I request you to guide honestly and make a good name

Update 2021

Dear Kim,

I received your mail and also read the reviews of the study material sent by you. I am sorry to say they are not good at all, according to those reviews the books provide only the instructions and suggests how to get prepared for the

Exams. Proper samples and examples of the test are not given in those books. I want to practice the sample questions of listening and reading sections of the CELBAN. In some of the reviews the candidates are saying that since really long period they have not received the material. My request to you is to guide the candidates in an honest way please because all look for a ray of hope and if they are cheated in  this way by some one it will lead in mistrust and IENs like me will get demoralized.

So, I request you to guide honestly and make a good name.

Regards,
D


How would you respond to something like this? Obviously the expectations of this individual were not met. What did this person expect? 

  • “Proper samples and examples of the test are not given in those books.”
  • “I want to practice the sample questions of listening and reading sections.”

What did this person receive?

  • “[T]he books provide only the instructions and suggests how to get prepared for the exams.”

How did this person feel?

  •  Proper samples and examples of the test are not given,” meaning that what was received was not “proper.”

Thus the belief and accusation was:

  • “My request to you is to guide the candidates in an honest way,” because what I am doing is dishonest.
  • Further more I am cheating people, “[I]f they are cheated in  this way.” 
  • I am “will lead[ing] in mistrust.”

And the result?

  • “IENs like me will get demoralized.”

Wow! This is the interpretation of someone who perceives that I, Kim Kara, of CELBANPrep “should be” preparing IENs for the CELBAN in the same way that other teachers prepare students for other exams such as the IELTS. But, there are certain facts that are missing in this assumption:

  • I am not other teachers.

  • The CELBAN is unlike other exams.

  • IENs preparing for the CELBAN using traditional methods used for other exams CONTINUE TO FAIL BOTH THE CELBAN and the IELTS! 

What does that mean? 

Check your assumptions. 

As the creatress of CELBANPrep I refuse to teach you with methods other teachers use for other tests because I know that those methods will only cause more discouragement! 

As a parent do you allow your child to eat what you know is not good for them? 

And they demand. They cry. They have a tantrum. 

Do you give in? Do you give them what you know is not good for them? Or do you maintain your status as a parent – as the one in the know – and guide them honestly? 

This person accused me of being dishonest, of misleading IENs, of demoralizing them. Why? Because I did not give him/her what I know is not good for him/her. I did not give him false hope in tools (sample tests and practice exams) that create a false sence of encouragement and confidence. 

I am the one being honest. I am the one being responsible and accountable.

It is people who provide sample tests and practice exams for the CELBAN, without teaching the required skills, that are misleading people. 

It is people who provide crash courses in a weekend or a week that are “demoralizing” people. 

If you want to take that path, go ahead. But when you discover it is not taking you where you want to go, when you have learned that their methods are not working: try the CELBANPrep Method. 

Or, you can do what WISE IENs do, and trust what I have created since 2009, having prepared hundreds of IENs from around the world and living across Canada. That is how you save time and money through CELBANPrep! 

Here is what I wrote….


Dear D,

I thank you for your frank and honest opinion.
I am guessing that you do not know me and my story. 
 
I am sorry about your disappointment, and perhaps even disillusionment; but, when you know more about me, what I have done for IENs over the years, perhaps instead I will thank you for your compassion. I am but a person. I am human. I am limited in my capacities. But, with the love and support of the IENs who have come to know me through CELBANPrep – having taken my courses – God has restored me repeatedly: encrouaging me to continue despite the naysayers who send me messages like this. I hope that He will do the same for you in your times of need.
 
Your comment, “please because all look for a ray of hope and if they are cheated in  this way by some one it will lead in mistrust and IENs like me will get demoralized.” Struck me to the core. If you have read
 
 
you would have a very different opinion of me.
 
You would know that to cheat people, to mislead, to create mistrust, to demoralize is against the very grain of my fabric. The only reason why I have invested the time and energy, working 14 hour days – without pay – into creating CELBANPrep is because I know that there are thousands of Internationally Educated Nurses across Canada and around the world that need what I have created. 
 
Because I know to the very core of my being  ~ having worked with thousands of Internationally Educated Nurses in group sessions and one-on-ones ~ that you are all looking for a ray of hope.
 
At some point we all need to decide. We need to commit. We must overcome. Only then will we achieve. That is the foundation, the cornerstones of CELBANPrep. That is the foundation, the cornerstone of my story.
 
So I thank you, and everyone else, for your compassion and understanding. And while many will still be wanting more; I have done to the best of my ability.
 
Simply,
Kim
 
P.S. Please share this with others who you think/feel/know have been disenchanted over the past while.
 

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