Greene's Tutorial College
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Greene's Tutorial College is an independent college and the oldest of its type in Oxford, England which specialises in providing one-to-one tuition for students of any age, though particularly 16-18 year olds. Established in 1969 by Edward Greene, Greene's Tutorial College was originally named Edward Greene's Tutorial Establishment, and is the oldest tutorial college operating in Oxford. It is situated near Pembroke College and Christ Church. Many of the other tutorial colleges were in fact founded by ex-Greene's employees. Unlike some other Oxford tutorial colleges, however, Greene's has an "overlay of pedagogic principle or style", and has been described as "the Rolls-Royce of Oxford crammers".
The college takes on a variety of students, from students doing A-level resits, those preparing for university, particularly at Oxbridge and younger students preparing for public-school entry, to intellectually gifted children unable to find appropriate education within the mainstream system, and "the oddball or dropout who finds it hard to adjust to the restrictions of ordinary schooling". The college has recently been taken over by Christopher Upton and Matthew Uffindell, both Oxford-educated tutors.
The college has educated 15,000 students since 1967  and a number of high-profile students, which most recently included the 9 year-old Math prodigy March Tian Boedihardjo. March was taught by about seven tutors during his two years of study. Jonathan Christie, at the time the Academic Registrar at Greene's, said that March was one of the youngest students the college had had. "It is not normal [to have such a young student taking A-levels]. But we don't judge students by age or ability."
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The history of Greene’s Tutorial College goes back to 1967 when Edward Greene founded a small tutorial college known as Edward Greene’s Tutorial Establishment in the seventeenth-century buildings of 45, Pembroke Street in Oxford. Since then, over 15,000 students have been taught at Greene’s at various stages of their education. Some, like the tutors who taught them, have gone on to distinguished and prominent careers. Many, fondly remembering their own time at Greene’s as students or tutors, have returned as parents with their own children, to seek the benefits of individual tuition – and also to see how much Greene’s has evolved over the years to meet the challenges of the present. Most of Greene’s academic staff have learnt through individual tuition at Oxford University and combine substantial knowledge of education with an understanding of how a programme of tuition can best support each student’s learning.
In the Greene's system, tutors set homework after every tutorial, go through it at the next tutorial, and write reports about performance, effort in class, and homework after every class.
- Snow, Peter. Oxford Observed. London: John Murray, 1991
- "Alumni". Green's Tutorial College. Retrieved 10 June 2013.
- Daily Telegraph, 25 August 2007, Maths boy, 9, wins university place
- South China Morning Post, 17 August 2007, Star pupil makes an impact with college staff