I approach sessions in the format of themes, whether we might be discussing a particular artist, movement or specific artwork. One thing I have learnt to be an effective technique is to construct a narrative to make each subject into a story, which makes it much more engaging and easier for the student to learn and memorise.
Often I will spend twenty minutes or so having an active discussion with the student about the ideas I have highlighted, seeing what insights they can produce with or without my guidance. I will then usually set some form of written exercise, often in the structure or a visual analysis or comparison between two artworks to gage how they are able to form a coherent argument or evaluation from the discussion.
We then might tackle some more mark-scheme based exercises in which I teach the student how to construct intelligent answers that will be able to score them maximum points in the exam. A large section of the lesson will focus on essay technique, with space at the end to address any other issues we may have come across or the student might want to explore further.
I am a recent graduate and excellent tutor living in London, specialising in History of Art. Teaching is something that I both enjoy immensely and am effective at, as approaching the syllabus in refreshing ways that make it both understandable and enjoyable for students is something that comes naturally to me. In 2017 I graduated with a BA Honours degree in History of Art from Newcastle University, and have just finished a month studying Contemporary Art at the Sotheby’s Institute in London. In the past I have worked in many galleries during my studies, including Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham and Vane in Newcastle.
I am friendly, easy going, punctual and reliable, with a strong work ethic that ensures I always turn up for sessions with an exciting and productive lesson plan. I look to offer positive and constructive feedback, and hope to inspire those I teach with my love of art.
Having studied History of Art for the last six years my breadth of knowledge is vast, having covered everything including the Renaissance, the Pre Raphaelites, nineteenth century European painting (Fauvism, Cubism, Expressionism and Futurism), post-war contemporary art since 1945 including the Abstract Expressionists and Pop Artists, to modern and conceptual art and the YBAs and many, many more artists and movements.
Whilst I am happy to teach all age groups, my focus is on A Level and undergraduate students, and younger individuals with a thirst for knowledge in the subject.
Lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged
BA (Combined Hons) History of Art and Business (2:1) Newcastle University
Relevant modules included: Art Since 1945, Gender and Contemporary Art, Fleshful Things: The Body and Vi- sual Art, Career Development, Modern and Postmodern Photography, Art and Protest, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Essentials of Marketing.
• Developed strong communication skills by leading and participating in seminars, group discussions and presentations (both in groups and individually).
• Employed extensive research, assessment and evaluative skills in writing visual comparative pieces each semester, as well as lengthier informative essays.
2009 – 2015 Uppingham School, Rutland
￼￼- A Levels 2014
English Literature (A*), History of Art (A), and Philosophy and Ethics (B).
- AS Levels 2013
- GCSEs 2012
4 A*s (Art, English Language, French, Philosophy and Ethics), 5 As (Mathematics, English Literature, Science Double Award, Classical Civilisation).
Relevant Work Experience:
August 2016 to September 2016 - Gallery assistant, Orleans House Gallery, London
• Assisted in leading artistic workshops for children and people with dementia.
• Research based projects for upcoming exhibitions and administrative online marketing tasks.
• Reviewed the current exhibitions in an article for the gallery’s website.
October 2016 to May 2017 - Voluntary gallery assistant placement, Vane, Newcastle
• Worked as Front of House for public and private gallery events.
• Worked effectively as part of a team of four to produce a new qualitative questionnaire for gallery visitors to assess their responses and bring improvements to the organisation.
January 2018 to May 2018 - Volunteer, Kipling Camp, Kanha, India
• Taking the guests on daily bird walks, trips into the national park on safari, and afternoon walks down to the river to bathe the camp’s resident elephant Tara.
• Teaching English twice a week at the school in the local village, for a class of around thirty children.
June 2017 to August 2017 - Supermarket Assistant, Waitrose, Cheshire
September 2013 to July 2014: Front of House Manager at Uppingham Theatre, Rutland
April 2013: Classroom assistant work at Terra Nova School, Cheshire
July 2013: Work experience in customer service at Waterstones bookstore, Cheshire.
Previous employers: Heather Whitt, Richmond Arts Service and Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ, (concealed information) (concealed information)
Christopher Yates, Vane, First Floor, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE, (concealed information) (concealed information)
Belinda Wright, Executive Director, Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), S-25 Pancheel Park, New Delhi 110017, India, +91 (concealed information) (concealed information)
Course leader: Nadia Berri, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, Fitzrovia, London, WC1B 3EE, +44 (concealed information) (concealed information)
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