Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT) tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas.
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A Guide to the OLAT (Oriental Languages Aptitude Test)
This guide is for anyone applying to sit Oriental Languages courses at the University of Oxford. In the sections below you can find out if you need to sit the test and how you go about doing that. There is also advice on how best to prepare for the OLAT and how important the test will be to your application to study at Oxford.
Webinar: How to Use the Summer Holiday to Maximise your University Application
In this webinar Keystone's Managing Director, Ed Richardson, was joined by Jenny McGowan, our Director in Asia, to discuss the sorts of preparation students can complete over the Summer Holidays of Year 12 to ensure they submit a strong UCAS application. The discussion covers how to prepare effectively with particular reference to the importance of super-curricular learning, admissions tests and the personal statement.
Tips for Dealing with Exam Season Anxiety
Keystone's Head of Elective and Homeschooling, Poppy Dundas, was joined by our guest expert Clare de Lotbiniere, a BACP Accredited Psychotherapist and Professional Tutors Jon Gale and Lara Isaac. Lara is also a trained nutritionist and together they discuss how best to get your child prepared for the upcoming exams, including dealing with exam anxiety and calming nerves, keeping motivation strong, the best foods to eat and general revision tips and tricks.
The Oriental Languages Aptitude Test (OLAT) is an exam used by Oxford University as part of their assessment process for candidates applying to study Arabic, Hebrew, Jewish, Persian, or Turkish Studies as part of any Oriental Studies or Middle Eastern Languages course.
The OLAT is a 30 minute test designed to assess a candidate’s ability to learn a new language quickly. It is not based on a candidate’s knowledge of any particular language.
The OLAT is taken in early November each year.
The Tutors we represent can help your child reflect on and refine their language learning skills, and understand how to apply these to unfamiliar languages quickly and accurately.
They can take your child through practice papers to familiarise them with the time pressure and challenging nature of this exam, and help them develop the strategies and techniques they will need to achieve their best possible result.