Category Archives: Tutor Articles

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Climate Change and Severe Weather Events

The news is increasingly dominated by stories about natural disasters and weather phenomena linked to climate change. Just how close are these links? Hurricane Dorian, originally a severe Category 5 hurricane, has recently left a swathe of destruction through the Bahamas and its remains are now heading back across the Atlantic towards the UK, so [...]

Posted on: September 16th, 2019 | Categories: Education, News, Science, Tutor Articles

Lateral view of the brain

Things We Don’t Know: Traumatic Brain Injury and Ageing

Written by Sofia Amirbayat Edited by Rowena Fletcher-Wood The brain is a complex organ that has a natural ability to adapt and change with time; it is made of about 100 billion neurons, able to connect to each other in networks and pathways. What makes these networks is our lived experiences with the world and [...]

Posted on: July 29th, 2019 | Categories: Education, News, Science, Tutor Articles

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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

What to do with disappointing A level results?

Greene’s Academic Director, Christpher Upton, shares his advice for what to do if you’ve not achieved what you hoped for in your A level examinations. If you are like many others who have taken their A levels and results day did not give you the good news you hoped for – don’t panic!  While feeling [...]

Posted on: August 17th, 2012 | Categories: Education, Tutor Articles, Upcoming courses

Justice for the Pendle 10!

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, researches the story of the Pendle Witches – and the echoes of an extraordinary event which continue to reach us from the distant past. Pendle Hill, isolated from the main range of the Pennines, rises above the Ribble Valley in Lancashire.  In July and August of this year, this beautiful area [...]

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012 | Categories: History, Literary, News, Tutor Articles

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

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

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

An International Easter at Greene’s

Senior Tutor, Matthew Uffindell, interviews the diverse staff at Greene’s to discover how Easter is celebrated in Poland, Norway, Italy, Spain, and the United States. Ask Greene’s staff about their images of the traditional Easter, and the answers are fascinating and varied.  They illustrate just how diverse we are behind those cultured English and American [...]

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 | Categories: History, Tutor Articles

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