Eylem has a Masters in Sociocultural Linguistics from Goldsmiths College, University of London in addition to a Masters in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul. Eylem completed her Bachelors in English Language Teaching at Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey.
Between 2004- 2012, Eylem worked as a language teacher at Bahçeşehir University Foundation Programme, Istanbul. Previously from 2003-2004, she worked as a language teacher at private Tarhan Schools in Istanbul. Prior to that (from 2001 - 2003), Eylem worked as a language teacher at private Kültür Schools, Kindergarten and primary schools also in Istanbul.
From October 2013 she has been working as a Turkish language teacher and tutor for PGCert and PGDip programmes for language teaching at SOAS Language Centre, University of London.
Eylem's biggest source of inspiration are her own teachers who have tried to use a variety of methods, techniques and materials in their lessons and built a good rapport with their learners.