Past Testimonials 2017-08-05T07:59:37+00:00

Muy contenta con la ayuda que recibí de Jaclyn. Necesitaba un 26 en speaking (TOEFL) y no tenía mucha confianza de poder sacármelo. Jaclyn me ayudó mucho, Me daba mucho material para trabajar en casa y me exigía un trabajo constante que al final dio sus frutos y siempre me daba mucho refuerzo positivo para sacarme la inseguridad. Saqué un 28 en speaking! Muchas gracias, Jaclyn!

Gloria Rosell    September 12, 2017   

En un futuro próximo quiero hacer un MBA en EEUU por lo que justo antes del verano decidí prepararme para el TOEFL. Des del primer momento Jaclyn preparó un plan de acción teniendo en cuenta mis necesidades concretas y se ha mostrado totalmente flexible y dedicada conmigo.
Justo antes de vacaciones tome el examen y estoy muy contenta con el resultado ya que me permite, sin problema, aplicar a las mejores Universidades.
RESULTADO:TOEFL (112/120).

Lo recomiendo totalmente!!Además Jaclyn es un encanto y si estas trabajando con un horario imposible consigue encontrar hueco para ti!

ANDREA RAMIREZ    September 7, 2017   

Necesitaba hacer un curso intensivísimo de una semana para preparar el examen del TOEFL. Me pedían una nota mínima de 45 para poder pedir el visado para Australia y a pesar de que fue una semana dura logré sacar un 86, cuya nota superó de largo mis expectativas! Rachel adaptó a los pocos días que teníamos un muy buen planning en el que hubo tiempo de practicar todas las partes del examen, además de hablar durante todo la clase en inglés, hecho que hizo que cogiera fluidez. El trato fue genial, y aunque en ocasiones necesitó tener paciencia conmigo, depositó plena confianza en mi desde el principio. Sin duda volveré si realizo cualquier otro examen de reconocimiento internacional en un futuro!

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Anna Arnau    July 13, 2017   
Anna Arnau    July 13, 2017   

Necesitaba hacer un curso intensivísimo de una semana para preparar el examen del TOEFL. Me pedían una nota mínima de 45 para poder pedir el visado para Australia y a pesar de que fue una semana dura logré sacar un 86, cuya nota superó de largo mis expectativas! Rachel adaptó a los pocos días que teníamos un muy buen planning en el que hubo tiempo de practicar todas las partes del examen, además de hablar durante todo la clase en inglés, hecho que hizo que cogiera fluidez. El trato fue genial, y aunque en ocasiones necesitó tener paciencia conmigo, depositó plena confianza en mi desde el principio. Sin duda volveré si realizo cualquier otro examen de reconocimiento internacional en un futuro!

The classes were extremely useful to help me get the score I needed on the TOEFL exam. Moreover, I learned several language skills to improve very specific aspects of my English. I am happy with EPC of Barcelona. They are highly skilled and professional and more importantly get results. I obtained a 107 on my TOEFL exam. Thanks EPC of Barcelona!

Carles    May 8, 2017   

Mi experiencia con The Exam Preparation Center of Barcelona fue muy positiva. Con el objetivo de aprobar con nota los dos exámenes que necesitaba para estudiar en los Estados Unidos, el SAT y el TOEFL, decidí confiar en ellos durante 2 meses y desde la primera clase ya sabía que mis notas iban a ser excelentes.

Las clases son amenas y los profesores supieron adaptarse a mis necesidades, facilitandome todo el material de estudio necesario para preparar el temario. Finalmente, toda la ayuda que me ofrecieron provocó que consiguiera un 1310 (SAT) y un 97 en mis notas de exámen!

Alex Lozano    April 27, 2017   

I have to say that preparing with EPC of Barcelona for my GRE exam was a great experience. I had Jaclyn who is a very talented teacher with great study techniques that encourage you to study and prepare well for the exam. Before EPC, I took a course with another school and took the GRE and received dismal grades in both verbal and quantitative (146 in each section). After one month preparing intensively with Jaclyn I scored a 158 in verbal and 158 in quantitative (an extreme improvement in terms of the GRE). Thanks to the intensive course at EPC of Barcelona I was able to get the grade I needed to apply for Masters in Barcelona!

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Alvaro Merino    April 18, 2017   
Alvaro Merino    April 18, 2017   

I have to say that preparing with EPC of Barcelona for my GRE exam was a great experience. I had Jaclyn who is a very talented teacher with great study techniques that encourage you to study and prepare well for the exam. Before EPC, I took a course with another school and took the GRE and received dismal grades in both verbal and quantitative (146 in each section). After one month preparing intensively with Jaclyn I scored a 158 in verbal and 158 in quantitative (an extreme improvement in terms of the GRE). Thanks to the intensive course at EPC of Barcelona I was able to get the grade I needed to apply for Masters in Barcelona! Thank you Exam Prep Center of Barcelona!

Conocí Exam Preparation Center buscando en internet cómo preparar mi examen TOEFL. Tomar la decisión te crea incertidumbre, pero al conocerlos , me dieron confianza y seguridad desde el primer momento. Son muy profesionales y sé de qué hablo porque soy profesor. Son capaces de sacar lo mejor de ti y acompañarte a alcanzar tus objetivos. Estoy muy agradecido y recomiendo a todos los que lo quieran intentar dejarse estar en sus manos y trabajar duro con la ilusión de que ellas harán de tus capacidades una realidad, que es aprobar este examen. Ánimos!

