If you are looking for high-quality English language services – you’ve come to the right place.

I believe that all people should have the opportunity to achieve their personal and professional goals.

My focus is on helping my clients overcome the barrier of language though providing highest quality English language services.

I specialize in preparing future students for the TOEFL test and offer a variety of other language services, ranging from teaching business English and copy editing to translation. Get in touch and let me help you achieve your goals!

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About Me

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Hello and welcome!

I am Stefan, I’m an online and offline English language teacher based in Belgrade, Serbia.  I have been helping students from all walks of life achieve their English language goals since 2013. I believe that perfecting the English language can make a huge impact in your personal and professional life.

I specialize in preparing students for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) test. Having completed my MSc. degree in Sweden, I understand well the stress surrounding preparation of TOEFL before moving abroad. I will share with you my hints, tricks and experience on how to successfully complete this challenge. For others, I offer copy editing, translation and business English services.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch should you have any questions or have any other ideas how I could help you or your business. I look forward to working with you.

Preparation for TOEFL

Prepare

TOEFL test is not a test of how well you know English, it is a test of how well you know TOEFL.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers wishing to enroll in English-speaking universities. It is accepted by most academic institutions globally, including the top universities in the world.

The TOEFL test is a barrier that stands between you and your future dream university. It tests for specific language skills used in the academic environment which can differ to a great extent from what we consider ordinary, every day English.

Knowing what to expect in an unfamiliar environment is the first step to success. A well-structured, detailed and comprehensive preparation will go far in helping you get the tools and skills you need to overcome this challenge and move on with your life.

 

Improving your skills

Everything can be learned – and TOEFL skills are no exception.

Successful preparation for the TOEFL test consists of building up your core strengths and working on your weaknesses in order to be ready for both the test and the academic life that awaits you tomorrow.

The 4-hour long test consists of four different sections – Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. A successful preparation will take you through each of these sections, taking care to teach you the essential skills and ways of looking at problems so that you may solve them successfully.

You will learn how to structure your answers, what details to pay attention to, how to practice on your own at home, how to take smart notes, how to improve your essay writing, among other skills. You will also learn tricks and tips I have learned over the years to give you that extra edge you need to get the score you desire.

The lessons

Every lessons is tailored for you specifically, according to your abilities and goals.

The lessons are structured in a 60-minute format, with each one taking you through one or more test sections. All lessons are tailored towards your personal and academic goals and take into account your strengths and weaknesses, with the ultimate goal being that the you become more than capable of tackling all four sections of the test.

The lessons are currently only held online through Skype. While classes are designed for individual work, it is possible to have two students at the same time, especially if they have a similar level of English ability.

I am more than happy to say over 90% of my former students have achieved their goals and have been admitted to their preferred university program, based on their TOEFL results.

Feel free to get in touch and book your lesson or ask me any question you might have by clicking here. Looking forward to helping you achieve your goals!

Other Services



Business English

In today’s world, a high level of English proficiency has become necessary in order to communicate effectively  in a global business environment. With the aim to help my students advance their English skills, I adopted a goal-oriented approach to teaching where I focus on developing my client’s conversational English, vocabulary, grammatical structure and overall fluency.

The lessons are custom-tailored to fit your professional needs and also involve improving specific practical skills such as writing reports, creating and giving presentations, conducting negotiations, participating in conferences, and many others.

Since I fully understand the often chaotic nature of business today, I offer flexible hours for lessons, including evening classes, allowing you time to work on your English skills, even with a tight and busy schedule. I look forward to helping you bring your business English to the next level!

 

IELTS PREPARATION

For those students who are required to complete the IELTS exam, I offer preparation classes. Also known as The International English Language Testing System (IELTS), it is another standardized academic administered by the British Council. Most often, this test is required for students who wish to study in some of the Commonwealth countries such as United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc.

As with TOEFL preparation, you will learn how to approach and tackle each of the four sections – Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing. The individual classes are structured to suit your particular strengths and weaknesses and you can expect to learn many useful tips and tricks, as well as valuable lessons you can apply both during and after you have finished with the test.

Translation services

Business and Academic Translation

I specialize in business and academic translation, including business plans, proposals, analytical documents and everything and anything in between. For students and members of the academia, I offer academic translation services, translation of academic papers, essays, policy papers and similar.

Website localization
I can also provide assistance with translation of your website from Serbian to English or English to Serbian. I possess the cultural and linguistic know-how and technical skills, including most content management systems, to handle nearly any project you can come up with.

The languages I work in are Serbian and English.

Translation project estimates are always FREE.

