13+ Common Entrance Tutoring

At Wentworth we have helped countless students master the 13+ Common Entrance and go on to gain entrance to their first choice school. We offer specialist subject tutors in each paper at 13+ as well as generalist maths, English, and science tuition.

13+ Common Entrance Tutoring

At Wentworth we have helped countless students master the 13+ Common Entrance and go on to gain entrance to their first choice school. We offer specialist subject tutors in each paper at 13+ as well as generalist maths, English, and science tuition.

13+ Common Entrance

The 13+ exams are, for most schoolchildren, the first taste of truly multi-disciplinary examinations. Alongside compulsory papers in Maths, English and Science, candidates can be assessed on French, German, Spanish, Latin, Ancient Greek, History, Religious Studies and Geography. This breadth of testing, combined with the high stakes atmosphere of the secondary school admissions process can be very intimidating for students who already have plenty to be dealing with at school. At Wentworth Education all of our tutors understand that these pressures can be very new for 13+ candidates but we have seen hundreds of students master them and go on to become experts at exams. It is this experience of helping young people develop their exam techniques and the knowledge required to succeed that makes us so invaluable to so many clients across the world.

We offer specialist subject tutors in each paper at 13+. These tutors are selected for their sheer weight of academic credentials and all have significant teaching experience. We have heads of department from top English schools, University lecturers and researchers, and graduates from Oxford, Cambridge and the Ivy Leagues, all on-hand to help students get to grips with the new material they will encounter on these exams.

As well as individual subject tuition we are able to provide true all-round 13+ coaching from our most qualified teachers. These individuals have top academic records, of course, but are beyond that, serious experts at tutoring the common entrance exams and guiding candidates through every aspect of the process.

Selected 13+ Common Entrance Testimonials

Please see below some example 13+ Common Entrance 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 13+ Common Entrance Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.

French (scholarship) | Arina Patrikova

"Arina taught my son French to scholarship standard. She was punctual, friendly, very knowledgeable and had a great way with my son. He never complained about going for lessons and really enjoyed the sessions with Arina. " ... See Arina Patrikova's tutoring profile.

13+ Common Entrance - Physics, Chemistry, Biology | Oliver Jackson

"I've spoken with my daughter and she loves having you tutor her and is much more confident with the sciences. Thank you so much for all you've done. We'll be getting in touch again next year to help her brother too!" ... See Oliver Jackson'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.

13+ MATHS | Claire McNulty

"She thoroughly enjoyed her lessons with you and although she was poorly, she was happy to carry on with the classes. She told me she misses your teaching and would really love to have you back! I hope you don't mind us requesting you again and hope you'll be able to take her back on, if that's needed in the future after her exams. Once again thank you so much for your support, much appreciated. She feels that she has learnt a lot from your classes! " ... See Claire McNulty'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 13+ Common Entrance Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the 13+ Common Entrance 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 13+ Common Entrance Tutors can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

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. ...
I graduated from Cambridge University in 2015, where I studied Arabic and Spanish. Following graduation, I worked in a top boarding school in midtown Manhattan, New York supporting the students' preparation for SSAT/ISEE exams. On my return from the US, I began working for an educational charity in Cambridge, Red Balloon, which recovers severely bullied children who have self-excluded from mainstream education through a bespoke educational and therapeutic provision. Currently I am doing a social innovation graduate scheme, Year Here, I have introduced engaging new methods to support English language acquisition for participants of English Speakers for Other Languages (ESOL) courses at the Bromley by Bow community centre. Education has always been very important to me. My experiences above, in conjunction with teaching English to refugees in Jordan and supporting students in the US prepare for Spanish tests, leads me to having a broad understanding of education and the techniques that work for people of all levels. ...
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 recently completed my Natural Sciences degree at Christ's College Cambridge, where for my first two years I read maths, physics, and chemistry. In my final year I received the second highest First in the university in history and philosophy of science. Before Cambridge I went to Oundle School, a private boarding school in Northamptonshire.

After a stint working at the Cabinet Office I am now conducting freelance policy research. My timetable is flexible and essentially self-managed, giving me lots of time to tutor outside of my other work.

I have now been tutoring for over eight years. I primarily teach maths, physics, and chemistry at UK GCSE and A level, but have recently begun more intensive tutoring for the USA ACTs, SATs, and PSATs. ...
I was brought up in Central London where I attended Glendower and St Paul's Girls' School. After that, I went on to read Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge, before working at Goldman Sachs for the past two and half years. Earlier this year I left the City in order to pursue a long standing interest in Medicine. I have always loved Maths and Science and truly believe that we need to encourage students to continue with their STEM subjects. Having had some fantastic teachers throughout my education I really understand the importance of engaging with students, and ensuring that sessions are fun and in context. Having gone through the UK private school system myself, I am very familiar with the quirks of the British education system, from picking secondary schools at 11 or 13 plus, to navigating the university application system. ...
I graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge in 2016 with a first class degree in History of Art and an MPhil in Early 20th Century British Modernist Painting. I was born and live in London and attended Westminster Under School and Eton College, two of the country's most prestigious and competitive private schools. ...
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. ...