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Vivianne
« Perfect! Extremely helpful and glad to say i got a 2.1 thanks to her . »
$75/h
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Response Time 15h
Lessons offered by Sabina
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Interior design
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult Education
  • Advanced Technical Certificate

Bartlett Graduate with 3 years tutoring experience giving architecture tutoring in London

Methodology

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.

With me, you'll learn how to work SMART, not HARD.

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. I will encourage you, provoke your thinking patterns and show you how to realise your ideas in an efficient and productive manner.

I am an advocate of efficiency and smart productivity, as this was tested first-hand by myself during my academic years and it proved successful. As such, I do not endorse the stereotypical culture of all-nighters, 24/7 working and zero time for well-being.

I managed to graduate from the Bartlett with a distinction, whilst having a job, exercising 3 times a week, cooking meals at home, sleeping 8h every night and having time for a night out every now and then. You can do this too - I'll show you how.

My method is transparent, open and flexible - 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.

How does a lesson with me work?

1 We start with WHY

I help you understand your objectives, your vision, and your concept ideas.

​2 We figure out HOW

​I show you the tools - software and other techniques - to bring your ideas to life.

​3 We establish WHEN

I give you tips on how to achieve your goals efficiently and within specific timeframes.


WHY ME?

WELL_ROUNDED | I take a holistic approach to education and equip you not only with knowledge and tools but also with confidence and the right mindset.

PURPOSE_LED | I find meaning in empowering you to overcome your fears, achieve your academic and professional objectives and inspire others to do so.

I GET IT | I experienced the challenges of studying architecture myself. I am driven to put an end to the all-nighter culture and inspire a smarter, more balanced work ethic, with better results.

WELL-CONNECTED | I connect you to my industry links, so you can engage with people you resonate with and do work that matters to you.

SOCIALLY PRESENT | I harness the potential of social networks to spread my experience as a tutor, exchange ideas and ignite change through connecting with like-minded people.

Background

2015-2017 | MArch Architecture @ The Bartlett, UCL - RIBA Part II Distinction

Watch my project & film here: (concealed information)

2011-2014 | BA(Hons)Architecture @ University of Portsmouth – RIBA Part I Distinction

RIBA STUDENT PRIZE 2014

My journey as a private tutor began in 2016 when I was still a student myself, at the Bartlett - UCL.

I have been giving lessons for 3 years for students of Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design, Spatial Design, from schools in the UK and abroad, at Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD level. I have also provided support with University Admissions. Most recently, one of my students got accepted into the New School of Design @ Parsons in New York.

My previous and current students study at:
Architectural Association [3], Central Saint Martins [3], Royal College of Art [1], ​The Bartlett at UCL [2], University of Westminster [2], Christie's Education [1], ​The New School Parsons [1], Oxford Brookes University [2], London Metropolitan [2], ​The University of Buckingham [1], University of Portsmouth [2], London South-Bank University [2], University of Brighton [2], Bournemouth University [1], ​Regent's University [2], ​Inchbald [2], KLC School of Design [2].

I have tutored 31 students so far.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $62/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $349
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $697

Details

Admissions, Undergraduate and Postgraduate: £60/h

Please note: extra travel costs may be charged depending on the distance to the student's home if this option is preferred. [above 30min commute distance]


Lessons offered by Sabina
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Interior design
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Adult Education
  • Advanced Technical Certificate

Sabina's resume

sabina.berariu
ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN TUTORING

WHAT I AM ABOUT

Change happens in small daily shifts of attitude, behaviour, mentality. As a tutor, I help you nurture healthy habits, encouraging great ideas, and non-conformist thinking patterns. Studying architecture and design is more than a degree - it's an attitude, a lifestyle and an exercise of mental flexibility, stamina, and resilience.

RECOGNITION & AWARDS

RIBA Student Prize 2014
Martin Harvey Design Prize 2014
May 2016 | Media Architecture Biennale, Sydney
March 2015 ICAR Re-Search through Architecture, Bucharest
2014 | Publication in DOTY Aarhus Drawing of the Year

WHERE I WORKED SO FAR

FOUNDER & ARCHITECTURE TUTOR
LOG Design Tutoring | Jan 18 - Present
1on1 mentoring, empowering time-crunched students and ambitious professionals to work with purpose and efficiency.

ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN TUTOR
Self-employed | Dec 15 - Present
Offering private lessons to students of Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design and Spatial Design, for BA, MA and PhD.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNER
Spaceagency, London | Jan 18 - March 18
Urban Design Strategy on Dubai Expo 2020, Virgin Cruises, V&A Museum. Research, Design & Cross-disciplinarity.

CONCEPT DESIGNER
Cazza, Dubai | Sep 17 - Jan 18
Residential concept design using disruptive construction technologies. Start-up Style Leadership & Adaptability.

