3-day TOEFL Camp, led by Jaime Miller


Get away from the distractions of your regular life.

Get 4-5 weeks’ worth of studying done in 3 days.

Stay focused back home
with your personalized “To Do” list.


TOEFL Camp is held at our learning center in Sacramento, California. Our 3-day Camp is ideal for nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals who must score minimums of Writing 24 and Speaking 26 on the test.

The goal of TOEFL Camp is to immerse you in studying the right way to get high scores on TOEFL iBT Speaking and Writing. Because you’ll spend 3 back-to-back days in our professional, focused environment, you can get more done than you would during weeks of at-home practice.

Here’s how one student rated her experience:

When is TOEFL Camp?

Each 3-day TOEFL Camp is designed to be a separate experience. Many students wish that TOEFL Camp was longer. You are welcome to join again, even though it is not required!

Dates for 2020:

  • January 10-12: Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • February 4-6: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
  • April 29-May 1: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • June 24-26: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • August 4-6: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


Common Questions

“How much personal feedback will I get?”
By Day 1, you’ll have an updated Score Analysis with feedback about your current level of performance on TOEFL Speaking and Writing.

Based on your level of performance, Jaime Miller will create a customized To Do list for you during your Solo Practice Time. She’ll follow you throughout the day, and be available to answer questions that are slowing down your progress.

Because many students make the same (or very similar) mistakes with grammar, vocabulary and general strategy, you will attend some group presentations during TOEFL Camp. If you bravely share your essays and speaking responses during those presentations, you’ll have extra opportunities for feedback from Jaime.

In addition to that, you’ll also have a private 15-minute conversation with Jaime each day.


“Are the students at TOEFL Camp all studying together or separately?”
You’ll spend your time in a combination of group presentations and Solo Practice sessions. Sometimes you’ll be in a group, and sometimes you’ll be do activities by yourself from the To Do list that Jaime gives you.

If you have a question during the Solo Practice time, Jaime is available to answer you.


“Is it really necessary to go all the way to Sacramento? Can’t we just do the TOEFL Camp stuff in online lessons?”

You know that talking with your family on Skype is different from being in the same room with them.

Similarly, there are limits to technology for online lessons for TOEFL iBT. Certain study processes are much more effective in person. Also, when you study at home, you get up from the computer and you go back to your life… and the demands of your family. It simply isn’t possible for me to create an immersive study experience for you in your house. For many parents who are studying TOEFL iBT at home, the “distraction factor” is huge.

When you enter English Success Academy and stay with us for a few days, we’re catalyzing a very different kind of change.

At TOEFL Camp, you’ll study here. This room has plenty of space to spread out.

The plants in the “green wall” are real and they put oxygen into the air. It’s a very calming and focused place to study.

Because of the efficiency of studying in-person with Jaime Miller at English Success Academy for a TOEFL Camp, she can typically facilitate 4-5 weeks worth of studying in just a few days.

“How is this different from studying online with The 12 Topics?”esa method toefl ibt memory pouch
In-person, Jaime also has the ability to help you in ways that are simply impossible through online lessons. For example, one student recently brought all of her flashcards in the Memory Pouches to TOEFL Camp. There were probably about a thousand of them. Here’s one view of them, “BEFORE” Jaime sorted them.

Before Jaime sorted them for her, she had her flashcards organized like this. Her Memory Pouches were literally stuffed and bursting with information.

After Jaime went through the student’s flashcards, organizing and sorting them for her, we were able to “retire” a bunch of cards, and create a much more manageable set of Memory Pouches again.

When Jaime showed the student the new organization, her face instantly relaxed because she knew she could move on and stop worrying about (literally!) 1000 pieces of information.

How would this kind of simplification of your physical organization and study materials help you?


“I need increase my TOEFL Reading and Listening scores. What will TOEFL Camp do for that?”

If you don’t need help with TOEFL Speaking and/or Writing, you can swap out sessions so that your time at TOEFL Camp moves you forward. Jaime Miller can customize your To Do list with activities for Reading and Listening, instead. Just make sure to have a conversation with Jaime about this.



Before you arrive, to prepare for TOEFL Camp, you will…

  • Connector.

    Have a Technology Orientation.

    Before you start, we will meet with you (via video conference) to help you set up your computer so that you’re ready to bring it to TOEFL Camp and start studying.

  • Connector.

    Do a "Score Analysis" practice test.

    In order for Jaime Miller to give you relevant, customized advice during TOEFL Camp, she needs to see your performance on Reading, Listening, Speaking, and Writing. You’ll take a complete practice test.

  • Connector.

    Pack all your TOEFL "stuff."

    Bring everything that you have been using to study for TOEFL iBT. This includes notebooks, flashcards, etc. Jaime Miller will take a look at all of it.

  • Connector.

    Tell your family, friends, and boss to leave you alone.

    You’ll get more done in 3 days at TOEFL Camp than you could accomplish by yourself in the next 3 months. Prepare your family and friends by letting them know that you’ll be super focused and busy.


The Schedule for TOEFL Camp

The schedule for TOEFL Camp is similar each day: You’ll arrive at English Success Academy around 8:30 AM. You’ll bring snacks and food to get you through the day.

Each day includes a mixture of Group Presentations and Solo Practice Opportunities. In order to make sure that you’re studying something that will raise your score, Jaime will give you customized activities to complete. Then, later in the day, you’ll have a private 15-minute meeting with Jaime.

At around 4:30 PM, you’ll head back to your hotel to decompress, eat and sleep. It is recommended that you spend 45-60 minutes reviewing material in the evening, before you go to sleep.

Day 1: Writing

CHECK IN: Arrive a few minutes early to pick up your Learning Kit, get settled and connect your laptop to the wifi network.

