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Hi. I'm Stephen Sharpe, but everyone calls me Ste.
I help graduate students and professionals with Academic IELTS preparation to fulfil their career and academic dreams.

I love working with university students and professionals because I've been on a similar journey... 


After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in Modern Languages (French, Spanish and TESOL), I knew straight away that languages, teaching and studying were for me.


Over the years, I've completed the following university courses to help improve my teaching knowledge and skills, as well as my interest in languages

-PGCE Post-Compulsory Education (University of Wolverhampton)

-Cambridge DELTA (Cambridge ESOL Examination)

-E-Moderators Essentials for online teaching (British Council)

-Masters in English Language Teaching (Leeds Beckett University)

-DELE (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera) C1 level (Universidad de Salamanca)

-Masters in Translation (University of Portsmouth)


My academic experience means that I’ve attended lectures, participated in seminars, delivered presentations, and researched and written essays. I’ve been on the journey you’re about to start, so I understand the skills you need to succeed.


My teaching experience spans over 18 years and 5 countries (Canada, the UK, Venezuela, Tunisia and Bangladesh). I worked as an IELTS examiner for over a decade and have prepared many students for the IELTS exam with great success rates.

Why study with me?

If your current English level is Band 5.5 (B2 level), I can help you to:

- better understand the details of the Academic IELTS exam and how it assesses your English

- apply useful exam strategies to answer the variety of IELTS questions

- learn from your language mistakes through constructive, precise feedback on your speaking and writing

- develop your overall English skills (I'm a language learner myself- I've been in your shoes!)

- enjoy improving your language skills with a supportive, outgoing, well-experienced professional

'Ste's knowledge about IELTS helped me to better understand what the exam is. His approach to language development has allowed me to improve my overall English skills, which is key to IELTS success. His patience and kind personality helped us all enjoy our lessons with him.'

Patricia Rodriguez  (IELTS student)

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