TOEFL Prep Courses in Berkeley (California)

TOEFL Prep Courses in Berkeley

Are you a Berkeley-area student seeking the most effective and comprehensive preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)? Manhattan Review is proud to offer world-class standardized test preparation, providing you with everything you need to demonstrate your mastery of the English language as you move forward towards your personal, academic, and/or professional goals. If English is not your first language or you are not a native English speaker, you will want to take advantage of every test prep resource you can to ensure you achieve the success you deserve on this potentially life-changing exam. At Manhattan Review, we offer a variety of test prep options designed to fit every learner and every learner's schedule, including classroom-style group courses, interactive online instruction, and one-on-one private tutoring. Our respected instructors have deconstructed and analyzed every section of the TOEFL, and they are eager to guide you to test-taking success by ensuring you are familiar with the test content, as well as how to assess questions, identify and apply the most effective strategy to arrive at the correct answer, and manage your time as you work your way through the test. Our study syllabus is unparalleled in the test prep industry, allowing us to help you master the necessary information while strengthening your test-taking skills and techniques before ultimately earning yourself the high score such hard work deserves. If you hope to achieve the highest score possible on the TOEFL, look no further than the experts at Manhattan Review for all your test prep needs. 

When it comes to preparing for an important standardized test, one of the best ways to accelerate your learning is through working with a professional instructor, someone familiar with the test who also knows the most effective and efficient test-related strategies that will help you achieve your own high score. Our respected and experienced instructors are committed to your success, ensuring you are prepared and confident on the day of your exam by taking all the guesswork out of preparing for a test as important as the TOEFL. If you plan on attending an English-speaking college or university and are not a native English speaker, there's no reason to leave anything to chance or waste your already limited and valuable time attempting to piece together your own study plan. Here at Manhattan Review, we have retained the services of instructors who have extensive experience with standardized tests, but they are not only gifted test-takers…they are gifted educators with strong backgrounds in teaching and learning theory. We have given our sought-after instructors a unique preparatory method that has helped countless Berkeley-area students master the TOEFL and continue on to unprecedented individual success. Contact us today to learn more about our TOEFL prep programs and see how we can help you turn your dreams into achievable goals the same way we've helped numerous other future university students. 

The TOEFL is a standardized test designed to measure the English language abilities of non-native speakers seeking to enroll in an English-speaking university. This test is accepted worldwide by over 11,000 universities in more than 190 countries. The TOEFL consists of a group of tests, the most popular of which are the TOEFL iBT and the TOEFL Essentials. The TOEFL iBT requires 90 minutes to complete, whereas the TOEFL Essentials is more rigorous and requires three hours to complete. The TOEFL is composed of four sections—reading, listening, speaking, and writing. A score on the iBT version of the test will fall in the range of 0 to 120, while a score on the Essentials version of the test will range from 0 to 12. Many universities require proof of English language proficiency, and the most selective universities expect to see a TOEFL iBT score over 100. While every college varies in its specific requirements, the importance of a high TOEFL score cannot be overstated. In order to be competitive for the highest-ranking academic programs, it is imperative to demonstrate a strong performance on the TOEFL. 

Manhattan Review has been offering top-tier standardized test prep services since 1999, and we take great pride in pairing our clients with the most accomplished instructors in the business. By working with our tutors, you can unlock your potential and achieve the success you are capable of, using your TOEFL score to gain the attention of Admission Committee members as you apply to English-speaking colleges and universities, regardless of what you intend to major in or study. We offer Berkeley's most student-friendly, comprehensive, and results-focused resource for TOEFL preparation. Whether you enjoy learning in a classroom-style setting surrounded by your peers, require the scheduling flexibility offered by interactive online instruction, or desire a customized and personalized study plan through private tutoring, whatever your learning and test-taking needs, there's a place for you at Manhattan Review. Our patient and personable instructors are experts at simplifying complex concepts and helping you identify the most effective ways of retaining and recalling important information while using state-of-the-art test-taking strategies to achieve your highest score. When it comes to preparing for the TOEFL, there is no such thing as being too prepared, and by partnering with test prep professionals, you can relax knowing nothing will be left to chance or overlooked in the preparation process. 

For those students who are not native English speakers, the TOEFL is an important part of applying to English-speaking undergraduate programs, and the test preparation services at Manhattan Review are intentionally designed to help you master the TOEFL and demonstrate your knowledge of the complicated English language. Those students who work with our respected and experienced test prep professionals consistently go on to attend the most competitive colleges and universities, including Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Cambridge, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Oxford University, the University of Chicago, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Texas at Austin, and elsewhere.

