Academic Coaching & Scholarship by Imani Shola
Imani achieved straight A*s at GCSE (2013), 3 A*s at A Level (2015), and graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Cambridge (2019).
While studying for her undergraduate degree, she secured internships in competitive industries ranging from Management Consulting (at Bain & Company) to Finance (at Deloitte and Lazard), and also worked abroad (10+ months). Having graduated in June 2019, she now works in Tech with a focus on E-commerce and Digital Transformation. As such, she is able to offer tailored, tried-and-tested job application and interview advice.
Imani’s passion is to help other people learn and excel. While her revision videos have racked up 30,000+ views and been dubbed some of the best on YouTube, she’s determined to share her knowledge on an individual, tailored basis, too. Introducing ISLA Academic Coaching – one-to-one coaching sessions with Imani.
ISLA allows students to book an appointment to talk with Imani one-to-one about all of their academic and career concerns. Exams, revision, university applications, CV advice and job interviews… where to begin with it all… she’s got you covered.
For more information, and to book your slot, please fill out the form below. For information on the ISLA Gift, please see below.
What Clients are Saying…
From the moment I confirmed my services with ISLA Coaching I felt like Imani really had my success at the forefront of every decision. She made special effort to familiarise herself with the field my interview was in, she took a copy of my application and judging criteria to ensure my mock interview would replicate the format and manner of my real interview. Before the interview she took the time to relax my nerves and give me positive affirmations.
During the interview she was kind but professional; her interview style allowed me to comfortably demonstrate my skills whilst also challenging me to tackle issues in depth. After the interview, she took time to give me both oral and written feedback, following up with a written summary of my interview along with audio & visual recordings. What surprised me most was that after my interview she also sent me preparation tasks that I have found incredibly helpful and grounding.Chloe – Mock Interview (Law/BPTC). We also linked Chloe with a Barrister (another ISLA client), for a further mock interview to help her ace her real interview. After our April mock interview, Chloe found out in June that she had secured the £1000 BTC scholarship she was practising for. Congratulations, Chloe!
My experience with ISLA Coaching has been great – very professional, engaging and enjoyable French lessons for my daughter. ISLA Coaching has managed to stretch my daughters ability throughout her French lessons whilst increasing her confidence. I would highly recommend!Alishya, French Lessons (for daughter in Year 7)
My experience with ISLA has been excellent – I am learning French and Imani made it so easy – I have made progress in a subject I have had great difficulty in mastering. The homework is manageable and is tailored to fit the lessons… Would highly recommend.Susan – French Lessons (beginner)
Imani is an amazing interviewer, she really helped me understand the importance of using my S.T.A.R and P.E.E techniques and really helped boost my confidence in my interview skills. I would definitely work with her again.Aminat – Mock Interview
It has been good and it’s been a great way to get back to speaking French. Imani is a really fun teacher and I always enjoy the sessions.Victor, French Lessons (post A-Level)
Absolutely wonderful. Imani is kind and patient and really takes the time to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Interviews are daunting and nerve-wracking at the best of times so being able to go through some key questions before the big day is such a big help. Imani has honestly thought of everything and the feedback is so helpful so I know what I need to focus on to improve. I feel a lot more confident now about my interview than I did before. I will always be grateful for the help and support from Imani. Thank you again.Naomii – Mock Interview. Naomii went on to successfully secure her dream role. Congratulations, Naomii!
Fantastic Service – Imani was polite, efficient and very professional. The feedback on my CV was very detailed. I would highly recommend.Rohan – CV Review
The ISLA Academic Gift by Imani Shola
In June 2020, Imani founded The ISLA Academic Gift, an initiative offering financial support and/or academic mentorship to students of black heritage.
The 17 winners won a crowdfunded cash gift of £100 to use towards their study costs and, along with 21 other selected applicants, a year’s worth of 1-to-1 mentorship with a subject specialist.
Initially in 2020, there were 3 gifts of £50 available, but thanks to generous donations from friends these were not only topped up to £100 (rather than £50), but expanded so that a total of 17 £100 gifts were awarded, sponsored by friends.
In addition to the cash gift and year’s mentorship, winners also have access to Imani’s network of around 30 friends (‘Partners’) – from Neuroscientists to GPs, Accountants to practising Barristers – who have committed to being available to offer them at least one remote mentoring session in their specialist subject.
The ISLA Gift 2021 will open for applications in summer. Check back here for updates, or follow Imani on instagram to be the first to hear about it.
Read the official blog post on the 2020 Gift Winners here.
Meet the 2020 ISLA GIFT WINNERS!
See for yourself!
Check out some of Imani’s advice below – her study videos have helped over 33,000 viewers so far!