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Hey everyone!
Earlier today, we talked with a student in a free consultation right before she enrolled in private lessons to get the scores required by the National Board of Pharmacy. Her Score History for the TOEFL iBT looks like this:

Jaime is ready to look at your Score History in a free consultation. The link is below.
If you’re in a similar situation, you need to know that until you start studying the right things and get feedback from a professional, you could be stuck with fluctuating scores for years.
The ESA Method for TOEFL iBT is a systematic approach to developing automatic reactions in the test so that you score your minimums. Most of our students need R23+ L23+ S26+ W24+
In our lessons, you learn how to retrain any old grammar and vocabulary mistakes — so that you spontaneously speak and write with accurate English. It not only raises your TOEFL iBT score, but it also improves your English in the rest of your life. And of course we’ll also focus on your Reading and Listening scores.
“How do I know that these classes are for me?”
These classes are a good choice for you if you have any of the following characteristics:
  • You need help with all 4 sections of TOEFL iBT
  • Your current TOEFL score is 75-90 and you ultimately need Speaking 26
  • You want to study with a professional teacher — not a general English teacher, or a family friend who knows less about TOEFL than you do
These classes are NOT a good choice for you if you meet any of the following:
  • You don’t have at least 10 hours a week to study according to a plan
  • Your deadline is coming so soon (before February 2020) that you’re super stressed out about it — because high levels of stress inhibit learning and mastery
  • You only need help with Speaking or accent neutralization
“I’m on the “NOT” a good choice list… What should I do?”
If you don’t have at least 10 hours a week to study, talk with your boss. Figure out how to make time. Seriously. What is really your priority?
If your deadline is coming soon, would you give up completely and change careers? Or does your career matter enough to you that you’ll keep working on it? If you care enough about your career goals to postpone your dream, then keep reading.
“What will I study?”
You’ll study The 12 Topics curriculum for TOEFL iBT. It builds the foundation for Speaking 26. You’ll follow the same curriculum that Jaime Miller has been teaching in the group presentations for The 12 Topics. The only difference is that you’ll be the only student in class, and the speed of classes is slowed down to a more comfortable pace, so you have more time to do homework and practice the concepts from class.
Complete details are on our website. Briefly: You’ll have 1 class about Reading and Listening, 4 classes about Writing, and 7 classes about Speaking for TOEFL iBT.
Each class is 3 hours, so you get 36 hours (or 48 hours) total of private lessons. After each class, you will be assigned specific homework activities (and yes, you also get feedback on your homework).
Plus, you’ll have a 15-minute weekly phone call to talk with your teacher and answer any questions that you have about how to finish your homework.
“Can I meet The ESA Team before I start lessons?”
Absolutely! Just contact Audrey at or text her at (916) 620-1116 and give her your information so that she can set up a consultation.
“How much time do I need to study?”
You need at least 10-15 hours a week total because you have to finish homework. Classes are 3 hours per week.
“What are the days and times of classes?”
Your private lesson class meets for 3 hours (180 minutes) one day each week.
We have 3 openings right now.
We still have openings on these days:
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
We are in California, so in our time zone,we can teach you between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM.
Sorry! We currently don’t offer classes on Saturday or Sunday — or before or after the times listed above.
You can start the week of August 26 if you register and have your Technology Orientation session and finish your practice test by Thursday, August 22. Your classes would continue till December 2019 or January 2020.
“What kind of homework will I get?”
Each week, we will assign you specific homework activities from The ESA Method that will develop skills and confidence in all 4 sections of TOEFL iBT. You’ll complete dozens of realistic TOEFL iBT activities.
We’ll check your homework and give you feedback on your strengths and weaknesses. If you’re making mistakes, we’ll explain what they are, and how to fix them.
“How long do I need to get my target scores?”
Every student is different. Your situation is unique. We need to meet you before we can even start guessing about how many months you need. Please contact us for a free consultation to get a clearer answer.
“What is included if I start studying with ESA in August?”
It’s not just private lessons! You’re getting a whole package that contributes to retraining your success. This includes…
  • A Score Analysis so that you can see your mistakes in all 4 sections — including Jaime Miller’s feedback on your TOEFL Speaking and Writing
  • 36 – 48 hours of private lessons (depending on the session you register for)
  • Video and audio recordings of all of your lessons so that you can watch and review whenever you need to
  • 15-minute weekly “check-in’s” to ask any questions that are confusing about your homework assignments
  • A Technology Orientation so that your computer is set up to study online
  • All the study materials and books that you need
  • Effective homework activities
  • Feedback on your homework activities
  • Practice tests for TOEFL iBT… and feedback and suggestions to keep improving
  • Advice about when to register for the TOEFL iBT test
  • FREE BONUS WORTH $1200: a seat in Jaime Miller’s group presentations of The 12 Topics in January, 2020. The regular cost for this is $1200, but if you are one of the four students who enrolls in August, you’ll get this opportunity to review everything again, completely free.
“How much will it cost?”
The 3-month curriculum follows an accelerated path through The ESA Method.
The 4-month curriculum will give extra space and time to focus on areas that you need.
“Do you offer a guarantee?”
We guarantee that if you do your assigned homework and keep following our recommendations, we will continue supporting you and giving you advice until you reach your goal with TOEFL iBT.
“What is your refund policy?”
If you’re not satisfied with the quality of your lessons, we will process a pro-rated refund on the unused portion of lessons and study services
“I’m interested in private lessons! What do I do next?”
Fill out the consultation form here and Audrey will get in touch with you on Monday to schedule your consultation with video conference technology:
Start filling out the form here!