Teacher's Profiles

Siobhan Kidd

Siobhan Kidd is an English language teacher from Ireland based in Athens, Greece. She has worked for BABSSCO summer schools for 6 years and has taught English for over 25 years. She has been an Oral Examiner for Cambridge ESOL exams for over 20 years and specializes in preparing students for all Cambridge exams including IELTS.  She has a Master's degree in Mathematics.

Heather Rhodes

Heather Rhodes is the Head of English as an Additional Language at Harrow School and the Academic Principal of BABSSCo. She has taught English for over 15 years and specialises in teaching academic English and in preparing students for international exams, including IELTS and IGCSE English.  She has a degree in English Studies and a postgraduate diploma in teaching English. She is from London and speaks fluent Spanish.

Hannah Turner

Hannah Turner is an English language teacher from England who has taught for BABSSCo summer schools for two years and has been the Assistant Director of Studies at Mill Hill summer school. She has taught English for two years, both in the UK and in Sri Lanka. She has a Masters in the Anthropology of Development and an English teaching qualification.

Scott Benson

Scott Benson is an English language teacher from London who specialises in teaching academic English, preparing students for the IELTS exam and eliminating student's spoken grammatical errors. He has taught English for around 10 years, working in Thailand, Kazakhstan, Japan and Ukraine, and has taught for BABSSCo for three summers.

Emma Baker

Emma Baker is an English language teacher based in Spain who is fluent in Finnish, English and Spanish, Speaks French well and has some knowledge of Swedish, Italian and Greek. She has been working as an English teacher for the past five years, teaching children and adults of all ages and preparing students for PET, FCE and CAE exams.  She has a Master's degree in Human Rights.

Susie Coleman

Susie Coleman has been teaching since 2012 and has worked at BABSSCo for two summers.  She was born near Cambridge and is a native English speaker who additionally speaks French and some Mandarin Chinese.  She has degrees in Chinese and Illustration and a CELTA teaching qualification.  She has previously lived in Ireland, the UK and China, and is currently based in France.

Ian Davies


Ian Davies is a friendly and enthusiastic teacher from the UK who has taught at BABSSCo's Mill Hill summer school for the last two years. He lives in Tokyo and teaches English to children of all ages in a private languages academy. Ian has a Master's degree in interpreting and translating and speaks five foreign languages. He completed his CELTA teaching certificate in Cambridge and recently added the CELTA Young Learners extension in Barcelona.


Helen Shelton

Helen Shelton is currently living in London, working as a teaching assistant in a local secondary school whilst completing a Master's degree in Psychology. She was born and raised in London but has additionally lived and taught in Spain and Romania. Helen has worked for BABSSCo summer schools for two summers. She has a degree in English and Spanish (with Catalan), and is CELTA-qualified.


Laila Shariff

Laila Shariff is a qualified EFL teacher and Teacher Trainer. She has been teaching a variety of subjects for the last 27 years. She has over 10 years' experience of teaching English, and supporting students who have English as an additional or foreign language. This year she joined BABSSCo summer schools as an English Teacher. Her mother tongue in English. She was born in London, and currently lives and works in London.


Follow BABSSCo
The BABSSCo Experience
Watch our video
BABSSCo Newsletter
Enter your details to sign up