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.

Grade 6 English & Maths | Catriona Ramsay

"Thank you. (She) was over the moon with confidence!" ... See Catriona Ramsay's tutoring profile.

GCSE English | Thomas Jamie

"Tom was perfect at adapting lessons to our daughter's needs. We couldn't have had a better experience. " ... See Thomas Jamie's tutoring profile.

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 A-level | Patrick Alexander

"Patrick Alexander is the reason why I got an A and took English at university. I got a first - and now I’m an English teacher!" ... See Patrick Alexander's tutoring profile.

Seminars in Modern Poetry for English MA (Masters) | Andrew Dickinson

"I learnt more in Andrew's seminar on W. B. Yeats than I did in any other seminar run by the English Faculty." ... See Andrew Dickinson's tutoring profile.

English Literature GCSE | Sienna Smallman

"Sienna helped my daughter fall in love with English, genuinely a complete transformation was achieved in terms of work ethic and grades. She has a firm but fair approach and I would recommend her wholeheartedly!" ... See Sienna Smallman's tutoring profile.

English, 7+ and 11+ | Camille Goodman

"[Camille] is very polite, cheerful with an outgoing personality and both were fascinated to hear about her tennis competitions. Camille is a great role model for children as she is young, successful, outgoing and sporty. I can only recommend her." ... See Camille Goodman's tutoring profile.

11+ English | John Phipps

"We took a few lessons with John during half term. My son, who is not a big fan of English, really enjoyed it. John is a very positive, patient person and easily found the way to communicate with my son. We liked the variety of tasks that were offered. Every time my son was looking forward to his next lesson. It was a great experience and we highly recommend John's tutoring." ... 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.

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.

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 graduated from Cambridge University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law. I first started tutoring when I was 17 as a peer mentor for students who required further help in preparing for their GCSEs. Since then, I have continued to tutor privately as well as working for well regarded organisations such as, the Oxford & Cambridge Summer School and Save the Children Int'l. The majority of my experience is working with children 14 years and above, however, I am equally confident teaching younger ages. I find tutoring incredibly rewarding and enjoy seeing the development and success of my tutees. ...
Having boarded and studied at the King's School Canterbury, I then went on to graduate with a first class BA and an MPhil from St John’s College Cambridge in July 2017. I am currently employed as a Philosophy and Theology teacher at Rugby school. Here I have undergone teacher training for the PGCE and also function as a full time tutor to ten GCSE level boys, as well as choral assistant and shooting coach. Having worked closely with the head of Oxbridge over the past year, I am in a very strong position to advise on applications to leading universities worldwide. Balancing work with a competitive rifle-shooting at a semi-professional level requires huge drive and efficiency. I bring this drive to each of the pupils that I tutor in the hope that I can help them to realise their own passions and potential. ...
I am an expert tutor and education consultant with a first-class English degree, a Masters from Cambridge and over ten years' experience in elite 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. ...
My name is Sasha and I'm a graduate student of medicine at King's College London. I completed an undergraduate degree, and Masters, in chemistry (with chemical biology). I have been tutoring for the past 6 years, across a range of subjects and levels; my aim is always to broaden and develop my students' understanding of their subject, before going on to develop exam technique and build confidence. ...
I graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge in 2016 with a first class degree in History of Art and an MPhil in Early 20th Century British Modernist Painting. I was born and live in London and attended Westminster Under School and Eton College, two of the country's most prestigious and competitive private schools. ...
Prior to studying a degree in Anthropology at Cambridge (BA Hons 2:1), I went to Oakham School where I studied an eclectic mix of A-levels (History, Geography, Biology and Fine Art), and achieved top grades in all four subjects. This range of subjects, and the degree that followed, reflect my interest in people and why we behave as we do. Indeed I am continuing to pursue this interest, and am currently studying an MSc in Psychology at the University of Surrey.

Before studying at Surrey, I worked in the advertising industry (J Walter Thompson) and for a behavioural consultancy as a Project Manager. Whilst on the graduate scheme at J Walter Thompson, I won the Chrissie Barker award for Top Graduate in my year, achieved a Distinction in my IPA (Institute for Practitioners of Advertising) Foundation Award, and completed the IPA Effectiveness, and Legislation and Regulation awards. I also spent a month working and travelling in Japan, which was utterly fascinating.

Throughout my professional career I built a reputation as someone people turned to for support and I enjoyed helping develop new starters. I also have a wealth of insight when it comes to CV’s, personal statements and interview techniques – all of which are front of mind for me having just applied to university again myself. ...
I took a teaching post at Harrow School in 2015, teaching IGCSEs in English Language and Literature and delivering lectures to A-level students. I was also made Director-in-Residence and Master-in-Charge of Debating. Earlier that year I graduated with a first class degree in English Language and Literature from Christ Church, Oxford, where I was one of the twelve original Reuben Scholars. My papers in Shakespeare and Beckett for Finals were classed as publishable. Throughout my time at Oxford and Harrow, I have accumulated extensive experience tutoring privately for a range of abilities, from pre-test to university admissions. Although my undergraduate degree was in the arts, I have always nurtured a healthy interest in subjects across the curriculum, having studied Further Mathematics and Physics at A Level, and I am continually excited by the prospect of facilitating the development of a student’s academic pursuits in a variety of disciplines. A constant desire to advance my own knowledge energises me as a tutor, and I believe that communicating this enthusiasm allows me to stimulate both the curiosity and diligence of my tutees. ...
I graduated from the University of Oxford with a 2.1 in BA History in 2013 and from King’s College London with a 1st class distinction in MA International Relations in 2015. I have taught a wide range of humanities subjects over the past four years and have spent my time working in the arts and creative media. I aim to widen and develop my students’ knowledge of their subject, before going on to build up confidence and exam technique. Whatever stage they are at, I will guide students through their syllabus, developing the strengths needed to help them achieve the grades they desire. To do this I work closely with each student to develop study plans focused specifically on individual needs. ...
I have been a tutor since I began my undergraduate degree at Oxford in 2013. I graduated with the highest first class degree in English Language and Literature at my college, Christ Church. At Christ Church I was also an Academic Scholar and holder of a Gibbs Prize for achieving a Distinction in Preliminary Examinations and coming 10th in a year of 240 students. In 2016, I started a Masters degree in English Language and Literature at University College London, where I was awarded the Shakespeare and Rhetoric Prize by Professor Brian Vickers.

Throughout my time at Oxford and UCL, I have accumulated extensive experience tutoring privately for a range of abilities, from pre-test to university admissions, including undergraduate and postgraduate study. Although my main subject is English, I have a strong interest in other languages and arts. Having grown up in Paris with dual English/Italian nationality, I am a native speaker of English, Italian and French, and can speak conversational Spanish. My interest and ability in History of Art has lead me to teaching the subject for the General Paper of the Eton Oppidan Scholarship. I have a constant desire to learn, something which I feel is greatly helped by tutoring, and this is a passion I seek to instil in all my tutees. ...
I’m a postgraduate medical student at King’s College London and Bristol University graduate with a passion for a wide range of subjects. Studying humanities to A level, focusing on crop genetics during my undergraduate degree and now working to become a doctor translates well into tutoring a varied curriculum and ensures I’ve had plenty of experience in the process of learning. I'm an enthusiastic tutor; effective tutoring raises children’s confidence and gives them skills which they can take far beyond our sessions, which is my favourite aspect of the job. ...