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Tobin S.

New York, NY

$45/hour

German language and Art (painting/drawing) tutor

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 12/21/16

$45/Hour


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Augustana College
German
University of Minnesota
Master's
New York Academy of Art
Master's

Education

Augustana College (German)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

New York Academy of Art (Master's)

About Tobin

I am an artist who lives and works in Manhattan on the Upper West Side. I also happen to be skilled in the German language, both spoken and written. I tutor German because I love the language, am versed in its technical and colloquial aspects, and I wish to keep the language active while helping others do the same. In the same vein I believe there is a language to learn in art, and I approach tutoring drawing and painting in a similar manner to instructing German.

My background includes a BA degree in German, plus a PndS certificate (language aptitude exam, Erlangen University) and I lived and worked in Germany for several years. My language skills remain up to date and practiced by continued contact with acquaintances and colleagues there, but also from extensive translation activity, including of late the complete opus of J. S. Bach cantata texts. In art I have an MA from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and my MFA from the NY Academy of Art, in figurative painting.

Tutoring will vary from student to student based on the level of knowledge plus an evaluation of what is the best learning method for each individual. Focus might be merely upon rudimentary grammar and vocabulary (or in art on the fundamentals of form, light, color, etc.) or it could entail full immersion (no English spoken at all) if that is what is desired (or jumping right into a major painting/drawing). Generally my pupils are adults wishing to supplement their exercise of the subject on their own or while doing course work elsewhere. You might have your own agenda or goals to meet from other homework, or possibly we can draw from other study materials or simply engage in conversation or art making together. Again, the activity is catered to meet your goals.

If this description seems to coincide with what you are looking for in improving your skills, please establish contact so we can discuss the possibilities and see if we match well. Preferably you provide a place to meet or we can pick a locale (like a coffee shop, etc.). I prefer a set schedule (i.e. once a week for a period of time).
I am an artist who lives and works in Manhattan on the Upper West Side. I also happen to be skilled in the German language, both spoken and written. I tutor German because I love the language, am versed in its technical and colloquial aspects, and I wish to keep the language active while helping others do the same. In the same vein I believe there Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of New York, NY 10024
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Art:
Art History, Art Theory, Drawing,
Painting
Language:
German

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Drawing

Tobin S. is an artist living and working on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, NYC.

His works, in oils or graphite, are grounded in an academic language of art making, but convey a contemporary view point and an eclectic array of imagery drawn from his own observations, travels and experiences, with a strong attention to implied realism.

Tobin studied at the New York Academy of Art and the University of Minnesota - Duluth.

German

fluent German speaker and well versed in colloquial grammar and vocabulary.
extensive translation (German to English) background

Painting

Tobin S. is an artist living and working on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, NYC.

His works, in oils or graphite, are grounded in an academic language of art making, but convey a contemporary view point and an eclectic array of imagery drawn from his own observations, travels and experiences, with a strong attention to implied realism.

Tobin studied at the New York Academy of Art and the University of Minnesota - Duluth.

Augustana College
German
University of Minnesota
Master's
New York Academy of Art
Master's

Education

Augustana College (German)

University of Minnesota (Master's)

New York Academy of Art (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tobin will travel within 2 miles of New York, NY 10024.