The message we try to explain to our students is that getting into a British University is the easy part. The hardest part is maintaining good grades due to academic unpreparedness.
At The Oxford Method, our job is to provide intensive academic tutorials for international students interested in studying abroad. As Human and Social Scientists who specialize in Social, Cultural and Medical Anthropology, History, Politics, and the Humanities, we teach our students the importance of critical thinking and academic writing, so that when they begin courses at a British university they are academically prepared for whatever comes their way.
As former international students ourselves, we learned the hard way of what happened when we arrived at university intellectually underprepared for the rigorous high standards expected of us at some of the highest world ranking universities.
Many international students who attend the British University system find that the academic expectations are far more challenging than their experiences in their home country. Sometimes these issues are cultural and/or linguistic, other times students are having to adjust to the demands and anxieties of how to write, research, and debate an argument in a fast-paced environment, based on their personal opinions.
At The Oxford Method all of our tutors have Doctorates from the University of Oxford and/or have worked as academics at the University. We have extensive experience providing pastoral care to university students and are trained specifically to help students to discover their academic strengths as they work their way through challenging educational terrain.
Our 6 to 12 week programmes are modified to provide academic training for students with an interest in the human and social sciences, as well as STEM. Those students with an interest in STEM can use these programmes to develop their academic writing and argumentation style, which can be applied to the hard sciences when attending university. We also provide a consultancy service to parents and students providing an introduction to the UK University system, which is embedded in the programme. Students are encouraged to email their tutors outside of face-to-face hours with whatever questions they may have concerning their weekly topics, British education, and future academic development.