth!  

Kind Regards,
Minjie (from China)
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Kenneth was very enthusiastic to teach me and always gave more than the allocated time slot. He genuinely wanted to help me improve my english and taught me a lot about living in Austaralia as well as language skills, wich made the classes relaxed and interesting.

I really enjoyed and appreciated his time.  He helped me get the english test results I needed !!

Merci beaucoup !!!
Guillaume (from France)
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Hi Kenneth,

Your helpful and simple strategies have helped me achieve the score I needed to get to apply for my Australian permanent residency. Using your suggestions, I raised the score of my writing from 7.5 to 9.0.

The techniques you taught me were so straightforward and very well explained. My only regret is that I did not make contact with you earlier. I would highly recommend you to future candidates, who struggle to attain the score they require in IELTS.

Thanks again,
Kieran (from Ireland)
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I have taken IELTS test three times and I have been struggling with my writing as I cannot get any higher than 6.5. I decided to take a writing lesson and found Kenneth’s advertisement on Gum tree.

I contacted him and asked whether he will be able to help me. He did not say that he can help me to get 7 on my writing, but he did say that he can teach me how to improve my writing skill. I decided to take 5 classes with him 4 weeks before my test.

He did not give me any tricks to pass the test, it was more focused on my style of writing and thinking. I wasn’t so sure at first, but I trusted him and did all the exercises he asked me to do. I did the test with a bit more confidence. When I received the result, it was more than I expected, I got 7.5 for my writing and 8 for my overall score.

Kenneth did not just help me to pass the test, but also improve my writing skill, which I can take it to the professional world.

Once again, Thank you Kenneth.

Edoardo (from Indonesia)
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I have had problems in my writing module in IELTS exam for last several times.  I failed to obtain a score more than 6 band in writing module for number of reasons, such as inappropriate sentence structure, off-topic and inappropriate vocabulary usage.

Lately, I joined the IELTS coaching at Mr. Kenneth’s. I just followed his methods and did practice exercises that he asked me to do. After three weeks of time it did wonders to my exam results. His teaching methods are simple to follow but they are powerful. The practice exercises helped me to improve my understanding and clarity in the language. I achieved the following band scores in my recent IELTS exam:

Listening: 8.5

Reading: 9

Writing: 6.5

Speaking: 7                  overall: 8

This score is enough for my permanent residency. Thanks a lot for your help Mr. Kenneth.

Vinoth (from India)
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I was struggling to obtain the marks I needed in the IELTS writing component. As an International student, writing has always been the most difficult part and I believe this is true for most of the test candidates who were frustrated like me about their writing scores. After several failed attempts, I realised I needed guidance to improve my IELTS writing score. I am very lucky to have come across Kenneth who I found to be the most suitable tutor for my case. With several years of English teaching experience in Taiwan, Kenneth understands the typical weaknesses that Asian students encounter in English writing and knows how to help them improve, particularly in improving the IELTS writing score.


After several tutorials with Kenneth, he helped me identify the typical errors I usually make and gave me some simple yet very useful advice and suggestions to help me finally achieve an overall score of 8 in IELTS test with 7.5 in writing. Kenneth has been a great tutor to me and he was always very patient and considerate.

Kenneth, thanks very much for your help. I wish you all the best in the future and I am sure we will keep in touch!

Leon (from China)
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I can highly recommend this private IELTS tutor. I did numerous attempts to pass the ielts (I needed four 7's), as I especially struggled with the writing section. I always ended up with a 6.5 for this section, resulting in frustration and despair, making IELTS a real nightmare for me.

Finally, I decided to look for professional help. Of course, I should have done this earlier.

I found Kenneth on the Internet, just by googling and I enrolled for 5 classes.

Kenneth is a great tutor and helped me through this bloody hell test. His merit was threefold.

Firstly, he highlighted the undeniable importance of structure in the ielts essay. He taught me how to structure the essay, no matter what the topic was. During my test, I was asked to write about nuclear energy, not at all my cup of tea. However, just by using Kenneth's methods of well structuring the essay, I was able to give a good structured answer, although I did not have really great ideas about nuclear energy.

