Author Archive | David Recine

  • David Recine

    David is a Test Prep Expert for Magoosh TOEFL and IELTS. Additionally, he's helped students with TOEIC, PET, FCE, BULATS, Eiken, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT.

    David has a BS and MA from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Early in his career, he worked for Disney Consumer Relations, later moving on to become a business banker at Wells Fargo. Once David discovered his passion for education, he started teaching K-12 ESL in South Korea. He soon branched out into adult learning, teaching undergraduate and MBA-level communication and writing classes at American universities. During this time, David also taught business communication to employees at Hyundai, Cargill, and Nestle, and trained English teachers in America, Italy, and Peru.

    His work at Magoosh has been cited in many scholarly articles, his Master's Thesis is featured on the Reading with Pictures website, and he's presented at the WITESOL (link to PDF) and NAFSA conferences.

    Come join David and the Magoosh team on Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, or connect with him via LinkedIn!

Prepositions of Time

In an earlier post, Kate gave a helpful overview of the most common time-related prepositions in English. Her post looked not just at the meanings of these prepositions, but also at the grammar rules for them. There are quite a few other prepositions of time that are less common, but still important. In this post, […]

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Magoosh Comics: Hard TOEFL Words

In my last vocabulary post, I gave you a better look at the first 8 hard words from the Magoosh TOEFL Vocabulary PDF. I explained how each word was used, and gave you a table with each different form of the word. Word forms are especially important when you learn vocabulary. Knowing every grammatical form […]

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