I am an experienced Visual Culture lecturer, specialising in dissertation writing. I graduated from UCL with an M.A. (Distinction) in Anthropology and also have a BA (HONS) in Fine Art and Visual Culture, presently I am working on my PhD.
I fervently believe it is the responsibility of the tutor to posses the requisite skills to effectively teach students from a broad range of academic backgrounds. As such I have worked on several projects within the university in the development of teaching methods to students who struggle with academic writing.
My own research focusses on analysis of film, gaming, and music cultures. I was recently invited to China to present a paper on the cultural significance of Supernatural films.
I specialise in social sciences, media analysis, and the creative arts, however, the Visual Culture module is open to students from all creative arts programmes and as such I am well versed in tutoring a variety of different subjects and utilising a range of media.
I am responsible for assisting students from all three undergraduate levels in the construction and assessment of their end of year text. Alongside individual and group tutorials designed to give more focussed attention to the work of individual students, I also conduct regular seminars that aim to elucidate different issues relating to their understanding and application of broader theory and analysis. Furthermore, I am also host structured workshops, focussing on the fundamentals of academic writing and research skills. I have also been invited to lecture on a range of topics including subcultures, gender performance, film analysis and clothing cultures.
My approach is very much dependant on the specific area the student is struggling with. Often I focus on establishing and unpicking the key texts and theorists of the subject being approached before moving on to establishing better research and writing techniques. Work then begins on the fundamental planning and structuring of the written work. As many of the students I currently tutor do not come from a strong academic background I put special precedence on demystifying some of the more complex but essential readings, making them as relatable as possible.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|University College London||2012||Masters||Distinction Anthropology|
|University of the West of England||2010||Bachelors||2:1 (HONS) Fine Art and Visual Culture|
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|Philosophy / Critical Thinking||One-to-one||Online|
|Media / Communication Studies||One-to-one||Online|