These are some of the students who have studied with me. They were happy to share their stories to inspire others.
They each had their own challenges, but they all achieved their target scores through hard work and determination.
Read their stories and be inspired to achieve your TOEFL success!
Daniel is nurse from the Philippines who is planning to move to the US with his family. He studied for many months to remove grammar errors, and he overcame exam nerves to score IELTS 7.5.
Samah is a pharmacist from Egypt who lives in the US. She'd taken TOEFL many times and was so frustrated. She carefully practiced speaking, followed all my instructions and was successful with a wonderful S27.
"Your lessons gave me confidence. When I read success stories about others, I never thought I would be one among them. I was struggling with TOEFL for many years. My FPGEE validity also expired. Now, I'm planning to retake it and start my journey to become a pharmacist in the US. I don't have words to explain how thankful I am for your help. Thank you so much."
Diego is a chemical engineer from Colombia who was studying in Mexico. His target score was 90, and with just one attempt, he achieved a fantastic 94. Now he can apply for PhD programs in biotechnology.
"I am from Jordan. Now I live in the US and I wanted to be a math teacher. I needed S26 in order to be a certified teacher. Jane helped me to be confident in the test, not to panic and to use the time wisely.
Before I started with Jane, I was stuck with S23 and couldn't figure out what to do. I did TOEFL 3 times, then I started online lessons with Jane. She was able to figure out exactly what I had to focus on. She helped me fix my grammar mistakes, my pronunciation and she taught me how to speak with confidence. Now I can move on and start a career that I love - to teach math in Texas in the US.
I am so happy with my speaking score. I was accepted into the teaching program in Texas for teacher certification and now I can focus on my future. I really appreciate Jane who helped me to pass the test with her incredible coaching. :)"
"I did TOEFL for the first time and scored 77. After that, I decided to search for a specialist teacher. I did classes with Jane, focused on the speaking section, and learned it was very important to understand that I should use a method to answer the questions. Jane taught me the structure of the sentences and some incredible tips! Now, my score after the classes is 92! If you are looking for a teacher, I highly recommend Jane. She is going to teach you the strategies behind the test. Thank you so much Jane!"
Irma is an experienced nurse from Spain and she needed TOEFL for her nursing licence in the USA.
She'd been self-studying for over a year and her speaking score was stuck at 23-24. She was frustrated because she was surrounded by English speakers and spoke English at work every day. So, in lessons, we focused on the precise details that a S26 score requires. We corrected many of Irma's pronunciation and grammar errors. She also increased her vocabulary so that she felt more confident about speaking spontaneously rather than relying on templates. We focused on skills-building and then, close to her exam, we introduced exam style practice. After 9 months of lessons, she scored a wonderful S28!
"I want to thank you a lot. You have been more than an excellent teacher. You believed in me more than I could imagine. I feel I can successfully put this part behind me and go for the next step." Yael, Social Worker in New York City.
Liyi is a computer science student from Illinois. He needed S24 to be allowed to continue studying in his PhD program. After a long, long TOEFL journey with many setbacks, he finally achieved his target score of S24.
Adriana is a physical therapist from Brazil who now lives in the USA. Despite working 2 jobs, she was incredibly motivated to study for TOEFL. She achieved an overall total 103 with S27 and W25. Now she can gain her physical therapy license.
Javad is a pharmacist from Iran who now lives in the USA. He was stuck on S24 for many exam attempts over 3 years. Finally, after several months of intense studying, he made a breakthrough and achieved fantastic results of R27 L27 S27 W25
Adriana is a physical therapist from Brazil. She had been living in the US for 6 years and needed TOEFL for her licence.
She'd been studying by herself but realized she needed expert help to get from S24 to S26. She made some pronunciation errors, so in lessons we practiced exercises to correct those. We focused on fine details, and speaking clearly and calmly. We also worked on her studying methods so she could study effectively and keep track of her achievements. Just before her exam, we practiced different ways of coping with stress. Despite disturbances in the exam, Adriana kept her focus and raised her speaking score to S26 and her writing score to W25.
Javad is a pharmacist from Iran. He'd been studying TOEFL for 3 years and had attempted the exam 7 times but his speaking scores were stuck at 22-24.
He was frustrated because his everyday English was good but he just couldn't demonstrate it in the exam. His failed attempts had affected his confidence and he was getting depressed. In lessons we practiced many speaking questions and created structures together. We focused on making sure he included details in his responses and on accurate timing for each section of each task. He practiced speaking out loud every day, and did each speaking question many times. After a few weeks of intensive practice, Javad took TOEFL again and scored a wonderful S27.
"My sessions with Jane were very important because she helped me to hone my English skills, not only for the TOEFL, but also for my future life in Canada. Her teaching methods are very solid, efficient and inspiring. At the beginning, I was a little insecure about my speaking and writing, but we worked on them and now I am better than ever. Every lesson was thought to fit my needs, and that made all the difference for my progress. It was a fantastic experience. Jane, thank you so much for your help." Wilson, Surgeon from Brazil.