 

Student Experiences

Milica

I was always good in English with the highest marks without trying that much, but the TOEFL had me a bit stressed to say the least. I reached out to Stefan which was the best decision I could’ve made. He is an excellent teacher, really good at explaining and making sure you understand everything. He will focus on parts that you find difficult and will also find room for improvement in parts that you’re good at! He is engaged and will make sure you feel that your success is important to him as much as it is for you. Also, he is very friendly and outgoing, always smiling, so working/learning with him won’t feel like a classical formal student/teacher approach. Best recommendations! Would rate him 10/10

TOEFL score 106, reading and speaking 26, listening 30 and writing 24.

Architecture Major

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Architecture Major

I was always good in English with the highest marks without trying that much, but the TOEFL had me a bit stressed to say the least. I reached out to Stefan which was the best decision I could’ve made. He is an excellent teacher, really good at explaining and making sure you understand everything. He will focus on parts that you find difficult and will also find room for improvement in parts that you’re good at! He is engaged and will make sure you feel that your success is important to him as much as it is for you. Also, he is very friendly and outgoing, always smiling, so working/learning with him won’t feel like a classical formal student/teacher approach. Best recommendations! Would rate him 10/10 TOEFL score 106, reading and speaking 26, listening 30 and writing 24.

Natasa

I am writing this recommendation primarily to make it easier for educated and ambitious people who want to achieve an excellent result in the TOEFL test and assure them that they will not find a better professor than Stefan. If you want to break the TOEFL in record time, this is the right choice for you. After winning 103 points on the test, I warmly recommend this guy to everyone because:
1) he is excellent at transmitting his enviable knowledge of the language,
2) he is absolutely up to date with the way of testing and evaluation and will offer you all possible and impossible cakes to win the highest number of points because he did the research for all of us and packed in one place everything we need to know,
3) You will look forward to classes with him because of his positive energy, wit, and charm, and yet
4) He will get the most out of you, demand discipline and work, and responsibly take care to reach your full potential,
5) You can organize classes live or via Skype at any time in agreement with the teacher who always has understanding and meets,
6) He will adjust the pace of work and the number of hours to your level of knowledge and make sure that you achieve your goals because it is more than qualified to prepare you for the best result,
7) He loves what he does, so let him bring you one step closer to achieving your goals! Good luck!
TOEFL Score - 103, Reading 29, Listening 25, Speaking 24, Writing 25

Doctor of Medicine

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2020-01-11T17:06:35+01:00

Doctor of Medicine

I am writing this recommendation primarily to make it easier for educated and ambitious people who want to achieve an excellent result in the TOEFL test and assure them that they will not find a better professor than Stefan. If you want to break the TOEFL in record time, this is the right choice for you. After winning 103 points on the test, I warmly recommend this guy to everyone because: 1) he is excellent at transmitting his enviable knowledge of the language, 2) he is absolutely up to date with the way of testing and evaluation and will offer you all possible and impossible cakes to win the highest number of points because he did the research for all of us and packed in one place everything we need to know, 3) You will look forward to classes with him because of his positive energy, wit, and charm, and yet 4) He will get the most out of you, demand discipline and work, and responsibly take care to reach your full potential, 5) You can organize classes live or via Skype at any time in agreement with the teacher who always has understanding and meets, 6) He will adjust the pace of work and the number of hours to your level of knowledge and make sure that you achieve your goals because it is more than qualified to prepare you for the best result, 7) He loves what he does, so let him bring you one step closer to achieving your goals! Good luck! TOEFL Score - 103, Reading 29, Listening 25, Speaking 24, Writing 25

Milan

Stefan is a great teacher - smart, complaisant, affable and above all he really knows TOEFL. To be successful in TOEFL, it’s not enough to only be good in English. You must also understand the structure of TOEFL and be efficient, and with Stefan it’s all about efficiency. First, he will precisely estimate your abilities and set the appropriate goal. After that, he will effectively lead you toward that goal giving you tons of useful tips along the way. Before I met Stefan, I did TOEFL simulation without any previous preparation and achieved 79 points (R: 21, L: 26, S: 18, W: 14). here’s no doubt that he really got the best out of me. In 15 or so classes, a combination of Stefan’s guidance and my diligence resulted in 24 points increase on the real test - TOEFL SCORE 103 points - Reading: 30, Listening: 30, Speaking: 23, Writing: 20


