Choosing Good TOEFL Tutors
How to Select a TOEFL Tutor?
There are many options available for the preparation. Selecting the right option that is best for you is the first task for you before starting the preparation. Online tutoring (both free and paid), classroom courses, self-study and private tutoring are the available options. The tutors should be able to create interest in you for the subject and teach English both from the test point of view and language improvement point of view.
Before you select a tutor, do a thorough research on what the company offers and select the best. The following points will help you in this task:
- Write down the available tutors with the cost and the course work they offer
- Calculate how much you can spend for the classes. The expensive ones need not be the best. Look at how much you can spend and select those tutoring companies which fall in this bracket
- Read the reviews about the courses or tutors or ask friends or relatives who have taken up the course
- Select the one that is the best for you with an open mind
- EduFire - http://edufire.com/tutors/toefl
You can prepare for the test from your home. They offer interactive tutoring over the internet through webcam. You can schedule your lessons with a particular tutor or start a session with the one who is available. You can learn at your own pace. You can pay for each class after the session is over. The list of tutors is given on the website with the fees they charge per session. Their credentials like number of classes, number of sessions and number of students taught are given along with their names. The timings they work are also given. Tests or subjects apart from the TOEFL for which they teach and the charges for these classes are also given. You can also try a free class before you decide to take up paid classes.
- The Princeton Review - http://www.princetonreview.com/toefl-test.aspx
This course is mainly designed for those who do not study well with peers. This private tutoring can be used along with a regular course or you can take this for your complete preparation. The tutors of The Princeton Review are among the best. They are highly dedicated and are trained to teach for this test. The design of the course is highly personalized and will be designed to your strengths and weaknesses. The class timings are highly flexible and can be scheduled by you. Since this is a one-to-one teaching, there will be no distractions. They guarantee a higher score or they will refund your tuition fees. They have different types of tutors, the premier, the master and the private tutor. All are experts in the field. The premier tutors have more than 1000 hours of teaching experience and the master tutors have 500+ hours of experience and the private tutors are good classroom instructors who are given an opportunity to be a one-on-one tutor.
- LA Tutors - http://www.latutors123.com/_Test_Preparation/TOEFL_Tutoring.html
This service is available in the Greater Los Angeles area. You can enroll for this tutoring company in 3 easy steps. You can have a free consultation with their academic consultant. The academic consultant will evaluate your educational requirement and the type of tutoring you will require. The second step is to set up a free trial hour. If you are satisfied, you can select the tutoring plan you are comfortable with. They have many tutoring plans which vary in the number of hours taught and the subjects taught. They offer plans ranging from 6 hours to 50 hours. The fees also vary depending on the plan you select.
- WyzAnt - http://www.wyzant.com/toefl_tutors.aspx
They have more than 37000 tutors. They have tutors for TOEFL in most cities of the US. You can search for tutors in a particular area in their website. The list of tutors available in the area is listed along with their credentials and fees. You can select the best suited tutor for you and send him/her an email. The format is also available on their website. You will receive a response in 24 hours.