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Lessons offered by David
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

ESL professor with 12 years of experience to teach English in the Bay Area

Methodology

My teaching methods vary depending on a student's English level and learning goals. Instruction may focus on receptive skills (listening and reading), productive skills (speaking and writing), vocabulary acquisition, contextual English needs (e.g., business English), grammar acquisition and refinement, or test preparation (e.g., TOEFL or IELTS).

Background

I have a master's in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania and a master's in reading from Johns Hopkins University. I have been giving lessons for 12 years. I specialize in reading, writing, business English, and TOEFL and IELTS preparation.

Rates

Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $150
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $275

Details

Travel costs may apply. Students are charged for lessons not canceled 24 hours prior to the scheduled lesson time.

Lessons offered by David
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • ESL
  • Business English
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA
  • ILR Level 0
  • ILR Level 1
  • ILR Level 2
  • ILR Level 3
  • ILR Level 4
  • ILR Level 5
  • Other
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Proficient
  • For children

David's resume

DAVID ALAN ZAHN

ESL Tutor Specializing in Reading, Writing, Business English, and IELTS and TOEFL Test Preparation

“Dave is especially adept at scaffolding learning material so that it is both accessible yet challenging to all of the students in his classes. Students complete his classes having internalized important content while enjoying the experience.”
– Tracy Day, Senior ESL Instructor
Intensive English Program, Boise State University


“David has the unique gift of being able to listen to and understand the needs of both students and our program. He is a critical thinker and a natural problem solver. He has always put our students and our program before himself.”
– Edvin Subasic, ESL Instructor
Intensive English Program, Boise State University


“David gained the respect of students and colleagues alike. He was a dedicated instructor who took a keen interest in his students as people. In observing his classes, I was struck by his enthusiasm, pacing, clarity, and ability to stay focused on the subject matter. He always received strong ratings by his students, who appreciated his compassion as a person and outstanding qualities as an instructor.”
- Lynda Mermell, Director
English Language Center, Towson University


“Dave is a committed teacher who makes a dedicated effort to create a warm classroom environment where students can learn. He taught all our classes (reading/writing; communication; and grammar skills) across all of our levels.”
– Stephanie Marlow, Director
Intensive English Program, Boise State University


“You are the best advocate I've ever met for programs and for students--simply getting stuff accomplished.”
- Kate Woodbury, English Professor
Southern Maine Community College


Education

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
2006-2010
M.S. Ed. Reading

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2004-2005
M.S. Ed. TESOL

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
2002-2003
Institutional Recommendation for Teacher Certification

University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California
1994-1998
B.A. Religious Studies


Thesis

“Practical Research-Based Strategies for Teaching Academic Vocabulary to Adult English Learners”


Language Study

Italian, Latin, and Spanish


Experience

Southern Maine Community College
South Portland, Maine
ESOL and Global Languages Chair (2016-2019)
ESOL and Developmental English Professor (2016-2019)
ESOL Student Advisor (2016-2019)

Boise State University
Boise, Idaho
Faculty Associate for Accessibility (2016)
International Faculty Tutor (2015-2016)
IELTS Examiner and Grader (2014-2016)
ESOL Instructor (2014-2015)
Linguistics Instructor (2014-2015)

College of Western Idaho
Nampa, Idaho
English as a Second Language Instructor (2013-2014)
Bridge Instructor (2014)

Sheridan College
Sheridan, Wyoming
English Instructor (2011-2012)
Writing Center Tutor (2011-2012)

Towson University
Towson, Maryland
English as a Second Language Instructor (2008-2010)

Notre Dame of Maryland University
Baltimore, Maryland
English as a Second Language Instructor (2008-2010)

Community College of Baltimore County
Catonsville, Maryland
English as a Second Language Instructor (2008-2010)
Reading Instructor (2010)
GED Instructor (2008)

Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, Maryland
English as a Second Language (2007)

Tillamook Bay Community College
Tillamook, Oregon
English as a Second Language (2006)
Literacy Coordinator (2006)

Scottsdale Community College
Scottsdale, AZ
English as a Second Language Instructor (2005)

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