Humanities Tutoring

An education is never complete without study of the humanities. We offer instruction in geography, history, philosophy, economics and art history. Please read below and contact us to discuss your needs.

Humanities Tutoring

An education is never complete without study of the humanities. We offer instruction in geography, history, philosophy, economics and art history. Please read below and contact us to discuss your needs.

Our Humanities Tutors

Our tutors here at Wentworth Education understand that to study the humanities well, you need both a microscope and a telescope; a microscope because you need to pay attention to the very smallest details (Why does this poem have 14 lines and not 15? Why did French Kings wear red high heels? Why did Nixon and Khrushchev end up publicly arguing about washing machines?); and a telescope, because you can’t forget the broader view – the large questions about humanity – in which both we and our subjects are enmeshed. Studying the humanities with a Wentworth Education tutor provides all that and more.

Humanities Tutoring At All Levels

We offer tutoring in all of the humanities at all levels and for all ability levels. Simply contact us for a consultation, or follow the links below to read more about what we offer.

History

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... read more.

Geography

Studying the natural and human world brings students a much deeper understanding of how the world works and allows them to understand the many factors that affect their daily lives, both societal and natural... read more.

Economics

Economics is an increasingly popular subject and lies at the centre of the modern world; its understanding is necessary for successful and effective policy and business decisions... read more.

Philosophy

Philosophy, the study of how to think, can be a profoundly rewarding subject to delve into. Our tutors can break down the complicated language of philosophy while honing and challenging the ideas of any young philosopher... read more.

History of Art

History of Art is an enriching subject for those with a passion for visual culture and the arts. The study of History of Art gives students the opportunity to engage with objects from all over the world, and in doing so, to learn about the periods and places from which they originate... read more.

Architecture

Architecture is a multifaceted discipline that brings practical skills together with the study of period, style and theory. Concerned with the making of places, the subject gives students the opportunity to consider broad questions about the way human beings live together... read more.

If you have a special request please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs. We can connect you with specialists in any humanistic field, from American History to Philosophy.

Why Study Humanities?

Humanities are at the very core of a truly liberal education and have been for many centuries. Why? The humanities illuminate the human experience in all its varied ways: how we understand the past (history), how we deal with the puzzles and problems posed by existence (philosophy), how we narrate our stories (literature) and how we express ourselves through the visual arts and music. At Wentworth Education, our tutors are committed to sharing their passion for all branches of humanistic study – from history and philosophy to literature, from art to music.

History of Art Tutoring at with Wentworth Education

We believe that studying the humanities is one of the most educationally challenging, rewarding and frankly useful things one can ever do. It is deeply challenging because there are no easy answers: in fact, there are far more shades of grey than black and white. In Douglas Adams’ comic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is 42! If only it were that simple. Humanistic subjects constantly open up discussion rather than shutting it down. They force students to engage with difference and diversity. Our tutors are adept at getting students embroiled in deep discussions, enabling them to lose their fears of having and expressing opinions, their disinclination for disagreement and debate. Our tutors seek to make students ask pertinent questions, provide reasoned answers and engage in reasonable debate.

Studying the humanities is also an immensely rewarding experience. We are constantly being invited to think broadly and openly about everything human, and to exercise that thinking muscle critically, creatively and contextually. We are always asking for reasons and analysing consequences. In our classes, we have the intellectual luxury of poring over an ancient marble statue, a medieval epic poem, a Beethoven symphony, or the Declaration of Independence and giving these products of human culture – even genius – the attention they deserve.

But studying the humanities itself isn’t a luxury. It is supremely useful in a number of ways. Without the humanities, we can have no genuine understanding of our contemporary world. We wouldn’t know what makes particular societies and cultures tick. Our knowledge would merely skim the surface of current affairs. Studying humanistic subjects rectifies this, puts our world in context, gives us a clearer vision. Moreover, the humanities are an ideal training ground for developing the skills of critical reading, writing and analysis. These are skills of life-long value. Students will learn to communicate their ideas in clear, cogent and coherent writing.

Selected Humanities Testimonials

Please see below some example Humanities 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 Humanities 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.

Starting Maths Tutoring During COVID-19 | Wentworth Education Private Tutoring

"[My daughter] started math lessons with [your tutor] and she likes her a lot."

A Level Economics | William Alderton

"Will is an experienced and talented teacher who possesses expert subject knowledge and a clear understanding of how to relate to students of different ages and to cater to their individual needs." ... See William Alderton'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.

