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Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00

Acing the TOEFL the Eurekan Way

TOEFL

Acing the TOEFL the Eurekan Way

byTeacher Eve

Students have been inundated with a lot of tests they have to take for a variety of reasons but primarily to fulfil a prerequisite for study visa applications.  Eureka Tutorials would like to give you the best advice so you would not look at this test as being rammed through your throat but instead take it in stride and attain the best score you can get to qualify for a slot in the school of your dreams.

            Let’s start with the most essential thing any student taking a TOEFL test should know.  What exactly is this test all about?  Toefl test is an internet based English Proficiency examination taken by non-native English speakers as a requirement for student visa applications. The actual test consists of four sections: reading, speaking, listening, writing.  The perfect score for each section is 30 so the perfect total score is 120.  Candidates for the TOEFL test have a required score to get depending on the school they are applying.  Not to worry because we are here to guarantee that you get the score of your dreams.  For your dream to come into fruition, Eureka Tutorials will guide you every step of the way should you opt to use our program which will hone your skills in each section.

            Next, thing to do is to build up your vocabulary.  Many students find reading the toughest to hurdle among all the other sections.  But wait, increasing you vocabulary is not only helpful in the reading task but also helpful in the writing, listening, and speaking sections. A good cache of words will help you create a logical and effective essay that can elevate your score to the max.  You can also give a highly intelligible answer in the speaking part using advance vocabulary with the highest degree of accuracy.  Last but not the least is your listening part in which you will be able to decipher the words and complex sentence structures used in lectures and the reading text of this section to be able to answer the questions thoroughly.

            Then, you have to enhance your listening skills by practicing your note taking skills. Eureka will guide you in how to maximize your note taking skills by picking out the essential phrases and important details from the passages and organizing them into a very comprehensible layout so you will be able to give accurate responses to the listening questions.       

            Moreover, rest assured that evaluators will not require you to have an American accent. What they are after is how well you understand the task at hand and how clear you speak. We will help you practice your pronunciation so you will be able to enunciate the words and speak comprehensibly.

            Finally, we will help you work on your grammar. This is a crucial part in the speaking and writing sections of the TOEFL test.  Many errors have been made regarding subject verb agreements and verb tenses.  We do not wish our students to compromise their responses in their essays and speaking.  We will surely help them develop an advanced and highly accurate responsefor these sections. 

            The Eureka Tutorials Toefl Program is an important factor to your success. We will provide you with competent content review, several drills in each section, full length practice tests plus bonus strategies for the test day. What are you waiting for? Hurry and sign up! No matter how trite these expressions are “Time is gold” and “Practice makes perfect “, you can never go wrong. See you soon!

Monday, 20 March 2017 00:00

Eureka SAT Program

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EUREKA SAT PROGRAM

byTeacher Eve

Every year, a multitude of college bound students worldwide take the SAT and virtually every school or college accepts SAT as a form of entrance examination. Most of those schools require SAT for admission. Just a few months ago, a new and redesigned SAT has been implemented. This confused many students and parents as to what kind of changes were adopted.  But let me allay your fears since these changes did not deviate far from the original format with the exception of four which I will be expounding on later. Eureka SAT program has been adjusted to include the revisions and our instructors have meticulously prepared our own redesigned program to prep our students to the new format.   Therefore, dispel your trepidation and we’ll help you workon improving your performance on the test since the schools will still expect you to score well on the SAT in comparison with other test takers. 

Let’s step back awhile and go back to those four major revisions I mentioned earlier.  

Number one on the list is the Writing Section which is renamed to Writing and Language Section.  It is scored on an 800 point scale which covers grammar and English sentence construction as well as the “Essay Section” which is a short writing assessment.  It is combined with the Reading section for a total of 800 points.  Instead of individual questions, all questions are now based on a passage  A passage or a question may be accompanied by graphics such as a table or graph that you will consider as you edit or do revisions. Greater emphasis is now placed on logic and expression of ideas, high level writing skills and punctuation rules.

Next is the length.  The writing section and extended Reading and Math sections of the SAT make the test longer as a whole.  This is why practice testing is very important in SAT preparation.  The best way to prepare for this section is to practice answering the exercises under the timing conditions.

Then, they revised the SAT math and made it harder and included topics from Algebra II and a bit more geometry.  The change, though, very minor and would unlikely affect majority of the students taking the test. But still, you should be familiar with topics up to Algebra including simplification, factoring, and solving for roots of quadratics.

Finally, one major change from the SAT Critical Reading section is the removal of analogies.   These were questions that tested you both on your knowledge of vocabulary and your ability to logically compare the meaning of the words.  The main complaint before about analogies is that it cannot be utilized in “real life”, notwithstanding the fact that they were biased towards certain socio-economic groups.  These analogies were then replaced with sentence completion questions.  These sentence completion questions measure the student’s knowledge of vocabulary in context, which is considered more appropriate and indicative of a student’s knowledge.

With all these revisions clarified, let us cast them aside for a while and talk about the best time to take SAT. We all know that the college admission process is a long one, covering most of a student’s high school career. When is the appropriate time to take the SAT?  It’s always a good idea to begin early but we have to take into consideration other major and essential factors such as personal schedule, submission deadlines, and your subjects in school. Let me address each concern in a more elaborate way.

First, take into account deadlines for college admission and scholarships.  You should prepare for your SAT a year before your first important deadline and see to it that you take the SAT test two times. For most students, regular decision application deadlines are in January and February of their senior year, which means they should take their last SAT test by December of their senior year. Now, if you’re applying in the early admissions cycle around November of senior year, your last test date will be the October SAT. This means, begin to prepare for the SAT in junior year.

Next, the math section heavily features algebra and geometry so your knowledge foundation on these subjects matters a lot.  As for the reading and writing English sections, your exposure to basic concepts of English and grammar is s good foundation to answer the SAT questions.  Now, this doesn’t mean that just because you had Algebra II and English classes, you’ll ace the test.  The test questions are way different from the questions you have encountered in school.  It is essential that you familiarize yourself with the special types of questions and with the format of the test.  But having this content foundation will make you improve a lot faster.

Then, let me remind you that it’s best to take SAT when you do not have a lot of activities going on.  Many seniors are up to their necks with schoolwork, extracurricular, social life and test prep.  It is best to schedule for a test date on either side of a busy period so you have more time in your schedule to prep and have less stress and anxiety. 

Lastly, try your best to study at least 40 hours for the SAT or more, say 80, 120 hours, and way beyond these ranges, depending on your English and Math proficiency, and you will definitely be rewarded with higher test scores. Some students have already taken the test several times, but unfortunately, do not have enough time to prep for the next.  They are unlikely to see a big improvement on their score.

If you can guarantee yourself that you can dedicate a focused study time to test prep, then your chances of getting a good score will definitely pan out. 

Now that you are aware of the major revisions in the test format and now that you know the most suitable time to schedule your SAT test, let me guide you to Eureka’s SAT program which gives you the most comprehensive practice exercises you need to attain that dream score of yours. We have prepared a diagnostic test to gauge the kind of program that will best fit your need.  The whole program is customized to address the concerns of our clients and to give him the confidence he needs on the actual test date. 

Our roster of students who have made it to various prestigious universities in Asia and North America has proven the effectiveness of Eureka’s SAT program. If you care about your future, now is the time to sign up.  Taking the SAT and acing it will definitely show your strength to others.Getting high on your SAT will surely reflect well on you. Do it right, do it the Eurekan way!

How to Choose the Best Tutoring Center in the Philippines

Eureka believes that tutorials are for everyone. While some students do seek tutorials because of “need”, even students who are already doing well in school can benefit from tutorials. There are several factors that contribute to a student’s inability to understand lessons inside the classroom or for a student not to perform well in spite of obvious intellectual capabilities. Eureka's Tutorial Programs are meant to pinpoint those “cracks” in a school’s system by individualized programs that are tailored to specifically address concerns that are difficult, even impossible, to address in a classroom setting.

In this article we shall help you choose the best tutoring or review center for you or for your loved ones.

1. Emphasis on Critical Reading

Reading is the foundation of knowledge. One of the goals of a tutoring center, claiming to be the best is to develop the students’ critical thinking through practice. Students should be routinely asked to read hundreds of carefully selected passages that stimulate curiosity, enhance vocabulary, and promote critical thinking.

