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Are you ready for your Oxbridge interview? We are here to help with practice interviews.

๐€๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐Ž๐ฑ๐›๐ซ๐ข๐๐ ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ: ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ? ๐–๐ž ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐ž๐ฅ๐ฉ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ๐ฌ.

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ? The interview is a vital part of the application process. Whilst there is no way of knowing what may come up in an interview, practising the skills required to analyse and โ€œthink out loudโ€ are extremely beneficial. Oxbridge tutors are not wanting to see what candidates know or have learnt; they want to see how candidates apply what they know to new situations and how they vocalise their thought process. This is an often underestimated skill.

๐๐ž๐ง๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐ญ๐ฌ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ. โ€ข Meeting someone the candidate does not know (as opposed to a teacher from their school) is a more realistic set-up โ€ข Learning to โ€œthink out loudโ€ and to be challenged on the spot โ€ข Experiencing a style of interviewing different to what they may have experienced at school โ€ข Individualised feedback on how to improve from a highly experienced Oxbridge expert

๐‡๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐จ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค? โ€ข The interviewer absorbs the UCAS Personal Statement and sends through stimulus material in advance. The candidate prepares this prior to the interview. โ€ข 30-minute interview online with the candidate, immediately followed by oral feedback. โ€ข After the interview, an individualised hardcopy sheet outlining observations, strengths, and weaknesses. Tips and suggestions are then made for the interviewee to work on in preparation for the interview.

๐–๐ก๐จ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฏ๐ข๐ž๐ฐ? Interviews will be with Lindsay McDonald who was whole-school Oxbridge Coordinator at Tonbridge School for over 10 years. Lindsay has conducted practice interviews in all subjects. Feedback from his former pupils has included comments such as: โ€œ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’˜ ๐’‘๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐‘ฐ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ด๐’“ ๐‘ด๐’„๐‘ซ๐’๐’๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’ˆ๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’†๐’˜.โ€ Longer sessions on interview preparation and the whole Oxbridge process are also available from Minerva Tuition.

๐…๐จ๐ซ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐š๐œ๐ญ ๐•๐š๐ฅ๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ž ๐–๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ง: Email: valerie.weston@minervatuition.com Phone: +852 6156 5705. We would be delighted to hear from you.



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