Thanks for giving me the time to help other students – nothing makes me feel more useful and appreciated and it’s clearly great for a lot of the students too.
I would like to thank you again for all the supports, guidance and help from you throughout these 3 years.
I am really glad to be your student, a million thanks to you. I will never forget about the Teams meeting we had about life and studies. And i will always remember the importance of playing the game right! I would like to thank you so much for everything, for making me a better human being!
Hopefully, I will see you soon, once the pandemic is over! Wishing you and your son good health and all the best.
It has been a very stressful and unusual year, however, you still managed to provide an excellent level of support to every single one of us. I am very lucky to have had you guide me for the last 2 years. Thanks to you, I have developed as a person a lot in the last 2 years. You helped me achieve goals, which I previously thought of as unachievable. I am gutted I couldn't say thanks to you in person as I am leaving tomorrow however, I am grateful to have had you as my mentor and hope you have a wonderful summer!
I just want to say thank you so much for introducing and registering Perlego for all students. As my studying requires reading several excerpts and chapters from different books, having Perlego is not only convenient but also cost-effective. It would be a waste to buy many books just to read some pages from each. Perlego is absolutely fabulous. Thank you and have a nice day.
…history of mathematics. Rather than having a one-way learning environment in which the teacher feeds the students with information, I am able to feel a sense of inclusion in class as my peers and I are given the opportunity to actively participate in discussions. Furthermore, the small class size allows students to receive more individual attention. Instead of directly giving us the answers to problems, Tet tends to make us think about them on our own before guiding us to solving them independently. This, in my opinion, would aid in developing the essential skills of critical, lateral and analytical thinking. Being very knowledgeable and experienced in the physics/mathematics related field, Tet’s worksheets and tests usually consists of questions that he has written by himself. More often than not, they are very challenging (and can go up to the level of math olympiad and university interview questions). Overall, I think this is a very unique learning experience. Despite my weak mathematics foundation at current, I hope this new approach would work for me.
Toby’s Physics classes are very interesting and interactive. Instead of spoon feeding us, he lets us conduct our experiments on our own. However, whenever we have any doubts or faults in our experiments, he is always there to assist us. As a person who did not dare to ask questions in class in the past, he has encouraged me to embrace my inquisitiveness. Besides discussing matters relating to the subject he teaches, Toby’s friendly yet stern way has also allowed me to approach him on issues such as personal statement, university choices and career paths. In my opinion, he is a very experienced teacher and thus, he is able to give very constructive advice.
In preparation for the Physics Aptitude Test, I have been attending PAT/MAT/STEP/ENGAA classes every Monday. These lessons were conducted by Tet Amaya. Due to his university-like teaching style, I found these classes extremely helpful as he would give us challenging problems to consider and guide us throughout our thinking process.
Overall, I am pretty satisfied and thankful for all the support that I have received in terms of academics, and thus, I have yet to complain.
I really love the teachers. Toby is very fun and knows exactly what to say to make me understand the content being taught. Tet really makes us think about the content and doesn't throw information at us but makes us find the content and is more of a guide and he helps us find what we don't understand. Tim really uses visual aids which I really like. He's super helpful and knows how to reduce the information into a form that is easy to digest then works on it so we understand it well enough.
My tutors Tet, Zoe and Toby are very helpful when we have questions or we need help with past exam paper questions or some points that we didn't understand during the lesson. Toby tries to make the lesson without stress which makes it a good condition to study. Tet gives us some work that is very challenging and I like that because it helps us to go through the exam questions very smoothly . Zoe also gives us questions that quite hard and she explains very clearly when we don't understand.
With half of my teachers being Oxford University graduates and the other half being graduates from other renown universities, they knew the importance of not only conveying the material to me, but also challenging me to think outside of the box/textbook. Small class sizes allowed for me and my peers to get comfortable with our teachers and vice versa. This was of crucial importance to our productivity as a group since it enabled us to go into discussions about an area we lack knowledge in, without feeling unnecessarily hesitant to pose our questions due to lack of understanding. My teachers were more than happy to provide me with extra one-to-one tutorials during exam period which I found to have a remarkably positive effect on my overall A-Level results! Miroslav
Studying in this college for two months now, I prefer the teaching style in this college. The teachers here make me understand the subjects rather than memorising especially Barrie and John. They will teach out of the syllabus rather than just following the syllabus. This is what I really like about it because it helps to build up my knowledge rather just learning the textbook. Small classes allow me to get more attention from teachers. The teachers are willing to help me outside of the lessons to clarify my doubts.
