A young boy stands at the front of the group and is stifling a giggle and obviously enjoying the session.

Our work in Merseyside

We work in schools and with education providers across the city region, in Liverpool and Wirral, to create impactful tuition programmes.

In 2022/2023 in Merseyside

  • 1505

    pupils benefitted from tuition with one of our tutors

  • 27

    schools and education providers worked in partnership with us

We launched Tutor Trust in Merseyside in 2017.  In November of that year, we started recruiting and training our first 50 tutors from the University of Liverpool and these tutors began work in Liverpool schools in March 2018. 

We recruit students and graduates from University of LiverpoolEdge Hill, Liverpool John Moores University, and Liverpool Hope University as tutors, and are pleased with the partnerships we’ve developed with these institutions.  Tutor Trust presents an invaluable opportunity for Liverpool’s student community to increase their employability prospects and give something back to the city.

I got a million times better in English because of my tutor.
Year 5 pupil, Pinehurst Primary School, Liverpool

Which local authorities do you serve?

Please contact the Merseyside team if your school is located in any of the following local authorities:

  • Halton
  • Knowsley
  • Liverpool
  • Sefton
  • St Helens
  • Wirral

Interested in tuition in your school?

Register your interest and one of the team will be in touch within one working day.

Contact the team

Meet our Merseyside Team!

The team has wide-ranging experience in creating impactful tuition programmes.

Steff Wardell

Merseyside Schools Partnership Manager

Steff Wardell

Merseyside Schools Partnership Manager

Steff joined Tutor Trust in 2018 as the first full-time member of staff for Merseyside. She had graduated from the University of Leeds the previous year with an MA in Race and Resistance and a BA in International History and Politics. During her studies, Steff was a part-time Secondary English and Primary tutor in Leeds. Seeing the impact small group intervention had on the pupils is why she joined Tutor Trust full-time.

Steff has worked in a variety of roles with us, including as Liverpool Schools Coordinator, Merseyside Schools Manager, and now as Merseyside Schools Partnership Manager, where she is responsible for operations across Merseyside.  Steff is a member of Tutor Trust's digital working group as she is keen to be involved in driving the organisation forward into a digital future. Steff also sits on the E,D & I committee and participates in the Wellbeing group which includes being Mental Health First Responder trained and helping with staff wellbeing events. Outside of Tutor Trust, Steff is on the governing board of a large MAT school in Knowsley, the borough where she attended school.

Steff says: “I grew up in a community similar to those we work in, and my experience of school when I was growing up in Merseyside is a key reason why I became committed to working in the education sector and improving educational equality in the North-West. Tutor Trust allows me to do that, and I am privileged to work with such a committed team and amazing school partners, who share a common purpose in making education fairer.”

Aaron Hughes

Merseyside Schools Manager

Aaron Hughes

Merseyside Schools Manager

Aaron joined Tutor Trust in March 2021 as a part-time Secondary and English Tutor in Greater Manchester. He obtained a First-Class degree in English Literature and Creative Writing in 2019, followed by a Distinction at Masters level in English Studies. From here, Aaron joined the office team as a Primary and Transition Coordinator in Manchester, running the Tutor Trust’s bespoke Transition Project. He has now moved into the role of Merseyside Schools Manager and is proud to be in a position where he can take a proactive role in tackling education inequality, ensuring every child receives a fair and fulfilling education.

Damola Arasanmi

Merseyside Schools Coordinator

Damola Arasanmi

Merseyside Schools Coordinator

Damola joined Tutor Trust in November 2023 as a Merseyside Schools Coordinator. Damola is a Political Science (Governance and Public Policy) graduate from the University of Manchester, with professional experience in administrative roles in higher education, charities, and the local authority. Damola also volunteered for Reach Out, an afterschool mentoring project empowering children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Prior to joining Tutor Trust, Damola worked as a social care advisor at Wirral Council, and as a children's support worker at Saheli.

Damola says: "My commitment lies in empowering vulnerable individuals and marginalised communities through educational initiatives, community work, and advocacy. I am excited to utilise my academic and professional knowledge and skills to support pupils with educational challenges. It is an honour to be a part of Tutor Trust and assist in transforming lives through tutoring."

Eva Coppell

Merseyside Schools Coordinator

Eva Coppell

Merseyside Schools Coordinator

Eva Coppell, Merseyside Schools Coordinator, Tutor Trust.

Sasha Snowden-Leak

Merseyside Full-Time Tutor

Sasha Snowden-Leak

Merseyside Full-Time Tutor

Sasha began working as a Part-Time Tutor for Tutor Trust in November 2021 and joined the team as a Full-Time Tutor in February 2022.

Sasha has nearly 10 years of previous work experience as a tutor and decided that she wanted to work in a position where she could better help the students who need our support the most. She has seen the effect educational inequality has on students and hopes to diminish this in her work with Tutor Trust.

Sasha says: "Working with The Tutor Trust, it has become clear to me how there are thousands of children across the UK that need our support now more than ever. With the attainment gap only growing, and funding in schools becoming more and more limited, it is important for charities like us to continue to expand and target as many of these children as we can.

"Working for a charity that focuses on these challenges, as well as being a welcoming, close-knit team, really drives me to fulfill the mission as I enter a school to work with young people. The determination and perseverance our whole team shows in bettering the lives of young people through tutoring is the main reason I am proud to work here and strive to have a lasting impact on everyone I come into contact with."