“I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.”
- Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
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 Tutors 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 Tutors
Please see below some example profiles of the 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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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
Kylie Gilchrist – Private Tutor in London
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. ...
Rory Heath – Private Tutor in St Albans/London
I am entering my fifth year studying Medicine at King's College London, a subject that constantly provides its scholars with evolving learning opportunities and requires a dynamic problem solving ability. My study in Medicine has two sides; I have a large interest in the innermost workings of the human body and find its intricacies fascinating, from hard numbers in physiology and biochemistry to the art of anatomy. On the other hand, I also enjoy the patient-doctor interaction and its cultivation through effective communication and problem resolving skills. I organise a London-wide society interested in the specialty of Sports Medicine with the aim of narrowing the gap between the professional and undergraduate worlds. This aim relies heavily on recruiting valuable speakers and opportunities, whilst coordinating the activities of my society and those of university-based societies. I also sit on the committee of the UK's undergraduate Sports Medicine society. My success through my medical career insofar has been built on utilisation of different learning techniques to understand and confidently apply information. I also embrace techniques such as goal-setting to formulate long term plans for personal and organisational development. I was educated at a state comprehensive in Garston, Watford. Throughout secondary school, I did not enjoy the teaching as I was unable to engage with the material or teachers. I missed out on valuable opportunities and my grades foundered. At GCSE level, however, I had great benefit after I started extra-curricular tuition, an experience that made my learning more accessible and enjoyable. Since then, I have embraced 'learning' as a process to be developed, understood and enjoyed. Throughout medical school I have aided colleagues with their own learning and last year, formally tutored for medical practical exams. Outside of Medicine, I like to do many things! I am a keen sportsman, representing King's College London Cycling team. I play a variety of different sports, and am still keen to throw a rugby ball around. I have an extensive reading list that I am working through, and I like to paint when I have a spare weekend. ...
Jannis Bulian – Private Tutor in London
Jannis has a BSc in Joint Maths and Computer Science from Imperial College London, an MSc in Mathematics and Foundations of Computer Science from Oxford and he is currently a PhD student in Cambridge. Both at Imperial College and at Cambridge Jannis has been involved with teaching undergraduates as a tutor/supervisor in various courses, several also containing programming and programming in Java. He has also gained experience using Java in a professional context while interning at Google three times. ...... Jannis Bulian
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. ...
Dr Joe Stanmeijer – Private Tutor in London
Our juggling tutor, Joe Stammeijer is a doctor and a member of the Magic Circle, the world's leading Magic organisation with a famously challenging entrance exam. Joe founded the King's College London Magic and Hypnosis Society, which is still alive and well today. Having performed for many years in many countries, with residencies in central London clubs and performances for celebrities, international businesses and Universities, Joe is both a regular performer and teacher of magic. Joe performs close up magic, stage magic and hypnosis, along with having had his own show in a central London theatre. Joe is a friendly, happy tutor, and has taught working magicians from complete beginner level, taking them up to a comfortable performing level. So, whether it's a casual interest or you're going for the Magic Circle itself, Joe can help. Multi-talented Joe can also teach hypnosis and small-bore target rifle; contact us to learn more. ...... Dr Joe Stanmeijer
David Adler – Private Tutor in Central London & North London
I am a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where I received a first-class MPhil in Politics. At Oxford, I was a Rhodes Scholar at New College, and I served as Tutor in politics at Keble College. Prior to my arrival in the United Kingdom, I attended Brown University, where I double-majored in history and economics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation in 2014, I spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I am fluent in both American and British education systems — and have a passion for education, more broadly. My areas of expertise are maths, history, Spanish, College Counselling and preparation across the board. ...
Laurence Booth-Clibborn – Private Tutor in West London
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. ...
