Information about Miruna
Hi! I`m a 27 year-old experienced tutor based in SE London, with a BA and MA in English from Cambridge University. I`m friendly and patient, aiming to get my students to genuinely enjoy what we work on and to help them reach their full potential.
I know some students might struggle with how open-ended English exam questions can be, so I try to teach in an organised and logical way, making sure each topic is broken down into manageable parts that the student can then piece back together.
I`m happy to teach English - both language and literature - to students from GCSE to degree level and adult learners. I also have experience teaching Creative Writing and can help with more general aspects of writing as well (proofreading, grammar, etc.).
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Availability: Flexible - get in touch with a time that works for you.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I started tutoring privately in Cambridge almost 4 years ago, then continued doing it when I moved to London. I have helped students with A Levels and university admissions - four students I`ve worked with have got into either Oxford or Cambridge. More recently, a student I tutored for English Literature A level went from a C to an A in a couple of months. I have also taught in university settings, both to classroom groups of over 100 students and in 1-2-1 sessions.
I have a full DBS check, and have gone on various teaching courses for librarians.
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Feedback For Miruna (4)
Miruna is a wonderful tutor! She is currently helping me with GCSE English and her lessons are both interesting and informative. I`ve only had a few sessions with her so far, but I already feel I`ve learnt so much! She always comes to lessons prepared with my chosen topic and is happy for me to ask any questions I may have. One time when I was told last minute about an English assessment, she was even able to quickly put together a lesson and show me what I need to do to reach the assessment objectives! I absolutely reccomend her to everyone.
Very organised and meticulous in delivering lessons.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for this - I always enjoy our lessons very much, and have been very impressed with Abhi`s work ethic.
Miruna is a wonderful tutor. She`s easily one of the best teachers I`ve ever had. She`s patient, supportive, widely knowledgeable and it`s obvious she puts a lot of preparation into all of her lessons, which are always tailored to fit my specific needs. She understands the material exceptionally well, both from an academic point of view and with a view to applying concepts to specific mark schemes. She`s very good at breaking down and explaining marking criteria succinctly in a way that ensures the student is always on track to achieve their best. Aside from her teaching ability, she`s personable, funny and is genuinely interested in her students and helping them reach their potential. I`d definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a supportive tutor who can quickly get them on track to achieve their goals!
I believe Miruna to be one of the best, if not the best English tutors I`ve ever had due to the flexibility, friendliness but also her excellent work ethic which helped me go from a C to an A in English in a matter of a couple of months. Miruna has worked with me even overtime just to make sure I understand certain aspects, and although my work is challenging since I study A level English Literature with a range of 8 different texts, she has always prepared in advance. I always enjoy my lessons with Miruna and she has always been an extremely helpful tutor! Would recommend to anyone!
Tutors Response :
Thanks so much for the kind words, Maria! I always enjoy our sessions as well, and am excited to continue our work together.
She is very slow at teaching GCSE English students. She did say that she had experience teaching gcse (as if she knew everything about GCSE English mark scheme and grade boundary thoroughly)but still looked into the mark scheme to see if she was marking properly. She doesnt really tailor the lesson on point to where you should be at GCSE level and does things to your wish. She is very flexible and also maybe good at teaching adults.
Tutors Response :
I`m sorry to hear this was your experience with our lessons. We only had three 1-hour sessions together - the first of which was an introductory one, as usual - which is rarely enough time to consolidate one`s knowledge on two different subjects (English Language and English Literature).
Mark schemes differ from paper to paper and exam board to exam board, and they are put together specifically for the examiner to consult while marking a paper. Different texts will, of course, have different answers and requirements. This is nothing to do with my knowledge of the subject or the grade boundaries, but with ensuring that an individual answer meets individual requirements. From my past teaching experience, I know it is useful to go through the mark scheme with the student, who can therefore form a better idea of what they need to aim for in their work.
I wish you the best of luck with your studies!
Miruna is an excellent teacher who goes over everything in a lot of detail and gives constructive feedback for my essays. She is extremely nice and helpful! I really enjoy her lessons.
Tutors Response :
Thank you for the lovely review - it`s always a pleasure to work with you!