TOEFL Success Stories


NoteFull's Student of the Month for January 2017  back to top


Meet Magda, NoteFull's Student of the Month for January 2017        

[Magdalena is pictured above]    



Check out Magdalena's awesome scores!






If you need proof of the immediate power of tutoring, Magdalena G. and her experience with NoteFull is the most clear, remarkable story in recent months!


Let's start from the beginning though. Magdalena is originally from Poland, where she graduated from dentistry school back in 2011. In 2013 she moved to the United States and immediately began studying for the TOEFL. She tried various approaches but none worked:


"First I started off spending 6 months working with 2 teachers who had backgrounds and experience with the TOEFL, but my scores did not go up.  So then I started to study by myself. I went on Amazon and bought these TOEFL preparation books created in Europe. 16 of them in total! Still, my scores weren't really moving upwards with my self-study. I even tried attending a 1-month TOEFL training seminar in Atlanta, but that didn't work either."


Then, in the spring of 2016, Magdalena met another dentist. This dentist, who was also from overseas, sang the praises of an organization called NoteFull, which had helped him achieve success. Magdalena was intrigued!


"I remember right after that I went home and looked up NoteFull online. I watched the 3 videos of Joseph on the front page of the website, which seemed really helpful."


What happened next happens to many of our students. Magdalena kind of forgot about NoteFull. She went back to doing other things, and the memory of NoteFull faded into the background. But then, about 6 months later, Magdalena recalled the great things she had heard about this program, and so she decided to go for it!


Now we get to the truly remarkable part of this story. Before November 1, 2016, when Magdalena registered for the Complete TOEFL Mastery + Tutoring + Review program, her scores were 20 on the Reading, 23 on the Listening, 22 on the Speaking, and 24 on the Writing. Remember those numbers for later. That's a score of 89. To apply for dentistry school in the US, she wanted at least 100.  


"After I registered, I started to study the program intensely. Like really hard! I loved the tips and strategies, like creating flash cards to study the different question types in the Reading and Listening sections."


"I also decided to register for 9 more Tutoring Sessions because I found them so helpful. In total I had about 10 or 11 of them with Mathew. We covered all the parts of the TOEFL. I remember for the Speaking section, he helped me so much with Questions 1 and 2. Instead of giving general information, he helped me to develop specific examples. He helped me to visualize my examples."


Then, 31 days after registering with NoteFull and her intense period of study, she took the test on December 2. She improved by 11 points...reaching her goal of 100, right on the nose! What an incredibly powering story, to make that much progress in so little time. It speaks to the level of focus and dedication that Magdalena brought with her, along with the effectiveness of the programs and the tutoring from NoteFull.


So what is Magdalena doing right now? Preparing for her practical dental exam and in the process of applying for dentistry school, to begin in September, 2017.  Here's what she'd like to share with you:


"There are so many TOEFL books out there, so many strategies that different people will tell you are the keys to success. But it was only with NoteFull that my scores finally moved upwards. I wish I had found it earlier, but I'm glad I finally did!


We're glad you did too, Magdalena! It's an inspiring story :)



Reading: 25, Listening: 24, Speaking: 23, Writing: 28


Do you have the courage and determination to conquer the TOEFL? I bet you do. If you're missing the right tools for the job, let us know and we can work together to create a personal study plan so that you too can earn your dream score and be done with the TOEFL! You can always contact us at if you have any questions or need help figuring out your next step forward.



If Magdalena's story or any of our previous success stories have inspired you, why not share your story and let it inspire others? If you have something to celebrate, let us know!



How to Become the Next Student of the Month back to top


If you think that you have what it takes to become NoteFull's next Student of the Month, please send us an email with your story of success to



We look forward to receiving your success story. Whether you're working with an ESL or TOEFL system or through our Free TOEFL Course, we have seen your commitment to greatness and look forward to rewarding you for your hard work next month!



Your hard earned reward back to top


As Student of the Month, you will be interviewed by NoteFull and profiled on this page.


This is a great opportunity for you to inspire others with your story or just brag about your success. And just as you're reading this now, know that your story will continue to inspire others towards success for years to come.  


Also, every Student of the Month receives a coveted NoteFull t-shirt! Wear it with pride when you get it because you deserve it.










