Having graduated last year from the University of Warwick with a first class BA (hons) in History of Art I have just finished the GDL conversion course to law at City University. My History of Art degree demanded visual and textual analysis, providing me with a distinctive perspective that is now applicable to the analytical nature of law. I specialise mainly in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and received the Richard Morris Dissertation Prize in my final year for the independent research I conducted on the Spanish painter, Ribera. I was also awarded the Julian Gardner Outstanding Achievement Award for the highest marks both in my second and third year. My other interests include photography, hockey and Italian after having learnt the language for the benefit of my degree.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
I have spent the last 6 years studying History of Art and I am able to teach up to degree-level. I have since given lectures both in English and Italian at the National Gallery, London, and Galleria dell-Academia, Venice. In terms of teaching experience more generally, I am a qualified Vocalise mentor, currently teaching ESU-style debating in prisons across Greater London after three months training and an assessment at Gray’s Inn. My responsibilities include teaching the style, structure and strategy of formal ESU-style debating, as well as facilitating and managing classroom debates. This programme aims to provide prisoners with the analytical tools needed to persuade with a confidence and composure that they can apply to many other aspects of their lives. Alongside Vocalise, I am also a Widening Participation ambassador for City University. This is an outreach programme that aims to support young people in the local area by tackling barriers to Higher Education. This role has given me a grounding in how to reach out to those in many different situations and to manage discussions of fundamental issues. Lastly, as a self-employed professional photographer, I have had the opportunity to work at a summer camp. Whilst in America, I was hired as Head Photographer at Camp Echo (New York) for grades 3-5 (8-11 year olds). In this position, I worked with children on a daily basis, but I was also in charge of more general administrative duties that required high levels of organisation and self-motivation. I hope these experiences demonstrate my ability and dedication to teach on a wider basis.