Relaxed, fun and inspiring lessons held online (via skype) or in the comfort of your own home.

From a base in South West London, I cover English, History and Philosophy for Primary, GCSE, A Level and Adult learners – helping either yourself or your child develop confidence and key skills.

My subjects

English Literature and Language - Amelia Carruthers, Chiswick Tutor
History - Amelia Carruthers, Chiswick Tutor
English as a Foreign Language - Amelia Carruthers, Chiswick Tutoring
Philosophy - Amelia Carruthers, Chiswick Tutor
Exam and Essay Skills - Amelia Carruthers, Chiswick Tutor
History of Art - Amelia Carruthers, Chiswick Tutoring

Client Testimonials

GCSE English

“Amelia is lovely – very bright and capable, but really puts our daughter at ease. She immediately grasped where to focus for maximum gain and is already building our daughter`s confidence and enjoyment in the subject.”

KS3 History

“Amelia is a wonderful tutor. She is really enthusiastic about her subjects and makes lessons really fun. She also comes well prepared with original ideas to bring the subjects to life. Our daughter also adores her company.”

A Level Philosophy

“Amelia has a great manner, she is very patient and very clear in explaining complex philosophical theories. We are very happy with her and would definitely recommend her.”

adult English

“I am so glad that I’ve found Amelia. She is so helpful! Really recommend her as a tutor!”

gcse eNGLISH

“Amelia is a great, highly professional and lively tutor. Our daughter is always happy to see her.”

A Level history

“Amelia really helped my daughter with her History A level. Amelia often prepared material outside of the tutoring sessions. I would highly recommend.”


About Me

I am an experienced professional tutor, with a First Class MA and M.Phil. from St Andrews and Bristol Universities respectively. I have enjoyed a career in communications and publishing for prestigious organisations such as Oxford University Press and the Society of Antiquaries of London.

I`m a friendly, calm and kind teacher who will personalise lessons to meet your individual requirements and interests – believing every learner is different. I am always open to new challenges, so please get in touch if you think I might be able to help. Take a look at my CV for further information.


What do I charge?

I charge £30-40 per lesson (depending on the student’s requirements), and can provide online learning via skype or travel up to 3 miles from my base in Chiswick. This means that I cover the areas of Chiswick, Mortlake, Sheen, Kew Gardens, Brentford, Barnes and Richmond.

The support does not end with our face-to-face lessons! I provide all students with my personal contact details for any questions, resources, proofreading… etc.etc., and am here to help with just about anything learning-related throughout the week. Do contact me to discuss any requirements, I would love to hear from you.


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BLOG HIGHLIGHTS

  • English as a Foreign Language: Reported Speech

    November 28, 2019 by

    They said what!!?? Being able to say what he said about what she said in reply to what they said (you get the gist) is a crucial skill not only for everyday speech, but very important for professional communications at work too. It is something that native-speakers (and many learners) will pick-up naturally, however it… Read more

  • Michel De Montaigne - was he really a sceptic?

    Michel De Montaigne: A modern sceptic? (Part Two)

    November 18, 2019 by

    This two-part blog series analyses the influence of Pyrrhonian Scepticism on Montaigne’s writings. For the first part of this article, take a look at my previous blog. In order to comprehend Montaigne’s use of Pyrrhonism, the Apology for Raymond Sebond (the longest and most debated individual essay), provides a fascinating insight into the implicit epistemological… Read more

  • GCSE Poetry Analysis: AQA Love and Relationships

    Poetry Analysis: AQA Love and Relationships

    November 15, 2019 by

    Poetry is one of those subjects that students either love or hate to begin with. Anthologies such as AQA’s Love and Relationships do tend towards the saccharine, although there is definite humour in there too! As an English tutor, I find that poetry is one of the most useful ways to experiment and improve pupil’s… Read more

  • Michel De Montaigne

    Michel De Montaigne: A modern sceptic? (Part One)

    November 11, 2019 by

    Michel Eyquem de Montaigne, Lord of Montaigne (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592) was one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance, known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. If you haven’t come across his Essais, I’d recommend just picking a couple at random and starting from there… It’s how… Read more

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