Our Team

Joel Davis - CEO

Joel Davis - CEO

Joel is a multi-award-winning social entrepreneur and the Chief Executive of Tutors United. Since starting Tutors United, Joel has scaled its operations across Four UK cities and employed over 300 university students to tutor over 1,000 primary school pupils to make outstanding academic progress. Joel is also a trustee of the multi-national charity School for Social Entrepreneurs and a Non-Executive Director of Youth Futures Foundation, an independent organisation setup to tackle youth unemployment with a £90million endowment from the Reclaim Fund. 

Joel was the 2013 Future Leaders Award Winner, 2014 John Lewis Young Person of the Year and the 2019 Rising Chief Executive Award Winner in the Third Sector Awards. Alongside running Tutors United, Joel has been a key advisor in helping UK wide funders develop their offer to engage and support young people in social entrepreneurship. 

Joel is a non-stop laugher, big foodie and a lover of red velvet cake and Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew! 

 

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Alina Monaghan-Gibson - Head of Programmes

Alina Monaghan-Gibson - Head of Programmes

Alina joined Tutors United as Head of Programmes in 2019 and leads the programmes team in London, ensuring we are maximising our impact and continually expanding our offer to families. Before joining Tutors United, Alina was the Head of Programmes at Future Frontiers, where she led her team through a period of vast programme development and exponential growth.

Alina has worked in the field of social justice and education for many years. Alina held roles in Peer Assisted Learning Facilitation and Teaching in Berlin, before graduating with a first-class degree in Anthropology and German Language and Culture at the University of Minnesota. After graduating, Alina spent a year in Vienna teaching English as part of a partnership between Fulbright and Austrian-American Educational Commission.

The experience inspired her to go on to study her Master’s in Sociology of Education at UCL Institute of Education, focusing on the intersection of class, parental involvement, and educational structures. She completed her course with a Distinction in 2016.

Outside of overseeing all the programmes at Tutors United, Alina is tapping into her former life as a barista and making sure the team is well-caffeinated with endless pots of coffee!

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Greer Mulcahey-Banks - Senior Programme Officer

Greer Mulcahey-Banks - Senior Programme Officer

Greer is a Senior Programme Officer at Tutors United and works with a range of partners and over 200 families across London and Cambridge to provide focused educational support. Greer maintains the English Curriculum and manages over 30 tutors across a range of locations and programmes, including the Summer Challenge, which she leads on.

Before joining TU in 2017, Greer delivered GCSE revision workshops in schools across England and taught GCSE Sociology to Gifted and Talented secondary school students. Greer also coordinated advocacy campaigns with a healthcare organisation in Manchester and supported the provision of clean water access in humanitarian situations. Greer has always been committed to helping others but ensuring all young people have access to equal opportunities has been her primary goal.

Greer is never far from a book and chose to study English and American Literature at Keele University and was selected to study at Loyola University, New Orleans for a semester as part of the Keele University Study Abroad programme. Greer then spent a year working to fund her return to academia, where she studied for an MA in Literature at the University of Essex.

Greer loves spending time on a beach, her favourite being one near Mirissa in Sri Lanka, or chasing her crazy dog Luna around the family home.

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Olivia Meade - Programme Officer

Olivia Meade - Programme Officer

Olivia is a Programme Officer for Tutors United. She works with a range of partners and manages half of TU’s programmes, providing focused educational support to over 150 families across London. Olivia works alongside the programmes team developing new curriculum and programme features to ensure the tuition TU provides is top quality. She is also responsible for organising the annual graduation event, which see hundreds of participants come together to celebrate pupil achievements.
Before joining TU, Olivia studied English Literature at Queen Mary, University of London. During her time there, Olivia worked as a TU Maths and English Tutor in Hackney and Tower Hamlets before becoming a Programme Administrator upon graduation in 2016.
In what little free time she has, Olivia loves cooking with her family and watching films.

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Lizzy Gribble - Programme Coordinator

Lizzy Gribble - Programme Coordinator

Lizzy is the Programme Coordinator at Tutors United. She manages the operations of our programmes across London and Cambridge, manages and parent enquiries and plays a key role in auditing the organisations assessment data.

Lizzy graduated from The University of Southampton with a first-class honours in BSc International Relations with a Minor in Arabic. This choice of study was influenced by Lizzy’s upbringing in the Middle East. She has always enjoyed learning about new cultures and is a passionate advocate of equality of opportunity for all.

Whilst at university, she worked with a social enterprise that delivered creative therapy workshops with the aim of developing business skills with women from vulnerable backgrounds. She also spent three months in the Philippines with VSO working on a project to increase environmental stability in the local area.

Before joining TU, Lizzy spent a year travelling the world. Her favourite place was China because of the culture and landscape – and of course, the dumplings. Now when she’s not planning her next trip, she spends her free time reading and doing yoga.

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Gabriele Nemanyte - Tutor Coordinator

Gabriele Nemanyte - Tutor Coordinator

Gabriele is a Tutor Coordinator at Tutors United, where she is responsible for tutor recruitment, support, and development. Gabriele leads on our university partnerships and developing our offer for current and alumni tutors.

In 2019, Gabriele graduated from MSc Clinical Psychology at Vilnius University, Lithuania, bringing in a wealth of experience from non-formal education, social enterprise, and mental health care both in the UK and abroad.

Gabriele is strongly committed to helping young people build their confidence and fulfil their potential. Her interests include social innovation, mental health, and community engagement.

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