Jo grew up in Newcastle but moved away to study in Manchester, then worked in charities and the education sector in the North West, Yorkshire and Cumbria. She’s pleased to be back in Newcastle and says it’s a real privilege to be helping Action Tutoring branch out into the North East.
Jo started out as a tutor with Action Tutoring in 2017 and really enjoyed refreshing her maths knowledge and finding quirky ways to make the subject interesting and engaging for her pupils. She was even a bit sad when the sessions finished and the Year 11s went off for their GCSEs.
Jo believes it’s really important that young people have adults around them who are interested in them and will invest their time in their success – she knows it’s incredibly powerful and she’s endlessly inspired by our volunteer tutors’ enthusiasm and dedication to their pupils.