Sunny PR:18, L:18, S:26, W:26
JANUARY 2020 – NURSING.
This month NoteFull is proud to present Sunny P. as our Student of the Month!
Sunny moved to Germany from Thailand about a year ago to work as a licensed RN. She had to take the TOEFL to fulfill her dream of working here in the US as a fully licensed nurse.
In 2015, she came to the States as an exchange student and made some good friends here. So she was super motivated to pass her TOEFL and have the chance to come back!
Sunny’s challenge was finding a TOEFL resource that was the right fit for her. The TOEFL was the only English test that she had to take. So, she wanted to get it over with quickly. She took her NCLEX in September 2019 in a center near London. And as soon as she found out that she passed, she signed up to take her first TOEFL on the 26th of October.
She began her journey on the 26th of September and studied for about 3 weeks.
She started out by searching online for TOEFL prep resources. When she asked for advice in a Facebook group, they told her that NoteFull was the way to go. Around that same time, she found some other TOEFL resources through Google.
Sunny signed up with them and started going through their coursework. But she quickly found that it wasn’t her style. It wasn’t bad by any means. She was able to go through their videos and learn some techniques. But there was no personal touch. And they didn’t give her the motivation she needed. It simply just didn’t work very well for her…
So, she turned to NoteFull’s Complete TOEFL Mastery program and ESL Power to strengthen her vocabulary skills. She spent the remaining time before her test working hard to learn as much from it as she could.
The screening process to become an RN in the United States required that she get an overall score of 83 with a 26 in the speaking section.
On October 26th, she got her results back and saw that she scored an 83! But unfortunately, she wasn’t able to hit the 26 she needed in the speaking.
In fact, that was the section she struggled with the most. Having to answer within the time limit was very stressful for her. It made it hard to think clearly and craft a well-worded answer.
After her first test, she had only planned to take the TOEFL 1 more time on the 1st of December. But as the deadline approached, she started to doubt whether or not she’d be able to pass on her next try. So, she signed up to take the test 2 more times in December.
Despite her doubts, Sunny put all her effort into getting better. She studied the Complete TOEFL Mastery program even more to memorize the techniques.
Every time she worked with NoteFull she was taught to take a deep breath and say, “I CAN DO THIS.” The deep breaths helped her to relax. And she loved the inspiration she received. It gave her confidence and made her feel better about her TOEFL journey.
The strategies she learned helped her improve in every section. And she started taking speaking classes with NoteFull from November to December.
But it still wasn’t enough. Sunny failed the TOEFL 2 more times in early December…
It was incredibly stressful for her. She was devoting so much time to the TOEFL and not seeing results. The staff at her testing center started to recognize her because she went there so many times that month…
She had every reason to call it quits. She easily could’ve given up and stayed working as a nurse in Germany.
But it wasn’t over. Sunny wasn’t going to quit until she got her score!
After her 3rd attempt, she joined our Small Group Tutoring Classes from December 16-19th. She worked with us for 2 hours a day, striving for her dream scores…
On Their Way
And on December 21st, Sunny’s dream came true! She scored a total of 88 with her dream score of 26 in the speaking section!
“Thanks to God and thanks to NoteFull. I’m stress free, you know? I don’t feel so stressed anymore. I just have more free time for myself and can do whatever I want.”
Where is she now, you ask? Sunny is still in Germany working as a nurse while waiting for her work VISA application to go through. She says that it will be about a year and a half before that happens. Then she’ll be able to come back to the United States and get her dream job! Not to mention see her old friends again!
Congrats, Sunny! You earned it! And you deserve all the success in the world 🙂
Here are her parting words of advice to you:
“Never give up. I know exactly what they are going through because I was exactly at that point. It’s not over until you reach your score. No matter how many times you fail the test, you have to keep moving forward through the pain. Keep moving forward. No pain no gain.”Reading: 18, Listening: 18, Speaking: 26, Writing: 26
Here For You
Whether you’ve never taken the TOEFL before and need it for nursing,
—or have taken it more times than you can count for pharmacy,
—or need help in one section for physical therapy,
—or all sections for dentistry,
—or need to improve a little for teaching,
—or A LOT for graduate school,
—or any combination that’s stressing you out…
Take a deep breath, relax, and click here to read our getting started page with care. By the end of that page, you’ll know your next steps to your TOEFL success with NoteFull.
If you’re a current NoteFull student, take a deep breath, relax, and KNOW you will succeed JUST like Sunny. Keep following your courses and keep attending your monthly Gold Course of online TOEFL classes.
We CAN and WILL get you to your dream score!
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We’re here to help and will support you UNTIL you pass. We want to be one of the FIRST to congratulate you when you earn your dream TOEFL score. And, when that happens, we can’t wait to invite you to be our next success story so YOU can inspire 100s of others just like Sunny.
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