Eds Bartolome: "For a stay at home mom with a toddler, studying is not an easy feat. Before I decided to embark on this journey, I had to make sure that I would have time to study, and still be able to care for family. I needed to choose a review center that would offer #flexible
schedules and still be able to provide me with the necessary tools in the shortest possible time frame. I chose 9.0 NINER VISMIN, not only because, my good friend Charles Bayron works there, but because I have heard nothing but #positive
feedbacks from them.
For a period of a month and a half, I eagerly joined every class they offered, even the much dreaded #writing
workshops, everybody seemed to detest. I sat down for only 2 one-on-one coaching sessions with Charles for the writing tasks and received 6.5 and 6, respectively. I was too scared to schedule another one, fearing I might get an even lower grade (basin sa sunod pa check, 5 na ako score. HAHA)
I took my #IELTS
UKVI exam on Feb. 24, 2018, at Quest Hotel in Cebu City. I was very nervous, granting it was my first time. I initially thought that having been educated privately my entire life, coupled with my experience working for JPMORGAN CHASE & Co., that this exam would probably be like a walk in the park. Imagine my surprise when I stuttered my way through my #speaking
test. What I once believed was “just” an #English
test, proved to be more than that. Instead of panicking and letting my worries get the best of me, I ran through my notes again and reviewed strategies. With #God
’s grace I passed.
I would like to thank 9.0 NINER VISMIN, especially to Charles and Miss Blanche Coleen, and the staff for all the lessons and the support, and the laughter in between. I would also like to thank my family, most especially my husband, for encouraging me and praying for me throughout this short yet arduous journey. Above all, I give thanks to #GOD
, for with Him, everything is possible. 🇬🇧🥂🇬🇧🎉🇬🇧🥂 Honest hard work - this is something God seeks from all of us. God's words tell us that working hard, but with faith in mind, can lead to the great things He has planned for us.
Congratulations ma'am Mary!
You have been the shini