English Literature Major + Creative Writing Minor 2:1

First taught online in 2007 and offline in 1996 - I am a UK native speaker: specialist for IELTS/business + general English. I have multiple English teaching certificates, an English Literature Major and additional Creative Writing Minor university degree + an "enhanced DBS" security check - the first 30 minute meeting is free.

4.9 (267)

255 hours of classes

About me

I am into health and sport and like to be fresh and "on the ball for classes": I hardly ever get ill with a cold or flu. Plus, I currently work in a business center that has cable internet and a backup satellite internet connection - I am a Christian and do not work from Friday-Saturday evenings for this reason (24 hours a week) and I do work on Sundays.


Nghi in Australia improved IELTS speaking from 6.5-7 after a short course in February 2019, although unexpectedly did not pass in her strong area of reading, having got 8 before in a previous non-Spires coached exam - after another exam soon after (not with classes) she passed the exam, including reading again.

"I passed 9, 9, 9 and Writing 7" - Shannarae from Australia, IELTS exam result in February 2019.

Rajesh from America (IELTS exam) - January, 2019: "I got the required score. Cleared the test. Thanks for you help - L-8, R-8.5, W-7, S-7".

Ranem from Syria successfully passed the IELTS Life Skills through an intensive study course on Spires, in November 2018.

Client Reviews

Karol - English Language


Karol - English Language


Shahzad - IELTS


Johanna - English

Philip delivered a great quick review of my written work, and helped to correct mistakes and to rephrase the sentences to create a more academic style essay. Perhaps because of the tight timeframe, I thought he talked a bit fast so I couldn't follow for a few seconds but soon picked it up again.

Shahzad - IELTS

yes Overall good.

Robert - IELTS

Philip provided awesome feedback for writing tasks. He also provided me with online resources where I can review and study grammar. He also gave me a resource to start practicing reading tasks. I feel I am improving thanks to his classes.


Philip went through all the homework with me, and gave me extra time and explained most questions well

Robert - IELTS

Philip reviewed my writing work thoroughly and pointed out weaknesses and places to make improvements. Really happy with his feedback.

Robert - IELTS

He reviewed written tasks 1 and 2 and gave me suggestions on how to improve my written skills to get a good score for IELTS.

Robert - IELTS

Philip was polite and communicative. He asked relevant questions and explained how we will work. We also established the schedule for the next classes. Everything was good.


No upfront payments

Only pay as you go

Only teaches online

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I have multiple English teaching certificates, an English Literature Major and additional Creative Writing Minor from the University of East Anglia (UK) and also an "enhanced DBS" security check.


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