Hi everyone! I’m originally from Oxford in the UK, but these days I’m living in Bogota, Colombia, in South America. I’ve been teaching English since 2006 and have taught in quite a number of countries around the world.
I started helping people with the IELTS exam in Vietnam back in 2012 and love being able to make a difference in my students’ lives.
I have also worked as a university lecturer in South Korea and Thailand teaching academic writing and research literacy.
Prior to taking on this position, I was at the British Council in Colombia doing numerous IELTS related courses, and during this time found that all the best online resources were coming from IELTS advantage.
I’m super excited to be able to work with such a wonderful team of experts, and look forward to helping as many of you as possible reach your goals.
When I’m not teaching, I like to travel with my fat cat and play the guitar, which after 30 something years, still seems like a skill I’ll never master.
Hi everyone! I’m Brian, a course advisor here at IELTS Advantage. It’s my job to help you on the journey to success in your IELTS exam. I’m here to help with all your questions.
I studied at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin. I taught English, Business, Economics and History for 10 years.
I like many sports, but my favourite would have to be golf. I’m very lucky as the IELTS Advantage office is close to one of the world’s best golf courses. My favourite football team is Manchester United! I enjoy listening to Bruce Springsteen and The Foo Fighters.
One of my favourite books is ‘The Power of Habit.’ The key to unlocking almost any door in life is instilling the right habit. If you want to get better at something, make it a daily habit in your life.
I look forward to helping all of you in the future!
In Doha, I worked as a coordinator for the English Foundation Department at Qatar Aeronautical College. I loved living in Doha as I would meet people from all over the world on a daily basis.
I left Doha in October 2018, but thanks to my work here at IELTS Advantage I am still in contact with people around the globe on a daily basis. IELTS Advantage is a fantastic international community where you are sure to find plenty of support and valuable advice.
Now I live in Spain, I have a beautiful home in the mountains which I share with my two dogs Baloo and Shiva. I love listening to music, doing yoga and cooking vegetarian food.
I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you.
Hello! I am originally from Orange County, California in the USA, but am currently living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
I’ve worn many hats over the years, but the one that has been most rewarding is helping students improve their IELTS scores. I have recently joined IELTS Advantage as a full-time member of the academic team. Before that, I spent the last 5 years working in various academic centers helping students prepare for this rigorous exam.
I got my bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2008. Upon graduation, I began my initial career in the banking industry, working for companies like J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo Bank. After 5 years in this field, I knew that my calling was abroad and that is when I made the decision to move to Vietnam.
When I am not teaching, I enjoy travelling, exercising at the gym or diving into a book related to personal development.
I’m from England but have spent much of my working life living in different countries around the world, and nowadays I live in Spain. Living and working abroad, having new experiences, learning about different cultures – these are the things I like.
And one of the real benefits of working at IELTS Advantage is the ability to reach right across the world and touch the lives of people far away, so in a sense I’m still travelling, still meeting people from interesting places, but now, as part of a team of great teachers who are devoted to our students, I get the chance to help more people than ever.
I enjoy working for IELTS Advantage because the staff are experts in their fields, and it is both fascinating and a privilege for me to interact with students from all over the world and help them achieve the IELTS scores they need.
Along with playing with my daughter, I like eating out in one of Seville’s many tapas bars, watching rugby, walking and playing football. Plus, I have a strong interest in politics and creative writing.
Hello everyone, my name is Sofia and I am one of the Customer Success Managers at IELTS Advantage. You have probably come across an email or two from me by now. My job here is to make sure myself and my team answer all of your questions promptly. I have 3 great passions in life; my family, reading and travelling! I was born in Portugal where I was raised till the age of 10, before moving with my parents and siblings to South Africa. Most of my life was spent in Johannesburg beneath the beautiful African sun. Now I find myself in not so sunny but every bit as beautiful, Northern Ireland.
Hi, I am Justin and I am the Social Media Manager here at IELTS Advantage. It is my job to look after all of the Social Media platforms and ensure that you all get to see the great free material Chris produces on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. This can be through our live lessons on Facebook and YouTube or our weekly IELTS VIP Podcast. You may have heard me in the background of some of our Live Lessons on Facebook and YouTube.
I have a Master’s degree in Marketing from Queen’s University Belfast and Bachelor’s Degree in Politics. I am a keen technology enthusiast and love listening to podcasts in my spare time.
You can ask me any questions you have about what we offer on Social Media!
Hi everyone. My name is Sarah and I am the Human Resources Officer here at IELTS Advantage. My job involves lots of variety but my main tasks are the recruitment of great people to our expanding team, building our strong company culture through training and being on hand to answer queries from my colleagues of all things HR. I studied for my degree in Business Management at The University of Glasgow. In my spare time I like to cook and bake for my friends and family. I live in Northern Ireland with my husband, son and our Jack Russell called Mo.
Hello, my name is Uyen. I am from Vietnam and I am living in Ireland. I am the Finance Manager here at IELTS Advantage. It is my job to look after the team by ensuring they get paid properly and on time; accounting & financial reports as well as the other reports; and supporting the management team in driving decision making. I love working with this amazing team, where each team member is doing a great job and helping people to change their life. Before moving to Ireland, I used to work for Moet Hennessy Vietnam as a Human Resource Executive for over ten years. I love photography, exploring nature, cooking, baking and practicing yoga. When I have free time, I enjoy doing those things and especially spending precious time with my little son, Tom and my amazing husband, Chris.
I started IELTS Advantage as a simple class blog to help 16 students in my class. I am very humbled that it has gone on to help millions of people around the world.
My main roles in the company are strategic planning, content creation and building an amazing team to make sure we can help even more people in the future.
When I’m not helping people with their IELTS scores, I’m at home with my lovely wife, Uyen and son, Tom. I hope, one day, he is very proud of what we built.
You can read more about Chris on this page.