IELTS Private Tutoring in Calgary (Alberta)

IELTS Tutoring in Calgary

Are you a Calgary-based student seeking to obtain the highest score possible on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)? If you are searching for the most effective and comprehensive IELTS preparation resources, look no further than the standardized test prep experts at Manhattan Review. If English is not your first, or native, language, and you plan on attending an English-speaking college or university, you will need to obtain an impressive score on the IELTS to demonstrate your readiness to learn in the English language. While learning any new language can be challenging, those who learn English as their second, third, or fourth language know it can be especially difficult and requires far more effort than simply reviewing vocabulary words. Interactive conversation and dedicated study are needed to truly immerse yourself in the English language, and our experienced tutors at Manhattan Review are ready to help you obtain the score you need to attend the college program of your dreams. When it comes to preparing for an important standardized test, many students enjoy learning in the company of others and find their peers' questions and comments insightful and helpful. Other students, however, know they do not perform to their full capabilities in a classroom-style group setting, finding themselves distracted by others or frustrated when they must alter their own pace of learning to match that of their peers. If you know you learn best through one-on-one attention and a customized study plan, consider working with one of the respected and dedicated private tutors at Manhattan Review.

Working with a private tutor is one of the fastest and most dependable ways to improve your grasp of necessary test information. If you are truly seeking to take your IELTS preparation to the next level, working with a private tutor has been demonstrated to accelerate learning, improve retention and recall of information, and improve confidence in your test-taking abilities while also reducing test-related anxiety. If you know you learn complex information best through individualized feedback and a customized program of study, we invite you to contact us at Manhattan Review and learn about our unsurpassed private tutoring options. For those motivated students, there is no need to attempt to piece together your own IELTS study program, hoping you are covering the most relevant and pertinent information or wondering if you are sticking to the most useful study schedule. The knowledgeable and experienced private tutors at Manhattan Review have deconstructed the IELTS and used their knowledge to analyze every section and every question, creating a syllabus that is unparalleled in the test prep industry. We are fortunate to have secured the services of the best IELTS instructors in the business, and they know just how to guide you to your own standardized test success. When you partner with Manhattan Review, your tutor will begin by identifying your unique learning style. They will then help you leverage the academic strengths you already possess while showing you how to avoid any areas of weakness that might negatively impact your IELTS performance. 

The IELTS is one of two major exams used by universities in the English-speaking world to assess English language competency (the other exam is the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL). The IELTS is a British examination, and it is therefore favored by many universities in the United Kingdom. The TOEFL is an American test, and many U.S. colleges favor it over the IELTS. A number of postsecondary institutions in both the United States and the United Kingdom, however, will accept either the IELTS or the TOEFL, and we advise all of our test prep clients to verify the English requirements of their preferred undergraduate or graduate program. If you have a choice between the IELTS and the TOEFL, the best solution is to try practice versions of both tests, ultimately favoring whichever one is easier for you. It is important to note that there are some clear differences between the two tests…speaking skills, for example, are evaluated by audio recordings on the TOEFL and by in-person interviews on the IELTS. 

The IELTS is graded on a scale of 1 to 9, with higher scores reflecting a better understanding of the English language and a stronger ability to communicate effectively in this language. Schools such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Caltech require a minimum IELTS score of 7 in order to obtain admission to undergrade programs, although incoming students routinely have scores higher than this. Most colleges and universities in the United Kingdom and the United States suggest an IELTS score of 6 to 7 in order to be considered competitive for admission. 

When you work with a private tutor, you never have to worry about being overlooked or left behind; you also don't have to worry about mastering a concept quickly and then having to wait for the rest of the group to learn it before moving on. One of the benefits of working with a private tutor is that learning occurs on your schedule…you can spend more time on topics that prove challenging for you, and you can move on to new concepts as soon as you have mastered the foundational basics. Those students who work with Manhattan Review's private tutors consistently gain admission into the top English-speaking colleges and universities in Canada, the United States, and around the world, including Princeton University, Yale University, Harvard University, New York University, Columbia University, the University of Cambridge, Cornell University, Duke University, Georgetown University, Oxford University, the University of Toronto, the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, Northwestern University, American University, Rice University, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.

