I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Find out about who are teachers are and their backgrounds to how we select our tutors.
Our Tutor Guarantee to Parents
Our select tutors have demonstrated a passion for teaching either by choosing it as a profession or entering a profession that demands an extensive high level of teaching (postgraduate education, medicine, and music education). The majority of our tutors are Oxford and Cambridge educated and have considerable experience in the subject area that they teach. All of our tutors have been vetted with the relevant documentation and have passed a 1-on-1 interview with one of our Head Tutors. See below for some short profiles of a few of our tutors and our tutor guarantee to you.
- We Know Them Personally: We personally know all of our tutors and can personally vouch for their commitment, enthusiasm, professionalism and expertise. This means, unlike other agencies, we have personally assessed each of our tutor's teaching abilities. We can therefore hand pick which tutors we believe will be the best fit for you and your child and which ones will be the best tutors to help your child achieve their particular goals. We never mass-market email your request out to all our tutors.
- Great Academics: All our tutors have attended world-class universities including Oxford and Cambridge and have always achieved top grades through their whole academic and/or professional careers. Nonetheless, our tutors aren't stuck in an intellectual ivory tower, they know what it's like at the coal face and understand how to help their students learn.
- Extensive Teaching Experience: Many of our tutors are full time or retired teachers from Britain's top schools; our teachers really are second to none and bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the tutoring-table. Our tutors who aren't qualified teachers have all been tutors for years and have a proven track record.
- Highly Selective: To become a tutor with Wentworth Education you don't just need to have a excellent academics and extensive teaching experience. Once potential tutors apply with a CV and cover letter they need to pass our rigorous selection process. We reject well over 90% of all tutors who apply to us. Tutors must have two references (one teaching specific, one academic) and pass a 1-on-1 interview with our Head Tutor, where they need to teach us a mock lesson.
- Supportive & Collaborative: We stay in regular contact with our tutors and clients and check-in with them every month to make sure everything is going well and if there's anything we can do to help. Our tutors also keep you and their students up to speed and will provide you with regular feedback (like a school report card).
- Always Looking To Improve: We support our professional tutors, providing educational improvement opportunities and always ask our clients for extensive feedback - so we can be better.
- DBS Check & Right To Work: All our tutors have the necessary DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) documentation and have the legal right to work in the UK as a sole trader (it is impotant to check this when using a tutor - most foreign students can't legally be self employed tutors).
Selected Profiles of our excellent
Please see below some example profiles of the excellent Tutors that we represent, which you can filter by subject. 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.
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Jannis Bulian – Private Tutor in London
Jannis has a BSc in Joint Maths and Computer Science from Imperial College London, an MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science from Oxford and he is currently a PhD student in Cambridge. Both at Imperial College and at Cambridge Jannis has been involved with teaching undergraduates as a tutor/supervisor in various courses, several also containing programming and programming in Java. He has also gained experience using Java in a professional context while interning at Google three times. ...... Jannis Bulian
Henry Hall – Private Tutor in West London
I recently studied Modern Languages & Management at undergraduate level at Cambridge, won the Eton College Spanish prize, earned top grades at GCSE, AS level & A Level and was awarded a Scholarship in Modern Languages in my 1st year at Cambridge. I have received a lot of tutoring along the way so am familiar with what works and what doesn't. From my experience, the best tutors make grammar, literary analysis & learning simple but also highly engaging. I enjoy teaching at all levels from GCSE to University Admissions and find it very satisfying to see my tutees progress and enjoy the sessions. I'm sociable, play a lot of sport in my free time and love to travel. Please do get in contact if you have any questions! ...
James Johnston – Private Tutor in London
I graduated from Harvard University in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and now live in the UK where I am currently rowing for the Great Britain Senior team. I have been tutoring students for a number of years, both privately and with various agencies. My main motivation is assisting aspiring students achieve their goals. Although I attended high school in South Africa, I am very familiar with the GCSE and A - Level syllabi, along with the SAT and SAT II exams. I am well versed with the various US entrance exams and the US college application process. ...
Sam Groom – Private Tutor in Central London, West London, Hampshire, and Berkshire
Having recently graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, with first-class honours in Modern and Medieval Languages, I am excited to share my enthusiasm for language, literature and culture with others. Throughout my education I have benefitted from outstanding teaching, delivered in a wide range of styles but united by a love of the subject matter and the creativity required to make a given language relevant to the world of the pupil. I have often told my friends, when they insist that they "can't do languages", that anyone can learn a language if they find the method that suits them. I work with each of my tutees to find the most efficient and enjoyable language-learning techniques for them as an individual, and to inspire them to strengthen their relationship with the language independently.
I passionately believe not only that learning languages improves us as individuals members of society by giving us direct access to treasures of world culture, broadening our cultural horizons and inviting us to step into others' shoes, but also that learning a language can and should be easy, rewarding and fun. In an age of advanced language-learning software, a personal tutor is indispensable in ascertaining and maintaining the best approach for each learner. ...
Sienna Smallman – Private Tutor in South London
As a graduate of Cambridge University, I am seeking tutoring work whilst I complete my Legal Practice Course before starting my career as a commercial solicitor. I am a highly motivated and experienced tutor who has a strong passion for helping students of any age and ability achieve their academic goals. I have a friendly and open demeanour and I seek to inspire confidence and intellectual curiosity in those I work with. In terms of academic qualifications, I achieved the highest A-Level grades on record at my school and won two GDST (Girls Day School Trust) academic prizes for English Literature and Government and Politics.
