MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test) Preparation Course
We provide tuition in person and/or online for students preparing the MAT (Mathematics Admissions Test) entrance exam.
Step Into My Shoes also runs an annual preparation course for students seeking expert guidance on the MAT exam.
Dates for 2019:
September 29th, October 6th, October 13th, October 20th
Cost: £480 (plus booking fee)
2 1/2 hour weekly sessions for 4 weeks taught by an expert instructor
Instruction on test strategy, technique and content
Need more information on the course, feel free to contact us.
The topics that will be covered in the MAT course include: algebra; number theory; polynomials; sequences and series; graph sketching; logarithms; differentiation; integration; trigonometry and geometry.
Our lead instructors are top percentile scorers themselves with several years of teaching experience and track records of continual success. Our instructors tutor & teach specific subjects full time and are experts in admissions test preparation. They are in the unique position to understand the common ground across all school curriculums and various exam boards to identify the additional competencies necessary to achieve a high score in the relevant entrance exams. We recruit teachers who have been trained at highly selective and academic universities. The majority of our teachers attended Oxbridge and Imperial for their university studies.
About Step Into My Shoes:
Overall, the purpose of our courses is to help capable students get into top universities by teaching the creative, ingenious problem solving skills necessary to excel in entrance test questions. There are no short-cuts. Students also need to apply themselves and work hard to do well.
Our prices reflect the value the course provides in terms of:
Highly credentialed and experienced teaching staff
Good teacher to student ratios so that every student gets personal attention
Curated problem sheets to do during the week in-between sessions, which most students who use private tutors do not get
Preparation that is spaced over a number of weeks for the knowledge based tests. The benefits students see include a deeper understanding of concepts and improved retention of content which is also helpful for students sitting interviews
Why is effective entrance test preparation important?
For pre-interview entrance tests, the applicant’s score can play a key role in whether they get short-listed for interview and for some subjects there are clear cut-offs
Interviews for certain subjects largely consist of questions that are slightly harder than those found in the entrance tests and so good entrance test preparation is a strong starting point for interview practice
Why Choose Step Into My Shoes?
To the best of our knowledge, we are the only private providers of admissions test preparation courses in the UK across several weeks. We believe that spreading classes across multiple weeks rather than cramming material into a weekend session or day, is the best and most effective way of preparing students for the test. All the science behind revision suggests we are right.
Our course preparation includes a focus on test strategy and technique.
We believe in homework and that students learn best by doing. Our curated handouts are designed to help students digest and master the concepts learned in the classroom through further practice at home.
We believe in the benefits of group study. It allows for differing approaches and knowledge to be shared broadening one’s understanding of a subject and enhancing thinking skills. This is also particularly useful for students sitting subject interviews at a later date.
"Every week I learnt new methods for solving questions, I feel more confident about how to approach solving more complicated questions that need a creative approach. I am more confident in my ability, I liked doing the questions at home and in class. I would recommend because I enjoyed and benefitted from the class." Rose
"Different graphs and the same method to tackle all of them. Now I can use the same steps that I've learnt tackling these questions to help me think about the answers to other questions. It has given me the confidence to think out loud and not be afraid to make mistakes." Nikita
"Great sessions which gave a lot of questions to practice with for work at home. The teacher was great and really knew his stuff. Maths and Physics concepts were explained in unique ways which made harder problems seem simpler. The course is great as it not only helps with the entrance test but is also a great way of preparing for your interview." Ahad
"I think this course really improved my problem-solving skills in lots of different areas of the syllabus. The diversity of topics covered and relating exercises to examples we understand kept the lessons lively, enjoyable and fun! I am now more capable of solving tricky questions thanks to useful tricks and would therefore recommend it to anyone wanting to take the ENGAA exam or any other related assessments. I found this course great!" Clement
"The course was very helpful in developing my thinking skills & logic, and I learnt lots of new mathematical methods that I can apply to MAT questions." Carys