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Fernanda D.

Architecture, Interior Design, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, Portuguese

Architecture, Interior Design, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, Portuguese

$180/hour

  • 233 hours tutoring

About Fernanda


Bio

My experience with the learning process includes languages such as Spanish, German and even Esperanto. The understanding of how a second language can be an exciting challenge - but also an incredible asset! - is decisive for you to get motivated and succeed as a student. 
Besides, the Spanish language has been part of my life for many years which qualifies me as a great fit as a tutor for Spanish speakers, in addition to any other first language you may speak. 
My focus is on Portuguese...

My experience with the learning process includes languages such as Spanish, German and even Esperanto. The understanding of how a second language can be an exciting challenge - but also an incredible asset! - is decisive for you to get motivated and succeed as a student. 
Besides, the Spanish language has been part of my life for many years which qualifies me as a great fit as a tutor for Spanish speakers, in addition to any other first language you may speak. 
My focus is on Portuguese conversation, accent reduction, writing and proofreading - for school, business or travel - along with academic & business presentations coaching. 
Personally, I went through the whole journey of living abroad and polishing a new language - besides the cultural aspects of it - so that has enhanced my teaching method with empathy, sensibility, patience and attention to detail and the specific needs of the student (each individual is unique and comes from a different background) focusing on thorough and efficient learning.
My first priority is to listen mindfully to what you need and apply a tailored solution for your specific goals, encouraging your sharing of ideas and suggestions. The goal is to maximize your time and financial investment in learning a new language or improving your existing skills, feeling comfortable in any situation, by building confidence in mastering your fluency in a dynamic and fun way!
I hold a professional degree in Architecture and Urbanism from one of the most renowned universities in Brazil; I am a licensed architect in Brazil and in the process of getting my license in the State of New York. Moreover, I've been working in the field of architecture for more than 15 years both abroad and in NYC. I am also a LEED certified professional. When still in college, I successfully worked on an award winning academic research about Neogothic Architecture and can coach you on how to develop a well structured, cohesive and interesting academic or business lecture or presentation. 
See you soon!


Education

UNISINOS/UFRGS
Architecture and Urbanism
UNISINOS
Graduate Coursework
UFRGS - Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Graduate Coursework

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  • Hourly Rate: $180
  • Rate details: Please observe the 24h min. notice: Cancellation / No show / Reschedule fee = session rate. Sessions not attended within 20 min of the start time = no show. Thank you.
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/14/2021

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

Architecture,

Architecture

I hold a professional degree in Architecture and Urbanism from one of the most renowned universities in Brazil; I am a licensed architect in Brazil since 2009 and in the process of getting my license in the State of New York. Moreover, I've been working in the field of architecture and interior design for more than 15 years both abroad and in the competitive market of NYC. I am also a LEED certified professional. Furthermore, when still in college, I successfully worked on an award winning academic research about Neogothic Architecture for 2 years and can coach you on how to develop a well structured, cohesive and interesting academic lecture or a persuasive work presentation. We all know that the Architecture journey is as glamorous as intense in school - and as a professional. Sometimes it can be very stressful and overwhelming. But there's hope! Straight to the point, by maximizing your time and financial investment, you can reach your goals faster and more efficiently, so together we'll prepare a plan that suits your needs. My first priority is to listen mindfully to what you have in mind and apply a tailored solution for your specific intentions, encouraging your sharing of ideas and suggestions. Finally, some of my other passions encompass good design, architecture, music, yoga, art, photography and sustainability.
Drawing,

Drawing

Professional degree in Architecture. Drawing training. More than 15 years of experience in drawing & design. Attention to composition and aesthetics sensibilities. Patient, resourceful, practical drawing tutor with design experience in both New York City and abroad.
Art History

Computer

AutoCAD,

AutoCAD

Professional degree in Architecture. AutoCAD training. More than 15 years of experience in AutoCAD. Drafting, design & coordination with other programs and consultants. Patient, resourceful, practical AutoCAD tutor with design experience in both New York City and abroad.
Revit,

Revit

Professional degree in Architecture. Revit training. More than 5 years of experience in Revit. Drafting, design & coordination with other programs and consultants. Patient, resourceful, practical REVIT tutor with design experience in both New York City and abroad.
Sketchup,

Sketchup

Professional degree in Architecture. SketchUp training. More than 5 years of experience in SketchUp. Drafting, design & coordination with other programs. Patient, resourceful, practical SketchUp tutor with design experience in both New York City and abroad.
General Computer

Corporate Training

Portuguese,

Portuguese

Oi! I'm a proud native speaker of Portuguese from Brazil. My focus is on Portuguese conversation, accent reduction, writing and proofreading - for school, business or leisure - along with academic & business presentations coaching. My experience with the learning process includes languages such as Spanish, German and even Esperanto. The understanding of how a second language can be an exciting challenge - but also an incredible asset! - is decisive for you to get motivated and succeed as a student. Personally, I went through the whole journey of living abroad and polishing a new language - besides the cultural aspects of it - so that has enhanced my teaching method with empathy, sensibility, patience and attention to detail and the specific needs of the student (each individual is unique and comes from a different background) focusing on thorough and efficient learning.
General Computer

Elementary Education

Reading

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.

