Our IELTS expert is Dr Jim McCloskey who has managed English teaching programmes for the British Council in Asia and Europe and at Royal Holloway, University of London.

He has trained as an IELTS examiner and worked in Asia, has a RSA Cambridge Diploma in TEFL, an MSc. in English Language Teaching, and a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of London. He has solid experience in developing online courses for US and UK universities and has a passion for helping international students to achieve IELTS Exam goals. Dr Jim McCloskey is a leadership skills consultant at Imperial College and was formerly Head of English Language Support at Imperial’s Business School.

Dr Jim McCloskey analyses model responses and introduces test strategies to help students and present key language. Participants then “put learning into practice” and use this language in writing and speaking test activities.


We offer two options;

  • live24 is a 24-hour lesson course to improve scores by one whole test band
  • live6 is a 6-hour lesson course to practise strategies for a test


Both of the courses are fully taught by our Dr Jim McCloskey to improve our students' overall test band by one whole band score. According to IELTS own estimates, this typically takes more than 150 hours of self-study and class time. In this course, a detailed study plan will be created which is tailored to student-specific learning needs. JMS Global Consultancy will also help the student to choose the most suitable self-study materials and guide  through the process with live classes. This course is typically taught over a three to six month period. The live6 course can be delivered over an intensive period of four weeks but this depends on the students' competence.




Speak to our specialist International Education Consultants

If you would like to speak to one of our UK and international educational consultants, please contact us for further information at JMS Global Consultancy.

Alternatively, complete an enquiry form. We assist families across Hong Kong, China (including Guangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing and Shenzhen), Asia Pacific, Dubai and Doha.



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