We are a bespoke provider of private tutoring in the greater London area and beyond.
Our goal is to find the right tutor for each student to foster academic excellence and critical intellectual curiosity. Our tutors are world-class educators from Oxford, Cambridge, and similar high-calibre institutions.
We offer a full range of subject tuition and preparation for UK, US and IB schools and universities. We pride ourselves on excellence and expertise in international education.
Academic excellence is the cornerstone of Wentworth Tutors. We operate under a simple objective: that we find the right tutors to teach our students to an exceptional standard. We pride ourselves in helping our students improve their academic results... Continue reading about our philosophy in this letter to parents from our Head Tutor.
Wentworth Tutors is one of London's most prestigious tutoring agencies. Read more about our tutors, or simply give us a call! We would love to discuss your particular ambitions and how we can help you achive your goals.
We can teach all subjects for all ages. We truly excel in mathematics and the sciences, but we love a challenge and have been asked to tutor everything from the Rubik's cube to McKinsey interview tests. So please contact us if you have an unusual request.
We regularly prepare students for all UK school exams: 11+, 13+, Common Entrance, Scholarship, GCSE, AS, A level, Pre-Us and some of the worlds most challenging maths exams (STEP and IMO). We also specialise in the US syllabus, US standardised tests, and US High School exams, including: ISEE & SSAT, SAT I, ACT, SAT II Subject Tests, Advanced Placement (AP) Exams.
Our network of tutors is truly invaluable and what sets us apart from other agencies. We only accept the best. All our tutors attended world class universities such as Oxford and Cambridge. Many are qualified teachers, teaching in some of London's top schools, such as Westminster and St Pauls. We closely interview all of our tutors and our founders can personally vouch for all of them as superb role models.
Our tutors are high achievers and all have plenty of experience in the subjects and exams that they teach. But we make sure they balance fun and engagement with targetted and focussed work to ensure their students cover the syllabus and achieve their goals in a stimulating way.
Private Home Tutors
Most of our private or home tutors are based in London and they usually tutor face to face at their students home address (all across Greater London). However, we also provide group classes and Skype-based lessons.
First our Head Tutor will discuss your particular needs, often face to face. Once we understand exactly what you need we will offer to introduce you to a selection of our best tutors, and send you their profiles. We always stay in contact with you and your tutor to ensure everything is progressing smoothly and provide you with detailed feedback (like a school subject report) at the end of each month.
Problem of The Month
Ping Pong Choices
16 participants have signed up for the Sigma ping pong tournament. How many ways are there to pair these 16 participants in the first round?
Wentworth Tutors in the News
Pro Bono Education with Wentworth Tutors
Here at Wentworth, we work with students from all backgrounds. Our pro bono initiative focuses on students applying to university who have not necessarily had the support and resources they require. We work with academies and schools based in and around London, and are very proud of making a difference to students at one of the most critical times in their lives. Our pro bono projects are run by Elizabeth Bamber, who has been tutoring since 2011; Elizabeth currently works in Law and is a graduate of St John's College Cambridge, where she studied Neuroscience.
We are currently running a programme to support students through their university applications, with a particular emphasis on those applying to Oxbridge. This involves our excellent tutors delivering workshops on interview preparation and carrying out mock interviews with the students, thus sharing their expert knowledge with individuals who will really benefit from it. Over the last three years we have partnered with several Teach First schools in London.
Watch this space – as we will be adding more details soon. We look forward to sharing our stories of success with you!
Dr Katherine Wiles Speaks in TedX ASL
Dr Katherine Wiles, our founding director recently spoke in the American School of London's TedX Talk. Katherine adressed everyone's nightmare interview question: "Describe a time you faced adversity and how you dealt with it." There are many variants of this question, "Describe a time you failed," "Describe a time you took a risk," and so on, but they're all assessing the same ideas.
Katherine diagnoses the question and explains what it's asking, why interviewers ask it and how to think about answering it. She also dives into some case studies from British and American History and Bob, the naughty schoolboy. So if you're a Junior or a Senior in High School preparing for college interviews, applying for your first job in the milkround, or even an experienced interviewer, we hope you'll enjoy listening to and learn something from Katherine's talk.
Selected Client Testimonials
Please see below some example Client 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 Client Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.
Sciences | Wentworth Tutors Private Tutoring
"Everything is going well. [The tutor] is prompt and well prepared, and my daughter is now very motivated to study."
Seminars in Modern Poetry for English MA (Masters) | Andrew Dickinson
"I learnt more in Andrew's seminar on W. B. Yeats than I did in any other seminar run by the English Faculty." ... See Andrew Dickinson's tutoring profile.
