Interview Practice - Testimonials

In the last 2 years, I have helped children prepare for interviews at all of the following schools:

Brighton College, City of London School for Boys, City of London School for Girls, Downe House, Dulwich College, Eton College, Francis Holland School, Godolphin and Latymer, Hampton School, Harrow School, James Allen's Girls’ School, Kew House, Latymer Upper, Marlborough College, North London Collegiate School, Putney High School, St Paul’s School, St Paul's Girls' School, Sherborne, Tiffin, Westminster School, Whitgift School, Wimbledon High School, Winchester College, Wycombe Abbey.

Last year, this is what some of my clients said: 

"Katie is a breath of fresh air, modelling confident, charismatic presentation for interviews without  the need for teaching dry theoretical methods. Put simply, she will encourage your child to be their natural selves bringing out the best in all their answers and will make it fun. She recently helped our twin boys, who are poles apart in personality, with their 11+. Katie approached them both as individuals and I was really impressed that with one she quickly told us, he wouldn’t need to see her again as he might come across over prepared. She really had his best interests at heart. With his brother, Katie spent more time building his confidence and he actually looked forward to her ‘chats’! Katie has endless recommendations for books and films and exhibitions they might enjoy to increase their confidence in areas of interest. It didn’t feel like interview preparation at all!"

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"I would highly recommend Katie. She helped our daughter prepare successfully for 13+ entry into Wycombe Abbey. Katie’s dedicated and personalised approach to interview preparation definitely helped our daughter gain her place."

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"My son throughly enjoyed two mock interview sessions with Katie. She conducted interviews perfectly for a 10 year old, and she was interesting and engaging. She asked both academic and personal questions, covered English, History, Science etc. There weren’t any awkward or silent moments, but a lot of encouragement so his confidence was boosted which is what he needed the most before the real interview! Katie also gave helpful feedback for him to work on ...we are very happy to have met her!"

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"Katie is a warm and charismatic person whose professional background brings forward valuable tips for impeccable interview presentation (even more so for the online interviews). The sessions were well structured, offering a wide range of topics and questions, tailored to the school you are targeting. The feedback was constructive and to the point. We found the sessions truly helpful, the experience really positive and I cannot recommend her highly enough."

***** 

"Kate is London’s best kept secret! Not only is Katie highly professional and kind, she brings a treasure trove of know-how to the table which she has acquired over many years through her extensive network of friends and contacts within the educational world."

***** 

"Katie is an excellent educator and former BBC presenter who has passionately and successfully prepared my youngest daughter as well as many of my friends' children for their 11+ entry exams and interviews for top London day schools. Katie has a huge amount of experience in the field as she has also prepared her own children successfully for entry exams at all levels. I feared the slightly more impersonal format of online interviews wouldn't show my daughter's best side even though she is a strong candidate on paper. It was therefore very helpful in lockdown that Katie used her television experience to help my daughter present the best version of herself on screen, boost her confidence and help her with her presentation. Katie's warm, positive character, had my slightly stubborn and reserved child fully engaged. Katie has shown her full commitment to us and I could not recommend her highly enough."

*****

"Thank you so much Katie for helping my son with interview practice. You gave him so much confidence and belief in himself. After interviewing him online he believed he could do anything. You made it so much fun and were so patient. He came away with so many knowledgeable answers and did so well in his secondary school interview thanks to you going through questions and answers with him - highly recommended!"

*****

"Katie helped two of my children with the preparation for their secondary school online interviews. She was incredibly responsive, prepared and thoughtful from initial contact through to post-practice interview feedback and both my children found it really helpful. Katie focused on making sure that they made the best possible impression, were able to articulate responses and communicate well and most importantly engaged them in a constructive and confidence building way. Both of them received offers from selective London day schools and we would definitely recommend Katie to anyone wanting to give their children the best possible preparation for interviews."