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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Stuart Gardner – Private Tutor in West London
I graduated from Cambridge University with a first-class BA and a first-class MSci in Natural Sciences (Physical), specialising in Physics after my first year; in my final (Master's) year I achieved a mark of 80%, finishing in the top 20 of my year. Since university, I have worked for three years as a management consultant in aviation, but am now returning to university (Imperial College London) to study for a Masters in environmental technology.
As part of my degree, I completed a course in Physics Education. I also taught Maths on a voluntary basis during my final year at university and spent a summer in Spain teaching English. Having enjoyed my previous experiences in teaching and mentoring younger colleagues at work, I am excited about the prospect of tutoring in Maths and Physics in London; I still retain a strong interest in the subjects and hope to communicate this interest to students, perhaps encouraging them to pursue a career in science or mathematics! ...
Richard Blewitt – Private Tutor in London
What is the key to successful learning? Interest! Sadly, this is not a feeling that is shared by a number of maths students, hence their struggle. My joy of my job, is to incite a sense of passion and enthusiasm for maths that will breed future success.
I am extremely familiar with the maths syllabus (from the ages of 4-18). I was able to take my maths GCSE a year early and receive an A*; following that I received 99% in one of my maths A level modules and came out with an A* overall. I then went on to graduate from the University of Sheffield studying Business Management with Maths. Currently, I am a part qualified ACA Chartered Accountant and I expect to be fully qualified by December 2020.
However, as a teacher, it is not my past achievements in the mathematical field that are important, but the future achievements of the student. And how I can help them achieve success.
What gives me the edge when teaching is how I effectively communicate my knowledge to the student. I believe communication is key. This is why I have worked hard to make communication is my speciality.
My method is simple; I focus on breaking down challenging topics down into small “bitesize chunks” enabling the information to be delivered in a more manageable way for my students.
I feel it is important to create a safe learning space which allows my students to feel comfortable enough to make mistakes. As I utilise these mistakes and turn them into opportunities for learning, rather than things to be penalised for.
I am available for both skype and home visits, and I look forward to hearing from you. ...
Phoebe Whitehead – Private Tutor in London, Surrey and Oxford
I am currently studying Human Sciences (BA) at the University of Oxford, where I am a Laidlaw Scholar and have received the Gardner Prize. The course is an interesting approach of combining the humanities and sciences to understand the interdisciplinary nature of humans, and combines a variety of subjects including Biology, Geography, Sociology and Statistics. I have tutored since 2014, working with children from ages 3-18, and at a range of abilities to produce successful results. As an individual who loves learning, I hope to pass this passion onto my students through engaging sessions and inspire them to look further than what they just learn in the classroom. I therefore find tutoring a very rewarding experience and I am passionate about helping every student reach their potential.
Having attended a selective grammar school with an acceptance rate of less than 10%, I understand the pressure which students can place on themselves. There is a high importance of staying calm and collected, and I listen to any concerns which the student may have. I have worked with numerous individuals preparing them for common entrance exams, GCSE’s and A-levels. I place large focus on improving exam technique through understanding the mark scheme and developing approaches to apply knowledge to advanced questions. ...
Sam Fitzell – Private Tutor in North London
I am currently at King's College London, studying for a Masters degree in War Studies. Previously, I studied Classics for 4 years at the University of St Andrews, specialising in Roman Comedy and the Greek symposium. I attended Haileybury & Imperial Service College, a coeducational independent school in Hertfordshire, from the age of 11 through to 18, achieving a school record in the 11+ entrance exam. ...
Nicholas Fox – Private Tutor in Central London
Nicholas is a recent graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he studied Preclinical Medicine before moving to pursue global health projects. After a stint at the World Health Organisation Nicholas completed an MSc in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics and now works for the National Health Service in England. With a mother as a teacher, and many other family members working in education, he was exposed to the world of education at an early age, and has experience in working with children of all ages covering a variety of subjects. He has also spent time teaching in China and Kenya during university holidays. ...
Nicolas Pimpare – Private Tutor in London Southbank
I was brought up in Paris and moved to London to study at Imperial College, where I obtained a Bachelor’s and Master's degree in Theoretical Physics with High First Class honours. My research focused on the way in which alternative logic systems can help us bridge the gap between quantum mechanics and relativity. I was awarded Associateship of the Royal College of Science.
Although I am a science specialist, I also have a strong background in English and Verbal Reasoning. I sat the GRE in 2016 for entrance to US Grad School and got exceptionally good grades (Verbal Reasoning - 99th percentile, Analytical Writing - 93rd percentile).
Since 2011, I have offered private tuition for all major examination boards as well as working for the Imperial College summer schools. ...
Dr James Wilper – Private Tutor in London
James has over ten years of tutoring and teaching experience. He specialises US exam prep, English literature, reading comprehension, and German language. For the past six years, he has offered private tuition alongside lecturing on undergraduate and postgraduate courses at various universities in and around London. He taught English as a foreign language for two years in Germany before coming to the UK to pursue postgraduate study and research.
James earned his BA from Washburn University, a liberal arts college in the Midwest, in 2005 after studying for two semesters at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, and completing an internship with the US Department of State at the Consulate General in Frankfurt Germany. James was awarded his doctorate in comparative literature and culture by the University of London in 2013. ...... Dr James Wilper
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
Samuel Cato – Private Tutor in London
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). ...
Dr Andrew Fogel – Private Tutor in London
Andrew has over seven years of experience teaching students in the classroom and in a one-on-one setting. He has experience giving instruction in biology, chemistry, physics, maths, exam preparation, and general study skills. Andrew received a BA in Biology at Boston University and then went on to earn a PhD in Biology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He came up through the American educational system, so he fully comprehends the testing and admissions process for American high schools and universities. Andrew’s teaching strategy is to custom tailor his lessons and methods to the best learning style of his students, whether that be visual, auditory, or through reading and writing. He encourages his students to understand the concepts and systems that underlie their material, giving individual lessons context and allowing for better integration between different concepts. He also believes it is important to instil confidence through the learning process and to show his students that they are capable of great achievements, both academic and personal. ...... Dr Andrew Fogel
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. ...
Marco Marcello – Private Tutor in London or surrounding areas
I'm a Postgraduate Medical Student and Oxford University Graduate with a passion for adventure and learning from every opportunity that life offers! I’m a tutor with a broad academic background who has a particular interest in helping kids who lack academic motivation or generally could do with an extra role model. ...
Nick Choa – Private Tutor in Central London
Born in New York City, I moved to the UK when I was 12 years old. I attended two North London day schools: The Hall and University College School. I completed both US and UK university applications. I attended Georgetown University, where I earned a Bachelor's degree from the Walsh School of Foreign Service.
I am familiar with the challenges associated with applying to US universities from the UK, as well as what is required to prepare for the SATs in the UK system. I have worked as a trained English teacher abroad and a junior athletic coach in New York City. ...
Francesca Ward – Private Tutor in North London
I graduated from Cambridge University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Law. I first started tutoring when I was 17 as a peer mentor for students who required further help in preparing for their GCSEs. Since then, I have continued to tutor privately as well as working for well regarded organisations such as, the Oxford & Cambridge Summer School and Save the Children Int'l. The majority of my experience is working with children 14 years and above, however, I am equally confident teaching younger ages. I find tutoring incredibly rewarding and enjoy seeing the development and success of my tutees. ...
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. ...