Sam Paterson

Pronouns: she/her

Sam joined Action Tutoring in November 2020 as a Programme Coordinator for Nottingham.

Sam 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.


Sam graduated from the University of Nottingham with a Governance and Political Development MA, during which she spent six months abroad in Denmark. In academia, her work focused on the gender gap, inequality and the effect this has on political attitudes.

Throughout university, Sam was involved in school outreach projects, where she developed a passion for helping pupils from all backgrounds. These programmes helped provide opportunities to build transferable life skills and pupils’ confidence, teamwork and leadership abilities.

Sam is a firm believer that all children should have the chance to grow and develop, no matter their socio-economic background. Having volunteered in schools across Nottingham, Sam is excited to join Action Tutoring, to help broaden the opportunities afforded to disadvantaged pupils and make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Outside of work, Sam loves keeping active and is a keen walker, hockey player and helps coach the academy at her local club.