Although the Arts and Science College Learning Center has offered subject-specific assistance in the past and continues to do so in biology, chemistry, math, languages and the like, in recent years our own Department has taken the lead in providing art history-specific tutoring to its undergraduates. The program kicked off in October 2008 and, according to our students’ feedback, has proven to be a great success.
Without exception, our tutors are all graduate candidates at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU’s graduate art history program. A tutor is available in the Department of Art History on Mondays through Fridays from 12.30 to 2pm. Students may see them on a walk-in basis.
This semester brings us three outstanding tutors:
Hannah Feniak is a second-year PhD student at the Institute of Fine Arts. The focus of her graduate work pertains to medieval architecture and urbanism. Many of her research questions ask how contemporary understandings of the built environment structure current approaches taken to the study of medieval buildings. Since finishing her undergraduate degree at McGill University, she has endeavoured to expand her knowledge of architectural practice beyond the Early Modern period. Most recently, she examined the adaptive reuse of historical structures in the urban context of contemporary Madrid – a paper written for a course focusing on postmodern and hypermodern architecture. Hannah will be available Mondays.