‘I didn’t want to spend too much money doing tests so I finally decided to contact Paul. And now I know that it was the best decision that I could have made.’
Maria, a teacher from Texas
Maria, a teacher from Dallas, Texas ( originally from Spain), contacted the TST team for private classes back in November 2016.
She was interested in taking private speaking lessons with our head instructor Paul Austin after the recommendation of one of her friends.
As a teacher in Texas, Maria needed to earn 26 on TOEFL Speaking so she could get her visa and remain as a teacher in Texas.
She had taken TOEFL before and had earned 20 on TOEFL Speaking. After 10 private lessons with Paul, Maria took the TOEFL and earned 27 on TOEFL Speaking!!!
Here is her message:
She has increased her TOEFL Speaking score by 7 points!
Here is what she wrote about her experience with TOEFL:
I work as a bilingual teacher in Texas and I wanted to extend my Visa, so I had to pass the TOEFL speaking section with a minimum score of 26.
I thought that I’d be able to pass the test without studying but I was wrong, in that first attempt I got 20. In that moment I realized that I needed some kind of help.
Another teacher recommended me to take some lessons with Paul because her experience with him was very good, so I thought that I could be guided by him as well and see what my weaknesses were.
I didn’t want to spend too much money doing tests so I finally decided to contact him. And now I know that it was the best decision that I could have made.
As a starting point I decided to pay for 10 lessons, and I had 5 weeks before the test. I can tell that during those weeks I was really focused on improving because he told me how to do it in each stage of my learning process.
I remember telling him that I wanted to get 27 and not 26. And I learned that when the right person encourages you to be self-confident and positive, you always get the expected results.
Maria got her desired score because she invested in her future, and did not want to take TOEFL again and again, spending a lot of money on TOEFL fees and trying to ‘get lucky’ with TOEFL.