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.

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 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. ...
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 have just returned to the UK after 20 months in New Delhi, India, where I was working as an Education Consultant and teaching the SAT and ACT. I gained my undergraduate degree from Cambridge University, and have over three years experience teaching students from Primary age up to GCSE. I am open to residential positions and roles involving travel. I love to engage my pupils in extra-curricular activities such as sports, arts and crafts, trips and days out, and educational visits. ...
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. ...
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015, where I studied French and Italian. Since then, I have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction and I am currently studying for the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Moorgate. I have been working as a tutor for four years, with a particular focus on language tuition, Oxbridge applications and tutoring for the 11+. For me, tutoring is an incredibly rewarding experience. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to watch my tutees make progress not only in terms of their academic ability but also in developing self-confidence and a love for learning overall. ...
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. ...
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. ...
I was educated at Reigate Grammar School in Surrey and went on to read Philosophy and Theology at Oriel College, Oxford. At Oxford I was able to study a broad array of papers ranging from Metaphysics to Ecclesiastical History, and attained the top mark across the entirety of the Philosophy Faculty in the Aristotelian Ethics finals paper. I began my teaching career in a one-year post as a Graduate Assistant at St Edward’s School, Oxford, before moving to Ardingly College, where I completed a PGCE through Buckingham University. I have been a teacher at Tonbridge School since 2015, where I have held a diverse range of sporting and pastoral responsibilities, including being Assistant Housemaster of a boys’ boarding house. Currently I am halfway through a part-time MA in Philosophy at Birkbeck, University of London. ...
I've been tutoring and working with children part time since I finished school in 2014, and have just 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 16 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. ...