Author *Duniel Pío Pérez    April 16, 2017   

I am planning to apply for a PhD position in some universities in US and Canada. Therefore, I am required to have a high English level in order to get accepted by these colleges. I was worried about this requirement, because my English level was not enough at all. Thus, I took a TOEFL course with EPC of Barcelona and I ended up scoring a 105 (R:27, L:24, S:26, W:28), enough to meet the requirements! I have never learned so much English in such a short time, and this is thanks to Rachel, my professor, who motivates you and focuses on your weakest points. Additionally, she is a very nice person and you can always count on her 🙂

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Bruno    March 31, 2017   
Bruno    March 31, 2017   

I am planning to apply for a PhD position in some universities in US and Canada. Therefore, I am required to have a high English level in order to get accepted by these colleges. I was worried about this requirement, because my English level was not enough at all. Thus, I took a TOEFL course with EPC of Barcelona and I ended up scoring a 105 (R:27, L:24, S:26, W:28), enough to meet the requirements! I have never learned so much English in such a short time, and this is thanks to Rachel, my professor, who motivates you and focuses on your weakest points. Additionally, she is a very nice person and you can always count on her 🙂
I definitely recommend Exam Prep BCN!

¡Mi experiencia con Rachel preparando el examen fue genial! Necesitaba un 80 en el TOEFL iBT para poder solicitar plaza en las universidades americanas, y no sólo fue fácil y rápido sino que obtuve un 95, pudiendo así aplicar a todas mis opciones.

Te enseñan diferentes técnicas para todas las partes del examen y te dan unas pautas que resultan de lo más fácil, asegurando así algunos puntos muy valiosos.

Trato genial tanto por parte de mi profesora Rachel como de Jaclyn, quienes estuvieron en todo momento pendientes de mi progreso y de mis necesidades en relación con los horarios. ¡Mi exchange se lo debo a ellas!

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Gemma Sánchez    March 27, 2017   
Gemma Sánchez    March 27, 2017   

¡Mi experiencia con Rachel preparando el examen fue genial! Necesitaba un 80 en el TOEFL iBT para poder solicitar plaza en las universidades americanas, y no sólo fue fácil y rápido sino que obtuve un 95, pudiendo así aplicar a todas mis opciones.

Te enseñan diferentes técnicas para todas las partes del examen y te dan unas pautas que resultan de lo más fácil, asegurando así algunos puntos muy valiosos.

Trato genial tanto por parte de mi profesora Rachel como de Jaclyn, quienes estuvieron en todo momento pendientes de mi progreso y de mis necesidades en relación con los horarios. ¡Mi exchange se lo debo a ellas!

100% recomendable.
Para todos aquellos quienes estéis dudando, se ha acabado vuestra búsqueda, no dudéis en llamarles o enviar un email. Personalmente lo volvería a escoger si me tuviera que examinar de cualquier otro examen.

Decidí tomar el curso de GRE porque estoy preparando la solicitud a PhDs en EEUU, y el examen GRE es un requisito indispensable. Al ir un poco perdido, y al tener una meta muy elevada, decidí prepararlo con una academia. Desde el primer momento, Exam Prep Center de Barcelona me transmitió confianza, especialmente Jaclyn, mi profesora. Jaclyn no sólo es rigurosa y trabajadora sino que también es simpática y próxima. Como soy muy trabajador, buscaba un sitio que me permitiese focalizarme e implicarme de hoz a coz; gracias a la cantidad de material que se me proporcionó pude conseguirlo.Sin duda alguna, mi nivel de inglés dio un salto importante. Finalmente,

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Jacobo    September 19, 2016   
Jacobo    September 19, 2016   

Decidí tomar el curso de GRE porque estoy preparando la solicitud a PhDs en EEUU, y el examen GRE es un requisito indispensable. Al ir un poco perdido, y al tener una meta muy elevada, decidí prepararlo con una academia. Desde el primer momento, Exam Prep Center de Barcelona me transmitió confianza, especialmente Jaclyn, mi profesora. Jaclyn no sólo es rigurosa y trabajadora sino que también es simpática y próxima. Como soy muy trabajador, buscaba un sitio que me permitiese focalizarme e implicarme de hoz a coz; gracias a la cantidad de material que se me proporcionó pude conseguirlo.Sin duda alguna, mi nivel de inglés dio un salto importante. Finalmente, logré mi objetivo y puntué 164 en el Verbal y 5 en el Writing (solicitaré el PhD en una materia de letras). En fin: altamente recomendable!

I took the GMAT on 4 occasions scoring 620, 630, 640 and 640 again (having a decent Quant and a low Verbal, 48 and 29 respectively). I applied with this grade to several top MBA programs getting into the waitlist in two schools (Chicago Booth and Michigan Ross), from which I finally was rejected. I strongly believe the weakness on my candidacy was my GMAT score, with a strong consulting and entrepreneur background. I decided to take a tutoring course with Jaclyn and improved my score to 690 in about 4 weeks (49 Quant and 35 Verbal). She has given me the tools to improve the Verbal parts of the exam in which I was failing (mainly Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction) without worsening my grade on Quant.

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Manu    August 13, 2016   
Manu    August 13, 2016   

I took the GMAT on 4 occasions scoring 620, 630, 640 and 640 again (having a decent Quant and a low Verbal, 48 and 29 respectively). I applied with this grade to several top MBA programs getting into the waitlist in two schools (Chicago Booth and Michigan Ross), from which I finally was rejected. I strongly believe the weakness on my candidacy was my GMAT score, with a strong consulting and entrepreneur background. I decided to take a tutoring course with Jaclyn and improved my score to 690 in about 4 weeks (49 Quant and 35 Verbal). She has given me the tools to improve the Verbal parts of the exam in which I was failing (mainly Reading Comprehension and Sentence Correction) without worsening my grade on Quant. I strongly believe that taking this course has helped me take the step I needed to reach the 700 mark.

