Greene's Tutorial College

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Greene's Tutorial College
Greene's Tutorial College - Emblem.jpg
Motto Non Sine Numine
("Not Without God's Will")
Established 1967
Type Independent school
Religion Church of England
Master Christopher Upton
Founder Edward Greene
Location Oxford, Oxfordshire
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Staff ~15 administration members and approximately 150 tutors
Students 300
Gender Co-educational
Ages 13–18+ (no age restriction)
Colours Oxford Blue     
Former Pupils Old Greenites
Greene's Tutorial College - Oxford

Greene's Tutorial College (informally referred to as Greene's) is an independent (i.e. private) university-preparatory school and tutorial college (an educational institution which combines characteristics of a tuition centre and a college) in Oxford, England which specialises in providing bespoke one-to-one tuition for students of any age, though particularly 16-18 year olds.[1]

The college is situated near Pembroke College and Christ Church - two constituent colleges of the University of Oxford. Greene's is the oldest tutorial college operating in Oxford. Because of its strong focus on exam preparation, the school is often called a cram school and has been described as "the Rolls-Royce of Oxford crammers".[1]


The history of Greene’s Tutorial College goes back to 1967 when Oxford graduate Edward Greene founded a small tutorial college known as Edward Greene’s Tutorial Establishment in the 17th 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.[2][1]

Traditionally an Oxbridge preparatory school which provided private tutoring for Oxford and Cambridge entrance, Greene's today prepares students for admission to universities worldwide. After the retirement of Edward Greene, the college was taken over by Christopher Upton and Matthew Uffindell, both Oxford-educated tutors.[2][1]

The school has educated a number of high-profile students, which also includes the Math child prodigy March Tian Boedihardjo. March was taught by about seven tutors during his two years of study and passed his school-leaving exams at the age of nine years.[3][4]

School buildings[edit]

Greene's Tutorial College has two buildings in Oxford, England:

  • School Office: The school's administration building is based in the 17th century premises of 45 Pembroke Street.[1]
  • Study Centre: Teaching and testing for students takes place at the college's study centre and exam halls at 97 St Aldate's Street.

The School Office and the Study Centre, although technically two separate buildings, are connected via a doorway and essentially form one building.


The school provides preparation for British and international pre-university school-leaving qualifications. Students at Greene's are taught in one-to-one tutorials, the same teaching approach used by the University of Oxford and by the University of Cambridge.[1][5][6]

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. The majority of the tutors are Oxford or Cambridge graduates and the college has 93 subjects on offer.[7]

Academic achievement[edit]

According to the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) in England, "the college exceeds expectations".[8] Academic results are above national average with examination grades being, for the most part, A* to B.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Snow, Peter. Oxford Observed. London: John Murray Publishers. pp. 71–73. 
  2. ^ a b "History". Greene's Tutorial College, Oxford, United Kingdom. 
  3. ^ "Star pupil makes an impact with college staff". SCMP. 17 August 2007. 
  4. ^ "Maths boy, 9, wins university place". The Telegraph. 25 August 2007. 
  5. ^ "Tutorials". University of Oxford. 
  6. ^ "Supervisions". University of Cambridge. 
  7. ^ "Subjects & Tutors". Greene's Tutorial College, Oxford, United Kingdom. 
  8. ^ "Report". Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) - England. 

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