English Tutoring

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word.

-Emily Dickinson

We offer tutoring in English Literature, English Language and English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL / TEFL). Our English teachers and tutors work with many families from across the globe to improve their English.

English Tutoring

I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word.

-Emily Dickinson

We offer tutoring in English Literature, English Language and English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL / TEFL). Our English teachers and tutors work with many families from across the globe to improve their English.

English Tutoring

Why Study English?

English is the most widely used means of communication throughout the entire world, so a complete understanding of the written and spoken word is, to say the least, extremely useful in the practical world. Knowing the rules of grammar, spelling and punctuation is something that will resonate throughout a students life, from writing a cover letter to employers, to writing a brief at a law firm, to even writing a simple email to family. Beyond just studying the language, studying English literature can hone in on analytical skills and provide a better understanding of the world at large – of people and their cultures, of current and historical events and their implications. A good grasp of English language and literature extends beyond just the humanities, as the sciences also need a significant amount of the skills it teaches.

Our English Tutors

English Books

Our tutors teach a variety of levels, and employ different techniques and approaches to helping our students get a whole grasp on English language and literature. The goal is to not only help students get better at the English comprehension on the standardized tests, but also to garner a greater liking and regard for literature and language on the whole. Our tutors try to implement skills that will be useful beyond the classroom as well, and that will follow our students into their university years and then their professional lives. Some of our tutors have studied English at the university level, and many have a high level of expertise in this field.

English Teaching

We teach English at all educational levels, as well as English comprehension for all of the USstandardized tests – the ACT, SAT I, SAT II, ISEE, etc. We also help students work on general reading and writing skills at any age, and homework help if needed.

Selected English Testimonials

Please see below some example English Testimonials that we have received. If you would like to hear more, you may be interested to read about our tutor guarantee or to read about Wentworth Tutors' philosophy and approach in a letter to parents from Dr Katherine Wiles, our Founder. Alternatively, some more English Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.

English | Scarlett Maguire

"Both [my son] and I are so glad that you can help him to brush up his English skill, both written and verbal." ... See Scarlett Maguire's tutoring profile.

English CE 11+ | Lily Burnand

"[My son] did brilliantly in his exams and got offers from all the schools that we applied to. We are so pleased, thanks so much for your fantastic coaching." ... See Lily Burnand's tutoring profile.

11+ English and Maths | Camille Goodman

"Camille was super. She is clearly very efficient and bright! Camille's approach was spot on and I'm sure she will be very beneficial in improving Phia's overall abilities. (Zanni Stead)" ... See Camille Goodman's tutoring profile.

7+: English, Maths, General | Marco Marcello

"We would recommend Marco to any parent with children preparing for the 7+ assessments. Marco is well prepared and very patient with an age group that can prove very challenging to keep focused. He did a great job with this." ... See Marco Marcello's tutoring profile.

Oxford Final Honour Schools in English Language and Literature | Andrew Dickinson

"Andrew's dissertation (on James Joyce) would be a very strong essay in the Oxford Masters course, and is wholly remarkable coming from an undergraduate." ... See Andrew Dickinson's tutoring profile.

English | John Phipps

"I can honestly say John is a very invested teacher who clearly has his heart set on the journey a child has with stories and literature rather than the ticking of boxes or passing of exams. My daughter loves learning with John and we are very blessed to have found him, I honestly can't recommend him enough, a very caring and inspiring teacher and person :)" ... See John Phipps's tutoring profile.

General Maths and English Comprehension, Year 7 | Sophia Ohler

"Sophia was simply exemplary in her role as a tutor as she not only covered the core reading, comprehension, and math skills [my son] needed to master but also added techniques in increasing his level of confidence and a change of attitude when it comes to problem-solving and answering challenging questions." ... See Sophia Ohler's tutoring profile.

English (Years 7-13) | Arthur House

"Mr House showed himself to have a strong intellect; he was well read and very bright, and much attuned to the cultural world. He was popular with his students, engaging with them on a level which made the texts they were studying accessible. He demanded high standards of work and effort from the girls and sought to create lessons which they would find enriching and rewarding. Bernice McCabe, Headmistress, North London Collegiate School" ... See Arthur House's tutoring profile.

