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At Winterwood we take a slightly different approach to other agencies. We believe in offering a unique, tailored service, and our clients understand and appreciate this. We manage the tuition process carefully, and ensure that tutors are introduced to families, fully briefed in advance and, importantly, provided with the training, resources and guidance that they need to achieve success.
A Winterwood tutor will always have a clear idea of their objective, and they will always be working under the close supervision of the agency, benefiting from the expertise of our longstanding tutors and founders, Tom Parkinson and Jade Everingham. We go to great lengths to ensure tuition is fit to purpose, and make sure that all clients benefit from an initial introductory assessment (see here for details) which sets out exactly what a student will need before the process begins.
Drawing on our bespoke resources and carefully tailored tuition process, we have guided hundreds of entrance exam students to their target schools. Every year, Winterwood students are offered places at competitive independent schools, such as St Paul’s, Westminster, City of London, Haberdashers’, Highgate, UCS, Latymer, Dulwich College, Merchant Taylor’s and Mill Hill, along with St Paul’s Girls, City of London Girls, North London Collegiate, South Hampstead, Godolphin & Latymer, Francis Holland and more. Outside London, we help students gain entrance to schools such as Eton, Harrow, Wellington, Marlborough, Cheltenham Ladies’, Wycombe Abbey, Charterhouse, Bradfield, Millfield and many more. Testimonials, references and success stories are available on the website, or upon request.
The majority of the tuition carried out by tutors working for Winterwood involves preparation for entrance exams. Our experienced tutors have prepared hundreds of students for entrance exams at independent schools in London and boarding schools around the country.
Our method involves carefully matching a tutor to a student, ideally at an early stage so they have plenty of time to prepare. The tutor and student then work together intensively, covering all aspects of the admission process. We prefer to offer separate tutors for English/Verbal Reasoning and Maths/Non-Verbal, as we have found this to add value to the process.
Each student sitting entrance exams will also be closely managed by our administrative team and directors. They will be regularly appraised of progress, provided with reports and feedback, and re-assessed well in advance of entrance exams. We much prefer teams of Winterwood Tutors to provide all tuition, as we cannot vouch for, nor manage, tutors provided by other agencies or working in a private capacity.
Using our resources and tailored tuition process, we have guided hundreds of students to their target schools. Every year, Winterwood students are offered places at St Paul’s, Westminster, City of London, Haberdashers’, Highgate, UCS, Latymer, Dulwich College, Merchant Taylor’s and Mill Hill, along with St Paul’s Girls, City of London Girls, North London Collegiate, South Hampstead, Godolphin & Latymer, Francis Holland and more. Outside London, we help students gain entrance to schools such as Eton, Harrow, Wellington, Marlborough, Cheltenham Ladies’, Wycombe Abbey, Charterhouse, Bradfield, Millfield and many more. Testimonials, references and success stories are available on the website, or upon request.
"It is great being tutored by Winterwood" Kitty, 12
"Winterwood Tutors have been tutoring our daughter for her English for over 3 years. She is not a native speaker and initially had problems with various aspects of the language. She had been with other tutors before, but it was Winterwood Tutors who provided an absolutely new and fresh impact which enabled our daughter to dramatically improve her vocabulary, reading, writing and comprehension. As a result, over a short period of time our daughter managed to receive an occasional place at Ken Prep School, and then at NLCS. She also passed the 11+ exams and received an offer from Latymer Upper. We are very pleased with the progress our daughter has made over these three years, and recommend Winterwood Tutors without hesitation as a great investment in your children’s future." Client name
"As foreigners living in London we were not familiar with the secondary schools' entry system in England. We stumbled upon Winterwood by chance, about three months ahead of our son's ISEB pre-test. Following a thorough assessment, Winterwood suggested a plan of action that would address the problem areas most effectively, in the very little time left to the pre-test. Our son and Winterwood's tutors worked intensely, but with great results: we could quickly see a significant improvement in our son's scores. We liked Winterwood for their fair, results-oriented approach and focus on what was best for our son. Their tutors are professional and demanding, but, at the same time, friendly and positive. We were delighted with the outcome: out of six London day schools our son received firm offers from five (including St Paul's and Westminster schools)." Sergey
"It is always hard to navigate one’s way through the numerous tutors available, so I was pleased when a friend recommended Winterwood for my son. Their tutors and the agency have been better than I ever could have imagined. Before the tutor started, my son was disengaged with school and felt like a failure with his school work. He has worked with Jade and Tom and I am delighted with their input. Their consistency, flexibility and imagination has been remarkable. He has achieved great progress in terms of his academic work, and they have also helped with looking at the ‘whole person’. They have also suggested other ways of improving his self-esteem which has inevitably had a positive impact on his work. I cannot recommend them more highly." Nicolas
"It took us several years to find a good tutoring company, and Winterwood exceeded our expectations in every aspect. They definitely know what they are doing, they love their job, they have a proper system and they work as a team, not as individual tutors. Jade and Tom are amazing personalities themselves, who managed not only to help our son get to Westminster school, as well as get offers from other top school, including St.Paul’s, KCS and Winchester, but more importantly - they became his true friends. They played a very important role in his life over the last 3 years and I cannot overestimate their support and mental encouragement. My son was always looking forward to each session, and we will definitely keep in touch with them in the future." Marianne
Tom has been working in the tuition industry since 2007. He has thousands of hours of tuition experience, and a fantastic success rate, guiding students to target schools such as Westminster, St Paul’s, Eton, Winchester, City of London and many more. Many of Tom’s students receive multiple school offers, and on many occasions academic scholarships. Tom has helped student succeed at 7+, 8+, 10+, 11+ and 13+ level, and also guides students through common entrance and school scholarship exams.
Prior to co-founding Winterwood with Jade Everingham, Tom completed a PhD in the English Department at Queen Mary, University of London, teaching on the Shakespeare and Reading, Theory and Interpretation undergraduate courses.
Tom is responsible for meeting new families, managing teaching relationships, and offering entrance exam assessments and advice. Feel free to contact Tom at:
Jade worked in the private tuition industry since 2008, and has honed a style of tuition founded in an academic approach to entrance exams, pushing students far beyond their level. Jade’s students have won prestigious academic scholarships and achieved incredible GCSE and A Level grades, scoring 100% in A-Level English and GCSE Art modules, and taking an A-Level student from an overall ‘D’ to an ‘A’ in just six weeks of tuition.
Jade co-founded Winterwood Tutors with Tom. Prior to founding Winterwood, Jade graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with a First-Class degree in English. She also holds an interdisciplinary MA from the same institution, in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, and has worked as a researcher for the London Metropolitan Archives and the British Library.
Jade is responsible for managing Winterwood, our staff and our tutors. She is the first point of contact for recruitment enquiries. Feel free to contact Jade at: