US Exams

The US aptitude tests are very different to school exams. We can provide instruction for the SAT I, ACT, SAT II, and ISEE. Please read below for more information on these tests and contact us to discuss your needs.

Subjects Covered

SAT I

The SAT I assesses the skills that are taught in all schools: reading, writing, and mathematics. It lasts 3 hours and 45 minutes. The Critical Reading section asks questions about sentence completion and passage-based analysis through the use of long and short texts. The Mathematics test has two types of questions: multiple choice and student-completed. The Mathematics portion assesses numeracy, algebra, geometry, data analysis, statistics, and probability. The Writing portion of the exam is divided into two parts: multiple choice questions based on error detection and a long essay. We provide classes before some of the SAT I exam dates so please contact us to discuss your needs.

See more detail on our SAT I tutoring. Or read our article on the frequently asked questions and the differences between the SAT I vs ACT.

ACT

Some students will prefer to sit the ACT which is similar to the SAT but has four sections: Critical Reading, Writing, Mathematics, and Science. There is an erroneous perception that the SAT I is “more valid” than the ACT as both are widely used and accepted. We recommend that any prospective student take a practice test in both before choosing which test to take.

See more detail on our ACT tutoring. Or read our article on the frequently asked questions and the differences between the SAT I vs ACT.

SAT II

The SAT IIs are hour-long tests that assess specific subject knowledge such as Mathematics level I, Mathematics level II, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French, Spanish, German, Latin, US History and English Literature. The material on these tests is different to the standard UK syllabus and therefore warrants some extra preparation. Please contact us to discuss your needs.

US College & Ivy League Consulting

We know that applying to College is a daunting time. It can be difficult to know what programmes are strong in particular areas, and how to select the perfect fit. At Wentworth Tutors, we provide a bespoke service to assist our clients with these difficult decisions and to support them through the process. We provide a complete service: support from the very first attempts to create a College List through to Wait List support and school selection.

See more detail on our Ivy League and US College Consulting services.

ISEE & SSAT

ISEE and SSAT are used for application to some secondary schools in the United States. We can provide tutors who are experienced at teaching and mentoring students through their preparation for these tests. But we can also monitor progress through mock exams we organise. Our tutor (and you) will be able to see student progression and test feedback; we use this to tailor our tutoring approach to maximise impact.

See more detail on our ISEE and SSAT tutoring or read about the differences between the ISEE and the SSAT.

American (USA) Schools Consulting

We help families moving to the United States every year to select schools in areas ranging from Seattle to Houston, LA to New York, and Greenwich to Baltimore. Each year we also help many students gain access to the UK based American schools such as ASL, ACL and TASIS. Additionally we tutor, on a weekly basis, numerous students attending these UK based American schools.

See more detail on our American (USA) Schools Consulting.

Selected US Exams Testimonials

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

ISEE | Emily Hennah

"Emily is lovely and [my son] really enjoys working with her" ... See Emily Hennah's tutoring profile.

ISEE | Catriona Ramsay

"...Cat’s experience with the ISEE and her deep knowledge of exactly what we need to focus on make[s] her a [great] fit for what we need..." ... See Catriona Ramsay's tutoring profile.

SAT/ACT | Sophia Ohler

"We're very impressed with Sophia, she's lovely and [my daughter] gets on with her very well. Sophia is very inspiring and a good role model for [her]." ... See Sophia Ohler's tutoring profile.

ISEE | Thomas Evans

"Everything went well and I’m optimistic my daughter will get into both schools and then have their choice of where to go. Her ISEE results are in and they are strong." ... See Thomas Evans's tutoring profile.

ISEE | Wentworth Tutors Private Tutoring

"[The tutor] cleared all [my daughter's] doubts and reinforced her confidence in her ability to answer the questions and understand the techniques."

SAT II [Physics] | Dr Katherine Wiles

"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." ... See Dr Katherine Wiles's tutoring profile.

ISEE | Caitlin Rea

"You have captured our imagination with your methods ; I have to confess this was very much an eye opener for me, so much so that I have been inspired to learn more about what [student] knows and doesn't, how he copes and how you go about it.- From parent " ... See Caitlin Rea's tutoring profile.

Selected Profiles of our US Exams Tutors

Please see below some example profiles of the US Exams 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 US Exams Tutor profiles can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.

I’m a postgraduate medical student at King’s College London and Bristol University graduate with a passion for a wide range of subjects. Studying humanities to A level, focusing on crop genetics during my undergraduate degree and now working to become a doctor translates well into tutoring a varied curriculum and ensures I’ve had plenty of experience in the process of learning. I'm an enthusiastic tutor; effective tutoring raises children’s confidence and gives them skills which they can take far beyond our sessions, which is my favourite aspect of the job. ... See Emily Hennah's tutoring profile
I have experience teaching a range of ages, both privately part-time and in full time employment as a teacher at Hurstpierpoint College, where I worked for a year before starting my degree at Oxford University. I have a particular interest in teaching Common Entrance and GCSEs, aided by a detailed understanding of UK independent schools as well as experience preparing for the American education system. I have delivered private tuition to children between 5 and 20 years. I find tutoring immensely rewarding and particularly enjoy the focused nature of assisting an individual with his/her academic goals. ... See Scarlett Maguire's tutoring profile
I have always been dedicated to success. In 2015, I graduated from the University of Cambridge with first-class honours in Natural Sciences, and was awarded a number of prestigious prizes for my performance. I then went on to study Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, and was awarded a Distinction for my MSc. More recently, I have moved to London to study law, and will begin my training to be a solicitor in 2018.

During my law studies, I am hoping to fill my free time with tutoring, a pursuit that I really enjoy. Over the past few years I have spent hundreds of hours tutoring, and have loved seeing my pupils become more confident and learn to enjoy their studies. I have also taken part in pro bono tutoring, helping to give less privileged students the same opportunities as those who are more fortunate, and acting as a mentor through their school careers.
... See Elizabeth Bamber's tutoring profile
My approach as a tutor is deeply informed by my commitments to writing and the visual arts. With each student, I emphasise close reading, looking, and sustained attention as key tools for critical thought. Having graduated from an American liberal arts college, my teaching expertise spans all humanities subjects and I am an expert in US College applications. ... See Kylie Gilchrist's tutoring profile
In 2015, I graduated from Cambridge with a Double First in Natural Sciences (Biochemistry). I have been a tutor for several years and I enjoy tutoring very much. I have particular experience tutoring students for US exams, as well as for UK Maths and Science exams. ... See Harry Taylor's tutoring profile