Jackie was a miracle to my situation. I had been studying for the GRE for some time in Barcelona, with a private tutor, but was not getting the results I wanted. Thinking I was able to get the scores I needed without much preparation, especially on the english verbal side, I decided to take the test, and to my surprise the results were not what I expected. This made me re-think the amount of time and effort I had to put in to the GRE to be able to make it, with the same tutor. The second time I took the test was even worse. At that point I realised that it was not a lack of time and effort of studying on my part,

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Teymour Benet    August 2, 2016   
Teymour Benet    August 2, 2016   

Jackie was a miracle to my situation. I had been studying for the GRE for some time in Barcelona, with a private tutor, but was not getting the results I wanted. Thinking I was able to get the scores I needed without much preparation, especially on the english verbal side, I decided to take the test, and to my surprise the results were not what I expected. This made me re-think the amount of time and effort I had to put in to the GRE to be able to make it, with the same tutor. The second time I took the test was even worse. At that point I realised that it was not a lack of time and effort of studying on my part, but that the way I was studying for the test was not correct. All of that changed when I found Jackie and Exam Prep Center of BCN. It is difficult to put the amount of help she gives into words! From the moment I stepped into her door I knew I was in good hands! I strongly believe she is the best GRE teacher in Barcelona (if not in Spain). I explained my situation to her and she promised me I was going to achieve the scores I wanted by working together with her method. From the very start, she organised a detailed study plan for me which involved giving me practice tests, verbal exercises, quantitative math problems and flash cards, you name it... the amount of material she has is extraordinary! With her it feels like you are a team of 2 trying to achieve your goal. She is always available for you and her coaching is just fantastic. After 1 month of hard-work I finally achieved the scores I was aiming for! Third time is a charm, and Jackie made it happen. Without her it just would not have been possible... Now I can be relaxed about the schools I would like to apply to in the U.S. I was very sad to leave the centre but we are going to keep in touch for sure!!!
Thank you again Jackie!!!

I attended an intensive mini-group course at EPC of Barcelona and I achieved the mark I needed for my application to Penn (105). The course was always enjoyable, and with only 3 other people in the group we could spend more time correcting everyone's mistakes. I recommend it to everyone.

Roberto Maura    April 30, 2016   

A lo largo de mi vida he tenido a muchos profesores de inglés pero sinceramente a ninguno tan bueno como Jaclyn Caruana. No sólo es una persona paciente y divertida, sino que realmente motiva al alumno y sabe perfectamente identificar las áreas a mejorar. Tenía que pasar el TOEFL pues es uno de los requirements para todos los MBA en el extranjero y suelen pedir notas muy altas. Empecé a prepararlo con clases particulares un par de meses antes, haciendo especial énfasis en las secciones que más me costaban: speaking y writing. Al final he podido sacar un 114/120 (L. 30, R.30, S.26, W.28), nota más que suficiente para lo que necesitaba y no puedo más que agradecérselo a Jaclyn 🙂

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Elena J    April 13, 2016   
Elena J    April 13, 2016   

A lo largo de mi vida he tenido a muchos profesores de inglés pero sinceramente a ninguno tan bueno como Jaclyn Caruana. No sólo es una persona paciente y divertida, sino que realmente motiva al alumno y sabe perfectamente identificar las áreas a mejorar. Tenía que pasar el TOEFL pues es uno de los requirements para todos los MBA en el extranjero y suelen pedir notas muy altas. Empecé a prepararlo con clases particulares un par de meses antes, haciendo especial énfasis en las secciones que más me costaban: speaking y writing. Al final he podido sacar un 114/120 (L. 30, R.30, S.26, W.28), nota más que suficiente para lo que necesitaba y no puedo más que agradecérselo a Jaclyn 🙂

I did an individual course for both TOEFL and SAT. I started preparing pretty late, so I only had about 4 months of preparation for both tests. I really cannot express how grateful I am to Jaclyn! I can say with no hesitation that she is the best teacher I've ever had in my life. I was used to having strict old ladies who only cared about my results... But Jaclyn was not only a teacher who excellentely prepared me for my exams, she has become a friend who supported me throughout this whole journey. I highly recommend this school for everyone who needs an intensive course of preparation!

Katerina Dvurechenskaya    April 5, 2016   

I started doing SAT prep classes with Jaclyn in the summer before my last year of school (senior year). Honestly, she is an amazing teacher. She helped me raise my score from an 1800 to a 2070 and get a perfect score in reading (800/800). This is an incredible feat and thanks to my score, I was able to gain entry with a scholarship to the University of Miami, which is ranked very high in the United States. I also got into University of California San Diego (ranked number 26 in the US) and other schools. This is no small feat and I was able to do this thanks to my very high score in the SAT.

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Gines Vivancos Duran    April 5, 2016   
Gines Vivancos Duran    April 5, 2016   

I started doing SAT prep classes with Jaclyn in the summer before my last year of school (senior year). Honestly, she is an amazing teacher. She helped me raise my score from an 1800 to a 2070 and get a perfect score in reading (800/800). This is an incredible feat and thanks to my score, I was able to gain entry with a scholarship to the University of Miami, which is ranked very high in the United States. I also got into University of California San Diego (ranked number 26 in the US) and other schools. This is no small feat and I was able to do this thanks to my very high score in the SAT. I cannot empasize enough the fact that without Jaclyn, there was no way I would have gotten this score. She was an excellent teacher academically but importantly, has also become a dear friend who supports me and is super proud of my accomplishments. I am going to the college I wanted to go thanks to her and I cant thank her enough for it! She is an amazing teacher and any of her students I'm sure feel the same as me!

Three months ago I was accepted at the University of Chicago for an exchange program. The only problem was that I was asked for a high score on the TOEFL exam (104) and I had only a month to achieve it, so I thought that it would be a great idea to pay for a preparation course. I couldn't be happier with the teaching and guidance I got from this course. My teacher, Alicia, did not only excel in preparing me for the exam but also motivated me and gave me the confidence that I was lacking. After an intense month of classes, I got a score of 114 in the TOEFL,

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Anna    April 4, 2016   
Anna    April 4, 2016   

Three months ago I was accepted at the University of Chicago for an exchange program. The only problem was that I was asked for a high score on the TOEFL exam (104) and I had only a month to achieve it, so I thought that it would be a great idea to pay for a preparation course. I couldn't be happier with the teaching and guidance I got from this course. My teacher, Alicia, did not only excel in preparing me for the exam but also motivated me and gave me the confidence that I was lacking. After an intense month of classes, I got a score of 114 in the TOEFL, well beyond of what I was asked for. I would highly recommend these courses to anyone who feels worried about his or her English exams as they are not only helpful but also a fun and interesting learning experience.

