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Mira (Tutor in Derby)

Derby, Derbyshire
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Member Since: 16/08/2013
Last Login: 27 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 5 hours

My Qualifications

West Midlands College of Higher Edu...
PASS  (1983)
2:2  (1982)

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Rates summary: 22.00 to 25.00 per hour
GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner

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Information about Mira

I am fully experienced in tutoring students for the new French GCSE exams with the new syllabus.
I am a fully experienced teacher with over 25 years experience in preparing candidates for GCSE and A-level exams. I was also the Assistant Curriculum Director for the Languages dept responsible for in service exam preparation and training of new exams.
I am a French Native Speaker.

Availability: Monday to Friday between 4 and 7.30 pm to finish at latest.
Saturday 10.30 am if required by A-level students.
Whilst the situation with COVID-19 persists and until a Vaccine is found, I shall provide tuition online with the help of SKYPE , I have all materials in place for such a possibility for A LEVEL and GCSE candidates.
For adults , the emphasis will be on Speaking via Skype with course materials to purchase from AMAZON,substantiated by materials and conversation from me to be forwarded online via email.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: All the students I have tutored for the 2018 exams excelled in their final French GCSE results.
This year, the students I have prepared for the May 2019 exams reported having done very well in their Speaking exams after much thorough preparation as well as in their other French papers.
I offer tuition for A-level exams with preparation in all the four papers. Speaking and Literature as well as films have been areas where students feel they need plenty of help and practice. The books I have prepared students for have been varied including Joffo `` Un sac de Billes `` . `` No et Moi``,, ``l`ETRANGER `` by Camus,and , the films `` LA HAINE`` by Mathieu Kassovitz and ``Au Revoir les Enfants`` among others.
Th A-level students I prepared all achieved their target`` A `` grade and a couple are now studying French at University.
My adult French learners have enjoyed studying Fench with me in preparation either for travel or work as well as settling in France.

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Feedback For Mira (14)

We have a total of 15 review(s) for Mira.

Christine (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

I only attended a few lessons but Mira was enthusiastic with a relaxed style of teaching. I was unable to continue but would definitely recommend Mira to those wishing to learn a new language.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Christine for your very positive feedback. Hope to see you again in different circumstances.

Mark (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Excellent teacher very helpful, my son has improved definitely.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your very kind feedback, I am very happy that Mark has made the grades and progress he was aiming for , a credit to him and his hard work.

Danielle (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Really enjoying the sessions and Mira is great at taking at your pace

Tutors Response :

Thank you Danielle for your kind feedback. See you after the Christmas festivities.

Martyn (Mr)

5/5 Rating

We started a few weeks ago, my wife is picking French up well and we are really enjoying it. Whilst I am not the best learner we are both really enjoying trying to learn French (even if my wife is miles ahead of me). I would highly recommend Mira.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Martyn for your very generous feedback,
I am very happy that you and Sharon feel that you are making progress and gaining much from the sessions .
I look forward to your self confidence growing further through the next sessions.

Caroline (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son is benefitting greatly from Mira`s tuition. His confidence in and enthusiasm for French has improved a lot.

Tutors Response :

Thank you , Caroline, for the very positive feedback.

Jeffrey (Mr)

3/5 Rating

After a good discussion with Mira I decided not to proceed
with a regular commitment to learning French.

Rajan (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I have had Mira as a tutor for 2 years and she has really inspired my love for the French language. I was taken away by her kindness and concern not only for my academic progress but for my personal well-being. This was comforting particularly when exam season was approaching with stress!
I was also happy with the way that she planned our lessons. I told Mira if I had struggled with anything at school and this would be fitted into her planned lessons for me which were beneficial as I didn`t have to plan what we would cover. She worked in such a systematic format, to which I felt confident that we were covering everything that I needed to know relevant to the specification.
For the Writing paper I read the book `Un sac de billes` and watched the film `Au revoir les enfants.` Mira read the book with me in French making it much easier, making sure that that the plot and the language being used were understood. For homework she set me chapter by chapter questions on the book which really reinforced what I had read making revision easier. We discussed the themes of the film to great lengths, in which I could be asked to analyse and explain in essays. This was complimented with essay practice both in timed and non timed conditions enabling me to understand about how to write an A-level French essay.
For the speaking we covered the content through both listening and writing exercises, this geared me up for paper 1 as well. Mira also gave me her own handmade notes on the sub themes. I was tested through speaking cards, which made sure that I could apply what I knew to discussion questions presented to me on any subtheme,(applying knowledge is essential at A-level). Mira also made sure that I was confident to present and discuss my IRP as well- I studied a comparison of two French short stories by Maupassant.
I am now hoping to study French at university. Thank you Mira for a wonderful two years and for influencing my decision to study French at uni.

