What are tutorials?
Tutorials are central to study at Oxford. They give you the chance to discuss your subject with a world leader in the field. Your tutor gives individual support and encourages you to develop to your full potential.
(Oxford University definition; "tutorials" = "supervisions" at Cambridge University)
Why have tutorials?
Student tutorials are generally more academically challenging and rigorous than standard lecture and test format courses, because during each session students are expected to orally communicate, defend, analyze, and critique the ideas of others as well as their own in conversations with the tutor and fellow-students. As a pedagogic model, the tutorial system has great value because it creates learning and assessment opportunities which are highly authentic and difficult to fake.
Richard Dawkins, no less, says the Oxford tutorial system taught him how to think:
(Palfreyman, D. (2008) 'The Oxford Tutorial' (OxCHEPS), http://oxcheps.new.ox.ac.uk)
Described as the ‘jewel in the crown’ (Palfreyman, 2008) of British education, the tutorial is the focus of much praise as the foundation of an Oxbridge education. In the last decade, multiple studies have been conducted exploring the unique learning benefits of the tutorial method. ... [I]t is through the tutorial system that ‘students develop powers of independent and critical thought, analytical and problem-solving abilities, and skills in both written and oral communication and argument.
Need more be said?
Katharina Kunze, Tutorin und Gründerin von Oxbridge Bewerbung, hat zwischen 2005 und 2008 an der Oxford University "Politics, Philosophy and Economics" (BA Hons) studiert.
Nach ihrem Master hat sie als Unternehmens-
beraterin bei Oliver Wyman, bei The Economist und bei dem deutschen Startup mymuesli gearbeitet.
Seit 2011 haben sie und ihre Mentoren bei Oxbridge Bewerbung Schüler in England, Deutschland und im Ausland bei der Bewerbung für Oxford und Cambridge University betreut.