TSA (Thinking Skills Assessment) Preparation Course

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Grange Strathmore Hotel

41 Queen's Gate Gardens



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Course Preparation:

Step Into My Shoes runs an annual TSA (Thinking Skills Asssessment) preparation course for students seeking expert guidance on the exam. This is a 10 hour course which is run across 4 consecutive Sundays in September/October.

Session 1

Introduction to the TSA and general strategies

What is the TSA (and what is it not)

How is it used in admissions

Pacing and timing

Critical Thinking 1: Breaking down an argument

Main point and reasons


Homework 1: Argument drill, (30-45 minutes)

Session 2

Homework review

Numerical reasoning 1: Arithmetic skills

Critical Thinking 2: question types

Main Point


Homework 2: Arithmetic skills drill

Session 3

Homework review

Diagnostic test

Session 4

Diagnostic Test Feedback

Whole group and Individual targets

Numerical reasoning 2: Charts and Graphs

Critical Thinking 3: question types


Parallel reasoning

HW 3: Argument drill

Session 5

Homework review

Numerical Reasoning 3: Spatial reasoning

Critical Thinking 4: question types



Optional Essay discussion

Teachers: All our instructors have extensive experience teaching and preparing students for admissions tests. They are all top percentile scorers themselves. 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. She is also a full time maths teacher at one of the UK's most prestigious private school which offers both IB and A Levels.

Why a group format: 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. In our experience, group study also boosts individual motivation and confidence. It removes the "scariness" of the process reminding students that learning should be creative and enjoyable.

Group Size: Small

Payment: We require payment on reservation for a full course of lessons. If you cannot attend a lesson we can email the missed work on request. There are no make up classes or refunds for non-attendance.

* Please note that Step Into My Shoes contracts with Imperial College & Grange Strathmore Hotel for the use of facilities, but has no formal connection with Imperial College.

* Please review our Terms and Conditions on our website.

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