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TMUA Preparation Courses
TMUA. A unique, multiple choice Maths exam, testing your problem-solving abilities, grasp of logic, and attention to detail.

For Maths at Durham, Warwick, Sheffield, or Lancaster.

The Test of Mathematics for University Admission is a very new exam. Experience with other challenging Maths exams might prove handy – especially MAT and STEP.

FREE:  Durham’s ‘Test of Mathematics for University Admission’ Specification and Sample Materials

Find out:

  • What is Durham’s ‘Test of Mathematics for University Admission’? (TMUA)
  • Which courses require Durham’s ‘Test of Mathematics for University Admission’? (TMUA)
  • Why does Durham ask for the ‘Test of Mathematics for University Admission’? (TMUA)
  • How difficult are the Durham’s ‘Test of Mathematics for University Admission’ papers? (TMUA)
  • What is the format of the Durham’s ‘Test of Mathematics for University Admission’ papers? (TMUA)
  • How should I start preparing for Durham’s ‘Test of Mathematics for University Admission’?
  • What are the Durham’s ‘Test of Mathematics for University Admission’ exam conditions?

Timeline of TMUA Preparation Courses offered throughout the year

Our courses aim to increase both your problem-solving ability and your familiarity with the TMUA short question format.

What makes our TMUA Courses special?

Maths is our specialism. So, when we help you prepare for an exam like the TMUA, we don’t focus solely on past TMUA questions, which are limited in number. Instead, our courses further aim to help you significantly advance your overall problem-solving skills, with the result that you will find the TMUA paper a breeze.

That being said, our one-day TMUA Short Questions Course will also give you excellent preparation specific to the style of questions that you will see on your paper.

Currently Bookable Courses for Students Taking TMUA

October STEP Maths Course

Wed 25th – Fri 27th October 2017

Marylebone, London*
10am – 4:00pm

Pricing: £259 before 5th October. £359 thereafter.

This course is accessible to anyone who has studied C1 to C3 and is useful preparation for any STEP paper, the MAT Paper and Maths Interviews.

Special focus on each area of the A-level syllabus

We proceed through the syllabus as year-13 students first cover it. In this course, the spotlight is on graph sketching, trigonometry and differentiation – all topics that occur frequently at interview too. This course is therefore excellent interview preparation.

  • Graph sketching, including sketching complicated composite functions
  • Advanced trigonometric identities
  • Differentiation, including the chain, product, and quotient rules
  • Polynomials and their properties, including multivariable polynomials
Further Information
Teaching approaches to otherwise daunting STEP questions

No matter how forbidding STEP papers may first look, there are common themes and broadly-useful techniques that can be taught and repeatedly applied to them. We want to help you develop key, fundamental skills useful for answering any STEP Question.

STEP questions reflect the expectations of university-level mathematics

Therefore, exposure to the concepts and examples we teach also amounts to useful preparation for admissions interviews and for first-year undergraduate mathematics.

Insights beyond those you would gain working through the questions alone

Our tutors provide support at every step and fully explain a solution to each question, or perhaps several solutions and their different merits.

You will learn how to know what a question expects of you, what the different available techniques are, and what common pitfalls to avoid.

Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.

Maths Interview Preparation Course

Sat 25th November 2017 – Sold out

New Date Added: Friday 24th November 2017

Marylebone, London*
10am – 5:00pm

Pricing: £199 before 5th October. £259 thereafter.

  • Get a 30 min Mock Interview resembling an Oxford Interview or Cambridge Interview
  • Observe the interviews that other students get – allowing you to learn and benefit SO much more!
  • Come away with access to Maths Interview Questions you most likely won’t have seen before
  • Get used to being in a high pressure interview situation with all eyes on you
  • Receive feedback so you can totally ace your real interview

Strictly Limited Spaces.

Please note, the Maths Interview Day is non-refundable.

Further Information
We will begin the day with an interview skills session. This will include a chance to have your personal statement scrutinised and an opportunity to practice answering questions about it. You will gain confidence and practice with Oxbridge Maths Interview Questions and Answers, and you will be shown how to communicate your answers so that you are able to demonstrate your passion and potential in Mathematics or Computer Science.

