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Author Archive | 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.
I read and reviewed Barron’s TOEFL iBT with Eight Online Practice Tests. Read on to find out how it measures up as a TOEFL prep resource.
In this book review, I look at how the ELT Grammar Book can help you in your TOEFL prep and in your general English studies.
Understanding prefixes on the TOEFL– beginning parts of words that have special meaning– can help you really master TOEFL vocabulary.
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, […]
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 […]
Unlike other tests, you can’t really “pass” or “fail” the TOEFL. So what’s a good TOEFL score? Our experts break it down for you.
Wondering what you’ll see in the TOEFL Speaking Task 4? Magoosh’s experts share everything you need to know about mastering this task!
What is Mental Floss? It’s website full of articles and videos. Many of the articles cover subjects vocabulary that are good for TOEFL practice.
For many of the students I work with, TOEFL Speaking Task 3 is one of the hardest parts of the Speaking Section. The prompt is so packed with information!