“My English had been dramatically improved within 3 months with Paul’s lesson, and I finally achieved my goal of the speaking section. Also, improvement of speaking enabled me to get 28 on the listening section. Finding a reliable coach is a shortcut to improve your English, and I believe Paul is one of them!”
Masako, Japanese Student
My next success story isn’t the normal “X student got 26 on TOEFL Speaking!
Instead, it involves Masako, a Japanese student I worked with for 2 months. Masako needed to improve her TOEFL Speaking score from 19 to 22.
She had a limited time frame and desperately needed help improving her English. We met for 10 weeks, sometimes as often as 3 times per week.
By the end of our classes, Masako improved her TOEFL Speaking score from 19 to 22.
Here is what she said about our lessons:
I needed more than 22 on the speaking section of the TOEFL to be accepted by a grad school which I had dreamed to enroll in and l could never excess 19 even though how hard I had practiced it.
But my English had been dramatically improved within 3 months with Paul’s lesson, and I finally achieved my goal of the speaking section. Also, improvement of speaking enabled me to get 28 on the listening section!
I would like to mention 3 aspects of his greatest strengths of English coaching. Firstly, his scientific approach showed me gradual signposts until I achieved my final goal. For example, we always counted the words I speak in a certain time in class, and set intermediate goals in each step.
Many English learners might feel learning English is like strolling a maze in the dark night because we are difficult to see everyday small improvements, and this sometimes decreases our motivation.
His approach gave me a torch that suggested where I had to courageously head in a dark maze!
Secondly, his original materials of learning English were undoubtedly effective.
He well investigated TOEFL and gave students good speaking samples with scripts and audios. With the help of these materials and his lessons, I was able to master linking sounds and it boosted up my score of the speaking section as well as the listening section.
Lastly, I could concentrate on my practice by his patient teaching style. Mastering the second language takes a lot of time and the way is not straightforward.
We have to make a lot of mistakes repeatedly and sometimes feel embarrassed. But his advice was consistent and he patiently supported me even though I repeated the same mistakes in my English.
Finding a reliable coach is a shortcut to improve your English, and I believe Paul is one of them!
Great job, Masako! And I’m so happy I could help you achieve your dream of going to graduate school in Europe!
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