2. Advanced Tutorials

The best tutoring centers should be equipped to handle difficult programs such as the IB, AP, and the IGCSE.  Tutors in this class! are professionally trained to handle all major subjects included in the K-12 system.

3. Value for money

Of course value for money is very important. The best tutoring centers should keep a reasonable and competitive price for its students. 

4. Passion and Availability

The best tutoring centers should be composed of passionate teachers, teachers that are FULL-TIME professional tutors with at least 5 years of tutoring experience. All these teachers should be continuously trained and should attend teaching workshops/seminars in order to update their knowledge of the subject/s that they teach.

5. Teacher Training and Credentials

The teachers who are licensed and experts in teaching their specific fields are more effective than those who are not licensed and are new in the field. The best tutoring centers assures that its teachers are licensed or experienced and experts in their specific fields. 

6. Teaching Knowledge

Teachers are sure to be very effective because of the solid background in the subject areas that they teach as measured by a college major or minor in the field. Aside from that, the Center also should give great consideration to the teacher’s verbal ability. 

7. Teaching Experience

Years of experience in teaching suggests mastery of the subject matter. Teaching experience produces higher student results. Studies further suggest that the effect of inexperienced teaching can be a significant obstacle to student achievement. 

8. Overall Academic Ability

The teachers from the best tutoring centers should have a series of pre-employment examinations and trainings before getting hired. Aside from those, the best Centers also screen the teachers’ qualifications through their academic standing in college, years of experience in teaching, and expertise in the subject matter that they are going to teach. This part of the screening process is a given importance for the Centers' that believes that the teachers with stronger academic skills perform better.

Finally, we hope that this article, how to choose the best tutoring center has helped you.

This article is only a guide to help you find what you are looking for. The characteristics, attributes, features and qualifications stated in this article are based on our years of experience, years of proven techniques and strategies.

WE encourage you to read more about us at http://eurekacentre.com/best-review-center-in-the-philippines

The TOEFL short for (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is considered by many as the most comprehensive ACADEMIC English test available. It 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.

 According to ETS, TOEFL is a trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) for more information please visit trademarks owned by ETS.(link:), the TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language test in the world. It is recognized by more than 9,000 colleges, universities and agencies in more than 130 countries, including Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the United States.

WE checked the minimum scores required in order to be accepted in universities in the United States. For stanford university, the minimum TOEFL score required in order to be considered for admission is in three (3) types of test. The minimum scores required are 250 for the computer-based test, 600 for the paper-based test and 100 for the internet-based test. For more information please see this link. For MIT or Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the minimum required scores are 500 for Paper Based Test (PBT) and 90 for Internet Based Test (iBT). They also have a recommended score which is 600+ and 100+ respectively. According to them the minimums are in place to ensure the level of English proficiency. Technically, MIT offers no English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, and English is the language of MIT. For more information please see this link. To PROVE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY, Harvard University has Two (2) requirements. First for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic test, the minimum score is 7.0. Second, the Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic, minimum score of 68 and finally The Internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum score is 100. For them, scores cannot be older than two years and must be sent directly from the testing service. For more information click this link.

 We have completed a list for your reference. Note that the minimum scores may change without prior notice. For more accurate and specific details, especially on the minimum scores, you may click on the links provided. The Scores above the minimum are of course required and will increase your chance of being admitted into your preferred university, while scores below the minimum will most likely deny your admittance.

University

TOEFL Paper

TOEFL iBT

Link

Notes

Adelphi University

550

80

Link

 

American University

600

100

Link

 

Andrews University

550

No

Link

 

Arizona State University

500

61

Link

Schools of Engineering require 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based).

Auburn University

550

79

Link

 

Azusa Pacific University

587

94

Link

 

Ball State University

550

79

Link

 

Barry University

550

79

Link

 

Baylor University

540

76

Link

 

Biola University

???

79

Link

 

Boston College

600

100

Link

 

Boston University

500-600

95

Link

 

Bowling Green State University

520

61

Link

 

Brandeis University

600

100

Link

 

Brigham Young University–Provo

580

85

Link

 

Brown University

600

100

Link

 

California Institute of Technology

600

No

Link

 

Carnegie Mellon University

600

100

Link

 

Case Western Reserve University

550

80

Link

 

Catholic University of America

550

80

Link

 

Central Michigan University

550

79

Link

 

Clark Atlanta University

500

No

Link

 

Clarkson University

550

80

Link

 

Clark University

550

80

Link

 

Clemson University

550

79-80

Link

 

Cleveland State University

525

65

Link

 

College of William and Mary

580-600

93-100

Link

 

Colorado School of Mines

550

79

Link

 

Colorado State University

450-525

45-71

Link

Lower scores within the listed ranges are considered for conditional admission

Columbia University

600

100

Link

International students who have earned a bachelor’s degree after at least (2) years of study from a U.S. institution or from an institution in an English-speaking country are not required to take the TOEFL or IELTS.

Cornell University

600

100

Link

Will waive the TOEFL and/or IELTS requirement for international students who have studied for at least 4 years in the United States

Dartmouth College

600 +

No

Link

 

DePaul University

550

80

Link

 

Drexel University

550-600

80-100

Link

Lower scores within the listed ranges are considered for conditional admission

Duke University

600

100

Link

 

Duquesne University

No

80-100

Link

 

East Carolina University

550

80

Link

 

East Tennessee State University

500

61

Link

 

Emory University

600

79-80

Link

 

Florida A&M University

550

80

Link

 

Florida Atlantic University

550

80

Link

 

Florida Institute of Technology

550

79

Link

 

Florida International University

500

80

Link

 

Florida State University

550

80

Link

 

Fordham University

575

90

Link

 

George Fox University

No

80

Link

Students who have not taken the TOEFL or IELTS, or whose score is below the admission standards, are eligible for enrollment in our English Language Institute.

George Mason University

575-600

88-100

Link

 

Georgetown University

600

100

Link

 

George Washington University

550

80

Link

Higher minimums are required by some schools and programs; check the appropriate school guidelines section for details.

Georgia Institute of Technology

550

79

Link

Some academic programs require higher scores-see the program(s) of choice in the degree program listing found at www.gradadmiss.gatech.edu to determine the minimum scores required by each program.

Georgia Southern University

550

80

Link

 

Georgia State University

550

79-80

Link

 

Golden Gate University

475-525

53-71

Link

Lower Score ranges are for admission into for provisional admission through the PLUS Program (Preparation in Language and University Skills)

Harvard University

600

100

Link

 

Hofstra University

550+

80

Link

Only students who are applying to the Frank G. Zarb School of Business may submit either IELTS or TOEFL scores

Howard University

No

No

Link

 

Idaho State University

500-550

61-80

Link

Ranges are for undergraduate/graduate requirements

Illinois Institute of Technology

550

80

Link

 

Illinois State University

550

79

Link

 

Immaculata University

550

79

Link

 

Indiana State University

500*

61***

Link

*550 Business Majors **213 Business Majors ***80 Business Majors

Indiana University–Bloomington

Not indicated

Not indicated

Link

The website only indicates that TOEFL is required

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

540-570

76

Link

Range variations are indicated for specific programs of study.

Indiana University-Purdue University–Indianapolis

No

Undergraduate: 61

Graduate: 79

Link

 

Iowa State University

530

71

Link

*No section scores below 5.5

Jackson State University

525

No

Links

 

Johns Hopkins University

600

100

Link

 

Kansas State University

550

79

Link

Some programs require a TOEFL score higher than the Graduate School minimum.

Kent State University

525

No

Link

 

Lehigh University

Undergraduate: 570

Graduate: 550

No

Link

 

Long Island University–C.W. Post Campus

527

71

Link

 

Louisiana State University–Baton Rouge

550

79

Link

 

Louisiana Tech Univ.

550

80

Link

 

Loyola University Chicago

550

79-80

Link

 

Marquette University

No

80

Link

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

577 (rec 600+)

90 (rec 100+)

Link

 

Miami University–Oxford

533

72

Link

 

Michigan State University

550*

79**

Link

*No section below 52 **No section below 17

Michigan Technological University

550

79

Link

If you score below the minimum required but above 450PBT/52iBT TOEFL or 5.0 IELTS, you will be considered for our 4 – 12 month ESL program and ESL (conditional) admission to Michigan Tech.

