Oxford bases its teaching on the tutorial system, which means more individual attention and teaching from tutors, tailored to the student’s learning needs. The tutorial will usually be held with one or two other students (perhaps up to four), to discuss an essay or solutions to set problems.
Tutorials are central to study at Oxford. They give students the chance to discuss their subject with an expert in the field. The tutorial provides individual support and encourages students to develop their full potential. As well as tutorials in college, students share lectures, classes and practicals in their department, depending on their subject. The Oxford system combines the best of one-to-one or small-group teaching in college with the wealth of resources in the University.