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Josephine Breese - History of Art Tutor London, Islington

Josephine Breese History of Art Tutor (East London)

Josephine Breese

  • Shoreditch (E1) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 21 Nov 2017
  • Sex: Female
  • Can Travel To: Camden, City of London, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Kensington and Chelsea
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I have broad experience in teaching and tutoring History of Art over the past 8 years, raising grades and confidence. I am a Gold and Senior tutor with many of London's leading tutoring agencies.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
History of Art - AS and A2, University entry (including Oxbridge and IVY League), University support and entrance preparation (BA and MA), Independent/Adult learning, career entry, maintenance and industry presentation support. I also offer support in Fine Art specifically portfolio reviews, written assignments, dissertations.

I am a public and independent lecturer, study day and tour leader, panel and conference speaker in contemporary art, the art industry and market and art history, including gallery, museum, collection, art fair and studio visits.
Tell me about your qualifications.
2008-9: Modernism in Britain, MA, Courtauld Institute (Merit)
2005-8: History of Art, Cambridge BA (2:1)
What kind of experience do you have?
Over the past eight years I have taught History of Art, assisted students take AS and A2 independently and provided tutoring. I have helped students gain History of Art places at Cambridge, The Courtauld Institute, Edinburgh, SOAS, Bristol, York, Goldsmiths, Nottingham, Princeton and Yale among others, as well as supported their university careers and early professional activities. I have worked with a diversity of abilities, with students gaining up to A* in my History of Art classes, 1st class degrees at university and in dissertations, internships and jobs.

Affiliation with IESA, Middlesex University, Richmond University London, Sotheby’s Institute.

2011-16: Co-founder of Art & Culture (www.artandculture.org.uk), an itinerant non-profit educational organisation which offered a biannual art criticism prize and free art market lecture programme at The LSE and The Courtauld Institute of Art.

2009 ongoing: Commentary, exhibition and book reviews, interviews and research projects for Art Monthly, Art Review Asia, Art Asia Pacific, The Herald (Karachi), The White Review, thisistomorrow, The Museum of Non-Participation and Nomad Projects.
How much do you charge?
£65 per hour.
Where do you teach?
Mostly from North and East London. Travel considered on a case by case basis.
When are you available?
Flexible.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
16+ but happy to consider unconventional set-ups, alternative levels.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
AS/A2 History of Art
University entrance for History of Art
BA and MA History of Art
Independent studies (gallery/museum visits)
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I have extensive experience tutoring online via Skype, including having taught a full History of Art AS online, and provide versatile remote support.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
I run History of Art educational programmes of short courses, gallery, museum and collection tours.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.
Where and with whom did you train?
Collingham College, London
Tell me about some of your current students.
The following are examples of five students from the academic years 2015 - 2017:

Case 1) I tutored an independent student in History of Art twice a week for AS re-takes and A2 level gaining an A* and a place at The Courtauld Institute.

Case 2) I tutored an independent student via Skype twice a week for AS, gaining 92% for her HART 2 module.

Case 3) AS and A2 level History of Art student, who has recently gained a place at Cambridge University for Architecture.

Case 4) I tutored an A2 History of Art student who re-took AS History of Art with a grade that rose from a C to an A, gaining an A grade overall.

Case 5) I supported an independent student through AS History of Art and 3 years at Goldsmiths. The student gained a 2.1 overall with a 1st in her dissertation.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I am passionate about art and the history of art. I love to look at, read about, discuss, think about and write about art. As an academic discipline it has encouraged me to consider other subjects in a different light. I spend my time in galleries, museums, collections and artistic spaces, communicating with artists, participating in new initiatives, discussions, curating exhibitions and writing. I have travelled extensively and visited many respected museums and artistic destinations. I also have a diverse range of professional experience in the art world including running a commercial art gallery.

Having taught AS and A2 and in my experience as a private tutor since, I have a substantial understanding of History of Art syllabuses, university entry and university level assignments. My objective is to clarify school and university requirements, sharing an understanding of how to succeed in an academic context independently.