Mina R.R:24, L:26, S:26, W:24
MARCH 2016 – PHARMACY.
This month’s praise goes to a student who got more than just his dream scores at the end of his TOEFL journey.
Mina R. made the move to the United States from Egypt several years ago. He has been living in Maryland and working in Washington D.C. ever since.
He shares the dream of many NoteFull students. He wanted to defeat the TOEFL so he could work here as a fully licensed pharmacist!
Mina’s challenge was that he would need at least a 26 in the speaking section. A feat that many TOEFL students have a lot of trouble with…
Thanks to his job as a pharmacy tech, he spoke with a lot of native English speakers on a daily basis. This gave him a strong grasp of the English language. But Mina still struggled to earn the 26 he needed in the speaking section.
He attempted the TOEFL many times. Each time he was able to get the scores he needed in all the other sections. But his speaking score still wasn’t quite enough.
After his 12th TOEFL attempt, he decided that enough was enough. It was time to ask for help. But it would be some time before he found NoteFull…
He started look for a solution and began working with other teachers. But they didn’t seem to know the TOEFL very well. They spent too much time focusing on his accent instead of his answers. He was studying for 25-30 hours a week. But there was no strategy to it. And they weren’t focusing on improving his weak points at all.
It wasn’t until he started Tutoring Sessions with Joseph that he finally found the help he needed…
“I wasn’t doing well on the past twelve exams and Joseph told me how to improve. The thirteenth one, I was confident. I did everything he told me to, every single thing. Joseph put in my mind- ‘You will do it!'”
Joseph gave Mina the support he needed to allow him to relax and focus. He also found that the sessions kept him motivated and confident during the test. Since he had scored well on questions 1 and 2 before, they put most of their focus into questions 3-6. They also worked on little tweaks he could do to improve his overall performance.
On Their Way
After taking his 13th TOEFL, Mina walked out of the testing center feeling confident. He even told his friends, ”That’s my last time!” And that feeling was spot on. When he got his results back, he didn’t just get his dream scores…
He got a job offer on that very same day! He was struck so hard by how lucky a day it was, he said, “Maybe next year I will buy all the lottery tickets up!”
Either way, you’re a winner in our eyes Mina! Luck favors those who put in the work. And you did just that! We’re so excited for you to live your dreams. And we wish you the best of luck!Reading: 24, Listening: 26, Speaking: 26, Writing: 24
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We’ve helped countless students get their dream TOEFL scores, just like Mina. And we WILL help you get yours. Have faith, and never give up, because we’ll never give up on you!
You can check out what Mina used to succeed on the TOEFL below:
TOEFL Speaking Small Group Tutoring – This is our new version of the tutoring sessions that Mina had. Small group tutoring is our most powerful resource, so be sure to click the link to see what it can do for you!
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