Highly Qualified and Experienced Tutor of French, German and Spanish
Formerly Head of the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages at Dauntsey's School and Head of Spanish at Canford School, Aaron has had twenty-three years' experience tutoring French, German and Spanish to GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, Pre-U and IB students, as well as undergraduates from top UK universities, Common Entrance (CE) candidates, primary school children, and adults wishing to 'taste' a new language, or develop their language skills. His passion for languages is infectious and his LinguaAccelerate methodology is highly effective, inspiring confidence, motivation and interest, consistently achieving results which exceed expectations.
Aaron is a Specialist Examiner for CIE (Spanish and French), AQA (Spanish), Edexcel (French) and OCR (French), equipping him with unique insight into 'what examiners want'. His emphasis on language learning through meaningful communication is characteristic of 'next generation' language tutors, infusing the language learning experience with stimulating, targeted activities, tailored to each learner's needs.
Aaron has a Master's Level Diploma in Language Teaching and a BA Double Honours in Spanish and German. He has also completed the final year of a BA Honours in French and a BSc in Psychology, specialising in language learning, perception, memory and problem solving. More recently he achieved a Distinction in his Master of Business Administration (MBA).
His understanding of the language learning process is what differentiates him from other language tutors, and this is reflected in the outstanding results his tutees consistently achieve. He is fully conversant with the National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 in Modern Foreign Languages and Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 in French, German and Spanish. He has tutored the specifications of all the main examination boards for GCSE, IGCSE and A Level, and has prepared tutees for CIE Pre-U and International Baccalaureate (IB) examinations.
Aaron's love of French, German and Spanish culture is equalled only by his love of teaching and tutoring. He is an expert in French, German and Spanish literature, an experienced teacher trainer and an avid lecturer in the language learning process.
Aaron tutors online (via Removed or FaceTime), in the comfort of your home, or at your office, at a time that is most convenient for you. He tutors Monday through to Saturday (inclusive), between 8.00am and 9.00pm (Saturday, between 8.00am and 5.00pm). Travel costs are free for tutees living within a 3-mile radius of Bournemouth town centre. 50 pence per mile will be added to the tutoring rate thereafter. He currently tutors within a 5-mile radius of Bournemouth town centre, including Christchurch, Parkstone, Poole, Southbourne, Westbourne, Boscombe, Moordown, Winton, Charminster, Wimborne, and Branksome.
Having taught in two of the top UK Independent Schools, Dauntsey's School and Canford School, Aaron has gained a wealth of experience advising students on their GCSE, A Level and university choices, revision planning and the UCAS application process. He has also had nine years' experience preparing tutees for 11 Plus English and verbal reasoning papers, fifteen years' experience teaching ESOL and EAL, and has consulted on long-term career planning for students of Modern Foreign Languages. At Canford School and Dauntsey's School, he assumed responsibility for Oxbridge preparation for students of Modern Foreign Languages and for the past seven years he has developed bespoke French, German and Spanish courses for university undergraduates at Russell Group universities, supporting them throughout their four-year degree programme.
Aaron’s philosophy is predicated upon the belief that all learners are unique:
• they have unique learning needs;
• they have unique learning styles;
• they embody unique leaning experiences;
• they are motivated by unique learning outcomes.
If the learning process is unique to each individual, then the tutoring process must be unique also. In this way, he advocates that tutoring should be tailored to meet each learner’s unique learner profile. To this end, he is flexible and adaptable and plans strategically to offer each tutee multiple avenues through which they can access, understand, and apply what they learn. To achieve this, he adopts his highly-effective, tutee-centred methodology, LinguaAccelerate™.
|Languages||English (British), French, German, Spanish, Russian|
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Trinity College, London||2001||Masters||Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages|
|Southampton University||2000||Bachelors||Spanish and German|