Meet Our Team

Meet Link School of English Teachers and Staff


Students value our staff for creating warm and friendly atmosphere at our English language school, making everyone feel comfortable and welcome as well as taking care of students’ individual needs and that they make as much progress in English as they can.

Our Teachers are experts in teaching English as a foreign language to adults. They are certified by Cambridge (or sometimes Trinity College London) to teach English, they hold CELTA diploma or above. They are dedicated to creating interesting and motivating learning environment and designing useful lessons.

English Teacher and Staff Profiles

Anwar St Clair

English Teacher | BA, Cambridge CELTA

Anwar - a friendly professional private English teacher in our language school in west London

Link School of English in London Teachers – Anwar

Anwar holds a BA Degree in French and Spanish from Westminster University as well as CELTA and Creative Writing diploma (UEA). Anwar specialises in teaching English for beginners, conversation classes, IELTS exam preparation and medical English
Teaching experience: 3 years

What is your favourite part of teaching English?
I enjoy teaching because accurate communication is the key to a fruitful existence. Every time that someone learns how to speak a foreign language, their world becomes bigger and so does their understanding of it. I like to see students speak confidently and concentrate on helping them to develop an authentic accent.

Interests: classical guitar, walking, parks, gardening, organic food, gadgets, DIY, learning languages.

Henry Wood

English Teacher | BA, GDL, Cambridge CELTA

Henry at Link School of English in the classroom, during an English lesson

Teachers at Link School of English – Henry

Henry studied a Fine Art at University of Oxford, Christ Church. He later qualified as a lawyer (Graduate Diploma in Law) and an English teacher on the English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) course. Henry specialises in teaching general English, conversation classes, English exam preparation (FCE, CAE, IELTS), English plus Art and legal English.
Teaching experience: 11 years

What is your favourite part of teaching English?

I enjoy working in a multi-cultural environment. It is very interesting to work with students from many different countries and many different cultures. The psychology of studying and learning is also very interesting. Each student has their own unique characteristics, and it is also true that each group has a different dynamic. My hope is that through practice and study, the process of learning English can both be rewarding in itself and also help students to orientate themselves in the direction they wish to follow in their lives. I also believe that the small size of the classes offered by the school (up to 10 students per class), has strong advantages.

Henry’s interests include art, music and film and he enjoys learning about other cultures.

Bozena Sulowska-Runacher

English Teacher | BA, QTS, Cambridge CELTA

ESL English teacher at Link School of English in London

Link School of English EFL Teacher – Bozena

Bozena is qualified to degree level, has CELTA as well as Qualified Teacher Status. She is an experienced English teacher curently teaching our weekend English classes for beginners, English exam preparation (FCE, CAE, IELTS) and academic English.
Teaching experience: 8 years

What is your favourite part of teaching?
Teaching keeps me learning new things every day, it me the feeling of accomplishment seeing students grow in confidence and knowledge and I feel gratified when students succeed.

In her free time Bozena loves spending quality time with her family, enjoy both playing and watching tennis and is passionate about 19th century literature; keen reader of historical fiction (favourite authors: Alison Weir, Amanda Foreman & Philippa Gregory).

Pauline Sithole

English Teacher | BA (Hons), MA, Cambridge CELTA

Pauline has a Bachelors degree in Education (honours) from London South Bank University and a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of other languages from Birkbeck College, University of London. Pauline also holds a Cambridge CELTA qualification. In addition to this she is qualified to teach younger learners from the age of five to young adulthood as an EFL or EAL transitions teacher. She is also qualified to teach adults General, Exam and Academic English. In addition to this Pauline has mentored and trained early career and young learner ESL/EAL teachers from different countries.
Teaching experience: 7 years

What is your favourite part of teaching English?
What I enjoy most about teaching in this industry is the fact that you get to meet a diverse range of students from all age groups. It is always a priviledge being able to be a part of student’s academic journey and seeing them progress from individuals with very limited English to competent speakers. This is extremely satisfying especially when you have exceptionally gifted or qualified individuals whose only barrier is the English language.

