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January 21, 2019

A Good Tutor is the Ultimate Critical Friend

by Harry Hortyn & Callie Phillipson When reading Simon Creasey’s article about delivering tough feedback, we found it interesting just how many of his key points are ….

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November 27, 2018

Why Oxford is the Best Place to Be a Writer, by Dr. Kieron Winn

His poems have appeared in magazines including Agenda, Agni, The Dark Horse, Literary Imagination, The London Magazine, The New Criterion, New Statesman, Oxford Magazine, Poetry ….

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February 01, 2016

The Oxford Tutorial

Oxford is world-famous for its distinctive style of teaching: the tutorial. Rather than teaching students in large groups, the tutorial system provides students with a ….

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November 30, 2014

Benefits of the Tutorial System: Introduction

For these blog posts I thought I would write a series on the value of the tutorial system of teaching. Oxford and Cambridge, as I ….

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June 30, 2014

How Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses help Improve your Self-Confidence

One of the best side-effects of the tutorial system is the increase in your academic self-confidence and belief in your own intellectual ability. Being put ….

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May 30, 2014

How Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses help you understand your subject better

The whole point of teaching is that the pupil leaves with a better understanding (or at least on the way to a better understanding) of ….

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May 15, 2014

How Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses help you defend your argument better

One of the great strengths of the tutorial system is that you are forced to defend your position. The benefit of having to present, clarify ….

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April 30, 2014

How Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses help improve your Essay Writing Skills

The Tutorial is structured around the essay you write. Before you go to the tutorial you will write an essay on a question set by ….

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August 30, 2013

Tutorials at Oxford Summer Courses

I’ve just come out of a brilliant Modern British Government tutorial here at my College (Brasenose) and It’s inspired me to write something about the ….

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