From the… overwhelmed, frustrated TOEFL student
the one who knows how to study effectively every single day and GETS the SCORES!
All without spending MONTHS and YEARS endlessly studying.
IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, KEEP READING. YOUR DREAM CAN BECOME A REALITY.
I’ve created step-by- step courses that will teach you the RIGHT ways to study so you can get the results you’ve always wanted. No more spending hours and hours cramming for a test, hoping that you’ll finally get lucky and be successful.
You’ll finally be able to achieve the success you’ve been striving for, knowing that you can achieve your goals and find your purpose.
Start building the life you know is possible.
I'M SHERLEN TANNER, DIRECTOR OF TOEFL IBT ACADEMY
I am on a mission to change the way International professionals get the TOEFL scores! It shouldn’t take years to start your career in the US especially when you have children.
I ‘ve taken everything I learned from teaching hundreds of students in the US and around the world for 5 years (seeing their successes every month) and I’ve transformed all of my experiences into a step- by-step program that teaches you not only the theory but also gets you to practice and implement the work EVERY SINGLE DAY WITH A CLEAR PLAN so you see immediate results.
Because I know, after seeing my students successfully apply the work during the private and group lessons that with a step-by-step method , you too, can immensely improve your English for 26+ in Speaking!
SHERLEN’S DIGITAL COURSE ACADEMY IS NOT JUST A TRAINING PROGRAM!
👉 Motivate you to TAKE ACTION to be closer to the results.
👉 Give you CLARITY in what you need to do.
👉 Create SIMPLICITY in the way you are studying with your busy schedule.
👉 Change the way you FEEL about this exam.
👉 Shift your PERSPECTIVE about how to get the results FAST.
You will go through a TRANSFORMATION and not just LEARN exam strategies and tips passively!
When you have a course that SIMPLIFIES, CLARIFIES and TRANSFORMS your experience to study for this exam, you will want to TAKE ACTION every single day! Then, you will get the results effortlessly without feeling lost in the darkness. You will stop getting the wrong advice from your friends and experiencing ongoing negative feelings.
Sherlen will TRANSFORM the way you study for this exam! It will not take YEARS and MONTHS to get the scores!
Do you know the vocabulary to speak about different subjects such as health, nutrition, environment, technology, social media, education, parenting, work, community, and government?
Step into fluent mindset through targeted, strategic activities and intensive practice. Speaking fluently with a certain level of automaticity is a must for a speaking score of 26+
Learn keywords for 10 frequently asked topics. The vocabulary expected for speaking Task 1 is what a normal person has while reading the media, newspaper, popular websites, magazines. You must have comfort in using a variety of vocabulary and giving your opinion.
Listen to 110 model responses at the level of 26+ to hear sample responses about each topic. Hearing model responses is crucial for understanding how responses at 26+ level are.
Watch and listen to short videos, speeches, read articles about the specific topic of the Course Module and expand your vocabulary. Learn English language from authentic, interesting content.
Input means “English sentences that you read or listen to” and exposure learners have to authentic language in use. When you read and listen to correct English sentences, they stay in your memory and go to your subconscious. Then, you can build similar sentences yourself. The more input you get, the more sentences you can imitate and the better you get at producing your own sentences. This course will maximize input to speak fluently.
If you see and hear a variety of sentences in English, then you will store them in your brain unconsciously. Then, you will be able to use them in a natural way. You will be able to produce the language automatically by internalizing the vocabulary and sentence patterns. In this course, you will be exposed to many TOEFL-style sentences individually, in model responses, idea banks and topic related resources.
Speaking with a native-like fluency and automaticity for 26 is not about learning vocabulary. It is about getting the new knowledge into your body, your mouth, tongue so you can speak fluently, smoothly and automatically.. The only way to get it into your body is through many many repetitions and practice over many days. Repetition reinforces the circuits in your brain and forms more neural connections so that when you are stressed during the exam, you are able to produce the speaking responses automatically and fluently.
Each module in the course contains A DAILY PLAN with short videos and exercises specifically created to move you forward in your transformation and not just teach you randomly. When you get home from work or when children go to bed at night, you will know exactly what you need to study.
Shadowing is a technique I am using in which my students repeat after me in the recordings, imitating my pronunciation, rhythm, intonation very closely. In the course, students will listen to TOEFL-style sentences, model responses and imitate Kirstyn Lazur and Steve Tanner.
Reading out loud will help you become fluent as you read but it will also force you to get used to different combinations and arrangements of sounds and grammatical sentence structures without worrying about grammar or vocabulary as this is the case when you are trying to produce your own sentences. You will find combinations, phrases, and sentence structures that you may not ever put together on your own, but by reading out loud, you will train and condition your brain and mouth to speak at a certain level.
There will be a private Facebook group, community conversations to learn with others, Facebook live meetings with a schedule and one Webinar each week to ask questions and get support.
Avoid the pitfalls of ineffective and outdated study methods. Your time is your most valuable asset... and I know that! With the help of a structured daily plan, a regimented study structure, and a proven system, I can help you break free from the overwhelm and focus solely on what you actually need to get the required score. No fluff, no nonsense... just real and effective results so you can gain the momentum you need to be successful.
SHERLEN TANNER - DIRECTOR, TOEFL EXAM & FLUENCY COACH
Sherlen is an English teacher with 20 years of experience and an exam coach who helps students get unstuck and finally learn the effective strategies to be successful in achieving high scores in TOEFL-IBT exam. She has a graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a second language from Northern Illinois University. She worked as an ESL Instructor at Elgin Community College (Chicagoland area), City Colleges of Chicago and University of North Carolina, English Language Training Institute.
