Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey (Philosophy, English)
The University of Leicester, UK (Master's)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (PhD)
In the past, I have met most of my students, who ranged from K-12 students to classmates in college, and to graduate students in other areas who had difficulty with English, through referrals. I have recently moved to the Bay Area, and joined Wyzant as I do not have a referral circle here yet.
I started giving lessons when I was in college...it has been 13 years now! I met my longest-running student for homework help and tutoring when she was in 6th grade, and we kept studying together half way through high school. I had six other students I met semi-regularly other than her. Two of them were references I got after the improvement in her grades once we started studying together.
Most recently, I wrote a dissertation for myself, and continuously gave academic essay and thesis writing help to students in humanities and social sciences. My long-distance student finished her BA in History and MA in International Trade, and I helped her with English, History, Political Science, Economics, and International Trade papers from sophomore year through end of her MA.
Having grown up in Turkey and studied in the most prestigious schools, my linguistic skills are well above the average native speaker. I have taught English and French in classroom setting, as well as tutoring Turkish, English, and French in various levels.
With homework help, I like to guide the student to find the answer, rather than giving it. I give hints on similar problems, which chapter in the textbook might help with the solution, or ask the student to explain the subject to me in their own words. Once the student acquires necessary critical thinking skills, they will need less assistance in the future.
When giving essay help, I like to discuss the bibliographic material with the student to come up with a structure for the essay. Once we have the structure, and then a draft, I can revise and proofread it.
I will be happy to provide feedback from my former students. Just ask :) In the past, I have met most of my students, who ranged from K-12 students to classmates in college, and to graduate students in other areas who had difficulty with English, through referrals. I have recently moved to the Bay Area, and joined Wyzant as I do not have a referral circle here yet.
I started giving lessons when I was in
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I am a native speaker of the language experienced in language teaching. I am a certified English teacher in Turkey, I have taught college level French in the US, and I have tutored various levels of English, Turkish, and French in the last 12 years. I have not taught Turkish in a formal classroom setting, but I could transfer my skills from other languages if needed.