The Oxford Method


Dr. Ann Wand,

DPhil (Oxon)

Founder & Director

The Oxford Method Tutorials

The Oxford Method is an online university preparatory programme that involves Oxford-style tutorials for international students interested in a British education, whether at the University of Oxford, or throughout the United Kingdom.

Developed by Founder and Director, Dr Ann Wand, DPhil (Oxon), the original idea for an international university preparatory programme is the long-term result of Dr Wand’s years as a resident of Oxfordshire, former Oxford lecturer, and doctoral graduate at the University of Oxford. Having worked as a lecturer (and student) in international study abroad programmes for over ten years, she became aware of the concerns amongst international students after noticing the challenges international students faced when trying to conform to the academic standards expected of a British education. This has resulted in a cultural dichotomy where international students are finding the adjustment to British education to be more than just academically demanding, but emotionally challenging as well.

More About Dr Wand

As a trained anthropologist, Dr Wand and her team are accustomed to providing a more holistic approach to university preparatory training by instilling feedback that is academically rigorous and constructive so that students can develop their overall potential. By using personalized Oxford-style tutorials, a technique born exclusively from Dr Wand’s experience at the University of Oxford, students are trained on how to think, read, and write academically to the highest university standards.

As an American and British scholar, who has taught in the USA, UK, and Italy, Dr Wand and her team have over a decade’s worth of experience helping North American and English as a Second Language (ESL) students transition to the British education system, and more specifically at the University of Oxford.

These intensive courses are designed to help international students adjust to the highest educational demands expected at a British institution. The Oxford Method’s online courses (and additional walking tours of Oxford) are approachable and informative in order to help students culturally acclimatise to Britain’s educational standards.  

Whether you are interested in studying abroad for a semester, or would like to consider a British education, The Oxford Method provides personalized one-to-one and small group Oxford-style tutorials online to help students to develop their independent critical thinking, academic writing and reading skills in a discussion- based format that is in alignment with Oxford’s highest expectations.