Impact Learning Services New Zealand (ILSNZ) is dedicated to educational preparation and training. The directors of the company are both from the UK but have travelled extensively, teaching all over Europe and in Asia. With the publication of High Impact IELTS® in 2004, the company has built a reputation on successfully helping students to achieve their goals in IELTS. The online course was launched in 2006.



IELTS tutor Patrick Bourne


Patrick Bourne,

Director of ILSNZ

Patrick Bourne completed a BA (Hons) in History and Literature in 1994 before qualifying as an English Language (ESOL) teacher. He has taught both Business and General English in Britain, Spain, Finland, Poland, Japan and New Zealand. His examination preparation experience encompasses FCE, TOEIC, TOEFL and IELTS. In 2004, Patrick wrote the first in the High Impact series, aimed at getting students the IELTS result they want. There are now four books in the IELTS High Impact series, all published by Pearson. Patrick is also a Proctor for the new TOEFL iBT exam as well as being accredited in TOEIC.


IELTS tutor Debbie Kinsella


Deborah Kinsella,

Director of ILSNZ

Debbie is a holder of a BA (Hons) in Business Studies, a Diploma in Marketing Management, an MSc in Marketing and a Cambridge CELTA. Debbie has taught General and Academic English in England, Poland, Japan and New Zealand. She was a major contributor in the creation of the IELTS High Impact series and is the co-writer of the ILSNZ online course. In her former role as Tertiary Programme Manager of the Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Southern Queensland (delivered through a partner institution in Auckland), Debbie also has experience of online and distance learning at tertiary level.