Teachers

The Academic Department at Target ISC Boston is dedicated to providing challenging courses  to our student body in a supportive environment. Education with quality is what we care the most.

Integrity, accountability, and leadership are the main principles underlying the work of Target ISC’s Academic Department.

Majority of our ESL teachers are native English speakers born and raised in the United States. Some are multi-lingual and have traveled and lived outside of the U.S. Our motivative and passionate teachers cannot wait to share their enthusiasm toward the world with you!

Teacher’s Bios

 

 

Dalia Gonzalez

Dalia received her master in TESOL at Salem State Univeristy and majored in early childhood education for her bachelors. She is fluent in Spanish, Italian, and a bit of Swedish. Before joining Target in 2017, she worked extensivesly as a teacher in elementary schools, kindergartens, and childhood education.

 

Daniel Bradley

Daniel was born in a town about 18 miles north of Boston and have lived in the Boston area for his entire life. He received his B.A. in English from Salem State College and his M.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts-Boston. For several years he taught college writing classes on a part-time basis for North Shore Community College. He has also worked for a small publishing company as a proofreader/ copyeditor. Daniel got his ESL teaching certificate from Boston Academy of English in April 2010. He has been working for Target ISC since June of that year. He has always enjoyed teaching adults, and he find teaching international students especially satisfying and says, “It’s very exciting meeting people from all over the world and learning about their cultures.”

 

Ebrahim Nasher

Originally from Yemen, Ebrahim Nasher received his Master Degree in TESOL from St. Johns University, NY. He is certified in TESOL from Brooklyn College, NY. He has been teaching English as a Second Language since 2004 and started for our school in June 2015 all while working on a PHD proposal in Phonology and Phonetics.  Additionally, he became a member of the TESOL International Association in 2009 and a member of the Linguistics Society of America in 2011.

By constantly attending seminars, workshops, and webinars, he is always on the lookout for methods to help him transfer all his academic knowledge and experience to the classroom.  He strongly believes that teaching English through content areas is more beneficial and leads to positive outcomes for our students. He encourages his students to practice English and uses varieties of games and strategies in all English skills.

As a professional educator with diverse experience and strong track record fostering students’ centered curriculum and creativity, he is committed to professional ethics, standards of practice, care, and education of young and adult learners.

 

Ksenia Torutanova

Ksenia is an energetic TOEFL and ESL teacher. With more than 20 years of experience, she creates challenging and productive lessons to help her students succeed. There is a lot of homework. Think “English boot camp”!

 

Zachary Pontrello

Zach was born in a town outside of Buffalo, New York! He was raised in this small town, named Clarence, and moved to pursue university studies at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio. There,  he majored in the International Business program and Spanish. Zach was an international exchange student during third year of college, where he studied in Colombia for over a year! This gave him a hands on experience on how it is to be an international student. He also frequently taught English in Colombia, for this is where his teaching experience began. Upon returning to the United States, he have worked in various companies ranging from educational to business. Zach eventually earned my TESOL certificate through Target ISC’s wonderful TESOL program. Since this time, he have been teaching English at Target ISC. Zach is also always learning from the students!

 

Lubna Mohammed

Lubna Mohammed has been teaching English as a Foreign Language for over ten years. She has been assigned as an EFL master trainer for five years by the British Council to do higher level works for the English Project in Yemen. Prior to her visit to the USA, she has been selected as a project member for Spectacle Learning Media Project focusing on the Principle of Mentoring in Education.

In 2014, she was awarded a Fulbright scholarship through Humphrey Fellowship Program where she got the chance to attend many workshops on leadership and other conferences related to her profession in USA. Besides, she obtained her certificate program in Teaching of English as a Second Language for the academic year 2014-2015 from Boston University, School of Education.

 

Lindsey Comeau

Lindsey is  originally from New Hampshire. She went to Plymouth State University where she received her Bachelors in Psychology with a focus in Early Childhood Development.  In 2013, she graduated college and moved to Japan immediately thereafter where Lindsey taught English at two different language academies and an international kindergarten. She remained in Japan for 3.5 years, and in 2016 she returned to Boston to receive her CELTA, after which she moved to Germany.  Lindsey returned to the United States this year to be back with her family and finish her Masters degree in Elementary Education, which she is currently working on and due to graduate with teaching license in December next year. In her free time, Lindsey enjoy long distance running, reading, traveling, and going out with friends.

 

Douglas Willcox

Doug is a second language instructor whose mission it is to help English language learners find their voice on the international stage. He has a BA in History from Boston University and an MA in Christian Education specializing in Youth Ministry from Virginia Theological Seminary. He is pursuing an MA TESOL through The New School and graduated in May 2017. Doug lives with his family in Newburyport, MA.

 

Bryan Tucker

Bryan Tucker has a certificate from Oxford Seminars in TESOL, TESL, and TEFL and has taught ESL at various levels in the Boston area since 2015, including grammar, writing skills, accent reduction, and conversational English.  He has taught both privately and through an adult education program associated with a local high school.  In addition, he has editing skills and has taught English abroad to schoolchildren in India. He is also a guitarist and guitar instructor.  Besides music, his hobbies include hiking and biking.

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