The Oxford 121 centre is open 7 days a week (excluding national holidays) from 8.30am to noon and from 2pm to 6.30pm. You can study at any time you like during these opening hours.
What can I do in a one-to-one session?
Anything. One of the greatest advantages of Oxford 121 over normal classes is that you practise the skills you want help with.
If you want advice on a writing task, for example, you complete the essay beforehand and then the teacher will highlight ways in which you can improve your grammar, vocabulary and essay structure, as well as suggesting appropriate ideas to answer the question perfectly.
On the other hand, you might want to develop your speaking skills. In this case, you can work on your answers before meeting the teacher or use the session as a mock test with no preparation. The teacher will give you feedback on pronunciation, intonation and grammar, plus vocabulary choice and how well your answers match the questions. He will give you more
When can I have a one-to-one session?
The one-to-one tuition operates on a first-come, first-served basis. This means that if you want to meet with an English teacher, you need to register with an Oxford 121 staff member and he or she will tell you when you can have your session. One-to-one sessions cannot be booked in advance of arriving at the centre.
Can I have more than one one-to-one session per day?
Yes. If you have had a one-to-one session on a particular day, you can register with the Oxford 121 staff for a further session.
Do I have to buy a textbook?
No. Oxford 121 has a wide range of textbooks and audio files for you to use. However, you can bring your own textbook or exercises to the centre if you would like to.