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The Tutorial Method

This style of learning is defined by one-on-one tuition, taught in the Socratic method, with an emphasis on independent study. It allows us to work with you as an individual and support you in cultivating your confidence, critical thinking, ability to work with others, effective oral and written communication and independent learning skills. These skills will prepare you for the transition from A levels to university life.

Parent of Student, 2021

We dropped Luke off at Newcastle University last weekend to start his history degree. I want to thank you all at Greene’s very much for not only teaching him so well, but particularly for helping him tackle and enjoy independent learning. He has had a great transition between school and University which I know will benefit him tremendously.

As a tutorial college, we fit into your timetable; you are not squeezed into ours.

Learning is not only about memorising, practising, and examinations. It is also about the ability to reason, debate, and think independently – all attributes that need to be developed for future success at university and in the workplace. Development of these abilities requires you to be challenged through discussion, debate and direct contact with a tutor.

In today’s world, information is more freely available and accessible than ever before and we believe that our method, which focuses on the processing of concepts, ideas and knowledge through discussion, is more relevant than ever before.

Student, 2020

The tutorial system and the tutors are so good. It was just such a positive experience. I really felt like my tutors and Greene’s had such a handle on my learning without me being overly directed.

Iskandar, 2020

I would totally recommend Greene’s. This type of learning is much better than traditional teaching. It focuses more on the student and the skills that they have rather than aiming at the average child in the class.

Student, 2020

I enjoyed being at Greene’s and felt well supported from day one. It’s a unique form of learning and it’s worked for me.

Student, 2020

Everything lived up to my expectations. I’ve learned a lot beyond my academic subjects. Greene’s gave me a different perspective and I enjoyed the independent learning and the opportunity to take advantage of Oxford tutors and university facilities. I really appreciated the chance to join the Oxford Union and I went to all the debates with two friends from Greene’s.

Student, 2020

You weren’t only learning for the exam. You could tell that the tutors were passionate and tutorials were engaging because of the depth of knowledge and enthusiasm of the tutors.

A Greene's student's mother, 2017

We are so grateful to you for the excellent support you have provided our daughter. She has flourished with the tutorial system and the freedom of learning that this enables. She has learnt to manage her time, to work independently, to read extensively around the subject and to be able to use her time wisely. This will be excellent preparation for Cambridge. It has been the most perfect sixth form experience and has been tailored to her needs. You have been flexible with our request for her to study 2 A levels at Greene’s and 2 A levels independently; and, by allowing her to sit all her examinations with you, this made her journey through the UCAS process much smoother. Thank you.

Mrs Lapwood, 2012

Up to now the course and tutors have been a great success. Thanks so much for matching him so well to the right people who have restored his enthusiasm for learning, and taken him faster, deeper and broader than he could have gone at school – they have all been just right for him. My sister is also an A level tutor (maths) in Surrey – she has been very impressed by your approach.

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