Operations Team

Heather Taylor

25 July 2021

Heather graduated with a degree in Mathematics from Manchester University and then qualified as an accountant working in local government, moving to the charity sector to work for Shelter in 2015. She is passionate about helping charities manage their resources in a way that helps more people, more effectively.

Jasmin Bemmelen

21 August 2021

Jasmin holds a Masters in Psychology of Work and Organisation and since 2013, has worked for different social entrepreneurs, international humanitarian organisations and local charities across the globe (Guatemala, Pakistan, DRC), with the focus always being on HR and L&D.

She moved to the UK in June 2020, and the drive to generate positive impact through her work brought her to Action Tutoring. Here, she hopes to combine her passion for education, HR and the fight for a better world.

Jasmin enjoys learning new linguistic expressions, dancing salsa and singing like a rockstar!

Sarah Hay

25 July 2021

Sarah graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Psychology. During her time at university, she advocated for social change as part of a mental health awareness society.

While studying, Sarah provided small group tutoring in mathematics at her local secondary school. She was able to witness first hand the impact that tutoring can have on pupil confidence, academic ability and engagement with education. She strongly believes that all children should have access to tutoring and is excited to be part of a charity that enables this.

Sarah has previous experience as a charity volunteer and has worked in management and customer service roles. She looks forward to re-joining the charity sector and supporting the team to achieve effective programme delivery. 

In her spare time, Sarah loves to travel, read good books and try out new recipes – her speciality is arancini!

Sahvan Karia

6 May 2022

Sahvan graduated from the University of Warwick with a degree in Philosophy, with an intercalated year spent studying at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Since then, Sahvan has fostered a passion for education by holding a variety of roles within the industry. These experiences have ranged from the more formal time spent in the classroom to teaching practical skills outdoors, from working with children to adults, and from designing curriculum content to developing and mentoring teachers. His most significant learning experiences to date came from holding the dual positions of Programme Coordinator and Faculty Manager (FM) for an after-school education company in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Having spent a lot of time working on a character-trait based model of learning, Sahvan is a strong advocate for social-emotional development within the classroom. And this is what has particularly drawn Sahvan to the work being done by Action Tutoring. The impact that personalised attention can have on a student is invaluable, particularly for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, with numerous more opportunities for teachers to naturally foster student development through their interpersonal and student-centred interactions.