AN A Level business tutor at Barnsley Sixth Form College has been recognised by Sheffield Hallam University for her work.

Gemma Mahoney received the FE Inspirational Mentor of the Year award from the university after being nominated by former trainee teacher Kate Archer.

She collected her award at a special ceremony and her accomplishments while on placement at the sixth form college led to her winning Sheffield Hallam University’s Outstanding Achievement on a Certificate in Education course in the Post 16 and Further Education Programme Award.

Gemma said: “It was wonderful to see Kate experiment with new techniques in the classroom, form professional relationships with students and other staff members, and make learning engaging and fun for our sixth form students.

“I feel privileged to be able to provide guidance to the next generation of teachers and my experience as a mentor has been invaluable for my own professional development too.”