“When I immigrated to Canada in 2009, I needed to improve all four English skills (Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking) to obtain a faculty position at the University of British Columbia. One of the classes that I took was Danijela’s TOEFL preparation course. Danijela’s students gave a very good feedback on her teaching style and effectiveness in exam preparation. With Daniela’s help I got the TOEFL score I needed to secure a research and teaching position at UBC.
Six years later, I needed to pass TOEFL with a high score (24/30 in each section) to apply for a Clinical Trainee’s licence. After three attempts with self-preparation my score in the Speaking section was consistently 23. I contacted Danijela and asked her for a few private lessons in order to figure out my problem. Danijela gave me a trial test from her collection and provided me with detailed description of my strengths and weaknesses. She suggested a structured approach to improve my weaknesses, and after a month of preparation with her, I obtained a score of 27 in Speaking. Moreover, I improved my writing from 25 to 26.
I would describe Danijela as a great teacher, who helps students to improve their skills in a very structured and gentle manner. I would definitely recommend Danjela as a teacher for those who need to improve their TOEFL skills.”
Irina Manokhina, MD, PhD, Research Associate, Teaching Fellow,
Department of Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia: