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Summer 2024 Academic Tutor

Date:  19 May 2024

London /remote, GB

Job ID:  956
School:  Bucksmore
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

Bucksmore Education is full of history and tradition, but also of originality and challenge. With 40 years of experience to perfect and improve the quality of our prestigious summer schools, we are proud of the summer programmes we offer. It is our goal to support every student towards achieving their goals, in a safe and positive learning environment, whether this is building on their language skills, developing fundamental 21st century leadership skills and a global mindset or studying at a top UK boarding school or university. 

The summer school was modelled on American summer camps, with ‘Counsellors’ who live with students, teach lessons and lead excursions and activities, providing a higher level of pastoral care, guidance, and friendship – giving students more than just ‘teachers’ and ‘activity leaders’ at a summer school. 

Working in summer schools is a rewarding experience for both students and staff, and Bucksmore aims to make our courses ones that our students never forget. The Bucksmore philosophy is for students to mix with their fellow students and staff wherever possible to make their time with us a rich and genuinely international cultural experience. 

Academic Tutor (subject-specific)


Courses:  Advanced Studies Programme (ASP) and/or Young Professionals (YP)


Location: Oxford


Course Dates: 

Advanced Studies Programme - 2nd July - 30th July

Young Professionals - 9th July - 6th August


Young Professionals - d'Overbroeck's, Oxford


Our Young Professionals programme caters to students ages 13-18 and offers career insight into a variety of different professional pathways. Academic tuition is skills-based and incorporates practical and applied knowledge. Tutors teach classes of no more than 11 students in one of the following disciplines:

  • Business
  • AI & Computer Science
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Medicine
  • Visual & Graphic Artist


Advanced Studies Programme - Brasenose College, Oxford


Our Advanced Studies Programme is a pre-university academic course for highly motivated students ages 16-18. Students select two academic subjects per session and receive 7.5 hours' tuition per subject per week. Academic tuition is delivered at the first year university level in small classes of no more than 8 students in the following disciplines:

  • Pre-Medicine
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Psychology
  • Architecture
  • Engineering
  • Pre-Law
  • History of Innovation & Original Thought 
  • Global Finance & Economics
  • PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)
  • International Relations & Global Governance
  • Business & Management Studies
  • Computer Science & Information Technology


Main Duties and Responsibilities  

  • Plan, deliver and report on your course, using methods and materials appropriate to the learner group and course content.
  • Submit a course overview, pre-reading material, bio and photo for us to upload to the Bucksmore website and send to students prior to the start of the course.
  • Prepare/adapt appropriate teaching materials. Preparation time is implicit in calculations of tutor remuneration.
  • For ASP, in week one, incorporate an appropriate and relevant project/assignment to be completed outside of tutorial contact time, and in week two, design and set an essay question for students to complete using our essay planner as a scaffold. Both of which to be assessed and commented on in students' report
  • Identify/assess the needs of learners and if necessary adapt course content and delivery style to meet these needs.
  • Deal appropriately with any individual learner support needs.
  • Assess learners’ work where appropriate. Keep records of learners’ progress and ensure learners are given feedback on their progress.
  • Offer advice on further learning and progression as required.
  • Produce a written report on each student in accordance with the guidelines provided. Submit this report by 19:00 on the second Wednesday of each session.
  • Attend relevant induction and training meetings as required by Bucksmore.
  • Carry out any other duty, from time to time, which may reasonably be required.


Person Specification

Legal Requirement: All applicants must have the eligibility to work in the UK prior to commencing employment.

The following are the essential and desirable requirements needed in order to do the job.


Essential Knowledge, qualifications and experience: 

  • Native or native-level English speaker
  • PhD For Band A
  • Master in a relevant subject for Band B
  • A minimum of 1-4 year teaching experience in your chosen subject depending on the qualification
  • A sound knowledge and experience of teaching 13-18 year olds
  • Able to motivate students and encourage participation
  • Able to design and deliver effective teaching programmes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional organisational skills


Academic Tutors play an essential part in the delivery of the academic delivery of the Advanced Studies Programme and Young Professionals. Tutors create and deliver unique lesson plans in small groups, encouraging exploration and intellectual curiosity by students. Students have an Advanced or native level of English and choose one or two academic subjects to study during the duration of their time with Bucksmore. Each subject is delivered through 1.5hr long tutorial sessions by academic tutors. All staff ensure that students who attend our programmes have an unforgettable educational experience in a safe, caring environment. While pastoral care is delivered by residential staff our residential tutors ensure full engagement with students in all academic aspects of the course ensuring that both students and staff make the most out of their time on a summer course.


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Salary and Benefits: 

Band A £60 per hour

Band B £40 per hour

Band C £35 per hour


Training and senior staff induction is provided prior to the start of a centre opening. All positions are residential, accommodation and full board meals are provided

Bucksmore charge approximately 50% of the cost of a DBS check and update service fee (£23.15) + (£6.50) which is deducted from the first payroll.


At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils where we embrace all race, abilities, religions, genders, and cultures. 

All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years. 

We welcome applications from suitable qualified persons from all diverse backgrounds. 

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

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