TSA Tuition

Bespoke Expert Individual Tutoring

The Ultimate level of Support – TSA Tuition allows you to control the pace, content and difficulty of the tutorials. You’ll get one-on-one time with an expert TSA Tutor who scored in the top 10% nationally. They’ll be able to focus on your strengths & weaknesses to ensure rapid improvement. You’ll also get instant access to all of our TSA resources like online lectures + mock tests so you can start preparing straight away whilst we set up your tutor for you.

We asked our TSA tutors to give some examples of past sessions that they’ve conducted to give you ideas about what is possible. However, it must be stressed that these sessions are a two way process and the more you put in- the more you’ll get out. Students who tend to improve the most are also the ones who persistently ask their tutor for focus on their weaknesses, week after week!

  • ``I can't think critically``

    “One common scenario that frequently crops up is the student who struggles with critical thinking. To start off, I first go over what each of the important keywords mean e.g. Assumption, Flaw, Conclusion etc. Then we start by looking at relatively simple examples and then slowly build into harder ones. I point out key words that are usually ‘hidden-away’ in the passage that often change the answer and then we examine more difficult questions (usually of a greater length). When they start getting these right, I do timed drills to see if they can use the skills they’ve acquired under time pressure. This does wonders for their confidence and I finish the session with some homework that includes more critical thinking questions which we review in the next session.”

     

    Jamie, TSA Tutor

  • ``I can't write essays``

    “The BMATessay is frequently neglected by lots of students, normally because they don’t like writing essays and have never really been taught how to do so. The essay is actually quite straightforward and easy to do well on if students follow a routine. Before the session, I ask the student to write a timed essay and bring it with them. This allows me to gauge their level and pitch my teaching appropriately. We use their essay as an example of good and bad things- e.g. how much space is used to answer each part of the question, the strength of the introduction, breadth vs. depth of argument. I stress to them the importance of planning essays and we then plan several essays together. We then conclude by examining good and bad introductions and conclusions to the same essay title so they can see the impact of starting and finishing an essay well. I finish by setting them 2 further essays to do at home which we review in the next session.”

    David, BMAT Tutor

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Common Questions

  • ``What materials and resources do you provide?``

    You get access to our full complement of TSA resources including 4 Full Mock Papers with worked answers, fully worked explanations for TSA Past Papers and a copy of our exclusive TSA Book that’s packed with 300 practice questions and score boosting strategies.

  • ``Where are the tutorials held?``

    Usually in a location that’s convenient for you and your tutor in Central London. In some cases, it may be possible to have the sessions at your house, depending on your location. If you’re not near these locations, you can get tutoring via Skype. 

  • ``I'm struggling with one area - can I spend the entire tutorial on it?``

    Absolutely, and we’d encourage you to do so. Make sure you give your tutor enough notice (at least 5 days) for them to prepare the appropriate materials.

  • ``I haven't had a tutorial yet, what times can I book for?``

    If you haven’t had your first session yet, make a booking to start things off. Our staff will first match you with a tutor that is best suited for your needs and call or email you to confirm the time and location of the first tutorial. This is usually done within 24 hours.

Our TSA Experts

Jonathan

Jonathan

Jonathan is currently studying Economics and Management at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford and has worked for UniAdmissions since 2014. He sat the TSA as part of his own application to Oxford in 2012 and scored full marks in Section 1 of the paper, placing him in the top 0.1% of all candidates who sat the assessment that year. He is very familiar with all aspects of the paper and tutors many students preparing to sit the TSA. He is keen to help others gain the same opportunities he has been afforded.

David

David

David read medical sciences at Gonville and Caius College Cambridge, completed his clinical studies in the Cambridge Clinical School and now works as a doctor in Leicester. David is an experienced tutor, having helped students with all aspects of the university applications process, in particular TSA preparation. He has authored five books from UniAdmissions and away from work, enjoys cycling and outdoor pursuits.

Isaac Virchis

Isaac

Isaac is a current masters student at the University of Chicago in the United States having graduated in 2017 from the University of Oxford (Oriel College) with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Isaac has over 3 years of experience in tutoring working with GCSE and A-Level students across the UK and Oxbridge applicants from around the world in order to hone their exam technique and applications. Throughout his undergraduate degree Isaac assisted in admissions and outreach for Oriel College and is especially experienced at tutoring for the TSA, working on personal statements and preparing students for interview.

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