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 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.

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.

Maths and English, SSAT | Arthur House

"Arthur enjoyed a good rapport with my children and engaged them extremely well. He was accommodating and organised. I am happy to recommend Arthur as a tutor and am confident that he will do well teaching students at any level." ... See Arthur House's tutoring profile.

English | Dr Jasmine Jagger

"I have no hesitation in fully recommending Jasmine as a private tutor. She supported my son through his GCSE and ‘A’ level years, not only by competently helping him develop the literacy skills he needed, but by keeping him engaged and motivated. Focussed, fun and fantastic; we were so lucky to find her." ... See Dr Jasmine Jagger'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.

English, 7+ and 11+ | Camille Goodman

"Camille Goodman tutored my son on a regular basis twice a week in 2015. During her time at University she continued tutoring him and my daughter during the holidays. My children were 6 and 8 years old at the time. During that time she has always shown to be reliable, the children loved her and most of all made huge improvements, especially with creative writing." ... See Camille Goodman's tutoring profile.

11+ English | Elisa Mitrofan

"Elisa worked with my daughter, aged 10, for around four months in preparation for her 11+ exams for English. My daughter said she was exceptionally helpful, and helped her focus on the type of questions she would face in her English exams and methods for improving her writing. My daughter found her patient, considerate and helpful in her approach. What is more, she made the sessions interesting enough that my daughter was able to concentrate and focus for 90 minutes, and come out happy and smiling at the end of each session! " ... See Elisa Mitrofan'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.

English GCSE | Patrick Alexander

"Patrick tutored my son in English Language and Literature leading up to his GCSE's in 2017. My son had struggled a little in both English subjects, achieving mostly C grades in year 10, and certainly we felt that he could achieve more but seemed somehow 'stuck'. With Patrick's help he went on to achieve 9's (A* ) in both subjects. The tutoring sessions were focused and my son was motivated to work hard both during the sessions and in the follow up work set by Patrick. The extra work was sometimes set during the session or via follow up email. Patrick had a great rapport with my son which was crucial to the success of the sessions. They both worked hard but were also able to have a laugh. My son was fully engaged, relaxed and dare I say it, actually quite enjoyed them! I highly recommend Patrick." ... See Patrick Alexander'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 am an outgoing tutor with an enthusiasm to help students engage with and enjoy their education. I value learning as a way of coming to understand the world and what is going on around you!

My A-Levels helped me to shape a way of thinking that then led to my degree in Anthropology at UCL, for which I received a 1st. This was one of the most exciting and stimulating decisions I made, and I thoroughly enjoyed each moment of my course.

I am confident in teaching a broad base of humanities and languages, and hope to have the chance to inspire some students in doing so! ...
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 conferences for a international think tank, most notably 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 then went on to teach History at Rugby School, a top-tier boarding school in the Midlands, where I taught students between the ages of 13 to 18 years. I was also a pastoral tutor in a boarding house, where I was responsible for helping the sixth form students with their university and UCAS applications. From September 2019 I will be teaching part-time at South Hampstead High School in London, as well as being Scholar in Residence at Wimbledon High School.

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 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 am a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where I received a first-class MPhil in Politics. At Oxford, I was a Rhodes Scholar at New College, and I served as Tutor in politics at Keble College. Prior to my arrival in the United Kingdom, I attended Brown University, where I double-majored in history and economics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation in 2014, I spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I am fluent in both American and British education systems — and have a passion for education, more broadly. My areas of expertise are maths, history, Spanish, College Counselling and preparation across the board. ...
I've been tutoring and working with children part time since I finished school in 2014, and have 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 23 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. ...
Enthusiastic and experienced Oxford Economics and Management graduate, with 10 years of teaching experience and varying techniques I tailor my approach to each and every student. ...
I graduated from Durham University in 2012 with a degree in Natural Sciences, specialising in Biology and Psychology. Shortly after graduating, I moved to London to begin work as a Medical Writer. This involved writing a variety of documents for the pharmaceutical industry for new or developing medical drugs.

In 2015 I made the change into teaching. I studied teaching with Goldsmith's University and specialised in Secondary Science. For two years I have been a professional Science teacher based in South East London. I teach pupils aged 11-18, teaching Chemistry, Biology and Physics to GCSE and Biology A-level. I am an enthusiastic and committed teacher and am passionate about helping young people to understand and enjoy science. I encourage pupils to think on their own, scaffolding their learning and slowly taking away training wheels so they have the confidence and self-belief to make progress on their own. ...
I'm a Postgraduate Medical Student and Oxford University Graduate with a passion for adventure and learning from every opportunity that life offers! I’m a tutor with a broad academic background who has a particular interest in helping kids who lack academic motivation or generally could do with an extra role model. ...
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. ...