Peter Minnig - Private Tutor in Cambridge

Peter Minnig Private Tutor in Cambridge

I was born and raised in Washington, D.C., attending area private schools until matriculating at Yale University in 2008. After graduating, I spent several years working in PR, Marketing, and Content Creation roles before moving to the UK in 2017 to pursue my MPhil in Film and Screen Studies at Cambridge. I have worked with Wentworth since 2018, focusing mainly on US entrance exams for secondary schools and university.

I have worked successfully with clients both in-person and via Skype. In addition to teaching the material covered in these exams, I use my personal familiarity with the tests to focus particularly on helping students get used to the stressful and strange test-taking experience so that their results can best represent their full potential.

Subjects I Teach

My Education & Qualifications

  • University of Cambridge, 20172018
    Film and Screen Studies (MPhil): Distinction
  • Yale University, 20082013
    Italian Language & Literature (BA):

My Tutoring & Teaching Experience

In addition to helping my younger sister through the U.S. college process, I tutored middle school students while in high school and served as a music camp counselor for younger students. After graduating from Yale, I have served as an alumni interviewer annually, meeting with high school seniors as they apply to college.

Since joining Wentworth, I have tutored and mentored students in Japan and online via Skype.

My Approach to Tutoring

My approach to tutoring--particularly with standardized tests--focuses as much on building confidence and comfort as learning and mastering new material. I work with students to diagnose areas for improvement and then create a plan to ensure that difficult problems become familiar and second-nature. By taking away the fear from hard elements of test-taking, students gain more confidence and are less prone to making mistakes through the whole test.

Fun Facts About Me

I have been fortunate to indulge my passions for photography, filmmaking, and motorsport professionally while working for Volkswagen of America. I sang for years in various church choirs in the U.S. and traveled the world as a member of the Yale Spizzwinks(?) a cappella group during college. Since moving to Cambridge, I have been bitten by the rowing bug, and on early, cold mornings you can usually find me sitting in a boat somewhere on the Cam.

My Client Testimonials

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    "Peter has worked really well with [my son]. And [my son] would definitely like to schedule more classes with Peter."

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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. ...