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 Tutors
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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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. ...
Siran Cao – Private Tutor in London
I grew up in a family that moved every few years, so I attended school first in private academies in Singapore, then the U.S. public school system. I went on to Harvard University, where I focused on the social sciences and graduated with a degree in Women & Gender Studies. After working in tech in the US, including over 3 years building and leading the customer support organization at Uber, I am currently pursuing a Master of Science at the London School of Economics.
As a lifelong bookworm and overall nerd, I look to bring that excitement for learning to those around me, be that within a classroom or in the workplace. During my undergraduate years, I focused my extracurricular time tutoring in and leading an organization that provided free English Second Language classes. At Uber, I personally coached 11 direct reports to develop leadership, analytical, and people management skills, either directly promoting or facilitating their promotion to higher level roles within the company.
I am well versed in the US system, including AP and college entrance exams, and I particularly enjoy working with students through the entire admissions processes, especially when it comes to personal essays. In addition, I can support any students looking to gain presentation and data analysis skills. You can always count of me to bring some humor and levity to facilitate learning, whether the topic is the SAT exam or using Excel. ...
Rosalind McAlpine – Private Tutor in Central London
Having recently graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree in Experimental Psychology, and in receipt of a Masters offer from both UCL and Yale, I now tutor students in a range of subjects. My experience of working with children, both academically and extracurricularly, has provided me with a variety of skills suitable for this role. I'm particularly interested in entrance into the UK's top schools and universities. I specialise in tutoring pupils for the 7 plus, 11 plus and Common Entrance. I also mentor students for Oxbridge applications. I thoroughly enjoy tutoring and have experience tutoring hourly, daily and residentially. ...
Kathryn Collar – Private Tutor in Central London
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. ...
Dr Joe Stanmeijer – Private Tutor in London
Our juggling tutor, Joe Stammeijer is a doctor and a member of the Magic Circle, the world's leading Magic organisation with a famously challenging entrance exam. Joe founded the King's College London Magic and Hypnosis Society, which is still alive and well today. Having performed for many years in many countries, with residencies in central London clubs and performances for celebrities, international businesses and Universities, Joe is both a regular performer and teacher of magic. Joe performs close up magic, stage magic and hypnosis, along with having had his own show in a central London theatre. Joe is a friendly, happy tutor, and has taught working magicians from complete beginner level, taking them up to a comfortable performing level. So, whether it's a casual interest or you're going for the Magic Circle itself, Joe can help. Multi-talented Joe can also teach hypnosis and small-bore target rifle; contact us to learn more. ...... Dr Joe Stanmeijer
Thomas Jamie – Private Tutor in Central London
I am a highly experienced private tutor, having been tutoring part time since graduating with a First Class degree from Cambridge in 2013, and full time since achieving a Distinction in my Masters at the University of London. I put into practice the approaches I have learned from the outstanding teachers I've had on my educational journey, and have accumulated a wealth of experience that ensures I can discover the right approach for each individual tutee.
I have a particular interest in teaching English, Politics, and for entrance exams (with especial experience teaching for 11+ and Common Entrance) and have tutored English and humanities subjects from KS2 up to undergraduate level. Having worked at schools, and been a senior tutor at a tuition centre, I have devised work for a wide range of pupils of different abilities and tailored teaching and approaches to support their needs, and have a detailed knowledge of a wide range of curricula.
I am also an experienced public speaker and debate coach, and all my tuition is designed not just to bolster my tutees' techniques and understanding, but also their confidence, interest, and ability to enjoy the subject. Observing my tutees' success and their growth in confidence makes me very happy. ...
Thomas Evans – Private Tutor in Central London
My passion for tutoring stems from my own personal experience with understanding the impact that excellent teachers can have on our lives. At Winchester College, the leadership and inspiration of my teachers motivated me to succeed, and is reflected in my consistently strong academic record. Having now graduated with a First Class BA in Natural Sciences from Cambridge and successfully completed an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London, I am keen to share my understanding and passion of the sciences and mathematics with new students. ...
Ananya Mukhopadhyay – Private Tutor in London
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. ...
Chloe Lavery – Private Tutor in South East London
I am an Oxford graduate with a First Class BA in Experimental Psychology. Currently, I am studying for an MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychology at King's College London. I have 11 GCSEs at A* and A*AA in Maths, French and Chemistry A-Level. I have experience tutoring in Oxbridge admissions for psychology (personal statement and interview preparation), proof-reading and mentoring. ...
Isabel Elson – Private Tutor in New York
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. ...
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. ...
Dr Karis Riley – Private Tutor in Central London
I am a Medieval and Renaissance literary historian. My interdisciplinary academic background and training makes me competent to teach at the crossroads of a number of disciplines. I have BA in philosophy (cum laude) from a private liberal arts college outside of Chicago, Illinois. I attended the University of Oxford in my third year and gained a 1st Class Distinction in my philosophy of religion module. I also hold a PhD in English Language from the University of York. The day after submitting my doctorate, I started a Master's in Classics at the University of Oxford. I was awarded the top distinction in my year. I recently completed a postdoc on the History Faculty at the University of Cambridge to explore how cultures remembered and forgot the European religious reformations of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries (https://rememberingthereformation.org.uk).
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. ...
Amy Hodgkin – Private Tutor in London
I have always loved studying maths and physics and find tutoring in these subjects especially worthwhile. I tutor alongside studying; I am currently doing a PhD in aeronautics, working on simulation of wind turbines, at Imperial. I graduated with a first in Engineering Science from Oxford in 2019 where I came in the top 5% of my class and was awarded with the Head of Department's Prize for Excellent Performance. I have been tutoring in maths and sciences since I was at school and have been tutoring weekly for the past two years. I have experience helping students from ages 12+ to university level but am especially interested in helping with exam preparation and admissions tests for ages 16+. ...
Anna Harrison – Private Tutor in Central London
I was brought up in Central London where I attended Glendower and St Paul's Girls' School. After that, I went on to read Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge, before working at Goldman Sachs for the past two and half years. Earlier this year I left the City in order to pursue a long standing interest in Medicine. I have always loved Maths and Science and truly believe that we need to encourage students to continue with their STEM subjects. Having had some fantastic teachers throughout my education I really understand the importance of engaging with students, and ensuring that sessions are fun and in context. Having gone through the UK private school system myself, I am very familiar with the quirks of the British education system, from picking secondary schools at 11 or 13 plus, to navigating the university application system. ...
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. ...