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)


Mairi W

Teaching Experience: 3 years teaching English in private Turkish schools.
6 months working in an English language center in England teaching Saudi kids between the ages of 3-12.
3 months teaching Turkish to foreign adults in Turkey.

Interests: Learning foreign languages, travel, spending quality time with family and friends, cycling, writing and painting.

Education: MA degree in French and Management Studies (2:1 with distinction in spoken French). Aberdeen, Scotland.
TEFL teaching course

Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Fluent), Turkish (Fluent), Russian (Basic), Swedish (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 beginners as well as advanced students.

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)


James D Taylor

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 around Turkey, 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)


Teacher Cilla

Profession: ESL Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have worked with people of all ages, mostly children, for the past 2 years. Being a teacher by profession, I've tried to see as many learning settings as possible. The settings that I have worked in vary from schools to teaching online, from youth clubs to teaching in summer camps.

Interests: Travelling, horse riding, watching movies, listening to music from all over the world, cooking, baking, arts and crafts, pedagogy

Education: Bachelor of Education, Specialization in English Language Teaching

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


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)


Zack Wing

Profession: Musician, Music Teacher, English Teacher,

Teaching Experience: I taught English at an intercultural center in Istanbul for 2 years. I have been teaching English online since December of 2017. I've also been teaching music for over 9 years.

Interests: Music, sports, languages, philosophy, theology

Education: I have a bachelor's degree in Music Business from Jacksonville University.

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


Hannah HM

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: Loads of experience teaching over 300 students from various countries aged 2-70+

Interests: Travelling, photography, music (I play the cello and clarinet), dance, cooking, journalism, human rights, learning about new cultures!

Education: I studied International Relations at METU.

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


Sharon Ugurlu

Profession: Adult Migrant English Teacher

Teaching Experience: In 2000, I practised as a primary school generalist teacher for 6 years. I also taught high school students LOTE (Turkish) on Saturdays. Currently, I teach adult migrants English as a second language (TESOL) at a higher education institute in Australia. I have been teaching adults TESOL since 2007. I also teach Chinese children (4-15 year -olds) English as a second language twice a week.

Interests: Exercising, spending time with family, travelling, sightseeing, reading books, listening to all types of music, philosophy, cultural education.

Education: Bachelor of Arts: Multicultural Studies/
Bachelor of Education: Primary Teaching/
Graduate Diploma in Education: TESOL (Adults and children)

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


andrea d

Profession: English Language Instructor

Teaching Experience: I taught academic English in America for two years.
I've taught English in the country of Turkey for the past 4 years.

Interests: I enjoy meeting new people, especially from different countries and cultures. I like sports, reading books, and music.

Education: I studied at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
My bachelor's degree is in Secondary English Education.
My master's degree is in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).

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