11+ Tutoring

The 11+ is continuously evolving and at Wentworth we pride ourselves on staying completely on top of all the changing facets of this sometimes daunting exam. Away from a classroom environment, our tutors are able to really examine their pupils unique set of strengths and weaknesses. This allows their work together to be much more streamlined and ensure that candidates build confidence quickly.

11+ Tutoring

The 11+ is continuously evolving and at Wentworth we pride ourselves on staying completely on top of all the changing facets of this sometimes daunting exam. Away from a classroom environment, our tutors are able to really examine their pupils unique set of strengths and weaknesses. This allows their work together to be much more streamlined and ensure that candidates build confidence quickly.

11+ Tutoring

The cornerstone of English secondary school entrance tests, the 11+ remains as challenging today as when it was first instituted in 1944. Although it has been around for a very long time, the 11+ is continuously evolving and at Wentworth Education we pride ourselves on staying completely on top of all the changing facets of this sometimes daunting exam.

The 11+ is offered by two very different providers, GL and CEM, and our tutors are experts in the differences between these systems and the best tactics for conquering them. Both versions of the 11+ test candidates across Maths, English, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning. As such, Wentworth Education can provide students with specialised tuition in individual aspects of the 11+ that need improving or give holistic supervision across all components of the exam. For this all-round teaching we select our most accomplished tutors, often individuals with academic and professional backgrounds that bridge the divide between the humanities and sciences.

The single most important step in approaching the 11+ is to identify a student’s areas of weakness before intensive practice begins. Away from a classroom environment, our tutors are able to really examine their pupils’ unique set of strengths and weaknesses. This allows their work together to be much more streamlined and ensure that candidates build confidence quickly.

Past papers and online resources are invaluable for giving students enough practice in the run-up to the 11+. However, many of the clients that approach us to assist with exam preparation note how a simple numerical score leaves students in the dark about where they are going wrong and how they can improve. This is particularly problematic in the Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning sections of the 11+ where students are unable to refer to any prior curriculum standard, with which to compare themselves. These are precisely the challenges that our tutors specialise in. In-depth marking and feedback is always accompanied by encouragement and enthusiasm. It is highly important to us that we are able to ease any anxiety a student might have about the exam process.

By the time the examination day arrives students should always feel confident and even excited about the opportunity to demonstrate how well-rounded and capable they really are. At Wentworth Education we are experts at getting them there.

Selected 11+ Testimonials

Please see below some example 11+ 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 11+ Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.

English CE 11+ | Lily Burnand

"[My son] did brilliantly in his exams and got offers from all the schools that we applied to. We are so pleased, thanks so much for your fantastic coaching." ... See Lily Burnand's tutoring profile.

English, 7+ and 11+ | Camille Goodman

"[Camille] is very polite, cheerful with an outgoing personality and both were fascinated to hear about her tennis competitions. Camille is a great role model for children as she is young, successful, outgoing and sporty. I can only recommend her." ... See Camille Goodman's tutoring profile.

11+ MATHS | Claire McNulty

"Claire helped my daughter with maths exam technique at 11+ and we found her work outstanding. Claire’s preparation and the extent of her material was impressive and her high standards consistent at every lesson as well as her focus on the areas of improvement. The results were very good, highly recommended! " ... See Claire McNulty'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.

11+ English | John Phipps

"We took a few lessons with John during half term. My son, who is not a big fan of English, really enjoyed it. John is a very positive, patient person and easily found the way to communicate with my son. We liked the variety of tasks that were offered. Every time my son was looking forward to his next lesson. It was a great experience and we highly recommend John's tutoring." ... See John Phipps's tutoring profile.

