Dr Katherine Wiles - Private Tutor in Central London
I am the CEO of Wentworth Tutors. I started Wentworth in order to bring together a group of high calibre tutors dedicated to learning as a lifelong process. Our mission is to provide the laser focus, confidence-building, and magic of one-to-one learning to our students
As an education consultant, I have worked with hundreds of families across the world covering the US, UK, and IB syllabi and applications to schools, universities, and beyond. I also lead our international relocations and homeschooling placements. With Wentworth's pro-bono team, I have organised mentoring and application coaching for >100 inner city London students. I take on a small number of US College Counselling applicants personally each year. Please contact the team to discuss further
I am a medical doctor and a former McKinsey strategy consultant. I graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2012 with a 1st class degree in Natural Sciences and the Cambridge University Physiology Prize for excellence in my written dissertation. Raised in both Princeton, New Jersey and Cambridge, England, I am an expert in the differences between the American and English educational systems as I was accepted as an undergraduate to Harvard, Princeton, MIT, CalTech, and Cambridge. I have been tutoring since 2005 as both a private tutor and in the non-profit sector
Subjects I Teach
My Education & Qualifications
University of Cambridge, 2009 – 2012
Natural Sciences (BA & MA (Cantab)): 1st
Kings College London, 2012 – 2016
Medical Degree (MBBS): Distinction
My Tutoring & Teaching Experience
I first started teaching in 2005 as a volunteer teaching underprivileged students to play wind instruments in Trenton, NJ. For the last decade I have taught privately and through nonprofit organisations. I have taught subjects including History, English, Mathematics, and Sciences to students from all over the world. I also teach the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and ACT exams. The resources that I have developed for these exams are now employed by the Wentworth network of tutors.
I have additionally started the US College Consulting, UK Applications, International Relocation, Schools Advice, Homeschooling, and Pro Bono arms of Wentworth Tutors
My Approach to Tutoring
My tutoring style is a combination of rigour and discipline in an environment that is engaging and relaxing. I ask questions of my students to help them articulate their learning process. I also encourage students to develop structure in how they approach problems: a skill that is invaluable whether writing an essay or solving a complex mathematics problem. I believe that in today's educational world, students are too often afraid to ask questions. I have often observed that these questions are not only very insightful but are extremely helpful to students in clarifying their own conceptual understanding. I have a relaxed style while actively encouraging my students to ask any and all questions about which we then discuss.
Fun Facts About Me
I recently spoke at the American School of London's TedX talk about college interview questions. In my spare time I like to ski and sail.
My Client Testimonials
SAT II [Chemistry]
"Katherine was fantastic at knowing what parts of the Chemistry syllabus I hadn’t covered. My score improved from a 650 to a 790!"
SAT II [Chemistry]
"Everything is going well. Katherine is prompt and well prepared, and my daughter is now very motivated to study."
SAT II [Physics]
"Katherine is very focused and identifies my problems very quickly, and therefore is able to help me with exactly what I need. I have learned a lot from her despite the fact that I only had four days of tuition."
SAT II [Physics]
"Tests have been a challenge for [my son] who has had many tutors before you (until now you and the math tutor are the only tutors who have actually made his score go up!). He got his best test score to date."
"Thank you for helping [our daughter]. She needs every little bit of confidence and reassurance that you provide her with."
"The first session went very well. [My son] liked [the tutor’s] style and is keen to have her return."
"Katherine was incredible. [My daughter's] score improved beyond even her own expectations. She ended up perfect scoring Critical Reading which was her weakest section!"
US College Counselling
"Thank you so much for your patience. We are truly grateful for all your support through this minefield."
US College Counselling and UK Application Advice
"Thank you so much for your kind help in pointing me in the direction of Katherine whose expertise and advice has helped me immensely"
UK Admissions Advice
"I am so happy to let you know [my daughter] got the Cambridge offer today!! I am so happy for her!! I am so grateful for your help!! "
US College Counselling
"I wanted my friend to come and see you because you can help at student craft the most compelling story"
"Thank you so very much for all your insight. I honestly don't know what we would have done without Wentworth for ISEEs and applications"
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