TOEIC or the Test of English for International Communications started as a standardized test to measure two (2) major academic skills in English: the Listening and Reading skills. In 2006, the TOEIC test became more comprehensive and broader in scope, thus, the other two (2) academic skills in English were introduced: the Speaking and the Writing skills. The exam is designed to reflect actual English usage in the workplace, though they do not require any knowledge of specialized business terms. Each test has a score range between 0 and 200, with test takers grouped into eight proficiency levels.
Eureka’s TOEIC review program exposes students to common terms and expressions the student needs in order to respond to actual questions. Hundreds of passages are available so that students can practice for as much as they want. The student is also required to take comprehensive computer-aided practice tests as well as lectures to familiarize him/her with common question types found in the test.
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The acronym AP stands for Advanced Placement. The AP offers college level curriculum and examinations to high school students. College Board, a group of expert educators, handles AP in the United States and Canada.
Eureka! offers review for the following Advanced Placement Exams:
Because of the inherent difficulty of AP subjects, it is recommended that the student reviews at least two months prior to the schedule of his/her exams to provide enough time to cover all the necessary topics.
Eureka's students have achieved distinction after reviewing at Eureka. One of Eureka's students, Peter Hyung of MIT, scored a "“5 in AP Calculus BC. This is the highest mark achievable in AP.
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Like the TOEFL, the International English Language Testing System or the IELTS* is another type of international standardized test that measure the English Language proficiency of individuals. It was established in 1989 and is jointly managed by University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, the British Council and IDP Education. The IELTS has two (2) versions: The Academic Version and the General Training Version.
Eureka offers review for both versions of the IELTS. The academic version is required for students who want to take their undergraduate studies while the IELTS General Training Version is a common requirement for professionals such as nurses who want to practice their professions in English-speaking countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The center offers computer-based exercises and complete practice exams to provide familiarity to those who need to achieve a certain band score either for the purpose of admission to university or for employment purposes. The listening part of the IELTS exposes the students to audio exercises complete with transcripts that are similar to those found in the actual tests.
Eureka is the only IELTS center offering one-on-one instruction to students. It also offers the most number of simulation exams to provide students with ample practice and training.
AS PER THE NUMBER OF TEST TAKERS, THE IELTS IS WORLD’S MOST POPULAR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY TEST FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AND GLOBAL MIGRATION.
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The New Generation TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language, internet-based test) evaluates an individual’s ability to understand and use English in an academic setting. This standardized test is commonly required by colleges and universities in the US for non-native speakers who wish to pursue an undergraduate course in an American university. At the same time, it is a common measure of English proficiency used by numerous business institutions, government agencies, and scholarship programs.
Eureka’s TOEFL program includes multiple simulation exams and coaching from experienced TOEFL tutors who guide the students and acquaint them with important test takings skills needed in order to increase their scores. The TOEFL simulation test given to the students accurately gauges the student’s skills in the four areas (listening, writing, speaking, and reading) tested in the TOEFL. Eureka’s predicted score represents the likely score of the student in the actual TOEFL. This predicted score is very useful especially for those who need to achieve a minimum TOEFL score as a requirement for their college admissions. More importantly, the predicted score also pinpoints specific skills and particular areas of concern that a student must improve on.
In 2011, Thomas Lee, one of Eureka’s TOEFL review students, achieved a perfect score of 120 after three months of rigorous review.
The TOEFL is considered by many as the most comprehensive ACADEMIC English test available.
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Scholastic Aptitude/Assessment Test Review (SAT I and SAT II)
The Scholastic Aptitude/Assessment Test (SAT I) and the SAT Subject Tests (SAT II) are standardized tests taken by students who wish to study in foreign universities. These tests evaluate the academic readiness and competency of students bound for American universities although the results can also be used when applying for other non-American universities such as the National University of Singapore, The University of Hong kong, and other reputable universities. Developed and published by The College Board, the SAT aims to measures English literacy in both reading and writing as well as a student’s mathematical ability.The SAT is used by many institutions as an objective measure of a student’s ability although a high score in the SAT is not the sole criterion for admission.
Eureka’s SAT review employs the principle of “learning by doing”. Carefully-crafted exercises are given to students to pinpoint areas of weakness. These areas of weakness are then addressed by tutors who provide exercises that reinforce concepts essential to understanding. Tutors act as raters to give the students a prediction of the score they are likely to get in the actual SAT. Based on the scores of hundreds past students, Eureka’s predicted score is within five (plus minus 5) percent of what students get in the actual SAT. This accuracy is the result of years of extensive exposure and experience of the tutors handling the review.
Eureka has successfully assisted hundreds of students in the Philippines to significantly improve their SAT scores. In 2013, John Lee, one of Eureka’s students registered a perfect SAT score after two months of review while Peter Hyung, gained admission to UC Berkeley after achieving an SAT score that belonged to the 98% percentile of all test takers. Erick Lim achieved an SAT score on the redesigned test higher than the average score obtained by Harvard freshmen.
It can be argued that a student’s SAT score (or ACT) is the biggest factor determining acceptance to elite universities and Ivy League universities.
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