English

"I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word."

-Emily Dickinson

Subjects Covered

English Tutoring

Why Study English?

English is the most widely used means of communication throughout the entire world, so a complete understanding of the written and spoken word is, to say the least, extremely useful in the practical world. Knowing the rules of grammar, spelling and punctuation is something that will resonate throughout a students life, from writing a cover letter to employers, to writing a brief at a law firm, to even writing a simple email to family. Beyond just studying the language, studying English literature can hone in on analytical skills and provide a better understanding of the world at large – of people and their cultures, of current and historical events and their implications. A good grasp of English language and literature extends beyond just the humanities, as the sciences also need a significant amount of the skills it teaches.

Our English Tutors

English Books

Our tutors teach a variety of levels, and employ different techniques and approaches to helping our students get a whole grasp on English language and literature. The goal is to not only help students get better at the English comprehension on the standardized tests, but also to garner a greater liking and regard for literature and language on the whole. Our tutors try to implement skills that will be useful beyond the classroom as well, and that will follow our students into their university years and then their professional lives. Some of our tutors have studied English at the university level, and many have a high level of expertise in this field.

English Teaching

We teach English at all educational levels, as well as English comprehension for all of the USstandardized tests – the ACT, SAT I, SAT II, ISEE, etc. We also help students work on general reading and writing skills at any age, and homework help if needed.

Selected English Testimonials

Please see below some example English Testimonials that we have received. If you would like to hear more, you may be interested to read about our tutor guarantee or to read about Wentworth Tutors' philosophy and approach in a letter to parents from Dr Katherine Wiles, our Founder. Alternatively, some more English Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.

English | Catriona Ramsay

"(Our daughter)'s teacher has remarked on (her) vast improvement these last few weeks in English and she has received an award for her creative writing. Thank you!" ... See Catriona Ramsay's tutoring profile.

English Literature | Emily Fitzell

"my daughter showed me her work, she was very proud of it and appreciated very much your teaching method where you give her time to think instead of telling her what to write!" ... See Emily Fitzell's tutoring profile.

7+ maths, english, and interview prep for school applications | Marco Marcello

"My son has thoroughly enjoyed his sessions with Marco and always looked forward to the sessions that we had scheduled. His interview skills definitely improved thanks to Marco and he became more confident in answering questions fully and politely. We would recommend Marco to any parent with children preparing for the 7+ assessments. Marco is well prepared and very patient with an age group that can prove very challenging to keep focused. He did a great job with this. " ... See Marco Marcello's tutoring profile.

General Maths and English Comprehension, Year 7 | Sophia Ohler

"Sophia was simply exemplary in her role as a tutor as she not only covered the core reading, comprehension, and math skills he needed to master but also added techniques in increasing his level of confidence and a change of attitude when it comes to problem-solving and answering challenging questions. His overall attitude to learning changed dramatically and since starting his new academic year, his grades in Math and English substantially increased. His attitude is much stronger and is filled with confidence. " ... See Sophia Ohler's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our English Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the English Tutors that we represent. 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. Alternatively, some more English Tutor profiles can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

I recently finished my PhD in English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, having completed my MPhil (with Distinction) and my BA (Double First, top of the year) there as well. I was commended for finishing my PhD in under three years, and I was elected a research scholar at Trinity each successive year.

At Cambridge I’ve taught (and still teach) undergraduates at all levels for a wide range of English papers, and outside the university I’ve tutored students from the age of fifteen upwards. While studying and teaching, I’ve also worked in various parts of the Cambridge Admissions and Access systems, and I’ve been involved in everything from marking Clare’s entrance exams to judging Trinity’s Gould Sixth-Form Essay Prize.

Finally, I’ve published not only academic articles, but also journalistic work, essays and reviews; my writing has appeared in the Cambridge Humanities Review and Literary Review, and I’ve won the Guardian’s Student Critic of the Year award. I’ve also published poetry in several venues, winning two Powell Prizes at Trinity and appearing in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, and I co-edit my own magazine with friends, ‘Charlatan Works’. ...
My name is Sasha and I'm a graduate student of medicine at King's College London. I completed an undergraduate degree, and Masters, in chemistry (with chemical biology). I have been tutoring for the past 6 years, across a range of subjects and levels; my aim is always to broaden and develop my students' understanding of their subject, before going on to develop exam technique and build confidence. ...
My approach as a tutor is deeply informed by my commitments to writing and the visual arts. With each student, I emphasise close reading, looking, and sustained attention as key tools for critical thought. Having graduated from an American liberal arts college, my teaching expertise spans all humanities subjects and I am an expert in US College applications. ...
I'm originally from New York, and have been living in London for a bit over a year now. After graduating from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing (Cum Laude), I received my Master's degree from the London Film School. I've been privately tutoring for years, as a peer tutor on Harvard's campus with the Bureau of Study Council, as well as with private agencies. I also have extensive experience as an Admissions Representative in the Harvard Admissions Office. I specialise in the American curriculum and US College Counselling, but know and work with the English curriculum as well. ...
I am a PhD student at the University of Cambridge working on comparative literature and visual culture. I have been tutoring now for several years with a focus on English, French, Spanish, History and University admissions. ...