Applying to Oxbridge and other Top Universities 

This talk by Tamara Lim, director of PrepWorks, is specifically for both students and parents preparing to apply to top universities in the world, namely Oxford, Cambridge, Ivy Leagues and other Russell Group universities.

Tamara will touch on how, what and when to start preparing for competitive university entry, having had a success rate of 67% last year 2019 in getting her students into Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial and UCL for Medicine as well as U Penn, (where acceptance rates are decreasing to as low as 5%) and what these schools look for in successful applicants.

Preparation is key therefore come and find out more with a short talk on key insights and individual half-hour consultation sessions, some on the day itself. Meet some PrepWorks Oxbridge-graduated tutors at a short mix and mingle after the talk. Give your child the best chance of success at getting in today!

Free half-hour consultations available after the event – please bring along your child’s latest school report and list of extra-curriculars for convenience or send it to ahead of time.

If you have further enquiries, you can reach us at
  +60 19 409 4037


PrepWorks Centre
8-09, Level 8,
Heritage House (behind Sheraton Imperial Hotel),
33 Jalan Yap Ah Shak
50300 KL


Saturday July 20th , 1.00pm – 2.30pm


RM40 per person, which comes with complimentary half hour consultation.

About Tamara Lim

Director, PrepWorks

MEng in Materials Science, Oxford University

  • UK University and Boarding School Admissions
  • Interview Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • English
  • Maths
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Tamara attended Alice Smith International School in Kuala Lumpur and Wycombe Abbey School before obtaining her MEng degree in Materials Science from Oxford University. She was awarded an academic scholarship and several college prizes throughout her time at Trinity College, Oxford.  Tamara then spent her 4th year at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US doing research on “Biodegradable Bone Screws”.

Following this, she joined Shell and worked for 9 years in various roles starting out as a Materials Engineer in The Netherlands followed by other more commercial roles in Business Analytics, Sales and Marketing. In 2015, Tamara left Shell to pursue her desire of helping more students from Malaysia reach their dream university and therefore started up PrepWorks.

Since then, PrepWorks has gotten 80% of their boarding school candidates into their top choices (some on scholarship and unconditional offers) and 67% of their university candidates into Oxford or Cambridge University. She has also personally coached over 40+ students in passing their interviews as well as tutored Critical Thinking, English, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Maths for the past 4 years.