Academic Writing Skills

University Level Course

Tutorials: 5

Length of Each Tutorial: 1 Hour

Recommended Age: Prospective or Current Student 

Course Summary: In order to achieve the highest grades at university level, it is essential that a student understands what a degree-level course requires. Writing essays for university is a very different matter from writing essays and exams at school, and students who are not prepared can often struggle. In this course, one of our expert tutors— all of whom achieved a first class undergraduate degree— will give you the practical information and advice you need to excel.

What You Receive

5 One-on-one Tutorials

with an Expert Tutor

Interactive and Engaging Exercises and Prompts for Further Study

Lesson Recap Booklet to Save or Print

Report Card with Personal Appraisal from Tutor 


Course Details

Tutor(s):​ This course is taught by several Canis Major tutors, depending on availability, each of whom has studied at Oxford or Cambridge university and holds a postgraduate degree. Please make an enquiry and we will send you the profiles of the tutors who are currently teaching this course.

This course is taught flexibly, depending on the individual needs of the student, but by the end of it a student will know how to approach university-level assignments, and will have a clear idea of how research, plan and write such that top grades  can be achieved.  

Fees: £350

How it Works

  1. Get in touch (below) and let us know which course you are interested in

  2. We will put you in touch with the tutor(s), to schedule the hours of the course around a timetable that is convenient for you.

  3. Your tutor is paid directly through bank transfer*

  4. Tutorials are completed

  5. Student receives an e-certificate and report card

*please note that course fees must be paid in full before the second tutorial has been completed after which refunds cannot be given.

This course is intended to expand a student’s understanding of the topic, cultivate crucial academic skills, and serve as a demonstration of their commitment to learning and capacity for autodidactic study. It is thus the ideal complement to a university application; it cannot be substituted for any necessary element of an application, but it may enhance a student’s overall portfolio. The tutor’s comments in the personalised report received upon completion of the course may be used as references or quotes in an application process.


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