Category Archives: 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

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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

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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

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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Rowing for Glory: the University Boat Race

Former Greene’s Tuition Coordinator, Frankie Cowl, probes behind-the-scenes of one of Britain’s oldest and most competitive sporting rivalries. Frankie is a graduate of Keble College, Oxford, where she read English. On April 7th 2012 rowers from two of the world’s most prestigious universities will take to the Thames, oar in hand, to partake in a battle [...]

Posted on: April 2nd, 2012 | Categories: History, Sport, Tutor Articles

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

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