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Below are the wonderful members of management team at Mentor Jr.



Jessie Pitsillides

I am the founder and co-managing director of Mentor Jr. I started Mentor Jr. because I believe that if inequality starts anywhere, it starts with education. From managing everything own my own since 2020 we are now a growing team of over 5. Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions at all.

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Client 3


Ela Emecen

After tutoring with Mentor Jr. for a year, I was struck by the educational disparity I witnessed during the pandemic and sought to become more involved with an organisation that aims to combat this. As co-Managing Director, I want to expand our organisation to include as many tutors and tutees as possible so that we can make the process of volunteering easier and allow each student to reach their full academic potential. I also oversee all of the tutors so please feel free to email me with any questions!

Client 3


Akshat Sharma

I am a passionate individual who started tutoring for MentorJr during lockdown. My desire to get more engaged with the organisation was prompted by being able to observe the positive impact on young children, particularly during the challenging times of the pandemic. My primary responsibility is to make sure that we are reaching out to those who need the support the most, in order to attempt to reduce the educational disparities that already exist and give everyone equal opportunities in the future.  If you have any questions about tutoring or about the organisation, please feel free to contact me and I will be happy to help.



Esther Bonnaud

I am passionate about tutoring ever since I became a mentor for MentorJr in the midst of the COVID pandemic in 2020. Having witnessed the impact a private mentor can have on a young child's life, I am  determined to bring this opportunity to as many kids as possible. After living in the UK all my life, I moved to New York in August 2022. As Managing Director for the USA, I am on a mission to grow MentorJr in America, to give more children that little extra help that could change their life forever.

Client 6


Lavinia Ricca

Upon joining Mentor Jr. as a tutor, I began to realise how impactful and invaluable peer tutoring can be. Support for education should be both available and accessible to everyone; this is why I aim to help grow the Mentor Jr. community further. As a member of the team, part of my role is to interview potential new tutors, take them through how the platform works and answer any questions they might have. I am also focused on spreading Mentor Jr’s message and mission to enable us to reach more pupils around the world.

Client 6


Aryan Shankar


Client 1


Kavya Patel


The Team: Clients
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