Swoosh Ex-IELTS Examiner


  • CertTESOL
  • Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults
  • BA (hons) Social Science
  • MSc International Development Management

A Word from Jemma

Hi, my name is Jemma and I have been teaching for 15+ years in countries such as Lebanon, Jordan, Malaysia, Mexico and Sudan, to name but a few. I have taught a wide range of ages and levels, from general English, to academic and business, and have specialised in academic management, materials development and teacher training.

I currently live in the UK,having taken a break from teaching around the world and it is taking me a little while to get used to the weather!

My approach is to teach in a fun and interesting way, that helps students develop in all areas of English, including building confidence as well as the four main skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

I have been involved with IELTS preparation since 2008 and have helped hundreds of candidates prepare effectively for their exam. I have designed materials for IELTS academic and general courses and also exam skills focused courses, especially in the areas of writing and reading. I have hosted Q and A sessions to help students improve in areas personal to them and their context. I am a former examiner and as such design my lessons to meet the needs of students with their band requirements in mind.