Tutors Response :

I greatly appreciate such a thorough feedback from you, Rajan, summarising the work we covered over the 2 years preparation of the new Alevel Syllabus for the Film and Literature questions on the Writing paper, the Speaking and the Listening and Reading papers.
I am very happy with your great progress made as a student by means of your hard work and your enthusiasm. I feel very pleased to have been a source of inspiration in your decision to take up French at University.
I wish you well for the future and if ever I can be of further help during your Summer University breaks to help you with the Literature and Language contents, I shall feel very privileged to do so. All the very best for the Future Rajan and May it be a Bright one!!

nan (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Brilliant teacher. My daughter started having French lessons as she was struggling at school. Within less than a year, she feels her French has improved so much and is a lot more confident going into her GCSE exams. Her listening and reading skills have improved the most, but I`m very pleased to see her confidence spiralled upwards. Mira has been very encouraging and goes the extra mile in helping her prepare for her exams. Thank you !

Tutors Response :

Hi Nan,
Thank you for such a positive feedback and I am happy that the one to one tuition has helped your daughter to gain greater confidence in the subject hopefully achieve a high grade overall and in the skills where she improved the most. I wish her well for the future.

Yvonne (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mira is an excellent tutor who is highly experienced. She listens to her students and works with them adjusting her teaching techniques to get the best from the student. My daughter has really improved her French skills.

Tutors Response :

Hi Yvonne,
Thank you for your very kind feedback. I am very pleased with the progress your daughter is making and I shall aim to help her to get the highest grade possible in her forthcoming GCSE French exams.
Kind regards,

Debra (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We have found Mira to be very good. After just 3 lessons our son`s French has improved dramatically and his school teacher has noticed a big difference.

Tutors Response :

I am pleased to see that the one to one is helping your son to gain more confidence , something which I have noticed myself. Such positive feedback helps to target our help for the candidate more effectively. Thank you for your kind appreciation.

Jenny (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Mira is friendly and helpful. She understands what is needed for success at GCSE French and targets the help effectively. Highly recommended.

Tutors Response :

Thanks a lot Jenny for your very positive feedback which is greatly appreciated. This helps a lot for private tutors as it is very encouraging and good to know that the help given is helping the candidate to make further progress.

Paola (Mrs)

4/5 Rating

Mira is a very experienced teacher who`s passionate about her subject. She helped me a lot last academic year, especially working on my written French which allowed me to improve significantly. Thank you, Mira!

Tutors Response :

Thanks a lot for the very positive feddback.
I thoroughly enjoyed tutoring and helping Martina whose KEENNESS TO PROGRESS and enthusiasm for the Literature text L`Etranger by Camus and the film she studied for her Speaking exams spurred me on .
I wish martina all the best in her University studies.

Eddie (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Very nice tutor, very chatty and keen to get you talking. She asked what I wanted to learn and she seems flexible. I only had several sessions as I moved away but I would go back.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Eddie, I was also impressed by your keenness and motivated approach . Hence, you are now settled and working in France.
I would love to welcome you back too anytime you need to further expand your knowledge of the beautiful French language. All the best.

Lauren (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Before my lessons I didn`t know any French at all, I am now on my 4th lesson and I have developed the ability to carry out basic conversations on a variety of topics.
Mira makes learning both interesting and enjoyable by using a variety of techniques to teach such as listening, reading and speaking.
Highly recommended.

Tutors Response :

I am very grateful to Lauren for such a positive feedback and to know that I can make a contribution and a difference to the acquisition of a foreign language, namely French in this instance, which is an enrichment in an individual`s life both for practical purposes and as an appreciation of a different culture.

Laurie-Alice (Miss)

4/5 Rating

Very good teacher

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