Online English Tutor William



English Literature PhD ongoing



UC Berkeley PhD Student and Oxford University Graduate, with experience tutoring English and History from 7+ to Undergraduate Level.

45 classes

University of California, Berkeley - English Literature - PhD ongoing

UC Berkeley PhD Student and Oxford University Graduate, with experience tutoring English and History from 7+ to Undergraduate Level.

Recent Students: 3
Total Hours: 43
Last Online:
All-time Students: 15
Total Classes: 45
Signed Up:
Recent Students: 3Total Hours: 43Last Online:
All-time Students: 15Total Classes: 45Signed Up:

About Me

I am currently a PhD student and Graduate Instructor at the University of California, Berkeley. I grew up in North West London, and attended Merchant Taylors School, and then the University of Oxford for my BA. I research 20th Century Anglophone, French and German literature focusing on the post-45 period. I also write creatively, poetry and essays, love to cook and be outdoors.

As a tutor I am dedicated to tailoring my approach to the needs of each individual student. I find it is much more important to ask how something can be learnt than it is to focus exclusively on what has to be learnt. In this way, whilst aiding with the specifics of an exam or subject, my goal is always to teach more portable learning skills. Ultimately, I would like to help each student to a place of self-confidence and intellectual curiosity from which they no longer need my input. In this way, whilst providing expertise that I have gained from the last seven years of university education and teaching, it is ultimately the uniqueness of each student that governs each session.

Tutor Experience

Whilst I am currently employed by UC Berkeley as a PhD Student, researching 20th Century Anglophone Literature and teaching core undergraduate English modules, I have had extensive experience teaching GCSE/iGCSE and A Level History, English Language, English Literature from all major exam boards.

I have also helped secondary school students with coursework and extended essays in a range of subjects. I have experience and have had success as an Ivy League and Oxbridge application, interview and ELAT coach for English Literature and Language.

Furthermore, I have had experience teaching research techniques and dissertation writing skills at an undergraduate level. I would also be available for GRE language preparation, and PhD applications for English Literature at American Graduate Schools.

Topic Expertise

English Literature & Language 7+ to A-Level
History 7+ to A-Level
Creative Writing
Coursework/Dissertation Writing
ELAT Examination
Oxbridge Interview Prep
Personal Statement Prep
GRE Language Examination
US Graduate School Application (English Lit. only)

Client Reviews

Throughout my entire Cambridge application process, Will has been incredibly helpful and supportive. He gives detailed feedback and constructive criticism, that has been so beneficial, both for ELAT and interview preparation. Would highly recommend to any English applicant, either for Oxbridge or just looking to improve their analytical skills.


I received extremely helpful feedback on a very confusing 3k word essay

- English

Background Checks



GCSEs - 8 A*s, A (Merchant Taylors School, Northwood)

A-Levels 2A*s, 1A (DLD College, London)

BA 1st Class Hon. -- Gibbs Prize for Distinguished Performance (University of Oxford)

PhD ongoing (University of California, Berkeley)