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Helena Cox

Helena Cox

History of Art Tutor

Helena Cox graduated from Edinburgh University with First Class Honours in (MA) History of Art. She has since worked at Christie’s as an Impressionist and Modern Art Researcher, and then as a Cataloguer in the Russian department where she specialised in Fabergé. Helena then transitioned to the V&A where she had the opportunity to organise many South Kensington and touring exhibitions in Europe. She is currently finishing an art historical novel and tutoring full time.

Helena tutors as it gives her the opportunity to share her interest in History of Art with her students. She believes students get far more out of lessons if they are enjoyable and engaging.

She helps many History of Art students in important examination years. Many students need support with essay technique, enhancing knowledge as well as sharpening their visual analysis skills.

Helena Cox also has experience tutoring SEND students. Currently she’s tutoring History of Art to a dyslexic student who uses a laptop for her studies and has extra time in her exams. Helena is aware that spelling and clarity are things this student struggles with. So they’ve worked on structuring her thoughts for essay writing and building her arguments. The student has improved a great deal in both her writing skills and confidence with this methodical and structured approach.

“Helena is wonderfully engaging, affable, and easygoing. She helped my daughter with a breadth of topics for her History of Art A level. She was also struggling with a slightly lacklustre school teacher! Helena is knowledgeable, and having worked in the art world my daughter found it motivating to learn about her experiences. She gained an insight into the different avenues she might like to pursue after university. Her lessons were wonderful and I often joke to my daughter that I wished Helena was tutoring me!”

Mother of A Level History of Art student

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