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Jennifer D.

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Relocated Art Teacher in Search of Student(s) to Inspire!

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Female ( Age 38 )

Member since:08/2012

I am a Certified Teacher

Rates from $30 to $50

I can perfom tutoring:

  • On-line
  • In-home
  • Group

Will travel up to 20 miles

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I have taught Art Education from K-12 for six years. I am certified with a Masters and have concentrated in high school and middle school Art but I can cater to any age group. I can travel farther under negotiation and there is a cancellation without notice fee of $15.00. There is also a $3 fuel surcharge over 10 miles. Materials are not included in this rate and will be listed as needed. I am knowledgeable and will discuss particular needs and desires previous to the classes. I am passionate about Art, Art History, and the importance of both in the daily lives of every person. Art is a very exciting experience and I find it necessary for all students of life.

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About Me

Experience Summary

I have both my degree and my Masters in Art Education. I have worked six years in public education, six years of which I worked with high school classes of all ability levels and four of which I also worked with middle school students. I also coached Cross Country five years of those six years. I have also volunteered in after school programs and I have interacted with students that had disabilities. These students often enjoyed the art-making the most. The importance of Art in the curriculum is crucial and creates a well-rounded education.

Teaching Style

I believe in Art History being implemented in some of the classes, but I know that students also benefit from a hands-on approach to learning Art. I often introduce a new concept and touch on some of the steps. Most importantly, I often show an example of the finished outcome. Students then have at least a vague concept of what they are working toward. We then take the project(s) step by step and guided practice is used at first and then independent practice continues as I continue to help each student directly. If the session is one-on-one, I will work closely with the student but will only suggest changes and offer ideas occasionally and if asked. Students often need a chance to use their own creativity to thrive and make projects individual.

My Hobbies

I enjoy making my own artwork (often working with drawing, namely portraiture). I also enjoy running, spending time with family and my dogs, friends, and exploring Philadelphia. Originally from North Carolina, I enjoy all that Philadelphia has to offer. I prefer the summer, so I am not looking forward to the winter months, as I did not enjoy them a great deal last winter.

Other Comments

I love teaching Art and I have been lost without that job. The jobs are harder to get here than they were where I was, and I miss the job security that I left. I enjoyed waking up daily and teaching what I loved and what I personally loved to do, and the adjustment has been difficult. I want to at very least give someone else the appreciation for Art that can be seen all around. Cultivating the same love I have for Art would feel rewarding and exciting due to the profound effects it can have on another person. Often undervalued in this society, especially in current day, giving one more person the ability to see it and even create it would be an amazing experience I have missed.

Credentials

Type Level Year Title Issued By
Degree Bachelors 2002 English University of North Carolina at ...
Degree Bachelors 2002 Bachelor of Fine Arts Painting a... University of North Carolina at ...
Certification Teaching 2004 Teaching/Licensure in Art Education East Carolina University in NC
Degree Masters 2005 Masters in Art Education East Carolina University in NC
Certification Teacher 2012 Pennsylvania Teacher Certificati... Pennsylvania Teacher Certification
Certification English-Middle School Language Arts 2010 Middle School English Teacher Ce... North Carolina Board of School C...

Subject Commentary

Creative Arts This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Experienced
I have been well-versed in the different ways of producing Art.
Drawing This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Painting and Drawing.
Painting This is one of my top subjects! Proficiency: Expert
I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in both Painting and Drawing.
Sculpting Proficiency: Experienced
Sculpture covers many different facets of creation, and we can take this is countless directions.

All Subjects I Tutor

  • Creative Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Sculpting