From United KingdomLiving in Other, Turkey (12:28 UTC+03:00)
Achieve native fluency, improve your speaking skills, gain confidence speaking English!
italki teacher since Mar 6, 2022
I was raised bilingual in English and Turkish. I have German, British and Turkish ancestry, and ever since my childhood, I have been interested in languages and different cultures. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in Philosophy and decided to enroll in a Linguistics Master's program to learn even more about languages. I also have a passion and curiosity for music and enjoy playing an Anatolian instrument called "bağlama" every now and then. Setting out on long-distance travels or hiking in the countryside are my favorite activities to relax and find a peaceful state of mind.
Me as a Teacher
In my personal experience, I find the best way of learning a language is by helping the student gain confidence over time by allowing him or her a comfortable and enjoyable study environment. This can be done by first getting to know each student's level with the language and then identifying his or her weaknesses that he/she can work on. If we are going to work on vocabulary, for instance, I find it useful to provide context for the new word and always show alternative ways of formulating one particular phrase. This makes it easier for the student to learn and get closer to talking more naturally and fluently in English by learning different ways of expressing the same thought.
My lessons & teaching style
My classes can vary from an interesting and engaging conversation practice to an educational and instructive lesson centered on grammar rules. I like to use teaching material such as visual aids, article examples, or short clips for listening exercises that help my students become more acquainted with English but also have fun at the same time. One of the most important things to know when learning a language is to always provide context and alternatives of words, phrases, or idioms so that they will be firmly ingrained in memory. I always try my best to build a comfortable yet engaging study environment for the best learning experience.
My teaching material
Articles and news
Test templates and examples
Graphs and charts
2021 - 2022
Merchant Center Head of Department LoftryLoftry - Istanbul, Turkey
2013 - 2018
Bachelor's - PhilosophyIstanbul Sehir University
57 lessons completed
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70 English lessons
Very good teacher! With his help, I feel very confident in learning English. He is a scholar of English teaching.He is very famillar with English expressions.
Oct 31, 2022
6 English lessons
Yusuf is a very good and well-prepared teacher. He has a lot of exercise and material to support the classes. In addition, he is patient with his students and helps them to express better the things that they want to say. I really like the classes with teacher Yusuf!
Apr 30, 2022
2 English lessons
Yusuf is a very nice and gentle teacher. Very patient, very professional and from the very first lesson he teaches you a lot of senteces and new ways to says the things. I will definetly start a conversation program with him.
I highly reccomend Yusuf to everyone!
See you soon!