Wentworth Education

Wentworth Education is one of the UK's most respected providers of private tuition and educational advice.

We have years of experience in placing students in some of the worlds best schools and universities including Oxford, Cambridge and The Ivy League.

We offer a full range of subject tuition and preparation for UK, US and IB schools and universities. We pride ourselves on excellence and expertise in international education.

Wentworth Education

Wentworth Education is one of the UK's most respected providers of private tuition and educational advice.

We have years of experience in placing students in some of the worlds best schools and universities including Oxford, Cambridge and The Ivy League.

We offer a full range of subject tuition and preparation for UK, US and IB schools and universities. We pride ourselves on excellence and expertise in international education.

About Us

Academic excellence is the cornerstone of Wentworth Education. We operate under a simple objective: that we find the right tutors to teach our students to an exceptional standard. We pride ourselves in helping our students improve their academic results... Continue reading about our philosophy in this letter to parents from our Head Tutor.

Wentworth Education is one of London's most prestigious tutoring agencies. Read more about our tutors, or simply give us a call! We would love to discuss your particular ambitions and how we can help you achive your goals.

Our Tutors

Our network of tutors is truly invaluable and what sets us apart from other agencies. We only accept the best. All our tutors attended world class universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. Many are qualified teachers, teaching in some of London's top schools, such as Westminster and St Pauls. We closely interview all of our tutors and our founders can personally vouch for all of them as superb role models. Our tutors are high achievers and all have plenty of experience in the subjects and exams that they teach. But we make sure they balance fun and engagement with targetted and focussed work to ensure their students cover the syllabus and achieve their goals in a stimulating way.

Subjects

We can teach all subjects for all ages. We truly excel in mathematics and the sciences, but we love a challenge and have been asked to tutor everything from the Rubik's cube to McKinsey interview tests. So please contact us if you have an unusual request. We regularly prepare students for all UK school exams: 11+, 13+, Common Entrance, Scholarship, GCSE, AS, A level, Pre-Us and some of the worlds most challenging maths exams (STEP and IMO). We also specialise in the US syllabus, US standardised tests, and US High School exams, including: ISEE & SSAT, SAT I, ACT, SAT II Subject Tests, Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.

Academic Mentoring

Our bespoke service supports students, guides them throughout the academic year, and supports their academic progress. Our student mentor is a trusted older sibling and takes on the role of director of studies, overseeing their academic success and progess at school. Our service is engaging for the student; we students in their key decisions and academic strategy; motivating and encouraging students them to succeed. Communication is key, and we make sure that everyone stays on top of the student’s academic status, providing an all important liaison between school, teachers, parents, student, and tutors.

University Applications

We can provide full and experienced guidance in how to apply to university in both the US and the UK. Our US college consultants are experts in advising on strategies to ensure that student’s tell a consistent and compelling story in their US early decision and common app. Our team of UK university consultants has a wealth of experience in mentoring students through UCAS, university and course selection, and even Oxbridge interviews. Applying to university alongside the challenge of getting good grades is stressful for any student, and Wentworth can help ease pressure by guiding students step by step along the way in the admissions process.

School Placements

We know that applying to schools in the UK and schools in the US is a complicated and time consuming process. For this reason, Wentworth has a dedicated schools team motivated to help your child win a place at a school of their choice. Our team know the admissions process and timelines of each school and can guide you and your child in how best to ensure that their application is successful. Our tutors can help strengthen your child’s academic profile and give them interview tactics, as well as communicate with our consultants on what more needs to be done to be a competitive applicant in this current time when top schools are all over subscribed.

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Contact Us

Please contact us with any and all queries.

Phone: +44 20 8068 6665
Email: enquiries@wentwortheducation.com

We look forward to hearing from you

Wentworth Education in the News

Pro Bono Education with Wentworth Education

Here at Wentworth Education, we work with students from all backgrounds. Our pro bono initiative focuses on students applying to university who have not necessarily had the support and resources they require. We work with academies and schools based in and around London, and are very proud of making a difference to students at one of the most critical times in their lives.

We are currently running a programme to support students through their university applications, with a particular emphasis on those applying to Oxbridge. This involves our excellent tutors delivering workshops on interview preparation and carrying out mock interviews with the students, thus sharing their expert knowledge with individuals who will really benefit from it. Over the last three years we have partnered with several Teach First schools in London.

Watch this space – as we will be adding more details soon. We look forward to sharing our stories of success with you!

Dr Katherine Wiles Speaks in TedX ASL

Dr Katherine Wiles, our founding director recently spoke in the American School of London's TedX Talk. Katherine adressed everyone's nightmare interview question: "Describe a time you faced adversity and how you dealt with it." There are many variants of this question, "Describe a time you failed," "Describe a time you took a risk," and so on, but they're all assessing the same ideas.

Katherine diagnoses the question and explains what it's asking, why interviewers ask it and how to think about answering it. She also dives into some case studies from British and American History and Bob, the naughty schoolboy. So if you're a Junior or a Senior in High School preparing for college interviews, applying for your first job in the milkround, or even an experienced interviewer, we hope you'll enjoy listening to and learn something from Katherine's talk.

