Our Online TOEFL Course



  • Unlimited, immediate access to more than 700 lessons and practice tests
  • Pronunciation, writing, and speaking practice tests graded by TOEFL iBT specialists
  • Inexpensive monthly subscription which can be cancelled at any time
  • Students improve TOEFL score about 5-10 points monthly.

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Use our Online TOEFL Course to help you get the score you need.

Our Online TOEFL Course

ST.E.A.L.T.H. The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT

Listening Script: Millions of students annually take the TOEFL exam to demonstrate their academic English language proficiency.

Students need TOEFL scores for many reasons:

Higher Education Study

English-language learning program admissions and exit

Scholarships and certifications

English-language learners who want to track their progress

Students and workers applying for visas

Those pursuing graduate degrees or those working in the healthcare industry need high TOEFL subtotal scores of 26 and 24 in the speaking and writing portions of the exam. Moreover, these individuals are very busy, often times trying to balance work, school, and TOEFL preparation. A higher TOEFL can mean academic and professional success to them.

Introducing the Online TOEFL Course “The 7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT”

A comprehensive, flexible, personal, and inexpensive program designed to improve students vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, listening, reading, writing, and speaking proficiencies.

Students have unlimited, immediate access to more than 700 lessons and practice tests. For instance, students can pick and choose which lessons they want to study, or they can choose a personalized learning path based on their current TOEFL scores and target scores they want to achieve.

Unlike some of the bigger companies, an experienced TOEFL iBT pronunciation, writing, and speaking specialist will personally score and comment on all the practice tests students submit. There is absoulutely no machine scoring.

Students pay a minimal monthly subscription fee and can cancel their subscription at any time. Unlike other TOEFL courses which charge for individual packages for reading, listening, speaking, and writing, the minimal monthly fee includes unlimited access to all sections of the course, including the Speak Clearly section of the course at no extra charge.

Students improve on average about 5-10 points for each month they they use this Online TOEFL Course.



Join now.

For more information, e-mail mbuckhoff@aol.com or leave comment below.



  1. James
    Dec 29, 2015 @ 14:23 pm

    Hi, Michael. My name is James, and I once subscribed to your TOEFL service a few years ago when I was in high school. Now I am a student at Seoul National University in South Korea majoring in English education, and recently I took TOEFL and received the score of 118 (Reading: 30 Listening: 30 Speaking: 29 Writing: 29). I am not sure if you can remember me, but I deeply appreciate your commitment and devotion to improving students’ TOEFL scores, which greatly helped me improve mine as well. I was wondering if I can share some of my tips on scoring more than 110 on TOEFL on your website, so please let me know if I can. Thank you.


    • Michael Buckhoff
      Dec 30, 2015 @ 07:15 am


      Wow! Congratulations on getting an incredibly high TOEFL score, the highest score of any student I have ever taught in 22 years. Yes, I would love to have you share your tips.

      Here are my video comments to you:

      As indicated in the video, you can focus your tips on your English language exposure background, one year to six months before taking the exam, a few weeks before the exam, and during the TOEFL exam. Here are the questions that I asked you, all of which are included in the video I sent you:


      1. Why are you so motivated to learn English and to get such a high TOEFL score?

      2. What kind of exposure have you had with English and for how long?


      One year to six months before taking the exam

      3. What should students do to improve their vocabulary?

      4. What should students do to improve their pronunciation?

      5. What should students do to improve their grammar?

      6. What should students do to improve their reading?

      7. What should students do to improve their listening?

      8. What should students do to improve their speaking?

      9. What should students do to improve their writing?

      A few weeks before the exam

      10. How should students prepare for the reading section of the exam?

      11. How should students prepare for the listening section of the exam?

      12. How should students prepare for the speaking section of the exam?

      13. How should students prepare for the writing section of the exam?


      During the TOEFL exam

      11. What types of test-taking strategies should students employ during the reading section of the exam?

      12. What types of test-taking strategies should students employ during the listening section of the exam?

      13. What types of test-taking strategies should students employ during the speaking section of the exam?

      14. What types of test-taking strategies should students employ during the writing section of the exam?

      Have a Happy New Year!