Mississippi State University

525

71

Link

 

Missouri University of Science & Technology

550

79

Link

 

Montana State University

550-580

80-93

Link

 

Morgan State University

550

No

Link

 

New Jersey Institute of Technology

550

79

Link

 

New Mexico State University

Undergraduate: 500

Graduate: 530

Undergraduate:61

Graduate: 71

Link

 

New School

600

100

Link

 

New York University

490-550

No

Link

If you scored below 550/213(CBT) on your TOEFL you may elect to enroll in NYU-Poly’s English as a Second Language (ESL) program to improve your English skills.

North Carolina A&T State University

550

No

Link

 

North Carolina State University–Raleigh

No

80

Link

 

North Dakota State University

550-600

79-100

Link

Depends on program of study

Northeastern University

550

79-80

Link

 

Northern Arizona University

550

80

Link

Some programs require a higher score

Northern Illinois University

550

80

Link

 

Northwestern University

No

111

Link

Not required to submit a TOEFL score if their score on the Critical Reading section of the SAT Reasoning Test is above 600.

Nova Southeastern University

550

79

Link

 

Oakland University

550

79

Link

 

Ohio State University–Columbus

527

71

Link

 

Ohio University

550

80

Link

*Required on all sections

Oklahoma State University

550

79

Link

 

Old Dominion University

550

79-80

Link

 

Oral Roberts University

550

No

Link

 

Oregon State University

475

53

Link

Listed for Conditional Admission

Pace University

Undergraduate: 570

Graduate: 577

Undergraduate: 88/89

Graduate: 90

Link

 

Pacific University

475

53

   

Pennsylvania State University–University Park

550

90

Link

 

Pepperdine University

550

80

Link

 

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

600

100

Link

 

Portland State University

550

68*

Link

*18 Reading

18 Listening

16 Speaking

16 Writing

Princeton University

No

Average score of submitted students is 108

Link

The Graduate School prefers scores from the iBT TOEFL. Due to the nature of the graduate admission process, the Graduate School has not set a recommended minimum score on the iBT TOEFL.

Purdue University–West Lafayette

550

77*

Link

*Writing 18

Speaking 18

Listening 14

Reading 19

Note that in addition to required minimum scores for writing, speaking, listening, and reading, the Graduate School also requires a minimum overall score that is higher than the minimums for the four area tests combined.

Regent University

No

90

Link

Students interested in the School of Law will have a higher TOEFL® requirement

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

570

88

Link

 

Rice University

600

90

Link

 

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–Newark

550

83*

Link

*Writing 22

Speaking 23

Reading 21

Listening 17

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey–New Brunswick

550

83*

Link

*Writing 22

Speaking 23

Reading 21

Listening 17

Samford University

550

80

Link

Please be aware that graduate requirements may vary depending on the program. Please contact the specific program to verify minimum acceptable scores for that particular graduate program.

San Diego State University

550

80

Link

 

Seton Hall University

550

79

Link

 

South Carolina State University

500

61

Link

 

South Dakota State University

500

No

Link

 

Southern Illinois University–Carbondale

500

80

Link

Departments requiring higher than 550 TOEFL’s:

Anthropology = 600

Applied Lings/TESOL = 570

Engineering Science = 600

History = 600

Plant Biology = 600

Political Science = 600

Speech = 600

Mass Comm & Media Arts = 600

Southern Methodist University

600

100

Link

 

Spalding University

No Info Available

No Info Available

Link

 

Stanford University

600

100

Link

 

Stevens Institute of Technology

500

61

Link

The Department of Computer Science and School of Technology Management require a nominal, minimum TOEFL score of 550 (Paper Based Test), 213 (Computer Based Test) or 79 (Internet Based Test)

St. John’s University

600

100

Link

the following minimum scores are required

5 TWE (Test of Written English) component

26 Reading and listening subsections

22 Writing subsection of the IBT (internet-based test)

St. Louis University

550

80

Link

 

St. Mary’s University of Minnesota

No

79

Link

TOEFL is not required if the applicant has a Bachelor’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited U.S. college or University, or has successfully completed the appropriate graduate preparatory English Language Academy coursework as determined through the ELA placement exams including courses ELA400 and ELA401, with a grade of B or higher.

SUNY–Binghamton

550

80

Link

*Minimum score of 6 on each section.

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

550

79*

Link

*Graduate Admission: Minimum score of 80 **Minimum of 5 on Writing section.

SUNY–Stony Brook

550

80

Link

 

Syracuse University

550*

80**

Link

*600 if applying to the Newhouse School of Public Communications **100 if applying to the Newhouse School of Public Communications ***Applicants to the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications should achieve a score of at least 7.0

Temple University

550

79

Link

 

Tennessee State University

500

No

Link

 

Texas A&M University–College Station

600

100

Link

 

Texas A&M University–Commerce

500

No

Link

 

Texas A&M University–Kingsville

550

79

Link

 

Texas Christian University

550

80

Link

 

Texas Tech University

550

79s

Link

The TOEFL/IELTS requirement may also be waived if the student has attended a U.S. high school or college for at least two years or if the student is a citizen in a country where English is the native language.

Texas Woman’s University

550

79

Link

 

Trevecca Nazarene University

500

61

Link

 

Trinity International University

No

92

Link

 

Tufts University

nil

100

Link

 

Tulane University

nil

84*

Link

*Reading 21

listening 18

speaking 23

writing 22

Union Institute and University

550

80

Link

 

University at Albany–SUNY

550

79

Link

 

University at Buffalo–SUNY

550

79

Link

*Minimum score of 6 on each section.

University of Akron

No

61

Link

 

University of Alabama

500

61

Link

 

University of Alabama–Birmingham

500

61

Link

**Minimum score of 5 on each section.

University of Alabama–Huntsville

500

62*

Link

*Reading 15

Listening 16

Speaking 18

Writing 13 **Minimum score of 5 on each section.

University of Alaska–Fairbanks

550

79

Link

 

University of Arizona

Undergraduate: 500

Graduate: 550

Undergraduate: 61

Graduate: 80

Link

 

University of Arkansas

550

79

Link

 

University of Arkansas–Little Rock

525

71

Link

 

University of Bridgeport

550

No

Link

 

University of California–Berkeley

570

68

Link

 

University of California–Davis

550

68

Link

 

University of California–Irvine

550

80

Link

 

University of California–Los Angeles

560

87*

Link

*Writing: 25

Speaking: 24

Reading: 21

Listening: 17

University of California–Riverside

530

59

Link

 

University of California–San Diego

550

80

Link

 

University of California–Santa Barbara

550

80

Link

 

University of California–Santa Cruz

550

83

Link

 

University of Central Florida

No

80

Link

 

University of Chicago

No

No

Link

*4 sub scores of minimum of 26 each

University of Cincinnati

520

68

Link

 

University of Colorado–Boulder

520-600*

68-114*

Link

*Range depends on Field of Study

University of Colorado–Denver

525

71

Link

 

University of Connecticut

550

79

Link

 

University of Dayton

550

80

Link

 

University of Delaware

570

90

Link

 

University of Denver

550

80

Link

 

University of Florida

550

80

Link

 

University of Georgia

550

80

Link

 

University of Hartford

550

79*

Link

*No subscore below 15

University of Hawaii–Manoa

500

61

Link

 

University of Houston

550

79

Link

 

University of Idaho

550

No

Link

 

University of Illinois–Chicago

550

80*

Link

*writing 21

*speaking 20

*listening 17

*reading 19 **listening 6

**writing 6

**reading 6

**speaking 6

University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign

550

79

Link

Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Media require minimum scores of 100 ibt, 250 cbt, or 600 pbt.

