Since 2009 I have had the pleasure to work with a variety of students from different back grounds and with varying educational needs. Each student has surpassed their own expectations of what they could achieve, with some students going from receiving Cs and Ds to As and Bs. Being dyslexic myself, I really enjoy being able to help other dyslexics, or students with other learning differences, find their own way to learn and gain confidence.
I have worked with students age 7 upwards focusing on English, Essay Writing Skills, Art and Design. I am also able to support students with learning difficulties (dyslexia, ADHD etc) and/or mental health difficulties.
I have helped students complete their course work and essays, as well as get them prepped for exams. When it comes to the next stage of their education I have also taken students through interview techniques and writing applications for University.
Each students learns in their own way. I use the first session as an initial assessment to see what the best teaching method is for that individual, discuss what that individual wants to achieve, where the student feels they are struggling and design a bespoke lesson plans for that student.
I was born in Asia and lived their till I was 13. I started boarding school in the UK when I was 10 due to needing additional support for my dyslexia. I went on to study at Central St Martins and in 2015 graduated from The Royal College of Art in Glass and Ceramics, with a distinction for my thesis.
FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT - 30/40 MINUTES
The first free lesson I use as the Initial Assessment and this last for 30 - 40 minutes. In the Initial Assessment I will ask a few questions about what you need help with and what goals you want to set. This also allows you to ask me questions. If you are happy to continue with sessions after the Initial Assessment the full rate will be charged -
1 hour - £40
1.5 hours - £60
2 hours - £80
CANCELLATION POLICY - 72 HOURS
Any session cancelled within 72 hours of the session starting will be charged at the full rate previously agreed to.
REDUCING THE HOURS OF A SESSION
If the client/student reduces the hours of a session within the 72-hour period, the full rate will be charged.
CANCELLATION DUE TO BEING UNWELL
If the client/student is unwell within the 72-hour period, the first hour will not be charged, after this point half the rate will be charged. If the client/student cancels a session due to being unwell in the future half the rate will be charged, unless otherwise agreed.
CANCELLATION DUE TO TRANSPORT DISRUPTIONS
If there are server delays to public transport and the client/student has to cancel, at the tutors discretion only half the rate will be charged. If the tutor feels the student/client would have been able to make the session, the full rate will be charged.
CANCELLATION DUE TO SERVEAR WEATHER
If the weather would cause risk to the client/student and it is advised to not leave the house or travel, half the rate will be charged.
If in the unfortunate circumstances a member of the client/student’s family should pass away, there will be no charge.
RUNNING LATE FOR SESSION
If the client/student is running late for the session due to transport issues the student/client needs to inform the tutor of the delay and when they expect to arrive. If previously agreed, the tutor can run over the session to make up for the delay. The full rate will be charged for the session.
If the tutor is running late for the session due to transport issues the tutor will inform the client/student of the delay and when they expect to arrive. The tutor will run over the session to make up for the delay or make up the time in another session.
TUTOR CANCELLING SESSION
If the tutor needs to cancel for any of the above reasons, unless otherwise stated or agreed, there will be no charge.
E D U C A T I O N
2013 – 2015
MA Glass and Ceramics, The Royal College of Art, London
2007 – 2010
BA (Hons) Fine Art 3D, Central St. Martins, London
P R O F E S S I O N A L E X P E R I E N C E
Jan 2009 – Jul 2018
Various Temporary Posts, The Recovery Centre, London, Part-time
Jan 2009 – Feb 2016
Mentor, Learning Difficulties Tutor, Photography Consultant and Facilitator of Creative Expressionism Workshops, The Recovery Centre, London
Teaching Experience, 3D Design Craft BA (Hons) Course, Havering College F&HE, Essex
Nov 2009 – Nov 2012
Artist Assistant, 8mm Filming and Editing, Stephen Willats, Part-time
Aug 2011 – Jun 2012
KPKart Gallery and Open Studio, 821 Fulham Road, London
Oct 2006 – Jun 2009
Assistant, Alexia Goethe Gallery, London, Part-time
Jun 2007 – Jun 2008
Gallery Internship, Mumford Fine Art Ltd, London, Part-time (Including Watercolours & Modern Works on Paper Fair 2008, FORM London 2008 and The Red Dot Fair 2008)
Oct 2006 – Jun 2007
Assistant, The Tram Depot Gallery, London, Part-time