Interests: I adore going on safaris with my family when I can. There is nothing more spectacular to me than seeing lions, elephants, hyenas etc. in their natural environment. In addition to this I enjoy creating stories for young adults and children, cooking and binge watching as many cooking shows as I can. In my opinion, the Food Network is one of the best channels out there.

Benedict Stanforth-Sharpe

English Teacher | BA, Cambridge CELTA

English teacher at Link School of English in London - Benedict, profile picture. Benedict teaches on our intensive, and part-time English courses in west London.

English Teacher Benedict

Benedict studied a BA in English Language and Communication at Canterbury Christ Church University and dedicated many personal studies and a dissertation to the topic of teaching English as a second language. Benedict is TEFL, TESOL and CELTA qualified, with over four years of experience working in the industry. He has taught a variety of learners with varying levels, personal needs and ages and has specific experience in teaching general English, IELTS and conversational English.
Teaching experience: 4 years

What is your favourite part of teaching English?
My favourite part of teaching is getting to know the students and understanding their personal backgrounds and the reasons behind why they are studying English. I feel that by understanding the students’ motivations, I have a better understanding of how to focus my lessons to make them more student-centred and individualised for the students. Being able to understand a student’s goals and helping them to achieve those objectives is a tremendous pleasure.

Interests: In his free time, Benedict likes to play music and is a keen guitarist and singer. Benedict also enjoys playing sports and spending quality time with family and friends.

Annabelle Osgothorpe

Academic Consultant and English Teacher| BA (Hons), Cambridge CELTA, DELTA

Having graduated in 1996 with a BA(Hons) in French Studies, Annabelle went on to get the CELTA and in 2004, she gained the DELTA in Bournemouth. She is accredited to examine for several Cambridge International Exams and Oxford University Press exams. She has 21 years’ teaching experience and several years of academic management experience.
Teaching experience: over 20 years

What is your favourite part of teaching English?
I love sharing my love for the English language and culture with overseas students and encouraging them to be able to speak confidently. I especially enjoy teaching grammar and pronunciation, and preparing students for examination classes, as I am very interested in assessment and measuring progress. I would say overall, the best thing about teaching at Link School is the students – our students are motivated and fun, which is the perfect combination for any teacher!

Interests: In her free time, Annabelle enjoys travelling, going to the cinema, reading historical non-fiction, running, cycling, playing badminton, all water sports and is currently learning how to play golf.

Mandy Brannan

Art Teacher | MA, PGCert

Mandy studied 3D Design at Loughborough University and received an MA in Visual Arts from Campberwell College of the Arts, UAL followed by a PGCert, Teaching Art and Design in Higher Education.
She has taught in Minneapolis, USA and more recently in England: Central St Martins, Morley College, Wrexham Print Centre and Colchester Institute of Art and others.
Teaching experience: 15 Years

What is your favourite part of teaching?
I enjoy hearing other people’s stories and how they can integrate that into their art work. I learn from them and they learn from me.

In her free time Mandy creates artist’s books and visits every possible gallery show and art museum in London. You can see some of her work on her website: Book Arts London.

Iliyana Galeva

Office Manager | Msc

Iliyana takes care of student enrolments and student welfare during their stay in our English language school. She also organises social activities and helps with any student matters.

Magdalena Oziminska

Managing Director | Msc, Cambridge CELTA

Magdalena - Managing Director at English language school

Link School of English Staff – Magdalena

Magdalena studied Management and Marketing at University and later qualified to teach English completing CELTA at Hammersmith and West London College. Magdalena manages the day-to-day work of our English language centre.
Teaching experience: 11 years

What is your favourite part of working at Link School of English?
The best part for me is watching how people progress in their lives thanks to being able to speak English more fluently; they find better jobs, get promoted at work, get accepted on university courses or become integrated into living in the UK. I also enjoy solving problems and finding ways of improving our work at Link School to create the best possible environment to teach and study English.

In her free time Magdalena enjoys arts, especially sculpture, exploring London, travel, learning about different cultures and having good long conversations.


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