You will then get a 30 min interview, under pressure. But instead of receiving just one practice interview, you will get the opportunity to sit in on and observe every other student being interviewed to and get 10x the benefit, as each student will receive completely different questions to you.

As Maths is one of the only subjects where your written work is arguably as important (if not more important) than your verbal answers, we have a unique setup whereby the interviewee will be able to write his or her solutions, and the other students will be able to see what is being written, without the interviewee feeling unnecessarily intimidated.

You can analyse how you would have answered particular questions and compare your method to how others answer. You can attempt the questions yourself too, and you will be given access to a whole host of new, interview questions, written by expert tutors from STEP Maths. As you’ll all have shared the same experience, you’ll be able to discuss questions together afterwards too.

Multibuy Discounts Available. See below.

Online Courses and Memberships

Beta Testers Get 50% off our online membership areas!

As we are just launching our brand new online membership areas, we are offering a limited number of students 50% off our monthly or annual memberships. Apply before September 16th.

(Click on the free trial link below to get more information about pricing)

TMUA Online Subscription Area
A huge, comprehensive bank of online resources created by expert tutors to get you fully prepared to take the Test of Mathematics for University Admission (TMUA).

Free Trial

– Free 1-day trial so you can check that the explanations and materials are useful for you, before continuing your membership

Comprehensive Resource

– The largest and most complete collection of resources for TMUA preparation you can find

Topic Tutorials

– The most significant topics such as graph sketching receive focus in our video tutorials

Extra Questions

– Exclusive, original TMUA-style questions ordered by topic, to master the most frequently applicable techniques

Full Video Solutions

– Get complete video solutions to all past papers

Carefully crafted explanations

– All solutions constructed to illuminate the most difficult parts, so you completely understand every question


– Work as fast or slow as you like; skip questions you understand to focus on those you find harder

Early Bird Discounts

-Get access for as long as you want, and start whenever you want – start early and you’ll not only improve your chances, but also save money

Early Bird Option Pricing for Online TMUA Subscription:

Start your subscription before 7th July 

for £40/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Start your subscription before 7th August 

for £45/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Start your subscription before 7th September 

for £50/month (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Platinum TMUA Online Bundle

Includes everything from subscription plus online versions of our in-person TMUA Courses (inc. 24hr FREE TRIAL!)

Total value £548

Yours today from only £249

TMUA in-person courses
In July, we have a 3-day Maths Admissions Summer School, which is ideal preparation for TMUA, and also a TMUA Short Questions Course.

We also have plenty of useful resources in our online TMUA subscription area.

Happy students! Testimonials:
Read what our students have said about our TMUA preparation courses and resources
We always started each question or topic by addressing the basic things we needed to know. This really helped my understanding and I learnt a lot of new things that I had not previously known. Kauser M

I found going through the functions questions very useful as I had not seen anything similar before. The teaching style works well because there is a lot of interaction between the staff and pupils. Emma B

Great teaching, good variety of questions. Very helpful teachers and assistants.
Josh M

Some of the schools our students have come from:

King Edward VI Grammar School

James Allen's Girls School

Haberdashers Aske's Girls' School

Godolphin and Latymer

Birkenhead School

Queen Elizabeth's School (QE Boys)

QEH Bristol

Parmiter's School

Northwood College

Mill Hill County High School

King Edward's School

The Holt School

Taunton School

St. Paul's Girls' School

St. Mary's Ascot

St. Helen's Northwood

St. Bartholomew's School

Withington Girls' School

Varndean College

Uxbridge College

Uppingham School

Tiffin Boys' School

In-Person Courses in London

Our intensive Preparation Courses familiarise you with the style of TMUA questions and techniques to solve them

*TMUA Platinum Subscribers can gain free access to the online versions of these

TMUA Past Paper Solution Videos*

All questions from every past and specification paper has been carefully analysed and explained in a video

*part of Online TMUA Subscription Area

Extra TMUA-style Questions by Topic*

We’ve created a suite of questions ordered by topic to help you master common techniques

*part of Online TMUA Subscription Area

Entire Extra Original Mock Paper*

Overcome the shortage of past papers by attempting our original representative mock paper, with full video solutions

*part of Online TMUA Subscription Area

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