TEACHING & WORKSHOPS
Glaze Workshop, MA & MFA Glass, Design Department, Edinburgh College of Art
Slip Casting Workshop, MA & MFA Glass, Design Department, Edinburgh College of Art
Drawing on Paper and Glass Workshop, MA & MFA Glass, Design Department, Edinburgh College of Art
Pate De Verre Workshop, MA & MFA Glass, Design Department, Edinburgh College of Art
A W A R D S & S P O N S O R S H I P
Konstfack Exchange Prize, Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden
Chris Campbell Memorial Prize, Best Coursework, Brockenhurst College, Hampshire
Photo Media Award, Brockenhurst College, Hampshire
2006 – 2010
Ms Katarina Thome & The Cuscaden Group Sponsorship
R E S I D E N C I E S
Sep 2017 – Aug 2018
Artist In Resident, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Feb – Jun 2016
Konstfack Exchange, Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden
FICTIONNONFICTION, CSM Student Collaboration and Live Performances, London, United Kingdom
Play, Trinity Buoy Wharf, Group Residency, London, United Kingdom
P U B L I C A T I O N S
Intervolve Solo Exhibition, Galleri Glas, March Publication, Svenska Dagbladet , Newspaper
Intervolve Solo Exhibition, Galleri Glas, Issue 27, Art Lover, Publication
Glass Drawings, Issue 4, IS Magazine, Publication
The Glass Eye and Instant, Work In Progress, The Royal College of Art
a ToYcAmErA p0rtf0li0, Karl Grupe
You Have No Idea What We Are Doing This Summer, Issue 7, The Student Edition, Hard Mag
A R T I S T C O L L E C T I V E S
Sep 2010 – Jun 2012
ART MEET, Artist/Writers/Musicians Monthly Meeting with Discussions, London
Jan – Apr 2009
Artists In Motion, Artists Collective with monthly exhibitions, London
(HOGWASH! Group Show at The Foundry Apr ’09, Vulva Group Show and Discussion at Mumford Fine Art Mar ’09, POPPYCOCK! Group Show at 93 Feet East Feb ’09)
C O U R S E S
Glass Unknown : Experimentation and Discoveries in the Hot Shop, Maria Bang Espersen and Max Syron, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
Aug – Sept 2014
The Lie of the Land, Helen Maurer, North Lands Creative Glass, Lybster, Scotland
Teaching Experience, The Royal College of Art, London
Jan – Apr 2014
Glaze Workshop, Tanya Gomez, The Royal College of Art, London
Print Workshop, Dr Steve Brown, The Royal College of Art, London
Making Workshop, Felicity Aylieff and Professor Martin Smith, The Royal College of Art, London
In Support of Eating, run by Committee, The Royal College of Art, London
Impossible 3D Printed Objects Workshop, Mike Eden, The Royal College of Art, London
Oct – Dec 2013
One-Day Ceramic Workshop, Takeshi Yasuda, The Royal College of Art, London
Product Design Workshop, Marek Cecula, The Royal College of Art, London
Glass Vessles Workshop, Simon Moore, The Royal College of Art, London
Glass Casting Workshop, Angela Jarman, The Royal College of Art, London
Intensive Plaster Workshop, Tavs Jorgensen, The Royal College of Art, London
Feb – Apr 2013
Creative Movement Exploration, Facilitator Enid Gill, London, Short Course
2009 – 2010
Practical Philosophy, School of Economic Science, London, Short Course
Jewellery making with Plastic and Metal, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
Alternative Photographic Processes, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
Toy Cameras, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
Experimental Glass, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
Textile Design for Costume, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
Contemporary Textiles from Old, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
Portrait Photography, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
Cameraless Photography, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
Exploring Artists London, Central St. Martins, London, Short Course
SKILLS & ACHIEVEMENTS
MS Office (Mac Based), Design Programmes (Photoshop)
Current Driving Licence
Qualified Scuba Diver (PADI)
Kira is meticulous in all actions of her life and conversely into tutoring! As a winner in many disciplines in her life for sue she can produce great new Artists - photographers, sculptors you name it!
Kira is very kind and empathetic. She helped me out in many occasions during my PhD. Couldn't recommend anyone better than her.
I’ve only known Kira for a few months and I can safely say my life has been enriched! She is charming, beautiful, generous and extremely interesting. Oh and of course very talented.
You won’t go wrong with entrusting yourself in her very capable hands x
Understanding, patient, friendly and has a natural ability to bring out the best in you, these are just some of the things that spring to mind about Kira. She has a passion for helping others, can help you build confidence within and will always be there for you when needed. Honestly speaking, you couldn't be in safer hands.
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