Walter Alberto Becerra OtoyaR:25, L:27, S:27, W:29
AUGUST 2014 – GRADUATE SCHOOL.
We here at NoteFull are proud to introduce this month’s Student of the Month to you: Walter O. from Peru!
Walter was taking the TOEFL so he could fulfill his dream of becoming a Computer Scientist. He needed to score high so he could apply for a master’s program in his field. But Walter’s work was cut out for him because the Computer Science field is very competitive…
Walter chose to go into his first attempt without preparing much at all. When he got his results back, these were his scores:
R19, L25, S24, W26
These are great scores! Especially for his first try with very little prep. But his challenge was that he would have to do better if he wanted to win himself a spot in a top graduate program. Walter decided right then and there to take a much more serious approach to studying. His relaxed way of preparing for the TOEFL wasn’t going to cut it anymore.
Walter began browsing the internet for a solution. He stumbled upon NoteFull’s YouTube videos and started going through them. Our videos left him feeling motivated to take on the TOEFL again. He put his complete trust in the fact that NoteFull had the knowledge he needed to succeed.
That’s when Walter decided to sign up for the 3-Step TOEFL Mastery program, Complete TOEFL Mastery, and a Speaking Flash Review. He then created a strong study plan for himself. He studied for about 25 hours a week. And he learned some great habits along the way that helped him stay focused:
- Study at a clean desk.
- Sit in a comfortable chair (not in bed!).
- Make sure you study with proper illumination.
- Study in 50-minute chunks. Take 10-minute breaks in between to relax and collect your thoughts.
Walter felt that the reviews he got were vital to his improvement. Here’s why:
“the instructors gave me explicit directions on how to improve and what part of the system I should focus on. They helped me with my timing in the speaking section, as well as with the quality of the content (how to make strong examples and show how the examples are connected to your answer – which is the key.”
On Their Way
After studying for 25 hours a week for almost 3 months, Walter did it! He earned an incredible total score of 108! And he feels “a great deal of relief” now that the TOEFL is behind him! He knows now that studying with purpose and guidance from NoteFull is the best path to success.
Great job, Walter! And best of luck in your graduate program!
Here are his final words to anyone studying for the TOEFL:
“The process of learning English can be kind of slow and hard sometimes, so you just have to be patient and don’t lose your motivation. Don’t ever lose the aim on your ultimate goals. Follow NoteFull instructions, study hard, don’t forget to email them regularly, build up your confidence and inspire others once you get the score you desire and deserve.”Reading: 25, Listening: 27, Speaking: 27, Writing: 29
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We’ve helped countless students get their dream TOEFL scores, just like Walter. 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 Walter used to succeed on the TOEFL below:
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TOEFL Speaking Small Group Tutoring – This is our new version of the Speaking Flash Review that Walter received. 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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