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, and aim to get my students to genuinely enjoy what we work on. I think, regardless of age and level, the key to doing better is being passionate about what you do. I also prefer to teach things logically, making sure everything is broken down into understandable pieces that will then fit back together nicely.
I`m happy to teach English to students from GCSE to degree level. I also have experience teaching Chemistry, but only up to (and including) A levels.
Full DBS check.
Availability: Mondays, Tuesday afternoons, and Wednesdays preferred. Can also do weekends if needed.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I started tutoring privately in Cambridge almost 3 years ago, then continued doing it when I moved to London. I have helped students with A Levels and university admissions - most recently, one of my students was admitted to study English at Cambridge and said she `couldn`t have done it without me`. I also used to teach as part of my previous library job, doing everything from classroom groups of over 100 students to 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 (2)
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!