11+ English | Elisa Mitrofan

"Elisa worked with my daughter, aged 10, for around four months in preparation for her 11+ exams for English. My daughter said she was exceptionally helpful, and helped her focus on the type of questions she would face in her English exams and methods for improving her writing. My daughter found her patient, considerate and helpful in her approach. What is more, she made the sessions interesting enough that my daughter was able to concentrate and focus for 90 minutes, and come out happy and smiling at the end of each session! " ... See Elisa Mitrofan's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our 11+ Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the 11+ 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 11+ Tutors can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

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 am currently studying Human Sciences (BA) at the University of Oxford, where I am a Laidlaw Scholar and have received the Gardner Prize. The course is an interesting approach of combining the humanities and sciences to understand the interdisciplinary nature of humans, and combines a variety of subjects including Biology, Geography, Sociology and Statistics. I have tutored since 2014, working with children from ages 3-18, and at a range of abilities to produce successful results. As an individual who loves learning, I hope to pass this passion onto my students through engaging sessions and inspire them to look further than what they just learn in the classroom. I therefore find tutoring a very rewarding experience and I am passionate about helping every student reach their potential.

Having attended a selective grammar school with an acceptance rate of less than 10%, I understand the pressure which students can place on themselves. There is a high importance of staying calm and collected, and I listen to any concerns which the student may have. I have worked with numerous individuals preparing them for common entrance exams, GCSE’s and A-levels. I place large focus on improving exam technique through understanding the mark scheme and developing approaches to apply knowledge to advanced questions. ...
As part of my undergraduate medical studies at The University of Cambridge, I completed a degree in preclinical medicine with a year spent in neuroscience. I am now completing my medical degree at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. My academic interests have led me to pursue research in the areas of neurophysiology, paediatrics and public health.

With five years of tutoring under my belt, I have accumulated hundreds of hours of experience. I currently have some students that are studying for their GCSEs and others that I am helping with their application to medical school, including BMAT, UCAT, personal statements and interview preparation. Moreover, I have extensive experience leading seminars for groups of students both on scientific topics and elements of the medical school admissions process. ...
I have just returned to the UK after 20 months in New Delhi, India, where I was working as an Education Consultant and teaching the SAT and ACT. I gained my undergraduate degree from Cambridge University, and have over three years experience teaching students from Primary age up to GCSE. I am open to residential positions and roles involving travel. I love to engage my pupils in extra-curricular activities such as sports, arts and crafts, trips and days out, and educational visits. ...
A personable, articulate Cambridge graduate, who loves working with young people. I’m a natural problem solver, with a strong desire to ensure the success of my students. My strengths as a tutor involve creating a calm, non-judgemental space to learn, which I find allows students to develop their confidence and discover their talents.

At school, I combined a stellar rugby career, playing to a county standard, with academic excellence, achieving top grade A-Levels across the board, and earning a place at the University of Cambridge. I graduated from the University of Cambridge with a very solid 2.1 degree in Theology and Religious Studies in 2013. In my final year at Cambridge, I was the captain of the Clare College University Challenge team, making the quarter finals of the nationally televised competition.

My desire to teach began while I was still at school: Aged 16, I volunteered teaching English in my lunch breaks at my local primary school, and mentoring younger students at my own school who were not achieving their potential.

I have always been attracted to a wide range of challenges. After graduating from Cambridge, I began training as a secondary school RE teacher. I then pursued a career in fundraising, spending the last two years with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in London. I am now exploring training as a psychotherapist. ...
I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2015, where I studied French and Italian. Since then, I have completed the Graduate Diploma in Law with Distinction and I am currently studying for the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Moorgate. I have been working as a tutor for four years, with a particular focus on language tuition, Oxbridge applications and tutoring for the 11+. For me, tutoring is an incredibly rewarding experience. I particularly enjoy the opportunity to watch my tutees make progress not only in terms of their academic ability but also in developing self-confidence and a love for learning overall. ...
I am currently medical student in St George's London, and I studied Natural Sciences in Cambridge. I have over 3 years experience teaching a broad range of subjects up to and including A level mathematics and science. I take a personal approach to tutoring, adapting my teaching style to each individual student to help them reach their full potential. ...
I am currently at King's College London, studying for a Masters degree in War Studies. Previously, I studied Classics for 4 years at the University of St Andrews, specialising in Roman Comedy and the Greek symposium. I attended Haileybury & Imperial Service College, a coeducational independent school in Hertfordshire, from the age of 11 through to 18, achieving a school record in the 11+ entrance exam. ...