About Us
The Aims of Tutoring
The Benefit
Course Content
CST’s Dates
Cost of the Course
Course Tutors

who are we?

The Cambridge School of Tutors is a new initiative by Collegium Wratislaviense in partnership with Dr Alison Gray. Collegium was established in 2010 and has become a leading centre for personalized education in Poland. Over 6,000 participants from academic, teaching, business and social organizations have completed Collegium’s programmes.

The idea for the Cambridge School of Tutors formed after the CEO of Collegium Wratislaviense, Piotr Czekierda, invited Dr Alison Gray to be a keynote speaker at the IX International Congress of Tutoring in Wrocław, Poland in 2022. Alison has over 20 years’ teaching experience in secondary and tertiary education. Inspired by the model and success of tutor training in Poland, Alison recognised the potential for a bespoke and structured approach to tutoring in the UK, to complement the provision that already exists.

The Cambridge School of Tutors fits perfectly with Collegium Wratislaviense’s mission to inspire greatness. By this we mean the ability to set thrilling, ambitious goals and the readiness to successfully achieve them.

We understand greatness as greatness of spirit, called magnanimity since ancient times, which is linked to the values of goodness, truth and beauty. Combining timeless values with effective tools and reliable knowledge is the secret of the Collegium’s effectiveness.

the aims of tutoring

  • Foster students’ independent, critical thinking

  • Inspire and encourage individuals to discover and pursue their own interests

  • Help individuals to find their best way of learning

  • Validate individuals and build confidence in their own strengths

the benefit

  • The course will give you the opportunity to integrate new and existing tools into a cohesive and purposeful framework that can be utilised in your current practice to better support students in achieving their goals. You will have opportunities to practise tutoring techniques, receive peer and tutor feedback and develop reflective practice as a tool for your ongoing professional development. The dialogical nature of the course means that you will benefit from sharing ideas and experiences with peers.

course content

session 1.

  • Why this course? The heart of education.

  • What kind of tutor do you want to be?

  • Why the first meeting matters: relationships and boundaries.

  • The art of the essay.

session 2.

  • The art of Socratic questioning.

  • Dialogical teaching and learning.

  • Personal growth: elements of positive psychology in tutoring.

  • Working with students’ strengths: toolkits in practice.

session 3.

  • How to use problem-based learning and case study methods in tutoring.

  • Developmental tutoring tools and goal setting.

  • Planning the personalised curriculum.

session 4.

  • Giving feedback and dealing with difficult tutoring situations.

  • Success stories: integration of tutoring networks within your educational setting.

  • Getting started as a tutor.

  • Summary and evaluation of the course.


  • Session 1. | 26th – 27th April 2024

  • Session 2. | 24th – 25th May 2024

  • Session 3. | 28th – 29th June 2024

  • Session 4. | 19th – 20th July 2024

how long is the course?

  • 2 days per month, spread over 4 months.


  • There is an accommodation option for Cambridge School of Tutors training at Westminster Collage. If you are interested, please book online:

how much does it cost?

  • £2000 per person

    (Participants from the same institution can enquire about a group reduction)

    This price includes all course materials, tea/coffee and lunches, and certification.

course tutors


One of the most experienced tutoring trainers in Europe. As a certified trainer at Collegium Wratislaviense, he practices personalised education methods in academic settings and supervises other tutors. In his work as a tutor he combines his linguistic and pedagogical training, his knowledge of psychology, his experience and methodological knowledge and his previous teaching experience.


Alison is Director of Studies at Westminster College, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity. She has been supervising Cambridge students since 2006, has experience of leading academic staff development, and whole institution student support. Alison has been teaching in secondary and tertiary education for over twenty years.

Robin is a Director of Studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and Director of Church Resource Development at Westminster College, Cambridge. He has a background in working with marginalised young people and therapeutic interventions within the high security prison estate. Robin has experience as a practice teacher in multiple disciplines and as a tutor and lecturer within Higher Education over the past twenty years.


Robin is a Director of Studies at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and Director of Church Resource Development at Westminster College, Cambridge. He has a background in working with marginalised young people and therapeutic interventions within the high security prison estate. Robin has experience as a practice teacher in multiple disciplines and as a tutor and lecturer within Higher Education over the past twenty years.


Dorota is a tutor, certified project manager (PRINCE 2 Foundation & Practitioner, Scrum Master), as well as a trainer and facilitator (with a special focus on design thinking and innovation processes). Dorota worked on several research projects and translated numerous social science books. She is committed to innovative education and (re)designing work-life-balance solutions.


  • Dr Alison Gray | Director of Studies

  • Westminster College | Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0AA UK