Nazilya S.R:23, L:24, S:26, W:26
OCTOBER 2013 – PHARMACY.
This month NoteFull is happy to celebrate Nazilya S. from Azerbaijan!
Nazilya worked as a pharmacist in her home country. She was getting ready for the TOEFL so she could continue her career as a pharmacist in the US.
Nazilya’s trip to the summit of mount TOEFL started about 4 years ago with her first attempt. Here are the scores she earned:
R16, L20, S18, W18
She felt overwhelmed by how far she needed to come to meet the pharmacy board’s TOEFL requirements. Especially when it came to the speaking section. It was such a challenge for her that she thought she may never get her dream speaking score…
But as luck would have it, a couple years later, Nazilya found her solution…
She signed up for her first program with NoteFull at the start of 2011. Over time she built up her arsenal to include the following NoteFull programs:
- 12-Step Speaking Mastery + Tutoring + Review
- 12-Step Writing Mastery + Tutoring + Review
- Complete TOEFL Mastery
Nazilya’s study plan had her spending 20 hours a week on TOEFL prep.
In the Speaking Mastery program, she found that Step 3 to be a huge help. She learned how to take short-hand notes. She learned how to manage her time. And she greatly improved the smoothness of her speech. Joseph’s videos also taught her how to approach the different types of questions in the speaking section. And she always recorded her answers so she could listen for and correct her mistakes.
For Nazilya, the reading and writing sections all came down to 2 things. Vocabulary and content. Whenever she came across words she didn’t know, she would look up the translation. And she always made sure to learn how to use them in context so she could use them again in the future.
Another thing that helps a lot with the writing section is using real examples. Joseph suggested she start using them to enhance her content. This coupled with her improved vocab, she wouldn’t have to worry about the writing section ever again.
Nazilya’s tutoring experience was a huge breakthrough for her. The hands-on support was something she couldn’t get anywhere else…
“I had tutoring sessions with Lauren and Joseph. They helped me tremendously. First of all, my problem was with note-taking. Lauren taught me how to take shorthand notes. Second, she put a lot of effort to teach me how to use articles. Also, my biggest worry was what kind of examples to give on speaking questions 1 & 2. Lauren and Joseph spent a lot of time explaining how to use my personal experience in every situation to me. But the biggest help that I got from them was the psychological help. In every tutoring session they instilled confidence, encouragement, and hope in me. I remember their e-mails to me with the big words ‘YOU CAN DO IT.’ Lauren promised me to be with me until I pass, no matter how much time it would take, and she kept her word.”
Sometimes encouragement is all we need to keep going. That’s why it’s such a big part of all our programs here at NoteFull. We don’t just give you the proven methods to TOEFL success. We give you the confidence in yourself to never give up!
On Their Way
And for 4 long years Nazilya never gave up. That’s why when her results came in last month, she saw her dream scores staring back at her!
She now believes that anything is possible if you just have faith. Now that she passed the TOEFL, Nazilya feels like she could take on any test and win! And NoteFull didn’t just help her defeat the TOEFL. Even her family noticed how her English fluency improved…
“this program not only helped me to pass the TOEFL, but also gave me a way to a fuller life.”
Here are her parting words of advice to all future TOEFL success stories (that’s YOU!):
“Never give up in any circumstances. It does not matter how many times you take the TOEFL. What matters is your ultimate score.”
And she has some things to say to all her fellow pharmacists as well:
“Even if you miss the deadline for the FPGEE score because of the TOEFL, do not be disappointed. Move on forward and keep doing until you reach your goal. When I enrolled in Medical University in my country, we studied the Latin language. I still remember a phrase ‘Per aspera ad astra’ which means ‘Through thorns to the stars.’ No matter where you are, try to reach your star.”Reading: 23, Listening: 24, Speaking: 26, Writing: 26
Here For You
The psychological aspect of taking the TOEFL is perhaps the most important part. It can mean the difference between success and failure for many students. If Nazilya hadn’t received the emotional support that she did, who knows how different her TOEFL experience would have been.
That’s why inside every one of our courses you’ll find that we are constantly providing you with encouragement and reminding you that you DO have what it takes. Because sometimes a little encouragement is all you need!
So, no matter how hard things get on your journey to TOEFL success, we are here for you!
As you may know, we launched our new site just a couple months ago in February. But we’ve improved a whole lot more than that…
In addition to the site update, we’ve also launched updated versions of our TOEFL prep material!
We are always updating our TOEFL resources to make them as effective as possible. We are able to refine and improve our programs because of all the wonderful feedback we get from students just like YOU!
Because of this, the names of our programs have changed over time. So, the names of the resources you’ll find below are the new-and-improved versions of what Nazilya used to succeed on the TOEFL:
TOEFL Speaking Small Group Tutoring – This is the updated version of the speaking tutoring and reviews that Nazilya had. Small group tutoring is our most powerful and effective resource. Click the link to sign up for 8 hours of proven strategies and personal support from Joseph of the NoteFull team!
TOEFL Writing Small Group Tutoring – This is the new and improved version of the writing tutoring and reviews Nazilya signed up for. NoteFull Small Group Tutoring is the best way to improve your skills to get your dream scores, so click the link to learn more!
Diamond Training for ALL TOEFL sections – This is the new version of the Complete TOEFL Mastery program. Click to see how we’ve improved it and how it can help you reach your dream scores!
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