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Aaron (Tutor in Bournemouth)

Bournemouth, Dorset
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Member Since: 14/05/2014
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University of Southampton
Master of Business Administration
Distinction  (2008)
Trinity College London
Teaching English to Speakers of Oth...
Distinction  (2001)
University of Southampton
2:1  (2000)
University of Southampton
German and Spanish
2:1  (2000)
The Open University
Cognitive Psychology
1st  (1999)
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Rates summary: 35.00 to 45.00 per hour
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Highly Qualified and Experienced Tutor of French, German and Spanish

Formerly Head of the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages at [contact detail removed] School and Head of Spanish at [contact detail removed] 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.

Availability: Aaron tutors online (via Skype 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 10 mile radius of [contact detail removed] town centre, including Christchurch, Parkstone, Poole, Southbourne, Westbourne, Boscombe, Moordown, Winton, Charminster, Wimborne and Branksome.

Willing to travel: 10 miles

Experience: 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.

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We have a total of 21 review(s) for Aaron.

Maria (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor. Positive attitude. He thoroughly knows his subject and has been invaluable

Pauline (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Aaron was really thoughtful when he was unable to fit me into his schedule by providing the name of another tutor who would be able to provide lessons.

I have since commenced lessons with the tutor Aaron was able to link me with. My tutor made sure before the lesson what level I was and asked what I already know so she could prepare appropriate work for me. That was brilliant, as it meant we would commence the lesson straight away when I arrived.

Janet (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My tutoring has been absolutely amazing, and I can’t imagine being where I am today without my tutors help. Not only is his friendly and approachable nature really encouraging for you to try your best but also you feel free to ask questions about the language. The way he tailors his teaching style to your needs is really helpful and effective. I always look forward to my sessions, as he makes sure to do a range of activities and exercises every time to expand and improve on all areas of your language skills, but also to ensure it’s always kept interesting. His attentive teaching style also ensures that if there’s something in particular you’re not sure on or struggle with, he will happily spend an hour on it to make sure that you’re confident in everything you learn. Since I have been taught by Aaron (2 hours every week) my A-level language course has become so much easier, and I have improved from a C average to getting A`s now, as he has helped me to understand and really begin to speak the language. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is either struggling with languages (which was myself a few months ago) and needs some help to boost your confidence/ability, or even if you’re wanting to be even better and to challenge yourself, as he is great with all capabilities.

Harriet (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Clear and precise German Tuition. The German tutor is knowledgeable and goes at a pace comfortable for my learning. The German tuition covers the basics, you might need to know, and the tutor assists with pronunciation of words, which is very useful. I am taking a trip to Germany again and I feel that I could put a few things into practice. I have my lessons over Skype, as this worked best for my learning. The German Tutor is friendly, and I enjoy each lesson I have. It would be suitable for people, all stages, or knowledge of the German language. I highly recommend.

Fatima (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I have been receiving excellent French tuition over Skype. My tutor is very clear and concise and really helps me in structuring my essays. He also focuses a lot on my weaker areas of grammar, which I have come to learn are a bigger part of French exams than I had initially thought. When going through an exercise, my tutor will highlight words/phrases that I have gotten wrong and give me a chance to correct them myself, which I have found very useful. All lesson timings and work that I need to do are clearly stated, and for the few times I have needed to rearrange our Skype lessons, my tutor has been very accommodating.

Overall, I would definitely recommend Bespoke Languages Tuition.

Shiny (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Aaron has been teaching Spanish for our son for his GCSE. We are very pleased with the progress he is making. Good teaching methods and professional approach. Excellent tutor. I would highly recommend Spanish tuition with Aaron. Lessons with Skype is convenient and effective too

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

An excellent choice for me, as I have found, as an adult learner, exactly what I was looking for. Very satisfied!

Holly (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I can genuinely say that Aaron is the best teacher I have ever had. I found him only 3 weeks before my interviews but his dedication and motivation were amazing and we managed to cover so much, including works by Lorca, Márquez and Camus. He has taught me not only to analyse texts but also to enjoy the process, a task that used to be very daunting, and he has made grammar that was previously difficult and complex seem perfectly simple! By having lessons over Skype, I was still able to continue with lessons when I was abroad. I cannot speak highly enough of him and I couldn’t recommend anyone better for Oxbridge Spanish and French tuition.

