Tuba Berk was born in Ankara. She graduated from TED Ankara College in 1986. She received her BA from Hacettepe university, English Language and Literature department in 1990 and her MA from Bilkent University in 1994. She got her COTE certificate in 1993. She undertook responsibilities in materials design and curriculum unit while she was working in BUSEL Bilkent University School of English Language (1992-1997). She also worked as the editor of an academic journal during those years. Between 1997-2012 she worked as an instructor first in Faculty Academic Support Team then in Faculty Academic English unit where she designed and taught Academic Writing, English and Composition I and II, Political Literacy, Social and Political Philosophy I and II courses. During this time, she also worked as a member of final exam committee and the professional development unit.