Oxford Tutorial College is an independent college of further education, founded in 1988. Formerly part of Wolsey Hall, the college specializes in preparation courses for universities, both in the UK and abroad and over the past twenty years has gained an excellent reputation for stimulating and relevant courses and effective interaction between teacher and student.
The Director of Studies oversees the teaching provision and the staff is led by the Principal, who is responsible for the smooth running of the college and for co-ordinating the academic and administrative functions. The faculty consists of over fifty tutors, all university graduates and experts in their chosen fields, many with a further degree or a postgraduate teaching certificate. They are a gifted, experienced and dedicated team whose priority is to maximise each student’s academic performance. In addition, at the individual level, a Personal Tutor is assigned to each student to monitor his or her academic progress and general well-being.
The college is housed in a row of handsome Victorian houses in the heart of the ancient university precinct and only a few yards from Oxford High Street. This central location means that the college is well-placed for all transport connections and is within easy walking distance from many bookshops, libraries, museums and galleries, not to mention a wide range of cafés and restaurants.
In addition to the college’s seminar and tutorial rooms, there are good student facilities, both for work and relaxation. These include a good reference library, well-equipped science laboratories and art room, a music room with various musical instruments and a multi-media suite. The I.T. suite comprises a number of networked computers, providing email and free access to the internet, plus a choice of word processing, spreadsheet, desk-top publishing and other programs.
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A wireless network operates throughout the building. Students may relax and meet in the student common room, where newspapers, snacks and hot and cold drinks are available and chess, scrabble and other games may be played.