The Tutor Trust are delighted to have taken on 14 new full-time staff members since August, as we scale up our work in response to the impact of lockdown on the learning of disadvantaged pupils. The new additions take the total number of team members to 35, working across our Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool offices.

Our capacity has had to increase in preparation for what we hope will be our busiest ever year of ‘transforming lives through tutoring’, both online and through face-to-face work in schools.  Tutor Trust has made an ambitious application to the National Tutoring Programme – which was announced by the Prime Minister in June – and we hope to hear the outcome very soon.

We are planning to increase dramatically the number of pupils we support across the North, through partnering with scores more Primary and Secondary schools.  In addition to strengthening our staff capacity, we are also recruiting hundreds more first-rate tutors to meet the expected demand from schools.    

As always at Tutor Trust, our top priority is the quality and impact of our work, and we strive to ensure that every single hour of tutoring gives the maximum possible benefit to every pupil we serve.  Our scale-up plan has been carefully designed to maintain our usual high standards even as we expand our work. 

In addition, the Tutor Trust team has now made sure all aspects of our operations and services can be done online – from recruitment, to training, to tutoring – which has required more staff members to manage our new online processes.  We have boosted our capacity in all three cities so we can work with more schools in the Leeds and Merseyside regions as well as Greater Manchester, and we will be supporting even more young people in Alternative Provision.

We are pleased that Tutor Trust attracted numerous impressive candidates for all the new roles we advertised over the summer, and the successful applicants are exceptional people.

Yomna Gharib, working as our brand-new Data and Systems Coordinator, said she was “passionate about developing educational experiences for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds” and is “delighted to be part of an organisation which focuses on tackling educational inequality.

Hannah Cunningham, who started working for us as a tutor in 2016 before going on to become a teacher with Teach First, has joined us as a Secondary Quality Manager. Hannah says she is “excited about using her skills and knowledge gained from her time on the Teach First programme and past experience as a tutor, to help tutors to develop their practice and deliver high-quality tuition.”


Yomna Gharib, Data and Systems Coordinator                     Hannah Cunningham, Secondary Quality Manager

We are excited to have Yomna, Hannah and all the new additions to our team working together so our work has maximum impact, guaranteeing that we continue to transform lives through tutoring across the North.

To see our full list of office staff, follow this link; the complete list of new team members and their roles are below:

  • Lauren Usher, Recruitment and Training Coordinator
  • Katie Flett, Recruitment and Training Coordinator
  • Hannah Cunningham, Secondary Quality Manager
  • Yomna Gharib, Data and Systems Coordinator
  • Skye Demar, Primary Schools Coordinator
  • Cliona O’Hanlan, Manchester Full-time Tutor
  • Kerry McCormack, Leeds Schools Coordinator
  • Poppy Reilly-Stitt, Leeds Full-time Tutor
  • Ellie Cross, Liverpool Schools Coordinator
  • Suzy Vanezis, Liverpool Schools Coordinator
  • Jodie Jones, Liverpool Full-time Tutors
  • Sarah Thrussell, Alternative Provision Tutor
  • Jason Rose, Alternative Provision Tutor
  • Jovariya Ahsan, Online Schools Coordinator