When I decided to study abroad, I didn’t really know where to start. The only thing I knew was that TOEFL is an integral part of the application process. Being rather self-confident about my English, I tried to prepare for the exam without any assistance. Of course, I failed. In panic, I called all of my friends to ask for any kind of help. Luckily, one of them told me about Kevin. The thing that triggered my attention was his promise of a complete success. Almost all of his students were getting more than 100 out of 120. I didn’t have much time as the deadlines for applying to several universities were approaching, so I signed up for a 3-week intensive course. I remember those days as the most grueling but at the same time inspiring time of my life. I didn’t have any problems with my English. But TOEFL is not about how well you know English.
It’s about how well you know TOEFL. And Kevin taught me everything I needed for that exam, and even more. What’s more important, he gave me a lot of confidence. I knew I was well prepared. The morning of my exam I was the calmest I’d ever been. Classes with Kevin were really refreshing. His style of teaching, his English, his attitude, and even his humor are what make him the best teacher ever. He demanded a lot, and I tried my best to be up to his expectations. I learnt how to be self-disciplined and organized.
That was important not only for TOEFL but for my further endeavors as well. I got 111 on TOEFL. And I got in into New York University, Leiden, Maastricht and Utrecht Universities. I won the competition for a $50 000 grant from Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and later I got a great scholarship from Leiden University. I am going to spend the best year of my life in the Netherlands enjoying the results of my hard work and inspiration that I got from Kevin.