Berkeley-area students know just how competitive the college application process has become, and if you are planning to study at a prestigious undergraduate or graduate program, you will need impressively high TOEFL scores to demonstrate your mastery of the English language and your readiness to learn in this language at the collegiate level. Where you attend college or graduate school has the potential to impact you for the rest of your life, opening doors and offering opportunities you otherwise might not have had access to, in addition to helping you establish a professional network of colleagues. Our TOEFL prep courses are offered during daytime, evening, and weekend hours, ensuring there is always a convenient meeting time that works around your current schedule and obligations. Our classes are offered in-person, as well as online, and we are proud to have created the most comprehensive and targeted resources in the test prep industry, ensuring you have a complete overview of everything you can expect to encounter on the TOEFL while also utilizing the learning strengths you already possess to help you avoid costly test-taking mistakes. Together, we can ensure you have mastered the necessary material and are ready to take your learning to the next level, earning yourself the academic success you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about the first-class TOEFL preparation available through Manhattan Review.

TOEFL In-Person Classic

28 hours in total, Class Course, In-Person

  • TOEFL Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: May 26, 2024

    End: Jul 14, 2024

    8 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

  • TOEFL Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Jun 08, 2024

    End: Jul 27, 2024

    21 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • TOEFL Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Jun 23, 2024

    End: Aug 11, 2024

    36 days left to start

  • Sundays

    03:00 PM - 06:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

  • TOEFL Classic Course

    Berkeley, California

  • Start: Jul 06, 2024

    End: Aug 24, 2024

    49 days left to start

  • Saturdays

    12:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    (Local Time)

  • $1,590.00

    $1,490.00

    Early Booker

TOEFL Private Tutoring

Hours package 12 to 48 hours, Personalized 1-on-1 Tutoring, In Person or Live Online

TOEFL Private Course

12 hours in total, Personalized 1-on-1 Course, In Person or Live Online

TOEFL Prep Course Berkeley - Photo of Student Kate

Helpful! Very thorough.
- Kate (This student took our Negotiation and Decision Making Seminar.)

Meet a Berkeley TOEFL Tutor: Gerald C.

Gerald C. was born in a small town in Tennessee and grew up with a dream of traveling the world. "Where I grew up, no one really ever leaves, but I was determined to be different," he shared. "I wanted to see as much of the world and meet as many new people as possible rather than be surrounded by people just like me for the rest of my life." As a child, Gerald liked to pretend he was a teacher and would arrange his stuffed animals in orderly rows while he educated them on the finer points of history, math, and English, "basically teaching them whatever I was learning in school," he laughs. While Gerald wasn't certain exactly how he was going to combine his love of travel with his love of teaching, he knew the first step towards achieving his dreams was to receive a high-quality education that would allow him to live and work where he pleased. "Both of my parents always stressed the importance of a college education, so I knew my professional journey would start by attending college," says Gerald. Gerald was involved in a variety of extracurricular activities during high school, including baseball and basketball, speech and debate, drama, and student government. His focus and dedication were duly rewarded when he received countless college acceptance offers, and while his family was disappointed to see him move away, they also weren't at all surprised when he decided to attend the University of California at San Diego, allowing him a chance to live in a new state that offered direct access to the beach. 

During his undergraduate study, Gerald began to work part-time as a tutor in the university's learning center, and what initially began as a way to help manage expenses allowed Gerald the opportunity to fully explore his passion for teaching and helping others. Gerald graduated with a degree in history before pursuing a master's in teaching and a TESOL certificate from the University of Southern California. After working in public schools for a few years, Gerald was offered a position with an international company focused on helping children and young adults around the world learn the English language. Gerald packed his suitcase and for the next ten years, he traveled the world, living and teaching in countries such as Bali, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka. 

After a while, Gerald decided it was time to put down roots and remain in one place for more than a year or two. He accepted a position with a private school in the Bay Area and immediately felt at home in Northern California. When a colleague told him about an opening with Manhattan Review's Berkeley office, Gerald applied and, given his impressive teaching background, he was welcomed to the team with open arms. Gerald is a naturally gifted instructor, but he works hard to stay on top of cutting-edge trends in learning, as well as the latest research on the most effective teaching strategies and methodologies. His students appreciate his extensive experience, as well as his ability to adapt whatever he is teaching to their level of knowledge. When he isn't guiding future college students to TOEFL success, Gerald can be found volunteering with elderly ESL students through a local refugee and immigration program, learning to cook with the herbs he grows on his porch garden, and watching foreign films and travel documentaries.

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