This role was as a tutor, so it was not necessarily something very big to speak about.
Nonetheless, the culture at UCT remains the same among teachers and lecturers - a culture of fun, open-mindedness, innovation and hard work.
The people I worked with were all outstanding, and I learned a great deal about people - as a tutor, I had to learn how to convey a message to various other, unique, individuals in a way which resonated with each and every one of them. I learned how different and yet similar most of us are, and practised the art of framing statements and questions according to an individual's current level of understanding and previous experiences.
This was by far one of my most fulfilling experiences so far.
On a typical week we would give lessons to our students, mark their work and correct them. Then go through material taught in class in the previous week as well as the following.
Hardest part of the job was understanding the various nuances which influenced the way in which different people learned.