Tutor Award Winners

This award recognises inspirational tutors or trainers who have supported learners, in a range of contexts, to go on to lead successful and rewarding lives. The 2018 Tutor Award is sponsored by ETF.

Tutor - National Winner

Sonia Ritchie-Park BEM

Sonia teaches at Swan Lodge, a Salvation Army lifehouse in Sunderland. Her engaging and inclusive approach to teaching has empowered learners to maintain their tenancies, gain jobs and progress their learning at college and university.

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Tutor - Highly Commended

Gigi Jones

Gigi delivers Functional Skills English classes at Wood Green Library, part of Haringey Council Adult Learning Service.

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Tutor - Highly Commended

Michelle Lindsay-Baharie

A trained actress, Michelle was never supposed to be a teacher. However, after 15 years of acting she started to facilitate and lead community workshops for vulnerable adults and found her true calling.

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Inspirational Tutor of the Year Award - Regional Winner

Kate Hunter

"Education is a tool that no one can take away from you.”

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Inspirational Tutor of the Year Award - Regional Winner

Kay Whitehouse

"I am continually inspired and motivated to see that learning and acquiring new skills, knowledge and understanding, builds our soldiers’ confidence and enables them to cope and assimilate their military training while contributing to their own personal growth.”

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Inspirational Tutor of the Year Award - Regional Winner

Theresa Craven

"Personal experiences of failing academically in school have had a profound effect on me. I am determined learners have the opportunity to thrive whether on a non-accredited course or a recognised qualification.”

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Tutor Award - Regional Winner

Christine Malbon

Christine already had a successful career in catering at North Staffordshire Combined Health Care NHS Trust. However, after being given the opportunity to become a support worker she started to realise her true calling was in teaching. 

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