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Dorothy (MYT 38210)

Female, 65 Years Pro/ (MYT 38210)

(90 reviews)

Kuala Lumpur/ Petaling Jaya
BA Hons Degree in ENGLISH & HISTORY;Diploma in Education(TESL) UNIVERSITI MALAYA
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BA Hons Degree in ENGLISH & HISTORY;Diploma in Education(TESL) UNIVERSITI MALAYA
A qualified Eng lang specialist with 41 years experience and who has also trained TESOL trainees in teaching Grammar. I have taught students and professionals of different proficiency levels. I have a proven track record, especially in IELTS, checkpoint primary & OET. Diligent students are able to get the required results. Students in government & private schools; UTM; ELSI, corporate clients, government servants, countless individuals have benefited from my experience, teaching style, and knowledge... Call me to improve your proficiency level, and skills or to obtain the required IELTS band. I identify your errors and help you comprehensively improve your grammar, vocabulary, sentence structures, pronunciation, and fluency with a lot of appropriate and customised materials.
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I offer a paid for trial class at tutor' s residence/ online to help identify students' strengths/areas to improve before working towards the target from the students' level of proficiency. Comprehensive teaching, covering all English skills. My 41 years of experience and knowledge facilitate flexibility in my approach with clear explanations for all components and materials selected according to the students' needs, proficiency level and ability to do self-study. There is detailed helpful feedback. Time is not wasted in class doing what the student can do on his/her own. I focus on providing the help not available in books or online.  For IELTS, a lot of model essays and writing incorporated with grammar exercises are provided for weak students ,with step- by- step guidelines and self-study material. Fees are negotiable and reduced for the 10-hour packages with a extra hour provided free.Slightly higher fees for weekends/ public holidays.
Fees (MYR)
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Test Preparation
Test Preparation:
English, IELTS

Tuition Schedule

Only when absolutely necessary for exam preparation
According to convenience & needs
According to convenience & needs
According to convenience & needs
According to convenience & needs
According to convenience & needs
According to convenience & needs


Kuala Lumpur/ Petaling Jaya

Online Tutoring

Prior Online Tutoring Experience:

Note Written by: Dorothy Balachandran

Prepared by: Dorothy Balachandran

Written by: Dorothy Balachandran


I like the patient and the advice that the teacher has given.

Choong Sze Wei

She told me about my weakness in English and help me to improve in that particular part. Besides that, she is encouraging and supportive.

Azwin Kamarul Hisham

Clear voice Clear explanation Experienced teacher Good materials She can tailor materials according to your needs.


She has taught me all the skills that are crucial in IELTS writing with reference to many sample essays written by examiners and herself.

Tan Xin Yee

Ms. Dorothy is an experienced IELTS tutor. She managed to point out my weakness and guided me to reduce my mistakes.


Very patient and friendly. Useful materials for IELTS with reasonable tuition fees. Highly recommended!

Sia Yee Ting

Ms Dorothy is a very patient and experienced tutor and accommodating to my requests. Her teaching is clear and precise. She gives great examples to help my daughters to understand the concepts and techniques. It is not easy to find a tutor with such teaching qualifications. I will strongly recommend her to all.


Great teacher, has patience while teaching. Always recommended.


She has patience while teaching. It helps me to understand the lesson in a easy way.


Patience teaching. Clear all doubts step by step.


I am glad to have had miss Ms Dorothy as my IELTS tutor. She is a very thoughtful teacher who provides useful study materials and puts a lot of effort into presenting it. I hv managed to achieve my required band under her guidance.

Xiiao Sasaki

I am glad that I went to miss Dorothy before my IELTS test otherwise I wouldn’t had gotten the required band for my university. Thank you miss for all the lesson.


I am very glad to be taught by Madam Dorothy, as I was really lacking in time for my preparation for IELTS. However, with the correct guidance I was able to achieve a good band for my writing with only few classes. My confidence in writing and speaking has definitely improved with only 10 plus classes. Thank you for teaching me ma’am.


Ms Dorothy is a very thoughtful teacher who puts a lot of effort into how she presents the material for IELTS. Her lessons were engaging, useful, and she was very patient with helping me identify each of my mistakes for the respective components. I would highly recommend her because I feel like each lesson that I had with her, were all worth it and really useful.

Jayson Wang Yee Meng

Very dedicated and responsible teacher.


