Marketing and Communications Team

Fleur Peel

25 July 2021

What brought me to Action Tutoring is it’s mission – that education is the key that unlocks a young person’s future. I believe passionately that everyone should have access to the same opportunities to succeed and I love that we are enabling that every day.

I have an inspiring team who constantly amaze me with their creativity and their enthusiasm. It’s a privilege to work with them every day. I also have a very varied role and no two days are the same, things are constantly changing which keeps me on my toes and always learning.

What I love about working at Action Tutoring is the brilliant passionate, supportive team; the clear focus on our mission and the drive to continually improve. In the future, I’m looking forward to continuing to improve what we do, having a bigger impact and ensuring more young people can benefit from our support from across the country.

I’ve found access to the Headspace app hugely valuable. From the short daily meditations to the sleep casts, there’s a huge range of supportive content which you can access day or night to help you prioritise your wellbeing.

Valerie Gatonye

21 August 2021

What I’ve enjoyed most over the last two years, outside of working in schools and directly with pupils, is being part of a really supportive delivery team. I’m looking forward to a similar team dynamic as I move into the Marketing and Communications team.

I’ve only just recently moved into my current role at Action Tutoring but in terms of my previous role, I really liked that I was able to assume quite a significant amount of autonomy in terms of coordinating programmes. I enjoyed working with lots of different stakeholders from teaching staff and pupils to parents.

Kellie Coyle

21 August 2021

Having previously worked in a school as a Teaching Assistant, I saw first-hand how tailored interventional support positively impacted pupils who were struggling in the class I worked in. Action Tutoring’s mission of closing the attainment gap with tutoring support is what attracted me to apply. 

I most love working with such a supportive and collaborative team, and feeling motivated on a day-to-day basis by the mission we’re working towards. My role is really varied, which I love. I feel most excited when planning marketing campaigns.

I really value the chance to participate in working groups outside of our main job roles. My involvement with the Data and Insights working group gave me tangible experience that I could draw on for my interview for my current role!

Henry Derben

10 February 2022

Over the past five years, I have been extensively involved in media and communications work to address some of the most important issues affecting children of our time. I share in the mission of Action Tutoring to fight for a better world where no child’s future is limited by their socio-economic background. Building an enabling, nurturing, and supportive environment for every child to grow and thrive is essential to a better future and I wanted to be part of the life-changing work Action Tutoring is doing.

My role affords me the opportunity to share the amazing and inspirational stories of our volunteers and pupils externally. Hearing the personal motivations of volunteers and reporting on the academic progress of pupils Action Tutoring serves is fulfilling. It fuels my passion to meet and talk to people whose lives have been changed because of our work. It’s the feeling of being exposed to the best of humanity – volunteers serving disadvantaged people with all their might.

Sam Crampton

21 August 2021

I love getting to know tutors and pupils, bringing them together and seeing the positive impact this has on the lives of the young people facing disadvantage that we’re here to support. I really enjoy that every day is a little bit different, and that I get to travel to schools, meeting pupils and tutors, and deliver tutoring. I’m always learning something new!

Our team days are a fantastic opportunity to get together, learn from teams in other regions, share experiences of working in a range of communities and have fun with your team!

Kuljinder Johal

13 September 2023

Having only recently joined, one thing I am really enjoying about Action Tutoring is how supportive, welcoming and warm everyone in the organisation has been. Despite working remotely, I instantly felt apart of the community and I really value the passion and drive that everyone brings daily to supporting pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What drew me to Action Tutoring initially was its social mission – I strongly believe that all young people, regardless of their background, should have equal access to resources and opportunities to be able to reach their full potential. The work that everyone in the team does to level the playing field and work towards closing that attainment gap is incredibly powerful and to work with such like-minded people inspires me everyday!

I am excited about the future of the organisation, its advocacy work and to be apart of its continued growth, reaching even more pupils and areas of the country.


Alice Charlesworth

9 January 2023

I was drawn to the role at Action Tutoring because of my desire to make a difference to young people’s lives and create equal opportunity for all. I’m really excited to see the organisation grow and reach even more disadvantaged pupils.

Abigail Davis

14 September 2023

My favourite thing about Action Tutoring is the genuine passion everyone has for our mission. Everyone is always willing to pitch in and help each other out when needed and are driven to make everything we do effective and supportive for the pupils we work with.

I specifically enjoy getting to meet new tutors who are full of energy and excitement to support our cause.

I’m looking forward to Action Tutoring’s future in growing more virtual programmes, as this mean we will be able to reach even more pupils who would otherwise be too far away from our central hubs.

As an Engagement Coordinator I have the pleasure of working with tutors from the moment they submit an application all the way to their first session on a programme. My main focus is on the Midlands and Northern regions of England, and I work closely with the programme team in these areas to connect tutors with the pupils who need their help most! From interviews, to finding a programme, I am the first point of contact and am happy to answer any questions or queries a tutor may have throughout the onboarding process.

Lilah Sharp

25 July 2021

I enjoy working at Action Tutoring because of my colleagues are so friendly and supportive. In my role specifically, I enjoy developing partnerships with universities. I also value being able to work from home. I was drawn to applying to work for Action Tutoring because I want to help fight social injustice. I’m looking forward to reaching more students to get involved in volunteering.

Ilina Ghosh

22 July 2021

Action Tutoring is not only a tuition provider, but as an organisation, we value educational advocacy. Our focus on providing accessible services to those who deserve them the most is at the heart of what we do. Even with a remote workplace, there are many chances to connect to community through tutoring, office days, tea breaks and on Slack. My colleagues are open to feedback, always willing to support, encourage me to focus on my development, and we love a good laugh!

My role was a new position at Action Tutoring, so I had the opportunity to shape my role within the marketing team. I was able to bring my love of grassroots organising to the role and deepen my analytical skills, which has been very fruitful. I get to help onboard interested tutors and welcome them to our cause, run adverts for our opportunities across the nation, create reports on my recruitment progress, lead our tutor advocate pool, cultivate relationships with volunteer organisations, and work with our amazing programme team on regional recruitment. Each week is different so I continue to learn and engage in new ways.