The Oxford Method


Unlike traditional tutoring services, the purpose of The Oxford Method is to not just prepare students for the various subject material they plan to study while at university, but to also instil and develop in our students the following skills through our courses provided below:

  • The development of critical thinking skills, argumentation style, and debate
    (both verbally and in written form)
  • How to research effectively, stepping away from university textbooks, replacing them with real academic books, articles, and journals written by top academic professionals
  • How to read, make sense of, analyse, and apply academic theory to their weekly essays
  • How to write academically to a high Oxford and Cambridge standard (which can be applied to any UK university)
  • Learn how to read, write, and submit their essays to tight weekly deadlines
  • How to manage their time by learning how to read large amounts of data and process it into smaller, bite-size pieces
  • Teach students to research and write material they have never studied before, getting them out of their comfort zones
  • Teach students to acknowledge their strengths and weaknesses and work on their personal development in each area

Pre-Packaged Course Topics

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Area Studies
  • Art History
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English Language and Literature
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies
  • Geography
  • Government Studies
  • History (Ancient and Modern)
  • Human Sciences
  • International Development
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Medieval Languages
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Migration Studies
  • Modern Languages
  • Oriental Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Politics (incl. Social Policy and International Relations)
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Theology

*Additional courses are available upon request. Course material differs depending on tutor availability.

Pre-Packaged Courses also include the following services:

  • 6 hours of face-to-face course instruction, including additional face-to-face weekly office hours
  • 6 weekly writing topics, including 6 weekly essays, weekly assessments, and feedback
  • Reading material included
  • 3 hours of undergraduate or postgraduate application and admissions assistance 
    (includes interview preparation for Oxford or Cambridge, help with UCAS forms (which are required for all UK undergraduate applications), writing university personal statements, writing research proposals, and UK funding opportunities)
  • Unlimited contact time via email to ask questions about:
    • Writing assistance and advice on how to construct weekly papers
    • How to approach and make sense of the weekly reading material (including academic jargon, i.e., specific academic vocabulary)
    • The UK higher education system, involving the academic expectations of a UK institution, which include but are not limited to:
      • The advanced academic reading, critical thinking, research skills, and writing levels expected of students in British Higher Education
      • Class structure, lecture style, and student-lecturer/ student-supervisor relationships
  • Consultancy and mentoring service for parents and students wanting to learn more about the UK university system, British culture, and how to culturally and academically transition to the UK educational standards
  • Bi-weekly progress reports
  • Certificate of completion (online and personal copy)