English Literature Tutoring

We provide english literature tutoring from Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League graduates. They teach core skills and exam prep for UK, US, IB, and undergraduate exams. We select tutors who set an example in this regard and can demonstrate to students what a love of literature can do for their minds as well as their career.

English Literature Tutoring

We provide english literature tutoring from Oxford, Cambridge and Ivy League graduates. They teach core skills and exam prep for UK, US, IB, and undergraduate exams. We select tutors who set an example in this regard and can demonstrate to students what a love of literature can do for their minds as well as their career.

English Literature

English Literature Tutoring

At Wentworth Education we see great English teaching as the hallmark of a talented tutor. This subject, alongside Mathematics, forms the essential academic foundation of any student at any level. As such it is perhaps our most carefully cultivated department. Our English tutors are selected for their exceptional qualifications in this subject. They are Oxford and Cambridge DPhil researchers, trainee Barristers, Ivy League graduates and even heads of department from some of England’s most prestigious schools.

English Books

However, a dazzling array of academic credentials is not enough to secure a place as a top English tutor on our books. Our tutors are, first and foremost, lifelong readers. Nothing motivates a student more than the company of a teacher who radiates intellectual curiosity and a passion for reading. We select tutors who set an example in this regard and can demonstrate to students what a love of literature can do for their minds as well as their career.

Our approach to English tutoring is based around the core skills that make up most of the examination questions a student will encounter. We look at a new pupil’s reading comprehension, textual analysis, creative writing and essay technique. The broad applicability of these skills is what makes really good English tutoring so beneficial. If a student can learn to read with a sharp eye for detail, and write with insight and clarity, they will flourish in every academic discipline.

English Literature Examinations

As a result of the breadth of qualifications that our tutors possess we are able to offer tutoring of the highest calibre across the complete range of both British and American schooling. We can provide specialist tuition in English Literature for:


Selected English Literature Testimonials

Please see below some example English Literature 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 Literature Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.

English IB | Patrick Alexander

"Quite simply, the best teacher I have ever had." ... See Patrick Alexander'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 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.

English Literature - Primary KS1 | Teuta Day

"That was absolutely brilliant. Teuta shows fantastic promise and is a brilliant young teacher. The children adored the session and have been inspired to create their own illustrations of the play." ... 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.

English Literature A Level | Andrew Dickinson

"Andrew, as a tutor, was extremely attentive and helpful. His insight and advice was invaluable and helped me to achieve an A* at A Level. Apart from this, his strengths were his passion for the topics and the way he inspired in me a love for English Literature." ... See Andrew Dickinson's tutoring profile.

8+ English | John Phipps

"John's nurture and passion to inspire a love for literature and all-round support for the child is so wonderful. In a very short time John has completely changed my daughters connection with novels and stories. After three sessions with John my daughter came home beaming holding an award for excellence in reading and expression." ... See John Phipps'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.

Eleven Plus English, Maths and Reasoning | Rosalind McAlpine

"Rosalind tutored both our girls for their eleven plus exams in Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. The girls absolutely loved Rosalind and respected her hugely. She inspired them to work hard and achieve the results they wanted. Rosalind tutored them both weekly and also stayed with us for a week over the Summer Holidays and was an absolute delight to have stay. She has wonderful character and is a pleasure to have around. More importantly our girls both got into all their schools thanks to Rosalind's help. I would highly recommend Rosalind as a tutor. Megan Taylor" ... See Rosalind McAlpine's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our English Literature Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the English Literature 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 Literature Tutors can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

After finishing two degrees from Stanford and Kingston Universities (covering a range of topics from philosophy of religion and mathematics to critical theory) I am now preparing to teach philosophy in prisons and studying to become a psychoanalyst. ...
I have a first-class degree in Education, English and Drama from St John's College, the University of Cambridge and a great deal of teaching experience both internationally and in the UK. With a body of educational thought behind my work, I've lectured on William Shakespeare in The Cayman Islands, the US and Switzerland (among other venues). Working with touring theatre groups I have expertise in theatrical texts and classical plays. I taught at an independent secondary school in Bath, preparing students for their GCSE and A-Level examinations and taking responsibility for A-Level coursework. After applying my educational experience to the corporate sector I have returned to Freelance teaching full-time. ...
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. ...
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 am a friendly, encouraging teacher with over a decade's experience, particularly with students aged 11-13. Since graduating from Cambridge 13 years ago I have taught students of all sorts of abilities and ages (5-58) anywhere from Notting Hill to Nairobi. My curiosity about the world has drawn me to journalism as well as teaching. I worked at the Telegraph for two years and now I write about arts and culture for The Economist’s 1843, The Spectator and Apollo magazines. I am also the co-author of 'What on Earth is Going On? A Crash Course in Current Affairs' (HarperCollins, 2009 - Sunday Times 'Stocking Filler of the Year'). Both my teaching and writing are informed by a desire to understand the world, and to help others do so too. ...
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 am a literary scholar of the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Recently I held a position on the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge (2018-2019) as a postdoctoral research associate for a project that explored how cultures remembered and forgot the European religious reformations of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. My interdisciplinary academic background and training means I am competent in teaching at the crossroads of a number of disciplines. I hold a BA in philosophy (2008-2012) from a private liberal arts college outside of Chicago, Illinois. In my junior year, I attended the University of Oxford and gained a first-class distinction in my philosophy of religion module. After graduation, I moved to England where I began a PhD in English Language & Literature at the University of York (2013-2016). The day after submitting my doctorate, I started a Master's in Greek and/or Latin Languages & Literature at Oriel College, Oxford (2016-2017). I was awarded the top distinction in my year and course in the Classics Faculty for my submitted written work and exams.

As an American and British citizen, I have academic and cultural experience on both sides of the Atlantic. I also spent half my teen years growing up in Sofia, Bulgaria, attending an exceptional school in Eastern Europe that offered the IB Diploma. I am enthusiastic about motivating all kinds of people of all ages to pursue knowledge, and remain firmly convinced that enjoying a curriculum is the best way to mature and flourish intellectually. ...
My name is Sam and I am a would-be barrister with a particular interest in medical law and its associated ethics. I got to the Bar course, where I am currently, via Oxford, KCL and a little northern town where I grew up with my Mum and Dad.

After a whirlwind of youth in school and college, I managed to stay just about upright and with a decent record of attainment to see me out of the door with something of a course plotted. I like to think I did a little here and there to help some of my friends out along the way.

I took plenty of opportunities to hear my own voice, with debating and mooting competitions dotting my CV. I like to think I've learned to control my verbosity and use it only for the forces of good now.

Oxford was an education in many more ways than one and the fabled tutorial teaching was a reinvigoration in the power and enjoyment that exists in a focused teaching session. My friends are I'm sure all delighted that I have adopted the method whenever I'm trying to teach them something important .... even if they don't always want to hear it.

When I manage to put work and my oratory to one side, I try to balance it all out with a healthy smattering of song, dance, tea and cake. Because that's what life's really all about. ...
I am a very experienced teacher of languages and have taught students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. I love being part of the process of enabling students to achieve their potential and have spent many years working in classrooms, one to one tutoring as well as designing the new qualifications for A level and GCSE for one of the exam boards. This has given me an excellent understanding of their requirements as well as how to prepare for success in the new qualifications. ...
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. ...