University of Iowa

550

81

Link

*No section score less than 6.0

University of Kansas

All part scores at least 53

Reading, Listening, and Writing part scores at least 20*

Link

* The iBT speaking score is not required for admission, but GTA applicants must have a minimum iBT speaking score of 24 or a TSE score of 50 to hold a GTA appointment. **No section score below 5.5

University of Kentucky

527

71

Link

 

University of La Verne

550

79

Link

 

University of Louisiana–Lafayette

550

81

Link

 

University of Louisville

550

79

Link

 

University of Maine

530

71

Link

 

University of Maryland–Baltimore County

550

80

Link

 

University of Maryland–College Park

575

100

Link

 

University of Massachusetts–Amherst

No

80

Link

Achieving these scores does not guarantee admission

University of Massachusetts–Boston

550

79-80

Link

Achieving these scores does not guarantee admission

University of Massachusetts–Lowell

525

69

Link

*No section less than 5.0

University of Memphis

550

No

Link

Some units require a higher TOEFL score

University of Miami

550

80

Link

 

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor

570-610*

88-106***

Link

*Section scores of at least 5. **section scores of at least 23. ***section scores of at least 23 in listening, speaking, and reading, at least 21 in writing. Some programs require scores in the higher portions of these ranges

University of Minnesota–Twin Cities

550

79

Link

 

University of Mississippi

550

79-80

Link

Some departments require higher results

University of Missouri

500

61

Link

Iindividual programs of study may require significantly higher scores for acceptance

University of Missouri–Kansas City

550

79

Link

 

University of Missouri–St. Louis

500

61

Link

 

University of Montana

580

92

Link

 

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

523

70*

Link

*Minimum of 20 on Writing section **Minimum of 5.5 or Writing section

University of Nevada–Las Vegas

500

61

Link

Hotel Administration requires 525/193/73

University of Nevada–Reno

600+

100

Link

 

University of New Hampshire

550

80

Link

 

University of New Mexico

520

68

Link

 

University of New Orleans

525

71

Link

Graduate Student requirements are higher

University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

550 minimum of 50 in each section

79

Link

 

University of North Carolina–Charlotte

507

64

Link

 

University of North Carolina–Greensboro

550

79

Link

 

University of North Dakota

525

71

Link

Graduate Student requirements are higher

University of Northern Colorado

520

70

Link

 

University of North Texas

550

79

Link

 

University of Notre Dame

No

80*

Link

*Minimum of 23 on the Speaking

University of Oklahoma

550

79-80

Link

 

University of Oregon

527

71*

Link

*Minimum score of 15 on each section

University of Pennsylvania

550*

80**

Link

* Min is 550 but “tend to admit” 600+ ** Min is 80 but “tend to admit” 100+

University of Pittsburgh

550

80

Link

 

University of Rhode Island

550

79

Link

 

University of Rochester

600

100*

Link

*Writing: 25

Speaking: 24

Reading: 26

Listening: 25

University of San Diego

550

80

Link

 

University of San Francisco

550

80

Link

 

University of South Carolina–Columbia

570

80

Link

Some programs have set higher standards

University of South Dakota

550

79

Link

 

University of South Florida

550

79

Link

 

University of St. Thomas

No

80*

Link

*Minimum score of 20 on the Writing and 20 on the Speaking sections

University of Tennessee

550

80*

Link

*Minimum score of 20 on each section of test

University of Texas–Arlington

550

213

Link

 

University of Texas–Austin

550

79

Link

 

University of Texas–Dallas

550

80

Link

 

University of Texas–El Paso

550

No

Link

 

University of the Pacific

500

61

Link

 

University of Toledo

500

80

Link

TOEFL-iBT is preferred

University of Tulsa

500

61

Link

Graduate Students require higher scores.

University of Utah

500

61

Link

 

University of Vermont

500

79-80

Link

may waive the requirement for TOEFL or IELTS scores on a case-by-case basis

University of Virginia

600

90

Link

 

Univ. of Washington

540

76

Link

 

University of West Florida

550

78-80

Link

 

University of Wisconsin–Madison

550

80

Link

 

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

520

68

Link

Graduate Students require higher scores.

University of Wyoming

525

71

Link

College of Engineering must have a minimum 550 (213 computer-based exam or 80 internet-based exam, 6.0 IELTS)

Utah State University

No

79

Link

Some Department may require hour scores.

Vanderbilt University

No

100

Link

Examinations must be taken at an official TOEFL testing center.

Virginia Commonwealth University

600

100

Link

 

Virginia Tech

550

80

Link

 

Wake Forest University

550

79-80

Link

 

Washington State University

520

68

Link

 

Washington University in St. Louis

550

79

Link

 

Wayne State University

550

79-80

Link

 

Western Michigan University

550

80

Link

 

West Virginia University

Info not Provided

Info not Provided

Link

Does require TOEFL and IELTS Testing, however the minimum test scores are not indicated.

Wichita State University

530

72

Link

 

Widener University

540

75*

Link

*No individual section score below 18

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

550

79-80

Link

 

Wright State University

No

79/120

Link

Several departments or programs have set higher requirements for English proficiency.

Yale University

600

100

Link

 

Yeshiva University

600

100

Link

 

Here in the Best Review Center in the Philippines, we have developed a series of proven methods to help you increase your score. This includes but is not limited to multiple simulation exams, internet-based test and coaching. Actually in our pursuit of perfection, we have designed techniques to help you get a perfect score.  Yes, you heard it right, a perfect score.  In fact in 2011, Thomas Lee, one of Eureka’s TOEFL review students, achieved a perfect score of 120 after three months of rigorous review. 

For more information please go to http://eurekacentre.com/test-preparations/toefl .

We urge you to make a basic research on all available review and tutorial centers before engaging any services. Of course, the best way for you to gauge centers effectivity is through the tutorial center’s passing rate, reliability, and results.

To help you, we created a list of tutorial centers for you to choose from. This is a compilation of tutorial centers in and out of metro manila. We sorted our list from 10 to 1 based on services, training programs, affiliations and of course results. 1(one), being number 1(one) or the best of them of all, has been chosen as it complies with international standards of excellence, the list includes basic information or about us, address and website of each tutorial center. You can also find their contact details in case you want to know more about them. To help you make a decision, we have included testimonials from each individual tutorial center.

You can visit it here http://eurekacentre.com/top-10-best-tutorial-centers-and-their-advantages-in-the-philippines.

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10. Linxprovi8 Training and Tutorial Services

ABOUT :

Linxprovi8 is a young and dynamic organization intent on providing human resourxe solutions which focus on personnel empowerment. We open doors to opportunities by providing versatile programs that not only seek to share knowledge but encourage growth and the development of potential. In each undertaking, we strive to achieve conglomerate success through individual progress.
Linxprovi8 Training and Tutorial Services specialize in Academic and Professional Education, Training and Development that specifically meets every individual or company needs in both group and individual set up. Our main Tutorial Center for in-house tutoring is located in Makati City, Quezon City and Las Piñas City . Our experienced staff members possess the credentials and expertise to help you achieve your training objectives. We provide the ultimate cost effective academic and training solutions for companies who are cost cutting or private individuals with limited budget. We are proud to say that we are currently the cheapest but first rate quality educational and training provider in the Philippines.

MISSION:

To be the company of choice of those who always wanted innovation and solution.

VISION:

We empower, we enable, and we inspire people through training and business solutions.

CONTACT:

TELEPHONE NO.: (02) 403-0833 / (02) 806-8816

CELLPHONE NOS.: (0917) 698-3979

EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yahoo! Messenger ID: linxprovi8 

Skype ID: linxprovi8, jayvee.delosreyes

LOCATION:

ADDRESS: U303-A The Palm Towers St. Paul Road., San Antonio Village, Makati City, Philippines

Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 9:00-6:00pm, Saturday - by schedule and special class.

WEBSITE: http://www.linxprovi8.com

ADVANTAGES : Updating

TESTIMONIALS: Updating

9.   JROOZ REVIEW CENTER

ABOUT:

The JROOZ REVIEW CENTER was established in 2001 in order to bring the best possible opportunity for Filipinos looking to reach the standards in the English language (IELTS and TOEFL IBT) that are required by many overseas universities, professional bodies and immigration departments.

The JROOZ REVIEW CENTER also trains students who wish to pass the Physical Therapists exams and become licensed Physical Therapists either in the Philippines (PT exam) or in the U.S. (NPTE exam).

The Center maintains branches in Makati, Manila, Cebu, Davao and Baguio and has achieved an enviable record of successes through its highly-developed curriculum and its dedication to employing the best available instructors.

Attention to detail, classes of limited size so that everyone receives personal attention, and superb facilities make sure that each student has the chance to “give it his/her best shot”.

MISSION: None

VISION: None

CONTACT:

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(02) 832-3093 | (02) 750-6612 
0917-895-4671 

LOCATION:
12B 12Flr. Vernida IV Building, 128 Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City.           

