Although I’m a native speaker of English I was still worried about taking IELTS as I’d heard the standards were very high, especially for the writing test. I was so desperate to get the required band 7 in each module but I wasn’t convinced I could do it in such a short space of time. I joined iPass to get advice on my writing skills and was very impressed with the level of feedback I received. My online tutors told me exactly what I had to do (and what not to do!) in order to achieve a higher band score and the sample answers were very useful to compare and use as a guideline. Above all, the positive feedback and support I received from Jenny and Nigel really helped me to achieve my goal and I ended up with an overall band 9!!