Robyn – Meet the Team
As Tutor The Nation grows, we are excited to welcome another member to the team! In this blog, we meet Robyn.
What is your role at Tutor The Nation?
My official title is ‘Impact and Operations Officer’.
What does your role entail?
I will be handling volunteer development by training up our amazing volunteers to become confident tutors and looking after them throughout their volunteering journey. I’ll also be working on assessing the amazing impact that our hard-working volunteers have had on the pupils they work with, so we can continue to get better at what we do and ultimately help close the education gap in the UK.
How long have you been with Tutor The Nation?
A whopping 1 week and 3 days, or 240 hours, or 14,400 minutes (give or take).
How did you get into the Charity and Education sector?
I loved studying Geography and learning about people across the world, but sadly with that knowledge you also end up learning about the inequalities experienced too. I volunteered by doing some teaching in Malaysia (which I loved) and it reminded me how lucky I am to have the education I had. I’ve since worked with other charities hoping to improve access to educational opportunities for those from less advanced backgrounds.
What’s your most memorable moment with Tutor The Nation so far?
It may be a little too soon to say, but really it would just be the warm welcome I’ve had from the TTN team. I’m excited to start meeting some of our amazing volunteers very soon too.
Now for some bits about you!
What do you do in your spare time?
I live in Brighton by the beach, so a lot of my down time is spent by the sea (or in it, but only if I’m feeling brave enough… there have been a few Winter dips with woolly hats on)! I also enjoy yoga, long walks and getting creative.
Name 5 people you would have at a dinner party (alive or dead)
This is always one you could spend a lot of time really overthinking, so I’m going to go with whoever comes to mind first… it’s quite eclectic.
1. Frank Ocean – I would kindly ask him to be on aux
2. Bill Nye The Science Guy – just imagine a TTN collaboration here??
3. The lady from Come Dine with Me who put a steak on a plank – for comedic value
4. Chris Sharma – probably the best rock climber in the world (could learn a trick or two)
5. Beyonce – I would die & because I didn’t get Renaissance tickets
Where is your dream holiday location?
I am saving up to go to Mexico… get me to a beach with a margarita A.S.A.P!
What was your favourite subject at school?
Art, definitely. The art block was a really peaceful space for me where I could take breaks from memorising tricky formulas and confusing equations. It’s something I still try my best to make time for. I actually went to a lino printing class last week – I highly recommend it!
Tell us about an inspirational teacher who taught you.
My Geography teacher, Mrs Selman. She was so kind and boosted my confidence both in the subject and in general. I learnt a lot from her organisation and hardworking attitude. I’m quite certain that she played a subconscious part in my decision to study Geography at university too.