Online IELTS Tutor


York University BA Hons Economics, Staffordshire Polytechnic MSc Computing Science - Certified Language Coach and Pearson Cert TEFL - i-to-i


I give lots of feedback in a kind and patient way.

I have successfully coached over 300 students for the IELTS exam in the last seven years. They have gone on to get PR visas in Australia and Canada or take masters programs in the USA, UK and other countries.

Recent Students: 10 Total Hours: 59 Last Online: 03 Nov 2020
All-time Students: 12 Total Classes: 67 Signed Up: 19 Dec 2018

About me

I am a creative writer and artist in my spare time. I have a special lightbox where I record sand animations of my stories and poems. I have a glass-topped box with a light inside. I draw with sand on the glass, and it creates beautiful pictures which I record on camera. I also do 5-Rhythms dance, which is an expressive dance form for mental well-being and healing.

Tutor Experience

I am a trained language coach and have studied how to keep students calm in my classes. Being happy allows them to learn faster. Because I am patient and kind, I can give constructive feedback without any judgement, and my students receive the feedback they need without feeling criticised. They respond by engaging in the lessons more, looking forward to them and performing at a higher level. I am efficient. I do not limit myself to standard coursework and books where a student will repeat things they already know and feel dissatisfied. Because I have studied languages myself, I have first-hand experience of this, and I avoid it for my students. I tailor my classes to each student and their particular needs.

Client Reviews

Cristina - IELTS

Great class, great teacher. I highly recommend Kathryn for its patience and flexibility. Also, she's an amazing person.

Cristina - IELTS

Great class, speaking practice!

Cristina - IELTS

Perfect class, with speaking, writing and tools for improving the vocabulary and comprehension

Cristina - IELTS

Kathryn is amazing! She can quickly adapt the class to my immediate needs. Instead of borings lesson on topics I'm not going to use soon, every class become energetic as I have the most interest and thus become fully committed.

Cristina - IELTS

Great class, always a pleasure learn with Kathryn

Cristina - IELTS

Great teacher, great class, as usually.

Cristina - IELTS

Essential to improve our speed up

Cristina - IELTS

It was a great class for the speaking test. I has left the study with well-determined goals to speed up my speech.

Cristina - IELTS

As always, it's a pleasure to talk and learn with Kate :D

Cristina - IELTS

very good class, We've talked about clauses sentences and effects. On top of that, we answered some questions about common themes to exercise cause and effect. Thank you for always keep us in mind about ed endings pronunciation. We've been improving a lot!


Kathryn was an excellent tutor. She has got in-depth knowledge of the English language and great tutoring skills. I had only 5 classes with her before the exam date and my IELTS Academic writing score improved by one band. She is generous with her time and takes it personally that you do well at the exam. I would highly recommend Kathryn to anyone who wants to improve their IELTS score.

"Kathryn was incredibly helpful. She was thorough and honest and really helped me make the most of my post graduate personal statement. It was particularly helpful going through some questions with her so she could really see what I was trying to get across. I would highly recommend her!". Annie, UK

I have been improving my English for IELTS writing and speaking through Kate's lessons. I am more confident than ever before when I write an essay because I know what I need to do to avoid errors. I am taking more lessons from Kate in order to achieve my goal. Tachika, Japan.

Kate is the best teacher I've ever met! Daniel, China.

Kate Nixon has helped me to write my CV, motivation and reference letters for MBA to one of the top universities in the UK. The format of these documents was completely unfamiliar, I couldn’t find the starting point, and my English was still not good enough to impress the admission team. Kate has structured my ideas, emphasized the key aspects and wrote essays eloquently as only a highly educated native speaker and a professional writer could do. Both admission team and I highly appreciated work done by her and as a result, I received a place on the MBA program. Aleksei Savko. IT Professional

Kate is more than a professional English teacher, she is an adviser and a coach who takes personal pride in striving for the success of anyone who approaches her. She was exceptional to me because she helped me gain much needed speaking confidence in just two online, face-to-face lectures. Thanks to the Skype conversations with Katey my IELTS speaking result improved from 6.0 to 7.5. Last but not least, Katey is master of many trades, for whom the pessimistic assumption that learning somehow 'stops' when you leave the university is at odds with the evidence. Isn't she a great example for every learner? Boyco Boychev

Price: $35-45/hr

No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online

Tutoring Subjects


Level 3 Award in Education and Training
Certificate in Neurolanguage Coaching
Pearson Cert EDI TEFL


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