Venetia W

My Passion & How I Inspire

Each client is unique and I carefully tailor my approach accordingly. I believe that enjoyment is the key to success and that success itself is an excellent motivator, so finding out what makes a student tick is very important to me. We work together to build on strengths and overcome weaknesses in each subject with a balance of discursive and written exercises. I believe that the Oxford style of tutorial, an intense, challenging and deeply rewarding one-on-one session, can be of huge value in teaching subjects such as English, Classics and Philosophy and I apply the techniques of debate and analysis I learned at Oxford to private tuition.

My Experience

I have been a tutor since 2005, in which time I’ve accrued extensive experience both in London and around the world, teaching English Literature, Classics, Latin, Greek and Philosophy at all levels up to undergraduate. I have also worked at a small private school, Lionheart, as Senior English Tutor and at an institution in Beijing teaching English to prospective Harrow students. I am very familiar with OCR, Edexcel, AQA and CIE exam boards and have taught whole A levels privately, when illness made attending school impossible. I have assisted with innumerable university applications and all that entails, such as perfecting a stunning personal statement and making sure students are way beyond well-prepared for their Oxbridge interviews.

Subjects That I Teach

  • Greek - Ancient
  • Classical Civilisation
  • Classical Civilisation - GCSE
  • Classical Civilisation - Undergraduate
  • Classical Civilisation - Interview Preparation
  • Classical Civilisation - SAT
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing - GCSE
  • Creative Writing - Undergraduate
  • Creative Writing - Interview Preparation
  • Creative Writing - SAT
  • English
  • English - GCSE
  • English - Undergraduate
  • English - Interview Preparation
  • English - SAT
  • GRE
  • GRE - GCSE
  • GRE - Undergraduate
  • GRE - Interview Preparation
  • GRE - SAT
  • Greek
  • Greek - GCSE
  • Greek - Undergraduate
  • Greek - Interview Preparation
  • Greek - SAT
  • Latin
  • Latin - GCSE
  • Latin - Undergraduate
  • Latin - Interview Preparation
  • Latin - SAT
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy - GCSE
  • Philosophy - Undergraduate
  • Philosophy - Interview Preparation
  • Philosophy - SAT
  • Spanish
  • Spanish - GCSE
  • Spanish - Undergraduate
  • Spanish - Interview Preparation
  • Spanish - SAT

My Qualifications

I am a published author. My first novel, Mother of Darkness, was published by Quartet Books in 2017 and I’m working on a second, Dreamtime, set in Okinawa. I am also a freelance editor, journalist and book reviewer, and I host creative writing retreats.

I studied Classics at Oxford (University College) where I was made a scholar and became President of The Shakespeare Society. I graduated in 2003 with a first class BA (Hons). In 2008 I took a Master’s in Comparative Literature at King’s College London which I passed with Merit.

I attended Heathfield School, Ascot, where I was a scholar, from 1992- 99. In that time I gained 4 A levels in English (A) Latin (A), Ancient Greek (A) and History (A) and 11 GCSEs English Literature (A*), English Language (A*), History (A*), Latin (A*), Ancient Greek (A*), French (A*), Spanish (A*), Photograpy (A*), Maths (A), RS (A), Biology (A*).

My Reviews

"I have known Venetia since 2010 when she started tutoring my daughter. She started helping her prepare for her English GCSE in which she achieved an A*. Since then, Venetia has been helping her with her English IB syllabus and in preparing her for her application to Oxbridge. Venetia has been excellent with her, not only in covering the syllabus at different levels but also at giving her confidence in her ability while challenging her in new directions. Venetia is very diligent and thorough, she is enthusiastic in her approach and infectious in her love for the English subject. I am, of course, a huge fan of hers as a writer. I strongly recommend her as a tutor." - Anonymous

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I’m obsessed with Japan, where my next novel, Dreamtime, is set.