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Academic 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 Education

With over 35 years of experience, Silvana is internationally renowned in the EFL industry and has been regularly invited to speak at international events, like IATEFL UK.

Heather Humphreys

Learning and Teaching Manager

Being an experienced language learner, teacher and manager, Heather uses her expertise to supervise all of our students and teachers at Bell Cambridge.

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'.

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.

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.

Alison Pledger

Assistant Learning and Teaching Manager

Alison has over 30 years’ experience of working with learners and teachers - in universities, companies and language schools, and is hoping to share her experience in her role as Assistant Learning and Teaching Manager.

Richard Hillman


Richard has over 20 years experience teaching English overseas, and is determined to ensure his classroom experience is fun and engaging to maximise performance.

Tina Bollerslev

Teacher mentor

Tina is CELTA and DELTA qualified, and supports Bell as a teacher mentor whilst also teaching general English and exam classes to students of all levels.

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.

Jonathan Marks

Delta Tutor

Jonathan is a teacher trainer, translator and author, whose publications include English Pronunciation in Use Elementary (CUP) and The Book of Pronunciation (Delta).

Chris Ożóg

Delta Tutor

Chris is an experienced teacher, teacher trainer and ELT writer, with nearly 15 years of experience working in the English Language Teaching (ELT) industry.