‘Aaron’s knowledge of language, and the language learning process, is a formidable asset in language tutoring. He understands how pupils’ brains work and is able to raise confidence, excite learners, make them think, and make them want to learn. A highly experienced tutor with a huge repertoire of teaching techniques, I would not hesitate to recommend him as a tutor of French, German and Spanish at any level and at any age.’ (Richard Wilson, Head of German, Haileybury College)
‘Aaron is an experienced and very talented tutor. He engages his tutees' interests with clever, creative activities. Through careful planning, a keen ability to evaluate his tutees' strengths and weaknesses, and a comprehensive understanding of all the main exam specifications, he consistently achieves excellent exam results at all levels.’ (David Walker, Head of Spanish, Kingswood School)
'Pupils are very much appreciative of the energy and passion Aaron brings to their lessons. They hugely appreciate the time he is willing to give them, and comment that they would not have achieved what they did without his continual encouragement and support. He is an excellent teacher of MFL.' (Dr Wilkinson, Director of Studies, Canford School)
Aaron Neame, MBA, is our Principal and Lead Tutor. Formerly Head of the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages at Dauntsey's School and Head of Spanish at Canford School, Aaron has had twenty-five years' experience tutoring French, German and Spanish to GCSE, IGCSE, A Level, Pre-U, IB, and Oxbridge 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 an approved 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, AS and A Levels.
Having taught in two of the top UK Independent Schools, Dauntsey's School and Canford School, he 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 the 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 courses for university undergraduates at Russell Group universities, supporting them throughout their four-year degree programme.
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.