On a more personal level, I believe my teaching skills and relationships with students have developed significantly since becoming a mentor. Rather than enduring lectures or workshops that inform me about my students’ needs, I am able to experience firsthand, sitting right alongside them, where the gaps in their learning occur. It is a different viewpoint to teach from, and one that permits a deeper insight into what has or has not been constructive for students in the classroom environment. As their mentor, I share the learning space with them and examine assessment, concepts, and knowledge from their perspective. This allows me to see the complexities and obscurities that I may overlook during the demanding pace of classroom teaching – intricacies that a struggling student would be otherwise left to decipher on their own. I find this to be extremely fulfilling on a personal level, as my time, energy, and efforts appear to be more effectively utilised and overall, the improvement to my students’ outcomes is far more discerning.