Bino AR:26, L:22, S:26, W:25
AUGUST 2018 – PHYSICAL THERAPY.
Bino A. is a strong-willed and dedicated student from India.
He moved to the US with his wife in 2008 to become a licensed pharmacist. He had already gotten his Master’s Degree in Pharmacy Studies in India.
But he would need to pass the TOEFL to get his license to work here in the states…
Like for many of you, Bino’s challenge was staying motivated and not giving up over a very long TOEFL journey. By the end of his decade long journey, he took the TOEFL over 30 times!
Not long after moving here, Bino was able to pass his FPGEE. Once you pass your FPGEE, you have 5 years to pass the TOEFL before it expires and you have to take it again. So Bino had until 2013 to get his dream scores.
He studied hard and took the test many times, but he wasn’t able to get the scores he needed…
It wasn’t until 2011 that he found NoteFull while searching online for TOEFL solutions…
Back then there weren’t very many online tutors. So Bino felt very lucky that he found us!
“Joseph explained things very clearly to me. When we started, he worked on my grammar, my pronunciation, my typing speed. He was so patient with me. He taught me all the basics of the English language. He changed my habits. In fact I’ve worked with ALL the NoteFull tutors over the last seven years, and they were all so helpful.”
He came a long way in the time that he worked with us. Unfortunately though, he still wasn’t able to reach his dream TOEFL scores before his FPGEE expired in 2013…
After 5 long years of hard work, Bino was right back where he started when he moved here. He was frustrated and felt like he might never defeat the TOEFL. He even stopped studying for a couple years to give himself a break. He could’ve easily given up and chosen a new career path…But he wasn’t done yet!
In 2015, he enrolled in our in-person tutoring sessions. He picked up where he had left off with our online tutoring classes as well. And to polish off his skills he even attended some speaking classes at a local community college.
With all these powerful resources, Bino ingrained NoteFull’s TOEFL methods in his mind. He used our templates for the Integrated Questions in the Speaking section. And he always made sure to connect his sentences with anchor words – just like Joseph taught him.
“One thing I really noticed, compared to a lot of other TOEFL companies, is just how affordable NoteFull is. When you buy one of the self-study programs, you get it for life. You don’t have to pay for it every month, like a subscription. Many of the others are so expensive, and the support is not that great. But at NoteFull I got text messages from Joseph at all times of the day, encouraging me, supporting me. I would never have received that anywhere else. I’m telling you, I would never have achieved my goal without NoteFull’s help.”
On Their Way
Over the course of his journey, Bino took the TOEFL over 35 times. But finally, on April 27th 2018, after a decade of hard work…After countless hours of studying… After taking test after test…He finally got his dream scores!
An inspiring example of just how powerful dedication and focus can be. On behalf of all the tutors you’ve worked with over the years, we salute you Bino.
He is unsure whether he will stay in New York or not. But wherever he ends up he will be pursuing his dream of working as a pharmacist! We wish you the best of luck Bino!Reading: 26, Listening: 22, Speaking: 26, Writing: 25
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