Simon Mumford graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 1983. He was awarded the RSA Certificate in TEFL in 1985. He has taught at various English Language courses and a private secondary school in Izmir, Turkey. He taught on the Ege University English preparatory course from 1997 to 2003. In 2004, he graduated from the Aston University (UK) Msc.TESOL programme. He has taught at Izmir University of Economics since 2003. He teaches academic skills courses ENG 101 and 102. He is also Writing Centre advisor, which involves editing the papers of faculty staff. He is currently doing a PhD in ELT at Bahçeşehir University, and is writing a thesis on the teaching of academic writing. He has published academic articles on teacher education, language testing and academic English.