About us

Greene’s has a core of full-time academic and administrative staff supported by a network of carefully selected and trained tutors. This body of talent encompasses a wide range of academic achievement, teaching expertise and experience with the tutorial method of learning.

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Our History

Established by Edward Greene in 1967 under the name Edward Greene’s Tutorial Establishment, Greene’s is Oxford’s oldest tutorial college and has supported the education of approximately 15,000 students over the last forty-five years.

Having read Classics at Wadham College, Oxford, Edward Greene worked as a private tutor and also a teacher at Magdalen College School until he founded Greene’s.

From the beginning, Greene’s sought out the best tutors in Oxford to deliver high-quality tuition. Built on the tutorial system that has defined Oxford University learning, Greene’s has remained true to its roots of basing its courses on a programme of individual tuition to students of any age and background. Under its current principals, Matthew Uffindell and Christopher Upton, Greene’s has grown to have a register of approximately 160 tutors and 300 students.

Why Greene’s?

Choosing the right academic institution can be difficult. So why choose Greene’s?

Quality

We are regularly inspected by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI). ISI is a Government-approved inspectorate that carries out Educational Oversight inspections. Regular inspections and publicly available reports mean that we are monitored and subject to external scrutiny.

Longevity

We have been established for 50 years and Greene’s is the oldest college of its type in Oxford.

Individual

An academic programme at Greene’s is individual.

Flexible

All programmes at Greene’s are flexible and designed with the needs of each student in mind.

Skills

Inter-personal skills of critical thinking, teamwork, information analysis, effective oral & written communication, creativity and initiative are taught alongside all our academic programmes.

Tutors

Tutors are chosen carefully. They are highly qualified in their field; they are extensively interviewed with references taken and are required to attend our tutor-training programme. We choose tutors who know how to communicate effectively and who care about education.

Philosophy

Education using the tutorial method is core to our philosophy and methodology. It offers a number of advantages: a wide choice of options, the practical flexibility of time and place, the control of working pace, a focus on essential information with the opportunity of the depth of study. It encourages participation and builds the confidence to ask questions and broaden ideas, developing independence and initiative.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

A-levels

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A-levels are internationally recognised qualifications. Universities in many countries will accept three A level A-C grades as meeting the admissions criteria across a w ... [+]

A-levels are internationally recognised qualifications. Universities in many countries will accept three A level A-C grades as meeting the admissions criteria across a wide range of courses.

A-levels are all taught in small groups of shared tuition.

At Greene’s, there is a core list of CIE A levels – shown in the table below – from which students can choose any three.

Core A level subjects Mathematics English Literature Further Mathematics Economics Biology History Chemistry Geography Physics French Psychology

Science A levels also require additional time for practical work – typically about three hours per week.

CIE A level exams take place in November and May/June of each year and each A level course is divided into two parts: A first year part called “AS” and a second year part called “A level”. Students generally take their AS exams at the end of their first year of A level study and their A level exams at the end of their second year. If needed, AS exams can be retaken the following November or May/June during the student’s second year of A level study at Greene’s.... [-]

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Diploma

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Greene's Geoscience Diploma course is a unique liberal arts approach to the study of our planet. It can be an alternative to A level study and allows admission to a numb ... [+]

Greene's Geoscience Diploma course is a unique liberal arts approach to the study of our planet. It can be an alternative to A level study and allows admission to a number of undergraduate level degree programmes at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

Available at Greene’s in Oxford, Lisbon (Estoril) and Muscat: The Geoscience Diploma is unique to Greene’s.

Geoscience, or Earth Science, is the scientific study of our planet, including its formation, its structure, and its evolution.

Understanding climate change and considering options for the safe storage of nuclear waste are just two of today’s pressing problems that require a knowledge of Geoscience.

Every aspect of modern life has a Geoscience connection, from building materials for the houses we live in to fuel for the cars we drive; from understanding sinkholes to evaluating the risks of a large tsunami to deciding whether or not fracking should be allowed. It is truly a global science and includes aspects of Biology, Geography, Environmental Science, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering, Resource Management and Government Policy to name but a few.... [-]

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