导师们对牛津暑假课程的看法

Henrietta Nagy,创新创业学导师,牛津校区

你喜欢我们公司的什么文化? 灵活性和信任。 我很高兴能够使用我的专业知识和创造力, 来自己制作我的教学大纲。 作为一家公司,你们付诸了很好的行动将辅导员聚集在一起, 并提供交流机会。

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Sebastian Lewis, 法律导师,牛津校区

你在牛津暑假课程的最佳体验是什么? 对我来说最有趣的事情是向13-15岁学生教学的挑战。 起初我以为课程必须是入门级的, 但在第一堂课上我注意到学生的水平非常好。 显然他们并不是该领域的专家(这就是为什么他们来到这里学习), 但他们非常聪明且具有挑战精神。

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我们的价值观

photo (c) John Cairns
心理健康

我们的辅导员接受过彻底的未成年保护和健康培训,
可以随时了解和发现学生的需求。

思想碰撞

我们的导师编排并提供旨在正面影响和激发学生思考的课程,
并帮助他们为牛津暑期课程以外的学习提供资源。

合作

我们的导师、课程团队和总部员工之间的合作,
对于确保我们的课程顺利进行至关重要。
我们的导师与牛津暑期课程合作开发其课程和专业知识。

成长心态

我们希望我们的导师使用现有的教学方法,灌输积极的态度,
并通过反馈和观察来促进他们自己的发展。
我们的导师是独立学习的倡导者,
这样可以鼓励学生们在他们学习的科目之外,更加完善他们的个人发展。

教育民主化

为各种能力和国籍的学生共同营造一个“安全”的课堂氛围。

对教育的热情

“我们的导师非常具有灵活性——他们会反复评估和改进学术内容,
同时去发现学生的个人兴趣领域,以定制最佳课程。
导师还参与开发新课程和校区的课程。

现在提供的职位

9-12岁:学科教师

如果您有经验,对您的学科充满热情,
并喜欢教授充满探究精神的年轻思想,
那你就是我们想要找的人。
我们针对9-12岁国际学生的课程旨在提供各种不同科目的实践,跨学科体验。

作为一名学科教师,您将通过为期一周的课程设计,
以小组形式呈现的互动式方式,来教授您所选擅长的课程。
你将每周教四个上午,鼓励不同类型的学习,
让学生对你的课程内容产生兴趣。

我们还提供有竞争力的薪酬,优秀的教学设施和支持,
以及对制定教学大纲完全的自主权。

想了解更多关于Wycombe Abbey Cheltenham Ladies’ College的招聘信息,
可点击链接查看。

教师职位不提供住宿。
13-15岁:学科老师

通过把不同学科中最有趣的部分介绍给学生们,
来拓宽他们的学术视野,发展他们对该科目的学习热情。

作为学科教师,您将为13-15岁的国际学生设计并提供为期两周的课程和互动课程。
无论是他们之前学过的科目,还是全新的科目,
都可以让学生通过小组教学来探索不同的内容。

我们还提供有竞争力的薪酬,优秀的教学设施和支持,
以及对制定教学大纲完全的自主权。
请下载招聘信息,了解有关OxfordCambridge的教学机会。

教师职位不提供住宿。

16-24岁:导师

让学生体验到顶级大学式的教学,
并鼓励他们在探索您的专业领域时在课堂内外挑战自我。

作为学科导师,您将根据您的研究领域为16-17岁或18-24岁的国际学生
设计并提供为期两周的课程。
您将提供小组研讨会和二对一等形式的教学方式,
利用您的学术经验,帮助学生独立学习。

我们还提供有竞争力的薪酬,优秀的教学设施和支持,
以及对制定教学大纲完全的自主权。
请下载招聘信息,了解有关OxfordCambridge的教学机会。

教师职位不提供住宿。
伦敦:学科老师

让学生接触实际、具有批判性和创造性的现实问题,
为他们提供可以在学科领域取得成功所必需的技能。

作为一名伦敦校区的学科教师,
您将为15-17岁的国际学生设计并提供为期两周的学习课程。

通过授课和专题导向式的学习方式,帮助学生从学科领域的角度探索其内容。

我们还提供有竞争力的薪酬,优秀的教学设施和支持,
以及对制定教学大纲完全的自主权。
请下载招聘信息,了解有关职位的信息job advert

教师职位不提供住宿。
英语教师 

让学生沉浸在完全用英语交流的环境里,并帮助他们建立对使用国际语言的信心。 

作为一名英语教师,
您将为9-12岁或13-17岁的国际学生设计并提供为期两周的课程。

作为语言教育者,您将利用自己的经验和专业知识,
通过互动和以技能为基础的方式进行教学。

我们还提供有竞争力的薪酬,优秀的教学设施和支持,
以及对制定教学大纲完全的自主权。
请下载招聘信息,了解有关职位的信息Oxford.