KIRSTYN LAZUR - TOEFL TEACHER
Kirstyn has been helping international students achieve their English language goals for over two decades. During her 13 years as a teacher for Kaplan in Los Angeles, California, Kirstyn taught ESL as well as TOEFL preparation courses. Kirstyn holds a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Connecticut.
She’s also taught English Composition and Academic Writing at the University of Connecticut and served as a teaching assistant in the Department of Arts and Architecture at UCLA.
Steve helps healthcare and business professionals advance their English language skills at the workplace. He also teaches Task 1 at TOEFL IBT Academy.
His focus is to help the non-native working professionals excel to native-like, or beyond native-like knowledge and skills to get the recognition, compensation and job satisfaction they deserve in the US.
Support for the Self-Study Courses; Webinars and Private Members-Only Facebook Group:
Learn about simple, actionable, powerful systems, strategies, templates, self-study methods developed over a period of 5 years with hundreds of students.
One month worth of daily 10-minute recordings with more thematic TOEFL-style sentences and model responses for the time the program ends. The recordings will help you sustain your achievements and improve your results without wondering what to practice or wasting time searching for it.
“I have seen many follow ups, real people who passed the TOEFL and Sherlen was and still is the key factor in this success and now, they are in the right place, helping and interacting effectively in their society. After finishing the boards, I started preparing for TOEFL and attempted the test 4 times back to back as I was advised by some people. Then I realized that there must be something missing here and decided to get professional help. Sherlen is the key to this success. She helped me to improve the reading from 18 to 28 in one month, and in speaking, I got 26 for the first time after being stuck in 24 trap.
Hassam Wahbi, a dentist from Syria
I want to thank Sherlen for her effort not only to let me pass TOEFL with the scores required for my license but also for improving my language skills. Her teaching method is very effective. I took private sessions for 2 months. During this time, I took the exam and I still got 24 but I was not angry at all, however, I was surprised that I got 3.5 out of 4 ( good) in question 4 and 6. That’s why I invested my money for another month with Sherlen. In these private sessions, I knew her method of teaching was very effective. Also, she helped me out psychologically, which was really helpful to pass my exam. I took the exam the second time and I passed with a total score of 106 and speaking score 26. That’s why I advise all to invest their money with her instead of attempting to take the exam many times.
Albeir- A Pharmacist from Egypt
After I got married in early 2018 and permanently moved to the US, I tried to study TOEFL by myself. Yet, I failed. I tried to study with a different tutor, I failed. I tried to follow some "recommended" speaking templates from TOEFL ibt Study Group, I still failed. I was so frustrated. I had no idea what I had done wrong so finally, in the end, I reached out to Sherlen.! I can say that without Sherlen, I would not have passed the test! She was so kind, considerate and understanding. She knew which flaws that the individual had. She evaluated them and had them fixed. I had studied with a few TOEFL teachers, she is the best one.
Nui, a pharmacist from Thailand
Thanks to the wonderful, powerful, and professional teacher Sherlen Tanner. Sherlen was always on my side. She surrounded me by her professional knowledge, great support, and love. If you want a teacher to motivate, support, and help you in your journey, you won’t find someone better than Sherlen. Sherlen is a knowledgeable person and her strategies are very effective. She was able to detect my weaknesses from the first class. Her advice was the way to succeed and make such great improvements to get 28 in Speaking after being stuck at 23, 24 for a long time! Thank you Sherlen."
Enas, a pharmacist from Egypt
Thank you, Sherlen for being a great mentor, for being with me from the beginning until the end. You have taught me so much. I’m so lucky to have Sherlen as my TOEFL tutor. We worked together on and off for almost one year and she is a big part of my success helping me go through this long, arduous journey. Before I met her, I was so desperate to get 26 in speaking. With Sherlen, I moved my Speaking Score from18 to 29!
Chuenrat Tanwirat, a pharmacist from Thailand
Thanks from the bottom of my heart Sherlen. You are a blessing to TOEFL students. Without you, I would have been stuck forever in this exam. I give you all the credit for getting this score.
I followed her recommendation of including the detailed pieces of information and her shadowing method is really helpful. Shadowing technique is repeating after the professor and the students in the speaking questions with the transcripts with the audio and notice the connection between the words. And Sherlen's most important teaching method is repeating her edited responses and her recordings.
Farah Abualsha'ar- A pharmacist from Jordan
Having worked with many students from all walks of life in the US, I find it fascinating how each one of you is overcoming challenges in mastering the English language to connect to this new homeland, people, culture and maybe to your new career.
Embrace all of your challenges and limitations and believe in yourself: You are courageous enough to take a risk and leave everything familiar behind (your native land, culture, friends and family members).
Connect to yourself: Each one of you is finding a new way of seeing the world in a foreign land and creating your own unique life experiences. You are learning to tap into your own potential, creativity, the power of discipline to defeat the challenges and survive in your new homeland.
Here is your greatest barrier: English language.
Yes, the journey from cluelessness to fluency, successful communication and exam success can be emotional and a difficult one. You might feel hopeless at times. Here's to surprise yourself with what is possible with an effective study method and a course when you commit, show up and choose to take action with determination.
I would like every single committed and ambitious TOEFL student reading this page to join TOEFL IBT Digital Course Academy to receive the knowledge and support required to reach the next level.
You are more than capable to finish this TOEFL journey without suffering. You deserve to prove yourself that you've got what it takes to make your big dreams happen and create a great life for yourself and your children. It's my honor to show you the way!
Supporting you always,
All my best,