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Oxford/Cambridge Interview Technique

Application Level Course

Tutorials: 5

Length of Each Tutorial: 1 Hour

Recommended Age: Prospective Student

Course Summary:

 This course provides a rare chance to have one-on-one preparatory tutorials for the Oxford/Cambridge interview with a real admissions tutor. Dr Vellianitis has personally interviewed and selected undergraduates for admission to Oxford University and is intimately familiar with what the Oxbridge system demands of an interviewee. By hearing his experiences, receiving his guidance, and practising technique with him, you will be prepared to do the best that you can in your Oxford/Cambridge interview.

An extended, 10 hour version of this course Oxford/Cambridge Interview Technique+ is also available.

What You Receive

5 One-on-one Tutorials

with an Expert Tutor

Interactive and Engaging Exercises and Prompts for Further Study

Lesson Recap Booklet to Save or Print

Report Card with Personal Appraisal from Tutor 


Course Details

Tutors: Dr Alexi Vellianitis is a former admissions tutor at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He has been personally responsible for interviewing and selecting undergraduate applicants and has first hand experience of what the Oxford/Cambridge interview system looks like from the perspective of the institution. His own background is in Music and Musicology, which he has studied at both Christ Church College (Oxford) and St Peter’s College (Oxford). Before becoming a Graduate Teaching Assistant at New College (Oxford) and a Lecturer in Music at St Catherine’s College (Oxford).

Course Structure: This course is flexible and is designed around the student’s specific needs. Tutorial time is largely divided between discussion with the expert tutor and active practising of interview technique. At the end of the course, a student will be familiar with the structure, tone, and purpose of an Oxbridge interview, having experienced the best possible simulation of the real thing with a real admissions tutor.

Fees: £450

How it Works

  1. Get in touch (below) and let us know which course you are interested in

  2. We will put you in touch with the tutor(s), to schedule the hours of the course around a timetable that is convenient for you.

  3. Your tutor is paid directly through bank transfer*

  4. Tutorials are completed

  5. Student receives an e-certificate and report card

*please note that course fees must be paid in full before the second tutorial has been completed after which refunds cannot be given.

This course is intended to expand a student’s understanding of the topic, cultivate crucial academic skills, and serve as a demonstration of their commitment to learning and capacity for autodidactic study. It is thus the ideal complement to a university application; it cannot be substituted for any necessary element of an application, but it may enhance a student’s overall portfolio. The tutor’s comments in the personalised report received upon completion of the course may be used as references or quotes in an application process.



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