Alumni Spotlight - Rob Dawson What are you doing now that you've left us at Tutor Trust? Since leaving the Tutor Trust I’ve graduated from university and found a job working for an MP in Parliament. What do you miss most about Tutor Trust? I thought the support from the Tutor Trust was great, and always had a nice time going along to the socials like the Old Bar quiz in Leeds. How and why did you first get involved with The Tutor Trust? I can’t remember how I found out about it – I think maybe a flyer on campus. I always wanted to be a teacher when I was younger, so I thought it was a good opportunity to experience that while also giving back by helping kids who were struggling more with their schoolwork. What was the most challenging thing about tutoring? Definitely balancing lesson planning with uni work! The templates and resources which the Tutor Trust give you help with that though. What do you think tutoring has taught you the most? How to be organised and to plan ahead. Having a solid idea of what you’ll be doing for the day improves your tutoring and helps with work, too. How do you think tuition helps you in your current role? Like I said, knowing the importance of planning helps a lot. It also made me more confident as a public speaker which I need in my current role. Is there any advice you would like to offer to offer new tutors joining us? Enjoy it! I know it’s a cliché but there aren’t many jobs out there that you can do flexibly, pays well, and gives you important training and skills all while giving you the opportunity to help out local schools and improve kids’ life chances.