Jonathan

Online History of Art Tutor

Jonathan

University of York - History of Art - PhD

5.0

Enthusiastic PhD researcher and fully-qualified teacher, with experience in teaching History, History of Art, and Academic Writing.

Recent Students: 5 Total Hours: 6 Last Online: 23 Jan 2021
All-time Students: 5 Total Classes: 6 Signed Up: 27 Oct 2020

About me

Currently completing a PhD in art history, I have previously had roles in school teaching, university teaching, gallery volunteering, and youth work. I am a hard-worker and high-achiever, with the additional ability to transfer knowledge and expertise in an engaging, accessible, and friendly manner.

I found my way into teaching through my love of sharing knowledge, and encouraging discussions that develop the understanding of both the student and myself! No longer teaching full-time, private tutoring is the perfect way for me to continue teaching while flexibly working alongside my PhD studies.

My ambition is to become a university lecturer and academic, publishing books and continuing my teaching practice. I have a real passion for making history of art more accessible to all, which is why I have become a volunteer EPQ mentor for the Art History Link-Up charity (mentoring state-supported students by facilitating and marking their essays).

I am very honest and fair, and I take this quality to my tutees!

I'm also a lover of coffee (and I will be bringing one with me to each online tutoring session).

Tutor Experience

I have delivered over 1,250 hours of secondary and university teaching since 2016.

I have taught KS3-5 History (including GCSE and A Level) at three different state secondary schools in Barnsley, Rotherham, and Sheffield between 2016-2018. Two were part of my teacher training programme, and the other where I took full-time employment to achieve Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) status in 2018. Since then, I taught an undergraduate seminar group for the 'Materials of Art and Architecture' module in the University of York's History of Art department, receiving 100% positive feedback from students.

My approach is to help students become self-learners, and I do this by offering valuable resources and asking probing questions. I set meaningful tasks that are carefully levelled to the student and prior knowledge, presented in a structure that makes the most of the lesson time. I believe it's crucial to have fun while learning, and that there are no stupid questions!

Topic Expertise

History (GCSE and A Level): AQA, Edexcel, OCR (particularly: World War 1 and 2; Russian Revolution; Cold War; Norman England; Medicine Through Time / Health and the People; British Empire; Roman England). Willing to teach other topics upon request.

History of Art (A Level): Edexcel, EPQ (all periods and both papers).

History of Art (Undergraduate and Postgraduate): dissertation; art and visual theory; critical readings in art history; photography and its theories; Victorian art and sculpture; Arts and Crafts; modern and contemporary art; Postmodernism and Pop Art; Modernism and its movements (across Europe); museology and curatorship; classicism and neo-classicism; London and Paris circa 1840-1920; British art history.

Education: undergraduate, PGCE, essay/assignment.

Academic Writing (across all arts and humanities subjects).

Client Reviews

William - Essay

Jonathon was fantastic. Very well prepared, covering all aspects of my essay. He gave great advice on theory, structure and was specific. Would highly recommend.

Testimonials

"Jonathan is clearly a seasoned teacher who understands the structure and delivery of a good lesson, centred on thoughtful discussion and dialogue. The lesson started with a choice made by the pupil who selected which artwork they’d like to discuss; this tailored the lesson to their interests. Jonathan demonstrated terrific use of detailed questioning and had the pupil use a spider diagram to expand on their own questions and to use as a reference throughout the lesson. Jonathan possesses in-depth subject knowledge and elaborated on the relevance and context of the chosen artwork. He regularly checked the student’s understanding as the lesson progressed and, at the end, asked the pupil to complete an exit slip which asked them to reflect on: what they’ve learned, what they’d like to know more of, etc. A wonderful lesson and I’d be happy to recommend Jonathan as a tutor!" - Cheryl Moss, Tutor Assessor.

"The atmosphere was very supportive and students were quite willing to speak. There was a good variety of exercises, and Jon returned frequently to the central question of the session which worked really well." - Teresa Kittler, Peer Observer of Teaching, University of York.

"A natural in the classroom!" - Elizabeth Morris, PGDE Tutor, University of Sheffield.

"Jon's humour, positivity and creative flair have made him a fabulous contributor to history sessions." - Sally Davies, PGDE Tutor, University of Sheffield.

"Jon's earlier experience of teaching in schools led to lots of good classroom practice at the University of York, and I'll be forwarding Jon's really helpful mark-sheet revisions to the department, because they are sure to be more useful across the History of Art degree." - Jason Edwards, PhD supervisor, University of York.

Price: $58/hr

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Qualifications

University of York
PhD History of Art, (remaining time on dissertation)
2018-Present

University of Sheffield
MA Applied Professional Studies in Education (APSE)
2017-2018

University of Sheffield
PGDE Secondary History
2016-2017

University of York
MA History of Art, Distinction
2014-2015

University of York
BA History of Art, First-Class
2011-2014

Rochester Grammar School
A Levels
Geography (A*), English Literature (A), Fine Art (A)
2009-2011

Availability

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