Charlie White

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Charlie became Action Tutoring’s Evaluation and Research Manager in September 2022. In this role, Charlie aims to help build Action Tutoring’s evidence base, both through internal evaluation projects and by collaborating with others, with the ultimate goal of achieving the greatest possible impact for the disadvantaged pupils we support.

Charlie is also responsible for refining how the team monitors internal processes and evaluates progress towards its targets. Charlie is currently completing a level 4 data analyst apprenticeship as part of her role. Prior to this, Charlie worked in the Marketing and Communications Team at Action Tutoring for four years. As Communications and Policy Manager, Charlie oversaw the charity’s volunteer communications and supported the CEO with delivering Action Tutoring’s policy and advocacy goals.

I first became involved as a volunteer English tutor. I was inspired by Action Tutoring’s mission and the strength of its programme and later applied to join the staff team.

Working for an ambitious charity with a clear mission, I enjoy having the opportunity to solve complex problems and develop new skills and knowledge quickly. I get to spend each day with a team of friendly and talented people who believe in the work they do.

As Evaluation and Research Manager, I enjoy the fact that learning and development make up a significant part of my week. Working on long-term projects means you get a bird’s-eye view of Action Tutoring’s work and its place in the education landscape, but I also have the chance to dive into the detail and examine the charity’s day-to-day operations.

I’m excited to see Action Tutoring develop and share more evidence about the best way of supporting disadvantaged pupils to reach their academic potential through volunteer tutoring. That way, more children and young people could benefit from the highest quality provision — including those that aren’t taking part in Action Tutoring programmes.