Meet Our Fall 2015 Writing Tutors (and schedule a visit)!

17 Sep

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:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHannah 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.

Eloise Maxwell is a second-year Master’s student at the Institute of Fine Arts, specializing in modern and contemporary art. Eloise plans to write her thesis on experimental, darkroom-based photographic practices, and the spaces in which fine art and ‘non-art’ photography intersect. Eloisegraduated from Oxford University in 2010, where she majored in Art History. Before moving to New York from London, Eloise worked with elementary school children to improve their literacy levels, which confirmed her passion for teaching. She is looking forward to working with undergraduate students to help develop their essay-writing skills. Eloise will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Angel Jiang is a first year MA student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in medieval and gothic architecture. As an undergraduate at Columbia University, she majored in the History and Theory of Architecture and wrote her honors thesis on the roof bosses of a late medieval cathedral. More broadly, she is interested in the history of architectural practice, problems with style, and contextual analysis. She enjoys sketching and photographing art and architecture for both pleasure and research, and looks forward to working with NYU’s art history students.Angel will be available Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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