Advantage of Private LessonsIndividual private lessons are simply the most effective method for students to improve their subject knowledge and to increase their test scores significantly. (Click to learn more).
Standardized Tests Do you need to improve your standardized test scores? With our professional guidance you will learn how to master each topic and how to select the correct strategy for each section of the exam - greatly improving your chances of success. (Click to learn more).
History of Tutors of Oxford The original Tutors of Oxford was founded in Hong Kong by Dr. Donnelly in 1993 before relocating to the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC in September 2000. (Click to learn more)
For those students who live or work in Manhattan, lessons are available at our convenient Midtown location, on 50th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues). Our quiet teaching rooms are fully equipped with whiteboards and all the necessary teaching materials required to provide an ideal learning environment for the student. There is also a pleasant seating area for the parents of younger students who may wish to be present during the lesson.
Due to popular demand, online lessons via Skype are also available for those students who live outside of the Manhattan area. Please call Dr. Donnelly at (917) 568 2473 for more details.
During the initial lesson, Dr. Donnelly quickly assesses the student's particular strengths and weaknesses in the subject and customizes the lesson plan accordingly. Many students have found learning Mathematics, Physics or English at school extremely difficult and initially have little or no confidence in their own abilities. These same students often tend to flourish under private one-to-one tutoring and are amazed at how quickly they are able to pick up new topics when free from the distractions of the classroom environment.
An excellent private tutor will customize the entire lesson plan around each student's individual needs. This helps the student to progress much more quickly than in the group environment since the tutor can easily adapt the lesson to concentrate upon the individual's strengths or weaknesses in the subject. With private tutoring, the student does not have to compete for the teacher's attention and the lesson can progress as quickly or as slowly as required.
Dr. Donnelly's patient and professional teaching style encourages the student to take a very active role in each lesson and to ask questions whenever they are unsure about a particular issue. The student should also feel comfortable making mistakes during the lesson without feeling self-conscious. After all, it is much better to make mistakes during a lesson than it is during a final examination.
Dr. Donnelly's patient and professional teaching style also helps build up the student's confidence in a particular topic by selecting questions at the appropriate academic level and then gradually increasing their difficulty until the concept has been mastered. After all, taking a number of smaller steps is often much easier than taking one giant one.
Homework exercises are generally given at the end of each class to reinforce the material covered that week. Students are expected to take their homework and their studies seriously, since this will significantly increases their rate of progress.
Each week, Dr. Donnelly sends out progress reports in order to keep you informed of your academic progress and to address any concerns that may arise.
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