Name of trainee: Matthew Toole
Year completed DTLLS: 2013
Current job title: Sessional Lecturer in Music
Current place of employment: Loughborough College
Background information (starting point)
Starting teaching at Loughborough College at the beginning of course (7 hours, Level 2 Music). Previously doing youth work and volunteering at Loughborough College.
Current position and details on progress
Now teaching Levels 2, 3 and 4, 18 hours per week. The courses lectured on are:
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music
BTEC Level Extended Diploma in Music
BTEC Level Extended Diploma in Music Technology
FDA Creative Music Production
Also covering the role of ‘Learning Coach’.
Impact of ITT
Through the excellent tuition, range of activities and assignments the DTLLS programme has offered me the opportunity to develop my career in exciting, positive ways. I feel I am equipped to facilitate good educational experiences for my learners. I also feel that the course has left plenty of ‘food for thought’ in terms of further development. I feel lucky to have been taught by such outstanding role models who more than anything demonstrated learning by illustrating many brilliant teaching techniques.