I wanted to share three responses to CELBANPrep Speaking [reading, listening] E-Book will no longer available.
This message comes from Toni and was posted on Facebook:
I am thankful to come across CELBANPrep in YouTube in 2012; excited to find out more about it and could not wait to purchase the discounted materials. I am very grateful to have crossed paths with Kim K., the energetic and talented woman behind CELBANPrep to whom I have corresponded through countless emails and phonecalls while preparing for the English test. Looking back then, those emails and phonecalls were great tools that enhanced my abilities in writing, speaking, and listening! CELBANPrep has helped me continue my studies to become a successful nurse in Canada. And so I am saddened to hear this news. To all IENs out there, please do not give up and be frustrated so easily. Do not hesitate to contact Kim when you encounter problems opening any CELBANPrep materials or apps you have purchased. It’s all worth it!
Ching, wrote on the Dear Kim blog:
So sad to hear what happened. I am so grateful that I found this website that helped me passed the celban for the first time. I didn’t have any resources that time because I was new in canada . I subscribed the listening and writing part and i passed.I was able to work as a nurse here in canada with your help. Thank you so much.
J also wrote to Dear Kim blog:
This is very sad… In one single negative comment you have just prevented success of countless nurses who are still aspiring to pursue their career as R.Ns or LPNs.
Kim and her books have helped me so much in passing my celban exam in 1 attempt! At first, I was also confused on how to navigate and access the resources but through my “appropriate way” of asking via email to her, and through “politely” asking for assistance, I was able to access and utilize those wonderful books of hers! She had been great help not just to me but to most of the nurses now who have conquered celban using her books and celbanprep guides. She also offered help in every way possible should we have confusions and doubts of using the books that we bought from her. To my fellow consumers from amazon, and to all future celban takers who are still searching for legit and authentic study material for celban, please be patient when you buy celbanprep books and respect every author/seller. Before accusing someone, look back and retrace what you might have been doing wrong, it might be your problem and not the books which should be blamed for, just ask politely and learn to inquire first for assistance. Also, please recognize Kim and her prepguides, she and her books are not fake!!! She’s the most legit celban teacher that I ever knew. Her books and prep guides gave me hope and the light when everything went dark and felt hopeless.
Kim please don’t be disheartened and discouraged by ungrateful people, please look back to hundreds/thousands of nurses you’ve helped to get to where they are right now. Without celban, nobody will get pass to the next step of their nursing career. Again thank you for helping me Kim, now I am a nurse, had a full time job and living my dream. You’ve helped not just me but also my family.
I am deeply touched by the words of encouragement and support. I am a real person. I have a heart. I have a spirit. Just like you they can get hurt, they can break. The lack of civility that is now an acceptable form of expressing ones truth is exceptionally harmful. Please be considerate. Please maintain your dignity. Please be respectful at all times.
I dedicated 10 years of my life to creating and maintaining CELBANPrep. With the advances of technology I created 10 versions. I had hopes and dreams of doing so much more but I was limited because of the constant changes. I am but one person doing a tremendous work. And now, although I am no longer teaching, I wanted to make CELBANPrep available to you so that you could prepare for your exam the same way thousands of IENs have over the past 10 years. To be called a fraud, a scam, seeing you as cash cows could not be the furthest from the truth.
I so appreciate J and Ching and Toni for their written support. Thank you for responding to my call, If you don’t speak up (and write a review on Amazon, on Facebook, on Dear Kim) the voices of those who slander CELBANPrep will be heard over your silence.
J, Toni, Ching and others who have allowed me to be part of your journey: I am so proud of your accomplishments. I am so grateful for your appreciation. I wish for you the greatest happiness and abundance in your individual and collective lives!
P.S. I tend not to check my e-mail as often as Facebook, so please feel free to contact me there when you are having problems. KK