At the Oxford Institute, we believe in providing students with a holistic and personalised learning experience. The best learning comes from pursuing your passions, engaging your curiosity, and developing a questioning mind. We encourage students to follow their interests within and beyond the classroom. Our teaching methods are designed to maximise individual attention so that we can empower students to think critically, develop their thoughts, improve their writing and communication, and acquire the tools they need to continue their learning independently.

We are the only summer programme in Oxford which places Oxford University’s unique teaching method - the tutorial system - at the heart of our teaching approach. 

All courses are taught in tutorials - students are assigned in groups of 1 to 3 to have intensive daily sessions with their tutors, who are leading scholars and researchers at Oxford University. 

Tutorials create intimate and personalised learning environments. Studen ts get the chance to comprehensively examine their chosen subject by interacting with experts in the field. Tutorials introduce students to a novel and cutting-edge research in their subject areas, provoke curiosity and inspire them to think outside of their comfort zone.

Tutorials are highly flexible and feedback-oriented. The content and pace of learning are shaped by the interests and goals of the student. Tutors are also trained to develop students’ thoughts and ideas, enhance critical thinking and communication skills, and identify areas of improvement. Having a direct relationship with tutors also makes learning fun and engaging.

Our students have consistently found tutorials to be the most enriching component of our summer programme.