Foundation Studies Mathematics teacher Tony Klemm talks about teaching and the use of maths in the real world.
Category: Foundation Studies
There's always something happening at Trinity College.
Trinity has set up a strong foundation for me to pursue my university degree. In July 2004, I joined the Fast Track program. I was 16 at the time and the support from the mentors and the lecturers were amazing - helping me to prepare for my university journey.
On Tuesday 19 July, educators from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) brought their Martin Scorsese exhibition to Trinity College Foundation School (TCFS) Media & Communications students.
My Trinity story started with a dream of two special people in a small city in Indonesia, my mum and dad. They started lives in two humble families struggling to make ends meet. Dad eventually lifted up the family’s living standard through his hard work and dedication to his career. Meanwhile, mum and dad had a far-fetched dream for their sons to be educated overseas.
Many years ago (in 1992!) I started work at Trinity College, with a student cohort of about 50 students. My career followed a roller coaster up and down the hills as TCFS and student numbers expanded, contracted, and exploded – it was a rocky ride, with many administrative duties and many students, as well as raising two children.
What do a travel technology expert, active wear designer and gym owner all have in common? The answer; they all studied at the Trinity College Foundation Studies program in 1996 and are all pursuing their passions. These three alumni are proving it’s never too late to follow your dreams!
I have been teaching in Foundation Studies since 1995. In that time I have taught in EAP and Literature over all the intakes we run. I am now teaching Literature in the February Main program and loving my work and my students as much now as twenty years ago.