Paul Winterbottom (MA Oxford University): Ex-IELTS Examiner

I have been an IELTS examiner in Shanghai, and in my career have taught students from all over the world. Many students find it difficult to get a good score on the IELTS writing paper, and I help you to get your best possible score.

As well as being an IELTS examiner, I graduated from Oxford University in the UK, and have been involved in English language education – especially IELTS – for many years. I have taught in London, owned my own college, and taught at Manchester University.

Until recently I was the Academic Director of 3 High School projects in China where the students were preparing to go to university in western countries.

I was awarded a prize by the Shanghai Government Education Department as Outstanding Teacher in an International Programme.

I have also been a consultant for Cambridge English (joint owners of the IELTS exam) in China.

In my career I have helped many students to achieve IELTS success and go to the university of their choice, or satisfy the language requirements for working in the UK – I think that the strategies I have developed for approaching the IELTS Writing exam can help any student to improve their score. If you enrol in the course, I hope you will agree.

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The IELTS Writing Course

All my experience and knowledge has been used to make the IELTS Writing course as effective as possible.

My work experience is summarised below:

Roles in China include:

  • IELTS Examiner: British Council Shanghai
  • Jiao Tong University Education Trust: Shanghai, China. Academic Director International Department
  • Ningbo Binhai International Cooperation School, Ningbo, China: Academic Director, International Department
  • Linhai Foreign Languages High School, Linhai, China: Academic Director, International Department
  • Cambridge English (China): Consultant

Professional qualifications / awards include:

  • Cambridge CELTA Grade A
  • Cambridge DELTA Module 1
  • Cambridge DELTA Module 2
  • Shanghai Educations Department: Prize for Outstanding Teacher in International Programme.

Academic qualifications include:

  • Oxford University: BA and MA degrees
  • Westminster University: Post-graduate Diploma in Law





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