The college helps to keep my dreams alive. Most importantly it made me realise that to achieve anything requires faith, vision, self-motivation, determination, hard work and dedication.
The school is supportive in every aspect. It is a big, warm family and I feel loved. I can concentrate on my studies and have a balance between studying and having fun with my friends.
We have a really supportive environment with teachers always willing to give up extra time to help us.
I just wanted to let you know that I have been accepted for medicine at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. As you can imagine I am over the moon about this and I just wanted to thank you, my tutors and everyone at Oxford International College who helped me to achieve this, I couldn't have done it without your support and assistance and I will be forever grateful for this.
I just received an Engineering offer from Brasenose College, Oxford! A*AA in Maths, Physics and Further Maths. I'm so excited. I'd like to thank you and the tutors - really want to share this news with them and thank them so much for their help!
As I look back at my short but intense experience in Oxford and especially at the College, I realise I had a really great time here. It was for me, my future studies and life, a very important choice. That’s why I want to say a great thank you for your welcome, support, enthusiasm and everything you have helped me with. Keep up this inspiring work and joy!
OIC has given me more than just a brilliant education. The endless support and encouragement from the staff and tutors that I have received is worth more than any amount of money. I have become a confident, independent learner which is something that I never believed I could be before I became a student at OIC.
Mountain is indeed very fortunate to have joined OIC, which have provided him with all the very best support and guidance, for both his academic development and pursuit of his longer term goals. We must thank you and all OIC staff for your care and dedication, and we look eagerly forward to another fruitful and rewarding year at OIC.
With your continuous and tremendous effort, you have made so many young Hongkongers’ dreams come true (to become doctors).
For last year, I wanted Duc to stay with the college so that he could socialise and get to know new friends. Throughout that time, Duc told me that he had a great experience living with the college, and the OIC staff at the accommodation really created a sense of home for all students. I much appreciate this and would like to thank you and the team for the considerate care that Duc received.
We are very proud that our daughter, Sofia, was lucky and worthy to study at OIS at iGCSE! For her and for us it was a difficult year: moving to another country without parents, lockdown, lifestyle changes, time zone difference (-9 hours), and most importantly - high academic requirements and school standards. It is undoubtedly very difficult to meet the high standards of a school such as OIS, but Sofia accepted the challenge and tried very hard. Not everything worked out, but we would like to mention the teachers and all the staff who always offered help and support, believed in Sofia, noticed and appreciated her diligence. We were very pleased to attend online parent meetings, it was very useful.
As parents, it was important for us to feel the individual approach, personalized help from teachers. We realized that each student's goals are important here and suggested ways to achieve them! Thank you very much to the teachers, tutors, and all the school staff!
In any case, no matter what the circumstances, Sofia and we are very happy and grateful that we spent a year in such a strong academic school, which gave a powerful start to further achievements of Sofia! We express our great gratitude to each teacher for your work, and thank you for the offer to stay at OIS - it is an honour for us!
we would like to thank you and your team for the tremendous effort made throughout this special year. Even though the situation last year was really chaotic and there were many unfortunate things that happened this year, you still managed everything really well and we are very grateful to have you during Haylie’s journey in OIC.
I am very happy for what Isabella’s achieved and we owe you and the staff at OIC a thank you for the nurture that she received in order to have done this.
We are very grateful that Neon is always working hard. But he would not made these achievements without OIC and your kindly help.
That's excellent news, Damien achieved this because of you and the excellent teaching staff!
Thank you for congratulations. I know I’m repeating myself but we’re extremely proud of Karlo and happy that he’s having a chance to be part of OIC team! You all are making him in his best version!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your untiring support and dedication to the well being of the students not just academically but also in the overall safety and university preparation in this challenging environment. Zi Suen wouldn’t have achieved all that she aspires to do without your foresight and support. Thanks to all the teachers that have also helped her along the entire 2-year course.
Thank you so much for your information and thank all the Staff at OIC for the kindness and caring given to my son throughout the year. All the best to everyone at OIC.
We are truly thrilled to receive your message about Beatrice. We just cannot believe she’s grown up so much over the past 10 months.
