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Summer X.

New York, NY

$50/hour

Art tutor, Art school application preparation, Chinese Mandarin tutor

In-person lessons
10+ Hours
Background check passed as of 1/11/16
5.0 average from 11 ratings
Highly Recommend!
— Matteo, New York, NY on 12/5/16

$50/Hour


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About Summer

I have a unique set of experience both working and teaching in the art world. I've worked at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 and most recently at Kaikai Kiki here in NYC, and I have many years of experience teaching drawing and painting to students as a private business owner in Beijing. My academic background includes silkscreen and various exhibitions at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA--the best art school in China), and most recently a Master's in Fine Arts from the University of Washington in Seattle. During this time, I've picked up a wide variety of techniques, taught a painting and drawing class at the university level as well, explored the worlds of art history and art theory, and broadened my own set of work as an independent artist. I'd love to share all this experience with you too!

I enjoy teaching students with an interest in art, regardless of their desired field or technique. I'm very easy to get along with and love teaching students about the art world itself in addition to showing them techniques. I'm well-versed in common teaching methods used for art here in the US in addition to those through which I learned art myself, and can give students as much or as little of that as they'd like. I respond well to individual requests by interested students and will help each student reach their own unique goals. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I'm looking forward to meeting you soon!

In addition to my years of private practice, I've learned the academic underpinnings of these subjects through my MFA at UW. I can provide each student with a unique blend of theory and practice that's catered to their own individual needs and goals.

I'm also a museum fanatic who finds new exhibits across the city all the time, so if you'd like me to give you a guided tour of specific exhibits with an explanation of the importance of this work for the history and trends of the world world in addition to interesting tidbits about the artists themselves, then I can definitely do that too! Art has been a long-term passion of mine since my early years, and I'd love to share that excitement with anyone.
I have a unique set of experience both working and teaching in the art world. I've worked at Art Basel Hong Kong 2015 and most recently at Kaikai Kiki here in NYC, and I have many years of experience teaching drawing and painting to students as a private business owner in Beijing. My academic background includes silkscreen and various exhibitions Read more

Policies
Cancellation
12 hours notice required

Group rates are $35/hour/student

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of New York, NY 10019
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Highly Recommend!"

- Matteo, New York, NY on 12/5/16

"Extremely kind, thorough and smart!"

- Randy, New York, NY on 6/25/16

"Excellent teacher"

- Bill, New York, NY on 4/20/16

"Warm and patient tutor"

- Alison, New York, NY on 4/4/16

"Patient and playful"

- Jo, Brooklyn, NY on 2/8/16
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop
Language:
Chinese
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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.

Chinese

I am a native Mandarin Chinese speaker who finished college in Beijing, China. I speak very clear, standard Mandarin Chinese, and I got a 98/100 (A) in both my Chinese Literature class and my History of Chinese Literature class in my college. I am excellent at Chinese writing and can also read ancient poetry. Writing samples and my transcript are available upon request.

Drawing

I've been doing painting and drawing for 15 years. I have a BFA degree from Central Academy of Fine Arts in China and a MFA degree from University of Washington, major in Painting and Drawing. My work includes detailed painting and drawings. Samples of my work are available upon request.

Painting

I've been doing painting for 15 years. I have a BFA degree from Central Academy of Fine Arts in China and a MFA degree from University of Washington, major in Painting and Drawing. I am familiar with the whole process of oil painting and acrylic painting, such as canvas stretching, gesso applying, color mixing, brush techniques, texture making. Sample of my work are available upon request.

Highly Recommend!

Highly Recommend! Summer was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I have absolutely no Mandarin skill so I was starting at zero. I was concerned that because of my level, it would be difficult to teach me. She asked me questions to find out how I learn/absorb information and then developed the session that best catered to me. It was great.

— Matteo, New York, NY on 12/5/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Group rates are $35/hour/student

Travel policy

Summer will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10019.