“I loved the way my tutor did the session, it was really helpful for my next lesson in school.”

Chris, GCSE pupil

“I have tried to learn some of these topics over and over without any success but she has helped me to finally understand them.”

Hava, A level pupil

“My tutor is really helpful and listens to everything I bring up”

Kieran, GCSE pupil

Tutor The Nation is a national charity empowering young people with the confidence and curiosity to learn. Since 2020, we’ve been providing free online tutoring to pupils across the country.


Our vision is a fairer education system where everyone has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We believe that, when available to all, tutoring has the power to transform education for everyone. Our volunteers are making education fairer, one tutoring session at a time.


Tutor The Nation was founded in 2020 with a simple idea: to use volunteer-led online tutoring to drive social mobility across the UK. Starting in Bolton, we have since supported 350+ pupils across England and Wales and are continuing to grow.

As Executive Officer, Jacob works to grow Tutor The Nation and support its staff and volunteers. Whilst at university, Jacob founded the Coronavirus Tutoring Initiative which delivered 50,000 hours of free and led to him receiving a Points of Light award from the Prime Minister.

Jacob Kelly

Executive Officer

Ros joined Tutor The Nation in September 2020, as the first member of staff. Having spent 3 years prior to this doing Tutor recruitment, she brings a wealth of experience to a very varied role. Ros specialises in signing up schools to work with TTN, and also in matching our pupils with our volunteers.

Ros Llewelyn

Chief Administrator

Emily joined Tutor The Nation in January 2021 as a recent Durham University graduate. Throughout her time at university, she was dedicated to the world of student fundraising as an executive of the Durham University Charities Committee. She supports Ros as well as being responsible for communicating Tutor The Nation’s mission, story, and impact via our digital platforms.

Emily Woolf

Communications Officer

Jacky has a degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University. Her first career was in Investment Banking. She is an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford and Chair of their Development Board. She was the first Chair of the Oxford China Centre Development Board and is a Distinguished Friend of Oxford University. Jacky has a special interest in education and social mobility and supports a number of charities in these fields.

Jacky Lambert

John read History at Oxford. He practised as a solicitor at Frere Cholmeley. He subsequently joined Barclays Bank, where he was Group Chief Executive from 2004 until end 2010. After Barclays, John sat on the boards of AstraZeneca, Rio Tinto and BlackRock. He has served as Chairman of Marie Curie and Business Action on Homelessness; as President of the Drugs Policy Commission and The Employers Forum on Disability; and as a Trustee of The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation.

John Varley

Charles read History at Oriel College, Oxford and has qualifications in law and teaching. The Good Schools Guide states he has ‘arguably changed the face of British tutoring’; and Bonas MacFarlane, the education service founded in 1998 ‘a genuine commitment to public benefit work (they do more than any other tutor company we know)’ including Next Step Foundation (free university preparation). Charles is a board member of The Tutor’s Association. He co-owns Next Step Exhibitions, a schools marketing company

Charles Bonas

Nathaniel founded Simply Learning Tuition in 2009, after working as a private tutor in London. Educated at Durham University and the University of Southern California, he believes passionately in the effectiveness of carefully managed one-to-one tuition. He has worked with children of a wide range of ages and abilities, from Eton scholars to those facing challenges, such as dyspraxia and Asperger’s syndrome. He sits on the Board of The Tutors Association.

Nathaniel McCullagh

Ian established and heads up the Philanthropy Team at London-based Laytons Solicitors. He belives that good communications is the cornerstone for positive outcomes and achievements. Being willing to engage with others is vital to the success of any organisation. Inspire someone with the right ideas and you have their commitment for life.

Ian Burman


Safeguarding is a vital part of our work as a charity. All of our trustees, staff, and volunteers are involved in the process of keeping young people safe.

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