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
Camille Goodman – Private Tutor in Central London
I graduated from Oriel College, Oxford in July 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature. Throughout my school career I have balanced academic life with competitive tennis as a government funded, semi-professional player. This required huge drive and efficiency, for which I was rewarded with a stellar set of results at both GCSE and A-Level and a place at Oxford. Before starting my degree, I began tutoring part-time and have since helped children of a range of ages and abilities achieve similar academic excellence. I specialise in entrance to the UK's top schools, and have tutored students towards 7+, 8+, 11+ and Common Entrance to Westminster, St. Paul's and King's College to name a few. I am also interested in preparing students for Oxbridge entrance, and look to develop a student's passion for subjects beyond the syllabus not only immediately preceding their application, but in the years prior. I wish to help as many students as possible reach their desired academic goals and hugely enjoy transferring my own knowledge to my young protégées. ...
Polina Sosnina – Private Tutor in London
I graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge in June 2017 with an MSc (1st class) and BA (1st class) in Natural Sciences. I was awarded the Natural Sciences Prize from Magdalene College in 2016 and 2017 for achieving outstanding results, as well as the Macfarlane-Grieve Prize and Garrett Prize for music. I have been tutoring since 2011 both privately and as a volunteer, specialising mostly in Mathematics and Music. Whilst my tutoring approach is results focused and I have a successful track record for raising students' attainment grades, I enjoy the scope private tuition offers for tailored teaching that helps students learn effectively and think beyond a mark scheme. ...
Charlotte Burford – Private Tutor in London and Surrey
I have been tutoring in the private sector since 2007. Whilst completing my studies I had experience tutoring mathematics for ages 12-16 (including GCSE). During my gap year I worked as a cover supervisor at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar school where I had experience teaching mathematics to Year 8 (12-13 years old) and to a GCSE class. I also had experience teaching Core 1 (AS mathematics model) to a group of highly able students who were taking the exam a year early. Whilst completing my degree I had further experience tutoring GCSE mathematics.
I attended Girton College at the University of Cambridge and studied on the Natural Science Tripos. She took modules in mathematics, chemistry, material science, biochemistry, psychology, neurobiology and physiology. My specialist interest was in physiology and my final year project explored the development of the human middle ear bones. I recently completed a Masters in Clinical Neuroscience at King's College London in which I achieved a distinction and was awarded the Gold Medal for achieving the highest mark in the year. I have since returned to King's to undertake their four year graduate medicine course. I took A-Levels in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics as well as a AS Level in Ancient Greek.
I am passionate about tutoring mathematics as believe the analytical and problem solving skills it develops are crucial for a whole range of academic disciplines or careers. In my spare time I am a keen cyclist and I race for King's College London Cycling Club of which I was also the 2015-2016 President. ...
Dr Nora Van Der Stelt – Private Tutor in London
Nora van der Stelt has a First class PGDip in Performance and BMus from the Royal College of Music in London, and is currently in her final year at medical school. She has been tutoring since 2007 at the Amsterdam Conservatory and as a private tutor in a wide variety of subjects. At age 7, Nora was the youngest ever candidate to win a place at the junior department of the Amsterdam Conservatory. Her unique personal experience of rigorous musical training from a very early age has been invaluable to her current approach in working with young people – whether this be in musical education or tutoring other subjects – as she knows what it takes to get the most out of her pupils in a strict but friendly manner. ...... Dr Nora Van Der Stelt
Nicholas Fox – Private Tutor in Central London
Nicholas is a recent graduate of the University of Cambridge, where he studied preclinical medicine before moving to pursue global health projects. After a stint at the World Health Organisation Nicholas is now studying for an MSc in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics. With a mother as a teacher, and many other family members working in education, he has experience in working with children of all ages covering a variety of subjects, and has also spent time teaching in China and Kenya during university holidays. ...
Kathryn Collar – Private Tutor in Central London
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015, where I studied French and Italian. Since then, I have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction and I am currently studying for the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Moorgate. I have been working as a tutor for four years, with a particular focus on language tuition, Oxbridge applications and tutoring for the 11+. For me, tutoring is an incredibly rewarding experience. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to watch my tutees make progress not only in terms of their academic ability but also in developing self-confidence and a love for learning overall. ...