Hello! My name is Lynne Banker – I am a retired American and native English speaker who has been fortunate to combine my love of traveling with the rewards and challenges of interacting in multicultural environments, from the Caribbean to Istanbul, Turkey.
Since settling in Istanbul in 2010, I have utilized my teaching and Human Resources background to assist corporate executives to improve their English-speaking skills for meetings, conferences, presentations, and interviews. Additionally, I help Turkish high school seniors, seeking admission to universities in the US and UK prepare the required application essays.
I am passionate about helping people achieve their 'next step' – improving their English, admission to university, securing a first job, or attaining a new position.
Join me for interesting, meaningful, conversations in a casual, relaxed environment, covering a wide variety of topics – film, travel, current affairs, hobbies, and why we love our pets. Also, discussion topics relevant to your academic or professional goals are welcome.