Old Town Hall in downtown Boston.


Two Course Types

A Tutorial is an intensive one-on-one English lesson with a specialist tutor.

In Tutorial a la Carte, students choose the number of hours they spend with their tutors. This can be 3, 4, 5, or 6 hours per day. All sessions are conducted with only the student and one tutor.

An Integrated Tutorial™ combines 18.5 hours of one-on-one sessions with 12.5 hours of workshops and team project work. The student experiences both individual study and authentic communication.

Intensive English training in a Tutorial.

A Team of Tutors

Based on the results of the pre-arrival language test, a team of tutors, all experts in the student’s field of work or study, is assembled for each student. Whether students need to give presentations or write business emails, OISE has a tutor with the exact skills to help them reach their goals. Tutorials are suitable for students of all levels and backgrounds.

An OISE student writes.

Why Choose a Tutorial?

Receive constant interaction with and feedback from tutor. Make every minute of the lesson count.

Specialize in a particular field and work with authentic materials. OISE students never settle for learning only the basics.

Maximize flexibility in course time and curriculum. Students can learn on their own terms.

A Quatorial (small group class) at OISE Boston.

Critical Analysis

Afternoon and evening bring workshops, projects, self-study, and field trips. In these sessions, students develop teamwork, presentation, and critical thinking skills. This workshop is held in groups of up to 4 students.

A student engaged in a lesson.

Spoken Assertiveness

In this workshop, students develop their speaking skills and confidence in an environment similar to a business meeting or university lecture. The goal is to speak with the authoritative voice needed for high-achieving students and business leaders and high-scoring test-takers. The workshop is held in groups of up to 8 students.

A window of the state-of-the-art Boston campus.


Students can work with tutors who are experts in a wide range of professional areas, including:

  1. Accountancy
  2. Aviation
  3. Banking
  4. Business
  5. Commerce
  6. Healthcare
  1. Engineering
  2. Finance
  3. Law
  4. Marketing
  5. Pharmaceuticals
  6. Tourism


Students give a weekly presentation to an audience of peers and tutors. Preparation requires analysis, problem-solving, research, planning, and assertiveness and is an excellent chance to develop their bilingual identity.

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Lessons in groups of up to 4 students with workshops, offering many opportunities for practicing international communication.

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Student Life

Information about accommodation, visas, Boston, OISE facilities, and more.

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Exam Preparation

Boost scores and confidence with OISE's intensive methods.

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