IELTS teaching in Central London -
we specialise in courses for anyone who needs 7.0 and above.

who we are

We believe you can succeed and
get the marks you need in IELTS

7.0 and above is not impossible!


Who we are

Glenn Garrett and Katy Shaw – between us we have been teaching IELTS for 25 years.

And we are just as enthusiastic and committed to our students now as we were when we first started – the only difference being that we now have a wealth of experience to draw on.

We are both fascinated by the fact that, given enough guidance and support, our students can make huge progress in all four skills, even when they find one IELTS paper very difficult. 

We are both CELTA and DELTA qualified and have extensive experience in teaching on full-time and part-time courses, mostly from teaching classes at the University of Westminster, where we gained our experience and developed our methods.

In addition, we are both as interested in encouraging our students to develop good study skills and make improvements on their own as we are to giving direct help and practice in the classroom. 

Both of us are committed teachers who do everything to help you get the grades you need. Please read the testimonials that students have written about us and our classes and come and see us so that we can assess your level.  We look forward to meeting all students who are determined to put the work in to get the marks that they need.

Glenn Garrett

Glenn Garrett

Glenn studied Literature and Journalism and has taught EFL in both the Further and Higher Education sectors since 1990.

He has a wide range of experience in materials development, particularly in skills assessment for ESOL qualifications.

He has been teaching IELTS since 2004 and has taught EFL, Academic English and IELTS at the University of Westminster and Westminster-Kingsway College. He has worked extensively on developing materials for the Reading and Listening modules for a variety of English language exams.

Glenn has worked as an examiner for various exam boards and as a teacher trainer. Outside teaching, Glenn does story and script development for film and television.

Katy Shaw


Katy originally studied Linguistics, and has been teaching since 1977. She has been teaching IELTS since 2000, has worked extensively on developing materials for the Writing and Speaking modules for use in the classroom.

She has taught in the private and public sectors, and has also been Module Leader on the Materials Development and Language Testing options on the MA TESOL at the University of Westminster.

Katy has worked for most EFL publishers on reader’s reports and reading through texts before publication, particularly dictionaries/EFL reference books. She wrote Collins Cobuild Grammar Exercises, published in 1990 and, as well as teaching EFL, specialises in preparing students for Cambridge and IELTS exams.has worked for most EFL publishers on reader’s reports and reading through the text before publication, particularly on dictionaries/EFL reference books.

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