Frances has extensive overseas ESOL teaching and training experience. She is qualified with an MFA (Aust), Dip JAP and RSA CELTA.
"My name is Manuel Alberto Alvarado and I am a 62-year-old student from Venezuela, who recently took classes with teacher Frances Battersby for the IELTS Academic test. I had the test on October 8, 2016 obtaining an overall band qualification of 8.
I am very happy with my score, and must say that it is the result of the excellent job done by Mrs. Battersby. She is the best English teacher I have known so far. She is very professional, open-minded, knows how to teach in a way that it is very easy and fun to learn, with a thorough knowledge of the English language and teaching method.
I congratulate you for having such high qualified teachers in your college and will recommend it to any person I know in need of learning English as a second language and has to take the IELTS test.
Best regards Manuel Alberto Alvarado" November 2016
From an Academic IELTS student: "Dear Frances, it is rare to find a teacher who is truly attentive to her student's needs and shows she cares. I am grateful for all the help, support and guidance. From the bottom of my heart, Osnat K" Sept 2014.