Hello! My name is Abi and I am currently a student at the University of Florida. I am a dual major in English and Mathematics, with a minor in CS, attending on a National Merit Benacquisto scholarship.
I have been a commissioned artist for 4 years, specializing in oil portraiture and graphite realism. About creative writing, I am a National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medalist, regional Scholastic Gold and Silver Key recipient, and an international Claudia Ann Seaman Awards Finalist.
During my time at one of the top private high schools in the country, I held leadership positions in the Miami-Dade Red Cross Youth Executive Board and Achieve Miami, an education-focused nonprofit. I have also held club presidencies oriented towards both Alzheimer’s and suicide awareness.
My packages are oriented towards both technical skills building and finding a unique style, but most importantly developing a passion for the craft. I look forward to aiding in cultivating your child’s artistic interests!
Each Package includes a complimentary introductory meeting with parents and students to understand the student’s interests and to create personalized lesson plans that will fully challenge and excite the student(s).
The Visual Arts Package has two levels. Level 1 is oriented towards those with little to no experience in the visual arts and aims to build foundational technical skills to apply to the creation of all pieces. Level 2 is an intermediate level course, where the student will learn more specialized skills that are applicable depending on the precision required in the desired work.
The Creative Writing Package currently has one level. Level 1 is oriented towards those with elementary age reading comprehension and writing. It builds recognition and application of skills through analysis of the authors’ given work. It is an introduction to the beginning parts of development of one’s writing ‘voice’, as well as cultivating further knowledge of grammar and tone.
Classes are provided online through Zoom or Google Meet. In-person options would take place at the student’s home and would allow for greater observation of the student’s progression and potentially more immediate feedback.
Days and times are to be coordinated with the teacher. However, the full package must be taken within the defined time frame. A consistent and disciplined approach is key to maximizing the benefits of these packages.
Classes are designed to be interactive and engaging, with teaching methods tailored to each student’s learning style. I will ensure students are making progress and address any areas of difficulty.
VISUAL ARTS: sketching, drawing and painting
While the teacher will provide comprehensive instruction, practice, and support, the ultimate outcome of the sessions will be influenced by the student’s individual effort and engagement in the learning process. The tutoring package is designed to provide students with the necessary guidance to improve their skills and knowledge in working with oil paints and/or graphite and charcoal. However, the success of the sessions relies on the student’s active participation, practice, and willingness to learn. It is critical that the student arrives prepared and has the necessary supplies for each session, the latter will be provided either at or prior to session 1.
While the teacher will provide comprehensive instruction, practice, and support, the ultimate outcome of the sessions will be influenced by the student’s individual effort and engagement in the learning process. The tutoring package is designed to provide students with the necessary tools, resources and guidance to improve their skills and knowledge in creative writing, including poetry and/or prose. However, the success of the sessions relies on the student’s active participation, practice, and willingness to learn. It is critical that the student arrives prepared and has completed the necessary assignments for each session.