Interview Skills

Passing the entrance exams is the first step. Your child will also be interviewed by their prospective schools. We provide independent advice and practice to cope with these interviews.

Interview Skills is not about telling your child exactly what to say. This defeats the purpose of an interview. Our sessions will help your child to act naturally and feel comfortable in an interview situation. This increases confidence and promotes good presentational skills when meeting new people in unfamiliar situations.

 

Contact us

t +44 (0)20 7731 0695
m +44 (0)7912 610366
e hello@yellowbirdeducation.com


How the session works

Your child will be interviewed by a specialist and will be expected to answer questions on a range of subjects based on current school interview methods. Your child will develop strategies to cope with and answer surprise questions, maximising his or her chances of being selected by your school(s) of choice.

We offer tips for improvement and provide you with feedback and suggestions on how to practise your interview technique at home.

Sessions can be one-on-one or in a group. Group sessions can help quieter children to overcome nerves and shyness while learning from others. Group sessions are held in October half term and December holidays.

We allow sessions to be video recorded on request and where appropriate. This can help children to improve presentation and body language. 


Private sessions

Group sessions

Includes 50 minutes of interview skills and practice with 10 minutes extensive feedback to parents and your child. Sessions are available on the hour from 10:00am until 4:00pm (last session at 3:00pm). 

Dates
Weeks of Aug 21st & 28th- contact for available times

Sun Oct 15th 2017 & Sun Nov 26th 2017 & Sun Dec 10th 2017

Venue
Yellowbird Education Office, First Floor, Fulham Park House, 1a Chesilton Road, London SW6 5AA

Price
£89 per session

These 11+ and pre-test group sessions help children learn from each other and gain confidence in front of others. They are an excellent way to lead children into the one-on-one interview practice. Each day covers a new topic and reinforces topics covered the day before. Sessions run from 2pm to 3pm, maximum of 6 children per group.

Dates
24 Oct–26 Oct 2017, 2-3pm / 31 Oct–2 Nov 2017, 2-3pm / 18–20 Dec 2017, 2-3pm

Venue
Parsons Green Prep School, 1 Fulham Park Road, London, SW6 4LJ

Price
£147 for the three sessions


It boosted her confidence.

"Thank you so much for your help with my daughter on Tuesday. It certainly boosted her confidence and she waltzed into both school interviews. She has been offered all the schools she sat!"

— MRS HC, FULHAM

You helped her achieve her potential.

"My daughter did really well in her 11+ exams. She was offered all the schools she sat – Surbiton High School, Putney High School, Wimbledon High School, Godolphin and LEH. We have accepted a sports scholarship at Putney and she is over the moon! Many thanks for the role you played in helping her achieve her potential."

MRS M, LONDON


She gained places at all her schools.

"Interview Practice with Janie was both professional and enlightening! We had no idea what to expect of the interviews. Both my daughter and myself felt more prepared to face the interviews with confidence. Many of the questions that we talked through came up and my daughter was able to answer questions with ease. She gained places at all her schools including St Pauls girls, Godolphin and Latymer Upper. "

MRS R, CHELSEA