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Für meine Vorbereitung auf die IELTS-Prüfung blieben mir nur drei Monate. Dank Tim wurde das Unmögliche möglich: Er konnte mir sehr genau zeigen, was wo verlangt wird, schätzte mein Niveau zu Beginn richtig ein und förderte mich dementsprechend, sodass ich das benötigte Resultat sogar bereits nach zwei Monaten erreichte. Tim ist ein professioneller und gleichzeitig humorvoller Lehrer, der es geschafft hat, mir Mut zu machen und mir auch die Bereiche näherzubringen, welche mir zu Beginn widerstrebten und von denen ich glaubte, das nicht zu schaffen. Vielen, vielen Dank! Ich kann jedem empfehlen, mit PREMIUM zu lernen.
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Tim Cronin hat uns ein gutes Jahr zur Proficiency Prüfung vorbereitet. Die Lektionen waren sehr zielgerichtet und haben sich hauptsächlich an den Richtwerten des Proficiencys orientiert. Inhalt der Lektionen waren Strategien zur Bewältigung der einzelnen Aufgaben, die Vergrösserung des Wortschatzes und das Kennenlernen der grammatischen Feinheiten. Die Writings haben wir jeweils zu Hause geschrieben und Tim hat sie in der nächsten Lektion korrigiert retourniert. Trotz des intensiven Unterrichts, hat Tim den Prüfungsstoff stets mit viel Humor vermittelt. Er ist sehr kompetent und geht auf unsere Fragen und Anliegen ein. Wünsche betreffend des Unterrichts nimmt er gerne entgegen und setzt diese auch um. Thanks to Tim, we all passed the proficiency exam!

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Tim s intensive training enormously improved my English skills and helped me prepare for the IELTS like I would never have been capable of, solely with the practice tests of the exam books. He helped me focus on the difficulties of the test, spot trick questions, improve my speed where it was necessary, and reassured me before taking the actual test. The 6 weeks of studying with PREMIUM support were a complete success and the 7.5 overall definitely more than what I hoped for ; ) thanks again !
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Ich hoffe, dass es dir gut geht?! Ich wollte dich nur kurz mein IELTS-Ergebnis wissen lassen: 8.5 in “Reading”, 8 in “Listening”, 7.5 in “Speaking”, 7 in “Writing” und folglich eine Durchschnittsnote von 8. Ich bin sehr glücklich mit diesem Resultat und möchte dir ganz herzlich für deine Unterstützung danken. Ich genoss jede unserer Unterrichtsstunden, lernte dabei sehr viel und schätzte deine Hilfe enorm – vielen Dank!

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Tim supported me a lot with my preparation for my IELTS exam. I really appreciated that he was flexible with the lessons concerning time and content. What helped me as well, was, that I could send him as many text as I wanted and he gave me a useful feedback in no time. Thanks to him, I even excelled my expectations.

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PREMIUM me preparó para el examen IELTS (7.5/9). Sin ir más lejos, me preparó para mi futuro. Hoy en día estudio en Inglés sin ningún problema.
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J’aimerais te remercier de ton aide qui m’a permit de passer TOEFL bien mieux de ce que j’ai pensé! Je suis absolument sûr que sans ce travail avec toi je ne pourrais pas obtenir des resultats si bon: sur 120 points j’ai eu 90, dont 23/30 pour reading (high score!), 20/30 pour listening (tout juste j’aurai eu aussi high), 23/30 pour speaking et 24/30 pour writing ce qui m’a donné la note la plut haute aussi. J’ai énormèment apprecié comment efficacement tu m’as appris à écrire des essays: ca a marché! Et aussi comment me debrouiller quand je dois parler en utilisant de bon expressions. En tout cas, si je dois repasser cet examen une autre fois dans ma vie, je ne vais pas heister de reprendre des leccons avec toi. Merci encore! Et je vais certainement conseiller aux autres étudiants de prendre contact avec toi.

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The PREMIUM 1 to 1 Training was a great preparation for the IELTS. The course was extremly helpful and prepared me perfectly for the test. I received many important tips and most importantly it gave me a good and secure feeling because I knew what to expect. I would recommend this preparation programme to anyone with high ambitions.
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Hi All, the IELTS results are available and I got – Listening 8.5 Reading 8.5 Writing 6.5 Speaking 7.0 all from a maximum of 9. I`m thrilled with it . I only needed 6.5 but got a 7.5 overall. I`m so happy… my thanks to PREMIUM!
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Lieber Tim, für deinen Einsatz danke ich dir ganz herzlich. Die Stunden bei dir waren immer sehr kurzweilig. Du warst mir eine große Hilfe bei der Vorbereitung zu meinem “IELTS”-Test. Ich bin dir sehr dankbar, dass du auch über die Unterrichtszeit hinaus für mich da warst. Alles Gute für dich und deine Pläne wünscht dir von Herzen der Wunsch-Canadier Gabriel G.