Electrical Engineer

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Electrical Engineer

Stefan is a great teacher - smart, complaisant, affable and above all he really knows TOEFL. To be successful in TOEFL, it’s not enough to only be good in English. You must also understand the structure of TOEFL and be efficient, and with Stefan it’s all about efficiency. First, he will precisely estimate your abilities and set the appropriate goal. After that, he will effectively lead you toward that goal giving you tons of useful tips along the way. Before I met Stefan, I did TOEFL simulation without any previous preparation and achieved 79 points (R: 21, L: 26, S: 18, W: 14). here’s no doubt that he really got the best out of me. In 15 or so classes, a combination of Stefan’s guidance and my diligence resulted in 24 points increase on the real test - TOEFL SCORE 103 points - Reading: 30, Listening: 30, Speaking: 23, Writing: 20

Milijana

Stefan is much more than a professor, he is a friend and brother and mom and dad at the same time 🙂 I was preparing for the IELTS test with him for three months, although it seemed like an impossible mission, he helped me overcome all obstacles and pass from the first times. He selflessly shares his knowledge, always gives his maximum in classes, and is full of understanding and support. His classes are interactive and fun and full of laughter. From ❤️ I recommend Stefan for IELTS classes because with him every difficult lesson will look like a piece of cake😉

Physical Therapist

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2020-01-11T17:04:38+01:00

Physical Therapist

Stefan is much more than a professor, he is a friend and brother and mom and dad at the same time 🙂 I was preparing for the IELTS test with him for three months, although it seemed like an impossible mission, he helped me overcome all obstacles and pass from the first times. He selflessly shares his knowledge, always gives his maximum in classes, and is full of understanding and support. His classes are interactive and fun and full of laughter. From ❤️ I recommend Stefan for IELTS classes because with him every difficult lesson will look like a piece of cake😉

Ivana

Best tutor for the most unusual occasions (as in "nail TOEFL in a week") 🙂
Creative, imaginative and able to get you in shape for high scores.
Thank you man!
TOEFL SCORE Reading 28 Listening 30 Speaking 29 Writing 23 - TOTAL 110

Economics Graduate

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Economics Graduate

Best tutor for the most unusual occasions (as in "nail TOEFL in a week") 🙂 Creative, imaginative and able to get you in shape for high scores. Thank you man! TOEFL SCORE Reading 28 Listening 30 Speaking 29 Writing 23 - TOTAL 110

Sonja

Here is my situation that I presented to Stefan last summer:
- we have a little less than 2 weeks to prepare
- I have to draw more than 95 points (minimum C1)

He worked with me every day, giving me all sorts of tips and tricks for taking which I probably wouldn't have heard anywhere else (and later used when Judgment Day came :)) ..., He gave me tons of knowledge and confidence that I would succeed and in the end I did ... 105 points !

I know for sure that without him I would not have achieved this.
Discipline, motivation, work ... 10/10, great guy!

Community Manager

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2018-12-26T11:48:50+01:00

Community Manager

Here is my situation that I presented to Stefan last summer: - we have a little less than 2 weeks to prepare - I have to draw more than 95 points (minimum C1) He worked with me every day, giving me all sorts of tips and tricks for taking which I probably wouldn't have heard anywhere else (and later used when Judgment Day came :)) ..., He gave me tons of knowledge and confidence that I would succeed and in the end I did ... 105 points ! I know for sure that without him I would not have achieved this. Discipline, motivation, work ... 10/10, great guy!

Viktorija

Based on my personal experience I can say that Stefan is an excellent teacher. I had less than 2 weeks to prepare for IELTS test and the overall score had to be 7 or above. Stefan and I immediately started preparing, we worked on my writing skills and in that short time I've noticed a great improvement in my writing. He helped me understand the tasks and academic writing in general. Moreover, he devoted most of his time and effort to our classes and gave me valuable advices that are not useful just for the test itself but for my following education as well. In that short period of time he had managed to teach me the crucial things I had to know to pass the exam and of course, thanks to him, I did. I got the overall score of 7.5 on my IELTS Academic. 10/10, i would recommend to everyone.
IELTS SCORE - 7.5 Overall Listening 8.5, Reading 8, Writing 6.5, Speaking 7

High school student

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High school student

Based on my personal experience I can say that Stefan is an excellent teacher. I had less than 2 weeks to prepare for IELTS test and the overall score had to be 7 or above. Stefan and I immediately started preparing, we worked on my writing skills and in that short time I've noticed a great improvement in my writing. He helped me understand the tasks and academic writing in general. Moreover, he devoted most of his time and effort to our classes and gave me valuable advices that are not useful just for the test itself but for my following education as well. In that short period of time he had managed to teach me the crucial things I had to know to pass the exam and of course, thanks to him, I did. I got the overall score of 7.5 on my IELTS Academic. 10/10, i would recommend to everyone. IELTS SCORE - 7.5 Overall Listening 8.5, Reading 8, Writing 6.5, Speaking 7

