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Frequently Asked Questions about Michael Buckhoff’s The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT

Access: When I join your 7 Step System, can I access the lessons in different parts randomly? Can I manage my time to finish the system? I mean, can I work hard and go faster on necessary parts to save time and money? Because, you know, I don’t have much money.

Yes, you can. Once you join The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT, you will have immediate access to all 700 + TOEFL lessons. Therefore, you can work on whichever lessons you want, wherever you want (so long as you have a good Internet connection), and whenever you want.

 

Credit Card: I do not have a credit card, or Pay Pal is not accepted in my country. How can I subscribe to The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT?

If you cannot use Pay Pal, you can pay me by Western Union. If you use Western Union, the minimum requirement is that you pay up front for 3 months of my TOEFL service. The cost is $135.00. Here is my contact information in case you should decide to wire me $135: Michael Buckhoff / 13509 Buena Vista Drive / Hesperia, California 92344. Once you wire your payment, E-mail me the MTCN or pin number that Western Union gave you so that I can receive your payment. After I receive your payment, I will create your username, password, and enrollment key to The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBTCLICK HERE to read in more depth about your payment options.

 

Delivery: How will you teach me your TOEFL lessons?

All lessons are viewed online and are produced as PDF files and videos. Some videos use adobe flash format, whereas others will require you to use a free Quick Time plug-in. You will need a reliable, high-speed Internet connection to view these videos. When I score your TOEFL pronunciation, speaking, and writing practice tests, I will provide feedback in one of the following ways: written, video, or audio.

 

Duration: How long does your course last?

There is no specific length to the 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT. Use it as long as you need it. How long you use the service will depend on your TOEFL goals and desired level of academic proficiency. For example, students with TOEFL scores between 40-80 points will generally use my TOEFL service for about 3 months, and students with TOEFL scores higher than 80 will usually use this service for 1-2 months.

 

How: How do I use The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT? Do you have a course outline that I can follow while I am a subscriber to your TOEFL service?

Yes, I do. Click on the following link to learn how to use my service while you are one of my students: 30-Day “7-Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT” Study Guide

Experience: What are your professional qualifications and teaching experience?

I have a BA in Spanish from Brigham Young University and an MA in English Composition/TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) plus 20 years of experience teaching ESL (including TOEFL preparation), and first-year and upper division composition and linguistics classes. Currently, I am employed at California State University, San Bernardino, where I teach under the auspices of the English Department and the College of Extended Learning.

 

Feedback: How will you provide feedback when I am a student?

All of my vocabulary lessons are self-study, so you will have an answer key to check your answers after you have completed a lesson. In addition, in the case of the listening, grammar, and reading practice tests, your practice tests will be automatically scored by my web site so that you can immediately check your progress. However, in the case of my pronunciation, writing, and speaking practice tests, a TOEFL iBT specialist will evaluate, score, and recommend lessons (I have more than 700 of them!) to help you speak more clearly and coherently and to help you advance your academic writing proficiency. The feedback on your pronunciation and independent and integrated speaking and writing practice tests will typically be in the form of written, video, or audio comments. Finally, any TOEFL or course-related questions that you may ask will be answered by E-mail again in the form of written, video, or audio comments.

It usually takes one of our TOEFL iBT specialists 1-3 days to evaluate and contact you regarding any pronunciation, speaking, and writing practice tests that you have submitted at The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT.

Guarantee: Do you have a money-back guarantee if I do not pass the TOEFL iBT?

No, I do not. First of all, there is no official “passing” mark on the TOEFL iBT. For example, some of my students want 61, others desire 81, and even others want to score higher than 100. Second of all, reaching your desired TOEFL score is largely dependent on your study habits, motivation, and intellect. All of these factors are mostly beyond my control as a language instructor. However, as long as you are a subscriber to The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT, I will score any pronunciation, speaking, or writing practice tests that you submit, and I will do everything I can to help you reach your target TOEFL score.

Join: How do I join your service? Where do I make my payment?

 

To become my newest subscriber to The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT, click on the following link: CLICK HERE

 

Lessons: Can you show me some of your lessons so I can see if I like your teaching style? You say that you have 630 TOEFL lessons, right? Can I see one of them for myself?

Sure CLICK HERE to view a pdf file of TOEFL Writing Lesson 4: “How to Make your Writing More Coherent.” This will give you an idea of how I teach and organize my lessons.

CLICK HERE to view a video of TOEFL Speaking Lesson 2: “Free Choice Independent Speaking Task”

 

Payment: What happens after I make a Pay Pal payment for The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT? When will I be able to start your TOEFL service?

