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Maria Stella Mendes


Academic interests...

Anthropology, sociology, international relations, politics

What I wish I'd known before my Oxbridge interviews...

It's okay not to know the answer to a question straight away - the interviewers care far more about the process than about the ultimate conclusion. The point of an Oxbridge interview is to show your interviewers how you think and explore different avenues of thought, considering their nature and implications. You just need to stay calm enough to do this out loud!

Extra-curricular interests...

Rowing (senior coxswain), student journalism, Model Untied Nations

Previous interviewing and tutoring experience

Crimson Education Tutoring - GCSE and IB (History, Geography, Biology, French, English Literature and Language) Private tutoring in IB History HL Oxbridge applications advisory at St. Julian's School