教师职位不提供住宿。

导师常见问题

一年的课程日期是什么时候?

剑桥

23rd June – 6th July

30th June- 13th July

7th July – 20th July

14th July – 27th July

21st July – 3rd August

伦敦

23rd June – 6th July

7th July – 20th July

21st July – 3rd August

牛津

30th June- 13th July

7th July – 20th July

14th July – 27th July

21st July – 3rd August

28th July – 10th August

4th August – 17th August

11th August – 24th August

Cheltenham

14th July – 20th July

21st July – 27th July

28th July – 3rd August

4th August – 10th August

High Wycombe

7th July – 13th July

14th July – 20th July

21st July – 27th July

28th July – 3rd August

4th August – 10th August

我可以教授多个课程么?
我们非常乐意导师教授多门课程。您的初次面试将针对一个年龄组和科目,但是,随着更多课程的开放,我们可能会提供您可以胜任和感兴趣的课程。我们课程的开课日期是每周一次,这意味着如果您希望教授两个课程,您将在一天的早晨和下午上课教授两个不同的小组,但也要根据是否可以排开课。

工资将如何支付?

我们通过BACS付款或每月28日通过Payroll向季节性员工付款。那些签订合同的人(通常是欧盟国民)每月提交一份服务发票,并被视为自营职业者,因此需自己负责缴纳税收和国民保险。工资单上的人(第4级签证持有人和有工作许可证的人)可获得工资单,税和国民保险将被自动扣除。

我是否保留在其他地方使用我的课程提纲的权利?

当您与我们签订合同时,您允许我们将来使用您的教学大纲或课程计划,您也有权这样做,但与我们合作之后,将无权使用我们的任何教学模板。我们可能会使用您的课程提纲或课程,展示给那些对之前课程感兴趣的学生。

学生的背景是怎样的?
我们的学生来自世界各地(也包括英国)和不同的文化与社会经济背景。有些学生为他们的职业生涯制定了明确的计划,并且正在努力实现这一目标,有些学生因为他们对某个科目着迷而想要了解更多,而有些学生因为他们的家人希望他们接受更好的教育而来。我们学生的一般水平非常高,导师对学生的影响也是我们引以为豪的,这就是为什么我们寻找最好的导师来我们的课程。

我可以教我感兴趣的内容么?
只要是在我们提供的主题列表中,且在合理范围内。我们的导师都非常喜欢自主学习课程,我们鼓励他们根据自己特定的兴趣和专业知识来教授课程。为了保证质量,我们要求导师在课程开始前提交课程提纲。当然,我们也会检查教授大纲是否适合学生,阅读清单是否可以在网上找到且合理,并且有足够的家庭作业和独立的学习任务。
有没有之前的授课例子作为参考?
我们有一些前几年的样本可供您作为粗略的参考,但我们鼓励导师使用他们自己的专业领域作为起点,并牢记他们将要教授的学生小组的特殊学习需求——年龄范围、文化和教育背景,以及潜在的能力范围和主题的先验知识。

学生会被评估么?
我们的课程不是补习班——它的设计是体验式的,且没有考试压力。我们课程的主要目的是鼓励,我们不要求导师测试他们的学生或给他们的书面作业评分。但是,导师当然也可以给他们的学生一个成绩。导师也需要在课程结束时向每位学生提供书面反馈。这将被记录进学生完成课程后给予的推荐信里,并且此信可以用作为未来的奖学金和大学申请的一部分。
教室会在哪里?
The teaching spaces are mostly rooms within university college buildings, which means they can vary quite considerably. Some rooms are lecture theatres or libraries, while others are converted bedrooms or common rooms. We always try to place classes in rooms that will meet the requirements of the tutor, and we provide them with the resources they need in order to teach. 

What resources will I have access to?

We can provide tutors with (on request) projectors , flip charts, whiteboards and markers. Tutors can print the materials they require to use in class. Tutors are reminded to check that they have the right to reproduce any printed material before doing so, and that copies they do make fit with the copyright guidelines for that piece of work. Sometimes a tutor may require additional materials (suturing kits for a medicine course for example, or arduinos for a coding course). In this case, we will consider any reasonable requests.

For English Language courses, we aim to provide a classroom with a screen or smartboard wherever possible, and teaching materials such as textbooks are provided. We have a small collection of books and resources for English Language teachers to use to help plan their lessons.

Can I take my students out for visits to places?

This can be possible depending on the age of your students. We have strict policies on safeguarding and student/staff ratios, but we also encourage tutors to be creative in their lesson planning and make the classes exciting. If a tutor has an idea for an excursion as a part of their course we will consider it, provided it is discussed well in advance of the course start date.