Claire (Mr)

5/5 Rating

After having had Aaron as a French tutor for a month now and I would safely say that I have made considerable progress as a consequence. Immediately Aaron was able to recognise weaker areas in my ability and thus provide productive and focused sessions to combat these problems. I have gathered not only more confidence in French, but excellent advice on such things as grammar, pronunciation, common mistakes and many more various skills. After looking back over a month’s worth of sessions, I have surprised myself how quickly I have progressed in French and would without a doubt recommend Aaron as a tutor to anyone seeking tuition in languages.

Alison (Miss)

5/5 Rating

As an adult learner, I find learning with my Spanish tutor from BLT very enjoyable and effective. He shows a true passion for the subject, and empathy for the struggles with learning a second (or in my case third) language. Each session is structured with clear learning objectives that motivate me to strive for best results. With interactive games, this Spanish tutor makes language learning actually fun and memorable. Most importantly, mistakes are not merely corrected, but explained and revisited to ensure long-lasting understanding. For faster progression and independent learning, sessions are also supported with high quality exercise books. By offering a mix of online and offline tuition, he manages to stay flexible with his students and reach a good agreement for both parties. Easily the best Spanish tuition I`ve ever received, and I thank him for all my success.

Diane (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I was very impressed with the German tutor as my son had an exam within a couple of days of the tutoring and needed a quick `booster` session. My son learnt a huge amount in just one lesson and it really helped.

Catherine (Miss)

5/5 Rating

very efficient with sorting out a tutor with times that suited me, up until my exam.

Craig (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Aaron has been an amazing tutor in aiding my daughters progress in her A-level course. He has helped her develop both her vocabulary and her grammar but more importantly her confidence, which is vital.

Joseph (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Aaron is a great tutor that has really help me with my french by focusing on a grammar and giving me greater confidence.

Jackie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

My son started tuition in June of this year. After the first tutorial with Aaron he said he felt he had learned more in the session than he had all year. He really likes the one to one, the constructive criticism and being spoken to as a young adult. His confidence has grown tremendously and he has moved from the foundation to the higher paper and is gaining top marks. Not once has he moaned about having to put in the extra hours or the tutorials and because he recognises the benefit he looks forward to them. Most importantly, he has become enthusiastic about learning languages and has enrolled on a language course at sixth form college.

Rosie (Miss)

4/5 Rating

Aaron is coaching my daughter to support her A level French studies and hopefully secure a top grade. He is very personable and thorough and the Skype session format and his teaching style suits her particularly well. So far very definitely so good.

Andrew (Mr)

5/5 Rating

I have used Aaron for 3 months and have seen an outstanding improvement in my own understanding of Spanish and learnt a vast amount of vocabulary .He straight away pointed out my weaknesses in my Spanish , which was my grammar and tenses , and we addressed them together straight away .He uses a wide range of techniques using a variety of websites and learning literature.I do homework to ensure I have a full understanding before progressing onto the next topic. I believe he has improved all aspects of my Spanish and continues to improve my preparation for my examinations in the upcoming weeks.I believe my tutor is perfect for me as he possesses all the grammatical knowledge and a great understanding of the language to assist me in adapting my casual Spanish , learnt from my families upbringing , into grammatically correct Spanish and providing me with a full understanding of grammar and array of vocabulary to improve my examination results .

Jessica (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Excellent Spanish tuition. Each lesson has been structured and clearly planned. I now feel much more confident with all aspects of communicating in Spanish. I would highly recommend this great value, professional and tailored service!

Ray ()

5/5 Rating

I have been using Aaron for 2 weeks now and he is excellent in every way. Reliable, patient, a great communicator and although in early days is making a real improvement to my sons understanding of Spanish.
Very happy to date.
Ray Venner

Paul (Mr)

5/5 Rating

My son has been inspired by Aaron French tutoring.My son said I dont mind giving up my free time to learn French. Yet at school he struggles.

Ramona (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I`ve been extremely happy with the service and wouldn`t hesitate to recommend your service.
Aaron has been excellent. He has really helped my daughter.

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