Catherine Simons

Pronouns: she/her

Catherine joined Action Tutoring in August 2022 as Programme Coordinator for Nottingham.

Catherine is responsible for overseeing a caseload of partner schools in Nottingham, liaising and working closely with the schools and pupils as well as managing our pool of volunteer tutors.

Action Tutoring is a very supportive and inclusive place to work with a wide variety of skills, knowledge and previous employment experiences within the team. Everyone working at Action Tutoring is genuinely invested in the mission and supporting young people and children in education.

I really enjoy meeting and helping the pupils on the programmes and supporting them with any queries they have. It is amazing to hear them engage and work with their tutors on their English or maths. There is a real sense of achievement from the pupils in the room at the end of a tutoring session and that is so wonderful to see!

To work somewhere that places so much importance on mental health is refreshing and welcomed. I really benefit from the free access to Headspace and just doing a short three or four minute meditation on Headspace really helps to clear the mind ready for the next work task.