I took the TOEFL mini-group course. The classes were very interesting and the communication with the teacher was very easy by email, so the students could always have their homework supervised before the following class. On top of that, the schedules were flexible, so all the group could adapt to them. As a result of that all the group students got high scores on the TOEFL test. I really recommend it!

Ana C.    March 24, 2016   

Para cursar un MBA uno de los requisitos de entrada es sacar más de 93 en el TOEFL. Me apunté a ESC of Barcelona con la intención de prepararme para el examen, teniendo en cuenta que dejé de estudiar inglés hace 12 años. Mi nivel sobre todo en el writing y en el speaking estaba bastante oxidado. Gracias a Lindsay y a Jaclyn no solo pude mejorar muchísimo mi nivel de inglés sino que también aprendí las mejores técnicas para afrontar mejor el examen. Saqué un 104, así que solo puedo agradecérselo y recomendar a todos los que estén pensado en sacarse el TOEFL que se apunten a sus cursos!

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Guillem    October 22, 2015   
Guillem    October 22, 2015   

Para cursar un MBA uno de los requisitos de entrada es sacar más de 93 en el TOEFL. Me apunté a ESC of Barcelona con la intención de prepararme para el examen, teniendo en cuenta que dejé de estudiar inglés hace 12 años. Mi nivel sobre todo en el writing y en el speaking estaba bastante oxidado. Gracias a Lindsay y a Jaclyn no solo pude mejorar muchísimo mi nivel de inglés sino que también aprendí las mejores técnicas para afrontar mejor el examen. Saqué un 104, así que solo puedo agradecérselo y recomendar a todos los que estén pensado en sacarse el TOEFL que se apunten a sus cursos!
Gracias por todo

Necesitaba una nota alta en el examen de TOEFL para convalidar alguna asignatura de la universidad. Por lo que pensé que me iría muy bien algo de ayuda en la preparación y encontré ESC of Barcelona en Internet muy fácilmente. Había visitado algún otro sitio de preparación, otras academias, pero en este lugar desde el primer momento me atendieron de forma muy personal y sin tener dudas me decanté por ellos. Existen varias formas en las que te pueden ayudar a preparar tu examen, pero yo elegí entrar en un mini-group en el cual estábamos 4 personas con una profesora nativa. Este sistema me facilitó muchísimo el aprendizaje y refuerzo de mis puntos débiles.

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Irene Juste Conde    September 26, 2015   
Irene Juste Conde    September 26, 2015   

Necesitaba una nota alta en el examen de TOEFL para convalidar alguna asignatura de la universidad. Por lo que pensé que me iría muy bien algo de ayuda en la preparación y encontré ESC of Barcelona en Internet muy fácilmente. Había visitado algún otro sitio de preparación, otras academias, pero en este lugar desde el primer momento me atendieron de forma muy personal y sin tener dudas me decanté por ellos. Existen varias formas en las que te pueden ayudar a preparar tu examen, pero yo elegí entrar en un mini-group en el cual estábamos 4 personas con una profesora nativa. Este sistema me facilitó muchísimo el aprendizaje y refuerzo de mis puntos débiles. Sarah, la profesora, siempre fue muy atenta con todos y supo como enfocarnos los problemas para ayudarnos. Además nos orientó en el proceso de familiarización con el tipo de examen y contestó a todas nuestras dudas sobre cómo proceder con todo los papeleos para apuntarse al examen. Finalmente hice el examen y superé la nota que necesitaba. Doy las gracias a Sarah, a Jaclyn y a mis compañeros del mini-group por toda la ayuda que me brindaron. ¡Muchas gracias!

The first time I took the GMAT (self-study) I scored a 640. My Quantitative section was quite high, but I had to improve the verbal section a great deal in order to apply to top business schools in America (Wharton and Stanford, which require a score of 700 and higher). Fortunately, I came across ESC of Barcelona and I am so glad that I did! I took an individual course in order to focus particularly on the areas I needed the most work. I found my professor to be highly professional and prepared. She gave me so many strategies, tips, and practice questions. In the end, I retook the GMAT and scored a 720!!!!

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Alba E.    August 7, 2015   
Alba E.    August 7, 2015   

The first time I took the GMAT (self-study) I scored a 640. My Quantitative section was quite high, but I had to improve the verbal section a great deal in order to apply to top business schools in America (Wharton and Stanford, which require a score of 700 and higher). Fortunately, I came across ESC of Barcelona and I am so glad that I did! I took an individual course in order to focus particularly on the areas I needed the most work. I found my professor to be highly professional and prepared. She gave me so many strategies, tips, and practice questions. In the end, I retook the GMAT and scored a 720!!!! I highly recommend ESC. They have a great system and truly great professors! Thank you!

I was on a hurry to do the exam and I had very scarce time to prepare it, so I took a course at ESC of Barcelona with Sarah and she helped me a lot to understand the different parts of the TOEFL exam and with high efficiency she gave me the right directions in order to do a good exam... Few classes, efficient program, practical lessons... GREAT!

Quim    July 6, 2015   

My teacher at ESC of Barcelona was Jaclyn and she is just the best English teacher I've ever had. I am really happy to have had her as my tutor. She knows the TOEFL material VERY well and knows where are your weaknesses and strengths are and how to improve them. She also makes you feel confident with yourself so that you can do your best in the exam. In fact, I scored 10 points more than what I needed! Therefore, I couldn't be happier with my decision of taking a course for my TOEFL preparation with ESC. Thank you Jaclyn! Alba

Alba González    June 23, 2015   

I had to take the TOEFL exam to have a title that proves my level of English, because I will be working in London for the next year. Choosing ESC for my TOEFL preparation was the best decision I could do. My teacher, Sarah, prepared in the best way possible, and always adapted my classes in order to improve the skills where I showed more flaws. I was expecting to reach a score around 90-100, but after the course I achieved a 109 TOEFL iBT score. I really didn’t expect to improve so much! I’m glad I chose ESC of Barcelona for my preparation and Sarah as a teacher, it was really worth it!

