March 2021

5 Reasons Why Tutorial-Based Education Consistently Outperforms the Classroom

At New Oxford Collegiate Academy, we follow the time-tested and distinctive teaching style used by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, called “the tutorial system.”  The tutorial system centers each students’ educational experience in very small, weekly meetings with experts in each subject.  Students prepare by spending time in between tutorials producing work that serves as the subject of each discussion.  This post discusses five reasons why tutorial-based education consistently outperforms… Read More »5 Reasons Why Tutorial-Based Education Consistently Outperforms the Classroom

The Concept of a Best Virtual School and Why You Didn’t Find It Last Year

One of the hottest topics this year has been the quality of virtual education, for good reason.  Across the spectrum of schools, reviews of virtual schools have been far from favorable.  Parents have not been impressed.  It makes sense to ask, then: is there a best virtual school, and can a virtual school create a truly great experience for students?   In this post, I explore a few reasons why such… Read More »The Concept of a Best Virtual School and Why You Didn’t Find It Last Year