April 2016


NoteFull's Student of the Month for April 2016  back to top


April's Student of the Month       

[Franziska is pictured above]       


Franziska's TOEFL scores






Sitting out on my patio today, I'm so happy to see it filled with flowers and herbs. It's one of my favorite parts of Spring- seeing the seeds we planted start to come up through the dirt, to begin their lives as plants. You study for the TOEFL because you believe your skills and score will grow just like we plant seeds, believing they will grow into flowers. This April, we're celebrating a student who planted a seed hoping it would grow into a flower and it became a whole jungle!


Franziska is a licensed pharmacist living in Germany. She participated in a six-month internship at the University of Florida and wants to work in the United States. Every time she took her TOFL, she would fly from Germany to Florida, so you can imagine her frustration when she received scores below her goal. Still, she never gave up.


Her first TOEFL scores were in the 90s. By the time she came to NoteFull, she had sufficient scores in Reading and Listening, but needed help with the Speaking and Writing sections, so she registered for 3-Step Speaking + Tutoring as well as a Writing review. Like other foreign pharmacists who want to work in the United States, Franziska needed scores of at least 26 in the Speaking section and 24 in the Writing section.


Using her self-study program and the videos on our YouTube channel, Franziska created a practical and comprehensive study routine for herself from solely from NoteFull materials. "I left all my old books behind, the standard literature like Kaplan's and the material from ETS, because NoteFull offers so much."


Because she didn't have an internet connecction in her home, she had to study and practice at a nearby internet café. While other students might be uncomfortable studying in such conditions, Franziska took the opportunity to prepare herself for the discomfort and distractions present during an actual exam.


She found immediate affinity with NoteFull instructors. "The teachers are very motivating in the way they deliver their speeches in the videos. You can really feel their energy, how much they know about each question, and that they have personal experience taking the test. They also seem to know how the students feel. They can relate to their issues, their anxieties, and weaknesses."


Franziska took her tutoring sessions with Nayyer and submitted her answers from the Writing section of a practice to him for review. "Reviews were also very helpful. For little money, only a few dollars- what you get is so much! It gave me confidence because Nayyer, he told me what was good and I could be confident about that and he pinpointed my exact weaknesses. He was always concrete and precise in how he graded it."


At the end of March, Franziska contacted us to tell us that she received her near-perfect score on her first TOEFL exam since studying with NoteFull.

Reading: 29, Listening: 29, Speaking: 28, Writing: 28


We are so proud to played our small role in her success. Her hard work and commitment to her dreams is an inspiration. We hope to see her living in the United States soon!


"If something like this existed for pharmacy studies, everyone could be a pharmacist! It's just the best thing for English studies that exists on the planet!"



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!




Your hard earned reward back to top



As Student of the Month, you will be interviewed by a member of the NoteFull team 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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