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The Centre for Tutorial Teaching (CTT) is an educational training, research and consultancy service based in Oxford, UK. 

Tutorial Skills Programme

University can feel like a daunting next step.
Our Tutorial Skills Programme prepares students to build the study skills to succeed in higher education.  

Increasingly, as students seek to study abroad, they need to not only be proficient and excel at their chosen area of academic study, but they also need to have the study skills to succeed at university. Centre for Tutorial Teaching has designed a one-of-a-kind programme for students aged 16-18 to immerse themselves in learning the practical skills they need to succeed in higher education.

These study skills include:

  • Being able to read critically, and digest and condense a large amount of information and reading into concise notes and arguments

  • Thinking critically about the sources of information as you study, and being able to question the validity of arguments and opinions you read in books, research papers and other academic material

  • Building persuasive arguments to defend your viewpoints and communicate powerfully.

  • Writing well structured, academic essays that convince the reader of your argument.  


Our four week online course will help you acquire the competencies required to thrive at university, in the workplace, and as global citizens.










What you will learn

  1. How to craft analytically robust arguments in essays

  2. How to effectively structure essays and write a compelling introduction

  3.  How to powerfully deploy evidence to strengthen your argument

  4. How to speak persuasively and defend your argument when being questioned

  5. How to conduct academic research and condense extensive research into a concise and convincing essay and argument.

  6. How to form a new and unique argument from your research

To find out more about how you can join the Tutorial Skills Programme, register your interest below, and a member of our team will get in touch. 

The Centre for Tutorial Teaching (CTT) is an educational training, research and consultancy service based in Oxford, UK. 
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"The Critical Reading session was the most useful for me. It went against what every school teacher has said about needing to read every single word of long articles. Knowing how to read smartly, by skimming and extracting the key points of an argument from a long article has made the idea of research and reading at university far less daunting"

Register your Interest

Which cohort of the Tutorial Skills Programme are you interested in joining?

Thank you for you interest. A member of our team will be in touch shortly.

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