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My name is Defne, PhD, PhD and I teach subjects including English, History, Turkish, and Political Science. My degrees are from the University of California, San Diego, Bilkent University, and Indiana University. I like to help students learn to question information and think critically. My hobbies include: running, biking, yoga, traveling. I've been to 43 countries and it's my passion to explore the world.

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Defne’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of California-San Diego - Bachelor in Arts, History

Graduate Degree: Indiana University-Bloomington - Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science and Government


Languages, Running, Scuba diving, Horseback Riding

Tutoring Subjects

Academic Coaching

Adult Literacy

AP Comparative Government and Politics

AP U.S. Government & Politics

College Application Essays

College English

College Political Science

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Writing


English Grammar and Syntax


Essay Editing

Graduate Test Prep

GRE Analytical Writing

High School English

High School Writing


Political Science

Social Sciences

Social Studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep



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