Teachers & Contributors

Zulfiqar Awan BA Hons, MA, PGCE

British lecturer, Zulfiqar Awan (BA Hons, MA, PGCE and Ph.D. candidate) has 16 years of teaching experience in the U.K and Cape Town, South Africa. Mr. Awan has also worked as an independent senior lecturer in philosophy, history, and politics on behalf of the British Government, Home Office, and the Department of Education. He is the founder of Humanitas Lifelong Learning, where he teaches regular classes and short courses directly to the public, and online to an international audience. Mr Awan currently resides in Istanbul, Turkey.

Elizabeth Y. Hanson
Advisor and Teacher

Elizabeth Y. Hanson is the founder of Smart Homeschooler™ and has been working in education for 17+ years. She teaches parents how to give their children a private-school education at home. Elizabeth also writes about education, parenting, and other musings over at Medium: https://medium.com/smart-homeschooler and www.smarthomeschooler.com/blog

Sharon Levy
Advisor and Teacher

Sharon has been an educator for thirty-five years and is an Ashoka fellow nominated for her pioneering work in education in the 1990s. Sharon subsequently set up The Institute for Leadership in Education (TILE) an NPO in 2003 to conduct research and pilot innovative approaches to teaching and learning in South Africa.

She founded Learning Unlimited fifteen years ago to share her research and impact with students looking to discover their full potential. Over the years, Sharon has taught a large variety of children and has developed innovative methods to better model learning, including in children suffering from severe learning disabilities.

Yusuf Lawson
Director of Virtual Learning

Yusuf Lawson (BA Hons) is the Director of Virtual Learning at Humanitas LifeLong Learning. His experience derives from providing program management leadership in developing, marketing and delivering the educational content for assigned virtual learning events and services including live and pre-recorded audio and motion content for Humanitas’ online seminars and courses.

Dr. Veysi Ceri
Advisor & Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Dr Veysi Ceri, started his medical education at the Istanbul University in 2002. Successfully completing his 6-years, he was given the title of ‘Medical Doctor’ in 2008. In 2010, Dr Ceri started ‘Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’ residency training at Istanbul University, and after 4 years of challenging assistantship training he became a specialist in 2014. Dr. Ceri is currently working at Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital since 2016. He has made presentations in many national, international symposiums and congresses focusing on modern society and human development.