STUDY AT A TUTORIAL COLLEGE IN OXFORD
Welcome to Oxford’s oldest tutorial college.
Learning at Greene’s College Oxford is different. Our philosophy is based on one assumption: if students’ education is tailored to suit their unique qualities and needs, they are more likely to be successful. One size does not fit all.
We teach based on the principles of the tutorial method of learning. This method has a long history and is particularly associated with some of the oldest universities in England, such as Oxford, Cambridge, London and Durham. We use it to foster self-confidence, responsibility, and independence in our students.
Why not start now? Greene’s College Oxford invites you to enrol at any time throughout the year. There is no requirement to fit a fixed academic calendar. You can progress at your own pace at a time that suits you. Usually we will schedule your first tutorial within two weeks. Speak with our admissions team to find out how soon you can start.
We work with only the very best academic tutors. Most of our tutors have 2.5 degrees or qualifications each and have studied at Oxford or Cambridge University. Each one has achieved academic excellence in their field and will be matched with you based on their specialism, availability, and suitability.
Johnathan, Greene's alumnus
You were working out of a genuine interest for the subject … that is the greatest gift an educational establishment can give you.
Learning through the tutorial method at Greene’s means students first study topics independently; students and tutors then meet for regular tutorials where, in small groups, students are encouraged to explain, develop, and refine their learning through Socratic-style dialogues. Feedback and further assignments allow students to review their knowledge, strengthen their learning, and solidify their understanding.
Tutorial colleges in England are educational institutions that offer tuition in small groups for students who need extra support and guidance. Tutorial colleges, like Greene’s, typically provide a range of services, such as individual or group tutorials, mentoring and academic support, as well as access to academic resources, helping to create an environment conducive to learning.
Like the traditional tutorial college, at Greene’s College Oxford, you will study through small group or paired tutorials. This may depend on the course and your elected timeline.
Classes can be in person at our college in Oxford, or online from anywhere in the world. Usually, you will be asked to explore a particular topic, through independent study or an assignment, and you will be asked to share your learning with your tutor during your tutorials.
In line with the principles of the tutorial method, your tutor will encourage you to explain, question, develop, and refine your learning around the subject. Your work and feedback will be displayed on our online learning resource, Greene’s Online, so you can review your discussion and keep track of your progress in real time.
We find the tutorial method empowers you to feel responsible for your own learning; you will be able to talk lucidly and confidently about your work, handle challenging academic dialogue, and ultimately solidify your knowledge and understanding of your course.
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A tutorial college student is an individual who attends a tutor-based college or university. They receive personalised instruction from tutors, in an environment that allows for more individualised attention than a traditional college setting. Tutorial college students, like those at Greene’s benefit from having their own Personal Tutor, who can help them understand the materials and provide guidance as they progress through their studies. Tutorial college students also have access to online support and resources, as well as a chance to connect with other students for collaboration and discussion.
The beauty of the tutorial method at Greene’s is that you are in the driving seat. There is no one-size-fits-all. If you are struggling to understand a particular topic or concept, your tutor will work with you to reframe it, explore further examples, break it down, and continue discussing the approach, until you feel you have mastered it. You are free to progress at your own pace.