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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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. ...
Dr Ryan Buckingham – Professional Teacher in London
Ryan is a professional physics teacher at one of Britain's top (London based) schools. Ryan has also been tutoring mathematics and physics for several years. As an undergraduate and PhD researcher, Ryan studied Physics at St Edmund Hall in Oxford University. His PhD was in high energy particle physics and he was part of the ATLAS Collaboration, LHC, CERN (European Centre for Nuclear Research). During his PhD studies he regularly supervised and tutored undergraduates in mathematics and physics. He also completed interviews for Oxford's undergraduate admissions. Between his PhD and becoming a teacher Ryan worked in the city, as a trader in Goldman Sachs' London office. Ryan is a keen sportsman, currently competing in triathlons, but as a school age student Ryan attended Leicester Tiger's U13-U16 Rugby Academy and played for the Leicestershire County Rugby U14-U18 1st XV. ...... Dr Ryan Buckingham
Dr Fiona Burke – Professional Teacher in London
Fiona is a full time Biology teacher in one of London's top independent schools. At her school, she is also a careers and universities counselor and has specialised as an American universities advisor. Fiona received her PhD from the Department of Genetics and Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin. She has been tutoring students at secondary and undergraduate level for eight years and moved to London four years ago to become a full time independent school teacher. Fiona’s pragmatic and positive approach works to equip students with a sense of discipline and confidence. ...... Dr Fiona Burke
Seamus Lavan – Private Tutor in South London
I recently graduated from Oxford University with a first class degree in English Language and Literature. Before that I attended Eton College on a full bursary, where I was awarded an Oppidan Scholarship for outstanding academic achievement. I left Eton with three A*'s and an A at A Level.
My passion for teaching started when in my penultimate year at school I volunteered at a local special educational needs school. I found it immensely rewarding to instill in my students an enthusiasm for learning that led to understanding and success.
My educational background means that I have a thorough knowledge of the private educational sector in the UK, from scholarship exams, to writing personal statements, all the way through to preparing for decisive Oxbridge interviews.
My teaching experience has helped me become a non-judgemental, patient tutor, who understands that making learning enjoyable is key to anyone's academic success. ...
Lily Burnand – Private Tutor in North London
I've been tutoring and working with children part time since I finished school in 2014, and have 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 23 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. ...
Patrick Alexander – Professional Teacher in East London
I am an expert tutor and education consultant with a first-class English degree, a Masters from Cambridge and over ten years' experience in outstanding institutions in the UK and overseas.
My most recent teaching post was Head of English at The Latymer School, one of the highest performing state schools in the UK.
In my spare time, I am a contributor to magazines including The Spectator and Prospect Magazine, and am currently writing a television series on free schools at the NFTS. ...
Claire McNulty – Professional Teacher in Online
I am a full time professional tutor and GCSE exam marker with over eight years experience of tutoring and teaching in high achieving schools, including St Paul's Girls' School. Since graduating from Imperial College London, I have used my character and enthusiasm to help hundreds of students succeed. ...
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. ...
Simon Dungate – Professional Teacher in Central London and East London
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. ...
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. ...
Marta de Andres Crespo – Private Tutor in Central London and Surrey
I studied Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge graduating with a II.I in my Chemistry Master’s and with a first in my Bachelor’s in Natural Sciences. Throughout my four years at Cambridge University, I was awarded the BP prize for Chemistry as well as three Foundation Scholarship awards. Before Cambridge I attended King’s College School, Wimbledon where I completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, achieving 45 points. Prior to that, I studied at The Tiffin Girls' School where I went on to achieve straight A* in my GCSE's.
I have tutored Chemistry HL & SL, Biology HL and Maths HL to students attending revision camps as well as privately in person or over Skype. Additionally, I have taught A level Biology and Chemistry for five years, with students all achieving fantastic grades and ending up in their chosen University. Lastly, I have been tutoring GCSE Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Physics for the past five years so am well versed with the syllabus. ...
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. ...
Arthur House – Professional Teacher in Central London
I am a friendly, encouraging teacher with over a decade's experience, particularly with students aged 11-13. Since graduating from Cambridge 13 years ago I have taught students of all sorts of abilities and ages (5-58) anywhere from Notting Hill to Nairobi. My curiosity about the world has drawn me to journalism as well as teaching. I worked at the Telegraph for two years and now I write about arts and culture for The Economist’s 1843, The Spectator and Apollo magazines. I am also the co-author of 'What on Earth is Going On? A Crash Course in Current Affairs' (HarperCollins, 2009 - Sunday Times 'Stocking Filler of the Year'). Both my teaching and writing are informed by a desire to understand the world, and to help others do so too. ...
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
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! ...