WEBSITE: http://www.jroozreview.com/

ADVANTAGES : Updating

TESTIMONIALS:

“I’d like to thank Jrooz for helping me prepare for my exam through your flexible schedules and accommodating staffs.

Read more at http://www.jroozreview.com/testimonials/

8. MSA Academic Advance Institute

ABOUT

MSA’s story is all about family. After ending a successful and long-standing teaching career in exclusive schools to focus on her family, Merle S. Alferez continued her love for teaching Math by giving one-on-one tutorials in her very own home. This led to the foundation of the very first MSA center in 1988.

The Philippines’ pioneer in academic advancement, MSA has grown into a large family of centers with locations in GMA, Southern Luzon, as well as Cebu. An academic institution run by a family of academicians, our extended family includes highly qualified and experienced teachers, most of whom were trained by Merle herself; an assurance that her legacy of utmost family-like service and quality instruction continues.

At MSA, we offer programs that cut across your various academic and professional needs. From tutorials starting at preschool, high school and college entrance exams, to civil service eligibility reviews, like your family, we make sure that we stay by your side throughout your lifetime.

MISSION: None

VISION: None

CONTACT:
925-7544 • 929-9145 • 929-9145

LOCATION:

MSA 315 Katipunan
315 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

WEBSITE: http://msainstitute.com/

ADVANTAGES

Founded in 1988, MSA is an industry leader and trailblazer in academic advancement.

Over the years We also hold an excellent record of students who successfully enter the college or university of their choice.

Over the years, MSA has built a reputation for employing only highly qualified & experienced teachers.

We also continuously train our teachers to improve their already considerable abilities to have a good quality in teaching.

MSA holds the distinction as the only academic advancement institute in the Philippines that is 
ISO-certified (ISO 9001:2008).

We are also a “Superbrands” awardee, a testament to the trust and confidence our consumers have in MSA’s unparalleled quality..

TESTIMONIALS:

Mrs. Sarical

"Good Day, it is my pleasure in giving a testimony on how MSA helped Prinze Dane to pass the Philippine Science High School Entrance Exam. Read more at http://msainstitute.com/services-view/success-stories/

7. Kumon

ABOUT

It all began in 1954 when a young boy’s mother found a math test in his pocket. That boy’s name was Takeshi Kumon, and he was in his second year of elementary school. Seeing that his test results were not as good as they usually were, his mother consulted her husband about what to do. Her husband was Toru Kumon, a high school math teacher at the time. To address his wife’s concern, Toru then began making math worksheets for his son, Takeshi.

Toru believed that the work of an educator is to foster a mindset for self-learning in children. So Toru Kumon went through much trial and error when creating learning materials for his son in order that Takeshi would be able to work comfortably with the materials each day and to steadily develop his skills. Based on his experience as a high school teacher, Toru Kumon knew that many senior high school students had problems with their math studies because of insufficient calculation skills. Therefore, he focused on developing Takeshi’s calculation skills, and created materials that made it possible for his son to learn independently. This was because, through his own educational experiences, Toru Kumon knew that students could only gain genuine academic ability by making progress on their own.

Toru Kumon wrote out calculation problems on loose-leaf paper for Takeshi, and the materials that he created from 1955 became the prototype for today’s Kumon worksheets. Takeshi quickly developed his ability through studying the materials created by his father for half an hour every day. As a result, he was able to reach the level of differential and integral calculus when he was just a few months into the sixth grade. Following his success with Takeshi, Toru Kumon invited some children from the neighborhood to come and study at his home, and instructed them in a similar way to how he had instructed Takeshi. As a result, all of them greatly improved their academic ability. Seeing this, Toru Kumon wished to develop the potential of as many children as possible with his learning method. In 1958, therefore, he decided to establish an office in Osaka and open more Math Centers. From that year the number of Kumon students began to increase steadily. With reaching high school level material through self-learning as the goal, Toru Kumon’s aim was to develop the ability of students to the maximum by enabling them to study at a level appropriate for each individual.

Children have an inherent potential to grow. Through their practice of reading, writing, and calculation, students develop the confidence to learn on their own. We at Kumon consider education to be the nurturing of children’s ability to achieve self-fulfillment in the future and realize their dreams and goals. Born out of a father’s love for his son, Kumon is not restricted by the barriers of language, culture or history. As more people hear about the benefits of the Kumon Method, it continues to reach greater numbers of students throughout the world.

MISSION:

Making a Contribution to the Global Community  through Individualized Education

VISION:

We wish that all people in all countries and regions in the worldwill have the opportunity to learn with the Kumon Method, and that each individual in the world will be enthusiastically self-learning and making efforts toward realizing his or her dreams and goals.

CONTACT: Tel: (02)885-0226 9:00AM - 5:30PM (Monday to Friday)

LOCATION: None

WEBSITE: http://ph.kumonglobal.com/

ADVANTAGES: Updating

TESTIMONIALS: Updating

6.Tutoring Club

ABOUT

At Tutoring Club, our goal is to bring every student to his desired academic level as quickly as possible. In order to help your child succeed, we provide individualized instruction through our staff of highly trained tutors. We work to reduce stress and build confidence by creating an individualized program for each student, starting at his level based on his diagnostic test. In time, he will reach his appropriate grade level, even advancing it later on.

MISSION

To test the skill of each child
To tutor each child on individual basis
To track the academic progress of each child

VISION: None

CONTACT:
Landline: 807-8282 
Cellphone No.: 0917-5088867
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOCATIONS
Unit 151-152, Commerce Mall Muntinlupa City, PH 01780

WEBSITE : http://tutoringclub.ph/

ADVANTAGES: Updating

TESTIMONIALS:  Updating

5. Unmei Nihongo Tutorial Center

ABOUT

Unmei Nihongo Tutorial Center derived its name from the Japanese word "unmei" which means "Destiny". The Japanese generally believes that nothing that happens in life is accidental. The concept of destiny dictates that things happen for a greater purpose and when one discover such purpose, everything falls into place as pre-planned. In the same way, UNMEI's business is to be of service to those who are destined to be its clients. The UNMEI concept was borne out of the need of Filipino students for quality yet affordable Nihongo tutorial service that fits to their present way of living. UNMEI was founded by passionate Nihongo students and teacher Who have one thing in common - A deep sense of commitment to uplifting the Filipino's Japanese language proficiency.

Fast-paced modern living makes formal, long-term language learning UNAFFORDABLE in terms of TIME and MONEY. On April 2009, the "UNMEI" concept was borne. The aim is to answer to the need of Filipino students for QUALITY and AFFORDABLE Nihongo tutorial and training services. A PASSION for the Japanese language and a DEEP SENSE OF COMMITMENT to uplifting the Filipinos' Japanese language proficiency resulted in the creation of UNMEI NIHONGO TUTORIAL CENTER.On July 8 the same year we, UNMEI started its first class of 5 students in L.E.A.R.N. Tutorial Center in Maginhawa St. UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City. On September 5, 2009 UNMEI met with the Board of Directors of Solution Quest International Corporation (SQI), a software solutions development and marketing company to discuss possible linkages. On March 8, 2010 UNMEI underwent its first move for expansion and transferred to a bigger place in OMM-CITRA, also in Ortigas. That same month, the JLPT results came out and UNMEI garnered a 100% passing rate for that batch.

For the following years, Unmei proved its high standards with a n almost 100% passing rate of its students who took the New JLPT from 2010-2012. On June 2012, Unmei was awarded Top Brands-Diamond Award as the "2012 Nihongo Language and Tutorial Center " by Quality Brands Philippines Committee. On February 27, 2014, UNMEI was awarded as the Best Japanese Language Learning Center in the 2014 Consumers' Choice Awards. The 25th Asia Pacific Excellence Awards awarded UNMEI Nihongo Center last April 27 as the Best Japanese Learning Center for the year 2014. This year 2015, Unmei received another prestigious award from the 2015 Golden Globe Awards for Business Excellence last April 11 at the Manila Hotel as the Best Company and the Best Language Interpretation and Translation Specialist.

MISSION:

We exist to advance the Japanese language proficiency of Filipinos by creating a challenging conducive learning environment through the continuous development of training programs that allow each individual having differences in learning styles, time availability, and financial capability.

