Avery Hill College
Trinity College Dublin
German and French
Information about Aidan
I teach languages one-to-one both online and face to face. I have more experience than most tutors as well as a lot of ideas about language learning.
As well as tutor, I`m also experienced in digital media. I write, I take photos, I produce videos and I record podcasts. I use my media experience in my language teaching.
So far I have produced one online course - Chat Fluently in German in No Time At At and I am planning more. All my students have access to my large archive of materials useful to learners.
A) My MacBook Air is my main piece of equipment, whether I`m doing face to face or online lessons. As I teach, I make lesson notes, which the student can read as we go along. Every student receives a copy of these lesson notes after each lesson. It builds into a record of the work covered and is a valuable revision aid. My longest running student has around 10 years of lesson notes, all in one file!
B) I have built up a large amount of material which I use with my students, as well as the online courses which I am slowly developing. I give my students free access to most of the material I have.
C) I have an innovative approach to language teaching. I find many of the established approaches to language teaching to be ineffective. I have lots of ideas about how to learn languages more effectively and I share them with in lessons, private tuition sessions, podcasts and online courses.
People appreciate my friendly and flexible approach. I love teaching languages, and the time seems to go quickly, students are inspired and enjoy learning.
Availability: I can tutor seven days a week, day or evening, subject to availability and travel time.
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Experience: I have many years experience as a full time freelance tutor in German, English as a Foreign Language and French. I`ve worked in Germany, Hong Kong and the Middle East teaching English. I taught MFL and English in FE and MFL in schools. In recent years I`ve taught a very wide range of people in companies, evening classes, one-to-one at home and online.Contact this Tutor
Feedback For Aidan (8)
My son really likes Aidan, as do we. Each week he goes through what my son has been learning in French at school to help reinforce the curicculum in the lead up to GCSEs. He has adapted lessons to suit my son`s needs, and really helped with his confidence. The written resources he leaves after every lesson are very useful, and we have been impressed at his pupil-focused way of teaching and his adaptability. He quickly identified my son`s needs, and his lessons are focused but relaxed. We feel our son is benefiting hugely.
We are attending a trade show in Germany in May 2019. We have had 5 lessons with Aidan to give us some basic German language skills. Aidan`s classes were excellent. We learnt a lot and the sessions were very enjoyable. Can highly recommend.
Tutors Response :
Thank you very much for the positive feedback. I hope you will get lots of new follow-up customers from the trade show. You have a great product and I`m very impressed with your Facebook strategy - Viel Erfolg! (lots of success!)
Aidan is an excellent tutor, hes very good at explaining German grammar and is very patient. He uses example phrases to back up his points which makes everything much easier to remember. I would definitely recommend him!
Aidan is a very good German Tutor who is able to explain the complicated German Grammar well to our son who is bilingual with English as his first language. He is reliable and always comes to the times agreed.
So serious and good teacher. He is very organised and I learn so much from him.
A very good tutor who stepped in at short notice and provided excellent lessons for my son prior to his GCSE French exams. Aidan has managed to increase his confidence and ability in a short time frame.Very knowledgeable and well prepared, Aidan is also available, flexible and friendly. I would recommend him without reservation for any tutoring role.
Aidan was fantastic with Callum in his approach and delivery of lessons booked.
I would thoroughly recommend Aidan, I now know Callum will improve his grades and get the qualifications required, a big thank you to Aidan.
Tutor is very pleasant friendly and amenable to your circumstances - with a flexible attitude - recommended