I've taught all levels and all ages. I like teaching English mainly with authentic communication and by practising through role-play getting as close as possible to real life situations. Most importantly motivation must be high so I make sure lessons are really fun!
I'm a British native speaker of English, hold a master's degree (MSc) in Language teaching and a CELTA, and have over 14 years' experience teaching IELTS skills in particular, to international students online and at a wide range of reputable institutions. I also have an excellent track record.
A passionate, conscientious and accomplished English anguage teacher, with extensive teaching experience and diverse skills, as well as a high level of intercultural awareness and an excellent track record.
Skills and Experience
Over 14 years of experience teaching pre-/ in-sessional EAP, general English, ESP and business English, in addition to exam skills for IELTS, FCE, CAE, CPE and TOEFL to learners from a wide range of levels and backgrounds (duties included delivering and attending teacher development workshops, writing exams, assessing students’ levels, giving feedback, designing and evaluating teaching materials, and designing syllabi)
Cambridge examiner for KET/PET and YLE.
Experience teaching Turkish as a foreign language
Competent user of Moodle, Blackboard, MS Office and Adobe Creative Suite
Gained experience in various temporary positions, such as writer, translator, chief editor, proofreader, social program manager, environmental conservation guide and export advisor in the manufacturing/business sector.
05/2019 – Present: EAP Tutor, Edinburgh Napier University
09/2018 – 02/2019: EAP Lecturer, Izmir University of Economics
06/2018 – 08/2018: EAP Tutor, Edinburgh Napier University
09/2017 – 06/2018: EAP/Translation Lecturer, Izmir University of Economics
09/2015 – 06/2016: EAP Instructor (In-sessional), Middle East Tech. Uni., Cyprus
09/2014 – 09/2015: EAP Instructor (Preparation), Middle East Tech. Uni., Cyprus
07/2014 – 08/2014: EAP Tutor (Pre-sessional), Heriot-Watt Uni., Edinburgh
10/2012 – 05/2014: English Teacher, International House Izmir
10/2011 – 09/2012: English Teacher, Edinburgh School of English (part-time)
09/2009 – 01/2011: Turkish Teacher at Inlingua Edinburgh (part-time)
07/2007 – 10/2011: English Teacher, Edinburgh School of English
2007, 2008, 2011: Social Prog. Manager, Edinburgh School of English (part-time)
11/2006 – 06/2007: English Teacher at TES International, Izmir
11/2005 – 11/2006: English Teacher at Deulcom International, Izmir
2012: MSc Language Teaching, University of Edinburgh
Specific focus: theories of language acquisition, teacher training, evaluation and design of materials, assumptions and methodology in educational and social research, sociolinguistics, critical discourse analysis.
2005: UCLES CELTA Level 4, University of Economics, Izmir
2005: BA Graphic Design, Dokuz Eylul University, Izmir (distinction)
Specific focus: psychology of perception, visual perception, photography, corporate identity design, wood-cut printing.
1999: High school diploma in Science and Mathematics, Deniz High School, Izmir
Invited to deliver a lecture on bilingualism and language attitudes at the Izmir Institute of Technology
Run workshops at a range of institutions covering areas including teacher and learner training, the use of images in TEFL, and intercultural competence.
Represented International House Izmir, as translator/interpreter in a series of conferences on business English and career development at four major universities in Izmir.
Selected as attendee at Edinburgh School of English for IATEFL and English UK
Won award (second place) in national art competition in Turkey.
Achieved highest possible grade in BA dissertation/final project
English (native speaker),
Turkish (native speaker),
Sociolinguistics, intercultural competence, sustainable agriculture, food ethics, ecology, biogeography, permaculture, photography, printmaking, fusion cuisine, mountaineering, sailing
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