NoteFull's Student of the Month for July 2016 back to top
[Chintan is pictured above]
We've seen a lot of students stress out over the TOEFL this summer, but we've also seen a lot of students celebrate. Whether you are at the beginning of your TOEFL journey or nearing the end, I'm confident this month's success story will resonate with your desire to be finished with the TOEFL as soon as possible. Chintan G. came to the United States seven years ago from India. This summer, he's enjoying the city life of Boston and the beaches of Massachusetts, free of the TOEFL and looking forward to a bright future. Before he feel this sense of relief and accomplishment, he needed to meet all the requirements to work as a pharmacist in the United States.
"I passed the FPGEE in 2013. Initially I saw lots of reviews for NoteFull, but I did not want to spend the money because I thought, 'It's just English!'
"I took nine exams. Seven before taking NoteFull and two after NoteFull, I would have passed the first time after NoteFull, but I didn't listen to the questions properly."
Chintan looks at the years he spent working on the TOEFL alone with some regret, but he hopes future students can learn from him:
"Professional people who are taking the TOEFL to get their license, I recommend that they take the NoteFull courses as soon as possible because, when I think in retrospect, not only did I lose my exam fees of eight times, but if I consider my salary of two years, I lost $200,000, just because I wanted to save a few hundred dollars."
Chintan makes an important point. Your dream is not passing the TOEFL; your dream is past the TOEFL. This test costs more time and money than the four hours you spend in the testing center and the $190 registration fee.
"I recommend all the professionals take NoteFull classes as soon as possible if they are stuck on the TOEFL. After passing the TOEFL, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. My future is coming to me, everything I dreamed for."
Like many pharmacists, he was able to meet the requirements in every section except for Speaking. He needed a 26, but he kept receiving either 23 or 24 on each exam. He finally decided to register for 3-Step Speaking, tutoring, and reviews.
"The best thing I like about NoteFull is that they don't superimpose any specific material on the students, but instead help develop your own skills. From where you are or whatever skills you have- they help you to develop your skills to get your desired score. NoteFull never tells you that you can only get your desired score if you speak this one way and concentrate on your accent. If you concentrate on your accent, you will lose focus and will go out of time. Every demographic of people have their own accent.
"If I can score a 24, I don't need to work on my accent. I need TOEFL skills. If a student is getting scores below 20, they need help with English skills, but if the student keeps getting 23 or 24, they need to work on TOEFL skills, which means giving complete and meaningful answers in a logical way. Mathew helped me a lot in doing this."
After Chintan received his passing scores, he celebrated with his wife and son, going out to dinner and to the beach.
Reading: 23, Listening: 27, Speaking: 26, Writing: 27
If you're still struggling to reach your goal score, please don't wait to reach out to the NoteFull team. We know you're ready to be done with the TOEFL and we're here to help. Every day without the support you need is costing you money.
Don't let Chintan's regrets be wasted on you:
"I lost around $200,000, just because I wanted to save a few hundred dollars."
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.