Selected Client Testimonials

Please see below some example Client Testimonials that we have received. If you would like to hear more, you may be interested to read about our tutor guarantee or to read about Wentworth Tutors' philosophy and approach in a letter to parents from Dr Katherine Wiles, our Founder. Alternatively, some more Client Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.

11 plus | Scarlett Maguire

"Scarlett is just what I have been looking for. She is perfect. I have been searching for someone for years! " ... See Scarlett Maguire's tutoring profile.

ISEE | Thomas Evans

"Everything went well and I’m optimistic my daughter will get into both schools and then have their choice of where to go. Her ISEE results are in and they are strong." ... See Thomas Evans's tutoring profile.

Latin | Arina Patrikova

"Arina has been brilliant with my son. She is reliable, easy to contact and has been happy to discuss things with me by `phone or email. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to prospective parents and students." ... See Arina Patrikova's tutoring profile.

Undergraduate Computer Science | Wentworth Education Private Tutoring

"The session went really well! [He] was very helpful and was very effective in clarifying abstract concepts that I could not quite grasp"

A Level RS | Fenella Chesterfield

"Fenella is brilliant and [my daughter] has really warmed to her and has found her sessions very informative and bespoke to her needs and they have helped [my daughter] to start to focus on what she really needs to address and how in order to succeed in her A levels." ... See Fenella Chesterfield's tutoring profile.

STEP Maths | Samuel Channon

"From the beginning of 2017, I started to prepare for my STEP exams under the supervision of Sam. He is absolutely a good tutor, precise, logical and clearly explained the questions I have problems with. He also provided me many exam techniques which I feel were particularly useful." ... See Samuel Channon's tutoring profile.

11+ and 13+ | Gavin Fiddler

"Thanks for recommending Gavin. He was a fantastic tutor for both my kids. His calm approach was certainly appreciated by both, and I have no doubt that the work they did with him has been of great benefit. Gavin is very personable and easy to have in the house and the kids seemed to be very happy in his company, which is key." ... See Gavin Fiddler's tutoring profile.

Strategy Consultancy Interviews (McKinsey, BCG, OC&C, and Oliver Wyman Offeree) | Edward Smith

"The biggest hurdle for me was understanding what to expect from the interviews. The mock was extremely realistic and actually harder than all but the final round cases. I was given feedback that helped me to improve immensely. I felt very prepared; a big thank you!" ... See Edward Smith's tutoring profile.

Year 9 13+ School Application and Mentoring | Vivienne Goodger

"I am very honoured to be given notification to write a reference for Vivienne Goodger. I hope I can give an impartial overview of the person I have worked with. The first time I met Vivienne was in June 2016, and we started working together after a referral from my immigration consultant. My first impression of Vivienne was her exceedingly good mandarin which was fluent right from the moment she opened her mouth. But it was her “Chinese mentality” and way of thinking as well as her fluency in the language that surprised and delighted me. When Vivienne is working she is always engaging and proactive, and she is always able to think ahead, even beyond my expectations in organising things for me. I have worked with many education consultants, but Vivienne really surpassed my expectations of British people’s work ethics. Following this, Vivienne was always able to manage any problems I encountered in an outstanding way. My son was struggling to settle in to his school and there was some conflict and misunderstanding between him and the teachers. Vivienne was able to see these issues through both points for view and enabled him to resolve these issues but not to his detriment. This method of thinking on the client’s behalf and having the attitude of not avoiding difficult issues is something that I believe is not possessed by educational consultants in China. " ... See Vivienne Goodger's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our Private Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the Private Tutors that we represent. If you would like to hear more, you may be interested to read about our tutor selection criteria or to read about Wentworth Tutors' philosophy and approach in a letter to parents from Dr Katherine Wiles, our Founder. Alternatively, some more profiles of our Private Tutors can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

I have experience teaching a range of ages, both privately part-time and in full time employment as a teacher at Hurstpierpoint College, where I worked for a year before starting my degree at Oxford University. I have a particular interest in entrance into the UK's top schools and Universities, teaching 11 plus, Common Entrance, and preparing students for Oxbridge. I am aided by a detailed understanding of UK independent schools as well as experience preparing for the American education system at ISEE and SSAT level in particular. I have delivered private tuition to children between 5 and 20 years. I find tutoring immensely rewarding and particularly enjoy the focused nature of assisting an individual with their academic goals. ...
I studied Natural Sciences at Pembroke College, Cambridge graduating with a II.I in my Chemistry Master’s and with a first in my Bachelor’s in Natural Sciences. Throughout my four years at Cambridge University, I was awarded the BP prize for Chemistry as well as three Foundation Scholarship awards. Before Cambridge I attended King’s College School, Wimbledon where I completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, achieving 45 points. Prior to that, I studied at The Tiffin Girls' School where I went on to achieve straight A* in my GCSE's.

