We are proud to be open to external inspection. We are regularly inspected both by the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate (ISI) and regulated and fully accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education (BAC).
Regular inspections and fully public reports, published in their entirety, mean that our tutors, premises and general academic and support provision are monitored and subject to rigorous external scrutiny. Please judge the excellence of our service by viewing the recent Educational Oversight report here.
We have been established in our present premises for over 45 years and Greene’s is the oldest college of its type in Oxford. We therefore possess years of expertise and experience in arranging tuition for students with a wide range of age and ability.
Most of the Greene’s academic staff have learnt through individual tuition at Oxford University and we combine substantial knowledge of education with an understanding of how a programme of tuition can best support each student’s learning. We have many years’ experience of teaching at school and undergraduate levels, and we enjoy the challenge of raising standards and inspiring people to learn.
Our tutors are chosen carefully. Our experience and daily involvement in the practical aspects of tutoring help us understand what constitutes an effective tutorial. All our tutors 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 for Greene’s because they know how to communicate their knowledge effectively and care about education.
Education for the individual has been core to our philosophy and methodology for many years. 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 depth of study. It encourages participation and builds the confidence to ask questions and broaden ideas, developing independence and initiative.