How can an AP Art History tutor help you?
If you are a high school student who loves being around art and museums, and enjoys learning about different time cultural movements in history, then you might want to consider taking AP Art History. Getting an excellent grade on the class' corresponding AP exam could show a college just how serious you are about possibly being an art history major. However, you shouldn't think that simply loving art will allow you to succeed on the AP Art History exam. This class demands the understanding and critique of various cultural movements throughout European, African, and Asian civilizations, as well as some focus on the Americas and Oceania.
If you have a love for art and enjoy learning about various concepts, like how the Renaissance changed the nature of religious subjects in art, the differences in approaches between Cubism and Abstract Expressionism, or the meaning behind the symbolism found in Japanese woodblock prints, then AP Art History is an excellent subject for you. With that said, no matter how interesting the material may be, you will be required to have a working knowledge of all of these subjects, and more. If you are someone who finds yourself struggling to keep up with classroom-based lectures, and don't enjoy self studying with your textbook, then you might want to consider working under the guidance of an experienced art history tutor.
Excelling on the AP Art History exam takes more than knowing all of the information covered. Since the exam covers all of this knowledge in its own particular way, you have to be prepared for its particular format. The AP Art History exam is split between multiple-choice and short-answer questions, but it has two different sections for each category. For multiple-choice questions, you will be asked both questions about pieces of art presented to you, and a variety of historical questions that challenge your knowledge. The free-response section is similarly divided between shorter essays that ask you to respond to specific works of art and longer essays that ask you to reflect upon larger themes in art history. If this sounds intimidating to you, you should consider contacting Varsity Tutors and asking for help finding an art history tutor who can help you meet your academic goals.
At Varsity Tutors, we can help you connect with tutors who have taken the test, love art history, and have the knowledge and teaching skills that make them great tutors. Instead of providing one-size-fits-all assistance, AP Art History tutors work one-on-one with each of their students in personal tutoring sessions, creating a specific plan of action that addresses each student's specific needs. If you can identify works of art already, you may not need to spend as much time focusing on that skill. Furthermore, your tutor can adjust your sessions accordingly. If you have trouble putting your thoughts about art and artists into essay format, your tutor can focus more on helping you develop your writing skills.
Your tutoring sessions are determined by your progress and ability, meaning that you can work at your own pace. This makes it easy for you to spend your time focusing on problematic areas that could confuse you. Furthermore, working with a tutor means you have access to a teacher who is able to work around your busy schedule. You can choose any time of the week to study, and are able to learn in the comfort of your own home or anywhere else around your area. Moreover, if you don't want to meet in person, simply ask your tutor to study with you face-to-face online.
The AP Art History Exam is a multifaceted test that requires the test taker to have a variety of skills. To start learning all of these necessary skills with the help of an AP Art History instructor, call Varsity Tutors today and ask us to help you find a tutor who can help you meet all of your academic goals.