||New Haven, CT, USA
||Kids, Youth, Adults, Groups
|Levels I Teach
||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
|Lessons Take Place
||My Home/Office, Learner's Home or Work, Public Place, Online
I'm a fluent speaker of Turkish with 4 years tutoring experience in both English and Turkish. I lived in Istanbul and Ankara for a total of 5 years. My life in Turkey began as a foreign exchange student in high school and continued when I enrolled full-time in Turkey's most prestigious university. My husband is Turkish and I speak Turkish at home on a daily basis. My accent and fluency is at the level of a native speaker.
Education / Certificates
I attended Turkey's top university, Bogazici University, as a full-time student, where I studied linguistics and psychology. I am also certified as a C-2 level speaker through TÖMER in Istanbul, which is a government-run Turkish program administered by Ankara University. My accent is very good and native speakers often mistake me for Turkish when they hear me speak. I have extensive knowledge of local slang, terms of endearment, and cultural jokes and phrases. I also studied linguistics for 2 years at Smith College and have in-depth knowledge of the Turkish grammatical system, which can be confusing for new learners. Despite the complications of the grammar system, I feel I have a talent for explaining Turkish grammar in an easy-to-understand way--this is the area where I find my native English background is really useful for my student. I can make one-to-one comparisons and translate Turkish tricky phases literally, while also providing their more commonly used English counterparts.
I have tutored both children and adult students in spoken Turkish for multiple years. I can help you get your speaking up to speed in a fun, relaxing environment.
I think conversation and informal speaking sessions are the most natural and enjoyable way to learn. I also have experience teaching through grammar workbooks and using structured syllabi.
I am flexible and can teach at most times of day. Online sessions are best for me!
I can meet anywhere in the New Haven area, and am also happy to do online lessons via Skype.
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