I took a total of 10 + 3 hours of classes to polish my English as preparation for my IELTS and OET. I improved my band score from 6 to 7 and OET 'B' score in all components. Overall, Madam Dorothy: 1. Dedicated and understanding 2. Well-versed about the exam format IELTS/OET 3. Provide brilliant and helpful materials

Yong Wan

She is a very kind teacher and she had helped me a lot with my grammar and IELTS test preparation.


Teacher Dorothy provides very useful study materials & study tips which helped me achieved good scores for my ielts exam in short time.

Puteri Ahza Alya

Teacher Dorothy helped me a lot on my grammar and essay. She continuously sent me materials that help to improve my grammar and essay. I learnt with her about 2 weeks but I’ve progress very well within the time.

Dheeran Singh

Very friendly and thorough with her work so you’ll understand better.

Lim Sow Lai

Despites several attempts sitting for his IELTS, my son could not achieve the desired grades until he went under Mdm Dorothy's tutelage. Thank you, Mdm Dorothy, for the inspiration and guidance you gave him that finally he managed to achieve them. As a parent, I appreciate very much all your hard work and confidence in him. I will be happy to recommend you to students who need your pedagogical assistance as I could sense your passion in teaching and commitment.

Kohmala Selvan

She has great knowledge and experience about IELTS academic. She is able to guide her students with latest technique to achieve their bandscore. Give attention to her grammar corrections as it will help you lift up the band score.

Sarvesh Seger

Ms Dorothy was a very detailed teacher who took the time to review my essays and correct the errors I made to improve the quality of my writing. She also shared various resources, notes, practice questions, and sample essays that helped bolster my writing skills. I managed to achieve the IELTS band I needed thanks to Ms Dorothy.

Chan Boon Sheng

She is an experienced English teacher as she can identify student's weaknesses. I highly recommend this teacher to the students that are highly motivated and disciplined.

Chan Wei Da

I like her for vast experience in helping me to score in IELTS . She has a deep knowledge on analyzing the test questions and how to score for the exam . She is very patient with me in marking my essays . I strongly recommend this tutor for English studying .

Azlean Norzan

She is a very attentive teacher, who is able to point out our weaknesses and ensure that we understand the mistakes. She has prepared a lot of exercises and also reference resources for us in order to improve our English proficiency in a systematic manner.

Azlean Norzan

She is a very attentive teacher who is able to point out the weaknesses and ensures that we can understand the mistakes. She has a lot of resources / exercises that help us to improve our English proficiency in a systematic manner. Within a short period of two weeks, I managed to get the targeted band / marks.

Azlean Norzan

She was able to point out my weaknesses accurately and worked it out to prevent its occurences in my essay by giving a lot of educational materials / exercises. She has systematic apporaches to let me understand my English writing skills better, improve my level of language proficiency and it had helped me to achieve my desired score in IELTS. Above that, she is friendly and easily-approached teacher, that encouraged me to ask questions without hesistance.


Mdm Dorothy is the first tutor to ever succeed in helping me achieve band 7 in both writing and speaking. She did not hesitate to criticize me when I made mistake but she was also generous with her praise and this motivated me to work harder as well as to avoid making the same mistake. With regards to writing lessons, Mdm Dorothy did not just correct my grammatical and tenses errors, she also constructed a better sentence by using her own ideas and this helped me to further improve my writing skills. She was also willing to provide her modal answers as references. With regards to speaking lessons, she started with the basics like pronunciation and enunciation. At first I was sceptical with this approach but then it all made sense. As the conversation during the speaking test is recorded, this particular lesson taught me to emphasize the 'ed' and enabled the examiner to differentiate between the past tense and the present tense.

Alif Aiman

She's very good in presenting the class and I love how she teached me. She told me every mistakes I've made so detailed, so I can take note on them. I took 3 IELTS exam before the class, and all lf them I got overall Band 6 (No improvement at all with the prev 3 exams). However, I after I met her and had a class with her, at the 4th Exam, I got overall Band 6.5 ! Thank you so much ma'am


Ms Dorothy is well-verse with the IELTS examination. She is able to provide personal resources to aid students on their weak points. Throughout the lesson, she will provide constructive feedback and help identify key mistakes. Apart from her lessons, she will also give extra self-practice questions to help further develop the student's weak points. Overall, it was a pleasant experience consulting Ms Dorothy and I highly recommend to others who may have difficulty in clearing their IELTS examination.


An excellent tutor! Dorothy’s teachings were easily grasped and she provided sufficient amount of materials to help me excel IELTS test. Thank you!


- Nice teacher - Explains why a particular sentence is wrong - Provide good advise on how to improve in writing


She is a great teacher and dedicated person. She has motivated and courage me to improve my English.

