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Dianna – an experienced and friendly tutor

Do you need expert help in IELTS? Are you looking for someone friendly who will support you, then try Dianna. She is based in New Zealand and works on Skype and also marks and provides feedback on writing.

If you read what her students say about her, then you’ll discover that learning with her is enjoyable – it would appear that all her students end up liking her! This matters. You need to work with someone you can build a relationship with.



My teaching style :


Friendly, lively and professional – I provide expert knowledge, targeted skills development, and detailed feedback to help you get a better score. Plus a sense of humour.



  • Online Skype lessons for speaking, writing, reading or listening skills, as required.
  • Expert guidance and support to help you continue to learn independently offline.
  • Speaking: develop your speaking skills and practise answering authentic IELTS speaking test questions, with correction and helpful feedback on the spot
  • Writing: marking, written feedback, and targeted error correction to keep you improving (via Googledoc)
  • Strategy training – for tackling individual skills (Listening, Reading, etc) or particular question types, plus general exam strategies.
  • Grammar, vocabulary or pronunciation development, as needed.
  • See my services


See what I can do for you

My website:

Sample essay feedback: See an example before and after joint correction –  see an example before and after joint correction –


Experience and qualifications


18+ years teaching English for General and Exam purposes

Beginner to Post-Advanced levels

Exam Preparation: IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEIC, TOEFL, ILEC and more.

Preparation for Academic IELTS for tertiary studies, or General IELTS for immigration or work

Former Cambridge examiner for FCE and CAE




DELTA (Diploma of Language Teaching to Adults)

TESOL (Certificate of Teaching English to Students of Other Languages)

Cambridge FCE and CAE Oral Examiner training

BA – English major


Location and time zone:


Motueka, New Zealand

GMT +12 or 13




Monday – Friday: 6am – 6pm (NZ time)

Two late nights per week (till 9pm NZ time)

Saturday morning (till 11 am NZ time)

Marking of writing available any time, returned within 48 hours).

See my online schedule for more detailed availability.


More tutors are available

If New Zealand is too far away for you and the time zones don’t work out, try one of the other tutors here.


Get more help with IELTS preparation on the main pages of my site

Home page

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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6 Responses to Dianna – an experienced and friendly tutor

  1. Ayman hemasa November 19, 2015 at 12:30 pm #

    Hi Dianna

    I would like you please to evaluate my english levels as I will do an IELTS exam after 2 months and I require to get 7. I never did this exam before but I got 92 in TOEFL (27W, 21L, 22R, 22S) 2 years ago. Then I came to Australia and did a master degree for 2 years and my english is getting better. I would like to know how many lessons I will need and how much do you charge for 1h. Thanks for your assistance.

  2. maryam November 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm #

    my name is Maryam,i am 27 years old and married
    dear i want to became a teacher but i have not information about IELTS but
    would you be my tuter pls?
    i need your help

  3. meng yan March 10, 2016 at 2:16 am #

    Kia ora Dianna ,

    I am very glad to meet you here, would you like to provide me more about your course details ? such as tuition fee ?

    My name is meng yan , a China national from Beijing ,but living in Singapore. I would like to fulfill my dream by achieving future education in NZ. However, I have been struggling with IELTS scores 7.0 in each component.

    please feel free to contact me .

    much appreciated


    Meng yan

  4. Shafin May 19, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    Hi Dianna,
    This is Shafin from Bangladesh….I want to meet with u for all sections specially for speaking reading n writing. I want to get admission in nursing that’s why I need 7 in all sections. Plz help me to achieve my desired score through ur mentor. Furthermore, let me know procedure to book an appointment. Waiting eagerly for ur reply.

    Thanx & regards

  5. Tuvia June 5, 2016 at 10:56 am #

    Hi Diana,
    I am looking for IELTS tutor.
    I am in Sydney.
    Are you available?
    If yes, what are you fees?

    Many thanks,

  6. Sarmen July 1, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Good Day Dianna! I wanna be your student, improve my speaking skills with you. Can you help me?

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