Winterwood is an extremely professional and supportive agency, that offers regular training to its tutors. The students I have worked with so far have all been delightful and enthusiastic, and the other tutors are switched-on and fun.
It's always a pleasure to see students expand their capabilities and discover new enthusiasms. It's rare that I've taught a session for Winterwood in which I haven't felt that something's been achieved, and it's even better when students' exam results back that feeling up.
I have tutored for a number of different agencies in the past but I can say that Winterwood are easily the best that I’ve worked with. They have a true commitment to the welfare and success of their students, and are sensitive with regard to the expectations and demands they place on them. As a tutor this is fantastic since Winterwood take care to ensure that students are placed with compatible tutors who can ensure a positive working relationship, which invariably produces the best results. Communication between the agency, the tutors, the students and their families is always very smooth, which leaves all parties satisfied.
The best thing about working for Winterwood is being welcomed into the homes of families who entrust you with their children's education. You have the opportunity to convey your passion for your subject to a child at a time in their life when their thoughts and interests are being shaped by the people around them. The right instructions at the right time can instil in them a life long love of reading and writing. With the right student, teaching never feels like a chore. I often found that a child felt frustrated by what they perceived as their limits but when they were shown how to come at a challenge from a different angle it changed the way they felt about a subject - it was no longer the big scary task that they thought it was. The most important thing is to combine structured learning with fun tasks so that you look like you are having fun too. Kids like to be challenged, they don't like to be patronised, and with the right approach it is possible to both criticise and encourage without hurting their feelings. It is also important to remember that they have other things going on in their lives outside of the hour or so that you spend with them every week so communicating with their parents can really help to get a handle on any additional problems there might be. And that is the most encouraging thing of all - seeing how much their parents care about them and want them to do well.
I have taught a number of different students with Winterwood and I've found it a really positive experience. Unlike other tutoring companies Winterwood provides well-thought out training that has benefited my teaching skills across the board. Jade and Tom, too, have been supportive and insightful on countless occasions. I have worked with a number of tutoring companies in London but Winterwood certainly stand out for their professionalism and attention to detail.
Working with the Winterwood team has been truly exceptional! I feel as though I am part of a family which is committed to putting our students and their families first - whilst providing quality tutoring and support. As a professional, I am beyond happy to represent Winterwood Tutors and would highly recommend their services for parents looking to help their children succeed!
We’re looking for young, charismatic tutors with a passion for learning and education. Academic degrees are essential, and existing tutoring experience is preferred. Our tutors come from a diverse range of backgrounds, and are often pursuing careers in the Arts or academia. If you think you’d like to join the team please fill in the below application form.