Joan Santani

Thank you for you lessons, they helped me a lot (especially on the writing test). I am so happy with my exam result. Academic module, overall, Band 7.0 . This excellent score is very much above my expectations. It was a great experience where my teacher corrected every mistake I made in my sentence structure for writing. She also gave a lot grammar materials to practice and guide on ways to tackle different types of questions for writing. She is an outstanding enthusiastic teacher.

Courtney Wong

She provided lots of useful notes for students. She taught me several ways to rephrase the sentences and paragraphs. This has greatly improved my writing skills.

Lmer Lee

Ms. Dorothy is a great teacher if you need to improve your score in IELTS. I've always had a barrier when it comes to writing and reading, but with every class with Ms. Dorothy, I feel more confident when sitting for the exam. I Highly recommend Ms. Dorothy.

Daphne Wong

I attended English classes with Dorothy for 10 hours and my IELTS writing test improved from 6.5 to 7.5 in less than 2 weeks. Dorothy is very experienced, she is quick to point out the mistakes I made in my essays, and what needs to be corrected to achieve higher scores. Highly recommended !

Shahrizwan Effendi Bin Hashmi

She knew the exact time and the right button to press in order to inspire student to learn English independently. She will never give up teaching English as well as motivate student to get the desire result. Creative, progressive as well as an active trainer.

Nor Humairah

Her approach in teaching IELTS for my daughter recently especially on the Writing domain. She pointed out the important elements in writing especially the sentence structure and grammar which my daughter took it for granted before. With the exercise worksheet she provided, it helped my daughter to practice. Alhambra my daughter managed to improve her writing and met the English requirement for her course applied. Thank you very much to Madam Dorothy!!

ايلي عبد الرشيد

An enthusiastic teacher that has helped me reach my target results in IELTS.


She is a patient, approachable and vastly knowledge teacher. She is always flexible with scheduling and cheerfully accommodated based on her availability. I really like the way our classes were conducted especially how she has helped to identify my errors and provide ways to tackle this issues. Also, on how she helped to instil the importance of punctuation and grammar which all contributed to the fluency of my writing. She was extremely helpful and organised with preparing the study materials prior to the commencement of classes and if she realise that you need more help on some certain areas she will then prepare these materials for your next class. She makes sure you achieve your desired results and encourages you to keep going if anything fall. I can’t thank her enough for all the help that she has provided and will definitely recommend her as a tutor.


Miss Dorothy is decicated, helpful and friendly. Her teaching method is very structured. She has a lot of experience in teaching. Because of her guidance I was able to score desired score in IELTS writing.


Good and dedicated teacher. Never miss or delay classes. Committed to be ensure best results are obtain. Great knowledge of the English language.


Dorothy is a very experienced teacher. She gives systematic guidance with great patience according to the student's progress and performance.


She is one of the most dedicated tutors around. She makes sure you achieve your desired results by going all out coaching and preparing study materials prior to the commencement of classes. I couldn't recommend anyone better than her in this field, she is probably one of the best tutors around. One proof is my recent IELTS results in which I scored band 8 in just a few months.

Sing Ying

Dorothy is definitely an exceptional and a dedicated tutor. She will focus on your weakness and give a lot of practices to improve on it. I had struggled with writing component before I met her. I had attended British council, multiple home tutors but none of them actually can guide me like how Dorothy did. She had guided me on techniques of writing different types of essays and corrected my mistakes . She kept my momentum of writing throughout the six months. As result, I scored more than what i initially wanted. I will definitely recommend Dorothy to those who want to improve their ielts scores!

Eric Tan Khai Ping

She is very hardworking and approachable. She helps me to improve my weak points and had given me a lot of homework that helped me to improve my writing skills.

Eric Tan Khai Ping

She points out my weak points and helps me to improve them. She has given me a lot of materials to practice, which helped me a lot. She is also very approachable!

Annie Tay

A very dedicated, patient and professional teacher. Attended lessons with my husband to prepare for our IELTS and obtained results higher than what we initially targeted. Ms. Dorothy is always well prepared and knows what she needs to cover for the lessons. I love the abundant self-study materials provided that we can self-practice at home. Very flexible in her teaching approach according to our level of proficiency. Highly recommended to anyone who needs help to prepare for an English test or simply to improve their English!


Ms. Dorothy, identified my weaknesses in writing and helped me to address them. She taught me how to tackle different types of essay questions and gave useful tips to get a higher score. Her notes were very helpful as well. With her help, I was able to improve my IELTS score for writing from band 5 to 6.5 within less than a month.