What are the teaching hours?

Morning classes generally run from 9 a.m, and afternoon classes from 1 or 2 p.m depending on the course. The number of hours a tutor may teach per course can vary depending on the age group and group size. Here’s a rough guide:
  • 9-12 subject explorers: 16 hours per week-long course, 9 a.m -1 p.m with scheduled breaks- Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri.
  • 13-15: 24 hours per two-week course, three hours per teaching day- Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
  • 16-24 Spring 2019 (Oxford): 18 hours per week- long course: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
  • 16-24 Summer 2019 (Oxford or Cambridge): 6 hours of seminars, plus one hour of tutorials per week for every two students. So for example if the tutor has a class of five, they will teach 12 hours plus six hours of tutorials over the two-week course, so 18 hours total.
  • 15-17 (London): 12 hours of taught sessions, 12 hours of group project sessions plus 9 hours of collaborative work over the two-week course, so 35 hours total.

Do you pay for my travel expenses?

We do not pay for travel expenses, except where we might ask a tutor to cover a class in a different location that requires a longer journey than would be involved in undertaking the originally contracted role. Like any other job, the tutor is responsible for their own travel and we do not pay for commuting time. Any travel expense reimbursement will be discussed and agreed on in advance. We advise that if a tutor wants to teach for us but lives some distance from the location where the classes will be held, that they consider the commuting time and cost before agreeing to take the class.

Do you offer accommodation?

We do not offer accommodation.

Can I contact my students prior to the course?

Provided the tutor has a clean DBS enhanced disclosure and has completed safeguarding training, we can put tutors in touch with their students prior to the course start. We encourage tutors to make contact and introduce themselves. Students are signing up right until close to the start of the courses, so the student list for any given course is subject to change.

What happens if I sign a contract but then can’t teach the courses?

If a tutor finds that they will be unable to teach a course that they have agreed and signed to teach, they can withdraw if they give notice no later than two months before the course start date. If notice is given after this period, there is a fee to pay for finding a replacement. This fee is not a penalty, but a reasonable amount to cover administration expenses involved in finding a replacement.

If the tutor is unavailable for a class within their course, they can offer a substitute to teach in their place, subject to approval from the academic team. The substitute must be of a similar level of academic expertise and teaching experience as them, and also have completed a DBS enhanced disclosure and completed safeguarding training with Oxfor Summer Courses. If a substitute is used, we pay the tutor their normal rate for the class and the tutor is responsible for paying the substitute.

Are you affiliated with the University of Oxford/Cambridge?

No, we are not affiliated with the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge. We use the colleges’ teaching spaces and accommodation during the holidays while the full-time students are away, and we mirror the famous Oxford Tutorial teaching methodology in our Oxford and Cambridge 16+ courses in order to give students a taste of the academic aspects of university life.  

When will I know my timetable?

We aim to have timetables fixed four weeks before the course start date, however tutors will know the times of their seminars or lessons already as these are fixed – the only changeable part will be tutorials for those teaching 16-17 and 18-24 students in Oxford or Cambridge, and are booked according to classroom availability. Tutors will know their tutorial times four weeks in advance of their courses. We recommend tutors keep their tutorial days free from other commitments until they receive their timetable, to avoid clashes.

Can I change my class times or days?

Unfortunately not. Our timetable is fixed and there is no scope to change days as students are busy with other activities or on day trips when they are not in the classroom.

Will I get a chance to meet other tutors?

Absolutely! We have a strong tutor community that enjoys regular networking and social events hosted by us. We also run a lead tutor system so that those who are newer to Oxford Summer Courses can benefit from the guidance of one of our more experienced tutors. Lead tutors organise peer observations as well as social get-togethers, giving tutors the opportunity to collaborate, make friends, and share ideas, teaching tips and resources.

What training is there?

Our tutors enjoy excellent quality induction training prior to starting the courses. We offer general training which is split by student age range and teaching methodology, and includes such topics as interactive teaching methods, classroom management, and understanding the science behind the teenage brain.

As well as general training, tutors attend generalist safeguarding training. This training is face-to-face and delivered by our Designated Safeguarding Leads.

Once on-course, tutors will be observed and receive feedback on their classes. The lead tutors also arrange peer observations and feedback sessions so that tutors can see how one another teaches – a valuable chance to share skills and techniques, and get some constructive feedback on their work.

Do I need to set homework or extension work?

Yes, the students are given independent study time after lessons in which to complete homework set by the tutor. For 9-12 year olds there is an hour of supervised homework per class day, for 13-15s there are three two-hour sessions of supervised homework time per week, and for 16-24s there is a full independent study day per week to allow them to work on essay assignments or problem sheets in preparation for their tutorials. Tutors should be prepared to set enough homework to fill this time reasonably, and to spend time marking the work they set.