Andjela

I had a little less than a month to prepare for the test and the minimum I needed was 100 points. Although I speak English quite well, I had problems with this test format which is specific. Stefan helped me to overcome all barriers with very useful advice, not only practical but also psychological, which I would say was crucial when taking the exam 🙂 Apart from transferring knowledge brilliantly, Stefan is also a very fun and pleasant guy. All recommendations for him!
TOEFL - 111, Reading 25, Listening 26, Speaking 26 Writing 27

Lawyer

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2020-01-11T16:55:41+01:00

Lawyer

I had a little less than a month to prepare for the test and the minimum I needed was 100 points. Although I speak English quite well, I had problems with this test format which is specific. Stefan helped me to overcome all barriers with very useful advice, not only practical but also psychological, which I would say was crucial when taking the exam 🙂 Apart from transferring knowledge brilliantly, Stefan is also a very fun and pleasant guy. All recommendations for him! TOEFL - 111, Reading 25, Listening 26, Speaking 26 Writing 27

Jovana

Stefan is great and completely dedicated to preparing you for the test in the best way, the most sincere recommendation to everyone!
TOEFL Score 111 - Reading 30, Listening 29, Speaking 28, Writing 24

Architecture major

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Architecture major

Stefan is great and completely dedicated to preparing you for the test in the best way, the most sincere recommendation to everyone! TOEFL Score 111 - Reading 30, Listening 29, Speaking 28, Writing 24

Djordje

The teacher is very engaged in the work with the student and provides an entertaining class, but most importantly he knows all the tips and tricks to get a high grade on the IELTS test. Definitely knows what he's doing, 10/10 would recommend!

Economics student

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Economics student

The teacher is very engaged in the work with the student and provides an entertaining class, but most importantly he knows all the tips and tricks to get a high grade on the IELTS test. Definitely knows what he's doing, 10/10 would recommend!

Ema

Even though I speak English rather well, I felt stressed about taking my TOEFL exam. I reached out to Stefan to help me achieve the best results possible. We quickly realized that there is room for improvement in the writing and speaking, and spent most of the classes focusing on those sections. He helped me gain confidence while speaking, taught me how to better formulate my answers and gave me important writing strategies. Stefan is a very positive person, a skilled teacher and a vital part of my TOEFL success story. Thanks Stefan!
TOEFL score: Writing 25, Speaking 24, Reading and Listening 30 - 109

Economics Graduate

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Economics Graduate

Even though I speak English rather well, I felt stressed about taking my TOEFL exam. I reached out to Stefan to help me achieve the best results possible. We quickly realized that there is room for improvement in the writing and speaking, and spent most of the classes focusing on those sections. He helped me gain confidence while speaking, taught me how to better formulate my answers and gave me important writing strategies. Stefan is a very positive person, a skilled teacher and a vital part of my TOEFL success story. Thanks Stefan! TOEFL score: Writing 25, Speaking 24, Reading and Listening 30 - 109

Renata

At the very beginning of my preparation for TOEFL exam I felt much stressed and suspicious about attaining desirable score. At the same time I worked and had to focus on both practicing for GRE test. However, I was very lucky to find out Stefan and since the first lecture with him my confidence has extremely improved. I knew that there are only two things that I just had to do in order to pass- BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND DO WHATEVER STEFAN SAID YOU SHOULD DO! Thank you very much Stefan! My TOEFL score was 94: Listening 23, Writing 22, Speaking 22, Reading 27

PhD Student of Economics

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2018-12-26T11:12:08+01:00

PhD Student of Economics

At the very beginning of my preparation for TOEFL exam I felt much stressed and suspicious about attaining desirable score. At the same time I worked and had to focus on both practicing for GRE test. However, I was very lucky to find out Stefan and since the first lecture with him my confidence has extremely improved. I knew that there are only two things that I just had to do in order to pass- BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND DO WHATEVER STEFAN SAID YOU SHOULD DO! Thank you very much Stefan! My TOEFL score was 94: Listening 23, Writing 22, Speaking 22, Reading 27

Hristina

After only few classes with Stefan I was ready for TOEFL more than I even knew! With mutual work we have located my difficulties and weaknesses, worked on them and obtained great result. It may sound weird, but after every class, I was feeling smarter Besides, I cannot disregard that I was actually having fun all the time, because with Stefan as a teacher you may never get bored. He is the best.