VISION:

To be the leading Japanese Language School in the Philippines that will cater to all Japanese language-related needs and services ~ preferred by clients, referred by professionals and recognized by the experts.

CONTACT:

(02)584-7811 / (+63)923-417-4108/

LOCATION:

ORTIGAS CENTER MAIN BRANCH 
Unit 1204 One Magnificent-Mile Bldg., San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City 1605 

WEBSITE: http://www.unmei-ph.com/

ADVANTAGES: Updating

TESTIMONIALS: Updating

4. ACAD1

ABOUT

ACAD1 was established as Manila Philacademic Center in 2002 (better known as "Philacademic") and pioneered college entrance test review classes in Manila. After its successful pilot class of 200 plus students in 2003, ACAD1 became the fastest developed review and tutorial center in Manila. ACAD1 is participated by several students every year from all types of high schools - special science, private, and even public high schools.

MISSION

ACAD1's core objective is to provide the highest quality of instruction to the most number of students in the country.

VISION:

ACAD1 aims to help uplift the country's system of education by providing a brand of instruction that could contribute to our students' academic advancement.

CONTACT: 781-0153; 254-4542; 0905-3581150

LOCATIONS: Unit 410 West East Center, Taft Ave., Ermita Manila, Philippines

WEBSITE: https://www.facebook.com/academic1/

ADVANTAGES: Updating

TESTIMONIALS: Updating

3. Tutorlink Tutorial and Review Center

ABOUT

Tutorlink with its 14 years of existence has been committed to providing high-quality tutorials and review programs. Thousands of students have already benefited from Tutorlink's personalized and comprehensive review programs delivered by our competent, committed and caring teachers. 
Over 70% of our students were referred to us by satisfied students and parents. about 90% of our students get into one of their top-choice schools and almost 100% improved their grades in just a few sessions! We build on our students' self esteem by helping them master concepts and skills needed to improve on their scores in exams and grades in school. 
Our instructors are graduates of prestigious schools such as U.P., Ateneo and De La Salle. They have undergone rigorous selection and training by U.P.-trained educators. Knowledgeable in the subjects they teach, they are skilled in implementing effective teaching strategies and techniques in tutorials and review classes. We are proud to have teachers with genuine concern for students' welfare and development. 

MISSION: None

VISION: None

CONTACT:
Tel. Nos.: 926 0020 / 922 0020
Mobile No.: 0920 906 57 33
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LOCATIONS

3/F 318 Tanglao Building (besides Pizza hut) Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

WEBSITE: http://www.tutorlink.com.ph/

ADVANTAGES: Updating

TESTIMONIALS:

"Tutorlink's one-on-one tutorials significantly improved my son's grades. Read more at http://www.tutorlink.com.ph/TL/Home.aspx

2. AHEAD Learning Systems

ABOUT

AHEAD is the leading and most awarded tutorial and review center in the country. Our academic tutorial programs and test preparation courses have become the industry’s benchmark for excellence.

In 1995, AHEAD Tutorial & Review Center gave students the opportunity to become winners in school and in life by providing academic tutorials and review courses for achievers who aim for success.

The first to offer Test-Based Reviews for the country’s most competitive admission exams, namely the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT), the Ateneo College Entrance Test (ACET), and the De La Salle University College Entrance Test (DLSUCET), AHEAD set the model for supplementary education in the Philippines.

Through AHEAD’s learning programs, students not only prepare for academic excellence, they have also come to embrace their role as future leaders of the global community.

Today, AHEAD Learning Systems is an education network serving students at all academic levels as well as profesionals and educators all over the Philippines. It has evolved to include AHEAD Online, AHEAD Professional Network, and AHEAD Books & Things.

MISSION:

We provide learners around the globe with high-quality, innovative programs that will change the way they perceive education and enable them to achieve their goals as we promote Filipinos as world-class teachers and professionals.

VISION:

One of the world’s leading providers of supplementary education services producing globally competitive learners.

CONTACT:
Telephone: 426-0034, 426-0035, 426-0036
Mobile: (0915) 538-8857
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Office hours: 8AM to 6PM, Monday to Saturday.

LOCATIONS

Address: 2/F 337 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City (Across Miriam, on top of Citystate Savings Bank)

WEBSITE: http://www.ahead.edu.ph/

ADVANTAGES:

Ahead 21 Ways Different

1. Solid Foundation

2. Learning by Doing

3. Diagnostic Tests

4. Simulated Tests

5. Unique Programs

6. Smart Reading

7. Mind Mapping

8. Refresher Course

9. Well-researched Materials

10. Review Assistants

11. Top Teachers

12. Students’ Orientation

13. Parents’ Seminar

14. Training and Development

15. Proven Track Record

16. Recognitions

17. International Relations

18. Client Care

19. Full- length Practice tests

20. Students find classes as fun

21. Founder is from UP

TESTIMONIALS:  Updating

1. Eureka! Tutorials & Learning Center

ABOUT

The word “Eureka” was popularized by the Greek mathematician Archimedes. Eureka is a transliteration from the Greek equivalent “heúrka”, an interjection used to convey excitement brought by a sudden discovery.  It means “I’ve found it!” and as the chosen name of tutorial center, the expression aptly communicates the joy and excitement that mentors in Eureka feel imparting knowledge to students

Established in 2007 by Mr. Leonardo (known fondly by his students as Teacher A), Eureka has distinguished itself as a tutorial center with the most number of full-time professional tutors dedicated in the subtle Art of mentoring. As a result of years of mentoring, teachers in Eureka are able to mentor a wide array of students, including those who are enrolled in international curricula (K-12 system) such as the International Baccalaureate Program, the IGCSE, the AP Program, and other rigorous academic programs. With the recent migration of the Philippines’ educational system to the K-12, the expertise of teachers in Eureka ranks it as a one-of- a kind tutoring and mentoring center different from other academic centers.  The Adaptive Method employed by mentors is able to measure the level of the students, observe their way of thinking, and devise the appropriate program suited for them.

Eureka offers Academic Training and College Entrance Test review programs for both local and foreign universities.  Many of Eureka’s students have gained admission to the best universities in the Philippines such as UP, ADMU, DLSU, UST, MIT, as well as the famous universities abroad such as Harvard University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, McGill University (Canada), to name a few. 

Highly acclaimed programs in Eureka include review for College Entrance Tests (UPCAT, ACET, DLSUCET, USTET), SAT Review Programs (both SAT 1 and SAT2), English Language Programs (TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, TESOL), and NMAT Review.

MISSION & VISION:

To instruct and lead eager young minds as they grow in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and man.

To help uplift the quality of academic tutoring and mentoring in the Philippines.

To be the best tutoring and mentoring center in the country.

CONTACT:

Phone: (02) 9450645, (02) 833-1617

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mobile: +639213547370

LOCATIONS

2|F JEMP Building, J. Cabarrus cor. Monserrat, BF Homes Commercial Center, Paranaque City, Philippines

WEBSITE: http://eurekacentre.com

ADVANTAGES

ADVANCED TUTORIALS

Eureka belongs to an elite class of tutorial centers able to handle rigorous academiccurricula under the K-12 system (United Kingdom’s International Baccalaureate Program, the American Advanced Placement Program, and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education).

VALUE FOR MONEY

Word-of-mouth has proven to be Eureka’s best form of advertisement. Minimal advertising cost enables Eureka to provide quality tutorials at affordable rates. 

ONLINE TUTORIALS

​Eureka currently mentors students from the US, UK, China, Korea, and Japanwith the help of platforms such as Facetime, Skype, Google+ Hangouts, and Facebook Video Chat. In addition, a digital board is used for Math tutorials.  Locally, Eureka has students from different cities in Metro Manila as well as distance provinces such as Davao.  Through Eureka! Online, students can now study using the Internet anytime, anywhere.

TESTIMONIALS:

“I really appreciate and value the classes I took at Eureka! Tutorials. I was able to establish a firm foundation in English and this surely helped me a lot improve in other subject areas. Eureka was the best choice for me. ”

                                                                                                                                                                                             DavidSon

“Eureka helped me in the best way academically. Eureka’s preparation for the ACET was very comprehensive and I found the actual test a lot easier than most of my classmates. I strongly recommend Eureka! The teachers and the Review Staff are very friendly, brilliant, and knowledgeable in their subject areas. Thanks a lot Eureka! Tutorials!!!”

