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Meet the tutors

YOUR GOALS – OUR EXPERTISE

The diversity of specialisations of our tutors enables students to benefit from an extraordinary richness of experience and excellence in their personal tuition – and we pride ourselves in the care we take to match tutors to students’ needs.

Many potential tutors apply to teach for Greene’s every year, and we accept only those who offer academic excellence, appropriate experience, and the most suitable personal qualities to support students.

Our recruitment procedure is rigorous and quality is maintained through continued training.

Agnieszka

Government & Politics and Law

Agnieszka teaches both Government & Politics and Law. She holds an M.A.and LL.M. in law as well as a Ph.D. from Oxford Brookes where she was a univesity lecturer. Agnieszka is passionate about tutoring and runs the College’s debating society.

Agnieszka

Alex

Geography, Sociology

Alex began his academic career began when he gained a B.Sc. from the City of London Polytechnic in Geography in 1989. From there he went to University College, London to complete a M.Sc. in Micro-palaeontology. Remaining at University College for his doctoral research, he was then awarded his Ph.D. in Geological Sciences. Alex has published a large number of papers and articles in academic journals. He has also had an impressive career in commercial geology before entering teaching. However, with his passion for communicating his fascination for the Earth, Alex then turned from commerce and research to teaching Geology, and Physical and Human Geography, and has subsequently taught at GCSE and A level at a number of prestigious secondary schools. He has been an examiner at A level for the AQA examination board, and so can effectively identify the strengths and weaknesses of students’ work. Alex has many years of tutoring experience in Geography, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Geology and Sociology and continues to work as a lecturer for the M.Sc. course in Applied and Exploration Micro-palaeontology at the University of Birmingham.

Alex M

Angus

English Literature

Angus lectures in English Literature at the University of Oxford, U.K., and has been working for Greene’s since 2011. Angus was awarded his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford for his doctoral research on James Joyce, and he has numerous publications to his name, covering a wide spectrum of English Literature. He has also written on comparative literature specialising in the works of Marcel Proust. Angus achieved 1st class honours for his undergraduate degree from the University of Glasgow, U.K.; and a Distinction for his postgraduate master’s degree from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. Angus has also completed a certificate in teacher training

Angus

Anne

Physics & Mathematics

Anne completed her joint honours postgraduate qualification in Physics and Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge, U.K. in 1995. Since then she has been tutoring at a range of colleges in different places and has been at Greene’s for the last three years tutoring Physics and Mathematics. Anne is a highly experienced professional tutor with a passion for education – a passion which translates into enthusiasm amongst her students.

Anne

Brian

English Literature, English Language and Government & Politics

Brian teaches English Literature and Government & Politics. He did his undergradaute, masters and doctorate degrees at Oxford and his academic research specialism is the Old Icelandic language. Brian frequently acts as an examiner for several of the major examination board and is passionate about education and the tutorial method of learning. Brian is also a highly talented actor and can be frequently found treading the boards across the country.

Brian

Cressida

Classics, Classical Civilisation & Ancient History

Cressida has a post graduate Master’s qualification in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) from the University of Cambridge, U.K. that was followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham, U.K. on the literature of Sophocles. Cressida is currently a lecturer in Classics at the University of Oxford, and has a long list of publications to her name including on education in which she also has a postgraduate qualification from the University of Buckingham U.K.

Cressida

Emily

Sciences

Emily has a BA in Cell and Systems Biology from the University of Oxford and has been tutoring Chemistry and Biology at Greene’s for a wide range of students. She is currently working on her D.Phil – also at the University of Oxford – and coaches athletics for competitive running. She is particularly keen on ensuring that her students fully understand key concepts. Firstly, by understanding exactly what the student doesn’t understand, then explaining it (perhaps in multiple different ways) and reducing the problem down to key points. Finally, checking the student understands by asking them to explain the concept back to you

Emily

Jenny

Classics & Classical Civilisation

Jenny has postgraduate qualifications from both the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. From Oxford Jenny was awarded her Masters degree in Classics (Latin and Ancient Greek) and from Cambridge a post-graduate teaching qualification. Jenny has almost 30 years of experience teaching Latin and Ancient Greek in range of top schools in the U.K.

Jenny

Julian

Physics

Julian has a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Post-graduate qualification in Education from the University of Oxford. Since then he has taught Physics at a range of top independent schools in the U.K. and has been tutoring at Greene’s for the last three years. Julian is an experimental Physicist who strongly believes in learning by doing. Julian has also coached and participated in rowing and real tennis at an international level having considerable with his rowing teams.

Julian

Lamine

Mathematics

Having studied and worked in many different countries, Lamine has a wide international education and experience. He holds a BSc qualification in Computer Science from Oxford Brookes and has been teaching Mathematics in the UK and at a range of levels for over 15 years. His particular area of interest is Decision Mathematics and logical mathematical frameworks. Lamine is a strong believer in a well structured academic programme for each of his students and takes a very careful, caring and systematic approach. He likes a “hands-on” approach to learning Mathematics and this is reflected in his tutoring at Greene’s. Lamine is a full-time Mathematics tutor for Greene’s and also runs Mathematics workshops and revision classes to help students at Greene’s consolidate their learning through practice.

Lamine

Rowena

Sciences

Rowena is a chemist and after having received First Class Honours in Chemistry at the University of Oxford she went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham on “Zeolites and other molecular sieves for chromate remediation”. Rowena has been tutoring in Chemistry for the last ten years and during that time was also a Research Fellow in Physical Chemistry at the University of Birmingham. Rowena is also a fully qualified rock-climbing instructor.

Rowena

Saif

Sciences

Saif tutors Biology and Chemistry and has been running Biology A level practicals at Greene’s for the last two years. He is a passionate tutor and keen scientific researcher – even building his own artificial coral reef. Saif has a First Class Honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Manchester, U.K. and a doctorate (D.Phil.) in Medical Oncology from University of Oxford, U.K. One of his specialities is microscopy.

Saif

Sarah

English Literature & English Language

Sarah completed her doctoral research in 2018, at Oxford Brookes University, on early modern melancholia and present day depression in literature. Before gaining her Ph.D. she gained her B.A. from the University of Buckingham in English Literature and French, and then went on to gain her M.A. Sarah’s lecturing and tutoring experience has been extensive since 2015, and she has taught intensive A level, IGCSE, GCSE, and I.B. courses across a number of examination boards and a wide variety of texts. Predominantly, her experience has been in individual tuition and she recognises the value of work that is well-structured and well-expressed, as well as informed and accurate. She believes that one of the most important qualities of a tutor is the ability to listen carefully, and to identify the unspoken and less obvious gaps in knowledge, which a student reveals. In addition, she believes in carefully challenging the student by prompting him or her to support arguments and critical assumptions.

Sarah

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