Secil UGUR studied English Language Teaching at Middle East Technical University between 1993 and 1998. From 1998 to 2002, she worked as an English Language Instructor at the School of Foreign Languages at Baskent University. She attended Language, Vocabulary, and Methodology training programs there. Meanwhile, she received her MBA degree from Baskent University in 2001. Then, she started working as an English Instructor at Izmir University of Economics in 2003. Until 2009, she taught English at the Preparatory School. In 2009, she joined the Freshman Program where she taught Academic Skills in English until June, 2015. From 2012 to 2015 she taught Advanced English for TOEFL Exam Preparation. From 2006 to 2010, she worked at the Vocational School where she taught various courses such as Introduction to Business, Principles of Marketing, Marketing Management, Managing People and Organizations, Fundamentals of E-commerce, Applications in Foreign Trade and Pricing. She also designed courses like "English for International Trade" and "Business Talk" with her partners and taught them at the Izmir Chamber of Commerce between 2006 and 2013. She has been working as the Head of Graduate English Preparatory Program at the School of Foreign Languages since September, 2015.