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.

Sarah Tierney

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

English Language Tutor Sarah

Link School of English Tutor Profiles

Sarah studied Education and Psychology at University, she also obtained a Post Graduate Certificate in Theory of Education and more recently CELTA. Sarah specialises in teaching ESOL, teaches our general English and conversation classes as well as is a private English teacher. She is also a teacher of Italian as a foreign language.
Teaching experience: 5 years

What is your favourite part of teaching English?
Talking to people with different cultures/experiences and learning myself as well as teaching.

Sarah’s hobbies and interests include: music, theatre, reading, travelling and film.

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).

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.

Matthew Walker

English Teacher | Bsc, Cambridge CELTA

Profile picture of Matthew - an English course tutor at Link School of English

Link School English Teacher Matthew

Matthew studied Anthropology at University College London. He also holds a CELTA qualification from a teaching school in central London, and has taught English in the UK, Vietnam, China and the Middle East.
Teaching experience: 1 year

What is your favourite part of teaching English?
I enjoy seeing the positive effect that greater language skills can have on people’s lives. I am always happy when I have helped students achieve their goals, or simply improve their confidence. I also enjoy the challenge of helping students overcome a particularly difficult piece of language – it always reminds me how complex and interesting language really is!

Interests: Matthew’s interests include cycling, cooking, learning new languages, film, and poetry.

Katalin Sardi-Madouche

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

English teacher Katalin - portrait. Katalin is an experienced English teacher running different types of English classes including FCE, CAE and IELTS.

Katalin – English Teacher at Link School

Katalin studied English Language and Spanish at the University of Westminster. After graduating with first class honours, she decided to study further and obtained a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the same university. She also has Cambridge CELTA. Katalin has been teaching EFL, ESOL and Literacy since 2007. She specialises in teaching general English as well as exam classes (FCE, CAE, IELTS). She is also a private English teacher and a Spanish as a Foreign Language teacher.
Teaching experience: 9 years.

What is your favourite part of teaching English?

I am naturally curious about cultures different to my own and I thrive on intercultural experiences. I love meeting people from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds and learn about their language and culture. Equally, it feels very rewarding when a student achieves a personal or career goal as a result of learning English. It is also fascinating to observe how different factors such as motivation, mother tongue, culture and the beliefs the students hold about language teaching and learning affect the process and outcome of their learning.

Hobbies and interest include: photography, travelling, yoga, nutritional therapy, music, learning languages, crocheting.

Rachel Read

English Teacher | BA, Cambridge CELTA

English teacher at Link School of English in London - Rachel, profile picture. Rachel teaches on our evening and weekend English courses in west London.

Rachel – English Tutor at Link School

Rachel studied English Language and Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London. Previously Rachel taught at English First school as a Senior EFL teacher in China for nearly 3 years. She is CELTA qualified and enjoys teaching young students and diverse groups of adults from all around the world.
Teaching experience: 4 years

What is your favourite part of teaching English?
I find it very rewarding to equip students with the skills that will help shape and change their lives. It’s also fascinating hearing stories from all walks of life and corners of the globe.

Interests and hobbies: long walks in the countryside, playing the piano, watching period dramas and exploring new countries and cultures.

Thais Ito Isaia Lanzanova

Office Manager | Bsc

Thais smiling in the office of Link School of English

Link School of English Team – Thais

Thais 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. Thais is also a veterinary surgeon, animal behaviourist and dog trainer.

What is your favourite part of working at Link School?
I’ve been working at Link School of English for more than a year and I’m pleased to be able to help the students to choose the best course for them. What I enjoy the most about my work in helping the students with their registrations, is the fact that I’ve been in their places before and I know how difficult is to find the best school and to make the right choices which will help them to achieve their goals.

In her spare time Thais watches movies, reads and enjoys the outdoors.

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.

Read about our English Courses
Read more about our English Academy in London

Would you like to become an English teacher at Link School? Please go to the Work with Us page.