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Laith Alfaouri wrote on Saturday February 18, 2017 1:57am
Hello NoteFull team, i just want to thank you very much. Last week i took the IBT and today i got my scored, which is 71/120. i know it's low little bit, but it's fair to me, and i would like share my experience with NoteFull system. First of all i made one month schedule for studying, and divide it into four sections. However, the total hours that i studied approx. 120hrs. Then i was studying the strategies of the NoteFull system for all sections, i read, heard and watched everything on the website, note that i used FREE MATERIAL ONLY. Finally, when i was at the test, i found that every strategies that i had from NoteFull system was as same as the test. Again thank you NoteFull for everything. So i encourage everyone, who want to pass or get high score in Toefl, to enroll in there program. By the way i'm not native English speaker, my native language is Arabic. But with NOTEFULL everything become easier. Believe me .

Isha Mody wrote on Tuesday February 14, 2017 11:35pm
114/120 in Attempt 1! All thanks to the free material provided by Notefull! I began nervously preparing for TOEFL and had 3 weeks to appear, as I was nearing university deadlines. My counsellor suggested I try Notefull's free online tutoring videos, as I work full time and didn't have much time to spare. Simply watching Mr Miranda's videos, tips and practising from the official ETS book, applying every single thing that I learnt in those videos, in the 2 hours I could give to TOEFL each day. Even the minor tips like 10% of the study should be done in a noisy atmosphere were so very helpful in preparing me for the test. The one exquisite thing I would like to mention is the framework provided for the speaking section, which was so very helpful in that moment of panic when my mind was blocked with fear. I scored 114/120 on my first attempt. Reading 26, Listening 28, Speaking 30, Writing 30. This material, even the free one, definitely works, you just need to learn how to apply each thing!
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Marlon Cajamarca Vega wrote on Monday February 13, 2017 7:50am
Hello NoteFull team!I just want to thank you so much. I always have the dream of study in another country so I chose to pursue the long journey to obtain a 90+ in the Toefl ibt test. I decided to move forward so, in consequence I started to study specifically for the test. I spent around 8-10 hours of study every day during 2 months. January 17 would be the important date. I followed your instructions and very helpfull recipes and finally I scored 95/120! Thank you for your help and keep your good motivation and excellent teaching methods. You all can do it!!!
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Lucas wrote on Sunday February 12, 2017 7:17am
Hello notefull team! I just wanted to thank you for sharing all these amazing TOEFL strategies with me. I only studied for two weeks for the TOEFL with your tips and I was able to achieve a score higher than I needed!I got 97 when I only needed 90. So thank you again for you great support

Aziza Assani wrote on Friday February 10, 2017 4:45pm
I wanted to thank you guy:) I was crying after the exam because I thought I failed!I needed 26 in speaking ... and I got it on my first try! It's been a long journey... and I wouldn't have been able to do it without your help. I'm so greatfull, thx again
Rated 5 of 5 Stars

Magdalena wrote on Thursday February 2, 2017 6:35pm
Good luck everybody! You all can do it!

Magdalena wrote on Thursday February 2, 2017 6:32pm
Hello Heba, For writing I really recommend reading a lot of books. I was reading only during the evenings 50-70 pages a day everyday. This helped me a lot! Focus on books that you enjoy the most :) Plus do the tips from NoteFull course. I feel that my score went up 4 points because of these tips.

Magdalena wrote on Thursday February 2, 2017 6:26pm
Hello Shweta, I was studying with NoteFull one month, before I took the test. I did all tips from NoteFull online course and I did between 25-30 tests from TPO application. You can get TPO for free. While I was doing listening, I tried to do the best of my ability and then I checked my score. No matter how I performed, bad or good, I listened 2 times to each audio and at the end I read the whole conversation or lecture and I wrote each word that I didn't understand in my notebook.

Dana Amagsila wrote on Monday January 30, 2017 1:19pm
I can\'t explain how much I appreciate the whole Notefull team (especially Joseph and Matthew) for helping me pass my TOEFL test. I haven\'t stepped inside a classroom (except for license certification courses) in about 20 years. I am an RN who lived in the California for 18 years but moved to Arizona. I needed to get a TOEFL total score of 84 and 26 in speaking so I can obtain my AZ RN license endorsement. I only had 2 weeks to review. Thanks to your 1 step program I got 23-reading, 26-listening, 27-speaking, 26-writing, Total of 102. I was overwhelmed when I started reviewing just by myself. Thank God I discovered your youtube videos. Those videos together with the one step program helped me tremendously. Thank you so much.

heba wrote on Sunday January 29, 2017 6:32am
any suggestions for writing ??
Rated 5 of 5 Stars