I am a very experienced lecturer and researcher who strives to bring the best of all students, irrespective of background and academic attainment.
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I have always been very interested in the creative process. Out of that interest I firstly studied fine art not knowing that it would be the beginning of a long and successful journey leading me to the solid study of visual art and culture. I still enjoy making my own artwork, but I have become an expert in theory and history of visual culture. I finished my doctoral studies in 2009, and since then I have been a researcher and lecturer working daily with students of different levels and abilities, helping them in their academic success and personal development.
I am new to Spires, but have worked without interruptions for over 15 years in HE and FE, both in the UK and abroad. Subjects taught include Critical Studies, Art History and Theory, Philosophy, and Visual Culture. At FE and HE level I have supervised and tutored BA, MA and HND students, helping them to complete particular assignments and dissertations. Privately, I have also supervised PhD students. As a lecturer I have marked many exam papers, essays and dissertations. This experience gives me a very good understanding of the assessment process. Additionally, I tutored students privately, overseeing their progress towards achieving a concrete academic goal. My tutoring approach focuses on the academic and personal development of the student with the view to accomplishing a specific target, be it a grade improvement or the completion of a particular assignment, but also as a way of acquiring valuable skills. I am a very experienced educationalist who has helped students from many different backgrounds and academic areas, from psychology to critical thinking.
I can help students in essay and dissertation writing, exam preparation and working towards independent study.
2021/22 contact hours as a tutor:
28 hours (MA dissertation) → Pass with Distinction
12 hours (BA final project essay) → 2.1
30 hours (MA essay/5 students) → all students pass with excellent grades (70% - 85%)
A Levels, IB, University
Critical Thinking, Critical Studies, History of Art, Philosophy
Really thorough feedback (annotated document and an hour call going through essay feedback). Really quick at responding, detailed answers to any questions and queries, great communication, and offers a very reasonable price. Definitely recommend and will definitely book another class with Nuno if I needed any help with future university assignments!
Nuno helped me a lot when I was writing my MA dissertation. Although it was not in his subject, he helped me talk through and structure my own ideas and supported me to create a more coherent overall structure and organisation. He also worked with my sentence structure and helped me to make my ideas clearer to the reader. Doing this not only helped my writing but also made my own thinking clearer to me. This has served me very well as my academic career proceeded and I am very grateful for his input. I went back to Nuno when I was struggling with my PhD proposal, and he helped me understand the requirements of each section and was very clear and knowledgeable. His style is calm and convincing and I was never in doubt that he was giving me sound advice.
2003 - 2009 PhD in Theory of Art, Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Middlesex University.
2000 - 2002 Master in History of Art passed with distinction, History of Art department, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Subjects include: History of Art, Contemporary Thought, Core Seminars, Dissertation
1991 - 1996 Licentiate (5 year degree) in Fine Art, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Subjects include: Aesthetics, History of Art, Anthropology of Art, Geometry, Studio Practice, Printing, Drawing, Visual Communication, Critical Studies