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT PART II
Massar International, Palestine | June 17 - Sep 17
Revit, CAD; Residential Developments, Urban Planning, on-site, sales. Negotiation, Management and Design Coordination.

ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT PART I
Scott Brownrigg, London | Aug 14 - Aug 15
Revit, Adobe; residential developments, planning and delivery, client interface, on-site. Efficiency, People Skills and Diligence.

ARCHITECTURAL INTERN
Aiolou Architects, Greece | June 13 -Sep 13
AutoCAD, SketchUp; on-site experience, client interface, design workshops. Coordination and Multi-Tasking.

WHAT & WHERE I'VE STUDIED:

MArch ARCHITECTURE | Distinction
The Bartlett, UCL | Sep 15 - June 17
Crossover between film and architecture in an environment of enquiry and speculation [(concealed information)

BA[Hons] ARCHITECTURE | Distinction
University of Portsmouth | Sep 11 - June 14
Design, Technologies, Architectural Humanities and Professional Practices. Awarded RIBA Prize 2014, Martin Harvey Design Prize.

EUROPEAN BACCALAUREATE
Bucharest | Sep 07 - July 11
Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science and English equivalent to 3 A-Levels and 360 UCAS points.

SOFTWARE I TEACH:

Revit
AutoCAD
Rhinoceros
3DSMax
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Premiere
After Effects



The 5 reviews on Sabina
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
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Vivianne

Perfect! Extremely helpful and glad to say i got a 2.1 thanks to her .

Sabina's response

Vivianne reached out for remote support with one of her presentations for university. The students required help with clarifying her objective and her language tone. I was happy to provide this assistance and I felt like our collaboration was beneficial to her growth. I hope Vivianne will take the lessons forward into her academic journey and achieve the results she desires.

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Domhnall

Perfect! Sabina is an extremely helpful tutor. Between a depth of technical/referential knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject, she has proved extremely helpful when it comes to developing a complex thesis and drawings to support it. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Sabina's response

The class with Domhnall was very enjoyable and productive. I was impressed by the level of research he conducted beforehand and the ideas he had for this project were unique and exciting. I am happy with how the lesson took place, communication was great and I hope the feedback and support I provided will help empower Domhnall to produce the quality of work he aspires for.

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Matthew

Perfect! I have just started to work with Sabina. I have found her to be a pleasant, intelligent and helpful tutor, who is an enthusiastic advocate for her subject. She has been instrumental in assisting me in the development of my current project. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Sabina's response

It was great to meet and work with Matthew! He is bright, committed to higher learning and ambitious with his design ideas. I particularly appreciated his in-depth research and his ability to connect concepts and theories in a multi-disciplinary manner. Matthew is also very pleasant in person, he arrived on time for our session and was flexible to arrange the time and location of our meeting in a convenient way for both of us. I am confident that with a little bit of support and that extra boost of confidence, Matthew will develop an ambitious, thorough and inspiring project ahead! Keep up the good work and a forward-looking mindset! :)

2 recommendations

Esra

Sabina is the first tutor that has ever inspired me to chase after my dream which seemed too ambitious at the time. I met Sabina when I was trying to push myself back into the field of architecture. We worked through my portfolio together and we were able to derive my best ideas through her support and encouragement. In a very short period I managed to find my true passion within the field of architecture which led to an incredible working experience abroad and shortly after me completing my masters. Her faith in me inspired the confidence I needed to have faith in myself. She is proficient in her software skills, teaching me architecture essentials such as Revit and Illustrator, but most importantly she was able to teach me how to conceptualise like an architect, which is something I always struggled with. She is a brilliant minded, creative, intelligent and empathetic individual with a unique approach to teaching architecture. Her ability to successfully address the needs of each individual is profoundly evident in the number of students that have succeeded because of her. I cannot thank her enough for all her support and time and I will always consider her the best tutor I have ever had.

Amina

Sabina was my sister's tutor. I strongly recommend her because she really brings her amazing personality into the session.
I saw my sister having exponential progress due to Sabina's dual approach to teaching. She really knows how to combine the ability to relate to others with her excellent technical skills, a balance of high competence and passion.
I was amazed at how she influenced Anisia to acquire a sense of responsibility for her learning and support her internal motivation and also a focus on the process itself, not only the results. Anisia really had fun through the sessions and developed a deeper interest in architecture.
With her genuine witty personality and her wide-ranging curiosity about the world, Sabina helped Anisia to achieve a new way of seeing architecture: as a way of living rather than a future job prospect.
One of the lasting gifts that Anisia received from Sabina was the gift of a growth mindset and I believe it to be essential for all areas of life.
Anisia was lucky to meet the right person at the right time and I really think that Sabina played a huge role in Anisia's recent brilliant academic achievements but also in her inner strength and resilience.
EXCELLENT TUTOR !!

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