Amal SR:27, L:24, S:27, W:28
MAY 2017 – PHARMACY.
Amal S. moved to the US from Sudan 6 years ago.
She had already gotten her Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy studies. And she passed her FPGEE in 2012.
3 years later, she turned her focus towards the TOEFL…
Amal’s challenge was meeting the pharmacy board’s strict TOEFL requirements. She used various YouTube videos as well as textbooks by Barron’s to study for her first test. But when she took it in November 2015, her scores fell short in all 4 sections by 3 or 4 points.
She had been introduced to NoteFull by a friend prior to the test. But she only went so far as to use our free resources. Her first attempt had left her confused as to what to do next. She was also very short on time because she was working a full-time job at the same time!
But she always made time to study…
Some time after her first test Amal decided to dive into NoteFull and signed up for the 1-Step Mastery program. She then took the TOEFL for a second time in the fall of 2016.
“I was so happy with my speaking and listening scores! My speaking jumped 4 points and my listening improved by 7 points! I got the scores I needed for those sections. However reading and writing only improved 1 point each, so I still needed to make progress in those areas.”
Amal felt like she had found her solution.
It was obvious how much NoteFull had helped her improve her scores so far. So she decided to purchase the Complete TOEFL Mastery program as well. She signed up for Writing Reviews so she could get some helpful feedback on her essays. And she even chose to leave her job so she could have more time to study.
But the results of her test in January 2017 would devastate her…
She got the reading and writing scores that she needed. But she could only get a 24 in the speaking section…
“I started to worry. April was approaching and my FPGEE was going to expire then. I was getting stressed that even though I had gotten my goal scores separately on tests, I would never be able to put it all together on one exam.”
She had already left her job to devote more time to the TOEFL. And her FPGEE score was going to expire soon. Amal was under a tremendous amount of stress at this point…
But she rose to the challenge. She used the stress as motivation and told herself that she was going to pass the TOEFL. If only to prove to herself that she could!
She signed up for 19 Tutoring Sessions with Joseph, Mathew, and Nayyer:
“I think the best thing about those sessions is they really helped me figure out my weaknesses. For example, I was missing the connection sometimes with my speaking questions 4 and 6 answers. And also that connection was sometimes missing in my Independent Essay.”
On top of the tutoring sessions, she was constantly looking for feedback. She stayed in constant contact with her tutors about how she could improve even further. Amal never stopped learning! And whenever she doubted herself she would turn to NoteFull’s motivational videos. She told herself, “I can, I will, I must!”
And on March 27th, it all paid off…
On Their Way
Amal was able to reach her dream scores in all 4 sections! And with time to spare before her FPGEE score expired.
Congrats, Amal! Your thirst for knowledge and humble approach to learning guided you to success!Reading: 27, Listening: 24, Speaking: 27, Writing: 28
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