I began my higher education at the Ivy League institution, the University of Pennsylvania. Unfortunately due to a family illness, I returned home to the UK after a term and chose to pursue my undergraduate degree closer to home at Cambridge University where I balanced strong academic results with numerous sporting and extra-curricular achievements. I therefore have experience with both UK (including Oxbridge) and US application processes. ...
Kaur Aare Saar – Private Tutor in Oxford
I graduated from University of Cambridge in 2017 with MEng degree specialising in Information Engineering. My final project was on the borderline of robotics and machine learning by developing a machine learning based optimisation algorithm to improve the performance of robots. During high school, I was very passionate about olympiads. I was awarded several medals and prizes at International Mathematical Olympiad and International Physics Olympiad in Estonian national teams. After finishing high school I joined the Estonian National committees of physics and mathematics olympiad and I have been tutoring current high school students for international olympiads in the training camps. ...
Anneli Tostar – Private Tutor in North London
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. ...
James Woolsey – Professional Teacher in Central London
I am qualified Geography teacher and have experience teaching in four different schools. I am a geography specialist and have over 5 years experience helping KS3, GCSE and A Level students.
After an initial spell in financial services, I was clear that my passion was for teaching and education more broadly. I have taught Geography and English at Collingham Sixth Form College and was Head of Geography at Campbell Harris Independent College. In 2018 I completed my Geography PGCE at Oxford University and from September 2018 I will be teaching geography part time at a top-performing secondary school in Central London.
I graduated top of my year at Bristol University and was awarded a national prize by the Royal Geographical Society for my undergraduate dissertation. I achieved a distinction at Cambridge University for my MPhil in Development Economics and am an honorary fellow at the Royal Geographical Society. In 2017 I was awarded an RGS scholarship to study for a Geography PGCE at Oxford University. ...
George Watkins – Professional Teacher in West Hampstead and London
I am a qualified teacher of German and French at an independent school in Hampstead. I teach four days a week, but on weekends and Mondays I am free to tutor. I can work with students of all ages and abilities, from university students to younger children. I also have experience and qualifications to teach English as a foreign language to adults, and have an educational background in chemistry. ...
Barnaby Martin – Professional Teacher in London, Somerset and online
I am a graduate from Cambridge with 6 years teaching experience at some of the best schools in the country, including St Paul's School, helping students of all ages and abilities understand and appreciate chemistry. I take great pleasure finding the best way to approach difficult topics with students and try to make all of my lessons as relevant and engaging as possible. ...
William Green – Private Tutor in Clapham and London
I graduated from Trinity College, University of Cambridge, with an MSc in Chemistry (first class) and a BA in Natural Sciences (first class, ranked 4th/102). Through studying Natural Sciences, I read Maths, Chemistry, Physics and Cell biology in my first year; Maths and Chemistry in my second year; and pure Chemistry thereafter. As an undergraduate, I worked in research groups at the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and at Harvard University and co-authored papers published in the Journal of Organic Chemistry and in Nature.
Prior to my undergraduate studies, I was a recipient of the Ogden Trust Physical Sciences Scholarship for students from financial disadvantaged backgrounds at the Portsmouth Grammar School, where I attained the highest grades in my year, with 5 A*s at A-level (top 0.1% nationally). My prior education was at a local state comprehensive school.
I am currently a PhD student at Imperial College London, studying mathematical modelling of infectious diseases. Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a Consultant at the World Health Organization in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative based in Geneva, and as a Management Consultant at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, based in Geneva and then London. ...
Isabel Elson – Private Tutor in North London
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. 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 am happy to be back in London pursuing my master's degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art.
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. Along with tutoring for both UK and US entrance examinations, I am particularly helpful and interested 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. ...
Will Sloper – Private Tutor in Surrey
I'm a final year medical student at King's College London and based in Surrey, having done my first three years and intercalated in Psychology at the University of Cambridge. I'm President of the university cycling club and have been tutoring for the last year for Wentworth Tutors. ...
Catriona Ramsay – Private Tutor in Hong Kong and Singapore
I graduated from Cambridge University (Newnham College) with a 2:1 in Social Anthropology (and a 1st in Development Studies) in 2009. I have been tutoring private clients since 2005 in subjects ranging from English, Maths, English as foreign language, Interview Technique and Preparation, Test & Exam Preparation and Mentoring. However, my current focus and speciality is tutoring students for all levels of the ISEE and SSAT test as well as tutoring the 11+ and 13+ entrance exams. As a child, I attended the Chinese International School in Hong Kong and Alice Smith International School in Kuala Lumpur and then boarded at school in the UK as an overseas student. As a consequence, I particularly enjoy working with students based in Asia applying to international schools and preparing them for the cultural and curriculum adjustment of becoming an overseas student. I am now based in Singapore and tutor students of all ages here and in Hong Kong primarily. I have an excellent track record of increasing test scores and helping tutees to have the confidence and ability to achieve the grades required for their desired schools whilst also acting as a mentor throughout the preparation process. ...
Alexander Peter – Private Tutor in London
I graduated from Cambridge University in 2015, where I studied Arabic and Spanish. Following graduation, I worked in a top boarding school in midtown Manhattan, New York supporting the students' preparation for SSAT/ISEE exams. On my return from the US, I began working for an educational charity in Cambridge, Red Balloon, which recovers severely bullied children who have self-excluded from mainstream education through a bespoke educational and therapeutic provision. Currently I am doing a social innovation graduate scheme, Year Here, I have introduced engaging new methods to support English language acquisition for participants of English Speakers for Other Languages (ESOL) courses at the Bromley by Bow community centre. Education has always been very important to me. My experiences above, in conjunction with teaching English to refugees in Jordan and supporting students in the US prepare for Spanish tests, leads me to having a broad understanding of education and the techniques that work for people of all levels. ...