After making your payment, Pay Pal will notify me. Using the E-mail that you gave Pay Pal when you created your account, I will create your username and your password, both of which are the same as your E-mail address. Your enrollment key will be 7stepsystem. 24 hours after making your Pay Pal payment, go to the following web site to begin your studies: http://stealth.bettertoeflscores.com/login/index.php

  1. Type in your Pay Pal E-mail address for your username.
  2. Type in your Pay Pal E-mail address for your password.
  3. Then, click “Login,” and you will be directed to a new web page.
  4. Type in “7stepsystem” as ONE word for your enrolment key.
  5. Click “Enrol me.”

 

Practice Tests: How many integrated and independent speaking and writing practice tests do you have to help me improve?

For speaking, currently I have 300 paired-choice and personal preference speaking tasks and 20 integrated speaking tasks. After recording your responses to these speaking tasks at my Voxopop discussion web site, a TOEFL iBT specialist will listen and orally comment on your responses focusing on your delivery, language use, and topic development. In addition, based on your score, the TOEFL iBT specialist will recommend specific lessons that you should review in order to help you improve. For writing, I have ten independent and ten integrated writing practice tests that you can complete directly at The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT. And, in a similar manner to the speaking practice tests, a TOEFL iBT specialist will read, evaluate, and score your written responses and recommend lessons on which you can work so that you can continue to improve.

 

Price: What is the cost of your service?

The cost of having access to more than 700 lessons and practice tests and to have your pronunciation, speaking, and writing practice tests evaluated and scored by TOEFL iBT specialists is $45.00 per month, and you can cancel my TOEFL service at your Pay Pal account after the first month. If you decide to continue my TOEFL service, you will be billed $45.00 for each month that you use my TOEFL service.

Results: What kind of result can I expect after one month of using The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT?

Each student will vary in his or her score improvement, and your TOEFL score improvement is largely dependent on how diligent you are in studying The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT. Based on the hundreds of students who have used my TOEFL service this year, you can probably expect an improvement of about 5-10 points on your overall TOEFL score for each month that you use my service. Consider the case of Sabah, who used my TOEFL service for 3 months. She improved her speaking score on the actual TOEFL iBT from 22 to 26 points and improved her writing section from 22 to 29 points.

 

Seven Steps: Why do you have seven steps to pass the TOEFL iBT? The TOEFL iBT only consists of four sections.

Even though the TOEFL consists of reading, listening, speaking, and writing sections, I added three additional steps in my course, vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar, which are important for helping you to pass the TOEFL iBT. For example, since TOEFL iBT human raters will grade your speaking tasks on your delivery as well as your grammar and language use and your topic development, I created a pronunciation section of my course to help you improve your vowel and consonant sound production, syllable division and grammatical word endings, word stress, sentence rhythm, intonation, and thought groups and blending.

 

Speaking and Writing: Can you help me reach 26 and 24 points on the speaking and writing sections of the TOEFL?

Yes, I can, and I have helped many of my online students reach these scores. The key to reaching these desired scores on the speaking and writing sections is to make sure that you complete all lessons and practice tests related to pronunciation, speaking, and writing. In addition, if I see that you have vocabulary and grammar problems, I will also recommend that you complete all of those lessons.

 

Start Date: When can I start your course? Do I have to subscribe to your course at the beginning of the month?

You can begin The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT today or anytime you want. Furthermore, no, you do not have to begin this TOEFL service at the beginning of the month. Your 30-day billing cycle starts when you subscribe to my TOEFL service. For example, if you joined my service on December 15, 2011, you will NOT be billed again until January 15, 2012. Therefore, if you only want to use my TOEFL service for one month, you should cancel your subscription (using your Pay Pal account) before January 15, 2012. If you want to use my TOEFL service for another month, do nothing and Pay Pal will automatically bill you for each month that you use my TOEFL service. A majority of my students use my TOEFL service for more than 1 month, and many will use my service for at least 3 months.

 

Subscription: When I click to make a payment, why does it say “$45.00 for each month?”

By making a payment for my TOEFL iBT service, you are creating a Pay Pal subscription, which means you are billed $45 per month as long as you are a subscriber to The 7 Step System to Pass the TOEFL iBT. Using your Pay Pal account, you can cancel your subscription any time you want, but the minimum requirement is that you use my service for 1 month. Your 30-day billing cycle starts on the day you make your first payment. For example, if you started using my TOEFL service on November 12, 2011, you will need to cancel my TOEFL service before December 12, 2011 if you do not want to get billed for an additional month.