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The International Baccalaureate is a globally recognized educational institution which caters competitive and holistic programmes with the intention to mold students into inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring individuals. Students who intend to earn an IB diploma must undergo a two – year programme provided by any IB school. This programme is composed of Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge (TOK), Creativity, Action and Service (CAS), and six subjects which belong to six subject groups: Studies in Language and Literature, Language Acquisition, Individuals and Societies, Sciences, Mathematics, and the Arts. These subjects are taken as either Standard Level (SL) or High Level (HL).

Although both the Standard and High Level subjects are graded using similar indicators and descriptors, they vary in terms of the range of topics being covered. High Level can be more rigorous than Standard Level since students are expected to possess greater knowledge, deeper understanding, and wide assimilation of each topic. Due to greater expectations, some HL students may find it hard to cope with the humongous demands leading to frustrations and stress! To help lessen your stress and cope with your school work, here are some helpful tips and tidbits of wisdom that will surely help you survive and thrive in IB HL:

1. Develop a good study habit. As your lessons progress in HL subjects, lessons become more challenging. In order to follow your lessons and help you easily acquire new knowledge, it is extremely important to establish a good study habit.

  • Advance Reading. Before learning a new topic, allot some time to read your lessons in advance. Take note all the major and minor sections being covered. This will help you get the scope of each lesson and allow you to take good notes during the lecture. You do not have to force yourself to understand all the concepts right away.
  • Take Down Notes and Concentrate. Having good listening and taking down notes skills allow you to understand a topic and keep good record of your teacher’s lecture. In order to do this, listen carefully to your professor and ask questions whenever a concept is not clear to you. This way, you won’t have to spend so much time in reviewing or understanding a lesson. Take down notes all the concepts and skills which are emphasized by your teacher, as well.
  • Review Lecture Notes. At the end of the day, reread your notes together with your book. This allows you to add necessary information and applications which you may have missed during a lecture.
  • Do Chapter Exercises. Sometimes, reading is simply not enough to absorb lessons and tough concepts. You have to learn how to work around each topic by practice and application. Work on exercises and past papers in order to recall and understand each topic. Besides, working on past papers gives you an idea on how IB constructs questions and which topic needs more of your attention.

2. Break bigger projects into small and manageable tasks. Working on bigger projects such as scientific papers and essays which require long hours may seem daunting at times. To avoid feeling discouraged by the huge amount of work that you need to put through, break each project into small and manageable tasks. Afterwards, make a time table by allotting appropriate amount of time each task would require and strictly follow the plan to avoid the piling up of your work.

Table 1. An Example of a Time Table for a Scientific Paper

Task

Time

Designated Date

Researching for the Topic

4 hours

November 3

Writing an Introduction, Hypothesis, Variables, Materials and Methodology

4 hours

November 5

Editing

1 hour

November 6

Experiment

4 hours

November 8

Tabulation of Results and Data Analysis

5 hours

November 11

Constructing a Conclusion

1 hours

November 12

Editing

2 hour

November 12

Deadline

 

November 20

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Look for Immediate Remedy. Like a wound or a disease, allowing a problem to pester you puts you in a bad situation and it will only get worse when you make procrastination as your way of life. The sooner you tackle a problem or question, the easier it will be to learn another new concept. So, when you encounter a hurdle like not understanding a concept or when you find it hard to learn a skill, don’t hesitate to ask help from your teachers, classmates, or tutors. Also, there is tremendous amount of information available in the internet at your disposal.

4. Delaying gratification. We always hear the adage, “good things come to those who wait”. Whether it is skipping a good night’s rest or missing out on parties in exchange for a good grade, delayed gratification can bring successful results. Let’s face it. There really is no shortcut to success. If you want to succeed in IB HL, you have to sacrifice so many things but sometimes it can be disheartening. Having an average of 3 hours of sleep every night with your goal so out of your reach could make you feel depressed and discouraged. That is why you also need to reward yourself from time to time. Just bear in mind: plan, prioritize, and reward yourself for a job well done!

Choose only two items you want to prioritize:

Good Grades

Good night’s rest

Social Life

 

 

5. Make Eureka! your study partner! Eureka! Tutorials and Learning Center has top – notch tutors and educators who are equipped to teach IB HL subjects such as mathematics, sciences (physics, chemistry, biology), and literature. Our teaching techniques and materials (IB – based) have been proven helpful as indicated by the number of IB students we’ve helped graduate with honors and earn their diplomas! At Eureka! your tutors will not only help you plan out your course work according to your needs but also prepare you for the May External Exams. To help you cope with your lessons, we can help you do advance studying, review your past lessons, and guide you in working with past papers. We can help address your needs and questions in a more personal way (which a typical large class cannot address) since our classes are offered one – on – one. Our educators may also help you in brainstorming ideas for your extended essays and other papers allowing you to save your resources and time and allot them for other major projects or exams. At Eureka! you will not only get the most out of your IB lessons, but also gain helpful insights about society and life, in general. So, if you want to join the ranks of our excellent students, then, come and be a Eurekan today!

Source:

http://www.ibo.org/en/programmes/diploma-programme/curriculum/

http://www.ibquotes.com/latest

Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

How To Write a Good Book Report

book report presents the content and structure of a book as objectively as possible, without comparison. It provides not only a summary of content but also an analysis of structure. The purpose of the report is to give enough information about a book to help decide whether it will be of use or interest to the reader. It is a factual account of the book’s subject matter, meant to be descriptive rather than analytical or persuasive. A good book report is well organized, gives a sense of the book as a whole, and includes publication details.  

Structure of the Book Report: 

Bibliographical Information

Give the author's name; full title of book including subtitle; editor, if any; place, publisher and date of publication; edition, if necessary; and the number of pages - all this in bibliographical form under the title of the report.

Background Information

Supply any information about the author which shows their credentials for writing in this field or which reveals any influences, which may have affected the author's point of view. Note any interesting circumstances that led to the writing of the book.

Classification on the Basis of the Kind of Book

Nonfiction books, must be classified further according to its subject area, such as history, philosophy, travel, biography, autobiography, psychology, anthropology, etc. Clues for this classification may be found in the title, subtitle, table of contents, reviewers' comments, author's preface, and introduction.

Classification on the Basis of the Author’s Intention

The author's intention may be apparent by the way the author treats the subject. Is the material meant for specialists, students, or the general public? Is it limited to a narrow area or is it a survey of the subject? Several areas may provide clues: appendices, bibliographies and general indexes usually accompany scholarly works; prefaces and introductions often contain an author's explicit statement of intention; the content and style of expression will be a good indication of the intended audience.

Subject and Thesis Statement

What is the book about? Tell your reader not only the main concern of the book in its entirety (subject) but also what the author's particular point of view is on that subject (thesis statement). If you cannot find an adequate statement in the author's own words or if you feel that the stated thesis statement is not that which the book actually develops (make sure you check for yourself), then you will have to compose a thesis statement that does cover all the material. This statement must be brief (a sentence or a paragraph), accurate and comprehensive.

Analysis of the structure

The thesis statement will clearly indicate the major idea of the book, but you must also point out the organization of subsidiary ideas, and how they relate to the thesis statement and to one another. The chapter headings and sectional divisions will reveal most of the outline of the book; however, on reading the book, you may see another plan, with somewhat different divisions. If so, make your own plan, showing clearly the order and relation of the parts. Whether your own or the author's it should include the thesis statement, major parts, their division into sections and the main points in these sections (summary of content).

Summary of content

The summary is based on your reading notes, follows the author's order, and is drastically reduced to the chief ideas which advance the author's argument. It may be presented with the analysis of structure or discussed separately.

 

Sample Book Report

In Contempt Book Report

Book Written by Chris Darden

Biographical Information

This report is based upon the book In Contempt, written by Christopher A. Darden with Jess Walter. This book is published by Regan Books an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers and is copyrighted 1996 by Christopher A. Darden.

Introduction of the Author

The book In Contempt was written by Christopher A. Darden. Chris Darden is famous for being one of the prosecuting attorneys in the court case The People vs. Simpson. He has worked hard his whole life to reach the status he has now achieved. He proved to America that even though he wasn't a high-priced private lawyer that he could present a well-thought out and planned case under the tremendous pressure he and the other prosecutors had to endure during the Simpson case.

