In-Class TOEFL iBT Training
All over the world, in almost every major city, you can find academic centres that will help to prepare you for the TOEFL exam. These centres are generally of two types:
Test Preparation Centres
So how do you know where to go and whom to choose? Often, students get recommendations from their friends. Sometimes, they choose a school based on an advertisement. Occasionally, students just go the school that's most conveniently located.
However you choose, the best way is to ask to attend a free class, to get an idea of the quality of the teaching, the methods, and the materials. A lot depends on the instructor, so you'll want to ensure that you can relate to the teacher's style.
You should also check out the teacher-student ratio. This will make a difference in classes such as TOEFL writing, where you can benefit from greater teacher feedback.
Ask about which textbooks, guidebooks, and software the schools use. Ideally, you want to have the benefit of working and learning from a variety of TOEFL resources that you may not be able to afford on your own.
Checking all these factors will help you decide if you feel comfortable and confident enough to put your money down.
The TOEFL is an important exam in your life, and you may wish to try out a variety of schools before making your final choice. So begin the process early and leave enough time to make a wise selection.