My name is Evgenia and I’m future university student in Sweden.
When I decided that I wanted to study abroad, I realized that I had to pass an international exam. I chose IELTS. The required score for my university was not lower than 6.5. So, I started looking for a teacher that could help me get prepared for it. I contacted Irina and in March 2013 we started our classes. Fortunately, we had enough time for preparation as my exam was going to take place in November. We decided to begin with improvement of my level of English which was quite good but, apparently, not good enough to pass IELTS successfully. During our classes we used a lot of audio and video materials, read different articles, discussed various topics and learnt a lot of new vocabulary. Then, in summer, we started preparation for IELTS. Irina explained the structure of the test to me, provided me with a lot of useful materials and helped to cope with all difficulties I was going to face while doing exam exercises.
Eventually, my result turned out to be even better than I needed and expected. My overall band score was 7.5.
I’d like to say that I’m very grateful to Irina. I really enjoy friendly atmosphere during our classes. Irina is a remarkable teacher! Before we started, I could hardly speak English. Now I feel very confident when it comes to talking to foreigners and can participate in discussions that require knowledge of specific advanced vocabulary.