Josephine Waugh - Private Tutor in London
My name is Josephine and I am currently completing my Masters degree in History of Architecture at the UCL Faculty of the Built Environment (MA), The Bartlett; prior to which I studied History of Art at the University of Cambridge (BA): 2:1. During my undergraduate degree at Cambridge University I received a grant to spend six months in Mexico City researching Mexican architectural modernism and the development of the urban landscape, working towards an undergraduate thesis that I am currently extending at a postgraduate level. During this time I worked closely with the university of Mexico in their archives department.
I attended a comprehensive secondary school in north London, and achieved straight A* - A qualifications in both my GCSE and A Levels. For the latter I studied History of Art, English and History, and received full marks on both my final History and English A Level exams. My specialities lie in urban, social and aesthetic history, philosophy and socio-economic and socio-political critical theory. I am fluent in all humanities and social science subjects. I have ambitions of becoming an academic, and hope to impart this passion and enthusiasm onto the students I teach, despite any lack of confidence they may have.
I have extensive experience working with children, having worked as an au pair in Madrid, Spain between my undergraduate and postgraduate studies, and as a regular childminder for a family in central London.
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Cambridge, 2014 – 2017
History of Art and Architecture (BA): 2:1
School: Camden School for Girls
Comprehensive school in central London. GCSE (A* - A) A Level (A* - A).
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I have no previous experience in tutoring, however I have worked teaching children during my time as a child minder, and as an au pair in Madrid. I was hired to teach English to a two year old child, which I very much enjoyed. I am very patient and can help children to develop their knowledge from the ground up, starting from the very basics.
My Approach to Tutoring
Having been educated at a comprehensive school, I appreciate the importance of becoming an avid and dedicated independent learner. I have trained myself to work quickly and efficiently in exams and have a number of study techniques to help improve memory and comprehension of subjects within a high pressure environment. I can help students to produce quality work , finding original source material and responding to strict academic criteria, at the same time developing an enthusiasm for learning.
I encourage creative thinking and endeavour to find passion and interest in all subjects, as I believe this is key to developing a thorough understanding of the material at hand. I believe that patience and consistency are essential to helping students achieve the best grade possible.
Fun Facts About Me
I have a vast number of interests and experience outside of academia.
I am incredibly passionate about art and design, and worked as Executive Assistant to the Editor in Chief, and as Special Projects Coordinator, of Wallpaper* magazine in the interim between my studies. I both interned and worked for Frieze fair and magazine, and for Phaidon publishing house. I have cultivated an extensive amount of personal and professional relationships within this field. At 15, I won the Guardian Young Critic of the Year Award (in the 15-18 year old category). During my time at Cambridge, I worked closely with the Kettle's Yard Gallery, independently curating a show for the gallery and writing multiple research papers for their director.
Throughout my childhood and teenage years I excelled in Thai kick boxing and contemporary dance, the latter I hoped to turn into a career before gravitating towards academia. I modelled and acted throughout my teenage years and my early twenties to earn my financial independence. During my last year of sixth form, I did not attend school regularly as my modelling and acting career had begun to garner momentum. I taught my A Level subjects to myself at home and achieved incredibly high scores. I became skilled at teaching myself course material outside of the context at school, and maintaining academic excellency whilst excelling in my career.
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