Seven Plus English and Maths | Rosalind McAlpine

"We were in England for 2 months during the summer vacation and Rosalind tutored our 6 year old in English and Maths as we are preparing him for the 11+ entrance exams to take later. Our son loved working with Rosalind and was motivated to learn every single day. She really improved his spoken and written English as well as covering a huge amount of additional maths material. We will be using Rosalind again next year when we return to London. " ... See Rosalind McAlpine's tutoring profile.

11+ English | Elisa Mitrofan

" “Elisa didn't work with our son Oscar for a long period, however, she achieved great results in a short space of time. She quickly picked up where the previous tutor had laid off. She built a great rapport with him during the very first session and understood immediately why we were tutoring. Our goals were to increase confidence and encourage Oscar to challenge himself, rather than coasting through. He attends an excellent state primary, however, we just felt that some one to one attention would be a huge benefit. Elisa used Oscar's love of reading to inspire him and helped him to organise his thoughts when transferring them on to paper. She was careful not to overwhelm, but definitely hit these targets. We were always left with a sensible amount of homework and this clearly complimented the lesson that had just taken place. Elisa also suggested books that he might like to read and made the vocab tasks a lot of fun. Oscar always looked forward to his tutoring sessions, a true indication of Elisa's skills and enthusiasm! I would thoroughly recommend Elisa and can't thank her enough!” " ... See Elisa Mitrofan's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our English Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the English Tutors that we represent. If you would like to hear more, you may be interested to read about our tutor selection criteria or to read about Wentworth Tutors' philosophy and approach in a letter to parents from Dr Katherine Wiles, our Founder. Alternatively, some more profiles of our English Tutors can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

I am a current graduate student based in London, studying Sustainable Urban Planning & Design. I received my bachelor's in Social Anthropology (with a minor in Environmental Science & Public Policy) from Harvard University in 2015. While at Harvard, I wrote for The Harvard Crimson and The Huffington Post, as well as a variety of other publications. I also conducted research on transportation policy in São Paulo, Brazil for Harvard's Graduate School of Design. I have worked in consulting in New York City, and in the public sector in Stockholm, Sweden.

I have tutored a wide variety of students, from college applicants to high school students in Boston to refugees in Stockholm. I specialize in English tutoring and writing assistance, but have familiarity with all subjects. I speak five languages: Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, French, and of course, English. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, and am a dual Swedish-American citizen. ...
Having studied in a boarding school in West Sussex, where I was a deputy-head of house and School prefect, I studied Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. At university, I encountered a wide variety of disciplines and ways of thinking; from politics, to psychology to history. I completed an MSc degree in Law and Anthropology at The London School of Economics (LSE), during which I worked as an administrator for a legal research network and organised a conference at the European Union parliament in Brussels.

Following my studies, I worked for the Department for Education in Westminster, where I advised schools on how to progress and collaborate with each other. I also began volunteering with a grassroots educational charity that mentors children from underrepresented communities through organising sports coaching and workshops.

I currently teach History at Rugby School, a top-tier boarding school in the Midlands, where I teach students between the ages of 13 to 18 years. I am also a tutor in a boarding house, where I am a pastoral tutor to sixth form students.

I see learning as an integral part of my life and enjoy learning with others to help achieve their goals. I frequently go to museums, exhibitions and galleries and write about these experiences. In October 2018, I started a part-time PhD in Education at the University of Cambridge, focusing on how Artificial Intelligence can help create learning dialogues through the use of chatbots. ...
I have been teaching since the age of eighteen when I worked as a classroom assistant at Guildford High School for six months. I then worked at the European School of Brussels while working as an au pair. While studying French and English at Oxford I continued tutoring a range of subjects during the vac. After graduating in 2016 I spent a year working on a research project in South Africa investigating highly vulnerable teens to inform public health policy. Since September 2017 I have been tutoring full-time. I am now living in Clapham, and particularly specialise in French tuition all the way from the age of 7 to undergraduate level. I also have extensive experience tutoring Maths, English and Spanish, as well as a variety of other subjects to GCSE level. In October 2018 I will be taking up a full-time position as a Business Analyst at Mckinsey & Co. ...
I've been tutoring and working with children part time since I finished school in 2014, and have just graduated from Oxford University, where I studied English literature. Before that, I took IB at Wellington College, in which I scored 43 out of a possible 45 points. I've tutored in London, Oxford and Hong Kong, worked as a nanny, and set up and continue to run a school sponsorship program in Nepal, which provides disadvantaged children with the opportunity to be educated in Kathmandu. For me, one of the most rewarding aspects of tutoring is helping students gain confidence in something they thought they would never understand, or felt they weren't good at, turning a daunting task into something enjoyable. I've worked with children who range from 3 to 16 years old, but have most experience with Common Entrance at 11+ and 13+. The breath of the IB course means that I'm able to teach a range of subjects to a high standard, and have great experience balancing academic work with other areas of life, as well as finding important overlaps between diverse subjects and interests. ...
I am an expert tutor and education consultant with a first-class English degree, a Masters from Cambridge and over ten years' experience in outstanding institutions in the UK and overseas.

