Nermin TR:22, L:24, S:26, W:24
NOVEMBER 2017 – PHARMACY.
Nermin T. is a pharmacy student from Egypt. She has been living in the US with her family for about 7 years now.
But it wasn’t until January of this year that she started studying for the TOEFL.
She found out about NoteFull from her husband, who had gotten his dream score using our program some time ago…
Nermin’s challenge was finding out which TOEFL resource to put her trust in…
She studied using NoteFull for a couple months. And then she went in for her first TOEFL in March. But when she got there, something happened that threw her off.
She met someone before the test who told her that NoteFull’s methods were outdated. That she had been studying useless material…
“I felt very confused, and frankly a little depressed. I didn’t know what to do so I changed strategies, and I ended up not doing as well as I hoped. My reading and speaking scores were lower than what I needed.”
She felt like she couldn’t trust NoteFull. So when she started studying again, she avoided us. But what she soon found would change her mind…
After using other TOEFL prep resources, she discovered that they weren’t as useful as they claimed to be. Although they were experts in the English language, they didn’t know what really worked when it came to the TOEFL.
And so Nermin soon decided to give NoteFull another chance…
She attended a couple online Group Speaking Classes with Joseph. These classes taught her to avoid over-using the templates for Q1 and Q2. Rather than saying, “The first reason is…The second reason is…” she learned to talk about a personal experience. That way her answers sounded more natural.
The next time she took the TOEFL in May, her speaking score had shot up! But it was still 3 points below where it needed to be. That’s when she chose to sign up for Speaking Reviews.
Mathew listened to her recorded answers and gave her advice in the specific areas she needed to work on. For example, he told her to add conclusions at the end of Q3 and Q4 to connect the reading and listening pieces.
“By the summer I was consistently getting a score of 27 on my speaking responses whenever I took the test! Unfortunately, my reading and writing scores had now dropped. So I registered for a Complete Assessment and a Writing Review. Nayyer told me that my word count was great for the writing, but I was off topic. I realized I needed to focus on the question a little longer so that I fully understood it. Also, my Q1 essay wasn’t connecting the reading and listening passages, which Nayyer helped to identify.”
Although she was learning how to improve in each section, Nermin was getting nervous. She had already passed the FPGEE, but the deadline for her score to expire was coming up fast. If she didn’t pass the TOEFL by November, she was already thinking about making the tough choice to switch careers.
So when she heard that Joseph was offering some Online Group Classes in October, she didn’t wait to sign up…
On Their Way
Nermin went through the first week of Joseph’s classes and studied hard. On October 14th, she went in for her TOEFL and got the exact scores she needed!
Having to think about changing your career path is a heavy and nerve-wracking decision. But thanks to all her hard work, she can now work as a pharmacist here in the US!
If you talk to Nermin, you can instantly tell that she is an incredibly humble woman. She will give all the credit for her success to the NoteFull team. And she will repeat this no matter what you try to say.
We are always grateful for this sort of praise, but this story is truly one of teamwork. Despite what people told her, Nermin trusted our TOEFL expertise. She also worked hard and changed her habits based on the support we gave her. These things are easier said than done.
So congrats, Nermin! We are so proud of you, and we know there’s great things in store for you!Reading: 22, Listening: 24, Speaking: 26, Writing: 24
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We’ve helped countless students get their dream TOEFL scores, just like Nermin. And we WILL help you get yours. Have faith, and never give up, because we’ll never give up on you!
Take a look at what Nermin used to succeed on the TOEFL below:
Diamond Training for ALL TOEFL sections – This is the new and updated version of the self-study material that was included in Nermin’s Group Classes. Click to see how we’ve made it even more effective and start studying with confidence!
June GOLD Course for ALL Sections – Our June GOLD Course is the updated version of the Online Group Classes that Nermin took. Click to learn more and see how you can reach your dream scores this summer!
TOEFL Speaking Small Group Tutoring – This is our new version of the Speaking Reviews that Nermin received. Small group tutoring is our most powerful resource, so be sure to click the link to see what it can do for you!
TOEFL Writing Small Group Tutoring – This is the new version of the Writing Reviews that Nermin received. Click the link to learn more!
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