Category Archives: Study & Exam Tips

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Aptitude tests: preparing for an unpreparable test

As university application season approaches, many students will be gearing up to take one of the many aptitude tests increasingly used by top universities to differentiate between the brightest candidates.  Aptitude tests assess general academic skills and thought processes rather than academic achievement or concrete subject knowledge, so many assume they cannot be prepared for [...]

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 | Categories: Education, News, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, Upcoming courses

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The new-look SAT and the ACT

Students aiming for admission to a U.S. university will doubtless be familiar with the SAT and ACT, two different aptitude tests that are designed to enable admissions tutors to assess the suitability of applicants to academic study.  What they may not realise, however, is that the SAT has recently undergone its biggest overhaul for decades [...]

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 | Categories: Education, News, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, U.S. SAT, Upcoming courses

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Why retake A levels?

The linear A level system was introduced in the early 1950s, replacing the Higher School Certificate, and allowing students to specialise in single subjects of their choice at a higher level.  The opportunities to retake those single subjects did not seem overly restrictive at the time, but in 1989 the AS was introduced, and for [...]

Posted on: August 16th, 2016 | Categories: Education, Study & Exam Tips | Tags: , ,

SATs: Different (but do-able) for British students

The following article was recently featured in the Fulbright Commission‘s e-newsletter. In it, we discuss the differences between U.S. admission exams and A levels. The American SATs and ACTs can be something of a puzzle for British students.  However, having assisted many successful U.S. applicants, here are some hints. First, a word of warning!  Some [...]

Posted on: May 14th, 2013 | Categories: News, Study & Exam Tips, U.S. SAT, Upcoming courses

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How to choose an Easter revision course

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, shares his experience running the original Easter courses and shares his top tips on how to choose the best course for your own examination revision. Students looking for a revision course know they want help, but are often unclear as to the form it should take.  ‘Easter revision’ means different things [...]

Posted on: February 4th, 2013 | Categories: Education, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, Tutor Articles

Greene’s at USA College Day

Greene’s Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, and our SAT Co-ordinator, Carla Neuss, have had a great first day at the Fulbright Commission’s USA College Day today at Kensington Town Hall. Day two begins bright and early tomorrow at 9 a.m. and the Greene’s exhibition will be joined by one of our top SAT tutors.    

Posted on: September 28th, 2012 | Categories: Study & Exam Tips, U.S. SAT

5 Tips for Revising for Physics

Here are your weekly revision tips: this week is Carmen Marin-Ruano, our Physics Tutor and Science Practicals Examiner, on how to revise for any  Physics exam. 1. Never Forget the Unit Do you know the units and appropriate annotations for all your measurements? Memorising things like a Joule= J and a Coulomb= C means you [...]

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 | Categories: Education, Mathematics, News, Revision, Science, Study & Exam Tips, Tutor Articles

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Top 5 Revision Tips for A Level English

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, gives his time-tested advice for revising for your A level English examinations. There are a number of useful tips for revising for English A level.  With many years as an examiner and helping students through the revision period, I have chosen five important pieces of advice to help you avoid the [...]

Posted on: April 23rd, 2012 | Categories: Education, Literary, Revision, Study & Exam Tips, 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

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

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