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Carmel Private Tutor

Carmel

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Subjects I teach

History of Art up to degree level
Fine Art up to degree level

My Experience

I’m a Graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art located in Somerset House on the Strand. This is the internationally-renowned centre of excellence for the study of History of Art, with a highly competitive admissions process to select just 50 students per year. As a Tavistock tutor I am able to pass on this world-class standard of teaching to my students.

In addition to my education, I have also gained a lot of experience in the art world, having previously worked at auction houses, art fairs and galleries. I particularly enjoyed giving talks in the Courtauld Gallery and helping to arrange an exhibition in Somerset House featuring artists like Tracey Emin.

Since joining Tavistock three years ago, I have been tutoring students in History of Art and Fine Art and am pleased to say the majority of my students surpass their academic goals. In one great example, after three months of intensive tutoring, I brought one of my students from an E to an A* in her Art History A-Level (AS and A2) exam when she gained 100% in two of her modules.

In my spare time I enjoy painting and drawing and one of my artworks has won an international competition. I was offered a place to complete my undergraduate degree at the prestigious Glasgow School of Art. My Fine Art tuition can help students with not only traditional painting and drawing techniques, but also to develop conceptual ideas, research skills and art coursework, particularly important for anyone completing the Fine Art A-Level.

My Qualifications

• BA History of Art, First-class honours

• A-Level: A* Geography, A* Fine Art, A* History of Art (100% UMS in Art History and Fine Art, 95% UMS in Geography)

• AS Level: B English

• 7 A*’s and 3 A grades at GCSE (100% UMS for Fine Art, Design & Technology and Geography).

• These results highlight my perfectionism, ability to work hard and my commitment to achieving goals. I am equally dedicated to achieving your child’s goals and working out strategies of how we can work together to accomplish them.

My Approach to Private Tuition

My approach to tuition is to build a strong rapport with my students so that learning does not feel like a chore. I like to hone in on my clients’ interests and inspire their love for the subject, all the time maintaining a keen eye on the mark schemes and examiner reports so that their hard work is reflected in their final marks.

My sessions are primarily student-led (unless specified otherwise) with the pupil guiding me on what they want help with and where they are struggling so, together, we can effectively come up with a timeframe and weekly goals that work for them. I am pleased that all my students see a consistent increase in their marks using this method, with many exceeding their own pre-set academic goals.

In order to prepare for the all-important exams, I make sure to tackle exam technique in every lesson and, closer to the time, focus on revision techniques ranging from audio, visual and written.

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Fun fact

I took part in the Great British River Race along the Thames, dressed as a Smurf!

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