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.
Michael is from Ireland and has been teaching English for over a decade. He has been helping students prepare for the IELTS test since 2010 and also has experience as an examiner.
He has a degree in English Literature and a Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
A little bit from Michael- ”I have worked in several different schools but since joining IELTS Advantage in 2017, I feel like the influence I can have on students’ scores has increased exponentially. In all my years of teaching, the longest IELTS course I ever had was only 32 hours which I found to be quite restrictive as I needed to cover all parts of the test and give my students feedback on their work all in that length of time. This was almost impossible to do effectively but with the platform that Chris has created, the students are getting everything they need for as long as they need it which means that all the restrictions which I was under before have now been lifted. I look forward to working with you all.”
Hi there, my name is Sean Lopez. I live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I’ve spent over 5 years preparing students for their IELTS exams and now I work for Chris as part of his expert team.
Previously I was at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology helping scholarship students prepare intensely for the IELTS exam. This would eventually get students to Australia for different Master’s programmes. While there, I taught Academic English and created writing workshops for the student body and faculty.
Before my three years at RMIT, I taught Academic English and IELTS Preparation at the Australian Center for Education and Testing (ACET) here in Vietnam for two years.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Portland State University in Oregon, USA. In 2011, I did the Cambridge Assessment English, Diploma for Teaching English to Adults (DELTA), then on to a Master’s in Education from the Open University UK.
Looking forward to supporting Chris and all the great students with IELTS Advantage.
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!
Hello everyone, my name is Sofia and I am one of the Student 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 that you all have your questions answered 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.
I moved to Brighton, UK in 2007 for 2 years and one of my most treasured memories was seeing snow on the beach. Then back to sunny South Africa for 9 years.
Now I find myself in not so sunny but every bit as beautiful, Northern Ireland.
So tell me; what is the most beautiful thing about your country and where in the world would you like to move to and why?
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 Ruth and I’m a Student Success Manager here at IELTS Advantage. That means that it’s my job to help answer your questions as best I can, making sure that you receive the time and attention you deserve! In my free time, I love brewing specialty coffee, listening to Fleetwood Mac and reading books. I recently graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a degree in English and got to read some fascinating literature from all over the world. The book I enjoyed studying the most is called “Arrow of God” by Chinua Achebe who is a Nigerian author and poet.
I’m an experienced former IELTS examiner and have been preparing students for the IELTS exam for more than a decade. I enjoy working with students from around the world and being a small part of their success gives me immense satisfaction. Working at IELTS Advantage is great because of the individual attention and the quality of instruction that students receive, as these two factors are absolutely essential to success in the IELTS exam. I live in Indonesia with my wife, Ena, and my son, Leander.