James JD

Profession: English Teacher/ Musician

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching English in the Turkish capital Ankara since 2014 and before then I worked with primary school children in the UK since 2009. I have a 140 hour TEFL certificate and experience with TOFEL speaking preparation

I am a musician and I have also worked as a music teacher, teaching piano, guitar and music theory and practice to children, university students and adults. In 2012 I worked at a university teaching the music students how to prepare for life as a professional musician

Interests: My main interest is music. I have been performing in bands and with artists since I was in high school, and for the last few years I have been working with some big names here in Turkey. When I'm not on stage, I enjoy listening to music, writing and reviewing other peoples music.

I enjoy cooking, hiking and camping in the mountains, watching TV series as well as film and video editing.

Education: I went to school in England and did three years of A Levels (usually we only do two years in the UK, but I couldn't decide what I wanted to study so I did an extra year to add extra subjects!)

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Conversational)


Jonathan Teacher

Profession: English teacher

Teaching Experience: I have taught English for more than five years, including four years at a university in Turkey. I have taught all levels and can be of assistance to elementary as well as advanced students. Keep in mind that Cambly is more for students who can speak and understand at least "some" English, though :) Also, kids are great - but I am best suited to teaching adults :)

Interests: Different cultures, traveling, politics, history, literature, movies, TV series, art, popular science

Education: Cambridge CELTA: Pass A (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults)

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Fluent), German (Conversational)


Danielle Bossert

Profession: Certified ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been an educator for 16 years.

Grade 1 Teacher
ESL Teacher

I am currently working as an ESL teacher.

Interests: I love travel and have lived abroad most of my adult life. I love learning about different cultures and new languages. I especially love trying new food! I enjoy cooking and eating. When I'm not cooking I am outside, hiking, running, or kayaking. I like keeping up to date with current events and read the New York Times everyday. I have a small garden that I try to keep up with. I live in the city and enjoy listening to live music and art exhibits.

Education: Associates Degree in Education
TESOL Oxbow

Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Basic), Turkish (Conversational), Swahili (Conversational)


Bryan V

Profession: Professional Musician

Teaching Experience: Bass guitar teacher/Music teacher/Ensemble director

Interests: Music, sports, science, travelling, animals, gaming and coffee.

Education: Artez University of the Arts, Netherlands/Bass Guitar

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Native), Dutch (Conversational)


Marissa MA

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have 7 years' worth of experience teaching all levels. I've taught in 3 different countries (Turkey, Mexico, and El Salvador) to students of very different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I offer full courses for general English, TOEFL prep, and legal English. I can provide you with a coursebook and supplementary materials according to your level and needs that we can use together in our classes.

Interests: Language and culture, travel, art, politics, current affairs, stand-up comedy, memes, films, documentaries, and geography are some of my main interests. I'm happy discussing anything with my students, from simple topics like "how was your day?" to more complex issues. I like to learn whatever I can from other people! Let's share our knowledge and experience with each other.

Education: Degree in Global/Cultural Studies

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Conversational), Spanish (Basic)


Ishtar Y

Profession: ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching ESL for three years in Istanbul, Turkey. I have experience teaching business English, conversational English, practical English, IELTS preparation, etc.

Interests: Traveling, learning other languages and cultures, cooking, eating

Education: B.A. International Relations

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Fluent), Arabic (Conversational)


Claire Green

Profession: ESL teacher

Teaching Experience: Online ESL teaching for over a year and a half.

Interests: reading, self development, philosophy, dance, music

Education: The University of Bradford, UK - MSc in Biomedical Sciences
The University of Leeds, UK - BSc in Biology

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Conversational)


Su Velez

Profession: registered pharmacist, certified ESL teacher

Teaching Experience: teaching and tutoring experience over 15 years, currently teaching all levels ESL in Cuenca, Ecuador. Previously taught in Germany and Turkey.

Interests: linguistics, world cuisine, literature, health and wellness, spirituality, antropology

Education: Masters degree in pharmaceutical microbiology, BSc in Pharmacy, registered pharmacist in the USA and certified ESL teacher.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Fluent), Spanish (Basic), German (Basic)


Jess Amy

Profession: Traveller, psychology graduate, teacher

Teaching Experience: I have 4 years teaching experience.
I worked at a university for 2 years full time.
I have also taught adults 1-1 and some business English.
I also have experience working with children :)

Interests: I love travelling and learning about different cultures! I lived in Germany for 1 year (a long time ago). I currently live in Turkey. I love nature and camping, music and dancing.
I'm a very friendly and smiley person :)

Education: I graduated from a bachelor of psychology.
I have a CELTA teaching certificate.
Short courses in essay writing and English for academic purposes (EAP).

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Conversational), German (Conversational)


Annette RS

Profession: School Teacher

Teaching Experience: 8 years in 3 different privet highschool in Istanbul Turkey

Interests: Psychology / Travel / Music / Make up

Education: Masters in Psychology / University of Oregon

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Turkish (Conversational)