First of all, I will listen to your learning goals and needs and assess your current level. Lesson will focus on honing skills and confidence. An emphasis is made on engaging your interest and curiosity to create an interesting adventure rather than a passive and dreary burden! Regarding the language paper, lessons will include us writing short creative passages using techniques to sculpt inventive, vivid passages with a surprising twist or two! Transactional writing will also be covered such as how to write persuasively.
The literature lessons can be fascinating in that we will delve into the social context of the play/novel/poem and you will learn interesting and relevant facts about history, culture and psychology of the times as well as the plot, characters and themes of the work. We will also enhance your repertoire of literary techniques and analytical skills. The goal is to encourage you to be a proactive, curious and insightful English connoisseur!
I have been tutoring English GCSE language and literature online for six years and have previously taught the same face-to-face in college. I have taught both AQA and Eduqas exam boards and am familiar with both syllabi. I hold a Certificate in Education. My background is in Social Work and I also hold a BSc (Hons)in Social Work (2.1) in addition to the CELTA qualification. I have been recommended by many parents and a few of their comments are on this site.
First one hour lesson is free. Discount for block bookings
Nev Packwood Curriculum Vitae
5 Pincesori ut,
(Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
International House, Budapest, Hungary. March 2014
BSc (2.1) Hons. Social work degree.
Birmingham City University. 2006-2009
DELF. (Diplome d'études francaises) French language
qualification. Upper Intermediate Level. 1998
Brasshouse Language Centre, Birmingham, England.
Certificate of Education. (Further Education)
Birmingham City University. 1998
Qualified English Language Tutor
Tutoring English language and literature, specialising in GCSE and SATS, 11+ and Life In The UK online via Skype. Also offering EFL (English as a Foreign Language) supporting students of all ages of many different nationalities including French, Italian, Portugese, Vietnamese, Russian, Polish, Hungarian, Romanian, Latvian, Chinese, and English. Specialising in IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC and the Cambridge Exams (PET, FCE, CAE).
Experienced proof reader and copy editor having worked with the Hungarian Police Force, Avon Cosmetics and a Hungarian advertising agency. For the latter our television commercial won a Gold Award in the commercial section at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
Worked tutoring face-to-face at study centres and colleges in England with school age students and adults supporting with English language and literature including GCSE, Functional and Basic Skills.
April 2014 - present
Freelance ‘Form F’ assessor
Carrying out fostering assessments for private fostering companies on families applying to become foster carers. Quality Assurance of Form Fs and have written guidelines for new Form F assessors.
2011 – 2017
Qualified Social Worker
Reviewing Officer carrying out assessments in Older Adults and
Physical Disability team. Kenilworth and Rugby Area Offices,
Warwickshire Social Services. 2010 - 2011
Qualified Children’s Social Worker
Caseload of children on Child Protection Register and Children in Need. Child Permanency reports. Initial and Core assessments. Attendance at court. Monitoring of placements in Children's Homes and Foster Care. Chaired CIN meetings and fed back to Child Protection meetings. Handsworth Area Office, Birmingham. 2009 – 2010
Senior Social Work Assistant
Children and Families Department. Caseload of 16 children
in care of Local Authority either in Children's Homes or foster
care. Attended court regarding Residence Orders. Adoption work.
Erdington Area Office, Birmingham. 2002 – 2007
Support of service users with learning difficulties
attending Local Authority day centres. Solihull, West Midlands
TRACS Brain Injury Residential Home, King's Heath, Birmingham
Support of residents with personal care and social activities. 1996 - 99
Supporting students with moderate and mild learning difficulties
in a classroom setting. Some P/t teaching. Sandwell College,
West Midlands. 1990 - 1995
Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme, Domicilliary care for elderly
disabled clients. Personal care and befriending. 1986 - 89
Advising local residents on council housing issues in church-based
community centre. Sandwell, West Midlands. Prince's Trust
Providing indoor and outdoor activities for local teenagers
in church-based Youth centre. Bournebrook, Birmingham.
Perfect! Funny, inspiring lessons, very welcomed by my 8 yo boy. Parent has learned a lot from Nev too! Thanks, Nev!
Timothy is a talented student and he learns quickly!
Excellent! Great first lesson. Will certainly continue further.
You have a good memory for plots, characters and social context. Well done!
Perfect! The first class was really beneficial. Really want to continue further.
Perfect! Excellent teacher :) Very patient and knowledgeable.
Hi Luc. I hope you enjoy reading Jonathan Livingston Seagull. It's a very inspiring book!
Nev speaks a very neat and clear English, letting any student understand and learn good pronunciation while feeling at ease. He will explain word meaning with examples and images helping to enrich vocabulary. He will propose readings of various genres and historical periods, bringing the student closer to English literature and culture, arousing real enthusiasm for English!
I really enjoy my classes with Nev! He’s professional, patient and organised. If you choose him as your tutor I can guarantee he will certainty achieve your needs.
First, Nev has never missed a class and always has been on time. He tries to spend class time fully every time and even doesn't mind teaching a few more minutes. Second, he prepares teaching materials that is a great help to me every time. Finally he is very kind and understanding.
I had the fortune to begin doing class with Nev 2 months ago, and I am really thankful to him.
Speaking from my personal experience, I could realize he is talented, passionate, and experienced teacher from the first class. He has been adapting the class and the material to my needs.
Not only is supporting me with many useful resources or activities, but he is also making the classes open to my convenience. Therefore, we may choose together which type of homework we are going to do: listening, reading, speaking, word transformation.
I absolutely recommend him!!
Nev is the best teacher who has ever taught me. Thanks to him, my English language skills have improved a lot. I recommend him to anyone who wants to learn English from a native language teacher.
My son has had a dislike for English throughout school and I only wish he'd had a teacher like Nev. My son has enjoyed every session and I have seen his confidence in English grow week after week. Wholeheartedly recommend this enthusiastic tutor.
Nev tutored my son for three momths before the GCSE exam. His remarcable knowledge, his energy and passion, his outstanding teaching skills gave my son the tools, the confidence and the motivation to learn more and to succeed. His mock grades increased from a 3 to a 5 in these three months, his attitude towards learning English in particular changed completely and permanently. Nev passion and vast subject knowledge had a great impact also on how my son prepared for all his exams. I consider myself lucky to have such an amazing tutor for my son.
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