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Teacher Profiles

One-to-one tutorials with a Harrow School Short Courses teacher will help you to improve your speaking and pronunciation so you can communicate more effectively in English. We will provide individual help with the language areas that are most important to you, with friendly and enthusiastic teachers there to give you the encouragement and feedback that you need to succeed.

  • Heather Rhodes

    Heather Rhodes is the Head of English as an Additional Language at Harrow School and the Academic Principal of Harrow School Short Courses. She has taught English for nearly 20 years and specialises in preparing students for international exams. She has a degree in English Studies and a postgraduate diploma in teaching English. Heather is from London and speaks fluent Spanish.

  • Alex Ward

    Alex has been a Trinity CertTESOL English teacher for nearly 8 years. He has taught general and exam English in England and Spain, teaching both children and adults in academies. He is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher who enjoys playing the guitar and reading. Alex currently lives in Malaysia and speaks English and Spanish. He first taught for Harrow School Short courses in 2018.

  • Clare Galwey

    Clare is a CELTA-qualified English teacher with two years' experience teaching English in Russia, the Czech Republic, and at several summer schools in the UK. She has prepared students for a variety of English exams and specializes in making grammar fun and accessible for her students. Clare is based in south-east England and is currently working towards her PGCE teaching qualification. She first taught for Harrow School Short courses in 2018.

  • Siobhan Kidd

    Siobhan is an English language teacher from Ireland based in Athens, Greece. She has worked for Harrow School Short Courses since 2011 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.

  • Helen Shelton

    Helen has taught children in Romania and children and adults in Spain and London. Helen has worked for Harrow School Short Courses since 2015. She has an undergraduate degree in English and Spanish (with Catalan), an MSc in Psychology, and is CELTA-qualified.

  • Elena Kalantzis

    Elena is a bilingual speaker of English and Greek. She has been teaching for the British Council in Athens for the past 3 years and has experience of tutoring young learners and preparing them for exams for over 10 years. She has a degree in English Language with Linguistics and a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and also holds CELTA and TYLEC teaching qualifications. She first taught for Harrow School Short courses in 2018.

  • Melissa Thomson

    Melissa has been teaching for over 13 years and is now a teacher in Bilbao, Spain. She has also taught in Scotland, England, Vietnam, Thailand, China. She has a diploma in teaching English, and a degree in Linguistics. She specialises in preparing students for Cambridge exams, and for life in the UK/ studying at university in English. She´s especially interested in technology in language teaching. Melissa is from Edinburgh, and speaks English and Spanish. She first taught for Harrow School Short courses in 2018.

  • Laura Taylor

    Laura has been teaching since 2015. She has dual nationality (British/French) and is a native English speaker who additionally speaks French and some Spanish. She has degrees in Children's literature and a CELTA teaching qualification. Laura has previously taught in Spain, Poland, Cambodia and France. She first taught for Harrow School Short courses in 2018.

  • Emma Baker

    Emma is a CELTA qualified English language teacher based in Spain. Emma is fluent in Finnish, English and Spanish, an independent user of French, and knows some Swedish, Italian and Greek. She first taught for Harrow School Short Courses in 2014. She specialises in preparing students for the official Cambridge English Language exams (PET, FCE and CAE). She has a Bachelor’s Degree in ‘International Management Studies with European Languages and Society’, as well as a Master’s Degree in Human Rights.

  • Scott Benson

    Scott is an EFL teacher with lots of experience in online teaching. He has a degree in History and Sociology, a CELTA and 2 modules of the Diploma in English Language Teaching. He specialises in teaching academic English, IELTS preparation and eliminating grammatical errors when speaking. He first taught for Harrow School Short Courses in 2012 and has taught English for over 10 years, working in Thailand, Kazakhstan, Japan and Ukraine. He was born near London in England.

  • Ione Rojas

    Ione is a CELTA qualified EFL teacher with 6 years teaching experience and a certificate in teaching younger learners. She is a native English speaker and has taught in Spain, Italy, Hungary, Poland, Austria and at summer schools in the UK. She spent 2 years working for Kingston University's Art & Design Foundation course, preparing Asian students for their IELTS exam and their entry onto UK undergraduate courses. She likes teaching all levels, from beginners to advanced business classes, and loves to introduce creative elements into her lessons.

  • Susie Coleman

    Susie has worked for Harrow School Short Courses since 2015. She has been teaching since 2012, and has taught in China, France and the UK. She was born near Cambridge, and is a native English speaker. She has previously lived in England, Ireland and China, and now lives in France. She speaks French and some Mandarin Chinese.