Meet P., our student from Brazil, who needed a highly competitive TOEFL score to be able to apply for scholarships at top American universities. P. was a first-time TOEFL taker who needed help primarily with the speaking section of the test. He already had excellent reading and listening skills, used a variety of vocabulary and had very few issues with grammar.
Our TOEFL teacher Sherlen Tanner created a study plan for him, which they followed within 15 hours of private lessons over 6 weeks. They focused on intonation, linking sounds, pronunciation of specific sounds P. had difficulty with, as well as on topic development and effective time management. On top of that, P. practiced independently with a set of our self-study programs.
As a result, P. scored with a speaking score of 26! He also got R28, L27, W23, and his total score of 104 allows him to apply to the highest-ranking programs in the US.
Here’s what P. wrote to Sherlen: