Preparing for the PTE Academic exam is more challenging for working professionals. Taking out time for PTE preparation after work and other tasks can be difficult.
To the first-time test-taker, PTE-A looks like a straight forward test of English. No sweat, right? Nitika Gairola was under the same impression.
But soon, she got a reality check, for the better, and achieved her desired PTE score
First, A Little About Nitika's Background
She is from Delhi, India. A working professional with Accenture, Nitika had applied for Australia PR. She wanted to move abroad with her daughter.
Now, Nitika thought she could take the test without any guidance the first time. She planned to seek coaching, depending on how well she does in the exam.
Nitika was confident she would sail through the PTE-A test. She was well-versed in English.
She had grown up speaking English in her childhood, school, college. Even now in her professional life, English is the go-to language.
Nitika's PTE-A Preparation Journey
A friend of Nitika's, who had endured through repeated PTE-A attempts, impressed upon her that it was a bad idea. The friend explained that many attempts are a drain on money and time.
Repeated attempts are also frustrating for the test-taker. Based on her friend's advice, Nitika decided to take online coaching
from PTE Tutorials. She opted for Weekend Coaching and our tutor Sushma worked together with her.
As Nitika started her preparation, she understood what the pain-points were:
- Little to no time for preparation
- No idea where to start
As Nitika browsed through the various resources on our portal, she felt overwhelmed. In her own words, "I did not know where I should start from."
Time was an issue for her, given that she also had to take care of her daughter. PTE-A coach Sushma simplified things. She advised Nitika to start with the Exam Memories materials for May and June.
So, Nitika began practising with the exam memories materials. These materials consist of repeated questions asked in PTE-A. Along with that, she improved her time-management with mock tests.
She would readily receive responses in the 17K+ member group. Either tutor Sushma, other tutors or aspirants were there to answer queries.
Nitika could also call her tutor up to get her doubts cleared whenever the need arose. For a test-taker who was always short of time, this proved to be a blessing.
So we asked Nitika about the test experience and suggestions for other test-takers.