Law Graduate

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2018-12-26T11:11:18+01:00

Law Graduate

After only few classes with Stefan I was ready for TOEFL more than I even knew! With mutual work we have located my difficulties and weaknesses, worked on them and obtained great result. It may sound weird, but after every class, I was feeling smarter Besides, I cannot disregard that I was actually having fun all the time, because with Stefan as a teacher you may never get bored. He is the best.

Jovan

Stefan not only has knowledge, but more importantly he knows how to pass on the same knowledge. In just 3 hours, he helped me achieve quite a solid success in the TOEFL, which helped me enroll in the desired master's program in Budapest. After 2 years spent on a master's program abroad, at one of the most multicultural universities in Europe, I can say with certainty that I have not met a person who does not come from an English-speaking area and speaks English as well as Stefan. In addition to all that, perhaps most importantly, Stefan has very useful materials and examples for the TOEFL.
All recommendations!

Economics Graduate

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2018-12-26T11:09:46+01:00

Economics Graduate

Stefan not only has knowledge, but more importantly he knows how to pass on the same knowledge. In just 3 hours, he helped me achieve quite a solid success in the TOEFL, which helped me enroll in the desired master's program in Budapest. After 2 years spent on a master's program abroad, at one of the most multicultural universities in Europe, I can say with certainty that I have not met a person who does not come from an English-speaking area and speaks English as well as Stefan. In addition to all that, perhaps most importantly, Stefan has very useful materials and examples for the TOEFL. All recommendations!

Zoran

English was not my first language in high school and I have always strived to achieve higher levels of knowledge through self-study or individual lessons and courses. Stefan’s approach to English classes is a modern, creative and very professional. Helped me a lot in new words adopting and conversational skills improving. His devotion both to my TOEFL / STANAG examination preparation was extraordinary. I can highly recommend Stefan without reservation.

Serbian Armed Forces

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2018-12-26T09:57:13+01:00

Serbian Armed Forces

English was not my first language in high school and I have always strived to achieve higher levels of knowledge through self-study or individual lessons and courses. Stefan’s approach to English classes is a modern, creative and very professional. Helped me a lot in new words adopting and conversational skills improving. His devotion both to my TOEFL / STANAG examination preparation was extraordinary. I can highly recommend Stefan without reservation.

Dejana

I first started taking classes in order to improve my speaking. I wanted to extend my vocabulary. And I did. Stefan is very devoted to his work. The classes were always interesting and hopeful. Every homework was a great way to learn and find out some new things. My favorite part was reading short stories and summarizing and retelling it to him. If you don’t understand something, he will make it closer to you. He is a great teacher.

Journalist

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2018-12-26T09:55:00+01:00

Journalist

I first started taking classes in order to improve my speaking. I wanted to extend my vocabulary. And I did. Stefan is very devoted to his work. The classes were always interesting and hopeful. Every homework was a great way to learn and find out some new things. My favorite part was reading short stories and summarizing and retelling it to him. If you don’t understand something, he will make it closer to you. He is a great teacher.

Marija

Stefan is a great teacher. He is able and willing to adopt classes according to the needs of his students. It doesn't matter if you are preparing for TOEFL test, or you just want to improve your English - i guarantee this is the best teacher you can find.

Journalist

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Journalist

Stefan is a great teacher. He is able and willing to adopt classes according to the needs of his students. It doesn't matter if you are preparing for TOEFL test, or you just want to improve your English - i guarantee this is the best teacher you can find.

Branko

Despite my high proficiency and years of living in an English-speaking country, I doubt I would achieve the high results I had without taking classes with Stefan. The classes always went very well and in a relaxed atmosphere.

Branko high-scored with 104 after only a few classes, with an amazing 28 in Speaking and 26 in Listening!

Architecture Graduate

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2018-12-26T11:13:09+01:00

Architecture Graduate

Despite my high proficiency and years of living in an English-speaking country, I doubt I would achieve the high results I had without taking classes with Stefan. The classes always went very well and in a relaxed atmosphere. Branko high-scored with 104 after only a few classes, with an amazing 28 in Speaking and 26 in Listening!

Aleksandra

If you want to bring your English to perfection, while having a good time in a relaxed atmosphere without missing results, then your choice will be just - Stef, whom I greatly appreciate and respect 🙂 all praise

Legal Practice

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Legal Practice

If you want to bring your English to perfection, while having a good time in a relaxed atmosphere without missing results, then your choice will be just - Stef, whom I greatly appreciate and respect 🙂 all praise
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