Physics A-level | Adam Barker
"Adam is a highly attentive tutor who instills rigour in solving problems. This approach was extremely valuable when I was faced with an abstract Oxford interview question, which I was able to break down and solve using methods we had practised. " ... See Adam Barker's tutoring profile.
GCSE Computing | Tom Johnson
"Tom is a very patient, articulate teacher who explains things calmly, thoroughly and in an easy to understand manner. He has worked brilliantly with Olivia - her knowledge and confidence with the subject matter has improved greatly and he must be credited with taking Olivia's grades from a B to an A* within a term. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Tom as a tutor." ... See Tom Johnson's tutoring profile.
Politics A-Level, Oxbridge application, Personal statement support | Sienna Smallman
"Sienna's tuition style is very collaborative and appeared to be tailored exactly to my son's needs. She clearly puts a lot of effort into each lesson she prepares and takes her work very seriously. She not only helped him towards his goal of getting an A* at A-Level but also coached him for his successful Cambridge interview, providing invaluable advice during the university application process." ... See Sienna Smallman's tutoring profile.
Selected Profiles of our Private Tutors
Please see below some example profiles of the Private 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 Private Tutors can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.
Dominic Rowland – Professional Teacher in London
Dominic Rowland has been a professional teacher in London and at an elite UK boarding school since 2011. Prior to that, he spent a year teaching mathematics in Zambia. Dominic has 10+ years of tutoring experience teaching mathematics at all levels. Dominic regularly prepares school students for the toughest of exams (eg STEP, BMO, IMO) and mentors large cohorts of Oxbridge applicants each year. Dominic holds a double first and a MMath from Trinity College, Cambridge and represented the UK at the Balkan Mathematics Olympiad. Dominic's cheerful and supportive style combined with his enthusiasm inspire his students to excel in mathematics. ...... Dominic Rowland
Mathew Smith – Professional Teacher in Manchester
I graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge in 2013 in Natural Sciences (specialising in chemistry) and went straight onto the Teach First graduate programme. For the past three years, I have taught science at Essa Academy in Bolton to students with a vast range of abilities and levels of engagement and have led on engaging and challenging gifted and talented students looking to apply to the top universities.
I am a professional, enthusiastic and committed teacher who is passionate about sharing knowledge and experience with students of all ages and abilities. At Essa, I strive to instil in my students a determination to succeed and a confidence in their own abilities that allows them to maximise their potential – qualities that I have transferred to tutoring with great success. ...
Catriona Ramsay – Private Tutor in Hong Kong and Singapore
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. ...
Rose Kirby – Private Tutor in West London
After passing the 11+ I attended a Grammar School where I achieved 9 A*s and 2As at GCSE, followed by 4 A*s at A Level in Economics, English Literature, Biology and Religious Studies. I received a First Class degree at the University of Bath in Business Administration and joined McKinsey & Co. as a consultant on graduation.
I am a soon-to-be ICF qualified Life Coach and consequently enjoy coupling my deep and effective understanding of how to achieve the high grades students desire, with a holistic approach to their success as an individual. ...
Sophia Ohler – Private Tutor in London
I'm originally from New York, and have been living in London for a bit over a year now. After graduating from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing (Cum Laude), I received my Master's degree from the London Film School. I've been privately tutoring for years, as a peer tutor on Harvard's campus with the Bureau of Study Council, as well as with private agencies. I also have extensive experience as an Admissions Representative in the Harvard Admissions Office. I specialise in the American curriculum and US College Counselling, but know and work with the English curriculum as well. ...
Luke Howarth – Professional Teacher in Central London
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. ...
Tom Johnson – Private Tutor in Hitchin
By day, I work at PA Consulting in the Software and Controls group, where I have built embedded systems, optimising simulations and automated test platforms. I developed his love for computers at an early age, first learning to program at 14. I then followed this interest through a Computer Science degree at the University of Cambridge, before taking it into the world of work. ...
Patrick Alexander – Professional Teacher in East London
I am an expert tutor and education consultant with a first-class English degree, a Masters from Cambridge and over ten years' experience in elite institutions in the UK and overseas.
My most recent teaching post was Head of English at The Latymer School, one of the highest performing state schools in the UK.
In my spare time, I am a contributor to magazines including The Spectator and Prospect Magazine, and am currently writing a television series on free schools at the NFTS. ...
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 ...
Scarlett Maguire – Private Tutor in London
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 entrance into the UK's top schools and Universities, teaching 11 plus, Common Entrance, and preparing students for Oxbridge. I am aided by a detailed understanding of UK independent schools as well as experience preparing for the American education system at ISEE and SSAT level in particular. 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 their academic goals. ...