I have been tutoring for the past 4 years since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts with a BA in Sculpture. I currently spend most days working on my art practice and spend evenings and weekends tutoring art.
I currently teach art to a whole range of students from four years old upwards. I focus on teaching both new techniques to students such as oil pastel, printing, collage, Photoshop and craft based activities as well as helping students improve skills in drawing and painting. I enjoy teaching sketchbook and portfolio work for GCSE and A Level, helping students to understand the marking criteria; enabling them to do the best in their qualification through developing their project and sharing ideas and concepts.
I really enjoy teaching art and all students have exceeded in their subject and enjoyed the session together. I am enthusiastic and patient and will go out of my way to help and teach in a clear, simple and fun way. I teach creatively, explaining ideas and concepts visually to help students understand and more effectively digest ideas and information.
In my free time, I continue working on my art practice, drawing, painting and creating films and installations. I also enjoy visiting art galleries, making gifts and practicing tai chi.
Availability: All day, every day except for Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sundays.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: Since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts, alongside continuing to work on my art practice, I have been teaching and working with children and young adults.
For two years I taught English and Maths to secondary school aged students who were not in mainstream education, often working with children with SEN and behavioural issues. I used art and creative processes to engage the students in learning which in turn would alter their mind-set of education and push their boundaries of what they thought they could achieve.
I have been tutoring GCSE and A-Level art privately- helping students with coursework, exam preparation and their portfolios. The feedback from these sessions has been extremely positive and students have seen their grades improve dramatically.
I have also run arts and crafts clubs in schools teaching jewellery design, painting and crafts.
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Helen is very friendly and reliable and has been really helpful in increasing my daughter`s confidence with her photography A level studies. I would recommend her.
A great find!
Very helpful, kind and reliable tutor, would highly recommend her.
My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Helen. She is lovely very professional and has a good understanding of what is needed for the A level Art.
Helen is everything you could wish for in a tutor. She is calm, patient and a good teacher. She has rekindled my daughter`s love of art and is painlessly filling in gaps in her maths from when she was off school recently. Fantastic!
Helen is the most excellent tutor. She is punctual, polite and very accommodating. Her manner is excellent and she was able to establish a rapport immediately and managed to achieve more than the goals we had initially had. My daughter looked forward to Helen`s visits and she made the lessons imaginative and fun while achieving an enormous amount of work - far exceeding the content and volumes at school. We are personally grateful to Helen and would highly highly recommend her.
Helen is helping my daughter with her GCSE art. She has been a great help so far and helped my daughter find a direction and enabled her to get going with it. She is engaging and thoughtful and definitely understands what the student needs to produce to get high grades without making things formulaic.
Helen has tutored me for the past few months and has been a massive help. She`s been great at helping me organise my work and ideas, understand what exactly my course requires and has restored my confidence and enthusiasm for art. I would definitely recommend Helen as a tutor.