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.

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.

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 future trainee solicitor at Linklaters LLP and am about to commence studying for my LPC professional qualification. I have a First Class degree from Oxford in Classics (Literae Humaniores), 3 A*s (English Literature, Latin, Ancient Greek) and 1 A (History) at A level, and 12 A*s at GCSE. This year I have been tutoring students for Latin and Ancient Greek A levels, and also offer tutoring in English Literature and History A levels, and most subjects at GCSE (available on request). ...
I am a postgraduate Economics student at UCL with three years of tutoring experience. After graduating from the University of Oxford with BA Economics & Management in 2016, I worked in the asset management industry for two years before starting my Master’s at UCL in September. I have been tutoring since 2016, focussing on Oxford & Cambridge university entrance for students applying for Economics, Economics & Management, Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), Geography, Land Economy, Experimental Psychology, Human Sciences, Psychology and Philosophy. I grew up in Buckinghamshire, UK and before attending Oxford I completed my A Levels in Maths, Further Maths, History and Economics. ...
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 am a qualified teacher, two-time author, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I have four degrees in history, education, theology, and political thought. I have studied at Cambridge University (MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History) and I am currently doing my DPhil in History at the University of Oxford. I am a passionate tutor with years of experience (both tutoring and being tutored) and I'm excited to help everyone I can achieve their academic dreams! ...
Caitlin is currently in her final year of Kings college London Graduate medical school. She has been working for Wentworth since 2015 focusing on US school and college admissions. She is a dual (US and UK) citizen who graduated with a BA in Neurobiology and Anthropology from Harvard University in 2015. In Harvard, she worked for Veritas Education for 2 years and travelled to China to work as both a teacher and US college consultant. She also tutored children with Autism throughout college. Researching and teaching children who have learning difficulties is one of her main interests. Before Harvard she completed her GCSE's and A-levels (Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geography) in the UK. Alongside her final year of A-levels she completed the SAT and SAT II exams and went through the US college application process alongside her UK UCAS application. She is well versed in the various US entrance exams and the US application process. ...
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. ...
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 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. ...
I’m a postgraduate medical student at King’s College London and Bristol University graduate with a passion for a wide range of subjects. Studying humanities to A level, focusing on crop genetics during my undergraduate degree and now working to become a doctor translates well into tutoring a varied curriculum and ensures I’ve had plenty of experience in the process of learning. I'm an enthusiastic tutor; effective tutoring raises children’s confidence and gives them skills which they can take far beyond our sessions, which is my favourite aspect of the job. ...