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I attended the course without much knowledge about the IELTS-exams itself and idea how to prepare for the IELTS. Therefore, Tim helped me remarkably. During the course I improved my vocabulary which was on the one hand very important for writing skills on the other hand for speaking part. At the same time my level on English raised noticeably within a few months. Tim prepared us accurately and helped out our weak-points directly and immediately. The most appreciative was I could send as many writings as I managed to do and Tim corrected within a few hours to days with the most useful feedback! Besides this, Tim is very spontaneous, motivated, innovative and also flexible with time and dates. I always enjoyed going to the course which I do miss now! Thank you Tim again for your effort and support! You even excelled my expectations!

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Ich musste meinen IELTS (Academic) für mein englischsprachiges Studium mit Level 7 bestehen. Mit Tim habe ich den perfekten Lehrer gefunden, um mein Ziel zu erreichen. Er hat meine Schwächen sofort erkannt und an denen haben wir dann zusammen gearbeitet. Ich hatte immer Hausaufgaben erhalten, weshalb mich das immer auf Trab gehalten hat. Tim hat mir auch immer das Gefühl gegeben, dass ich den Test bestehen werde, weshalb ich auch sorgenfrei lernen konnte. Ich kann PREMIUM nur wärmstens empfehlen!
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I really enjoyed the English lessons with Tim. The lessons were very well organised with regard to my learning needs. I could feel that Tim has huge teaching experience and know what matters in IELTS preparation. Tim quickly identified my weaknesses and adapted his lessons accordingly so that I could improve my confidence and level of English within a couple of weeks. With an overall IELTS band score of 7.5, I now meet the entrance requirements for postgraduate programs in the UK. Many thanks PREMIUM!
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PREMIUM came straight to the point of my weaknesses and found a clear way to work on them. I improved a lot. I appreciate Tim s humorous nature and can recommend him and his company as an excellent to anyone who needs or wants to improve their English.
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PREMIUM helped me to pass the TOEFL and the IELTS test to get accepted at Santa Barbara University in the United States. Their target-oriented preparation and expert knowledge helped me to make a huge progress in little time. Thank you for everything!
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My top score IELTS results speak for themselves: Tim knows exactly what it takes for a successful exam preparation! He gave me all the useful and important hints on each part of the test and helped me improve my language skills within a short period of time. I really enjoyed Tim s great sense of humour, he was very encouraging. In every lesson we worked efficiently and I would go home feeling motivated and confident that I am on target for the exam. I would definitely recommend PREMIUM – Tim s support was simply invaluable!
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Yey Tim, we can throw the paper away 🙂 no more writing in Switzerland for me!! I had a 6.5 in writing! ? YEY THANKS SO MUCH!! TOTAL 6.5 Listening 7 (could have done better!) Reading 6 (Man was I lucky uff!! :-)) Speaking (surprise, surprise, I thought I did really well?? Only 6.5. Strange, hehe!) I
Anyway!! Thanks so much!! I am flying to Australia 30th of October already. I can even do a Master`s in Commerce with Sports Management. So it`s all working out for me now and I see what I am doing it for. After long time waiting, finally!
Wish you all the best.

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In just one week preparation time Tim Cronin helped me to pass the IELTS test with 6.5. He is not just a very good teacher with a lot of patience. Tim is more like a coach or supporter who knows exactly what his customers want and delivers. Great service!

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I thought the training was very effective. Normally, for IELTS parts writing and speaking there is no immediate feedback, so it is good to have somebody with insight into the topic. I thought the training was very competent and it gave me very useful hints which cannot be found in a book. Thus I know what to look for in the IELTS and develop a strategy to master it successfully.

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I cannot explain how happy I was to receive an IELTS-Score 8 in September 2013 (Listening 9, Reading 8, Writing 7.5, Speaking 7.5) which was far beyond the targeted 7 after roughly 24 lectures with you over 3 months. Regarding the fact that I have never been abroad for a longer time as well as learnt English last at school which is 9 years ago, I am so grateful having improved my speaking and writing English skills so much. Moreover, the translation services you provided were rapid and immaculate. Hence, thank you and good luck!