Category Archives: News

100 Years Later Stoker Lives On

100 years after Bram Stoker’s death, Carla Neuss explores the dozens of adaptations of  ’Dracula’ while trying to understand what made this narrative so unforgettable.   On April 20th, 1912, the Irishman who was known in his life time primarily as a successful business man and theatre manager, died of a stroke. But Bram Stoker [...]

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 | Categories: History, Literary, News, Tutor Articles

The First 5 Tips for Revising Mathematics

This summer nearly 85,000 UK students will sit examinations in Mathematics for A level. As the examination season approaches, Greene’s Mathematics Co-ordinator, Patrick Finch-Noyes, shares his top five tips for preparing for C1 and C2 Mathematics examinations. 1. Minutes = Marks When sitting practice papers, and eventually in the real examination itself, this rule is [...]

Posted on: April 16th, 2012 | Categories: Education, Mathematics, News, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, Tutor Articles

A levels and A level retakes

Are you a good man?

Emily is currently studying AS levels in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Economics at Greene’s. Emily is hoping to read Engineering at university. Emily recently achieved 7.5 in her IELTS examination and a gold certificate in the UK Senior Maths Challenge.  From the Holocaust in the Second World War to “The Reader”, from the Wave experiment to the [...]

Posted on: March 26th, 2012 | Categories: News

International Women’s Day

March 8th each year marks International Women’s Day which has been observed in some form since 1909. The day itself grew out of the women’s suffrage movements that characterised the early twentieth century in both the UK and the United States. The women fighting for the right to vote, dubbed the ‘suffragettes’, used various methods [...]

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 | Categories: History, News

Learning maths: how practice makes perfect

Christopher Upton is the Academic Director of Greene’s Tutorial College. He is a graduate of University College, Oxford and received his M.Sc. in Economics at Reading University. Christopher has worked with the World Bank and the IMF and continues to tutor students in Mathematics at Greene’s. Numeracy is a vital skill in today’s world – [...]

Posted on: March 7th, 2012 | Categories: Education, Mathematics, News, Study & Exam Tips, Upcoming courses

DNA: the stuff of life

In this article Dr. Anant Jani explains some of the concepts behind the common-used (and often only vaguely understood) language in the study of genetics – and explores some of the fascinating questions that we still need to answer. Anant is studying for a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at Somerville College, University of [...]

Posted on: March 6th, 2012 | Categories: News, Science, Tutor Articles

A levels and A level retakes

Changing Educational Paradigms

Carla Neuss is the Development Manager at Greene’s; she is graduate of UC Berkeley in English Literature and holds an MPhil from St Peter’s College, Oxford. Amidst the growing discussion on how the UK can lead the world in education standards, Sir Ken Robinson’s 2010 RSA lecture on the need for a change in our [...]

Posted on: February 29th, 2012 | Categories: Education, News, Tutor Articles

Linger over Leap Day

Greene’s Director of Studies, Carmen Prozzillo, delves into the legend and lore behind Leap Day. Carmen read Modern Languages at Exeter University and completed her Masters degree in Medieval and Modern Languages at Brasenose College, Oxford.  2012 is a year of many notable events including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics. Yet, this year [...]

Posted on: February 28th, 2012 | Categories: Literary, News

60 years of 3-D films

Carla Neuss, Greene’s SAT Co-ordinator, celebrates 60 years of 3-D films this weekend by trying to understand how exactly our brains get tricked into thinking we are experiencing a third-dimension in the cinema. There is good reason to go see a 3-D film this weekend, whether it be Hugo or the upcoming re-release of James [...]

Posted on: February 17th, 2012 | Categories: News, Science, Tutor Articles

How to Spend Valentine’s Day

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, reflects on memorable St. Valentine’s Days in the past and gives a refreshing way to spend this year’s day of love.    How will you celebrate St. Valentine’s Day? Romance is around us, and I imagine for most, our thoughts will be a long way from the persecution of the early [...]

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 | Categories: Literary, News, Tutor Articles

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