WHAT: During the day, there will be Group Presentations and Solo Practice Opportunities to raise your score for Integrated and Independent essays:

  • Review your results of the Writing practice test (from the Score Analysis).
  • Learn about effective note-taking and planning for each essay.
  • Follow your own personalized To Do list of activities.
  • Get more feedback on your Integrated and Independent essays to make sure that you’re maximizing your score.

Day 2: Speaking Tasks 1 & 2

WHAT: During the day, there will be Group Presentations and Solo Practice Opportunities to raise your score for Speaking Task 1 and 2:

  • Review your results of the Speaking practice test (from the Score Analysis).
  • Understand what limits and maximizes your score in terms of Topic Development and Language Use.
  • Learn about effective note-taking and planning for each essay.
  • Follow your own personalized To Do list of activities.
  • Get more feedback on your Speaking Task 1 and 2.
  • Learn protocols that train you to speak confidently and accurately

Day 3: Speaking Tasks 3 & 4

WHAT: During the day, there will be Group Presentations and Solo Practice Opportunities to raise your score for Speaking Task 3 and 4:

  • Review your results of the Speaking practice test (from the Score Analysis).
  • Understand what limits and maximizes your score in terms of Topic Development and Language Use.
  • Learn about effective note-taking and planning for each essay.
  • Follow your own personalized To Do list of activities.
  • Get more feedback on your Speaking Task 3 and 4.
  • Learn protocols that train you to speak confidently and accurately

Remember that near the end of each day, you have a private, 15-minute meeting with Jaime Miller
to discuss anything that you aren’t comfortable sharing with the group.

What You Leave With


The ESA Method:
TOEFL Camp
3 days at TOEFL Camp
study in person with Jaime Miller
in Sacramento, CA
The ESA Method "Learning Kit"
includes protocols and"study sequences"
of how to study and get results for TOEFL iBT
TOEFL iBT Study Materials
including access to Jaime's programs,
and aextra video tutorials to improve
your Reading or Listening scores
Technology Orientation
which gets you set up to study
efficiently online for TOEFL iBT
Score Analysis
in Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking
Personalized Assignments
that help you improve your
TOEFL iBT Speaking, Writing,
and/or Reading and Listening scores
Personalized Feedback
from Jaime Miller
about how to raise your TOEFL iBT score
Free Bonus: A Seat in Jaime's Digital Classroom
for The 12 Topics for S26
(Presentations & Study Sessions)

recorded and available for replay
(if you can't attend live)
$1200

1 payment of $1200
2 payments of $700


The Logistics

The Venue
TOEFL Camp is happening at our learning center, here in Sacramento, California, at the address below…

The Travel Costs
Some students live in Sacramento and have no travel costs. If you are travelling from out of town, your costs may vary from anywhere between $100 to $900.

There are lots of hotels and motels in Sacramento. By searching on Google, you can find something in your budget.

Here are some options to begin your search:

  • AirBnb (various distances) – $60-90 per night, depending on location
  • Town Place Suites by Marriott (4-minute car drive from English Success Academy) – $149 per night, depending on the time of year
  • Double Tree by Hilton (2-minute walk from English Success Academy) – $300 per night, depending on the time of year

If you are attending the October TOEFL Camp, please check into your hotel on Monday, September 30. You can check out on either Thursday, October 19 or Friday, October 20.

If you need to check out on Thursday morning and take an evening flight home, you can bring your suitcase to the learning center. We can put it in the storage closet during the day.

In order to stay energized throughout the day, we suggest that you bring granola bars, Power Bars or nuts.

You can bring food with you from home or buy it at local grocery stores. There are also lots of local restaurants to choose from.

At the ESA learning center, we have a freezer, fridge and microwave that you are welcome to use. This way, you can bring in some restaurant leftovers or frozen meals and heat them up quickly.

If you’re flying, you should buy your ticket to arrive at the Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

Arrival date / time:  

  • To benefit the most and be fully-rested, please book your flight to arrive the night before Day 1. This way, you can get settled, get good sleep, wake up, and start studying in TOEFL Camp.

Departure date / time:

  • If you plan to fly home after you take an official TOEFL Test on Day 4, you should book your flight for the late afternoon, Day 4 (after 3:30 PM).
  • If you are not taking an official TOEFL test, you can book your flight for the night of Day 3 (after 6:30 PM).

Getting around Sacramento:

  • You can take a Lyft (or Uber or taxi) from the airport to the hotel in order to avoid renting a car.  The Lyft is about $40 each way.
  • If you rent a car for 3-4 days, it may be about $45-50 per day, depending on what you can find. Ultimately, it can be cheaper and more comfortable to rent a car because you can stay at cheaper hotels, and also drive to grocery stores or any restaurant you want to get dinner.
If you’re driving your own car, then it is pretty simple!

You can park for free at English Success Academy. Parking at your hotel or motel will probably also be free at most places in Sacramento.

To find us, just use the Google Maps app on your phone and navigate to English Success Academy.




The Price for TOEFL Camp

You get everything on the chart above for
1 payment of $1200
or 2 payments of $700*

*TOEFL Camp is limited to the first 4 students to register. Your tuition must be fully paid 15 days before TOEFL Camp or your seat will be given to a student on the Waiting List. There are currently 4 seats available for the December TOEFL Camp.

* Included free with tuition, you get all program materials.

Pay 1 installment of $1200
Pay 2 installments of $700

“Is it worth it to go through all the trouble? Is it going to get results?”
Here is feedback from a student who did a 3-day TOEFL Camp with me.

If you go home and keep practicing in the way that you’re trained here, then yes, we’re very confident that you will get your target TOEFL iBT scores much sooner than if you just studied at home.

Many of the students who leave reviews on ESA’s Google Maps listing also did a TOEFL Camp. Click here to read the reviews.