“I truly believe that Paul is very expert in this field, he was always willing to help me, and I am glad that I decided to join his classes.
I will recommend Paul to my peers and friends.”
Lorena Gómez Delgado
Lorena was a part of the 9th round of TOEFL Speaking Group Classes that our head instructor Paul Austin taught in January/February 2017.
As many other teachers, Lorena needed to get 26 on TOEFL Speaking to work as a teacher in Texas.
She attended Group Classes and also practiced a lot outside of class. And her hard work has paid off!
Lorena took the test in April 2017 and got 26 on TOEFL Speaking!
Here is what Lorena told about her experience with TST and how Paul has helped her get her goal score:
Paul provided me with the confidence enough to be successful in Toefl Speaking; because in every class that we had, he made me focused on just one thing at a time, and that made me stay on one specific task every day for a week.
So every day I would focus on practising that specific area at work, at home, while I was driving, when I was talking to friends, while I was cooking, etc.
I talked aloud to myself in English all the time, and I listened to TED talks every day for one hour; going and coming back from work.
Regarding that, I found useful to listen to the same TED talk several times; every time I learned something new.
Also, I followed Paul’s advice, and I didn’t use any templates either for practising or the day of the Toefl. I used many words and phrases the day of the real test, and so that’s why I think I sounded more like a native.
These strategies made me build my confidence and kept me engaged.
I truly believe that Paul is very expert in this field, he was always willing to help me, and I am glad that I decided to join his classes.
I will recommend Paul to my peers and friends.
Congratulations, Lorena! Thank you for sharing your tips with other students!
TOEFL Students! You can get the details about TOEFL Speaking Group Lessons here