online tutorials + student mentoring

Sign up for an online tutorial to discuss your Academic or Professional project with Sonia, a chartered Architect and Senior Lecturer. With years of experience assisting students in their Final Major Projects and Dissertations. Sonia can be that fresh pair of eyes (or ears) you need. Online tutorials are very relaxed and student-budget friendly.

  • Getting inspiration, finding motivation

  • Sketchbook work and hand drawing advice / techniques

  • Research, Precedent studies and example of work

  • Project brief and planning for deadlines

  • Drawings

  • Modelmaking

  • Technical Detail advice

  • Presentation reviews

  • Written work, Essays, Reports, Dissertations, Thesis

  • Referencing and quotation advice

  • Work experience, work placement, finding a job

  • Subject choice and general career advice

  • CV, portfolio, cover letter checking

  • Feedback


how it works

Once you have purchased your tutorial, you will receive an email conformation within 24 hours. Your tutorial will be booked by email to best suit your timetable and commitments. At this stage, please send any notes, documents or your project brief so we can review these prior to your tutorial and make the most of your time. The tutorial lasts up to 30 minutes, to access more time simply order two or more. 

It's really simple and can be a great way to share your ideas, concerns and generally talk through a project. Previous students have said they have felt more reassured about their project after their online tutorial and it gave them the clarity and direction they needed. 


why skype?

Used in practice, internalltionally, Skype is a great video conferencing tool to get used to. Please make sure you have set up a Skype account prior to your tutorial. If you prefer not to video call, that's fine but it's a good way to show work and share sketches. 


tutor / experience

Your online tutorial will be held by Sonia Nicolson, British charted Architect and Academic with over 10 years experience. Working previously as Head of First Year at the Arts University Bournemouth (UK), and as Academic Director at Raffles Millennium International (India), Sonia has taught both BA and MA students. 

She carries out hundreds of tutorials both in-person and online annually, helping students with design projects, dissertations and work placements. Aiming for a relaxed, calm vibe to best reassure you on your projects status, give you perspective on its progress and clarity in its required development and direction. 

Any questions, please just ask, we are really very friendly.