- Hourly rate $68
- Response Time 2h
- Number of students 50+
1st lesson free!
15 years experienced professional career Architect & Urban Designer Graduated From Top London, Belgian and Greek Universities gives Private Lessons to Undergraduate and Post Graduate Students
- at his place
- at your home
We have the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Yianni will be happy to arrange your first Architecture lesson.
About the lesson
I have worked professionally for 15 years in Architecture and Urban design for Projects in Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa. My role was on designing, meeting with clients, create project briefs and meet deadlines.
Since 2015 I have been giving private lessons to Undergraduate & post graduate students covering all their modules, essays and design projects.
Each module /project is analytically approached , structured and fulfillment of all requirements. The aim is to support the realization of student's innovative ideas, communicate with them and help giving their best of them selves providing them with the strength and confidence which will follow them beyond University at their professional career.
Bespoke Methodology, strong communication, innovation and passion are the tools I use in order every student to be successful!
Architecture and Urban Design is ART & SCIENCE together.
Vital for our lives / Vital for our cities /Vital for our world and legacy.
I invite you to join me into a supportive journey for your degree!
- Interior design
NCEA Level 3
I have been giving lessons since 2015 and taught one to one & group of 3 students.
Most of my students got Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Interior Design and Urban Design and Masters Degree's in Architecture and Urban Design from multi awarded London and European Universities.
Perfect! A great tutor that helped me shape and develop my understanding of structure and form in architecture!
- Yianni's response : Danya has good design ideas and it's a student willing to learn. We focused more on technical architectural issues and structure. Her pleasant character made our lessons very smooth!
Perfect! It is clear that my skills have developed considerably while under your care. Thank you for helping me to develop the skills and confidence that will carry forward into the next years to come.
- Yianni's response : 1st year architecture student, focused and willing to learn. We have started working on site analysis and now being in the process formulating the main design initiatives of the building.
Perfect! Helpful, patient and experienced. Was able to help me with exactly what I needed!
- Yianni's response : Motivated to learn about urban design. Hard working and determined to have a great project. Absorves my guidance and impliments design guidlines
Perfect! I had great time with him. He is really helping with technical drawings, conceptional idea, methodology, portfolio layout design and basically with the entire architecture portfolio.He has a great knowledge of Architectural precedence which help me a lot to understand various examples that are useful for my design development.He understand very quickly my weaknesses and helps me to improve than together.He is also teaching me history of architecture and fundamentals of architecture.
As a person he is very considerate, fun and knowledgeable. I'm really happy I met him I DEFINATELY RECOMMED HAVING LESSON TO HIM TO EVERYONE.
- Yianni's response : Gizem is a very kin to learn student with lots of imagination and graphic skill. What we have focused more is how to put in order her thoughts and create a good portfolio with beginning, middle and end as well as improve the final design of the project.
Perfect! Yianni is a great tutor and was great help with my project and portfolio! We were short on time but managed to get the job done and done to a great standard all thanks to him.
- Yianni's response : Very kin to learn, patient and focused student.
Perfect! Yianni made a great impression when we first met and I am deighted with the lessons we have been having. His approach is methodical and thorough, and lessons are extremely relaxed, effective and comfortable.
- Yianni's response : Tibor is a student not from architectural background. He has a BA in Forestry but he is wiling to be accepted into a MA in Landscape Design. I do enjoy the lessons with him a lot as we are now working on making a portfolio for his MA entry.
Perfect! Mr Yiani is the best of the best tutors I know, I've had a lot of tutors in my life before but Mr Yiani understands me really well in class. He is very versatile with time and very supportive. The lessons are very serious but at the same time, it is chill and comfortable. he always has something in his sleeve to help you generally. He explains things really well and doesn't go to the next bit until you understood the previous things. He makes the lessons very fun and he helped me find my strengths and weaknesses. He always knows what I need to do to improve and I found that every time I am confused I go to him for help and he usually knows everything I need to know. He helped boost my confidence in architecture and that had a domino effect on my life and that had a very much positive impact on me and how I viewed things. I definitely recommend him!
Perfect! Highly recommended, very supportive and skill full on ideas, analysis and problem solving. He entirely help me with learning new skills through each sessions. In each session he is able to approach the relationship with respect, good humour and openness. I wish i had sessions with him from the beginning of my uni days i know i would of done superb with his professional guidance.