169 Comments

  1. riri
    Sep 03, 2012 @ 20:05 pm

    Dear Mr Michel,
    I subscribed today in the 7 steps system in order to improve my speaking and writing scores, I wish that i will receive my username and password soon so i can start studying and practicing
    Thanks a lot
    riri

    Reply

    • Michael Buckhoff
      Sep 04, 2012 @ 09:55 am

      Riri,

      Nate, one of my TOEFL iBT specialists, created your account and sent you your username and password yesterday evening. Let me know if you have any problems logging in.

      Thanks,

      Michael

      Reply

  2. Ganaa
    Aug 28, 2012 @ 01:34 am

    Hello Michael,

    I am planning to take TOEFL IBT in few months. I have been practicing English everyday and looking for the teacher who can help me with my studying. Recently, i have just found out your online course and watched some demos. At the result, i have decided to join your English online course and tried to subscribe. Apparently, i had PayPal an account. But, i do not remember that i had created the account before. And, i have attempt to create new account. It does not work either.

    Anyways, is there any method to pay the bill? So, i would commence the course as soon as i transfer the bill.
    I hope you will respond me soon.

    Best wishes,
    Ganaa.

    Reply

    • Michael Buckhoff
      Aug 28, 2012 @ 13:16 pm

      Ganaa,

      Here are my comments to you:

      Thanks,

      Michael

      Reply

  3. Jungsim Yun
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    Hello thank you for replying me through Email.
    By the way, I paid double in paypal.
    How can I get a refund among one of them.. ;(?

    Reply

    • Michael Buckhoff
      Aug 24, 2012 @ 20:16 pm

      Jungsim Yun,

      I will refund one of your payments right now. Also, I will cancel one of your subscriptions so you will not double billed should you decide to use my Online TOEFL Course for more than 1 month.

      Thanks,

      Michael

      Reply

  4. Jungsim Yun
    Aug 24, 2012 @ 02:17 am

    How can I get your lessons??
    I paid..

    Reply

  5. Maggie
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 19:55 pm

    Hello, Michael

    I just subscribed your online course. Please send me the username and password. Thanks

    Maggie

    Reply

    • Michael Buckhoff
      Aug 23, 2012 @ 22:31 pm

      Maggie,

      I just sent you your username and your password so you can begin your lessons in my Online TOEFL Course. Check your spam or junk folder if you did not receive my e-mail.

      Going to bed now. Let me know if you have any problems logging in, and I will resolve those problems in the morning.

      Thanks,

      Michael

      Reply

  6. Purvi
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    Hello Michael

    I subscribed your course .I never took toefl exam before but I need reading 21,listening 18, speaking 26, writing 24 . Please could you help me to get this score and when I will get my username & password.

    I am waiting for that.

    Thanks .

    Reply

    • Michael Buckhoff
      Aug 23, 2012 @ 13:56 pm

      Purvi,

      Here are my comments to you:

      Thanks,

      Michael

      Reply

  7. Abhishek Patel
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 06:19 am

    hi michael,

    I have subscribed to the service and i needed information for log in and start the study . Can you guide me how to do it.

    Abhishek Patel

    Reply

    • Michael Buckhoff
      Jul 03, 2012 @ 13:39 pm

      Abh,

      Check your spam folder for my e-mail if you did not get it. I have subscribed you to my Online TOEFL Course so you can begin your journey to beat the TOEFL.

      Please confirm after reading this message that you DID get access to my course.

      Thanks again for joining my Online TOEFL Course.

      Michael

      Reply

  8. amira
    Jun 27, 2012 @ 01:38 am

    Dear sir i want to pay through western union only for one month 35 dollars it is ok please help i need these course only for one month

    Reply

    • Michael Buckhoff
      Jun 27, 2012 @ 13:53 pm

      Amira,

      I just answered you question by e-mail.

      Thanks,

      Michael

      Reply

  9. DONKATCHY
    Jun 19, 2012 @ 05:12 am

    Dear,

    Can I write this test without payment and how
    how do I pay

    Reply

  10. Uce Rohiman
    Jun 07, 2012 @ 16:05 pm

    Hi Michael.
    I have a question for you, my internet acces is not so good. Could I download and save your viedos?

    Reply

    • Michael Buckhoff
      Jun 08, 2012 @ 08:32 am

      Uce,

      Some of videos are downloadable but not all. Many of the practice tests you will need to complete online, so, if you do not have a good internet connection, you will not want to study TOEFL online with me.

      Thanks,

      Michael

      Reply

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