      P.S. Can you send a picture of your score report so that I can include a picture of it in the video?


  2. halil
    Dec 21, 2015 @ 09:37 am

    thank you for everythıng mıcheal you are really perfect a teacher , greatings from turkey to you :)


    • Michael Buckhoff
      Dec 21, 2015 @ 17:41 pm


      Thank you for your kind words! Happy Holidays to you from the United States of America.



  3. halil
    Dec 21, 2015 @ 05:25 am

    hi mıcheal how are you? may ı send you my ındependet essay and assess it for me?


    • Michael Buckhoff
      Dec 21, 2015 @ 09:18 am


      You will need to join my Online TOEFL Course and complete the independent writing task at my web site. Then I will score it for you.

      Have a Merry Christmas!



  4. Jasmin
    Dec 07, 2015 @ 04:03 am

    Hi Michael,

    Last month I received a score of 86 on the TOEFL test. The points were divided as following:

    Reading: 21
    Listening: 20
    Speaking 23
    Writing: 22

    This coming friday I am going to take it again, because I just HAVE to hit the 100, if I should have any chance of being accepted into some of the good universities in US.

    Do you have some good advice for me? Any do you think I will be able to obtain a score of 100 points with only a weeks practice?

    Kind regards,


    • Michael Buckhoff
      Dec 07, 2015 @ 11:49 am


      Here are my video comments to you:

      Here are some tips from a student who scored 109/120 on the TOEFL iBT exam:

      Ok, so here are some suggestions for those of you trying to get a good score at the TOEFL iBT. This might be quite long so i would like to apologize in advance.

      I’m 23 years old, i’m from Brazil and i currently live in its capital city, Brasília. I’ve just graduated in International Relations (International Studies in some countries) and i’m aiming for an MBA in International Business and/or Foreign Trade.

      The most important thing in my opinion is to be in contact with the English language on a daily basis, especially through newspapers and magazines. I’ve been studying English for quite a while now but nothing helped me as much as reading books, articles, news and texts by myself. Get a good dictionary to improve your vocabulary. If you manage to do that on a daily basis, 6 months prior to your TOEFL test should be enough. So, let’s move to the test itself:

      In the first half of the test you’ll have to report a bunch of information and specific details. So even if you’re able to understand everything you also need to memorize lots of stuff. So make good use of your notes, especially for the Listening Section.

      READING SECTION: Use your notes and try to summarize each paragraph of the passage in 4 or 5 words at most. That will be important for you to remember the main ideas of each paragraph and it should make it easier if you want to find any specific information. You’ll lose too much time trying to read everything again, so try to create some sort of “map” or reference. Again, here the notes will have to be brief because the clock will be ticking for you. Here’s an example; if the passage is about, say Leonardo daVinci, do something like this:
      Paragraph 1 > Leonardo, birthplace, childhood
      Paragraph 2 > First paintings, influences
      Paragraph 3 > Most famous painting Mona Lisa
      Paragraph 4 > Final years, legacy

      LISTENING SECTION: The key here is to make good use of you notes. Try writing down as much information as you can while the conversation is going on, but be careful. Try to pick the overall ideas from what you’re hearing. Also, some parts are a dead giveaway of what the questions will be like. So don’t forget to note things like:
      1 > The person’s own opinion about a certain topic
      2 > The order in which events unfold (sometimes it could be scrambled)
      3 > Detailed information or description of a certain program or object
      4 > Comparing or contrasting two or more things
      Remember, these small details are contained within the most important questions, the ones worth 2 or 3 points!

