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.
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.
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.