Private Tutors

Debbie receives many requests to recommend tutors able to provide systematic synthetic phonics lessons in the UK and around the world.

Private tutors who have completed Debbie’s Phonics Training Online course can request to be listed on this page. Please note that we cannot vouch for the tutors’ experience and/or ability – and that any arrangements should be based on following your own due diligence as to their suitability.

Debbie highly recommends that learners’ parents or carers are always present during ‘lessons’ provided by tutors – and that certain qualifications and safeguarding may be necessary depending on your country’s requirements.

Tutors – to request to be added to this page, please complete our Tutors Registration Form.


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Sibel Buluktimur

Karşıyaka Izmir Turkey
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Biographical Info

I completed my qualification in  Early Years Care and Education in England.  I came to Turkey and started teaching synthetic phonics to my students at my school.

I have been teaching for 15 years and attended many of Debbie’s  teacher training events in Berkshire, UK.  I was privileged to gain so much knowledge and understanding with so much information from her pioneering  international online programme to integrate it into the curriculum systematically.

As a teacher trainer I have conducted many workshops in Izmır and Istanbul. Now with my wonderful partner Rachel, we will be expanding systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) at our Phonics Centre in Gelişim, Turkey, very soon.

Categories: Izmir, Turkey