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 Award - National Winner

Fiona Pickett

Fiona was a trained secondary teacher but losing her hearing meant she couldn’t return to a standard classroom.

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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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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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Tutor Award - Regional Winner

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.

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Tutor Award - Regional Winner

Maria Clifton

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.

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