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Victor    June 6, 2015   
Victor    June 6, 2015   

I had to take the TOEFL exam to have a title that proves my level of English, because I will be working in London for the next year. Choosing ESC for my TOEFL preparation was the best decision I could do. My teacher, Sarah, prepared in the best way possible, and always adapted my classes in order to improve the skills where I showed more flaws. I was expecting to reach a score around 90-100, but after the course I achieved a 109 TOEFL iBT score. I really didn’t expect to improve so much! I’m glad I chose ESC of Barcelona for my preparation and Sarah as a teacher, it was really worth it!

I couldn't have made a better decision when I chose ESC of Barcelona for my TOEFL preparation. I needed a high score (100) to apply for an exchange at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY), and Jaclyn was for sure the best teacher I could have had. She always encouraged me, and in 27 intensive hours, I was ready to take the exam. In fact, I scored 114! I am really happy with ESC's preparation, and concretely, with Jaclyn's way of teaching. I strongly recommend ELI to everyone!

Maria Mascort    April 9, 2015   

I have so much to thank Jaclyn Caruana for, to which this testimonial cannot do justice. I started my SAT preparation two months before the university application deadlines in the USA. It was an impossible mission to get into the university that I wanted, Boston University, even to have an opportunity to go to the university in the USA. Jaclyn accepted me as student and she has been the best teacher I've ever had. My English improved incredibly in just a few weeks. Also, I prepared the TOEFL iBT in just one month and I got a score over a 100! Jaclyn taught me a lot, not just English but also about life.

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Barbara Bello    April 2, 2015   
Barbara Bello    April 2, 2015   

I have so much to thank Jaclyn Caruana for, to which this testimonial cannot do justice. I started my SAT preparation two months before the university application deadlines in the USA. It was an impossible mission to get into the university that I wanted, Boston University, even to have an opportunity to go to the university in the USA. Jaclyn accepted me as student and she has been the best teacher I've ever had. My English improved incredibly in just a few weeks. Also, I prepared the TOEFL iBT in just one month and I got a score over a 100! Jaclyn taught me a lot, not just English but also about life. Many times I was really upset and overwhelmed because of the application process but Jaclyn gave me advice which helped me during that hard time and this I will remember all my life. I owe so much to her. Finally, it's April and now I can say that everything was worth it. I have been accepted into Boston University and also into other fantastic universities such as Fordham University and The George Washington University. I know it would not have been possible without Jaclyn's help. All the good things you can hear about her are true. She was my teacher and a true friend. Thank you for the preparation, the experience, for everything! I really recommend the ESC of Barcelona, they make the unthinkable possible!

I feel so lucky for having found ESC. I needed a Toefl score of 100 to go to Harvard University and I knew I would need help in order to achieve it. In my opinion, these English exams are hard and when you need such a high score it is really easy to feel overwhelmed and become pessimistic. However, at ESC of Barcelona I found a teacher, Jaclyn, who double helped me: on one hand, she ensured I developed my skills and acquired the knowledge I needed to get over 100: on the other hand, her positivity and constant encouragment reminded me that I could actually achieve my goal whenever I was feeling it was too hard.

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Olivia Prior    February 6, 2015   
Olivia Prior    February 6, 2015   

I feel so lucky for having found ESC. I needed a Toefl score of 100 to go to Harvard University and I knew I would need help in order to achieve it. In my opinion, these English exams are hard and when you need such a high score it is really easy to feel overwhelmed and become pessimistic. However, at ESC of Barcelona I found a teacher, Jaclyn, who double helped me: on one hand, she ensured I developed my skills and acquired the knowledge I needed to get over 100: on the other hand, her positivity and constant encouragment reminded me that I could actually achieve my goal whenever I was feeling it was too hard. As a result, I faced the Toefl exam with enough confidence to get a 118!!!! I don't know how to express this huge gratitude i feel towards Jaclyn. If anyone is doubting whether to take classes or not in ESC, please follow my recommendation and do not hesitate!! You will achieve much more than what you expect, and I am not just talking about the score!

My tutoring experience at ESC of Barcelona has been great. My tutor Sarah fully committed in order to get me ready for succeeding with the TOEFL iBT test. When I enrolled with her, I had already achieved a 98 TOEFL iBT score, which is not easy to improve. But Sarah definetely gave me the right approach, the appropiate tools and the ideal workload, allowing me to reach my personal goal of a 114 score after only 18 hours of tutoring distributed in 3 intensive weeks. All the people from ESC were very nice. The investment pays off and Sarah is a great professor.

Marc Bové Díez    January 30, 2015   

Estuve buscando durante varios días por Internet y preguntando a conocidos sobre cursos para preparar el examen TOEFL. Encontré esta página por Google y al poco tiempo empecé en un pequeño grupo de dos personas. Gracias a mi profesora Sarah practiqué bastante para el examen, con mucho material y consejos por su parte. Las clases con ella fueron muy amenas y me ayudaron a conseguir la nota que me propuse. Si tuve algún problema de horario o iba peor en alguna sección, siempre estaba dispuesta a ayudarme. Os recomiendo encarecidamente que os apuntéis a ESC si quereis sacar buena nota y sobretodo a Sarah como profesora. La metodología de estudio y sus consejos os ayudarán a conseguir la nota que os marquéis como objetivo.

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Antonio L.    January 28, 2015   
Antonio L.    January 28, 2015   

Estuve buscando durante varios días por Internet y preguntando a conocidos sobre cursos para preparar el examen TOEFL. Encontré esta página por Google y al poco tiempo empecé en un pequeño grupo de dos personas. Gracias a mi profesora Sarah practiqué bastante para el examen, con mucho material y consejos por su parte. Las clases con ella fueron muy amenas y me ayudaron a conseguir la nota que me propuse. Si tuve algún problema de horario o iba peor en alguna sección, siempre estaba dispuesta a ayudarme. Os recomiendo encarecidamente que os apuntéis a ESC si quereis sacar buena nota y sobretodo a Sarah como profesora. La metodología de estudio y sus consejos os ayudarán a conseguir la nota que os marquéis como objetivo. Thank you very much for everything ?

