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I am Karin Merx and I live in the Romford (RM3) area. I am a professional academic, course content creator, artist/illustrator, editor, and podcaster. I am a PhD scholar and studied Cultural Studies at the Open University in the Netherlands, and Music at the Sweelinck Conservatory in Amsterdam (flute). I taught for 20 + years and enjoy teaching about the subjects I love (English KS2, KS3, 11+, Verbal Reasoning CEM/GL, Graphic Design, Art, Art History, Cultural Philosophy, Cultural History, Literature, Film Philosophy). When I'm not developing a course I adore illustrating books and book covers. I have spent years teaching one to one in institutions as well as at home.

Tutoring Experience

・Redidential tutoring English and Math Primary, 11+ English & Verbal Reasoning and SATs preperation.
・Online tutoring Dutch, Art History Essay, and 11+ English + Verbal Reasoning.
・Course-Creator & Facilitator at Online Arts Education
・Host of the internationally acclaimed academic podcast, Michael Jackson's Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation
・Author of the academic book, ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’ published with academic publisher Eburon.
・Academic editor of 'The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies'
・PhD Scholar Open University Netherlands
・MA Art History achieved in 2012 Open University Netherlands
・BA Cultural Philosophy achieved in 2009 Open University Netherlands

Tutoring Approach

I love learning and I know learning can be a really joyful experience. I can help you to expand your knowledge and show you how learning can open your horizons. I focus on all the tools and insights students can use to achieve the results they need and to be successful.

I am available to tutor students on the subject English 11+ Verbal Reasoning (GL+CEM) (Ks2-Ks3), Dutch for beginners, university essay, music theory, graphic design and the adobe software tools. I also offer assistance with research proposals for University Masters or PhD. My tuition sessions are a minimum of 1 hour.

Tuition takes preferable place in a neutral location (Online, local library, local study centre or at the student's home) to minimise distractions for students. If you are not familiar with online studying and tuition I can give you a free trial for the first 15 minutes. Online tutoring has proofed to be more focussed and the student appears to be more concentrated and less distracted.

LanguagesDutch, English (British), German
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Open University Netherlands2012MastersMA Art History
Open University Netherlands2009BachelorsBA Cultural Philosophy

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