i‑Learner Education Centre


Cecily Hurst


I aim not only to help students solve specific problems, but also to build the skills needed to become autonomous learners. I support progress along each student’s unique learning path by taking the time to understand their learning style, building a sense of trust, and tailoring classes specific to their needs.

Cecily Hurst has graduate degrees in law and literature as well as specialised training in teaching ELA, literature, and reading. She has taught learners of all levels, from early years to university, and she enjoys sharing the learning journey with them and collaborating to gain broader perspectives. In her spare time, she enjoys corresponding with her four grown children and researching education, law and contrastive linguistics. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and served as an editor of the Berkeley Journal of International Law.


  • Praxis II US National Teaching Certification Examination: English Language & Literature
  • Graduate CEU Sequence (Reading & Literacy ) Maryland State Department of Education
  • Early Years Certification (Preschool Curriculum & Early Childhood Development) Maryland State Department of Education
  • JD (Law) University of California, Berkeley
  •  MA (Eastern Classics) St. John's College
  • Graduate Certificate (Chinese Studies) Hopkins-Nanjing University Center for Chinese Studies
  • BA (International Relations) Johns Hopkins University