• 7+ English & Maths: public school entrance exams
• 11+ English & Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams and pre-tests
• 13+ English & Maths: ISEB and public school entrance exams
• Art (all levels)
I am currently associate lecturer in Critical Studies for BA Fine Art students at Goldsmiths University. My specialism is in art practice and theory, and throughout my own studies (BA to PhD) I have facilitated seminars and group critiques as well conducted one-to-one tutorials up to MA level in this field. I am working my way through an academic career, and in conjunction with this have lectured at various academic and public institutions, as well as published scholarly texts in peer-reviewed journals. This experience has equipped me with the skills to tutor in academic writing in a variety of subjects beyond the arts, from Social Work and Architecture, to English Literature and Finance.
In addition to higher education insitutional experience, I have been tutoring privately in KS2 & KS3 Maths and English since 2017, as well as preparing students for 7+, 11+ and 13+ common entrance exams in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning. In my freelance tutoring this is the most common request I recieve and therefore I have most experience in these areas and age groups; however, I have also taught the Norwegian Language, KS3 Chemistry and Academic Writing. These diverse teaching pathways have meant that over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of working with an extremely diverse set of students, ranging in age from 6-68, some of whom do not have English as their first language, experience learning difficulties such as dyslexia, or interruptions in their studies, such as maternity or illness.
I tutor in Academic Writing & Research, Art Practice and Critical Studies in the Arts up to MA degree level, as well as preparing applications and portfolios for Foundation, BA and MA degrees in the arts. Although art is my specialism, I have been tutoring in various subjects since I was in high school, and I help students make the most of their subject by fostering enjoyment in the learning process, improving both grades, but, more importantly, developing a sustainable, independent approach to learning that can be taken beyond tuition and into further years of study, work and life.
I hold a BA with First Class Honours in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Arts, and an MA with Distinction in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, London. I am currently a PhD candidate in Art at Goldsmiths University, where I am also working as an associate lecturer in Critical Studies in Art. I have facilitated BA seminars, tutored MA students in art dissertations one-to-one, lectured numerous times at conferences, and published several scholarly articles. I therefore have particularly valuable experience to share with students interested in the arts, but have also tutored academic writing in a variety of subjects, from Social Work and English Literature, to Finance.
I was born in Britain but am fluent in 3 languages (including Norwegian and Serbian). Having had a multicultural upbringing has helped me relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds and interests.
I am often inspired by the children's perspectives on themes under discussion in their curriculum, and feel highly motivated to equip them with the confidence to succeed and realise or develop ambitions. I often find that I can use my own ambitious attitude and energy within my own career pursuits to motivate and inspire them in turn. I find these teaching encounters refreshing and fulfilling, and as such intend to make sure private tutoring remains a part of my weekly schedule for as many years going forward, as possible.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am a full time PhD candidate in Art at Goldsmiths University, where I am also undertaking a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and teaching part time on the BA Fine Art Critical Studies programme. It is a PhD split equally between practice and written dissertation, which means that I will be organising public exhibitions, performances and screenings in addition to producing a scholarly publication. My long-term ambition is to become a prominent actor in my field both as a practictioner and academic, and to share and cultivate my practice and knowledge through teaching in higher education. Currently I tutor privately on weekends and after school hours, when I find working with children a wonderful change from academic life.
Wonderful tutor, great with kids, very patient!!
- Ingrid W, 26th April, 2021 (Beginner Level Norwegian Language)
I have, thus far, had one lesson with Katarina, and I found her to be an excellent tutor. My lesson was for degree level English, and Katarina's teaching very much helped me to understand and correct my errors in essay writing – we read through two essays I had written, both of which she had had a read through before the lesson and had marked to a great extent; during the lesson she allowed me to re-read my work and explain in greater depth some of the arguments I had made so that I could see for myself the ways I could improve, before delving deeper into the essay to speak more on what she believed were my strengths and where and how I could improve.
Katarina teaches with the utmost attention and is very kind and considerate!
- Bilal M, 30th September, 2019 (BA English)
An insightful and considered approach. Fantastic feedback and guidance. A great tutor!
- Brian O, 6th September, 2019 (MA Fine Art)
Katarina has been tutoring my 10 year old daughter in maths for around a month, twice a week. She is a fantastic, professional tutor and my daughter really looks forward to her lessons.
- Andrej Z, 11th July, 2019 (11+ Maths and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
The lesson held my interest throughout. Katarina was patient, meticulous in correcting my pronunciation, and sensitive to my needs
- Jacky C, 8th February, 2019 (Norwegian Language)
My daughter is thoroughly enjoying her weekly lessons.
- Kash I, 12th January, 2019 (KS3 Maths, Science & English)
I am extremely happy with Katarina. She understands my views and support me of how to write my essay in more professional way.
- Claudia M, 29th December, 2018 (BA Dissertation in Social Work)
Katarina is a very welcome addition to Dylan’s learning. Her sessions are fun and creative. I hear Dylan laughing and enjoying his sessions, which really compliments his learning. She is reliable and a joy to be around.
- Clea T, 25th November, 2018 (KS2 Maths & English)