Summary

I found this book to be very well thought out and well written. Most people would assume that this book was written with the intentions of making a quick-buck off the misfortune of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. I, however, do not believe this to be true. The way that the author speaks of the victims in the book and the way he spoke of them before and after the trial shows that he really cared about the lives of these people that he didn't even know. He even went as far as to say in the book that this was the first case that affected him personally and emotionally.

As one may expect, the majority of this book is taken up with the Simpson case. Chapters two through six detail his life from birth, his childhood in a working class district of Richmond, California and his becoming a district attorney of Los Angeles in 1981. Chapters two and three mostly consist of stories of him and his brother, Michael, stealing from local stores or his brothers’ drug deals. When Michael hit his mid-teens he started selling marijuana off the front porch of the house and Chris was his lookout. In return, he was told that he would be cut in on the action but never was. No matter what, Michael always told Chris never to use drugs. Throughout the book Chris Darden refers to his brother as a good role model for him no matter what he did.

I feel the purpose of Chris Darden writing this book is to try to show the hardships he had to go through as a black man trying to become a lawyer. Also I feel that he is trying to reveal the truth behind what was happening in the Simpson case.

Body of the Review

This book is funny and at other times the mood is more serious. The few chapters in the beginning were the funny ones. In these chapters he writes about his childhood and works his way forward to when he starts to work in the District Attorney's Office. Specifically he tells about how he was caught stealing a Hostess Fruit pie at the corner store, sneaking crackers from his house pantry, and being teased about having false teeth as a child. As he writes and talks about when he gets older the mood changes and gets more serious.

He writes a lot about his brother who was a big influence on him when he was young. Darden retells stories of how he and his brother, Michael, would salvage old, broken radios from the trash and repair them and then sit on Saturday nights listening to the local R and B station. His brother would always comment on how the Temptations were the best band ever. Also, he tells of the time when his brother was smoking a joint in their bedroom when their father came bursting into the room. Thinking quickly, Chris' brother swallowed the still lit joint. His father smelled the marijuana but never found any evidence of the joint.

As he tells about his childhood, he remembers how his grandmother would ask him what he wanted to be when he grew up and as far back as he could remember he would say that he wanted to be a lawyer. Christopher Darden grew up like a lot of black families of that time period, poor. They did have enough money to buy a 30,000 house and they always had a pantry full of food. Not many people from his neighborhood ever made much of themselves but he always believed in himself and his grandmother always believed that he could do anything that he put his mind to. She was the only person that believed he could be a lawyer and always introduced him as a future lawyer.

In high school Chris followed in his brother's footsteps and joined the track team. This would be his ticket to a scholarship at Berkeley University, and the start to his law career. After completing college, he applied for a job in the District Attorney's Office, and surprisingly got the job at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office in 1981. Through the years, he worked his way up through the ranks of the D. A. s' Office and became a very prominent lawyer. He worked for 14 years before the Simpson case was brought before him. He never expected to work the case but sometimes strange things happen. He worked hard to prove that Simpson was guilty but justice was never found.

Out of the 20 murder cases that Darden had worked, the Simpson case was the only one he lost. After he lost, he vowed never to work in law again.

Conclusion

I didn't find this book particularly useful, but it was a very good book to read and it gave me more insight as to what has happened in Chris Darden's life and what he went through during the Simpson case. When I got the book I approached it like most students do when they have a book report to write. I didn't want to read the book but had to in order to get a good grade. As I started to read the first chapter, which was about the Simpson case I realized that the book wasn't just the boring drivel you would expect from a lawyer. It was intelligently written and had amusing stories from his childhood and fraternity days. Although I didn't want to read it, it wasn't as bad as I had expected, and I found it to be enjoyable and informative.

Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:00

How to Understand Calculus Easily

Calculus is one of the most exciting and challenging branches of Mathematics. Most of the students are having a hard time dealing with this subject matter because they get intimidated by many unusual symbols that are used such as the delta and the integral sign. Moreover, the concepts of limits, derivatives, integrals, and areas under the curve are very common in this subject. Most students think that these topics are nothing but pain in the neck, not knowing that these concepts are used in other fields of knowledge such as engineering, computer programming, accounting, and data analysing. It also helps students find patterns in equations like the volume and area of a solid figure.

Calculus could help solve mathematical problems which are too complicated for the application of algebra only. Because of calculus, solving mathematical problems relating to motions and areas has become easier. Differential calculus is used in dealing with optimizations, related rates, and computation of slopes on curves. Integral calculus is used in dealing with area under the curve, centroid of an object, exponential growth and decays, and computations of parameters such as work and pressure. 

In order to learn and solve calculus easily, one must have complete knowledge of the fundamentals of Mathematics, particularly in algebra, arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry. To sum it up, Calculus requires these prerequisites in order to fully understand its concepts and helps you solve mathematical problems that you will encounter. It also contains a bunch of graphs and equations dealing with functions, which will be easier to deal with once you familiarized the concepts of Calculus. Furthermore, memorization is required for derivatives and integrals of functions so knowing this down cold would help you do well in these calculus topics. However, you will realize that there are ways to easily solve derivatives and integrals because they contain patterns that will make your life easier.

Determination is the key in learning Calculus. Eventually, people prefer solving equations in the easiest and fastest way.  Do you know the most efficient way to learn and solve Calculus easily? The answer is simple: practice, practice, and more practice.  Start solving problems regarding Calculus and eventually the concepts and the ways to solve the problems would not be a big deal to you anymore. You won’t have trouble in answering exams about Calculus if you have done the same types of questions beforehand. Begin from solving simple problems and when you are already doing well with it, start solving the complex ones. Once you are confident that you’re knowledgeable in the subject matter, you can now solve Calculus problems easily and hastily.

Eureka could help high school and college students not only to understand Calculus and its concepts, but also to solve such problems in the most efficient way. The academy would deal with this subject matter through its teachers who are willing to assist students and to help fully understand such topic and relate it to other fields of knowledge. Since Calculus is the study of change, the academy would also help students to change their view regarding Calculus in a positive way.

Thursday, 15 January 2015 00:00

Calculus Made Easy

Have you ever felt empty and lost in your Math class solving complicated Calculus problems? Well, you are not alone! For sure, a lot of those who are taking , those who took, or even your parents in their high school and college years, had this love-hate relationship with Calculus. Why? Because generally, Calculus demonstrates the beauty and agony of Math education for it relates topics in an elegant but brain-bending manner. The closest analogy to it is the Theory of Evolution  by Charles Darwin: hard to infer at first, but rewarding once understood, for you start seeing the Nature in terms of survival. It’s like understanding why drugs lead to resistant germs (survival of the fittest), and why sugar and fat taste sweet (encourage consumption of high-calorie foods in times of scarcity). All of them FIT together, like Calculus ,which is similarly enlightening.

So what is Calculus then?

Generally, Calculus is defined as “the study of change which deals with limits and the differentiation and integration of functions of one or more variables”. Yes, it is right, but will it be helpful for beginners?

To make it sound simpler, let us define Calculus this way: CALCULUS DOES TO ALGEBRA WHAT ALGEBRA DID TO ARITHMETIC.                                       

More graspable, isn’t it? Let’s deal with the definition further.

ARITHMETIC deals with the manipulation of numbers.

ALGEBRA finds the patterns between numbers. For instance, a˄2 + b˄2= c˄2 is a very famous relationship which describes the sides of a right triangle. By knowing the values of a and b, you can find c. Therefore, we can say that ALGEBRA finds the entire sets of numbers.

CALCULUS finds patterns between equations. e.g (circumference= 2*pi*r) relates to a similar one (area= pi*r˄2).

 By means of Calculus, sorts of questions can be asked:

-       How does an equation grow and shrink or accumulate overtime?

-       When does it reach its highest or lowest point?

-       How do we use variables that are constantly changing?

-       And a lot more!

Therefore, we can say that ALGEBRA and CALCULUS are problem-solving duo. Meaning, Calculus finds new questions which Algebra solves. Like in the Theory of Evolution, Calculus expands your understanding of how Nature works.

Eureka understands that Calculus, or Math alone, is very daunting to a lot of students. But dealing with the complicated concepts of Calculus using simpler explanations and realistic analogies makes studying fun and thus, creates a very light atmosphere which makes absorption of knowledge more easily.

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