Necesitaba una nota muy alta del TOEFL para poder presentar mi solicitud al máster que deseaba. Buscando mediante internet, encontré la página de ESC y sus cursos. Escogí las clases particulares porque pensé que era la mejor forma de centrase en mis puntos débiles y tener un aprendizaje más personalizado. Sinceramente, no tengo suficientes palabras de agradecimiento para Lindsay. Sus clases además de instructivas y profesionales, resultaron amenas y muy divertidas. Gracias a su guía, no tuve ningún problema en alcanzar la nota que deseaba. Gracias a ella puedo por fin cumplir mi sueño. ¡Muchas gracias por todo!

Diego P.    January 27, 2015   

I finally got my TOEFL score after 3 intensive months of study with Jaclyn Caruana. I have spent my Friday afternoons with her preparing for my test, specially for the speaking and writing sections. She has been correcting my essays, providing me with the necessary materials for my self-study and training my oral skills with a high rate of diligence and professionalism. I scored a 110 on my test and my best marks were for the speaking (28) and writing (29) sections. Thus, I must thank the effort she put on me and I would like to recommend her to any potential test taker.

Anna Portella    January 12, 2015   

I had ambitious plans for my future and I needed to get good SAT scores and so I stumbled upon English Study Center. Apart from finding a good preparation center I found much more. Jaclyn is one of the best teachers I've had; excellent material, she knows exactly how to help you and is always there for you. Not only did she help me get a 2140 on the SAT (800/800 in critical reading), but she's been really encouraging, helpful and enthusiastic all throughout the process of applying to university, writing the Personal Statement and the other essays, preparing for other exams and cheering me on. Even after I've finished classes and taken the SAT I know I can count on her full support and professional help.

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Marina S    December 26, 2014   
Marina S    December 26, 2014   

I had ambitious plans for my future and I needed to get good SAT scores and so I stumbled upon English Study Center. Apart from finding a good preparation center I found much more. Jaclyn is one of the best teachers I've had; excellent material, she knows exactly how to help you and is always there for you. Not only did she help me get a 2140 on the SAT (800/800 in critical reading), but she's been really encouraging, helpful and enthusiastic all throughout the process of applying to university, writing the Personal Statement and the other essays, preparing for other exams and cheering me on. Even after I've finished classes and taken the SAT I know I can count on her full support and professional help. I can honestly say that at ESC of Barcelona you'll get so much more than a good exam preparation, I'm really grateful for all their help.

I needed a high score on the TOEFL exam to apply for a master abroad so I decided to take individual classes in ESC. I think that I had the best teacher I have ever had: Jaclyn. We focused on each part of the exam while she corrected my mistakes. What is more, when I finished my classes I felt utterly self-confident with the exam because I improved a lot since I started. As a result, I achieved a higher score than the one required by the master. Furthermore, I really got on well with Jaclyn so I spent a good time during my individual classes. All in all, I strongly recommend ESC because the results are guaranteed and the teachers are very good!

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Marina C    December 14, 2014   
Marina C    December 14, 2014   

I needed a high score on the TOEFL exam to apply for a master abroad so I decided to take individual classes in ESC. I think that I had the best teacher I have ever had: Jaclyn. We focused on each part of the exam while she corrected my mistakes. What is more, when I finished my classes I felt utterly self-confident with the exam because I improved a lot since I started. As a result, I achieved a higher score than the one required by the master. Furthermore, I really got on well with Jaclyn so I spent a good time during my individual classes. All in all, I strongly recommend ESC because the results are guaranteed and the teachers are very good!

Creo que he tenido la gran suerte de tener uno de los mejores profesores que me ha preparado para el SAT ha hecho que las clases sean divertidas y que se aprenda mucho dar las gracias a mi profesor, os lo recomiendo a todos.

Carlos    December 5, 2014   

My objective was to study abroad in an American country and for that I needed to score at least 90 in the TOEFL test. I chose ESC because they have really skilled teachers, a large display of material at students disposition and individual classes that adapt to everyone. My teacher, Jaclyn, was excellent and gave me very helpful tips for the exam. Thus I finally scored 109 and I'll be able to be admitted in many foreign universities. My experience with ESC and concretely with Jaclyn was very good, because she encouraged me in order to pursue my objectives and to get the confidence I lacked in some aspects of the exam.

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Isabela    October 23, 2014   
Isabela    October 23, 2014   

My objective was to study abroad in an American country and for that I needed to score at least 90 in the TOEFL test. I chose ESC because they have really skilled teachers, a large display of material at students disposition and individual classes that adapt to everyone. My teacher, Jaclyn, was excellent and gave me very helpful tips for the exam. Thus I finally scored 109 and I'll be able to be admitted in many foreign universities. My experience with ESC and concretely with Jaclyn was very good, because she encouraged me in order to pursue my objectives and to get the confidence I lacked in some aspects of the exam. Thank you Jaclyn!

Fer classes intensives amb en Lindsay, m'ha permès millorar l'anglés amb molt poc temps i focalitzar-me en la metodología del TOEFL. No només és aprendre anglés amb una persona nativa, sinó que també aprens tècniques per afrontar el TOEFL amb millors condicions.

Sergi    September 30, 2014   

I went to ELI because I needed to take the TOEFL test in order to start applying for my master. My professor, Lindsay, helped me to overcome my weak points and at the same time, helped me improve my skills. Overall I'm really happy I took the TOEFL preparation class at ELI and I would stronlgy recommend it to everyone!!

