Our first #TopTutor of Volunteers’ Week 2016 is Ozak Esu, who was nominated by George, the Access Project Programme Coordinator at Waverley School in the West Midlands. In nominating Ozak, George said:

“Ozak, who works for Cundall, has been tutoring a year-11 student from Waverley School in GCSE maths since September 2015 and has already racked up an impressive 30 hours of tutorials.

“Ozak is the perfect example of a tutor who knows exactly what to do and how to support her student and just gets on with it. Her rapport with both her present and previous tutees has been fantastic and watching her deliver her tutorials is a real breath of fresh air. She even went as far as to organise a work experience placement at Cundall for her student last year!

“When I asked Ozak why she chose to tutor a young person, she said: ‘I chose to take part because I enjoy sharing my knowledge and I am a strong believer in education and skills development. If only one hour of my very long week can make a positive difference to a young person’s academic achievement, how could I refuse? It also helps develop my confidence, leadership and mentoring skills.’

“This goes to prove Ozak’s commitment to the young people she supports as well as her awareness of her own skills this has helped to develop.

“I have nominated Ozak as she has played an vital role in supporting two young people through their maths GCSE and is a real asset to The Access Project. Ozak has helped to promote volunteering opportunities within her organisation, and has helped secure us an additional four tutors.”

Thank you Ozak for all your tremendous support!

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