My most recent teaching post was Head of English at The Latymer School, one of the highest performing state schools in the UK.

In my spare time, I am a contributor to magazines including The Spectator and Prospect Magazine, and am currently writing a television series on free schools at the NFTS. ...
I graduated last year with a 1st in English Language and Literature from the University of Oxford. My experience as a tutor extends across different levels and subjects, from teaching English as a foreign language to 11+ exams, and university entrance preparation. Throughout the years, I have worked with students on a wide range of curriculums to hone their skills and expand not only their knowledge, but also their interest and love for the subject. Having won a bursary to attend Wellington College in 2011, I studied the IB, and was one of the very few students in the world to achieve a maximum of 45 points. Some of the distinctions I was awarded for my academic performances include the Gavin Ewart Poetry Prize, the Verrall English Prize, the Music Essay Prize, and the Lady Emma Talbot Special Prize. I went on to earn a place at Oxford University where I read BA Honours in English Language and Literature. Following my Distinction in Prelims, I was awarded the Casberd Scholarship for outstanding results. ...
I graduated from Stanford University in 2014 with a degree in Human Biology -- my area of concentration is Cultural Neuroscience, an interdisciplinary field combining anthropology, psychology, and neurobiology. Though I majored in Human Biology, I also excelled in all my other courses (English, math, chemistry), earning above a 4.0 upon graduation. After university, I taught in the Human Biology department at Stanford, teaching courses such as Human Evolution, Child Psychology and Development, and Health and Environmental Policy. For the past two years, I have been working at a customer experience tech start-up, and I am now pursuing an MA in Service Design at the Royal College of Art. ...
Having recently graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, with first-class honours in Modern and Medieval Languages, I am excited to share my enthusiasm for language, literature and culture with others. Throughout my education I have benefitted from outstanding teaching, delivered in a wide range of styles but united by a love of the subject matter and the creativity required to make a given language relevant to the world of the pupil. I have often told my friends, when they insist that they "can't do languages", that anyone can learn a language if they find the method that suits them. I work with each of my tutees to find the most efficient and enjoyable language-learning techniques for them as an individual, and to inspire them to strengthen their relationship with the language independently.

I passionately believe not only that learning languages improves us as individuals members of society by giving us direct access to treasures of world culture, broadening our cultural horizons and inviting us to step into others' shoes, but also that learning a language can and should be easy, rewarding and fun. In an age of advanced language-learning software, a personal tutor is indispensable in ascertaining and maintaining the best approach for each learner. ...
I am an empathetic and enthusiastic tutor with over 1000 hours of experience and a member of the Tutor’s Association. Parents have consistently commented on my ability to inspire and build excellent rapport with their children. In all my tutorials, I endeavour to cultivate the untapped potential that is can be difficult to unlock in the very formal and hierarchical school environment. What is more, my experiences as a tutor and observations in schools have also given me a strong insight into how to develop a form of pedagogy that is congenial to tutorials but not irreconcilable with classroom teaching. ...
I grew up in London, and was in school at Godolphin and Latymer before deciding to head to the US to attend Phillips Academy, Andover. I then went on to study History of Art at Harvard University where I graduated magna cum laude with high honors. After two years working at an art gallery in New York, I am happy to be back in London pursuing my master's degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

Throughout my education I have benefitted form tutoring to help me achieve my academic goals and I understand how effective one-on-one teaching can be in preparing for big tests, catching up in a specific subject, and also building confidence. Along with tutoring for both UK and US entrance examinations, I am particularly helpful and interested in working with students who need help with their personal essays or general applications for boarding school or university. As an alumni admission representative at Phillips Academy, I have worked with many students who are working on preparing applications to boarding schools and enjoy helping them to identify their strengths and use those to build a strong application. ...