Impact and Quality Team

Jen Fox

25 July 2021

In 2012 she emigrated to the UK and spent three years teaching in a secondary school in south London. While there she specialised in programme design for high achieving disadvantaged pupils and completed the Teach First Leadership Development Programme. In 2015 she achieved a ‘Masters in Leadership’ through University College London.

Jen became Action Tutoring Interim CEO in 2017, before taking a career break in 2019 to travel. In her spare time she likes attending immersive theatre, partaking in escape rooms games, visiting museums and exploring the world (55 countries and counting!).  In 2020 she returned to Action Tutoring as the Director of Transformation, Impact & Quality and is currently interim CEO, for a second time, whilst CEO Susannah is on maternity leave.

Shashi Watson

15 September 2021

After encouraging her three teenagers through A Level maths, Shashi started tutoring maths last year, firstly with Action Tutoring and then as an Academic Mentor at a secondary all-boys school. The latter taught her much about the challenges of handling varying abilities in classes of 30+ students, as well as tutoring disadvantaged and/or academically struggling pupils. Shashi is delighted to join the Action Tutoring team, and intends to continue tutoring maths online too.

At home, Shashi’s big softy German Shepherd, Django, keeps her running around and enjoying life anew every day.

Will Hine

21 August 2021

He returned to complete further study with an MA in Humanitarianism and Conflict Response at the University of Manchester, and a six-month internship with an international charity in Belgium. 

Will’s role at Action Tutoring changed from March 2017, fulfilling his long-time dream of working with data and evidence. His hobby is distance running.

Leo Hernandez

21 August 2021

Since graduating from Bath University, Leo has developed a passion for tackling inequality. He has worked with various international development charities to this aim, including a year managing youth-led development projects in Central America.

Outside of work Leo volunteers as an educational mentor for young refugees, loves film and is a keen cyclist.

Grace Jenkins

21 August 2021

After graduating from Bristol University, Grace worked in Hong Kong for two years at an education charity. She then completed her teacher training through Teach First, a charity committed to addressing educational inequality.

Grace has worked in primary schools in London and the Netherlands since finishing her PGCE, and she is very happy to have joined the team at Action Tutoring.

CJ Jessup

21 August 2021

They later worked as a journalist and translator before training as an EFL (English as a foreign language) teacher, teaching adults and young people in language schools and online. CJ is excited to get more insight into primary and secondary education through their new role.

Kylie Chan

21 August 2021

Kylie completed her BA in English Language and English Language Teaching at the University of Greenwich. She then moved on to do her PGCE in Primary Education at Brunel University. She started the first 3 years of her teaching career in West London (living in Ealing Broadway and teaching in Southall). She moved on to teach in a school in Bexleyheath where she did a mixture of both class based teaching and supply teaching.

After seeing first hand the impact Covid-19 had on different schools as a supply teacher, she had a desire to help schools close the education gap for children. Kylie is excited to be working with an inspirational team at Action Tutoring and is passionate about supporting schools through tutoring to help pupils flourish.

Adriana Diaz

13 October 2021

Adriana holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Natural Resource Management and in Global Business. Before moving to the UK, she worked as a mathematics intervention specialist and teacher in Nicaragua. Highly motivated to work for a cause that has a greater impact in the world, Adriana is excited to be part of Action Tutoring.

Mark Mortimer

5 October 2021

After graduating he moved to Manchester and spent 6 years working in a variety of roles within the Insurance industry. Mark found he was passionate about the development and support of his colleagues in training roles. He hopes to use these skills to support the development of tutors on our online programmes.

Mark’s interests include Japanese History and he is a huge Aston Villa supporter.

Sam Alexander

21 August 2021