      10 minute brake (Take a chocolate bar with you, it helps a lot lol)

      There’s something very important about the following sections: Be aware that in some cases you’re asked to deliver your own opinion and sometimes you’ll have to report what you’ve heard or read. So read the instructions carefully and do as requested. Also, avoid at all costs repeating “like this… like that”, “things”, “stuff”. Get a good understanding of transitions and improve your vocabulary. You must realize that sometimes it is better to get organized and have some sort of plan than speak with a perfect accent or write every word correctly. Practice here is fundamental. Remember, in the second half of the test you’ll be asked to deliver and to create content rather than simply “understand” what is presented to you.

      SPEAKING SECTION: To improve your pronunciation and accent try watching american movies or news channels (those helped me a lot) and pay attention to the way americans (or british, whatever) speak. A great and funny example is “Internet”. While most people will say ‘inTERnet’ most americans will say ‘inNERnet’. Things like that. But the most important thing for me here is; try to come up with a “stock”, basic answer. Something pre-conceived or previously rehearsed. If you’re asked what is your favorite book try something like this:
      Introduction > My favorite book is _______ for 3 main reasons.
      1st reason > It was the first book i ever read and it got me interested in literature.
      2nd reason > I did a school project about it and i got a good score out of it.
      3rd reason > I personally met the author and he was very polite.
      Closure > For those reasons i would say that ______ is my favorite book.
      Use your notes to plan and try to structure your response. Practice a few times before the test and memorize some transitions such as “although”, “therefore”, “however”, “moreover” and use some uncommon words for vocabulary.

      WRITING SECTION: Basically the same thing as the previous section. Try to organize your responses in a certain pattern, separating very clearly introduction, main point 1,2 and 3 and wrap up with a conclusion. Try to do each part within a single paragraph so it becomes even clearer. In the first part of the Writing, you will you have to compare a reading passage with a lecture. Try to take notes into 2 columns (one for the text and another for the lecture) and 5 lines (intro, point 1, 2 and 3 and conclusion). If you do that it will be easier to compare both the reading and the lecture and your paragraphs will be very organized, in order and easy to understand. Once again, divide each section in one or two paragraphs at most and make use of transitions and some different words. For the second writing task you can use your personal beliefs, preferences and opinions, but the structure should be similar.

      So that’s it. I hope it was helpful. Good luck everyone and thanks again Michael for the opportunity.


      • Jasmin
        Dec 19, 2015 @ 11:21 am

        Hi Michael,

        Unfortunately, I did not get a score of 100. Instead I got 96 – I was only able to improve my listening and writing.

        I got 27 in listening and 25 in writing. Reading and speaking maintained the same respectively 21 and 23.

        Do you know, if universities in general will accept a score just beneath the 100? Or are they only accepting a score of 100 and over?

        Kind regards,


        • Michael Buckhoff
          Dec 20, 2015 @ 09:23 am


          You improved your score from 86 to 96 in one month. In my opinion, you are making remarkable progress to be sure. However, your score, you say, is short of your goal of 100. Regarding whether or not you can get admitted with your current score of 96, I can not speak for universities in general, especially since each university has its own set of requirements for academic English proficiency. For example, at California State University, San Bernardino, where I teach, the basic standard for TOEFL scores for graduate students is 81/120, so you will easily be admitted to my university with a score of 96. However, the University of California, Los Angeles requires a TOEFL score of 100 for some of its graduate programs.

          In a nutshell, you will need to contact the university in which you wish to enroll, call the admissions office there, and see how flexible they are with the TOEFL requirement.

          Good luck to you and let me know whether or not you are able to gain entrance into your chosen university with your current score.

          Have a Merry Christmas!



  5. Thomas
    Nov 15, 2015 @ 16:28 pm

    Hi sir
    I really need help!
    I have took the toefl exam 17 days ago. I got 99 : 28R , 28L , 22S , 21W . I really need 100 .
    I know that maybe my speaking score was affected because of the fever I had on the exam day. But what about the writing ? I think i did pretty well on the first task and mentioned most of the information from the lecture. However, I know that i may have some mistakes on the independent task like punctuation of two word and one grammatically wrong sentence. I got fair in both tasks.

