“It is not the walls that make the city, but the people who live within them. The walls of London may be battered, but the spirit of the Londoner stands resolute and undismayed.”
- King George VI
Wentworth Tutors in London
Wentworth Tutors is one of London's leading private tutoring agency. We supply home tutors to families all across London and the home counties. Normally our private tutors travel to their student's home for the tutoring sessions. However, for older students further out of London we often encourage students and tutors to meet at a mutually convenient location (for example a public library or a University). We also offer group classes in London and skype / shared whiteboard tutoring if you live further afield.
We are a small but premium agency. Since we personally know all of our tutors well we can guarantee to make the best possible match between our clients and tutors. If we don't think we can find you the perfect tutor immediately, we'll tell you as much, but then carry on looking for you. If you're looking for cheap or mid-market tutors with little to no support from the agency beyond the sale process then stop reading now. But if you want the best, the best tutor and the best agency in London drop us a line and we can discuss your particular needs.
Subjects we Cover in London
In London we have private tutors who can teach pretty any school or university subject. Most of our students want help with Maths or Science, and this is where most of our tutors specialise. But we have many excellent tutors who specialise in the humanities and languages. We believe we can tutor pretty much anything, so if you've got an unusual request the feel free to get in touch. We've even been asked to teach the Rubik's cube and Origami!
UK Syllabus & British Exams
In London we have private tutors who can teach pretty any subject at and level in the UK syllabus, from GCSE, A Level and Pre U to 13+, 11+ and primary. Each year we help several students apply to Oxbridge and prepare for their Oxbridge interviews and the STEP exams. Most of our tutors went through the British system as children and then went on to study in Oxbridge or the Russell Group. We are therefore amply qualified to advise you on applications and help you maximise your chances of getting in to your top choice University
US Syllabus & Standardised Tests
We also specialise in the US syllabus and regularly tutor children in the American schools in and around London. Each year we prepare numerous children for the ISEE and SSAT exams and consistenly help students get into their top choice schools. We have helped students gain acceptance to most of the American schools in London and the Home Counties, for example the American School of London (ASL). We also help several older ASL students prepare for their APs and SATs. Our Founder and Head Tutor, Katherine Wiles, grew up in the US system (she went to school in Princeton, New Jersey); as did many of our other tutors.
We work with still more families who are moving to the United States and can help children get into into the top schools in their new area. This year, for example, we helped students gain acceptance into the Los Angeles, Washington DC and Greenwhich Connecticut areas; for example: Harvard Westlake, Roland Park, and Brinmore. We can help with very intensive last minute training - more often than not British families moving out to America only have two or three weeks before their kids need to take the tests.
Selected London Testimonials
Please see below some example London 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 London Testimonials can be found on our dedicated testimonials page, where you can filter by subject.
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"Wentworth are miles ahead of any agency we have in Hong Kong. Your tutors are second to none, and a breath of fresh air compared to Hong Kong's factory floor tutoring approach. Well worth it!"
7+: English, Maths, General | Marco Marcello
"We would recommend Marco to any parent with children preparing for the 7+ assessments. Marco is well prepared and very patient with an age group that can prove very challenging to keep focused. He did a great job with this." ... See Marco Marcello's tutoring profile.
English, 7+ and 11+ | Camille Goodman
"Camille Goodman tutored my son on a regular basis twice a week in 2015. During her time at University she continued tutoring him and my daughter during the holidays. My children were 6 and 8 years old at the time. During that time she has always shown to be reliable, the children loved her and most of all made huge improvements, especially with creative writing." ... See Camille Goodman's tutoring profile.
Strategy Consultancy Interviews (McKinsey, BCG, OC&C, and Oliver Wyman Offeree) | Edward Smith
"The biggest hurdle for me was understanding what to expect from the interviews. The mock was extremely realistic and actually harder than all but the final round cases. I was given feedback that helped me to improve immensely. I felt very prepared; a big thank you!" ... See Edward Smith's tutoring profile.
Grade 3 Singing | Polina Sosnina
"Polina Sosnina is a very dedicated, passionate and organised teacher who takes a holistic approach to teaching. She is kind and very approachable. Her lessons are always well prepared. Since starting singing lessons with Polina my daughter’s confidence has grown which has helped socially and in school. She now sings all the time! My daughter really enjoys her lessons and is always looking forward to the next! It is great seeing my daughter improve week by week. Thank you Polina ! I can highly recommend Polina for any child who loves music and singing." ... See Polina Sosnina's tutoring profile.
Selected Profiles of our London Tutors
Please see below some example profiles of the London 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 London Tutor profiles can be found on our dedicated tutors page, where you can filter by subject.
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
Samuel Channon – Private Tutor in Greater London
I grew up in Devon and went to a local Grammar School, where I first started tutoring whilst studying for my A-levels. I went on to study Mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 2013 with an MA (1st-class) and MMATH (Merit). I was offered a place at Warwick University to study for my PhD, but ended up changing fields. I am now studying Medicine on an accelerated graduate entry program at Barts and the London School of Medicine, graduating in 2018.
Although I've ended my own career in Maths for now I have never lost my passion for the subject, and enjoy continuing this through tutoring. I've worked with students of all abilities, with the bulk of my experience tutoring Maths and Physics at A-level and GCSE standard. I also tutor Biology and Chemistry, drawing on the past two years I have spent studying Medicine. Studying Medicine has enhanced my tutoring ability, as we spend a considerable amount of time developing our communication skills. ...
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. ...
Oliver Jackson – Private Tutor in Central London
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 a studying for my Graduate Diploma in Law. My timetable is flexible and essentially self-managed, giving me lots of time to tutor outside of my legal studies.
I started tutoring my friends and peers while at school and have now been tutoring for around 7 years. In that time I have mostly taught maths, english, physics, chemistry and history at GCSE and A level, but have recently begun more intensive tutoring for the UK's 11+ and 13+ exams. ...
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. ...
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
John Phipps – Private Tutor in Central London
I was educated at Westminster School and Oxford, and have worked as a private English tutor since the beginning of the 2016 academic year. My students have ranged in age from six to eighteen, studied a variety of different curricula, and all have specific needs that I strive to meet in every lesson.I continually work to pass on my great love of literature to every student I teach. I've been lucky enough to have experienced great teaching throughout my whole life; it is my passion and my privilege to pass on my love of learning. ...