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 M

"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 M'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.

English Literature - Gender in The Tempest | Teuta Day

"Teuta lead the best session we have had here at the college. Everyone was on their feet, engaged and getting involved. Fantastic to see. Thank you so much!" ... See Teuta Day'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.

11+ English | Dr Karis Riley

"Karis is a fantastic tutor of English. She helped my daughter prepare 11+ English reading comprehension. She is professional and motivating. She is able to tailor lessons to needs. My daughter loved her style of teaching, well prepared and inspirational. English is my daughter's weakness but she has got the offer to a top private school for girls." ... See Dr Karis Riley'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.

8+ Maths, English, Verbal & Non-Verbal | Rish Chowdhry

"Hi Rish, I just wanted to thank you so much for the work you have been doing with my daughter, Jemima. Her written English has improved so much, and her teacher sent her home with a certificate for being “Most Improved” with a gold star. She was so proud of herself and didn’t stop smiling all night. I can’t thank you enough and am so excited for her future!" ... See Rish Chowdhry'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.

English | Lachlan Ayles

"Lachlan teaches with professionality and intensity. He’s very aware of the students´s evolution paying special attention to our weaknesses. Feedback from Svetoslav Hristov, a student while at Vaughan Systems Ltd <br><br> The classes have been varied and entertaining, in fact the time has passed without me realising! He is a very affable teacher and creates a super nice environment to learn. I think he is an excellent professor, and it is clear that he has taken his time, effort and has taken care to assimilate the philosophy of the teaching. Feedback from Irma Martínez to Vaughan Systems Ltd <br><br> Today I really enjoyed the class. We had two intense and efficient hours. The pace has been perfect and the objectives clear. I think he is one of the best teachers I've ever had. Feedback from Carmen Bermejo García to Vaughan Systems Ltd" ... See Lachlan Ayles'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 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 am a driven and enthusiastic tutor with over 8 years of tutoring experience. I have a passion for learning, and am currently completing a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at UCL.

Given my academic background, I have experience teaching GCSE, A level and undergraduate level Psychology. I also have experience tutoring creative writing, English literature / language, and maths.

I have spent time training and working at The Princeton Review in New York where I taught English as a second language to children and adults, and worked with highly driven students on US boarding school and university test preparation (SSATs, SATs, ACTs). I have a specialized knowledge of US higher education.

I have spent time working in a private children’s therapy clinic, and my career has lent itself to working with students with a diverse range of learning styles, including working with students with special learning needs (i.e. ADHD, autism spectrum, dyslexia / dyspraxia / dyscalculia etc).

I hold an MA in Clinical Psychology, and a BA in Sociology from the University of Toronto. I believe in recognising the unique potential in each of the students I work with. ...
I specialise in US exam preparation, reading comprehension, Art History, English (writing and literature), History, and French language. I have benefitted from one-on-one tutoring throughout my education in order to prepare for standardized tests (ISEE/SSAT, SAT/ACT, GRE), which helped me build confidence and was a huge factor in my success. Having grown up in Manhattan and having attended boarding school and university in the US, I am intimately acquainted with the American educational system and the testing and admissions processes for US high schools and universities. Because of my background, I am well equipped to provide admission advice and counselling.

In New York, I attended a private, all-girls school, Convent of the Sacred Heart, before continuing my education at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Connecticut. At Choate, I took many Advanced Placement and honors courses. I achieved a 35 (of 36) on my ACT and 5's on my Art History, French, English Literature, and European History AP exams. I attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee where I double-majored in Art History and French. Before beginning my graduate studies in September 2019, in order to improve my German, I attended the Middlebury College Intensive Summer Language Program in Middlebury, Vermont, an 8 week, immersive program where all classes and socialising are conducted in German. I moved to London in 2019 to attend the master's programme in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute (M.A. distinction, 2020; course: German Modernism: Politics, Utopia, and Times of Turmoil).

I am now the Project Curator of an online journal and exhibition space affiliated with MIT on art and migration and Performa director RoseLee Goldberg's research assistant for the fourth edition of her book Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present, focusing on performance and new media from 2010 onward. ...
I am currently at King's College London, studying for a Masters degree in War Studies. Previously, I studied Classics for 4 years at the University of St Andrews, specialising in Roman Comedy and the Greek symposium. I attended Haileybury & Imperial Service College, a coeducational independent school in Hertfordshire, from the age of 11 through to 18, achieving a school record in the 11+ entrance exam. ...
I have taught at 3 major UK boarding schools: Eton College (current); Harrow School and St Edward's School, Oxford. I have also taught in the state sector, and therefore have experience working with students of all abilities. I have over 10 years of experience as a private tutor.

I have a degree in PPE for the University of Oxford, and a PGCE in Mathematics. I have 7 A Levels (all A grade) including Mathematics and Further Mathematics, which enables me to teach a broad range of subjects and give a balanced perspective.

My tutoring philosophy: It is essential for the student to spend as much time as possible thinking and answering questions during tutorials. A good tutor will ask the right questions at the right time to allow the student to make connections. I provide them with the necessary structure and careful prompts to guide them towards better understanding.

I am passionate about giving young people opportunities to improve. I love seeing students experience "lightbulb moments". I have taught all of my adult life in some of the best schools in the world.

I am a very keen sportsman. I have represented Wales at hockey and earned multiple Oxford Blues whilst at university. I also enjoy playing the piano to relax. ...
I’m a first class graduate with over a thousand hours of tutoring under my belt. I grew up in London and was educated at the highly selective Graveney School in South West London before going on to read English Literature at Warwick University (most competitive course in the country) where I achieved the third highest degree in my year. I come from a family of writers - and high achievers! I achieved one of the top five marks in the country for my English Literature GCSE and I bring this standard of excellence to all my teaching.

After graduating I went on to work in schools, discovering a passion for education whilst working as both a teacher and SEN specialist in both Secondary and Primary schools. Since becoming a private tutor I have taught a range of subjects and ages and have even spent two years working as the Household Tutor for an American-Iranian family, teaching a boy from pre-school to KS2 (ages 4 to 7).

Early Years and Primary are my specialty but I teach a lot of subjects - everything up to GCSE and all Humanities up to and including undergraduate, as well as 7+, 11+, 13+ (Westminster, Harrow, Eton Pre-test) and US exams. I also am available for residential and Skype tuition. ...
I am a Medieval and Renaissance literary historian. I have a BA in Philosophy (cum laude), a PhD in English Literature, a master's in Classics from the University of Oxford, for which I was awarded the top distinction in my year, and recently held an AHRC-funded postdoc on the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge (2019-2020) to explore how cultures remembered and forgot the European religious reformations in the early modern period. An American and British citizen, I have academic and cultural experience on both sides of the Atlantic. As a teenager I also lived a few years in Sofia, Bulgaria, attending an exceptional school in Eastern Europe that offered the IB Diploma. My interdisciplinary academic background and training means I am competent to teach at the crossroads of a number of disciplines. I am enthusiastic about motivating all kinds of people of all ages to pursue knowledge. My greatest piece of advice to students is to help them see that enjoying study is the best way to mature and flourish intellectually. ...
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 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 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. ...