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.
“Do something for yourself, for your self worth and self esteem - you will feel so empowered and it will lead onto other things.”
Growing up, Sabeena was not encouraged to study, let alone think about teaching. When she graduated with a Law degree in 2011, she decided she wanted to teach students who may have faced similar challenges.
"Teaching offenders is a big responsibility. My aim is that one day my learners can stand out amongst others, confident, knowledgeable and with a better understanding of themselves and of others.”
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.
Jackie Bryant and Manda Lambert
Jackie and Manda teach Level 1 and 2 British Sign Language (BSL) at Cornwall College. Both are profoundly deaf, have full time jobs, and passionately engage their students without communication barriers.
Maria started teaching functional skills to apprentices at Greater Manchester Mental Health Hospital. Wanting to demonstrate that learning is for everyone, she now also leads courses for Recovery Academy service users with great success and passion.
"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.”
"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.”