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    Does anyone know of any good tutors who are good at prepping for oxbridge maths interview?
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    If you think wasting your money will help you get in, then you're probably not smart enough.
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    (Original post by StayWoke)
    If you think wasting your money will help you get in, then you're probably not smart enough.
    for someone who cant even make bmo2, u really shouldnt be talking.
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    (Original post by divermat)
    Does anyone know of any good tutors who are good at prepping for oxbridge maths interview?
    Aren't your school organising practice interviews etc?
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    (Original post by divermat)
    for someone who cant even make bmo2, u really shouldnt be talking.
    I'm in year 12 and haven't even sat bmo1 yet, please calm yourself rakesh, my point above still stands
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    Do STEP.
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    (Original post by Andy Lau)
    Do STEP.
    I will try that, thanks.
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    Getting a tutor for the interview itself certainly will not help anything. What could happen is you get someone who believes that the interview is all about questions like "why do you love your subject" and "what have you done to show that you love maths" and "what sort of person would you say you are". If someone expects these sort of questions then they are in for a massive shock when they actually have the interview. It's all about solving complex problems, working the problems, HOW you react to unknown and difficult contexts/questions - how you get to the answer.

    But as said above, practice STEP over and over again until you get it. It is often a heavily underestimated exam. It's very difficult. Something like over 50% of people fail the STEP even when they get an offer.
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    (Original post by RedGiant)
    Getting a tutor for the interview itself certainly will not help anything. What could happen is you get someone who believes that the interview is all about questions like "why do you love your subject" and "what have you done to show that you love maths" and "what sort of person would you say you are". If someone expects these sort of questions then they are in for a massive shock when they actually have the interview. It's all about solving complex problems, working the problems, HOW you react to unknown and difficult contexts/questions - how you get to the answer.

    But as said above, practice STEP over and over again until you get it. It is often a heavily underestimated exam. It's very difficult. Something like over 50% of people fail the STEP even when they get an offer.
    which step to be exact?
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    (Original post by divermat)
    which step to be exact?
    STEP I might help for interviews. Also MAT.

    Basically, do lots of hard maths....

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    STEP I might help for interviews. Also MAT.

    Basically, do lots of hard maths....

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    At the end of the interview, the tutors as you if you have any questions. Would it make a difference if you ask what they had for breakfast or something like what is your research area/ interesting question about your subject.
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    (Original post by StayWoke)
    I'm in year 12 and haven't even sat bmo1 yet, please calm yourself rakesh, my point above still stands
    it's okay dont be defensive, we get it , u are in year 12 and u havent made bmo2, dont feel bad.
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    At the end of the interview, the tutors as you if you have any questions. Would it make a difference if you ask what they had for breakfast or something like what is your research area/ interesting question about your subject.
    If your one chance of interacting with a leading researcher/fellow in your field of interest is to ask them what they had for breakfast then no it won't make a difference.
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    (Original post by Doonesbury)
    If your one chance of interacting with a leading researcher/fellow in your field of interest is to ask them what they had for breakfast then no it won't make a difference.
    If I get in there are plenty of time to ask these questions. I am just asking does the question askd affect ur chances.
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    (Original post by divermat)
    it's okay dont be defensive, we get it , u are in year 12 and u havent made bmo2, dont feel bad.
    Sandeep, based on the questions you're asking, you don't have much to gloat about either.
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    (Original post by StayWoke)
    Sandeep, based on the questions you're asking, you don't have much to gloat about either.
    why are u calling me indian names? still more than u kiddo
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    If I get in there are plenty of time to ask these questions. I am just asking does the question askd affect ur chances.
    Nope.

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