Having just come out of college, the horrors of revision and exam technique are still fresh! Whilst I may not have the formal qualifications of a professional tutor I do have the recent exam experience, and the enthusiasm for English and Spanish to provide support at GCSE level. Having recently been a school student, I would model my sessions of what I personally found the most helpful set-up, a relaxed talk that covers the necessary mark-scheme requirements and to talk more broadly on the subject - something that I found instrumental in fully comprehending the topic.
I am new to tutoring - but not to the school exam set up. At college I often found myself explaining English literary concepts to peers, but have had no formal experience in tutoring myself. Having come out of college with an A* in English Literature at A-Level and an A in Spanish I feel that I can offer that much needed extra support. I am continuing studying Spanish at LSE in addition to my Art History degree at the Courtauld Institute. Having studied hard at college and got into one of (if not the) top institution to read my subject, I am well aware of the necessity to work, and also the rewards that it offers - I would love to be able to help someone get somewhere they want to be, and opportunity given to me and one that I am so thankful for.
I am currently in my first year of university studying at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London for a BA in Art History. I finished college in June where I took my A Levels in Spanish, English and History and also completing an EPQ.
Having lived in Somerset since I was born, London is a completely different experience; culturally rich, noisy and bustling… but also very expensive! I am therefore looking for a part-time, casual job to help with rent prices. I am interested in tutoring as it is something that is of genuine interest. From my experience of college and school; the relentless pressure of exams and mocks, the incessant piles of homework and copious amounts of coursework I am well aware of the necessity to have some extra help on the side.
I am looking to tutor in Spanish and English. These are two subjects that are of particular interest to me. English is a subject which cannot be crammed – a genuine understanding and empathy with the language is necessary to achieve in this subject. It is so important, therefore, to devote time to this and from talking to and helping contemporaries in college I find that just general explanations and reading around to help thinking in a broader concept can help so much with the course. Spanish is also a subject which I love – having taken it at GCSE and achieving an A* I continued developing the language through A-level, achieving an A grade in A2. Over summer I was lucky enough to travel around Cuba for several weeks, an experience that proved just how much more you can get out of a culture by speaking some of their language. I was able to meet Cuban artists and discuss their work with them, discuss the political situation with many locals and volunteer at a children’s centre helping them learn English. I would therefore love the opportunity to share this potential with someone else!
University: The Courtauld Institute of Art (2017 – 2020) – BA in Art History
College: Richard Huish College (2015 – 2017)
A Levels: English Literature (A*)
Extended Project Qualification (A) (subject: Eroticism in Pre-Raphaelite Portraiture)
School: Canford School, Dorset
GCSEs: 6A*s in History, Latin, Art, Spanish, French, Chemistry
4As in English Literature, English Language, Biology, Maths
Work Experience and Extra-Curricular Activities:
In addition to my BA degree and the additional language course that I am completing at LSE, I have been trying to take on as many extra-curricular opportunities as essay deadlines permits! Last week I was able to take part in a conceptual performance piece at the National Gallery by Russian artist Yuri Albert. This was a contemplation on the idea of ‘viewerness’ and how our relationship with paintings is altered by sight.
Hauser and Wirth Youth Group:
Hauser and Wirth Galleries exhibit some of the most notable and important contemporary artists. As part of their youth group I have been lucky enough to have first-hand experience and insight into this world. I have been able to meet artists such as Don McCullin and Jenny Holzer – discussing their work and exhibitions. For the Martin Creed exhibition held this year in Bruton, I was able to not only meet Creed, but also act as ‘gallery assistant’ and help in the actual painting of one of his works. During February I met Anthony D’offay at Tate Modern and discuss his Artist Rooms project, with a focus on Louise Bourgeoise.
Having just started at university I am yet to establish myself in the running of the societies. However, I do regularly attend the Business of Art Society in which the more commercial side of art is discussed, contextualising art in a capitalist society. Other societies that I attend include the Feminist society and Film Soc – as well as Wine and Gin Tasting and the World Art Society.
Employment / Volunteering:
I have worked at a local wedding venue in a front of house role, meeting and greeting guests, conducting tours for perspective clients, and dealing with any queries during the weddings. I very much enjoyed this face to face interaction and the challenge of time-management whilst studying at College. I also worked in a local tea rooms over the summer to earn money for London rent prices!
Over the Summer I went to Cuba, both to improve my language skills to soak up their distinctive culture, but also to volunteer. This was an experience that opened up local communities, exposing me to the side that many tourists do not see and which political propaganda omits. I worked in a children’s centre on the outskirts of Havana, teaching children English – this was obviously hugely rewarding and greatly humbling. I also completed more manual labour – building a Baseball court in Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs) and a volleyball court in Havana.
I always ensure to keep my day as busy as possible. In addition to academic studies I was a member of a local rowing club and have competed at National Level, Women’s Henley and trialling internationally. Competing in a sport requiring such full on training, although not currently competing, has still taught me valuable time management skills which I have found extremely valuable at university and at work.
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