Ivette    August 29, 2014   

Lo bueno de ESC es que se adaptan a tus necesidades, tanto horarias como hacer clases individuales acorde a tu nivel. Desde el primer día mi profesor, Lindsay, me dijo que confiara en ella, que le dijera que nota necesitaba, cuantas horas estaba dispuesto a hacer y empezar a trabajar juntos. Así pues, confié en ella y obtuve el resultado que necesitaba en mi examen de TOEFL. A parte de tener un trabajo individual y marcado en las clases, también puedes trabajar desde casa ya que si tienes alguna duda la puedes resolver vía mail o llamando sin ningún problema. Te facilitan el trabajo que necesitas para trabajar y pienso que la metodología es muy acertada.

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Albert    July 14, 2014   
Albert    July 14, 2014   

Lo bueno de ESC es que se adaptan a tus necesidades, tanto horarias como hacer clases individuales acorde a tu nivel. Desde el primer día mi profesor, Lindsay, me dijo que confiara en ella, que le dijera que nota necesitaba, cuantas horas estaba dispuesto a hacer y empezar a trabajar juntos. Así pues, confié en ella y obtuve el resultado que necesitaba en mi examen de TOEFL. A parte de tener un trabajo individual y marcado en las clases, también puedes trabajar desde casa ya que si tienes alguna duda la puedes resolver vía mail o llamando sin ningún problema. Te facilitan el trabajo que necesitas para trabajar y pienso que la metodología es muy acertada.

Hace unos meses estuve buscando cursos intensivos de inglés para prepararme para el TOEFL iBT y analizando todas las opciones encontré a la escuela ESC como la mejor opción en Barcelona. Sin duda, mi experiencia ha sido gratificante, porque tuve la suerte de tener a Jaclyn como mi profesora en clases individuales y la recomiendo totalmente porque gracias a sus técnicas me ha ayudado a conseguir la puntuación que necesitaba. He sacado 101 y necesitaba 90. Considero a Jaclyn como la mejor profesora que he tenido de inglés y ESC es sin duda lo mejor que hay en Barcelona para mejorar tu nivel de inglés.

Karla    June 20, 2014   

Necesitaba una puntuación de 100 en el TOEFL para poder entrar en un doble Master y pensaba que era algo imposible de conseguir. Encontré esta escuela por causalidad y no me arrepiento para nada. Escogí las clases particulares porque pensé que era la mejor forma de centrase en mis puntos débiles y tener un aprendizaje más personalizado. ¡Jaclyn es una profesora excelente! Me enseñó un montón de trucos y me animó a conseguirlo cuando creía que no lo lograría. Ella tiene mucha experiencia siendo profesor del TOEFL, por lo que conoce bien el examen y sabe reconocer qué puntuación puedes alcanzar. Además, es una chica muy simpática y hace que las clases sean entretenidas.

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Silvia    June 15, 2014   
Silvia    June 15, 2014   

Necesitaba una puntuación de 100 en el TOEFL para poder entrar en un doble Master y pensaba que era algo imposible de conseguir. Encontré esta escuela por causalidad y no me arrepiento para nada. Escogí las clases particulares porque pensé que era la mejor forma de centrase en mis puntos débiles y tener un aprendizaje más personalizado. ¡Jaclyn es una profesora excelente! Me enseñó un montón de trucos y me animó a conseguirlo cuando creía que no lo lograría. Ella tiene mucha experiencia siendo profesor del TOEFL, por lo que conoce bien el examen y sabe reconocer qué puntuación puedes alcanzar. Además, es una chica muy simpática y hace que las clases sean entretenidas. Hice el examen en mayo de 2014 y... ¡superé la puntuación que quería! Sin Jaclyn no lo habría conseguido, por eso recomiendo esta escuela a todo el mundo que necesite ayuda con el TOEFL. Realmente mereció la pena. Muchas gracias por todo Jaclyn y saludos desde Menorca.

I've prepared the TOEFL in ESC because I already prepared the SAT with Jaclyn and the results were very good. This time the results have been great too, though at first I was worried for my speaking and writing. However, I reached my goal thanks to Jaclyn again, an excellent teacher and person who gave me the confidence, security and a lot of tips. I'm really grateful for her dedication and support.

Thank you for all,

Mariona.

Mariona    May 15, 2014   

Lo mejor que pude hacer fue contactar con English Study Center y tener a Jaclyn como profesora. Ella me dio recursos, confianza y motivación para conseguir mi objetivo. Teníamos tres escasas semanas antes del SAT exam y la verdad es que trabajamos duro, me dio mucho material y deberes para prepararme, lo que hizo que no perdiera el tiempo ni un segundo. A parte de que Jaclyn es una professional, des del primer momento te entiende y se involucra en todo el proceso por lo que le estaré siempre muy agradecida. Muchas gracias!!!

Mariona    February 15, 2014   

Jaclyn is probably the best TOEFL teacher in Barcelona! She helped me to improve my score many points even though I already had over 100 in my first trial. In fact, I scored a 115. She knows very well how the exam is evaluated and she helps you to work in these key points. Great value for money.

Carlos    January 14, 2014    Website   

I wanted to go to Copenhagen to study for a semester next year but I needed to score 91 in the TOEFL exam (something that at the beginning sounded so unreachable). Thanks to Jaclyn, her experience, and her tips, I've taken the TOEFL in December and I've scored 110!!! I'm so happy and I really recommend to take classes with her! I've improved so much in one month and a half since I've been able to focus on my weaknesses as well as to improve my writing and speaking skills. In conclusion, if you are reading this because you need preparation for the TOEFL exam, don't hesitate, just take your phone and call this school so you can achieve your goal!!

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Helena A.S.    December 19, 2013   
Helena A.S.    December 19, 2013   

I wanted to go to Copenhagen to study for a semester next year but I needed to score 91 in the TOEFL exam (something that at the beginning sounded so unreachable). Thanks to Jaclyn, her experience, and her tips, I've taken the TOEFL in December and I've scored 110!!! I'm so happy and I really recommend to take classes with her! I've improved so much in one month and a half since I've been able to focus on my weaknesses as well as to improve my writing and speaking skills. In conclusion, if you are reading this because you need preparation for the TOEFL exam, don't hesitate, just take your phone and call this school so you can achieve your goal!! Jaclyn is such a nice person and excellent teacher ?

