Maria Babi is an ESL teacher and Special Educator. She has studied English Literature and Language in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. She also holds a Master’s degree in Special Education Needs, from John Moores Liverpool University, England. She has been working as an ESL teacher and Special Educator for the past ten years, and as a Shadow Teacher at ACS Athens for the past four years. She is also an examiner of Michigan State University English Language Examination. She has attended many seminars and conferences and she recently co-presented at the ECIS student support conference 2019 in Luxemburg. She is a compassionate teacher who remains sensitive to children’s unique needs, provides individual and group support and offers positive encouragement and reinforcement. Her goal is to foster and maintain an open, communicative, and supportive environment where each student feels comfortable and challenged. She has taught diverse groups of students (ages 6-15) with learning difficulties and her skills in differentiated instruction, use of technology, and multi-sensory lesson plans allow her to meet the needs of every student and keep them engaged.