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The University of Chicago (Humanities, Art)
As a recent college graduate in the humanities and art, I am trying to make money doing what I like to complement my artistic aspirations. I am working as the Studio Assistant to a Chicago sculptor, and enjoying learning wood- and metalworking techniques from his expertise. I like to read, sing, and sculpt, and I enjoy spending time with people in many different capacities. I particularly love working with children because of their quirks and idiosyncrasies. I don't have an age preference when it comes to tutoring because I genuinely enjoy getting an understanding of the various developmental stages and capacities children cycle through as they grow.
My experience tutoring, teaching, and mentoring has spanned throughout my high school and college years. Last summer, I worked as the Assistant Office Manager and Counselor at Camp Mendocino with the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, spending the last 10-day sessions as a counselor for the 7-11 age group and winning a nomination for Best Counselor (!). During college, I volunteered as a coach for the Civic Knowledge Project's Winning Words Initiative (2012-2014), which involved developing and teaching philosophy curricula for elementary and high school students. During the summer of 2013, I worked as a teacher's assistant for courses in English and physics with Upward Bound, and accompanied our group of 40 students to a week-long college visit through Minnesota. I tutored with the Neighborhood Schools Program with the University of Chicago during my first two years of school (2011-2013), and formed many bonds and connections through my work with elementary students in Hyde Park. Before college, I tutored with a program called Payton Elementary Prep, intended to help students at inner city schools learn skills to gain admittance into Selective Enrollment high schools. Additionally, I have a background in education research and professional development, and have performed qualitative research and video editing for the Center for Elementary Math and Science Education at the University of Chicago and the Center for Science and Math Education at Loyola University.
As for my formal qualifications, I was named a National Merit Scholar and received a scholarship to the university of my choice for this honor. I received perfect scores in the SAT and ACT Reading Comprehension sections, and 5's on my AP tests in Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Psychology, and World History. I received 4's in Calculus AB and Statistics. I graduated from the University of Chicago in June of 2015 with a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, through which I made my program of study and received Special Honors for my thesis project.
I would love to work with you at a convenient location. Don't hesitate to contact me through WyzAnt with a little information about yourself or your child, and I will respond promptly! As a recent college graduate in the humanities and art, I am trying to make money doing what I like to complement my artistic aspirations. I am working as the Studio Assistant to a Chicago sculptor, and enjoying learning wood- and metalworking techniques from his expertise. I like to read, sing,
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I am an artist making my foray into sculpting after having been primarily educated in drawing and painting techniques. I have taken many formal drawing and painting courses in the past, at locations including Lill Street Arts Center, Gallery 37 (Drawing and Painting Summer Apprentice), Walter Payton (AP Portfolio 2D Drawing and Painting), the University of Chicago (Mixed Media Drawing and Painting). I also attended regular figure drawing sessions during college, and enjoy making still lifes in charcoal, graphite, pastel, colored pencil, and more. I haven't taught/tutored drawing, but have taught/tutored in many other subjects and would love to coach young students or artists.