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.

CE 11+ and GCSE | Lily Burnand

"Lily is a complete delight to have around and has inspired both my children. They look forward to their sessions with her and she has quietly and calmly worked with them both to really help and support them in doing their best academically" ... 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 didn't work with our son Oscar for a long period, however, she achieved great results in a short space of time. She quickly picked up where the previous tutor had laid off. She built a great rapport with him during the very first session and understood immediately why we were tutoring. Our goals were to increase confidence and encourage Oscar to challenge himself, rather than coasting through. He attends an excellent state primary, however, we just felt that some one to one attention would be a huge benefit. Elisa used Oscar's love of reading to inspire him and helped him to organise his thoughts when transferring them on to paper. She was careful not to overwhelm, but definitely hit these targets. We were always left with a sensible amount of homework and this clearly complimented the lesson that had just taken place. Elisa also suggested books that he might like to read and made the vocab tasks a lot of fun. Oscar always looked forward to his tutoring sessions, a true indication of Elisa's skills and enthusiasm! I would thoroughly recommend Elisa and can't thank her enough!” " ... 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'm a graduate medical student at King's College London, having previously studied Biomedical Science as an undergraduate at Imperial College London.

I have experience in teaching maths, biology and the ISEE. In addition, I've spent time working with children as a nanny, and volunteering at youth and children's groups, both in the UK and abroad. I am passionate about releasing the potential in every student, with a particular focus on building confidence and nurturing a love of learning. ...
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. ...
After achieving straight A*s at GCSE and A-level, I graduated from UCL with a First Class Honours Degree specialising in economics, psychology, neuroscience, French and geography.

Since then, I have focussed all of my energy on engaging with education in as many ways possible: I have become a guest lecturer at UCL (on an undergraduate course), a teacher at a secondary school in London, and an education consultant to the Times Educational Supplement (TES). I am also lucky enough to have been asked to have a role on the Board of Directors for World Education Connection, an initiative that connects thousands of students from the USA and Tanzania using technology each year.

I am currently undertaking a Master's in Education, whilst being a full-time teacher and professional musician. ...
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 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. ...