About the Author
Martin Birtill, Richard Hallows and Mark Unwin are all current or former tutors at in the English Language Centre at London Metropolitan University, with experience of teaching IELTS and Study Skills on Foundation/Pre-sessional courses. Martin Birtill: MBA, RSA Diploma. Martin has been in EFL for eighteen years, as a teacher and as the Marketing Director for the British Council in Milan for 5 years. He has also set up and run a Language School in London for 5 years with clients from the major banks and institutions in the City. In the last 4 years Martin has been working at London Metropolitan University teaching IELTS and study skills/EAP on Pre-sessional courses.
Richard Hallows: BSc Hons, RSA Diploma (Distinction). Richard has been an EFL teacher for 12 years, a teacher trainer for 3 years and has been writing & presenting material for the BBC for 2 years. He has been teaching on EAP courses for 3 years at both London Metropolitan University, and University of Sussex.