Step Into My Shoes provides tuition in person and/or online for students sitting the TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment). For students interested in preparing this test, please register your interest or email info@stepintomyshoes.co.uk

Lead Instructors:

Our lead instructors are top percentile scorers themselves with several years of teaching experience and track records of continual success. 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. Our teacher for the TSA is an expert on critical reasoning test preparation. She has been teaching test preparation for 20 years having previously worked for Princeton Review for many years. She is also a full time teacher at one of the UK's most prestigious private school which offers both IB and A Levels.

Who needs to sit the TSA:

Students are required to check with the University whether their course requires them to sit the TSA. The following list of courses can be found on the Cambridge Assessment Admissions Testing service.

Courses at the University of Oxford that require the TSA

http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/images/302047-courses-requiring-tsa-oxford-2017.pdf

Courses at University College London that require the TSA

http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/images/84739-courses-requiring-tsa-ucl-2015.pdf

Courses at University of Cambridge that require the TSA

http://www.admissionstestingservice.org/for-test-takers/thinking-skills-assessment/tsa-cambridge/about-tsa-cambridge/

NB/ At Cambridge, the Geography and Psychology entrance assessments both have a TSA component in section 1 of their test (40 minutes of an 80 minute section) so students taking the GAA or PBSAA might also find the TSA course helpful.

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.

Student Testimonials:

"The lessons were essential in helping me become a strong candidate. Thank you so much for everything, your help was what made me succeed in getting my offers from Imperial and Oxford.' Sofoklis

Thank you for your help with the LNAT and CLT preparation! Both the lessons on essay writing and those focusing on the multiple choice were extremely insightful and without a doubt played a big part in helping me get my offers including Cambridge!” Ines

"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