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Sabina Private Tutor

Sabina

I would like to help you achieve your goal.

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Subjects I teach

Architecture BA, MA, MArch
Urban Design BA, MA
Interior Design BA, MA
Writing Skills: Essay, Dissertation, Thesis
University Admissions: Personal Statement, Portfolio
Professional Practice: Interview, Portfolio, Presentation

My Experience

My students study at prestigious schools of architecture and design in the UK and abroad: the AA, the Bartlett@UCL, Central Saint Martins@UAL, Westminster University, South-Bank University, London Metropolitan. I also tutor students from private schools such as KLC and Inchbald, as well as international students.

Tutoring: I have accumulated over 3 years experience with students enrolled in architecture, interior design, product design, fashion design, graphic design courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. I have also helped students with their university admission process into BA and MA courses in London and New York.
I am regularly invited to crits at London universities as a visiting tutor and give talks at RIBA events and symposiums to empower students along their academic and professional journey.

Professional Expertise: As a professional, I am energetic, well-rounded and experienced across a wide range of design industries, from corporate to start-up ventures. My knowledge spans across architecture, urbanism, interiors and product/graphic.

Design Process: Concept and Ideation. Schematic Design, Prototyping (if applicable), Developed Design, Technical Design, Visualisation and Presentation.

Profile and Interests: I blend tutoring with my other interests which revolve around wellness through technology, behavioral science, innovative business models and the improving the architect’s experience at the workplace. I am collaborating with an agency of change designed to create bridges between individuals and creative businesses. I help drive the emergence of novel partnerships between industry segments and generate new opportunities in the context of the emerging collaborative ecosystem of the design industries. In my spare time, I attend events and workshops aimed at inspiring positive change in society, at work and in our everyday lives. My passion for knowledge, learning and understanding the human mind comes across in everything I do, and most recently I’ve also started writing a blog to share my thoughts and ideas.

Previous roles that taught me transferrable skills: Creative Business Consultant for start-up businesses, Private Tutoring in Maths and Physics for GCSEs, Note Taker and Exam Facilitator at undergraduate level for Maths, Physics and English, Teaching Assistant for Architectural Representation and Communication at undergraduate level, Marketing Representative for international architectural visualisation studio, Erasmus Ambassador for British Council.

SOFTWARE
2D: AutoCAD, Vectorworks
3D Modelling: Rhinoceros, Archicad, 3DSMax
Illustration and Graphic Design: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop
Rendering and Animation: 3DSMax, Vray
Motion Graphics: After Effects
Video editing: Adobe Premiere
Physical Modelling: Laser Cutting, CNC, Card/Foam, etc.

My Qualifications

MArch Architecture @ The Bartlett, UCL – RIBA Part II awarded Distinction

BA(Hons)Architecture @ University of Portsmouth – RIBA Part I awarded Distinction

AWARDS
RIBA Overall Student Prize 2014
Martin Harvey Prize for Outstanding Design Work
LSRS 2nd Special Prize in Arts 2014
Certificate for Public Speaking – International Conference on Architectural Research ICAR 2015
Architectural Work published in DOTY Aarhus Drawing of the Year
Publication in ICAR 2015 “Above& Beyond – A study on architecture and the self”

COLLABORATIONS
Adrem
London Festival of Architecture 2015 ‘Phase / Dynamics’ – Associated Projects
Scott Brownrigg Design Research Unit (DRU)
London School of Architecture
University of Portsmouth
Royal College of Art
Central Saint Martins
RIBA Access to Professions
UCL Advances
Radical Innovation Award 2015

My Approach to Private Tuition

Do you struggle to understand your tutor’s expectations?
Do you feel like your design is not progressing and you’re ‘stuck’?
Do you feel overwhelmed, confused or ‘not good enough’?
Do you feel like your keep adding to your ‘to-do’ lists and never cross anything off?
Do you want to work more efficiently so you can enjoy the work-life balance?
Do you need particular help with software or other design tools?

If YES to any of the above, then you’re in good hands.
My mission is simple – to help you identify your strengths and areas of improvement so you can tap into your full potential and start producing your best work.
Let’s work together and get you the inspiration, tools and confidence you need to not only survive the architecture school, but thrive in it.

Steps: At first, we identify your goals and objectives, then we look into your strengths and areas of improvement, after which we establish a plan of action with clear deliverables/outcomes by certain deadlines. I am an advocate on efficiency and smart productivity, as this was tested first-hand by myself during my academic years and proved successful and rewarding.

Method: My method is transparent, open and flexilble – I do not believe in the One-Size-Fits-All approach and I strive to provide each student with personalised advice, tips and suggestions, adjusted to individual strengths, personality profile and career objectives.

Personality: In person, I am lively, energetic, warm and fun. Tutoring brings me joy as I am able to give back and set the scene for self-empowerment, growth and personal satisfaction. Ever since I have started tutoring, I have taken pride in being able to connect with my students on a professional and personal level, which often resulted in great friendships.

Feedback: The consultants at Tavistock will be able to share with you the feedback my students have provided. My consistent 5-star rating not only brings me confidence in my abilities and call for this role, but it also increases my drive to better myself as a tutor and as an invidivual.

Vision: My personal experiences have led me to view education as a process of empowerment and self-development. As a tutor, I have strategies to overcome fears, play on individual strengths, and encourage you to become the daring ‘designer’ of your own education path. My mission is to make your journey exciting, challenging and meaningful.

Are you ready to grow exponentially? Reach out and let’s get started.

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Client Feedback

“Warm presence and empathetic attitude towards pupils”
“Brilliant motivational speaker”
“Imaginative and creative, great inspiration and support for students in the creative industries”
“Highly organised, yet open-minded and flexible”

Fun fact

I do jumping jacks whilst my kettle is boiling and push-ups when my software is updating!