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David Recine

David is a test prep expert at Magoosh. He has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has been teaching K-12, University, and adult education classes since 2007 and has worked with students from every continent. Currently, David lives in a small town in the American Upper Midwest. When he’s not teaching or writing, David studies Korean, plays with his son, and takes road trips to Minneapolis to get a taste of city life.

How Do You Become a Teacher Aide?

Do you lack a teaching degree or license but love working with young learners? If so, you may want to become a substitute teacher or a teacher aide. Teacher aides–also called classroom aides or teaching paraprofessionals— assist licensed teachers in their classrooms.

How to Become a Teacher: A Guide for Aspiring Teachers

So you want to become a school teacher. But where do you start? Well, that’s not exactly a simple...

Licensing Requirements for Teaching Abroad

Before I get into this topic, I have to say I was thrilled when Magoosh asked me to write about...

What Degree Do You Need to Teach?

If you’re considering a career in teaching, it’s important to get the right credentials. The most...

How to Set Goals as a Student Teacher

As I’ve mentioned before, student teaching is a very important step in your career. So you’ll want...

What Is Student Teaching?

If you’re thinking of becoming a teacher, you’ve probably heard the term “student teaching.” But...

How to Deal with Parents as a Teacher

Research organizations, government agencies and news reporters all concur: parental involvement is...

Student Teaching Outfits: What to Wear

What should your student teaching outfits look like? What to wear may sound like a silly question,...

What Subject Should You Teach? How to Decide

So you want to become a teacher. But what subject should you teach? This is a big decision...

What Are My Options for Alternative Teacher Certification?

The National Education Association and the U.S. Department of Education both report that...

Tips for New Teachers: Staying Organized

As a teacher, you have to keep track of a lot of different things at once. Every student has their...

How Much Do Teachers Make in Each State?

Teacher salaries are a political “hot-button” topic these days. With education reform and state...

Tips for New Teachers: Classroom Management

For a new teacher, nothing’s more terrifying than an out-of-control classroom. Veteran teachers...

How to Grade Papers Faster

There are many different techniques that a teacher can use to assess their students' understanding...

Should I Get a Master’s Degree for Teaching?

As I’ve mentioned before, there are many ways to become a teacher. And the best way, when it comes...

How Much Do Starting Teachers Make?

If you’re nearing the end of your teacher training, you may wonder…How much do starting teachers...

Can You Fail Student Teaching?

As I’ve said, student teaching counts as a university course. And yet, this time of learning can...

What Grade Should You Teach? How to Decide

Different age groups can provide very different teaching experiences. So what grade should you...

How Many Hours Will I Spend Student Teaching?

Student teaching is a full-time job…literally. A student teacher does all the same things that a...

Teaching Salary by State

Teaching salary by state is an important factor in your career decisions. To make a truly informed...

Preparing for Your First Day of Student Teaching

The first day of student teaching is a big event for teachers in training. For most student...

How to Make Money While Student Teaching

For many people, the student teaching requirement is a big financial obstacle. Student teaching can...
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