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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Zara Boyd – Private Tutor in London
I am a passionate private tutor with over 8 years of experience and an excellent track record. I tutor a range of subjects with a particular focus on Maths and the Sciences and Oxbridge and Medical School applications. During my education, I was an Academic Scholar at Alleyn's School, where I achieved straight A*s at GCSE and A level before heading to Cambridge, where I studied Natural Sciences. At Cambridge, I took modules in Maths, Chemistry and Biochemistry and specialised in Cancer, Genetics and Virology. During my time at Cambridge, I was awarded 2 academic scholarships as well as a choral scholarship. Following Cambridge I enjoyed a brief stint in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley, where my desire to pursue a career in Medicine crystallised. I started studying Graduate Medicine at Imperial College London with an entry scholarship in 2017. I achieved a starred distinction in my first year exams and was awarded a prize for coming top of my year in Anatomy & Physiology. I strive to transfer the passion, understanding and study skills I have developed during my own education to my students, to help them excel both at school and in their futures. ...
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
Jack Kelleher – Private Tutor in North London
I am a native Londoner but am currently undertaking my PhD in Ancient Greek and Latin at the University of Southern California. I have an MA in Classics from University College London and a BA in Literae Humaniores from the University of Oxford. I taught Latin, Ancient Greek, and Classical Civilisation up to A Level at Francis Holland Girls' School in Sloane Square, have tutored students in Latin, Ancient Greek, and English Literature from GCSE to A Level, and have also coached candidates through their applications to Oxford and Cambridge. ...
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
Toby Crooks – Private Tutor in Northwest London and Kent
I have just finished a degree in Natural Sciences (Biological) from the University of Cambridge and am now at music college, pursuing my passion for guitar performance. I achieved 5 A*s at A-level (with a 96.1% average at A2), taking subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Religious Studies. At Cambridge, whilst covering the full range of biological disciplines in first year (from Ecology to Biochemistry) as well as maths, I chose to specialise in Physiology, Development, and Neuroscience in my final year. On top of this, I maintain an interest in Evolutionary Biology (I am a big fan of Richard Dawkins!). For several years at Tonbridge school, I was involved in a community action program called 'Science For Schools', where we would host groups of primary school children weekly, running practicals and performing exciting demonstrations for them; the purpose being to try to encourage enthusiasm for science ...
Milly Powers – Private Tutor in Central London and North London
I was educated at Millfield School, where I received an academic scholarship. I achieved an A* in my Economics A Level, obtaining full marks in my exams in the second year. I became passionate about Economics and Politics at school and subsequently attended Newcastle University where I studied these subjects. I am from a family of teachers and tutors and have wide range of teaching experiences. I started teaching when I was selected to support low level GCSE Maths when I was studying for my A-Levels at school. It was from watching these pupils progress that my passion for teaching and tutoring was ignited. I have two years experience teaching in Italy and a further year supporting children struggling in Primary school. I am a positive and energetic person and I like to inspire and enthuse my students with positive praise. ...
Nicola Mason – Professional Teacher in Online and Scottish Highlands
I am a Mechanical Engineer turned teacher and outdoor instructor with a love of learning that I am keen to share. I hold an undergraduate masters in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London (1st class honours) and am qualifying this summer as a Science teacher with a Physics specialism. Following graduating, I worked as Sustainability Engineer in the construction industry and subsequently as a Development Engineer for a small scale start-up. In 2018 I decided that my passion lay in education rather than engineering and since then I have worked in outdoor education and qualified as a teacher. I have worked with a diverse mix of students: from age 10-18 with wide ranging ambitions, in the classroom, on a one-to-one basis, and outdoors. ...
Maya Leibowitz – Private Tutor in Cambridge
As part of my undergraduate medical studies at The University of Cambridge, I completed a degree in preclinical medicine with a year spent in neuroscience. I am now completing my medical degree at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. My academic interests have led me to pursue research in the areas of neurophysiology, paediatrics and public health.
With five years of tutoring under my belt, I have accumulated hundreds of hours of experience. I currently have some students that are studying for their GCSEs and others that I am helping with their application to medical school, including BMAT, UCAT, personal statements and interview preparation. Moreover, I have extensive experience leading seminars for groups of students both on scientific topics and elements of the medical school admissions process. ...
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. ...
Helena Wells – Private Tutor in London
Prior to studying a degree in Anthropology at Cambridge (BA Hons 2:1), I went to Oakham School where I studied an eclectic mix of A-levels (History, Geography, Biology and Fine Art), and achieved top grades in all four subjects. This range of subjects, and the degree that followed, reflect my interest in people and why we behave as we do. Indeed I am continuing to pursue this interest, and am currently studying an MSc in Psychology at the University of Surrey.
Before studying at Surrey, I worked in the advertising industry (J Walter Thompson) and for a behavioural consultancy as a Project Manager. Whilst on the graduate scheme at J Walter Thompson, I won the Chrissie Barker award for Top Graduate in my year, achieved a Distinction in my IPA (Institute for Practitioners of Advertising) Foundation Award, and completed the IPA Effectiveness, and Legislation and Regulation awards. I also spent a month working and travelling in Japan, which was utterly fascinating.
Throughout my professional career I built a reputation as someone people turned to for support and I enjoyed helping develop new starters. I also have a wealth of insight when it comes to CV’s, personal statements and interview techniques – all of which are front of mind for me having just applied to university again myself. ...
Max Finzel – Private Tutor in London
Max graduated from the University of Bristol with First class honours in Economics and Finance and went on to success in professional accounting exams in the City. After changing careers he is now on the highly competitive graduate entry medicine course at St Bartholomew and The Royal London Medical school. Max has worked as a private tutor throughout his studies, building a wealth of experience.
With his relaxed and personable approach Max engages with students from the outset, this allows him to understand their learning style and maximise their time together. With his broad scientific background Max is able to offer a fresh perspective to teaching and takes great pride in helping students learn to think critically and solve problems. These strong communication skills when aligned with his broad educational background and experience make him a versatile and effective tutor. ...... Max Finzel
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. ...
Samuel Channon – Private Tutor in Greater London
I grew up in Devon and went to a local Grammar School, where I first started tutoring whilst studying for my A-levels. I went on to study Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 2013 with an MA (1st-class) and MMATH (Merit). I was offered a place at Warwick University to study for my PhD, but ended up changing fields. I am now studying Medicine on an accelerated graduate entry program at Barts and the London School of Medicine, graduating in 2018.
Although I've ended my own career in Maths for now I have never lost my passion for the subject, and enjoy continuing this through tutoring. I've worked with students of all abilities, with the bulk of my experience tutoring Maths and Physics at A-level and GCSE standard. I also tutor Biology and Chemistry, drawing on the past two years I have spent studying Medicine. Studying Medicine has enhanced my tutoring ability, as we spend a considerable amount of time developing our communication skills. ...
Robert Belok – Private Tutor in Surrey and London
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. ...
Samiha Ismail – Private Tutor in London
Samiha Ismail graduated from Keble College, Oxford in 2013 with 1st class degrees in Mathematics and Statistics (BA and MMath) and the Royal Statistical Society Prize for academic performance. Currently, Samiha is pursing a medical degree at King’s College London. Samiha has worked as a private tutor since 2014 and before that she helped university students as a peer mentor. Thus, Samiha’s tutoring experience ranges from primary school, all the way to university level mathematics. Her approach is to build confidence and understanding in her students, so that they have the ability to tackle the analytical problems they come across. ...... Samiha Ismail