Very encouraging, dedicated and eager to help.


She is very patient while teaching.


She is a dedicated person. Very good at teaching. She is willing to adjust her techniques and approaches to meet the learning styles of the student.


Dorothy is very helpful and accommodating. Her notes and sample essays are very useful and easy to understand. My score for IELTS writing has improved from 6.5 to 8.0 with only ONE session with her. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for an experienced English tutor.


I like her teaching method and her dedication towards her work. She is also very knowledgeable in many fields. Besides, she has a flexible time frame and makes sure that her students are well prepared for their exams. She gives a very concise and honest review about my child's performance. Also, my daughter did very well and scored a high grade in IELTS due to her excellent teachings and motivation. My son performed incredible well in his assignments and exams under her guidance. For instance, my son who was at the age of 14 had manage to reach a band of 6.5 in IELTS.

Li Yi

She explained how the scoring system works in IELTS, especially for the writing and speaking component.She helped me a lot in my writing as it was my weakest component. I was also given a lot of practice materials that helps to prepare you for the actual exam.

Ivy Pat

She is very thorough in her input and gives great insights for me to improve in my skills. She is kind and very friendly and will go out of her way to make sure I do well in my exams.

Miki Udagawa

She helped my children patiently and neatly.

Miki Udagawa

She helped my children patiently and neatly.


Ms Dorothy is an excellent IELTS teacher (tutor). Her knowledge, experience and personal approach have helped me a lot in passing my IELTS exam. I highly recommend her.


She is a dedicated, kind and caring teacher. She made me feel very confident and comfortable with the English language. She also helped me in learning grammar, sentence structures and most importantly proper pronounciation of the english words.

Natasha Priya

She is a pleasant and dedicated tutor. I successfully achieved my desired marks with her guidance. Despite the short time frame I had before the test, she managed to accommodate my requests.

Nor Diana Ahmad

She is a very diligent and kind teacher. I got the IELTS results that I wanted after I took a private tutor with her. She's given me many tips and it was very helpful. I also suggested to my other friends to learn with her and they succeed too.

Devika Sethi

Her style of teaching, material everything was perfect. My son got a perfect score for IELTS with her credibility. I could not get a better teacher than her.

Priyatharisiny Vasu

Dorothy is an exceptional teacher who understands your weakness and gives you a lot of practices to improve on it. I have improved my score form IELTS band score for writing component from 5 to 6.5 with just 10 classes with Dorothy.


She is very knowledgeable and kind. Ive learned a lot from her.


Dorothy is a dedicated, committed and confident teacher. She prepared my son for IELTS and he breezed through it with the band required. Keep up the good work.

Noor Hasnieza Hashim

Her systematic approach to teaching grammar especially a well-designed tense table demonstrating different tense according to the different time spend. Dorothy also has provided the appropriate materials such as an exercise book to assist me to strengthen my understanding and its really work. Overall, she's passionate towards her job helping those who need her tutoring and I like it most.

Yew Saw Bee

Ms.Dorothy has helped both my children obtained the required band in all categories for IELTS test to study medicine in Australia. She is patience and dedicated, always very optimistic and encouraging even at times when my children are fed up with essay writing or correcting their grammatical mistakes. Personally, I think it is worth to invest some money to engage a good English teacher and Ms Dorothy is definitely the right teacher to look for.

Yew Saw Bee

Her professionalism, patience and dedication in teaching her students.

Negar Shakernia

She is great from all the angles, attentive to details and really helpful. I had a very short time to be prepared for IELTS exam, and she helped me score the band I needed with only 1 month practising with me! I surely do recommend her to other students who are looking for a private IELTS tutor.

Jenny Teoh

My son's English has improved significantly.

Lls Lai Siang

Dorothy is an excellent tutor and expert in teaching english language. She helped me a lot before my IELTS exam and also provided me valuable guidance during my university studies. Dorothy always on time and ready to help (I am in UK at that time and contact with her using email and text message). She make herself available even short notice is given to her, and she is always able to correct my mistake in shortest time and convey her knowledge in easily understandable way. I will definitely recommend Dorothy to those who are preparing for english exams and to those who want to improve their english!

Anthony Robert

Ms Dorothy is a sincere and dedicated tutor. She is always punctual, knowledgeable and, most importantly a committed tutor for her students. She is always prepared and has a plan for the lessons. If I do not understand any part of her lessons she tries to explain it from a different cum creative perspective which helps me to understand it better and its very helpful. She have the right teaching method which focuses on my strength and taught me the right Technics to score my IELTS exam. I am more than satisfied and I would strongly recommend her to anyone who needs her assistance and guidance in improving their English language skill and prepare for English examination like IELTS, MUET and TOEFL.