I have tutored Chemistry HL & SL, Biology HL and Maths HL to students attending revision camps as well as privately in person or over Skype. ...
I am a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where I received a first-class MPhil in Politics. At Oxford, I was a Rhodes Scholar at New College, and I served as Tutor in politics at Keble College. Prior to my arrival in the United Kingdom, I attended Brown University, where I double-majored in history and economics, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Following graduation in 2014, I spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, I am fluent in both American and British education systems — and have a passion for education, more broadly. My areas of expertise are maths, history, Spanish, College Counselling and preparation across the board. ...
I took a teaching post at Harrow School in 2015, teaching IGCSEs in English Language and Literature and delivering lectures to A-level students. I was also made Director-in-Residence and Master-in-Charge of Debating. Earlier that year I graduated with a first class degree in English Language and Literature from Christ Church, Oxford, where I was one of the twelve original Reuben Scholars. My papers in Shakespeare and Beckett for Finals were classed as publishable. Throughout my time at Oxford and Harrow, I have accumulated extensive experience tutoring privately for a range of abilities, from pre-test to university admissions. Although my undergraduate degree was in the arts, I have always nurtured a healthy interest in subjects across the curriculum, having studied Further Mathematics and Physics at A Level, and I am continually excited by the prospect of facilitating the development of a student’s academic pursuits in a variety of disciplines. A constant desire to advance my own knowledge energises me as a tutor, and I believe that communicating this enthusiasm allows me to stimulate both the curiosity and diligence of my tutees. ...
Vivienne graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Chinese Studies. She speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and English. Vivienne is trained in working with students with varying educational and emotional needs. She has a strong knowledge of how best to support students with different backgrounds and her skills also involve advising parents on how best to support their children.

Vivienne is a manager in Wentworth and leads our UK Schools Consulting practice. She also focuses on the Hong Kong, China, and Asia regions; she is fluent in mandarin. If you would like to book a consultation with Vivienne to talk about UK Schools Consulting, or if you are based in Asia and want to discuss how we can help, please do not hesitate to contact us!

With nearly four years experience of working in the education sector, Vivienne has a strong background in working with foreign students and helping place them in top schools in the UK. She has an in depth knowledge of the different independent schools in the UK and her speciality is helping place students in schools best suited to their academic and extra-curricular needs. ...
Having boarded and studied at the King's School Canterbury, I then went on to graduate with a first class BA and an MPhil from St John’s College Cambridge in July 2017. I am currently employed as a Philosophy and Theology teacher at Rugby school. Here I have undergone teacher training for the PGCE and also function as a full time tutor to ten GCSE level boys, as well as choral assistant and shooting coach. Having worked closely with the head of Oxbridge over the past year, I am in a very strong position to advise on applications to leading universities worldwide. Balancing work with a competitive rifle-shooting at a semi-professional level requires huge drive and efficiency. I bring this drive to each of the pupils that I tutor in the hope that I can help them to realise their own passions and potential. ...
I graduated from Cambridge University (Newnham College) with a 2:1 in Social Anthropology (and a 1st in Development Studies) in 2009. I have been tutoring private clients since 2005 in subjects ranging from English, Maths, English as foreign language, Interview Technique and Preparation, Test & Exam Preparation and Mentoring. However, my current focus and speciality is tutoring students for all levels of the ISEE and SSAT test as well as tutoring the 11+ and 13+ entrance exams. As a child, I attended the Chinese International School in Hong Kong and Alice Smith International School in Kuala Lumpur and then boarded at school in the UK as an overseas student. As a consequence, I particularly enjoy working with students based in Asia applying to international schools and preparing them for the cultural and curriculum adjustment of becoming an overseas student. I am now based in Singapore and tutor students of all ages here and in Hong Kong primarily. I have an excellent track record of increasing test scores and helping tutees to have the confidence and ability to achieve the grades required for their desired schools whilst also acting as a mentor throughout the preparation process. ...
I'm originally from New York, and have been living in London for a bit over a year now. After graduating from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing (Cum Laude), I received my Master's degree from the London Film School. I've been privately tutoring for years, as a peer tutor on Harvard's campus with the Bureau of Study Council, as well as with private agencies. I also have extensive experience as an Admissions Representative in the Harvard Admissions Office. I specialise in the American curriculum and US College Counselling, but know and work with the English curriculum as well. ...
I was educated at Westminster School and Oxford, and have worked as a private English tutor since the beginning of the 2016 academic year. My students have ranged in age from six to eighteen, studied a variety of different curricula, and all have specific needs that I strive to meet in every lesson.I continually work to pass on my great love of literature to every student I teach. I've been lucky enough to have experienced great teaching throughout my whole life; it is my passion and my privilege to pass on my love of learning. ...
Caitlin is currently in her final year of Kings college London Graduate medical school. She has been working for Wentworth since 2015 focusing on US school and college admissions. She is a dual (US and UK) citizen who graduated with a BA in Neurobiology and Anthropology from Harvard University in 2015. In Harvard, she worked for Veritas Education for 2 years and travelled to China to work as both a teacher and US college consultant. She also tutored children with Autism throughout college. Researching and teaching children who have learning difficulties is one of her main interests. Before Harvard she completed her GCSE's and A-levels (Maths, Chemistry, Biology, Geography) in the UK. Alongside her final year of A-levels she completed the SAT and SAT II exams and went through the US college application process alongside her UK UCAS application. She is well versed in the various US entrance exams and the US application process. ...