NoteFull's Student of the Month for February 2014 back to top
NoteFull is pleased to introduce February's Student of the Month: Camilla Borges from Brazil!
Camilla is a great example of one of our hard-working and motivated students. She was taking the TOEFL in order to apply for a Masters degree in one of the United Kingdom's top graduate programs in Public Policy. She really had to work as hard as possible because her first TOEFL exam would also be her last--her deadline was fast-approaching!
Camilla's Plan for Success:
To reach her specific goals, she started by working with NoteFull's Free TOEFL Course. She told us that this program was great help to her. After some time, she ended up registering for the Complete TOEFL Mastery system and then later added 2 Additional Reviews to her package and study plan.
In total, Camilla spent 3 months working diligently on the strategies and steps in her system. She mentioned that she found our "How to Study" advice to be particularly helpful in (1) deciding how to break down her time and (2) determining what to study. This is how she broke down her time (keep in mind that this is what worked for Camilla--your job is to find what works for you):
First month: 5-6 hours daily
Second month: 3-4 hours daily
Third month: 1-2 hours daily
Support from the NoteFull Team:
Camilla worked very closely with Leah at first to make sure that she would be able to utilize her system and all of its resources properly.
Once she received that guidance and support, she was well on her way to improve her difficulties with the techniques--like note-taking and smoothness--and staying resilient and driven to improve.
Camilla also says that NoteFull's Writing Reviews were "amazing!" She mentioned to us that the feedback she received from Mathew, one of NoteFull's Master Instructors, was exactly what she needed. His strict instructions and feedback helped her turn a 22 into a 27 in no time at all!
Most importantly, Camilla waited until she knew she would be ready to take her test. Instead of taking the TOEFL as many times as she could within those three short months, she remained patient and focused until she was ready to hit her desired results.
Camilla's overall score was a 107; this included a 26 in the Reading and a whopping 27 in Listening, Speaking, and Writing!
She also felt that despite the complexity of the questions on the TOEFL, she agrees with our claim that "once you learn the structure it is easy to answer any question that shows up."
Camilla claims that NoteFull provided her with "the confidence and tools I needed!!!...I worked hard, it's true but it wouldn't be possible without your help! "
Camilla's Final Advice to You:
"It might seem difficult to reach your desired score in the beginning. Just don't think about it! Set goals and overcome your weak points step by step with optimism. In the end, you will look back and be proud of yourself!"
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 SuccessStories@NoteFull.com.
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!
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.