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TOEFL Tip #62: Using Your TOEFL Skills Beyond TOEFL

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on October 23, 2009

M. K. Thompson has a very compelling article titled The Many Shortcomings of Standardized Tests in the Korean Herald today.  In it, she argues that the information you learn when studying for any standardized test is only good for the test itself.  Most students do not apply the knowledge they learn for the test to other academic situations.  As a university tester for more than 15 years, I completely agree with Ms. Thompson.

This is why Strictly English has designed a TOEFL program that can be directly applied to university life.  Our methods and strategies will be helpful when writing university essays and when giving oral presentations in your university classes.

Case in point: during the Spring 2009 semester, Strictly English received a phone call from an ex-student who has already completed her TOEFL study and was now at college taking a history class.  She called requesting help with her midterm essay. Although Strictly English does not regularly offer academic tutoring, I did take the time to meet with this ex-student to show her how all of Strictly English’s strategies for the 30-Minute essay could be applied to her college midterm paper.

Not only did she get an A- on that paper, but that grade was significantly higher than the other essays she had written without the Strictly English method!

So remember: a good TOEFL tutor will give you skills that go far beyond the test!

TOEFL Tip #59: Testimonial From A Swiss Student

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on August 27, 2009

Ich glaube Strictly English ist eine der besten Institutionen überhaupt um sich auf den TOEFL vorzubereiten. Ich weiss, dass Strictly English hart daran gearbeitet hat um zu verstehen was zählt für den TOEFL test. Strictly English Lehrer haben mir Methoden beigebracht wie ich mein Testergebnis verbessern kann. Ich glaube der TOEFL Test funktioniert nach einem System, das man knacken kann wenn man erst einmal weiss wie man sein Englisch effektiv einsetzen kann. Strictly English hat sich, für mich, als sehr lohnenswerte Investition herausgestellt. Nach drei Wochen Nachhilfeunterricht konnte ich mein Testergebnis von 92 Punkten auf 109 Punkte verbessern.

TRANSLATION:
I think Strictly English is one of the best TOEFL preparation institutions there is. I know Strictly English has worked hard to understand how the TOEFL test works. From Strictly English tutors I learned methods to successfully increase my score. I believe that the TOEFL test is a system that can be cracked once you know how to apply your English skills effectively. For me, Strictly English tutoring turned out to be a good investment. I increased my score from 92 to 109 after three weeks of instruction.

TOEFL Tip #56: Good Words From A Chinese Student!

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on August 10, 2009

Here’s what one happy student wants to say about Strictly English!

当你还在为考托福(TOEFL)发愁时,当你有足够的单词量却不能在做听力时听到细节而踌躇时,请来Strictlyenglish家教(TUTORING)。Jon会用他科学而独特的教学方法帮你在最短的时间内提高托福(toefl)成绩。 多亏他的帮助使我的成绩在一个月之内从63分提高到了81分。Strictlyenglish家教辅导一定会让你取得一个理想的成绩。

TOEFL Tip #50: Kind Words From A Friend Of Strictly English

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on July 10, 2009

I would like to thank you for the tips on the speaking section, and also for leting me know that the integrated writing had changed. I did not have a lot of time for studying these changes, but I did have some time to search the ETS website for some examples of level 5 essays.

Again, thanks a lot for helping me achieve this score.

TOEFL Tip #47: Good Words For Strictly English!

by Strictly English TOEFL Tutors on June 29, 2009

Here’s what one friend of Strictly English had to say about the advice we gave him:

“I’m writing you this to inform you that I have received my TOEFL score today. I got 97!

I’m really happy now and what I want to say is thank you, thank you very much for helping me during the time I prepared for my test. Your guidance made me feel more confident and believe in myself and therefore I did very well in my test. I really appreciate what you have done for me. I hope your hard work will continue to be great help for other students like me in the future. Keep up your work! We, the students, need more people like you!
Hope we can keep in touch in the future!”

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