Are you feeling stressed about taking the TOEFL IBT test for the first time?



There is a solution.

Gain confidence with Sherlen’s proven method and support.



Start your TOEFL journey with:

  • an expert who has  proven success with pharmacists and dentists.
  • guidance and easy to follow assignments, lessons and resources.
  •  a group of community who will support and motivate you.

“After I got married in early 2018 and permanently moved to the US, I tried to study TOEFL by myself. Yet, I failed. I tried to study with a different tutor, I failed. I tried to follow some “recommended” speaking templates from TOEFL IBT Study Group, I still failed. I was so frustrated. I had no idea what I had done wrong so finally, in the end, I reached out to Sherlen.! I can say that without Sherlen, I would not have passed the test! She was so kind, considerate and understanding. She knew which flaws that the individual had. She evaluated them and had them fixed. I had studied with a few TOEFL teachers, she is the best one. “

-Nui, a pharmacist from Thailand

You need Sherlen’s Successful Introduction to the TOEFL iBT and Fluency School if…

… you need scores of Reading 22, Listening 21, Speaking 26, and Writing 24 or more.

… you never took the TOEFL iBT or you have scores under 19-20 in each section

… you need more help than just self-studying but you don’t know where to start

… you need clear, professional information about how to study with an expert exam coach.

…your fluency in speaking is not fast and you don’t know how to improve it.

“Thanks from the bottom of my heart Sherlen. You are a blessing to TOEFL students. Without you, I would have been stuck forever in this exam. I give you all the credit for getting this score. I followed her recommendation of including the detailed pieces of information and her shadowing method is really helpful. Shadowing technique is repeating after the professor and the students in the speaking questions with the transcripts with the audio and notice the connection between the words. And Sherlen’s most important teaching method is repeating her edited responses and her recordings.”



Step into a fluent mindset through targeted, strategic activities and intensive practice. Speaking fluently with a certain level of automaticity is a must for a speaking score of 26+ and the practice needs to start as early as possible to save time.



Reading for TOEFL iBT and Speaking Fluency Practice

Saturday, April 4th (8:AM to 11:00 AM PST- California time)

If you cannot attend this class in ZOOM digital classroom live, then you will be able to watch the video recording.

The focus of this class is to;

  • learn what to do to get a high score in reading with lecture-style classes and practice.
  • Begin identifying important vocabulary
  • Discuss effective methods to memorize new words
  • Explain your weekly Reading HW for the week.
  • Teach the importance of speaking fluency and start the practice.
  • Practice fluency activities and explain the weekly HW for Fluency in Speaking.



Listening and Speaking Fluency Practice

Saturday, April 11 ( 8:00 AM-11:00 AM  PST- California time)

If you cannot attend this class in ZOOM digital classroom live, then you will be able to watch the video recording.


The focus of this class is to:

  • Understand how to calculate your score, and what your  target should be
  • Listening activities for TOEFL IBT
  • Learn strategies for listening and taking notes.
  • Understand how to study with a weekly plan
  • Discover the ways to study vocabulary in dialogues and lectures.
  • Practice fluency activities and explain the weekly HW for Fluency in Speaking.
  • Your homework will include Listening activities from the e-course, “Delta’s Key to the TOEFL iBT and Fluency practice from “Thematic vocabulary for Task 1”.

Class 3:


Saturday, April 18th (8:00 AM-11- AM California time)

The focus of this class is to:

  • Understand the speaking criteria
  • Observe realistic Speaking questions and model responses for TOEFL iBT in 4 Speaking Tasks
  • learn about simple, actionable, powerful systems, strategies, templates, self study methods developed over a period of 5 years with hundreds of students.
  • Show you simple techniques that organize your notes and make it easier to speak at TOEFL.

Your homework will include speaking activities with a plan.

Class 4:

Writing and Speaking Fluency Practice

Saturday, April 25th (8:00 AM- 11:00 AM California time)


The focus of this class is to…

  • Understand the writing criteria
  • Observe Writing prompts and essays for TOEFL iBT ( You don’t have to write yet. It is fine for you to just watch and listen.)
  • Learn the templateS for writing.
  • Practice fluency activities and explain the weekly HW for Fluency in Speaking.

Your homework will include writing 2 essays and fluency practice.

Class 5:

Mock (Practice) Test: 

Saturday, May 2nd (8:00 AM to 12:30 PM California time)

Sherlen will personally guide you through a full-length,  TOEFL iBT test. Students will take a test in Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. Before spending $205 for this experience, it is recommended that students feel comfortable in taking a test.

After the exam, you’ll share your results for Reading and Listening, and Sherlen will give you feedback and advice on how to improve your Speaking and Writing.

After the 5th week, students can also take the ETS Practice test  and submit their scores to Sherlen.


After I get results, you choose a day and time from Sherlen’s calendar  and we can discuss the next steps.


Right Notes

To succeed at TOEFL iBT, you must have strong listening and note-taking abilities. You will have 20 days of Note-taking practice. Note-taking is also very important for Speaking and Writing Integrated task. You will have access to this resource for a month.

Task 1 Thematic Vocabulary for Task 1

An excellent resource for building fluency skills, vocabulary for Speaking Task 1 and also for Writing Task 2. You will have access to it for 2 months.


  • I’ve been working online with TOEFL students since 2014. I have over 10,000 hours of teaching experience.
  • I worked with many exam students from Brazil, Mexico, Japan, China, Egypt, Iran, Vietnam, Thailand, Cuba, and Russia. I understand how each nation’s native language interferes with the English language.
  • I’ve helped many students to get speaking 26+ and my students regularly get advanced scores (25+) in reading, listening and writing as well.
  • I am a MOM and I know how difficult it is to have family responsibilities, work and study for an exam. I will make sure not to overload you with unnecessary and ineffective assignments. I am aware of your challenges and that’s why I  created the most effective course for you.

Start your TOEFL Journey with Sherlen (Click on the option you choose)

How long will it take to get all the required scores?

In the 12 sessions outlined above, Sherlen Tanner teaches the basics of how to get the target TOEFL iBT scores in just 5 weeks. After each session, you will need to continue self-studying and practicing with the techniques that are introduced.

Many students will need further help (after learning the essentials and basics). You may need to continue with advanced group classes offered in the evenings or private lessons.

It is possible to improve your score in one month. I’ve had students who achieved their desired scores in a short period of time. They came to me with: 

1) A clear, American-sounding accent

(2) Good listening skills

(3) Strong grammar.

If you have these elements, you can expect that with 12 hours of online lessons with me and the HW, you will get the scores you need. Those students also had strong Reading, Listening and Writing skills. They were just not familiar with the exam strategies.

The improvement is based on four factors:

-the current level of your English

-your target TOEFL score, and what your level of English needs to be to get that score

-how much time you have to devote to English every day

-the speed at which you learn, remember, and correctly use new information


There are many factors that influence your progress, which are beyond any teacher’s ability to control. Your memory, energy, motivation, and belief in yourself all impact how quickly you make progress. Your stress level during the test will also play a role in achieving the required scores.


Please email if you have any questions.