The credit surely goes to the school.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the school for all the guidance and supports that have been given to her; as well as the efforts that have been made to keep them safe during such challenging time.
We are delighted that with Zirong’s efforts, the new OIC year book are warmly welcomed by everyone. It is Zirong’s appreciation that he could have opportunities to contribute his works with his team together to successfully publish the OIC year book. With all of the students and teachers fully support, he did have a fantastic experience. Meanwhile, we hope that this amazing OIC year book could be successful popularized, so that more students and parents would know about OIC.
In the year book, all what he did, are his true feelings from his sweet memories during last academic year when he studied and lived in OIC. Year 2021 is one definitely important year for Zirong to study and live in UK. It is first time for him to live along In a totally new environment overseas. During the pandemic, OIC gave Zirong numerous supports in academic, personal development, as well as in his life. We are really grateful to you and OIC. We believe that during his first year in OIC, he got huge achievements which are really helpful for him in the future.
Thank you for providing the opportunity to Rachel to explore and develop herself and for mentoring Rachel in the past year. Much appreciated!
Thank you so much and OIC for giving Zirong such great opportunities to enrich his personal development and leadership experience. We are glad that with encouraging he could participate and put efforts in this Head Boy competition. Although he was not appointed, we believe that this competition is a well challenge for him, so that he would find and learn all the values which would help and support him in his future life and academic.
Although Ophelia was not appointed this time, she will try her best to show her leadership by being the chairman of the Geography Club and other activities like fund raising next academic year.
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!
We truly appreciate the supports and guidance provided by the School to Beatrice in the past year. We know she’s in able hands.
We as parents are so thrilled to hear about this good news! Thank you for guiding Lachlan’s development in OIC towards adult maturity and academic excellence. We are sure that this award means a lot beyond speech to Lachlan’s efforts and this award also means a lot to our entire family in easing our financial burden at the Covid time.
We are so glad on Daniel’s achievement. Thank you so much for all teachers in particular Dr Dan Casey guidance and support to Daniel.
We are happy to learn about Anatasia getting to the final.
We want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to you for your guidance on Anatasia in the past two years. In particular the support she received from the college helped her a lot to pull through the hard times she faced earlier this year. We are happy that she has finally completed all her assessments today.
We want to show our deepest appreciation to you and all the teachers and staff who have guided Anatasia through her academic journey at OIC.
It has been a very tough, challenging yet wonderful and crazy 2 years for everyone.
We are sooooo so so grateful that you and OIC team manage do such a excellent job during this period.
We would love this opportunity to thank you and the team for everything that you have given to Zoe and us and Karen too!
We can never truly repay the debt we owe to you especially Ms Yasmin and also to all the OIC teachers and staffs.
Words can not express how grateful we are to you.
You have showed and thought both of my girls so much, beyond what I can imagine.
And Karen called me yesterday ,she was accepted to do a Medical consultancy internship with McKinsey London next year
She told me getting in is less than 1% chance and tougher than Oxbridge admission
She tried anyway (your spirit!) and manage to be one of the 2 candidates McKinsey accept per year out of a few thousand applicants.
You really open up their mind and spirit to face and take challenges face on without fear.
It's really crazy how you manage to inspire them.
Thank you so much for your update and thanks for OIC all teachers take care of Daniel. I glad to hear that Daniel getting good performance of the school. I believe Daniel has chosen a right school cause he enjoyed school life.
I’m writing to thank you for your guidance, help and support for our son, Damien Lai these past 20 months.
In 1 month's time, Damien's education with you will be complete and return home on 12 June 2021. The next time he returns to the UK will be in 2023 after his National Service.
I would have flown over to see each one of you if not for the pandemic and personally thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I cannot express my gratitude adequately towards you in just a few words. You have helped us immensely in getting Damien to excel, in learning necessary life skills and keeping him safe in his ongoing journey to realise his ambition to become a doctor.
You are an invaluable teacher, mentor and friend to Damien. He has learnt from you many of life's precious lessons while living by himself, away from home, becoming mature, independent and considerate in living with other people.
Thank you for your love, kindness, and generosity. We are eternally grateful and I’m thanking you on behalf of our family.
Wish you a healthy and successful life ahead. May many more students get to benefit from your knowledge and experiences.