Aspalilah Alias

She is an awesome and excellent teacher. I managed to finish my PhD within 2 years, published 12 articles and presented many papers on National and International level after learned English from Dorothy. My English was bad initially, however after had private tuition with her, my English improved a lot. Thanks God because gave me Dorothy in my life, keep it up dear teacher.

Alif Rizal

Her dedication towards her work. She has all the materials ready when you needed them and shes very patience in teaching students thats poor/weak in English. The most interesting I found in Dorothy is that she can give 10 varieties of sentences instantaneously when you have a problem in developing words in a sentence.

Shee Bee San

She is great because she helps my daughter improve in her essay writing skills.

Albert Arputhan

I sat for IELTS exam twice and only manage to obtain Band 6 instead of Band 6.5..subsequently, a priest recommended me to Dorothy and with only 4 months of coaching, the real potential in me to obtain Band 7 was delivered. She has the ability to zoom into the strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threat of a candidate and will efficiently guide them for success. If you found yourself to be lost, desperate, helpless and hopeless, then the person to look for help is obviously DOROTHY! She is the person who will walk along with you and bring the best out of you.

Cheong Yuen Jian

I like that she provides endless materials to practice with and she is very meticulous in terms of finding errors.

Amin Affendi

Very professional, direct and objective-minded guru. I can recommend her highly enough!

Hui Ming

She offers a personalised learning environment, supplies abundant study materials according to your need and level and corrects small mistakes that other teachers might miss out.

Marina Abdul Rahman

Dorothy was an excellent tutor for my son's IELTS examination and he achieved the required Band to enter university in the UK. She was thorough and easily understood.

Hui Zuin Lau

Miss Dorothy is a very professional, patient and experienced English teacher. She is able to identify people's individual weaknesses in English and provide assistance to strengthen these weak points. She has helped me tremendously in building a strong foundation in grammar and develop different skills to write both creative pieces and professional pieces. I love how she has helped me realize the importance of grammar and punctuation as these little details have contributed greatly to the flow of a piece of writing. Besides, her ability to analyze and understand the marking criteria of various assignments has allowed me to score very well in IELTS (individual band 7) and every English writing test in college. Apart from that, I am very thankful for Miss Dorothy's patience and friendly approach as they have enabled me to learn English in a comfortable environment. She is a very loving person and I can never thank her enough for helping me achieve my dream of studying medicine. I have changed from an insecure girl who speaks broken English to a young lady who writes with good academic standard.

Tan TM

I engaged Dorothy in 2016 to coach my daughter in IELTS as my daughter needed a minimum 7.5 for every paper in ELTS to enter the medical university of her choice in the UK. My daughter had previously obtained 8, 7.5, 7 and 6.5 before she was tutored by Dorothy. Dorothy was quick to recognize her weakness (essay paper) and gave my daughter a lot of exercises for practice, always telling her the reasons behind the mistakes besides just marking the papers. Practise makes perfect. After two lessons per week over a couple of months, my daughter achieved the min 7.5 for all papers in her IELTS.

Teoh Kek Pin

A very patient, dedicated and experienced teacher. Ms Dorothy has helped me in many areas, including my IELTS exam, as well as Business English. I would strongly recommend her to anyone who wishes to improve his or her English Competency level.

Yip Chee Rong

Dorothy is a great tutor. I would highly recommend her to anyone who seeks help in English language proficiency. As mentioned in her biography, she identifies your errors and provides constructive feedback to improve your grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure. She also provides great examples for your reference and questions to practice with. If you're struggling with IELTS/IGCSE or any form of English language examinations, do not hesitate to give Dorothy a call!

Cj Chris

I am one of the lucky ones to know Ms Dorothy Balachandran. She has a deep well of understanding and English knowledge to draw on, She enriched my writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. Because of her patiently guidance, I have finally attained the desired result in IELTS.

Daniel Lim

Dorothy was extremely helpful and patient throughout the entire process. She was a miracle worker! Within at most a couple months, she was able to provide me with the necessary tools and guidance to achieve my A grade in IGCSE English 1st Language. You'd be a fool to pass on the lady who saved the Titanic!

Naveenah Sanderan

I attended a 3- hour class with Miss Dorothy 4 days before my IELTS exam. She helped me to identify my weak points and refreshed my memory on a lot of the other aspects of my essay. She also gave a lot of tips and handouts that I found very useful in my preparations for the exam.


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