About Us

Our Mission

To provide daily practice, consistent feedback, and unlimited support so students can stop wasting time, get their TOEFL score as quickly and easily as possible, and improve their lives.

About Us

Thousands of students take the TOEFL every year. Not all of them get their score. We wanted to change that; which is why our small team of motivated educators launched TST Prep in January 2019.

TST Prep is an online-based language test solution platform designed to provide an interactive learning environment for students who need to prepare for the TOEFL and improve their English fluency. Our student-centered approach not only provides test strategies and score building practice activities, but also a community-driven learning environment where teachers are always accessible and fellow test-takers support you every step of the way to your dream score.

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Our Principles

It is our responsibility to provide all of the necessary practice, feedback, and support each student requires to achieve their goal.

Our TOEFL Score Building Program, our team of professional TOEFL teachers, and our community of passionate TOEFL takers work together to help each and every one of TST Prep’s TOEFL students.

We believe in our mission, and to achieve our goals, our staff and our students must abide by the following five principles:

Each student is an individual
Students, teachers, and staff must be treated with the personalized attention he or she needs to reach their potential.

Growth requires active thought and consistent practice
There are no shortcuts to success. Strategies are helpful, but consistent and thoughtful work is the key to achievement.

Personalized feedback is essential
The more feedback we receive on our work from a trained professional, the better we will perform.

Practicing without a plan leads to failure
Plans often fall apart in the process, but the structure they provide will help us know where to go and the best route to get there.

We are all accountable
Teachers, staff, and students alike must take responsibility for our actions if we are to learn and grow from our mistakes.

Who we are

Josh MacPherson

Josh MacPherson

Founder and Head Instructor

Josh MacPherson has taught English language learners in New York, Seoul, and Osaka. He holds a BA in Secondary Education and an MA in ESL Curriculum and Instruction.

Alex Stratov

Alex Stratov

Co-founder, Head of Operations

Alex specializes in creating streamlined practices for internal business processes. He is motivated by progress and dedicated to making your experience with TST Prep as smooth and enjoyable as possible. 

In his free time, he likes to hike, swim, travel, and feed his three cats.

Maryna Bakhmatska

Maryna Bakhmatska

Office Manager

Maryna handles communication with TOEFL students from all over the world on a daily basis via e-mail and social media, providing students with resources and advice, post-purchase support, and scheduling assistance.

George Rusu

George Rusu

Content Curator

George handles content design and layouting for TST Prep, as well as administrating our content archive. He makes sure that the information you need is easy to find and access.

Meet the Teachers

Katie Reaburn

Katie Reaburn

TOEFL teacher, writing specialist

Katie is an experienced ESL teacher with a background in Linguistics. She encourages students to be confident in their English skills, even on test day. She loves learning about different languages and cultures.

Todd Stuchiner

Todd Stuchiner

TOEFL and English fluency teacher

Todd Stuchiner is a professional teacher from New York City. He has over 15 years of experience and three degrees including a TESOL, a B.F.A in Creative Writing and a Master’s degree in Education. He has taught English in Korea, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Germany.

Anastasia Morzhina

Anastasia Morzhina

TOEFL teacher, writing specialist

Do you wonder how to improve your writing for the TOEFL? Anastasia can help. She has worked at TST Prep since 2018. In the last four years, she has helped students earn a 24 or higher in the TOEFL Writing.

Barbara Rodgers

Barbara Rodgers

TOEFL Teacher

Barbara is an experienced ESL Teacher who creates a supportive and focused learning environment. She enjoys helping students improve their English fluency and test scores. She has lived and taught English in Costa Rica, Spain and Mexico.

Our Alumni

I can’t praise the TST Prep team enough for the huge evolution I managed to accomplish in a little less than one month. I am sure that using the free resources, taking the Emergency Course, and doing the Speaking Evaluation with Todd was critical for achieving the results I needed.

This chapter of my life ends now and, as I leave this test behind, I am now closer to being an accredited veterinarian in the US. It might sound like I am overreacting, but your company will be a little bit responsible for each patient I manage to save in the future. I’d like to thank all the TST prep team! By keeping up the good work during pandemic times you made a big difference in my life.

Ane Caroline

I had no experience with the TOEFL test before. The tips and tricks told to me with a smiling face helped me a lot to reduce my anxiety especially in the speaking section. I have seen his Videos for at least five times and remembered the simple tips like ” Avoid difficult words, speak like a teacher or speak as if you are talking to a ten-year-old child, etc.”

Previously I was not aware of your website and I was studying from other learning materials. I will again appear to get my dream score of 106 in the month of April 2020 when I will purchase your teaching package!


Consulting Physician

I liked the TST PREP videos on YouTube and therefore sought them out for personalized coaching. I particularly liked TST PREP’s websites and the various kinds of tests it had.

I also would like to mention that all of my teachers followed up with me even after my classes were over. Most importantly, I am absolutely struck by the differences that learning the new techniques made.

Beyond surpassing the required scores, the TOEFL guidance that I received from TST PREP really improved my reading, listening, speaking, and writing styles. Finally, TST PREP helped me to surpass the required scores and improved my overall confidence.


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