AQA A-Level Philosophy | Simon Dungate

"I have known Simon for 5 years since he joined Tonbridge School. He tutored my daughter for two terms in her Upper Sixth year. Prior to his excellent tutoring she had been sat on grade C. Thanks to him she secured grade A. Simon is an outstanding tutor. He prepares his lessons very carefully, always ensures that his students understand difficult concepts with real world examples they can relate to. My daughter found his lessons very interesting and came back enthused about the subject and motivated to work. He focuses on both the subject content and the requirements for the passing the examination with an high grade. A truly inspiring and excellent tutor who carries our whole-hearted endorsement. " ... See Simon Dungate's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our Humanities Tutors

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

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. ...
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 grew up in London, and was in school at Godolphin and Latymer before deciding to head to the US to attend Phillips Academy, Andover for high school. I then went on to study History of Art at Harvard University where I graduated magna cum laude with high honors. After two years working at an art gallery in New York, I returned to London where I received my Master's degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art. I have since returned to New York where I am working toward my PhD at CUNY Graduate Center.

Throughout my education I have benefitted form tutoring to help me achieve my academic goals and I understand how effective one-on-one teaching can be in preparing for big tests, catching up in a specific subject, and also building confidence. I am particularly experienced in helping students prepare for US independent and boarding school entrance examinations (ISEE, SSAT) and in working with students who need help with their personal essays or general applications for boarding school or university. As an alumni admission representative at Phillips Academy, I have worked with many students who are working on preparing applications to boarding schools and enjoy helping them to identify their strengths and use those to build a strong application. ...
I graduated in 2014 with a Double First in Modern and Medieval Languages from Trinity College, Cambridge, where I specialised in French and Spanish. Following my B.A., I received a full academic scholarship to undertake a MPhil in Management at Judge Business School, Cambridge, where I studied Finance and completed a consulting project with Lloyds Banking Group. In 2016, I obtained a M.A. in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, with a particular focus on French eighteenth-century works. I have variously worked in the worlds of art, fashion and music, from interning with Picasso's granddaughter in Paris, to working at Tom Ford and Sotheby's in London. I also helped to raise £10 million to build a new theatre for charity organisation Grange Park Opera. As a tutor, I specialise in French and Spanish language and literature, essay-writing skills, CV and personal statement advice. ...
I am a professional Musician and have been teaching professionally at the highest level for the last 10 years. I've been a freelance conductor pianist and singer for the last decade and in that time I have been privately tutoring for that entire time teaching music as well as maths and the sciences. I have also worked in the classroom and as outreach teacher for multiple different Music and education outreach companies. ...
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. ...
A personable, articulate Cambridge graduate, who loves working with young people. I’m a natural problem solver, with a strong desire to ensure the success of my students. My strengths as a tutor involve creating a calm, non-judgemental space to learn, which I find allows students to develop their confidence and discover their talents.

At school, I combined a stellar rugby career, playing to a county standard, with academic excellence, achieving top grade A-Levels across the board, and earning a place at the University of Cambridge. I graduated from the University of Cambridge with a very solid 2.1 degree in Theology and Religious Studies in 2013. In my final year at Cambridge, I was the captain of the Clare College University Challenge team, making the quarter finals of the nationally televised competition.

My desire to teach began while I was still at school: Aged 16, I volunteered teaching English in my lunch breaks at my local primary school, and mentoring younger students at my own school who were not achieving their potential.

I have always been attracted to a wide range of challenges. After graduating from Cambridge, I began training as a secondary school RE teacher. I then pursued a career in fundraising, spending the last two years with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in London. I am now exploring training as a psychotherapist. ...
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. ...
A young tutor with a very strong academic background and significant tutoring experience.

Gained an academic and all-rounder scholarship to Wellington College, where he achieved 13 A*'s at GCSE (2013), and 3 A's at A level (2015). Following this, he gained a place at the University of Oxford, Wadham College, to study Classics. There he specialised in Ancient History in his final year, achieving a strong 2:1 overall.

During university holidays he tutored privately for 3 years in a range of subjects at a range of levels (nearly all subjects from 11+ up to GCSE level). For one year he also served as a volunteer reader in a local school to kids aged 8+.

Following university he trained to be an English teacher to adult professionals in Barcelona. After this, he trained to teach English to kids up to teenagers at a language school in Barcelona. On the side he continues to tutor a wide range of subjects at a wide range of levels. ...
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. ...