History Tutoring

We offer private tutoring in history online and in Greater London. We can prepare for US and UK exams and university entrance. Whether your interest lies in the ancient, the medieval, the modern world or in up-to-the minute geopolitics, our history tutors are experts in enabling you to understand, analyse, debate and write about the staggering variety of humanity's past.

History Tutoring

We offer private tutoring in history online and in Greater London. We can prepare for US and UK exams and university entrance. Whether your interest lies in the ancient, the medieval, the modern world or in up-to-the minute geopolitics, our history tutors are experts in enabling you to understand, analyse, debate and write about the staggering variety of humanity's past.

History Tutoring

History Tutors

We have tutors on board who have taught all ages, at all levels, and to all abilities. That means that they will connect with you as an individual, with your particular learning style and needs. Our history tutors have all studied history at university; most in Oxford, Cambridge or one of the Ivy League Colleges. Some have done or are doing doctorates. They are passionate about communicating their interest in the past.

History Tutoring at Wentworth Education

History Tutoring

History tutoring at Wentworth Education takes many forms. You tell us your needs; we come up with a plan of action to meet those needs. If you struggle at essay-writing, for example, we focus on strategies to help you change a liability into an academic strength. We meet you, in short, where you are. Our aim is to bring you where you want to be and indeed, beyond.

We're In The Trenches With You

Don’t see the point of studying history but you need to, simply to meet requirements? Do see the point but don’t get the finer points? Like the stories but hate the sources? Love the subject but can’t write essays? Like your course but can’t understand why your work comes back scribbled over in red, and you can’t seem to get the results you want? Whatever your interest or need, we take this as our starting point. We go into the trenches together. We seek to enable you to meet any and all challenges.

History Exam Preparation

We know that exams can be stressful times. We know that history students often have difficulty in putting what they know onto paper. So many facts, so little time. We know that it’s hard to distinguish what is relevant from what is not. We know that it’s often easier to tell the story and forget the analysis. We know that under pressure, with the best will in the world, students don’t always answer questions as they should.

Our goal is to transform the exam experience for you. Yes, it is about better results; but it is also equally about giving you excellent transferable skills – like concentration under pressure, time management, revision note-taking, planning.

For revision, we recommend focused and intense sessions held regularly. We identify the types of questions involved and the particular challenges a student faces. We review homework, practice tests and mock exams to identify issues. And then begins the task of resolving difficulties, of making a student feel confident of their own knowledge and skills going into an exam. We believe that you’ll go into an exam, marching not quivering. History doesn’t have to repeat itself.

Selected History Testimonials

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

Texas History | David Wilkinson

"Thank you Mr. Wilkinson for making Texas History so much fun. Me and [my friend] will really miss this class!" ... See David Wilkinson's tutoring profile.

History | Robert Belok

"Tutored me in history for 2 months; I found Robbie to be kind, friendly, approachable, knowledgeable and very patient with me! Left each session having felt that I'd come on in leaps and bounds through his precise, measured, and personally-tailored approach." ... See Robert Belok's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our History Tutors

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

I am an experienced and enthusiastic tutor with classroom teaching experience, who is genuinely passionate about History and its relevance today. I graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford in 2017 after having studied History. I have since worked at Eton College in the History department and (more recently) as the College's Filmmaker-in-Residence.

At Eton, I was part of a 3 person team working with History Oxbridge applicants three times a week, advising on every step of the admissions process. This has included advice on personal statements, marking History Aptitude Tests, and carrying out mock-Oxbridge interviews for both the Eton students and applicants from other schools. In the year 2017/18, we received more Oxbridge offers than any other department in the school. I have also worked on the Eton Universities Summer School for the last four years running, teaching history and working as a tutor. ...
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 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 grew up trilingual between the UK, France and Italy and went on to study at the University of Cambridge, where I was twice awarded a scholarship by my college. I took a 1st in Modern Languages at Part I (French, Italian and Ukrainian), and on my return from a year abroad spent working in Paris and Rome, took a 2:1 in Politics and International Relations at Part II. On achieving 13 A* at GCSE and an A* in French A Level aged 15, I was awarded an academic scholarship to Shrewsbury School for sixth form, where I became the first female Head of School. At Shrewsbury, I obtained 3 A*s at A Level (Latin, History, Spanish) and a D1 in Pre-U Principal Course French. My D1 was the highest mark in the country. I am currently doing an MA in International Security at Sciences Po Paris. I have always loved learning and seek to inspire an intellectual curiosity in my students. ...
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 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 home-schooling specialist and trained teacher, with a Cambridge first-class degree and experience working at a top UK boarding school. Having taught classes of students of wide-ranging abilities, I am aware of the importance of catering for the specific needs of individuals; this is what primarily draws me to tutoring. There is nothing more satisfying than having the time to sit and work through the challenges that a particular student is facing, one-to-one. As a teacher, I know the value that this can add to both their achievement and also their enjoyment of schoolwork. So often seemingly overwhelming problems are born of a simple misunderstanding which can be quickly ironed out within individual tutor time, and I thoroughly enjoy getting to know the individual learning styles and interests of my students. ...
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 a Double First Cambridge University Historian with 45 points in the IB and an experienced tutor in History, English and Maths from Year 5 upwards.

As well as delivering strong subject knowledge I am particularly keen on developing students' learning and revising techniques, such as how to write essays that tick all the boxes in the markscheme and to structure revision notes so that they map exactly how the student's brain will access information in an exam. To an extent anyone can impart content to students, so learning techniques are where I feel I deliver the most value added.

I have taught and tutored students with a range of different abilities. As well as tutoring for nearly a decade, I have worked at a school in New Zealand where all the pupils were from lower income backgrounds, and for Lanterna IB revision classes where for many students, English was not a first language, and for others there were huge gaps in their understanding of the syllabus. I am confident in tailoring learning to students of all different backgrounds and levels of confidence. ...
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. ...