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.

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Philosophy Tutoring

Why Study Philosophy?

The study of Philosophy allows us to consider the most fundamental questions about human existence. The subject introduces students to some of the greatest thinkers throughout history, and encourages them to engage with questions that have occupied humankind for thousands of years.

Studying this discipline can be a highly rewarding intellectual experience, thanks to its encouragement of reflection and contemplation. Skills developed through the study of Philosophy, such as communication, critical reasoning and general problem-solving are highly transferrable.

Our Philosophy Tutors

Our tutors have all studied the subject at university; most in Oxford, Cambridge or one of the Ivy League Colleges. Many have done or are doing doctorates.

Our tutors can provide specific support across the various subdisciplines within philosophy, including epistemology (the theory of knowledge), metaphysics (the theory of being), logic (the theory of reason and of inference), value theory (including ethics, politics and aesthetics), and the history of philosophy.

Philosophy Exam Preparation

Our tutors are experienced in working with students at various stages in their study of Philosophy. The majority of our tutors teach their specialist languages to A Level / high school level. However we can also provide highly specialised tutors for topics at university level. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs.

From A Level modules to degree-level work, they will work with you on the topics required. In the lead up to examinations, tutors will also provide detailed feedback and support on argument formation, analytical writing and essay technique.

Often, students with an interest in Philosophy will not have had the opportunity to study it at school, but may wish to apply to study it at university. In these cases, our tutors can provide introductory support as well as more intensive preparation for applications, assessments and interview.

Selected Profiles of our Philosophy Tutors

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

I was born and raised in the United Kingdom and won an academic scholarship to Sherborne School at the age of 13. When I was 16 years old my family relocated to the United States, so I completed my secondary education at a competitive high school in the Houston area. After quickly adjusting to the American system, I achieved excellent results in my AP exams and SAT tests and received a place in the prestigious Plan II Honours program at the University of Texas at Austin. I graduated a year early with high honours, a second major in History, and an undergraduate dissertation that was awarded special honours. I have experience tutoring for the SAT exam and experience teaching the American public school curriculum in the humanities. I specialize in preparing UK students wishing to transfer to the US, as well as in History, Government, and Politics at multiple levels including GCSE, A-Level, AP exam, and undergraduate courses. ...
I am a second year PhD student at the University of Cambridge working on comparative literature and visual culture. I teach at the university and have also been tutoring English, French, Spanish and History in London for several years. ...
I'm a Postgraduate Medical Student and Oxford University Graduate with a passion for adventure and learning from every opportunity that life offers! Iā€™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. ...