As an experienced fully-qualified teacher, visual arts educator and practitioner I would relish the opportunity to provide inspiring practical and theoretical support in all levels of Art and English to children and adults of all ages and abilities. The strong rapport and infectious enthusiasm quickly established with my students ensures we are able to make rapid progress towards achieving their full-potential with sessions adapted to accommodate individual needs.
My sound understanding of the National Curriculum requirements from KS2 through to KS5 enables me to guide, challenge and extend my students to be confident and successful in achieving top grades in formal examinations, including 11+ entrance examinations, GCSE and A-Level. I am also experienced in preparing students for Further and Higher level art courses including portfolio preparation, degree applications, written and oral assignments to a high level. In addition, I offer sustained guidance throughout BA and MA courses in all aspects of theory and practice. This includes a rigorous knowledge of Art History and contemporary critical theory, with a broad background of experience in drafting, composing, writing and editing statements, essays and final dissertations from the initial brainstorming and preparatory stages through to completion, with high standards and a meticulous eye for detail.
This is substantiated in my own educational background which includes an MA Distinction (First Class Honours) in Art and Media Practice and BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths with Foundation studies at St. Martins. In addition to this I have a PGCE in Secondary Art from the Institute of Education (UCL) with full QTS. Possessing a considerable teaching experience within formal and informal environments both within the UK and abroad, including Spain, Thailand and Korea, ensures an empathy of diverse cultural backgrounds and nationalities and an understanding of the challenges of learning English as a foreign language. Although my real passion is figurative painting in oils, I also have and a broad knowledge of other arts disciplines which extends to an interest in fashion illustration, design and sculpture with experience in resin casting, printmaking and site-specific installations incorporating video and sound, in addition to curating solo and group exhibitions.
I am a patient, reliable and responsible tutor who will make every effort to make lessons engaging and beneficial so do please contact me to arrange an initial session to discuss your specific requirements, see how you feel and proceed from there.
English for KS2 and KS3 (Preparation for 11+ examinations).
Figurative drawing and painting in oils, acrylics, charcoal etc.
Fashion Illustration and Design for a 13 year old Swedish student.
Interior Design at Foundation Level.
GCSE and A-Level portfolio compilation and project contextualization.
AS and A-Level (A* achieved when predicted D grade).
Practical workshops in painting and drawing.
Portfolio preparation for Foundation entry - unconditional offers.
BA and MA level essays and dissertations for top London institutions including Sotheby`s, Goldsmith`s, UAL (University of the Arts) and LBS (London Business School).
References available on request.
Availability: Flexible availability, weekday evenings and weekends. Contact me to arrange suitable times.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I am a fully qualified Secondary Art Teacher with a PGCE from the reputable IOE (Institute of Education at UCL).
I am also experienced in assisting adult students with Further and Higher Art and Design courses- Foundation, BA and MA level within top London institutions including Sotheby`s, Chelsea School of Art, Goldsmiths and LBS.
Full DBS registration and clearance. Experienced with teaching children from 6 years through to KS2, KS3, GCSE and A-Level within a variety of school settings in the UK and abroad, including Bangkok, Korea, Spain and Secondary London Schools and Sixth Form Colleges, extending to a sound knowledge of BTEC Art and Design courses from Foundation through to Advanced Level 3.
Other nationalities taught on a private basis include Russian, Ukranian, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese and Brazilian. I also posses a sound understanding to extend students of all backgrounds and abilities including those with SEN needs including autism. I have also taught within a Pupil Referral Unit inspiring students excluded from mainstream education to achieve their full potential, boosting confidence through art media.
One-to-one areas covered with students include: Portfolio preparation for Foundation entry, Fashion Design and Illustration with a 13 year old, painting and drawing at A-Level (A*), Interior Design BTEC, Application and Portfolio compilation for Foundation and degree entry, advice on selecting work for interview, source material, structuring and editing of written assignments.
Adult tutoring experience includes Foundation, BTEC, Degree and Post-Graduate/MA Level in both written and practical components.
BTEC and A-Level taught at William Morris Sixth Form College.
Art Teacher, Westminster City, School - KS3- A-Level.
I have experience of teaching English and Art abroad to students from a range of nationalities including Thai and South Korean and within a Secondary Art Department in Spain as the sole Art Teacher designing and delivering Schemes of Work for KS3 through to A-Level, following a British programme. In addition, I have experience as an Art Teacher within a London faith-based Islamic Secondary school, again teaching students aged 11 through to 18 years.
Voluntary assistance provided at Secondary level 11-18 in Art and Design, including portfolio preparation for GCSE and A-Level students. Sound understanding of the National Curriculum. Sion Manning School, St. George`s RC School.
Voluntary primary school mentoring and tutorage on a one-to-one basis with VRH (Voluntary Reading Help).
References available on request.
DBS (CRB) Check: Yes
Will Tutor Online: Yes
Full valid DBS clearance.
Masters in Art and Media Practice, First Class Honours/Distinction, University of Westminster, London, culminating in a solo exhibition within the public domain on the theme of boxing.
BA (Hons) Fine Art and Contemporary Critical Theory- Goldsmith`s College, University of London.
Art Foundation Course- Central Saint Martin`s College, London.
A-Level Art, German and Maths.
PTLLS Certificate in Adult Education in my specialist subject area of Fine Art and Art History.
Fully Qualified Level 3 Personal Trainer: devising tailored health and fitness programmes with an element of boxing training.