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Meral D.

Concord, CA


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Background check passed as of 10/21/11
5.0 average from 5 ratings
Meral D.
— EVELIN, Mount Vernon, NY on 10/31/11

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Southern New Hampshire University
Forensic Psychology
Southern New Hampshire University
Graduate Coursework


Southern New Hampshire University (Forensic Psychology)

Southern New Hampshire University (Graduate Coursework)

About Meral

If you want to learn or need help with these languages: French, German, Turkish, English - I am the right person to contact.

I have over 20 years of experience as a language teacher. I have worked for Inlingua Language Center and taught French and German as a substitute teacher at Pensacola Jr. College and American International School of Luxembourg in Europe.

College students: If you need help with writing your thesis, doing research, or proofreading I can assist you.

I'm a very patient teacher/tutor. I'm very resourceful and believe that anyone can be taught anything no matter what the age, as long as the method is right for the student.
If you want to learn or need help with these languages: French, German, Turkish, English - I am the right person to Read more

24 hours notice required

1 hr - $50 2 hrs (consecutive) - $95 3 hrs (consecutive) - $140 Group Rates: 2 people 1 hr - $90 2 people 2 hrs (consecutive)- $180

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Concord, CA 94519
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"Meral D."

- EVELIN, Mount Vernon, NY on 10/31/11

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Carolyn, Mamaroneck, NY on 12/7/11

"Very Professional"

- Rita, Bronx, NY on 12/3/11
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
General Computer, Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
ESL/ESOL, French, German,
TOEFL, Turkish
American History, Anthropology,
Criminal Justice,
European History,
Geography, Religion,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Anthropology is the science of human kind, their customs and cultures.
I have taken Anthropology classes at Southern New Hampshire University, where I am a senior, and received and A (98) through all the tests and research papers and cases studies that I have conducted.
Anthropology studies humans, past and present, in order to understand the full sweep and complexity of cultures across all of human history.
There are different areas to anthropology, i.e. sociocultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeological anthropology, and linguistics.

The study of anthropology gives us knowledge and insight into human behavior.


Cooking is a process, refined with different techniques, to prepare food.

Culinary art lessons were an integral part of my culinary talents. I took 35 lessons on Mediterranean Cuisine and baking.
Then I earned an AS degree from Pensacola Jr. College on Restaurant and Hotel Management. This degree encompassed everything from managing a kitchen to how to buy meat and how to preserve edibles to prevent spoiling.

Two main fundamentals of cooking is safety in and sanitation in the kitchen, i.e. having a fire extinguisher in the kitchen, and never using the same knife and cutting board for chicken and other meats.

My specialties are Mediterranean (Turkish cuisine) and European Cuisine.

Cooking is a cultural art form and nutritional habits of different cuisines are shaped according to the prevalent cultural, geographical, ecological characteristics.

Turkish Cuisine, while rich in variety and taste-bud friendly, also contains examples which could provide a source for healthy and balanced diets and vegetarian cuisines.
For example, cold dishes are mainly vegetables prepared with olive oil. Since olive oil is a natural preservative, the dish cooked with olive oil can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Criminal Justice

I am attending the Southern New Hampshire University's online program as a pre-law student. My major is Psychology with concentration in Forensic Psychology and a minor in Justice Studies.
I have just completed my minor and will be graduating end of this year.

I have taken the following classes and received an A in all:

Law of Ethics /Legal Traditions
International Criminal Justice
Criminal Procedures
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Forensic Law
Criminal Law
Forensic Psychology
Criminal Psychology

Criminal Justice system in the US is geared to protect all individuals within the US. Having learned, analyzed most aspects of the system, and having written over 100 papers on the subject (and received an A) I believe qualifies me to tutor in the subject.

European History

Students of European history study the continent’s history and culture from its origins to the present day. It encompasses the events and cultures of the people who occupy (or not) the lands within Europe - from the Romans to modern Italy, from Saxon invasions in medieval era to Nazi Germany, and from the Spanish Inquisition to Napoleon.


I grew up in Luxembourg Europe, where German is one of the native languages.

I have studied German from 1st grade to 12th grade. Plus I had taken AP test and scored 5, the highest at that time.

German is among 4 other languages one of my native tongues.

Microsoft Excel

I've used Excel every day for the last 20 years. I have advanced proficiency which I've acquired through MS Excel training at the early stages of the software. Then over the years had to create intricate tables, create a company ledger, and do statistical analysis with complex calculations, which have added to my Excel knowledge.


I have a BA in Psychology with concentration on Forensic Psychology. I graduated as a Summa Cum Laude.


Currently I am a senior at a University and have taken courses in Anthropology and World Religions, and received an A in both.

My interest in religion has forced me to study different religions of the world, from Christianity to Buddhism. I have read the Bible and the Quaran, as well as the Torah.

I have written several research papers on the religions of the world and received an A in all. Religion defies logic, it is a spiritual matter and a matter of faith. Instilling faith, if there is a lack, is essential, however not everyone has faith, so the subject matter of religion should be thought as a historical entity.

My approach to teaching religion is based on open mindedness and historical facts.


I hold a BA in Psychology and I have taken college courses in Sociology. I graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Social Psychology and Sociology were among the courses I have taken and I have received an 'A' in both.


I am US government certified in Turkish. My certification states that I am an Expert in the language - scored highest score of 5. I am a native speaker.

Southern New Hampshire University
Forensic Psychology
Southern New Hampshire University
Graduate Coursework


Southern New Hampshire University (Forensic Psychology)

Southern New Hampshire University (Graduate Coursework)

Meral D. — Wyzant has brought a great tutor to my door. I am happy to have found a great tutor like Meral D. This is my 2nd week meeting with her and ever since day 1 she gave me that trust. I like how strict she can be and the way she cares for my child's education. I will highly recommend to any parent interested. ...

— EVELIN, Mount Vernon, NY on 10/31/11

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

1 hr - $50 2 hrs (consecutive) - $95 3 hrs (consecutive) - $140 Group Rates: 2 people 1 hr - $90 2 people 2 hrs (consecutive)- $180

Travel policy

Meral will travel within 20 miles of Concord, CA 94519.