Humanities

An education is never complete without study of the humanities. We offer instruction in Geography, History, Philosophy, Economics and Art History. Please read below and contact us to discuss your needs.

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Our Humanities Tutors

Our tutors here at Wentworth understand that to study the humanities well, you need both a microscope and a telescope; a microscope because you need to pay attention to the very smallest details (Why does this poem have 14 lines and not 15? Why did French Kings wear red high heels? Why did Nixon and Khrushchev end up publicly arguing about washing machines?); and a telescope, because you can’t forget the broader view – the large questions about humanity – in which both we and our subjects are enmeshed. Studying the humanities with a Wentworth tutor provides all that and more.

Humanities Tutoring At All Levels

We offer tutoring in all of the humanities at all levels and for all ability levels. Simply contact us for a consultation, or follow the links below to read more about what we offer.

History

Whether your interest lies in the ancient, the medieval, the modern world or in up-to-the minute geopolitics, our history tutors are experts in enabling you to understand, analyse, debate and write about the staggering variety of humanity’s past... read more.

Geography

Studying the natural and human world brings students a much deeper understanding of how the world works and allows them to understand the many factors that affect their daily lives, both societal and natural... read more.

Economics

Economics is an increasingly popular subject and lies at the centre of the modern world; its understanding is necessary for successful and effective policy and business decisions... read more.

Philosophy

Philosophy, the study of how to think, can be a profoundly rewarding subject to delve into. Our tutors can break down the complicated language of philosophy while honing and challenging the ideas of any young philosopher... read more.

History of Art

History of Art is an enriching subject for those with a passion for visual culture and the arts. The study of History of Art gives students the opportunity to engage with objects from all over the world, and in doing so, to learn about the periods and places from which they originate... read more.

Architecture

Architecture is a multifaceted discipline that brings practical skills together with the study of period, style and theory. Concerned with the making of places, the subject gives students the opportunity to consider broad questions about the way human beings live together... read more.

If you have a special request please feel free to contact us to discuss your needs. We can connect you with specialists in any humanistic field, from American History to Philosophy.

Why Study Humanities?

Humanities are at the very core of a truly liberal education and have been for many centuries. Why? The humanities illuminate the human experience in all its varied ways: how we understand the past (history), how we deal with the puzzles and problems posed by existence (philosophy), how we narrate our stories (literature) and how we express ourselves through the visual arts and music. At Wentworth, our tutors are committed to sharing their passion for all branches of humanistic study – from history and philosophy to literature, from art to music.

History of Art Tutoring at with Wentworth Tutors

We believe that studying the humanities is one of the most educationally challenging, rewarding and frankly useful things one can ever do. It is deeply challenging because there are no easy answers: in fact, there are far more shades of grey than black and white. In Douglas Adams’ comic The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything is 42! If only it were that simple. Humanistic subjects constantly open up discussion rather than shutting it down. They force students to engage with difference and diversity. Our tutors are adept at getting students embroiled in deep discussions, enabling them to lose their fears of having and expressing opinions, their disinclination for disagreement and debate. Our tutors seek to make students ask pertinent questions, provide reasoned answers and engage in reasonable debate.

Studying the humanities is also an immensely rewarding experience. We are constantly being invited to think broadly and openly about everything human, and to exercise that thinking muscle critically, creatively and contextually. We are always asking for reasons and analysing consequences. In our classes, we have the intellectual luxury of poring over an ancient marble statue, a medieval epic poem, a Beethoven symphony, or the Declaration of Independence and giving these products of human culture – even genius – the attention they deserve.

But studying the humanities itself isn’t a luxury. It is supremely useful in a number of ways. Without the humanities, we can have no genuine understanding of our contemporary world. We wouldn’t know what makes particular societies and cultures tick. Our knowledge would merely skim the surface of current affairs. Studying humanistic subjects rectifies this, puts our world in context, gives us a clearer vision. Moreover, the humanities are an ideal training ground for developing the skills of critical reading, writing and analysis. These are skills of life-long value. Students will learn to communicate their ideas in clear, cogent and coherent writing.

Selected Profiles of our Humanities Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the Humanities 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 Humanities Tutor profiles can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

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. ...
I went to both a Grammar school and Millfield boarding school where I achieved my GCSE's and A-levels (Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geography). In my final year at Millfield I sat the SAT and SAT II (Math & Biology) exams and went on to study Neurobiology at Harvard College. After completing my undergraduate degree, I am now studying graduate medicine at Kings College London. Before starting my second degree I went to China where I worked as a teacher and as an Education consultant. I have been working for Wentworth for over a year now, mainly focusing on the ISEE and SAT exams. ...
I graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge in 2016 with a first class degree in History of Art and an MPhil in Early 20th Century British Modernist Painting. I was born and live in London and attended Westminster Under School and Eton College, two of the country's most prestigious and competitive private schools. ...
I have experience teaching a range of ages, both privately part-time and in full time employment as a teacher at Hurstpierpoint College, where I worked for a year before starting my degree at Oxford University. I have a particular interest in entrance into the UK's top schools and Universities, teaching 11 plus, Common Entrance, and preparing students for Oxbridge. I am aided by a detailed understanding of UK independent schools as well as experience preparing for the American education system at ISEE and SSAT level in particular. I have delivered private tuition to children between 5 and 20 years. I find tutoring immensely rewarding and particularly enjoy the focused nature of assisting an individual with their academic goals. ...
I graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2012 with a 1st class degree in Natural Sciences and the Cambridge University Physiology Prize for excellence in my written dissertation. Raised in both Princeton, New Jersey and Cambridge, England, I am an expert in the differences between the American and English educational systems as I was accepted as an undergraduate to Harvard, Princeton, MIT, CalTech, and Cambridge. I have been tutoring since 2005 as both a private tutor and in the non-profit sector. ...