About Me

Hi, my name is Lori Llarena (luh-ree-nuh).

As an ESL test preparation coach for over 15 years, my journey has taken me from working with clients on TOEIC and TOEFL in South Korea to teaching IELTS courses at the University of Southern California and Rutgers University. In that time, my clients have spanned six out of the seven continents.

My expertise in ESL assessments is unique because I deeply value turning your ESL testing goals into RESULTS. I recognize that it takes great perseverance to immigrate to a new country with your family, gain admission into your dream university, or advance your career. In order to make those aspirations a reality, the first step is mastering the test prep process. Working with me can turn your greatest weakness to your most enviable strength. Want to learn more? Contact me today for a FREE, 15-minute evaluation.


Mastery of ESL Tests     Starts Here



Providing you the necessary tools to achieve your ESL assessment goals in the era of social distancing.

All packages are virtual, 1-on-1 sessions. 



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Module 1

Reading & Listening


4, 30-minute sessions with a concentration in reading and listening strategies that can bolster your ESL test results.

Module 2



5, 45-minute sessions where you learn how to shape your speech as fluently and comprehensibly as possible.

Module 3

Writing Bootcamp


6, 1-hour sessions where you learn why words, along with their organization, matter, and how their proper usage can lead to a higher score.

Module 4

Custom Package

Prices Vary

Create a personalized package that is based on your language skills and testing needs.