Last Updated:
07/04/2022 - 15:03

Zeynep Ünlüer

Coordinator & Tutor

Zeynep Ünlüer is the co-coordinator and a tutor at the Academic Writing Center at METU. She is also an English instructor with a 15-year experience. She holds a BA at the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University and is currently working on her thesis in English Language Teaching at METU. She is mainly interested in autonomy, motivation, collaboration, academic writing and feedback.

Burçin Kağıtcı Yıldız

Coordinator & Tutor

Burçin Kağıtcı Yıldız is an EFL lecturer at METU, where she also works as a tutor and the co-coordinator of the Academic Writing Center and helps organize institutional academic events. She graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature at Hacettepe University and got an MA degree in ELT at METU. She is currently pursuing her PhD in ELT with a special interest in sociolinguistics and academic writing. 

Defne Akıncı Midas

Tutor

Defne Akıncı Midas has taught English at higher education level for more than 25 years. She holds a master’s degree in Computer Assisted Language Learning and TESOL from University of Manchester, UK. She is currently working on her PhD thesis in Computer Education and Instructional Technologies, METU. She acted as the coordinator of the Academic Writing Center in the 2000s, and now she is happy to be one of the tutors of the center. 

Melek Altun

Tutor

Melek Altun graduated from METU at the Department of FLE in 2011. She worked at Bilkent University School of English Language, where she completed CELTA, ICELT, and DELTA, between the years of 2011-2018. Then, she worked for a year at METU Development Foundation Schools. She holds an MA in ELT from Gazi University. She has been working as an instructor at METU Modern Languages Department since 2019.

Başak Atasoy

Tutor

Başak Atasoy grew up on a different peninsula. She's a true lover of the sea. She loves swimming, sailing, and speeding with the jetski. She loves what she does, and she's been doing it for a quarter of a century in METU. 

Özge Erdem

Tutor

Özge Erdem graduated from the Department of Foreign Language Education in METU in 2007. She holds a master’s degree and has recently earned a doctorate in English Literature. She has been teaching English for fifteen years. At present, she works as an English instructor at the Department of Basic English.

Şükran Saygı

Tutor

Şükran Saygı is a METU graduate and she holds a BA and an MA in English language teaching. She is a PhD candidate in Educational Sciences. She also holds Delta (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has over 15 years of teaching experience in English as a foreign language. She is mainly interested in language assessment and academic writing.

Öznur Alver

Tutor

Öznur ALVER graduated from METU, the Department of Foreign Language Education. She got ICELT while working for Bilkent University. Then, she completed her MA studies at Bilkent University MATEFL Program. She is a PhD candidate at METU (English Language Teaching). She has been an instructor at the Department of Basic English at METU since 2010.