You will never regret having a trial with him.
Perfect! Working with Yianni was really helpful for me. He helped me in exploring more ideas and develop my own ideas as well. He helped me also in improving my weaknesses. I really appreciate his work and the effort he puts while working with me.
Perfect! Yianni has been a great tutor so far and he's been helping me though my projects this year. I can already see a huge improvement on my progress and grades. Definitely recommend him
Perfect! Yianni is one of the best tutor I've ever had, he is very knowledgeable and always has many ideas, he is very patient and responsible about your project and helped me to finish my project in very short time and tried his best to do that in best way. he gives you lots of advice and guidance according to your project and design. So helpful and kind. Thanks Yianni.
- Yianni's response : I am very glad you found my support constructive and we managed to go through your uni project together.
Excellent! Reaching the point where I needed it to choose a tutor to help me with my interior design course from the long list I choose Yianni , but I never thought I will get such a GREAT help and advice regarding my issues !!
Working with passion and patience is the kind of tutor which helps you not only to understand the interior design but to love it too!!
Bringing up challenges for me motivated me to work harder even to push my limits !!
As a person he is super friendly ,open and even funny :)).
I really appreciate that being able to contact him whenever you need and never seems disturbed! He is VERY flexible with time, which means enormous to me.
I can say I am very pleased with his lessons and I am even afraid of becoming addicted to his advice and safety that he offers me when we solve the problems in the modules together. His guidance is PRICELESS!
I am sure I will miss these lessons when our collaboration will end...
I recommend him as a tutor without any reservations!!
- Yianni's response : Lavinia is a very keen student to learn and become an interior designer. She is following an online interior design course which unfortunately leaves a lot of knowledge gaps. Our work together focuses on bridging this gaps and gain her holistic knowledge on Interior design. She is a very concentrated and willing student so far which is very pleasing teaching her.
Perfect! Great tutor!
He has helped me push my project a long way by bring a lot of knowledge and guidance both creative and technical. I feel very confident with his direction and would 100% recommend Yianni as a tutor.
- Yianni's response : Classes with Aurelia are going pretty well. I am assisting her for her final design project BA Arch.
Perfect! He is very analytical in his approach of teaching and found him very useful when doing a submission.
Perfect! I’m doing three months intensive course with him and learning introduction to architecture and interior design principles.
The course is amazing as I learned lots of new things and principles about architecture and designing.
The tutor is well versed architect and a good-natured person and moreover very flexible with timings as well.
- Yianni's response : Dear Gagan! Thank you very much for your positive review. I am very glad you are learning quickly and I feel positive that all this knowledge you will use it for your current work in construction and real estate development in your country.
I wish you the best.
Perfect! Dr Yianni is definitely a perfect instructor. We finished a huge amount of work in 10 hours , which usually take (months) to finish. This reflects his experience, and the great amount of knowledge in his field. During the lesson, whatever question you have , Dr Yianni directly answers with clear explanation , He's very patient which we all need during studies. Even after the lesson you can contact him whenever needed, he will directly respond with explanation if you have doubts. I strongly recommend Dr Yianni.
- Yianni's response : This student has been very loyal and hard working. I am very glad that she takes on board all the support i offer her through my lessons. She is learning fast and its a pleasure giving her lessons.
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It has been great working with Yannis! He is very good with conceptual design in architecture. And always has a good insight to give me on my project! Thank you highly recommend
Yianni is a great tutor who helped me a lot with architectural work like doing site analysis, 2d plans sections and elevations, as well as 3d rendered model. I am satisfied with the way he communicates and that he flexible with timings.
Yianni is a very intelligent person with a lot of ideas and very good knowledge on his subject. He is extremely helpful and he always has a comprehensive way to teach. He can give the appropriate advice and guide according to the requirements of your essays. My thesis got a very good feedback thanks to Yianni, therefore I highly recommend him.
I have known Yianni since he started to work as an architect in London many years ago and more recently as a private tutor of undergraduate and postgraduate students. During this period of time, I’ve witnessed that he has worked with enthusiasm, creativity and commitment while being able to convey sense of curiosity and desire for acquiring deep knowledge to his students.
