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Sean B.

Chicago, IL

$45/hour

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University of Illinois - Champaign
Studio Art, Art Ed.
University of Illinois - Chicago
Enrolled

Education

University of Illinois - Champaign (Studio Art, Art Ed.)

University of Illinois - Chicago (Enrolled)

About Sean

I have five years of teaching experiences with students K-College in a variety of subject areas. I have worked with urban, suburban, and rural students of all learning styles, learning abilities, and innate skill levels. My education has included private art lessons throughout middle and high school, dual bachelors degrees and honors from the University of Illinois - Champaign, and a masters degree in progress from the University of Illinois - Chicago. I consider myself a lifelong learner and educational advocate - often volunteering my time and talents for communities and students in need of education and educational resources.

While my primary focus since obtaining my teaching certificate has been in the visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpting, printmaking, woodworking, metals, digital, art history, etc.), I excelled in all my other subject areas throughout high school and college and feel entirely comfortable working with material from virtually any social science field (English, history, anthropology, etc.). My teaching style is hands-on, compassionate, patient, and rigorous. I make it a priority to get to know my students quickly and use their learning preferences, personal interests, and other relevant information to make the greatest impact on their improvement and enjoyment of learning.

I am currently in graduate school and enjoy tutoring for the scheduling flexibility it affords me. I also enjoy the idea of getting to know my students on a more one-on-one basis that allows for more in-depth investigation of topics and custom tailoring of methodology.

My personal art practice revolves around a balance of concepts drawn from contemporary art and life AND ideas and approaches drawn from Eastern and Western art history. I am curious by nature and allow my curiosity to dictate the materials I choose, the topics I explore, and the way in which works are presented. If I come across a material, approach, or topic outside of my knowledge or comfort zone I will research and experiment until achieving a working knowledge to draw from in the future. I love sharing those kinds of experimental experiences with students and peers and seeing how their discoveries differ from my own.

Please reach out to me with any art or social science tutoring inquiries. My availability and pricing is flexible depending on the opportunity. I am happy to help out with a one-time cram session for an upcoming exam or come up with something more consistent. THANK YOU.
I have five years of teaching experiences with students K-College in a variety of subject areas. I have worked with urban, suburban, and rural students of all learning styles, learning abilities, and innate skill levels. My education has included private art lessons throughout middle and high school, dual bachelors degrees and honors from the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60630
In-person lessons
Science:
Anthropology
Music:
Music History
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting
English:
ACT English, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Language:
Reading, Writing
History:
American History, Anthropology, Art History, Government & Politics, Music History, Political Science, Social Studies, World History, Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drawing

My BFA class requirements were very heavy on drawing - figure drawing, still life work, abstraction, linear perspective, technical drawing/drafting, and typography. Since finishing my undergraduate degree I have taught drawing (portrait, still life, landscape, and abstract) to students of a wide variety of ages and in a wide variety of materials (pencil, pen, charcoal, scratchboard, etc.). I am well versed at methods of drawing such as sight measuring, 1/2 point perspective, grid drawing, subtractive drawing, etc.

Painting

My BFA degree was in painting and I focused exclusively on paint while studying abroad in Cortona, Italy in 2009. I have extensive experience (material, application, preservation, restoration) with egg tempera, acrylic, watercolor, latex, aerosol, and oil paints. The process I enjoy most when working with students is explaining the traditional steps of turning a drawn study into a finished painting in the style of the Renaissance masters - starting by transferring the image, completing a color study, building up the shadows and cool colors, then eventually focusing on the details. Students always enjoy this thoughtful, academic approach.

University of Illinois - Champaign
Studio Art, Art Ed.
University of Illinois - Chicago
Enrolled

Education

University of Illinois - Champaign (Studio Art, Art Ed.)

University of Illinois - Chicago (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sean will travel within 15 miles of Chicago, IL 60630.