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Tish of Yes IELTS!

This is Tish from Yes IELTS. I think you’ll find that she has everything you need in a teacher. Personally, I’m very glad to have her advertising her services here – and I hope to twist her arm (persuade) into adding some content to the site.

If you read her details closely, you’ll see that she has acres of (lots) very relevant experience. That’s good of course. You’ll also see that she is both creative and challenging. That’s even better from my point of view. One very important quality I can add to the list is this: she is an extremely nice person too. And because teaching and learning is such a personal business, perhaps that is the most important quality of all.

Tish Kirkland

My teaching style in 140 characters:

  • Thought-provoking, encouraging, scaffolded, challenging, student-centred, focussed, meaningful, helpful, success-driven, patient, supportive, creative.


  • Online IELTS Writing Courses with teacher support
  • Tutoring via Skype (to anywhere in the world)
  • Speaking: IELTS practice tests via Skype
  • Writing: marking, feedback, and error correction


  • 10+ years teaching English
  • Beginner to Advanced General English
  • Intermediate to Advanced Business English
  • Exam Preparation: KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, OET, IELTS
  • Preparation for school and homework support for international students
  • Resource writer for OET Online & YES-IELTS
  • Examining & invigilating


  • Examiner training
  • Diploma of Teaching
  • BA Education

Location and time zone

  • Brisbane, Australia
  • GMT +10 / +11


  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm (BNE time)
  • Online courses are available 24/7

How to find me

Wrong time zone? Need a different teacher?

That’s no problem. See what the other teachers on the teachers page – there should be someone there to help you out.


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Speaking Guide

Writing Guide

Essay writing guide

Academic task 1 guide

Letter writing guide

Reading guide

Listening guide

IELTS vocabulary

IELTS grammar

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21 Responses to Tish of Yes IELTS!

  1. Lucy January 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Tish is an excellent, patient, knowledgeable teacher. I know it can be difficult to trust people online, but Tish is genuinely interested in her students and tailors the lessons based on their needs. She is highly recommended!

    • Dominic Cole January 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm #

      Thanks for the re-endorsement. Perhaps I should add student comments to the teachers page.

  2. Tish January 25, 2012 at 6:50 am #

    Thank you Lucy & Dominic 🙂

  3. qurat ul ain February 1, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    pls mam help me speeking test tell me topic my english langage is very poor

  4. Neer Regev February 4, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Hi All,
    I heard about Tish from Dominic Cole’s website (which is most recommended by the way) and actually
    I feel that taking lessons with Tish was one of my smartest moves on my way to sit the IELTS.
    She has been most helpful in diagnosing my weaknesses as well as my skills.
    Her remarks has been always much detailed and well put in such a way that has always been effective.
    Thanks Tish

  5. sonia March 20, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    dear teacher
    how can i contact with Tish via skype

  6. khan April 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm #

    please add me on skype i am student i want learn english

  7. khan April 23, 2012 at 9:51 pm #

    my skype id fayaz.khan45

  8. Zhaniya June 22, 2014 at 9:11 am #

    Hi, please can you help me with preparation to Ielts SPEAKING) my skype id n-zhaneka ‘))

  9. mohamed July 6, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    i need help
    How can i get high score in reading and writing IELTS exam

  10. mohamed July 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm #

    also how can i contact you on skybe

  11. David August 18, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    Dear Ms.Kirkland
    my name is David living in Wollongong.
    I am targeting IELTS General module and need 7.
    My last scores were all above 7 buy writing was 6.
    I was wondering if you could spare me a time to discuss how you could help me.

  12. HuuLoc November 11, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Dear Tish,

    Please add me on skype: dohuuloc01

    Could you please give your skype contact? Many thanks.


    • Dominic Cole November 11, 2014 at 8:43 am #

      I suggest you contact Tish directly using the information above.

  13. HuuLoc November 12, 2014 at 2:16 am #

    Thanks Mr. Dominic Cole

  14. avraam December 24, 2014 at 11:19 am #

    hi all !!! i am avraam i heard that there i can find a tutor connecting with ielts tests so how can i relate with them

  15. shneha March 5, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

    hello tish,
    well i would like to know how can i contact you and get tips regarding IELTS.

  16. Asghar Ali March 8, 2015 at 11:56 am #

    Hi ,dear madam i am appearing for IELTS test . i need some tips about speaking and writing specially . so please add me .

    also need some series partner who can speak English well .

    my skype id : ofcourse.asghar

    Thanks .

  17. George July 27, 2015 at 7:12 am #

    I need 7 each in ielts so kindly help Skype ID is george.p57

    Thank you

  18. Bikram jit Singh July 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    I. Need 6.5 each so help me in the speaking plz

  19. Anonymous September 28, 2016 at 3:33 pm #

    Hi………… SAJI P.Varghese… 91 9447524021…….

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