English

Reading,

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.
Writing

Writing

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

History

Art History

Homeschool

Reading,

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.
Writing

Writing

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Language

Portuguese

Portuguese

Oi! I'm a proud native speaker of Portuguese from Brazil. My focus is on Portuguese conversation, accent reduction, writing and proofreading - for school, business or leisure - along with academic & business presentations coaching. My experience with the learning process includes languages such as Spanish, German and even Esperanto. The understanding of how a second language can be an exciting challenge - but also an incredible asset! - is decisive for you to get motivated and succeed as a student. Personally, I went through the whole journey of living abroad and polishing a new language - besides the cultural aspects of it - so that has enhanced my teaching method with empathy, sensibility, patience and attention to detail and the specific needs of the student (each individual is unique and comes from a different background) focusing on thorough and efficient learning.

Most Popular

Reading,

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.
Writing

Writing

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Summer

Reading,

Reading

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Reading, comprehension, analysis. Practical techniques to improve your testing scores as well as time and anxiety management. Patient reading teacher (English, Portuguese and Spanish); for all levels. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies.
Writing

Writing

With patience, empathy and a strategic plan that fits your unique learning style, I will help you to achieve your goals. Selected to work on a research about Neo-gothic style in Architecture for a year and due to consistent progression of my work, advanced achievements in the research being developed and outstanding collaboration with my colleague, I was chosen by my research supervisor to continue expanding my contribution in the same research the following year. During two years, I successfully researched, translated, compiled and analyzed historic documents; diligently performed on-site surveys & evaluation; generated reports and created original presentation material (writing, analysis, photos, drawings), authored abstracts, posters, oral and PowerPoint slides that I presented to evaluation committees at several universities. Recipient of Distinction Award for the high quality of the presentation – the research was chosen by the jury as the best contribution in the field of studies. I am fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Examples of Expertise


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Ratings and Reviews


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Fun.

I actually had fun learning AutoCAD. In school I found myself getting bored easily and it being difficult to learn and to thought it was because it was virtually. But Fernanda is very patient and her knowledge made her an easy pick to assist me.

s, 2 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Kelly, you are a great student and it was fun indeed :) Thank you for your feedback!

Very knowledgeable

She helped me with an assignment, and was able to provide better instructions than my actual professor! She knows what she's doing and doesn't waste time. Definitely recommend her services. Thank you, Fernanda!

Abdulla, 1 lesson with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

One-to-one tutoring offers a personalized approach to learning that differs from a regular classroom when a single professor/teacher and a larger number of students interact. So a more customized and focused teaching can complement the regular school learning. I'm glad I could help you. Thank you for your feedback, Abdulla!

Knowledgeable, extremely helpful and patient tutor

Even though I was experiencing a troublesome internet connection today, Fernanda was patient and worked with me exceptionally well despite the constraints. She gave me incredible insights and provided me with resources to make my project more eco-friendly. The lesson was such an eye-opener and gave me so much more confidence and ideas for my final project. She is such a knowledgeable tutor, and I highly recommend going for her sessions.

C., 1 lesson with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Candelette, thank you for your feedback! The uniqueness of your project made the session even more interesting. It was my pleasure.

CAD Tutoring - First Session

Great first refresher course! Fernanda dove right in with supporting documents and website suggestions for blocks resources. Thank you for your patience as well, and I look forward to several more sessions!

Sybille, 10 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Thank you Sybille, my pleasure! I look forward to meeting you soon as well.

Kind and patient tutor

Fernanda D. is very patient and encouraging in her teaching. Even though I made several of the same mistakes over and over, she was always calm, understanding and helpful. She helped me learn so much in one hour!

Jay, 2 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Jay, that's very kind of you! I'm glad I could help you. You learn fast and are doing great!

Very knowledgeable tutor

As someone with no experience with AutoCad, Fernanda D. was more than helpful. She helped me get started on my school assignment while showing me the basics and helping me get more accustomed to AutoCad. She is an excellent teacher and her help was greatly appreciated.

Cindy, 2 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

My pleasure! I'm glad I could help you with your assignment. You are a great student.

Session with Fernanda

Fernanda was very helpful and a great guide for my first time working with AutoCad. She worked with me until the last minute, answering every doubt I had. Thank you very much Fernanda

Rafael, 5 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Rafael, you are a great student. I'm glad I could help you. Thank you for the feedback!

Love her teaching style. She’s logical and patient!

The initial lesson was an introductory/basics course which was very helpful as a foundation for moving forward. I’m excited for my next lesson and to build upon this.

Andi, 15 lessons with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

It's very kind of you, Andi. My pleasure. You are a fast learner and have a great future ahead!

Great teacher, very knowledgeable

Fernanda D was able to schedule an appointment in less that an hours notice for the following day. She is proficient in Autocad and was able to clarify and resolve lots of issues I was having with ease, as well as teach me functions I did not know how to use.

Mike, 1 lesson with Fernanda
Tutor responded:

Mike, you are a great student! Thank you for the feedback.

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