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History Of Art
I am a young researcher just starting out in my academic career. I love various forms of art, particularly visual art, literature, film, theatre, musical theatre and dance.
I have recently completed my PhD in History of Art, titled 'Sex and Violence: A New Psychoanalysis of Art of the American AIDS Crisis' at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where I also worked for my MA in American Art since 1960, and I have an undergraduate degree in English from UCL. I had a fantastic private education at Westminster School in London, where I experienced advanced A-level teaching in Art, English, Geography and History of Art, achieving top grades in all four. I have GCSEs in Maths, English Language and Literature, German, French, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Drama and Art, with 8 A* grades overall.
I like the gym, reading, seeing friends for coffee, house gardening, walking and taking day trips, and my own art practice. I often enjoy plays, films and art exhibitions across London and the UK. I believe in culture and in the importance of being a well-rounded person engaging with it.
I have a wide-range of teaching experience at various levels. I am currently teaching an undergraduate course in the UCL History of Art department, titled '19th and 20th Century Art in London: Gender and Sexuality'. I have taught theory and methodology to MA students at the Courtauld for two years running, as well as another undergraduate course at UCL a couple of years ago on French and British Painting. Through my university teaching I have become an experienced marker of essays and I am well versed in marking criteria and grade bands for the humanities. I volunteer in my local **Contact Detail Removed**'s homework club for school children on Wednesday evenings, on Queen's Crescent in Gospel Oak, where I find myself teaching anything from year 4 spelling to GCSE maths. I have always enjoyed teaching: when I was doing my A-levels, I informally tutored a friend in Shakespeare. We went on holiday to France and I spent three days going through Antony and Cleopatra with her.
I have a powerful and unique spirit and I want to help my students to realise their own creative potential. I know first-hand how individual attention helps students to succeed, and I want to pass on all the wonderful teaching I have received onto my students. I also know that examinations and essays are so dependent on approach, timing and planning.
Therefore my approach to tutoring is twofold: first, I use highly practical methods for attempting to answer essay and exam questions that equip my students with the tools they need to face any challenge in assessments. I introduce these framing methods immediately. Second, I encourage all of my students to push themselves to contemplate all of the thematic ideas and artistic concepts, various ways of reading and seeing, cultural-historical and socio-political contexts, and all different artistic forms to stimulate their intellect and help their critical capacities to grow as they mature into rounded individuals.
Through my approach I recognise that performing well in examinations is essential to allow students to move forward with their own life goals whilst I also am concerned that all my students have the ability to engage with, appreciate and contemplate, and enjoy the complexity of everything they are learning about in their education.
I also want us to have fun and to savour the joy of studying.
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- The Courtauld Institute of Art (2018) - PhD History of Art (viva pending) (Doctorate) (✘ Not On File)
- The Courtauld Institute of Art (2014) - MA History of Art, Distinction (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- University College London (2012) - BA English Language and Literature, 2:1 (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Westminster School (2009) - 4 A Levels, all grade A: Art, English, Geography, History of Art (School) (✘ Not On File)