Since 1999, Manhattan Review has been providing leading standardized test prep resources and materials, and we are proud to use our experience to help you achieve you own personal and professional success. We take great pride in pairing students with just the right tutor, and our tutoring options are carefully designed around your specific learning needs. Whether you have been preparing for the IELTS for a while or have only started thinking about how you will prepare, our tutors can assist you in making the most of your study time, ensuring you cover all the necessary content and material. The private tutors at Manhattan Review have each experienced their own impressive standardized test success, but we do not only hire exceptional test-takers…we hire exceptional educators with strong backgrounds in teaching and learning theory. Our tutors are sought-after professionals who specialize in helping students just like you obtain the standardized test scores they need to advance towards their collegiate goals. 

Being accepted into leading English-speaking colleges and universities is becoming more competitive every day and having a stellar IELTS score is one of the best ways to make your college application stand out. Whether you prefer to learn in-person or virtually, our tutors are available during daytime, evening, and weekend hours to ensure there is always a time to study that is convenient for you and your busy schedule. If you want to take control of your future and ensure yourself a world-class education, we invite you to contact us today to learn more about preparing for the IELTS with a private tutor. Together, we can turn collegiate goals into reality, and there is always a place for you with Manhattan Review.

IELTS Private Tutoring

Hours package 12 to 48 hours, Personalized 1-on-1 Tutoring, In Person or Live Online

IELTS Private Course

12 hours in total, Personalized 1-on-1 Course, In Person or Live Online

Meet a Calgary IELTS Tutor: Eli Y.

Eli Y. has loved music ever since he was a child, and it soon became clear to his parents that he could play just about any instrument he could get his hands on. "I didn't care that much about reading books when I was young," admits Eli, "but once I learned how to read sheet music, it was like this amazing new world had been opened for me." Eli spent hours playing the piano, guitar, violin, and drums, but soon learned new instruments and weekly music lessons were expensive, leading him to offer his own music lessons to children in his neighborhood. "I was surprised at how much I liked teaching," he says, "and I knew someday I wanted to become a music teacher to help inspire other future musicians." Eli worked incredibly hard during high school, playing in his school's band as well as a local junior symphony orchestra and participating in varsity track and swimming. His musical abilities, combined with an impressively high ACT score and extracurricular involvement, led to him being accepted at numerous colleges, and Eli was thrilled to attend the world-famous music program at MIT. 

After graduating, Eli accepted a job in the Boston public school system, where he loved teaching music to a diverse group of students. Many of them had moved to the area from other countries and while music offered them a way to communicate without words, Eli took it upon himself to help them improve their English through both informal conversations and music-related assignments. Eli enjoyed watching his students master English alongside music so much that he returned to school and obtained a master's degree in education from Farleigh Dickinson University. After a few more years teaching music (and unofficially teaching English), Eli was recruited by a non-profit organization to teach English and music to children and teens overseas. Eli spent eleven years living and teaching in Japan, Thailand, Bali, Vietnam, and South Korea, and while he loved meeting new people and learning about new types of music and musical instruments, he eventually wanted to live in one place for longer than a year or two. When his wife was offered a promotion that gave the family the chance to settle in Calgary, Eli couldn't have been happier.

Eli quickly found work teaching music at a private school, as well as offering music lessons, and when a rare position for an IELTS instructor opened at the Calgary office of Manhattan Review, he applied. Eli was quickly welcomed to the team and easily found a home with Manhattan Review, helping ESL students prepare for their own future academic successes. There is regularly a wait list to work with Eli and while he occasionally offers a group prep course, private tutoring where he can work directly with one student at a time remains his true passion. When he isn't helping the next generation of English-speakers prepare for the IELTS and college, Eli can be found teaching music workshops for children, attending concerts and musical performances at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, and running with his adopted rescue greyhound, Treble.

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