Our students are generally extremely bright and eager to learn, so we expect tutors to have extension work prepared for those who need more of a challenge in the classroom.

When is the deadline for applications?

Although there is no specific deadline as new classes open right up until the start of the courses, we encourage tutors to get their application in as early as possible. This gives them the best chance at getting the subject, age group and course dates they would prefer to teach. Our teaching positions fill up fast, especially in certain subjects, and the closer we get to the course start date, the fewer positions we have available and the fewer options available to the tutor.

Can I just send you my CV?

Unfortunately, we do not accept CVs, and ask all applicants to fill in our online application form. We insist on this in order to comply with safer recruiting guidelines as part of our safeguarding policy. All applicants should fill out the form fully, detailing their employment history with any gaps explained.

What’s the interview like?

The interview is around 45-60 minutes, during which we will ask candidates about their academic background and interests, their teaching experience and their pedagogical style. Candidates are asked to prepare in advance of the interview a rough outline of the syllabus they wish to teach, and a detailed, one-hour lesson plan, of which we ask them to ‘teach’ five to ten minutes. There are generally two interviewers, and we will contact candidates with a decision by the end of the week, if not sooner.

Where will the interview be? I won’t be based nearby until the summer.

We recognise that many of our tutors our based elsewhere for the rest of the year. Interviews generally take place at our offices in Oxford, Cambridge or London depending on the course you have applied for. If you are outside the UK we may be able to make alternative arrangements.

Is there parking available where I will be teaching?

Some sites have parking and some don’t, so it is a good idea to enquire before planning a commute by car. You can contact the academic team at [email protected]

What’s the pay?

Our pay is better than other summer schools because we want to attract and retain the best quality tutors to teach our courses and uphold our reputation as a world-class education provider. We pay our tutors based on their level of academic expertise and years of teaching experience. For 9-12s and 13-15s, the pay is a set fee per course. For 16-17 and 18-24 the fee is per teaching hour. The rate takes into consideration preparatory work and marking time, and these are not paid for in addition. Training and induction sessions are unpaid.

I’m a returning tutor and I have gained a qualification/ gained a year of teaching experience since last year. What do I do?

Contact the academic team, who will recalculate your pay based on your new level of qualification. You may be entitled to an increase.

I’m interested in teaching your international courses. Who do I speak to?

As well as running courses in Oxford, Cambridge and London, we also run courses in Chile, Peru, and India. Please contact Emily or Sarah via [email protected] and they will answer any questions you may have about our international courses.

I’m interested in volunteering for Universify. Who do I speak to?

Speak to Alex Whitton, who will answer any questions you have: [email protected]

I’m interested in running the skills workshops and lectures that you offer. Where do I sign up?

We run skills workshops and lectures as part of our academic programme. Generally, we hire experienced trainers and keynote speakers to deliver these, If you have lecturing or training experience then please do contact the academic team at [email protected]

Do you sponsor visas?

No, we are unable to do this for seasonal staff. You will need to hold the right to work in the UK in order to work for us.

I have a DBS already. Can I transfer it, or do I need a new one?

If you are subscribed to the update service, you may be able to transfer it. If not then we will need to complete a new check for you. We cover the cost of all DBS checks, and if you subscribe to the update service you can take the DBS with you to other jobs.

I completed safeguarding training for my previous job. Do I still need to attend yours?

If this is your first year with us, then attendance at safeguarding training is mandatory. We offer a face-to-face training that is tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of our students, circumstances that regular safeguarding training does not necessarily cover. We aim to give our tutors the tools they need to deal with any issues in a professional and responsible manner.

I’m only interested in teaching 18-24 year olds, do I still need to attend safeguarding training?

Yes, while our older students are adults they may be vulnerable and we all have a duty of care towards them. In addition to legal safeguarding, our face-to-face training also addresses the specific welfare needs of our students which are applicable to all tutors, regardless of the age group they are teaching.

Will I have a teaching assistant?

There won’t be an assistant in the classroom with you, however we have on-course staff available to assist with any issues you may have in the classroom. There will be someone to register your arrival and show you to your classroom, ensure that it is tidy and prepared for your class each day, and collect your student registration sheets.

Will I have any pastoral duties?

As a tutor, your duty will be purely academic and will not include attendance on any day trips or participation in any other activities unless specifically detailed in your job description. The on-course team will guide students to and from your classes and supervise breaks where necessary.

Can tutors join students outside of teaching hours?

We run a series of lectures for students aged 16+, which our tutors are also very welcome to attend. If tutors wish to spend time with their students at other times, or if they wish to attend graduation, they are advised to speak to the academic team [email protected]

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