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Meet the team

Bell is the sum of smart, talented and incredibly passionate people.

Meet the team responsible for making transformational student learning experiences possible.

Silvana Richardson

Head of Teacher Development and Head of Education

With over 25 years of experience, Silvana is internationally renowned in the EFL industry and has been regularly invited to speak at international events, like IATEFL UK.

Jill Coleman

Learning and Teaching Manager

Jill ensures the highest standards of teaching and learning for all students taking our adults courses, teacher training, and 1-to-1 tuition at Bell Cambridge.

Rachael Oliver

Deputy Learning and Teaching Manager

Rachael supports our teaching community at Bell and ensures each individual student is happy with their learning experience at Bell Cambridge.

Sarka Piggott

Learning and Teaching Manager

Sarka joined Bell in October 2015 and has extensive experience in teaching, teacher training and academic management. 

Ian Chitty

University Foundation Programme Manager

Ian has been teaching since 1979 and has worked at Bell since 1999. In 2015 his research into student peer assessment was published by Cambridge English.

Sarah Pettit

University Counselling Manager

With experience in international student recruitment at UK universities, Sarah has been advising Bell students on higher education for over eight years.

Jane Sealy-Thompson

University Foundation
Academic Skills Tutor

Jane has been teaching English and Business English for 23 years and has 17 years’ experience as a Cambridge examiner.

Robert Mathews

University Foundation
Law Tutor

Robert is a University of Oxford alumnus and first joined Bell in 1968, working alongside our founder - Frank Bell - himself.

Peter Holmes

University Foundation
Politics Tutor

Peter is a University of Oxford alumnus and has taught at Bell for 13 years. He has authored the book 'An Introduction to British Politics'.

David Csernovicz

University Foundation
Business Tutor

David has taught Business Studies for 12 years, after a senior-level career in business and being Managing Director of a logistics company.

Tim Hazell

Academic Programme Manager (Delta)

Tim has been teaching since 1987 and teacher training since 1996. He is a CELTA and Delta assessor and has worked as a Delta Module 3 examiner.

Alex Tilbury

Delta Tutor

Alex is an English language teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer - now spending most of his professional time tutoring CELTA and Delta courses.