The small group teaching in Cambridge is called ‘supervision'; small group means between one and three students in a session. A supervision usually lasts and hour.
The role of a lecturer or tutor in helping a student to prepare coursework, essays, or a doctoral thesis. It contrasts with tutoring which refers to teaching of formal or informal kinds.
Teaching and discussion session.
Teaching session in a small group (of between 1 and 4 students), with a specialist in your area of study (your supervisor). Supervisions are the main form of teaching in Cambridge. Known as tutorials in Oxford and elsewhere.
Small group teaching of undergraduate students organised by the College. The size of the supervision group can vary between subjects but there are usually between one and four students in each group. Supervisions complement lectures, seminars and practical classes organised by the University.
teaching, individually or in small groups, arranged by Directors of Studies (see above) within the College or in another Cambridge college. Supervisions go alongside the lectures, seminars and practical classes organised by the University as a whole, and are the distinctive feature of the way that teaching is carried out at Cambridge.