    Based on your wide experience, If i requested my writing to be reviewed, can it become 22 or it is more likely to decrease ?

    I really appreciate your help


    • Michael Buckhoff
      Nov 15, 2015 @ 17:56 pm


      Wow! You missed your goal by 1 point. That is incredibly unfortunate. Here are my video comments to you:




    • Carla
      Nov 24, 2015 @ 04:26 am


      I´ve heard that the limit of words on the Indepedent Writing is 300. If is there something writen, the examiners simply “cut” and ignore it. Is this information true????
      Please help me.
      Thank you.


      • Michael Buckhoff
        Nov 25, 2015 @ 09:38 am


        Here are my comments to you:




  6. Anh Vu (Ann)
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 18:56 pm

    Dear Mr.Buckhoff,

    My name is Anh Vu and I’m an foreign exchange student from Vietnam and I’m living in Syracuse,UT for 10 months . Yesterday, my Dad found your videos on Youtube and also your website with all the information about Toefl ibt and he’s really impressed. So he wants me to join your online classes and hopes that I can improve my English and also, can get a better score.

    The last time( and also the first time) I took the Toefl IBT test was on Jun 27 and I got total 74, which is not very good. I got 15 on Reading, 17 on Listening, 20 on Speaking and 22 on Writing. My goal is that in this December, when I take the Toefl test in Salt Lake City, I can get over 95. So by getting over 95 on the Toefl test, I can apply directly into the good university with a scholarship, which is better for me because I don’t have to go to the community college and then transfer into the university.

    So, I am writing this letter for you, to ask you about your Online Toefl course and I hope I can get all information about the course or anything I need to do to join.

    Thank you for spending your time reading my email. I hope you will answer my email soon.I wish you have a great day 😀
    Thank you,again.

    Anh Vu ( Ann)

    ( P.s: I tried to email you a few days ago, but I have not got the email back 😀 so I leave the comment here and hope I can get a reply from you xD. Thanks)


    • Michael Buckhoff
      Oct 30, 2015 @ 10:27 am


      Here are my comments to you:




  7. ziyada
    Oct 27, 2015 @ 03:12 am

    Good afternoon Mr Micheal . i would like to registrate to your course but i dont know how to do it. i tried to find some informations but couldnt . can you say me how to do it step by step. how much does your course cost? will i pay every month or one time for the course?my level is upper intermediate . i want to get high score . What should i do in order to get high score. can you give me video comment . what advices you will give me for all section i mean reading ,writting ,speaking ,listening. Ziyada.


  8. ziyada
    Oct 26, 2015 @ 09:31 am

    hello, Micheal My name is Ziyada . I want to registrate to your course.


  9. AJ
    Oct 25, 2015 @ 23:31 pm

    Hello Sir,
    Sir i want to ask that is there any another way for making payment?
    Because my card isn’t linking to my paypal account..?

    Secondly, if the payment will be completed and you will send me a login id and password so then from where i could get into login page…? Because i can’t see any login id link…?


  10. Natalia
    Oct 23, 2015 @ 08:22 am

    Hey Michael,

    Recently I have problem to login on Your website. My username and the password when I’m entering doesn’t work. I was trying to send request for resetting my password 3 times I didn’t get any respond so far. There is any way You can help me resolve that problem ?



    • Michael Buckhoff
      Oct 25, 2015 @ 06:23 am


      When did your last PayPal payment process? Let me check my records to make sure everything is up to date.




      • Natalia
        Oct 25, 2015 @ 08:47 am

        It was October 14.


    • Michael Buckhoff
      Oct 26, 2015 @ 07:50 am


      I just reset your password and username, both of which are your e-mail address. Try logging on again.




      • Natalia
        Oct 26, 2015 @ 09:09 am

        Hi Michael,

        Thank you so much for your hlep :)


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