Yianni shows to be a critical observer that is able to assess design problems, evaluate options and propose original solutions while encouraging his students to be innovative yet rigorous in their architectural/urban projects and dissertations. I believe that all the above-mentioned skills combined with Yianni' lively personality make him an excellent tutor in his area of expertise.
Great tutor especially ragarding urban design topics with fresh views and original suggestions. Always helpful when was needed and to be honest a quite good value for his services! Definately i would recommend him to any architecture related module.
I've know Yianni for a very long time and can certainly recommend him for tutoring lessons. He is very experienced in the field of Architecture and can easily pass on his knowledge, as he has successfully done in previous tutoring jobs. His many years working in the industry take his abilities a bit further than your average architecture graduate. He is friendly and patient, things I find necessary in teaching positions, as well as being able to explain things in a very clear way.
Yianni has been a good friend for several years now and I know his passion for life, food, travels, architecture and urban design. He's an enthusiastic guy, always cheerful and positive with people which are the perfect ingredients to become a Superprof! I remember the first time I met him: two common friends had designed a (complex) temporary installation for the London Festival of Architecture which had to be assembled in the Showroom I was working in. He offered to come and help us, dedicating his free time and energies. It was a huge challenge but thanks to his light spirit and enthusiasm we had a lot of fun! Yianni loves sharing his knowledge and passion and he would be a great asset to the Superprof community!
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- 5h: $329
- 10h: $640
Learn more about Yianni
When did you develop an interest in your chosen field and in private tutoring?
The interest in architecture, spaces and buildings I had developed since a very early age. I remember during school excursions in local parks, while other kids were playing ball games I instead found myself collecting stones from the fields around and creating house plans on the ground inspired from houses I have visited or lived in. The sense of scale was always so important for me.
Now developing interest for private tutoring aroused mainly from two facts.
The first was when being an undergraduate student, a visiting professor came to Uni and gave a lecture which enchanted me with his method of transmitting knowledge. That clicked on me that one day I would love to do the same.
The second fact is that during my professional career I have attended several project meetings with people from a diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. The smooth outcome and the positive feedback I had from those people encouraged me to understand that I have a high ability to communicate ideas and solve problems both within teams and individuals. Strong communication skills are essential in private tutoring.
Tell us more about the subject you teach, the topics you like to discuss with students (and possibly those you like a little less).
Architecture thankfully is a very vast field which covers most aspects of life. Beyond teaching the fundamentals of form, space, scale and drawing techniques I love discussing with my students social, cultural, natural and philosophical subjects which matter in our lives and we can draw inspiration to further develop our profession based on human needs and diversity.
Did you have any role models; a teacher that inspired you?
Even if I drew my inspiration from several factors , my role model have been two world famous architects and urbanists. The Italian Renzo Piano for his ability to make projects that are very site specific and respect the natural climate and topography & the Danish Jan Gehl for his theories on urban design based very much on humanscale factors and relationships.
What do you think are the qualities required to be a good tutor?
Firstly, the love of transmitting knowledge is essential. Being a good listener and having great communication skills also go together.
The teaching methodology should be adaptable and be based on the student character and needs. Having a vision on how things can become is fundamental & having passion and patience is a must!
Finally bringing out the best in a student is my ultimate goal!
Provide a valuable anecdote related to your subject or your days at school.
I was always a dreamer with a high sense of auto-sarcasm that sometimes even my teachers used to tease me for that!
What were the difficulties or challenges you faced or still facing in your subject?
Architecture initiated thousands of years ago since humans had the need of shelter from the natural elements. Today is far more than that, it reflects the challenges of our own existence on a planet which suffers from climate change and bad use of resources. Sustainability issues and co-living with nature are the challenges we are facing and called to resolve as ethically correct architects of the future.
Do you have a particular passion? Is it teaching in general or an element of the subject or something completely different?
People who have known me for years would say travelling is my biggest passion. The need and curiosity of discovering places, cultures and diversity is what drives me through life and still being the primal source of inspiration for my profession.
What makes you a Superprof (besides answering these interview questions :-P) ?
Being a Superprof is dealing with Super diverse students, what else!!!!! ;-)