I take pleasure in helping both children and adults to develop their artwork and have a proven record of achieving outstanding results with my students, helping both GCSE and A Level students achieve A* grades.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach oil painting, acrylic painting, pencil drawing and charcoal drawing across a wide range of subjects. This can be within the framework of Key Stage 2 (primary), Key Stage 3 (lower secondary), GCSE coursework, A level coursework, Degree or Adult Education / Hobby. I am also able to give help with project work, portfolio building, developing ideas, essay writing, research and art history.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art.
- How much do you charge?
I charge £35 per hour for adult learners, A-Level & Degree levels. For KS3 (lower secondary) & GCSE I charge £30 per hour. For KS2 (primary) I charge £25 per hour. I also give discounts for hours paid in advance (please visit website for full details). All lessons via Skype are £25 per hour. Lessons can be paid for by cash, cheque or credit / debit card (via online shop).
For tuition in London areas I charge £40 per hour, inclusive of travel expenses (this fee applies to all ages and levels).
- Where do you teach?
I can teach at my home studio in East Grinstead. I welcome students from all areas. I also offer home tuition within East Grinstead, Dormans, Lingfield, Hirst Green, Oxted, Croydon, Haywards Heath, Tunbridge Wells and any district of London accessible by underground. I can also tutor via Skype (I offer a free half hour consultation via Skype to begin with).
- When are you available?
I am available weekdays, evenings and weekends, depending upon current bookings.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I cater for KS2 (primary), KS3 (lower secondary), GCSE, A-level and Degree as well as Adult Education / Hobby at all levels from absolute beginner to advanced. If tutoring students younger than 16 from my home studio space I require that the parent / guardian stay throughout the lesson per advice / guidelines provided by The Tutor Pages.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
GCSE, A Level and Degree Art
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I am able to provide tutorials via email for oil / acrylic painting and pencil / charcoal drawing
- Do you have a personal message for students?
One-to-one tuition is a very effective way to develop your artistic skills. Whether it be a personal hobby or for an art qualification such as GCSE, A-level or Degree, learn step by step and take your art work to an entirely new level.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been tutoring on a one-to-one basis since 2005, teaching a wide range of people of various backgrounds, interests and levels. I also run a painting course for experienced painters at my local college and also have experience in running a life drawing course. I also have additional experience as a trained and practicing phonics tutor for both children and adults.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
My last CRB check was carried out in 2005, but I have been in continuous employment within a school and then a tutoring centre since that time.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I completed my degree at the University of Sunderland.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I am registered with IfL (Institute for Learning).
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My students currently range in age from 7 to 50+.
• First Class BA (Hons) Fine Art
• CRB checked in 2005, then I have been in continuous employment in a school then a tutoring centre since
• IfL (Institute for Learning)
Thank you, Sonny, for helping teach our son different aspects of painting and drawing for the last 4 years in which time Jay's work has developed and broadened enormously. He was able to include a couple of pieces he painted with you as part of his portfolio for a successful Art Scholarship to Charterhouse School and we are in no doubt of the valuable contribution you made in helping him obtain that award.
...I can't quite still believe it in my own mind, but I got an A* overall. It's incredible how much my skill improved since AS and I really feel I took a huge leap between the two years. I have you to thank for that along with the support from my parents, that I really appreciate all the help and support that you gave me. I wouldn't have been able to make it into such a good university without your help!
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