Secondly, Kenneth analysed my writing skills and pinpointed mistakes that I did. For instance, he indicated I lost too much time with reading back during my writing. So, I tried to avoid this and I was able to significantly speed up my writing. During my test, I had almost 10 minutes to edit my essay, in contrast to former ielts tests, when I always have to fight the time limit.

Thirdly, Kenneth was a good mental coach as well. This was not unimportant as my self-confidence had considerably decreased after several ielts attempts.

Furthermore, Kenneth 's price is really fair and he really wants to help the candidate through the test. He doesn't use a stopwatch during his classes and it doesn't matter if the class exceeds the timeslot. He just wants to help you! In contrast to the ielts/British council/idp company, this private IELTS tutor is not a money maker.

This all helped me to go the ielts test with a good feeling, a high level of self-confidence with really believe that my writing was at least worth a 7. Eventually, I succeeded in the test, I got 7 for writing and had an overall band score of 8. I think I could even get a higher score for writing when I had a topic that I was more familiar with, although ... I don't give a *** anymore. It's over!!!

I'm really grateful to Kenneth for all his advice and his mental support. Thanks Kenneth!!

Cheers,
Stoffel (from Belgium)

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Kenneth is an excellent teacher.

His advanced knowledge and experience of teaching students with non English speaking backgrounds differentiates him from the rest. He is the best person to contact if anyone has attempted the IELTS tests a few times and haven't quite understood what is expected of us in the exam.

His focus is to teach the basic structure of writing in English, which eventually helps students to write an excellent essay or letter much more effectively and with utmost confidence. I am also very grateful for his enormous effort in building my confidence and in helping me to get through the challenge of passing IELTS. I will highly recommend Kenneth to my friends and others who are seeking help in improving their writing skills.
 
Thank you Kenneth
Sachita (from Nepal)

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Hello Kenneth, Happy New Year.

I am back in Adelaide with good news. I got 7 in writing in the IELTS test I did on 6 Dec, so I can apply for PR now. Thank you very much for your teaching.

I had a big problem with my essay structure before and after having only 8 classes with you I got a huge improvement from 6 to 7 in my writing test score. I would recommend you to other people,
especially my friends who need help in IELTS.

Thanks very much for your help with my IELTS. You are definately a good teacher.

I am so happy really. Thanks very much Kenneth.
Emily (from China)

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My class with Kenneth has been amazing. I have been taking classes for just over a month, twice a week and I am really happy about my improvement. Now I feel more comfortable and secure when I write and speak English.

One great thing about the class is that I could fix my own goals with my teacher so he prepared the lessons according to that. It was a completely customized program. I thank my teacher for all his patience and extraordinary enjoyment of teaching English.

I fully recommend Kenneth for all your English needs.

Ihsan (from Sri Lanka)

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I got 6 for PTE Academic test. I am very appreciated to your help thx very much.

Bhumi (Nepal)

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Hello Kenneth,

Thanks for your teaching. I learn a lot from you. I got 7 in the ielts academic test, so I can now get pr.

Yang (China)

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Kenneth, my name is Thai, if you still remember me. I used to be your vietnamese student. I got the 7 score last month and had the pr already. Thanks alot for ur help.

Thai (Vietnam)

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Kenneth is a very delightful, supportive and patient tutor, and with his help, I improved my IELTS writing score from 6.0 to 7.0 within two weeks. Kenneth taught me to think in examiners’ point of view, and present my ideas in the well-organized manner. Especially for those who do not speak English as their first language, Kenneth’s method is hugely helpful, and students can discover some of mistakes or bad habits that they cannot realize by themselves. With his suggestions and students’ own effort, it is not a dream to achieve band 7 in IELTS writing! Thanks a lot Kenneth!

Thanks again for your help!!!

Best wishes

Andy (China)
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Kenneth is a great tutor with broad knowledge on the IELTS test. Before becoming his student, I had taken the test three times without getting the score I needed in the writing part. After working with him for 5 tutoring sessions, I took the test one more time and got the score I needed. I personally recommend him to any student looking to score higher in the IELTS test. 

Tanya (Mexico)

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There are many more success stories, and what is consistent with all of the success stories is that the students have committed to their study, done the work and have followed instructions. It is most gratifying for me when my students pass the IELTS test and move on with their studies or get PR.

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