Jaclyn is an excellent teacher, she has helped me a lot on my SAT exam. With only three intensive classes I improved a lot and I achieved the mark I needed. Jaclyn always has prepared material so you don't lose time. She's also very nice so the classes are very comfortable. I really recommend this school to everyone!

Paula    December 13, 2013   

I recently took a SAT preparation course at the English Study Center. I needed to obtain a score of at least 1800 (out of 2400) in order to study at my first choice university in the USA. I had taken other SAT courses in a group setting, but wasn't getting the results I needed. However, at this school I really benefited from the one-to-one coaching environment. I learned many useful tips and strategies that I was able to use on the exam. My professor gave me a lot of work and was always helpful, positive, and motivating. Without ESC I wouldn't have scored an overall of 2150 on my SAT exam.

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Carla    October 20, 2013   
Carla    October 20, 2013   

I recently took a SAT preparation course at the English Study Center. I needed to obtain a score of at least 1800 (out of 2400) in order to study at my first choice university in the USA. I had taken other SAT courses in a group setting, but wasn't getting the results I needed. However, at this school I really benefited from the one-to-one coaching environment. I learned many useful tips and strategies that I was able to use on the exam. My professor gave me a lot of work and was always helpful, positive, and motivating. Without ESC I wouldn't have scored an overall of 2150 on my SAT exam. I highly recommend this place and their professors.

I had short time to take the Toefl test. The professor gave me a method and specific suggestions and these helped me to obtain my score and to apply to a University in the USA. With patience and a lot of material, she was very professional. thanks!!

Serena S.    October 6, 2013    Website   

He realizado un curso de TOEFL con ELI y mi puntación ha mejorado en 22 puntos. 15 horas muy bien aprovechadas porque lo que he aprendido no lo hubiese conseguido sin los métodos que tienen. Agradecimientos a la profesora Jaclyn y un saludo.

Héctor M.    September 12, 2013   

I obtained my TOEFL certificate last February after an intensive course of one month with Jaclyn. When I started the course I was so worried because I had only one chance to get at least 80 for enrollment in the PhD program at the Australian National University. At the end I got a score of 94 thanks to the preparation as well as the continued support from my teacher. Therefore I really recommend this course as it is adapted to your needs with plenty willingness. Good luck to everyone.

Ilenia    July 14, 2013   

I took the TOEFL test last April because I'm going to move to London next September and I needed this exam to continue my university path. I decided to take lessons for two months to improve my English and to get a high score that I needed to be admitted into a master program. I feel very lucky to have met my teacher Jaclyn and with her patience, her support and most of all her preparation teached me how to face the exam with great determination. I needed 90 to be admitted and I scored 98. For these reasons I strongly recommend this course.

Giulia M.    June 6, 2013   

I started working with a tutor after I had already taken the SAT. My scores at the time were good but I really benefitted from private tutoring. In a one-on-one environment I was able to focus on my specific weaknesses, ask questions that the textbooks had not answered and most of all gain tips on how to make questions easier! With the help of these lessons my score improved by more than 100 points in each section, which gave me the extra push that I needed to get into my dream Ivy League school (Brown University)!

Clara T.    April 28, 2013   

I have taken the TOEFL test in December, after two months of study with a helpful teacher that has given to me some good tips that have been very important to me to pass the test with a good score. At the beginning my English was basic, and I needed a huge score (100) to be admitted into a Master program. I have scored 109 and finally I am preparing to leave my country and fly away to start my Master (At McGill University in Canada)! I would recommend to anyone to attend this school, not only for the competence and expertise of the teachers, but also because of their personal support,

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Giulia R    April 24, 2013   
Giulia R    April 24, 2013   

I have taken the TOEFL test in December, after two months of study with a helpful teacher that has given to me some good tips that have been very important to me to pass the test with a good score. At the beginning my English was basic, and I needed a huge score (100) to be admitted into a Master program. I have scored 109 and finally I am preparing to leave my country and fly away to start my Master (At McGill University in Canada)! I would recommend to anyone to attend this school, not only for the competence and expertise of the teachers, but also because of their personal support, that reassure and simplify the approach to the test.

I booked the 20 hour individual course at English Study Center with a goal to reach a 73.

After taking a course at ESC I took the TOEFL ibt test and the result I achieved was to me nothing short of remarkable: 94.

This course is recommended to those who truly want to commit, the tasks (they go over all the facts thouroughly) are not few and the effort required is certainly not small.

Having said that, however, you can rely on the excellent organization, experience, and skills of the teachers.

I thank my teacher Jaclyn for making this course a success for me and for not ever having to dread a class.

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Giacomo G    March 23, 2013   
Giacomo G    March 23, 2013   

I booked the 20 hour individual course at English Study Center with a goal to reach a 73.

After taking a course at ESC I took the TOEFL ibt test and the result I achieved was to me nothing short of remarkable: 94.

This course is recommended to those who truly want to commit, the tasks (they go over all the facts thouroughly) are not few and the effort required is certainly not small.

Having said that, however, you can rely on the excellent organization, experience, and skills of the teachers.

I thank my teacher Jaclyn for making this course a success for me and for not ever having to dread a class. In fact, it was a pleasure to go here!

I advise ESC 100%!

I took the preparation for the toefl test a couple of months ago. I started from a very basic level of english and my teacher has taught me a lot of things. She was very patient and available for every sort of question.I attended the toefl test and at the end I scored 95, starting from a very low level. In conclusion I reccomend strongly to take lessons with these teachers because they can be very useful for every level of English.

Davide G    February 16, 2013   

I found this school very professional and trustworthy. The teachers' aim are preparing you in the best way possible, providing all the material and the support you need. Two years ago I took the TOEFL test obtaining 84 as a result of studying by myself, but after taking private lessons with an English Study Center teacher, I took a 104, I have increased my score of 20 points, great! And now I can apply for my master's (in English language) I want to attend. I really recommend this school to everyone!

Elisabetta B.    January 6, 2013