Thank you for your email and warm words to Bernice and her teammates, I am sure they are enjoying very much their life at OIC and we wish Bernice all the best, not only on her studying and academic excellence, but having all different opportunities to expand her horizons, and becoming more expressive and independent.
Please accept our heartfelt thanks to “ YOU “ and all members at OIC ! Thank you.
Thank you for the information. I feel more relieved after I have received this email. Thank you for your understanding and consideration!
Fighting against Covid-19 is a long battle. We cordially thank you for your persistency.
We are very pleased that we could see that Zirong is growing well and studying excellent in OIC. We are all very satisfied with your education not only in academic but also to develop students personally, ability, life skills, and career experience.
My family and my son are very happy to receive your awards for his hard work. This is a great reward to him and it will be a strong motive for him to be confident to implement his future aims. It was a great chance for him to be a student of OIC where he can get the best academic environment and be improving day by day.
Thank you very much for your encouragement and continuously concerns about my son.
Carmen has certainly gone through a lot in the past eighteen months. The first six months was particularly very challenging for her academically. Thereafter, she has been making very good progress. We encourage Carmen to work hard in her last few weeks in OIC so that she will finish well and achieve very good results to enable her to go to a top university (she is still aiming for Cambridge!).
As I have always told her, "it is not how you start, but how you finish". We hope that Carmen will "finish" well in OIC and achieve her dream of studying in a good university.
A big thank you to you in particular and to your team at OIC for supporting Carmen so well.
Carmen has spent a tremendous amount of time and effort in completing her EPQ. We are very glad that she was given the opportunity by OIC to present her papers to the Year 12 students.
Please extend our appreciation and a very big thank you to the teachers and staffs who have guided and supported Carmen in her EPQ project.
Also, once again, on behalf of the family and on my own behalf, I would like to express my gratitude to the entire school team, especially Jenny and Memi! Thanks to these two wonderful ladies, we were calm, we knew that Sofia was in safe hands under care. All questions were solved instantly. We really appreciate it! Thank you!
We are so relief OIC will be arranging their Pre-flight COVID testing and necessary Gov documentations before they leave for their home country.
We will definitely pay OIC a visit once we are allow to travel to UK.
I am very happy to learn that Johnathan has received special recognition award for his OIC PolyGCSE charity work and OIC's Reach the Top competition.
I am very proud of him and really appreciate for acknowledging his hard work and efforts. We are grateful and feel horned this recognition.
We want to specially thanks OIC education team and Johnathan's teammates for their constantly support and encouragement. We fully understand there is still a long way to reach Johnathan's goals, but I am certain that he will continue his hard work and dedications.
We are very happy and thank you for all the support since we met 2 years ago in Bangkok.
We look forward to the A level result and hopefully Banky will go on his study at University of Oxford.
Thank you very much again and wish you all the best.
I am writing to express my sincere thanks to you all for your unfailing guidance and teaching to Alison in the past two years. I just left UK after sending her to begin her school term at Birmingham Medical School. As you may know, she was also accepted by Law School of Hong Kong University but she finally chose medicine as her career.
Thank you for continual effort and support of all staff of Oxford International College to my daughter who completed A Level study in June 2016 and started her undergraduate law study at Leicester University this September.
I would like to thank the College for offering quality tuition and practical support to my son throughout the past two academic years. The guidance and care the College provided for him have been significant for his development in his late teens and beginning adult life, which in turn will impact on his future. A big thanks to all of you!
We are very pleased to hear Cerina is integrated well with teachers and friends from OIC. We would like to thank school for the great environment to excel her academic performance to achieve her goals. This would not be possible without the passion and commitment from all teachers and staff from OIC.
Thank you so much for everything that you did for Saghar in the past two years. Without your help and your colleagues' she could not go to an elite university.
We are delighted with Antonia's results and she now has the right grades to go to Newcastle University to read Geography which as you know she has set her heart on. Thank you for making it all possible and being so helpful over her timetabling arrangements. Please pass on ours and her thanks to her tutors and the rest of the team for all their help in achieving these great results.
Introducing Oxford International College
Student Testimonial, Angela Feb 2018
Dr Mario Peters’ acceptance speech for Education Advisers awards
Student Testimonial, Avinash Feb 2018
Student Testimonial, Karen Feb 2018
Student Testimonial, Shazril Feb 2018