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About Us

Top Marks English was founded in 2015 to help Asian nurses start work in NHS hospitals in the UK. We have helped hundreds of professionals gain the visa they require by obtaining grades of 7 or more in each IELTS discipline.


With a staff of experienced teachers and IELTS examiners, we have compiled invaluable materials and supply flexible class timetables to all students, regardless of work-schedule, location or technical configuration.


As more and more institutions require the IELTS qualification, Top Marks English now offer their expertise to all professionals seeking to relocate to an English-speaking country or require IELTS level English for their work.

The Teachers

Sarah Snelling


Born in Leicestershire, England, Sarah has taught English for twenty years to students of all nationalities, preparing them for everyday life as well as specific exams. She has held the position of director of studies at Top Marks English since the start and her input has been highly valued by all of the students.



Lee Murray – Exam Consultant


Lee is an experienced IELTS examiner and tutor from Bury, and is well-known among our students for his short and simple explanations and tips. His classes and feedback have resulted in higher IELTS marks for all his students.

Simon Levy


Born in London, Simon has taught English and invigilated IELTS exams in 3 continents. He was director of two different language schools before setting up Top Marks English with Sarah in 2015.


“I was so elated when i got the result! Thanks Sarah, Simon and the rest of the TME team. I owe you all big time!”

AV – Philippines



“Thank you for the services and for our English tutors who never stop to help us.”

EP – Philippines



“I want to thank your very dedicated team for helping me throughout this journey. I will have to re-take the exam, but still, I’m thankful for all your advice and hard work to help us get the score that we need. Thank you for being patient with us! Especially to Ms Zipporah who painstakingly went through all my writing tasks. Thank you for your kind words, thank you for being supportive, and thank you for all your encouragements! I wish your organization well, and more power!”

BZ – Philippines



“Thanks for the reviewer that you’ve sent. Really helping me a lot for my IELTS exam. I guess i will be looking forward for some more worksheets and review materials. Thanks much and God Bless.”

GB – Philippines



“Your training and tips had been a great help for my results. Thank you and more power.”




“Some of the questions that were mentioned in the speaking practice actually came out (in the exam) Thanks a lot. I’m very thankful to the Top Mark’s team. Thank you for having the privilege to review with you guys. Words are not enough to thank you all.”




“Because of your help, I was able to pass my exam last November 14, 2015. Thank you and more power.”




“In that, I sincerely would like to thank the entire TME team for all your patience with us and the wisdom you’ve shared.. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND GOD BLESS ALL OUR ENDEAVORS!! Will forever be grateful for all your interventions and will be continually praying that you will be able to help change lives of many aspirants… Cheers!!”




“Finally I have now the band scores I’ve been working and praying. In that note, allow me thank the entire TME group for all your intervention. Special credits for you and to Lee for all your guidance, tips and input.. I couldn’t have done it without your help. Once again THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOMOF MY HEART AND MORE POWERS TO YOU!!!! Cheers!!!”




“Thanks to your team for the support and help.”




“I would like to inform you that me and my wife(Rachel Solomon) gave our IELTS on 5th of December and the results were announced a couple of days before. I am glad to tell you that we have got more than 7 in each band! We sincerely want to thank you for taking time to motivate and train us.”




“Good day! I’m glad to announce that I have passed the IELTS from British Council yaken last 19th December 2015. My score are as follow: Listening-8.5, Reading-8.0, Writing-7.0 and Speaking-7.0. My total band score is 7.5. I will take my CBT soon. Thank you!”




“My heartfelt gratitude for your team. It really helped me a lot, all the efforts and patience of your team was really worth it. Thank you!”




“Hi I just passed my IELTS exam. Thank you for the everything.”




“What I liked about Top Marks English, first and foremost, the dedicated teachers. I learned a lot from them.   They were very patient in answering all my queries, especially Sarah. Also, the facilities were amazing! The online practices of listening, reading (from a variety of resources), particularly the lectures about writings and speaking via Skype. It has helped me improved and be competent on the four aspects of the IELTS exam. I’d been to many different review centres here in my country and most of their resources were the same but Top Marks English is different.”




“I personally feel that the instructor and the review materials are very structured and organized. You really just have to be on time, and be dedicated on it all throughout. They will teach you effective format, on how to get that 7, plus they will evaluate how your writing skills on the spot.”




“Hi! First, I want you to know that you’re online review services have really helped us a lot. We are very grateful for that”