IELTS stands for International English Language Testing System and uses British English, conducted in 2 forms- Academic and General Training. But to prepare for either of them, you need skilled IELTS tutoring (ติว IELTS, which is the term in Thai) facilities. Here are some things to consider while searching for a tutor.
Search For An Experienced Tutor
While searching for an IELTS tutor, always pay heed to the experience. By experience, I mean both teaching and exam experience. Those who have taken the exam themselves (such as former IELTS examiners and instructors) and have attained high scores, know about the ins and outs of the exam. Look for teachers with teaching experience and teaching certificates. The presence of teaching certificates indicates that they are serious about tutoring.
Find The Tutor Online And Offline
You can find IELTS tutors via both online and offline. If you are up for the online hunt, many websites and companies offer IELTS lessons online. They also display the credibility of their teachers. If you plan to study IELTS(เรียนielts, term in Thai) and are okay with webcam-based lessons, go for it. For the offline hunt, you can check library boards and ESL schools for tutors. If you are lucky, you can find a tutor right from your neighborhood.
Find The Tutor Who Can Fulfill Your IELTS Needs
It is of importance to talk to the potential tutor- either face-to-face or by webcam- before making any decision. He/she should know whether you want overall practice or a particular skill toStudy IELTS. Also, discuss the number and duration of lessons. Don’t forget to enquire about the price and the content that comes with the price.
Find A Tutor Who Fits Into Your Budget
Don’t compromise your budget due to an IELTS tutoring lesson. Think about this way: If you spend a large amount of money as payments but don’t get a good score, the money is lost. Ask whether the study material is free or charged. Some websites charge for these study materials. You can obtain free study notes online and at the library too. Also, keep in mind that certified and experienced teachers are often costly.
The Tutor Should Understand Your Level
IELTS is an important test. Your tutor should be clear about your current level of command in the English language. He or she should know your strong skills as well as weak skills. If the tutor is informed, you both can work on the weak points. In the same manner, you both can improve your strong points. It will help you get a good score on the great test.